KING PEGGY by Peggielene Bartles & Eleanor Herman

KING PEGGY by Peggielene Bartles & Eleanor Herman

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    KING PEGGY by Peggielene Bartles & Eleanor Herman
    Selection for Wednesday, January 8,2014
    February 12, 2013 trade size paperback

    King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana's central coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there's no running water, no doctor, no high school, and many of the village elders are stealing the town's funds. To make matters worse, her uncle (the late king) sits in a morgue awaiting a proper funeral in the royal palace, which is in ruins. Peggy's first two years as king of Otuam unfold in a way that is stranger than fiction. In the end, a deeply traditional African town is uplifted by the ambitions of its decidedly modern female king, and Peggy is herself transformed, from an ordinary secretary to the heart and hope of her community.

    368 pages ISBN 9780307742810