BOOK TITLE: My Sweet Vidalia
Mantella lived and taught in various cities in the Northeast and the Midwest before relocating here with her husband and family in 2001.
Her debut novel My Sweet Vidalia was designated an OKRA Pick by SIBA (the Southern Independent BookSellers Alliance),named a past Deep South Magazine Fall/Winter read, earned a spot on the Lady Banks' Bookshelf, appointed to SIBA's Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Long List in the Prince of Tides/literary category, and nominated for the esteemed Lillian Smith award sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb Public Library/Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College.
My Sweet Vidalia is one of fifteen books named to TRIO 2018, a collaborative creative effort where a book is paired with a singer-songwriter and a visual artist.
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