NC Literary Hall of Fame












The Dancin' Man by Mary Ann Claud

Lystra Books and Literary Services
14.95, paperback / $6.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-9884164-9-9
April, 2014
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“Claud’s characters experience family dynamics with heartbreak and humor … No one who reads this book will fail to be moved by the dramatic resolutions.”
—Elizabeth Cox, author of The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love and The Slow Moon

“Mary Ann Claud has a peregrine eye for detail and an ear for truth telling dialogue.”
—Jon Buchan, author of Code of the Forest

The Dancin’ Man tells the story of a thoughtful, ambitious young man who marries into a fabled Southern textile family and becomes one of them … almost.

Mary Ann Claud has been a published writer for thirty years. Raised in Lancaster, SC, she holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from Converse College.

She has attended writing course at Duke and VCU, taught adult education courses in creative writing and Southern literature. She wrote a weekly front page column for the Hendersonville (NC) Times News. She lives in Tryon with her husband, Olin Sansbury.

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