Martin Clark, Patrick County native, will be speaking at the South County Library on Thurs., Nov. 30 at 6pm. Bring your own copy of The Plinko Bounce or other Clark titles to be signed. After his talk, there will be a short Q and A. Ten lucky winners will receive a free copy of Clark’s book, The Plinko Bounce.
His latest book follows a small-town public defender in Patrick County, Virginia who is faced with a decision that will ultimately force him to make profound, life-and-death choices, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Be sure to pick up your copy today at the library to read before the event to find out what happens.
Clark is a retired Virginia circuit court judge, who served twenty-seven years on the bench. His novels have appeared on several best-seller lists and have been chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year, a Bookmarks Magazine Best Book of the Year, a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, a Book of the Month Club selection, a finalist for the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, and the winner of the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award in 2009 and 2016. He received the Patrick County Outstanding Community Service Award in 2016 and the Virginia State Bar’s Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award in 2018. Martin’s wife, Deana, is a photographer, and they live on a farm with dogs, cats, chickens, guinea fowl, and three donkeys.
The South County Library is located at 6303 Merriman Road in Roanoke, VA.