Carl Barger book-signing planned

Carl Barger will be at the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, for a book-signing and author talk.   

“What color is love? Dark Clouds Over Alabama” is a powerful love story filled with hope, commitment, politics, tragedy and triumph in the Old South. It is also a must read for fans of historical fiction and anyone interested in this fascinating chapter of American history.

The story takes place in 1853 at Twin Oaks Plantation in central Alabama. The Civil War is still years off, but the struggles over the immorality of slavery have long taken root. Twenty-one-year-old Obadiah Bradford’s life is transformed when he accompanies his father to purchase a new household servant in nearby Selma. The young man is deeply affected by his immediate attraction and intense feelings for Penelope, the beautiful mulatto daughter of his family’s new servant.

“Dark Clouds Over Alabama” is the heart-wrenching story of Obadiah, his forbidden love for Penelope, the struggle over the issue of slavery, his service in the Confederate Army medical corps and how he overcomes every challenge by adhering to his values, Christian beliefs and deep faith in God.

Carl Barger grew up in Cleburne County, one of 11 children of migrant workers. After college, he coached high school basketball for five years and then served 33 years as a public school superintendent.  He is the author of three other books: “Swords and Plowshares,” “Mamie: An Ozark Mountain Girl of Courage,” and “Cleburne County and its People.”  

Carl is now retired and lives in Conway with his wife of 48 years.

All library events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the library at 501.327.7482 or email [email protected].