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Margaret Verble to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “Stealing”

Margaret Verble to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “Stealing”

August 28, 2023





What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table?

Stealing, a novel set in the 1950s and compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by the New York Times.


When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky, selected by Booklist as one of the 10 Best Novels of 2021, and the Common Read by the Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO, and the University of Alabama Honors Program.

Cherokee America, Winner of the Spur Award for Best Western, 2020.

Maud’s Line, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 2016.


Whom do you invite to stop by? Who will benefit from reading your book?

Lovers of literary fiction should find something to like in all of my books.


Could you please tell us something curious about you and/or your book?

I wrote Stealing 16 years before it was published.


Is this your first time participating in Kentucky Book Festival? If yes – what are you looking forward to the most? If you’ve participated before – what was your favorite experience at the Festival?

The Festival is always a nice place to talk to readers and find out what they like.




Margaret Verble is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a member of a large Cherokee family. Stealing is a gripping, gut-punch of a novel about a Cherokee child removed from her family and sent to a Christian boarding school in the 1950s.