Carolyn Curry

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Suffer and Grow Strong

The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton

1834-1907

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Meet Carolyn

Carolyn Curry is an award-winning author, historian, and non-profit founder and director of Women Alone Together®. She holds a BA from Agnes Scott College and a MA and PhD from Georgia State University. In 2014, she published Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907. In 2015, it was selected One of the Books all Georgians should read by the Georgia Center for the Book. In that same year, Curry received Georgia Author of the Year from the Georgia Writers Association. 

Coming August 2nd...

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... a murder mystery set in the world of football.

When it comes to the triumphs and tragedies of being the wife of a football coach, no one has lived it more than Carolyn Curry. In Sudden Death, she takes us inside the sometimes glamorous, sometimes ruthless world of college football as seen through the eyes of Duke and Kendall Astin.”

 

Tony BarnhartThe SEC Network
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When it comes to the triumph and tragedies of being the wife of a football coach, no one has lived it more than Dr. Carolyn Curry. In Sudden Death, she takes us inside the sometimes-glamorous, sometimes-ruthless world of college football as seen through the eyes of Duke and Kendall Astin. He was a handsome football player from Hawaii. She was a well-educated, independent woman from Atlanta who wanted to go to law school. They fell in love at UCLA and away we go. This isn’t a men’s book. It isn’t a women’s book. It is a tightly written page-turner that deals with important themes and keeps us hooked until the very end. Well done, Dr. Curry!
Ann Hiteaward-wining author of Haints on Black Mountain: a haunted short story collection.
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Sudden Death, Carolyn Curry’s debut novel, has something for all readers. Her characters walk off the page in this intriguing read. Doesn’t get much better than Saturday afternoon college football. This story is much more than a mystery, but it has plenty of riddles to solve. Curry’s passion for women’s rights shines through in this story of Kendall, a wife of a university football coach. The author pulls you in for the ride of your life. Hold on!
CHUCK CULPEPPERauthor and sportswriter for national and international sports, The Washington Post
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With a gripping first novel, Carolyn Curry has probed a possibility of American life both unthinkable and plausible: a mass intersection of football, passion, and violence. She has forged an enthralling plot that doubles as a reflection about the terrain into which she has ventured. This is a bold, imaginative turn of work.
CASSANDRA KING CONROYauthor of Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy
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Kendall Astin is a dedicated women’s rights activist married to the love of her life, legendary football coach Duke Astin. When Duke’s career takes them to the deep South, where football is more religion than sport, their very existence is thrown into turmoil. Suddenly the battle on the field becomes metaphor for the battle of good vs. evil, resulting in tragedy and heartbreak. Carolyn Curry, the wife of a former football coach, tells a story she knows only too well, a story about much more than football. Sudden Death is a stunning debut novel of love, sports, and obsession, which kept me riveted to the very end, turning pages as fast as I could. This one is not to be missed!
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Suffer and Grow Strong

The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834–1907

An intimate story of devastating loss and ultimate triumph . . . The courage, perseverance, and metamorphosis of a real life Scarlett O’Hara.

In 2002 Carolyn founded Women Alone Together®, a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit foundation. It works to help women who are alone because of death of spouse, divorce, their choice not to marry, or alone because of separation, disease, or estrangement. However, all women are welcome.

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