Davenport is the author of the internationally best-selling novels, Shark Dialogues, Song Of The Exile, and House Of Many Gods. She is also the author of several award winning short story collections. The Spy Lover is her first novel since 2006.
The Spy Lover is a powerful epic about the American Civil War and is based on Davenport’s family history. It is an historical novel, a haunting love story, and a brilliant expose on the treatment of minorities during the Civil War
Davenport is descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Davenport has been a Bunting Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
“I never planned to write an historical novel, or a love story, or a spy thriller, or a story about how brave Chinese soldiers were used as throw-aways in the Civil War. I simply set out to tell the story of my ancestors, who fought on opposing sides of that War.”
Kona Stories sponsors a “Words and Wine” event monthly. This one will feature Davenport speaking at the courtyard at Keauhou Shopping Center on September 11 starting at 6 p.m. Following the talk, Davenport will sign copies of The Spy Lover inside the Kona Stories store. There will also be refreshments. The book should arrive at Kona Stories no later than September 7. Those interested in ordering a copy may contact Kona Stories at 324-0350. Kona Stories is at 79-6831 Ali’i Drive #142, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, inside Keauhou Shopping Center just north of where Drysdales used to be, close to KTA Superstores. The book will also be available for purchase that evening.
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