In Conversation With: Joy Callaway and Kim Wright

Another great literary night at M. Judson! These writers bring two brand-new books, both lush and lovely summer reads, looking at the art of self-discovery from two very different points of view. 

Joy Callaway’s first novel, 5th Avenue Artists Society, follows the story of Virginia Loftin, the boldest of four artistic sisters in a family living in genteel poverty, in her discovery of art, society, and possibly true love in post-war New York City. 

By contrast, in Last Ride to Graceland, blues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia hidden away in her family’s coastal South Carolina home: Elvis Presley’s Stutz Blackhawk, its interior a time capsule of the singer’s last day on earth. She sets out for Graceland hoping to answer the question: Could Elvis Presley be her father?