Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Book Talk: Headed for Home

Book Talk: Headed for Home

The public is invited to a reading by Mary Helen Brown, author of Headed for Home, on Friday, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill. 

Headed for Home is about family, baseball, and maybe a ghost. Set in Rowja, a small town in rural east Texas, narrator "Speedy" relates the events of one particular summer that starts with an angel falling, and ends with changing the lives of all who become entwined in the Summester project of Speedy's sister and her college friends.

Mary Helen Brown, originally from Center, Texas, was an Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University for many years. She was a Breeden Scholar at Auburn during which time she wrote her first novel, Headed for Home.

Headed for Home is published by Solomon & George Publishers, a non-profit press with a mission of publishing work by new and established writers speaking to—and preserving—the life and culture of the South, and reviving out-of-print work important to Southern history.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn. The historic 1847 Scott-Yarbrough house, known as Pebble Hill, will be open for tours from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit


Last Updated: June 23, 2016