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Author comes to Fayetteville to rewrite first novel

Register-Herald photo South Carolina author and West Virginia native Mary Ann Henry reads an excerpt from her novel "Ladies in Low Places" to a crowd at Vandal's Kitchen in Fayetteville Thursday night. Henry will be in Fayetteville as she works on her West Virginia-based novel "The Spring House."
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South Carolina author and West Virginia native Mary Ann Henry reads an excerpt from her novel “Ladies in Low Places” to a crowd at Vandal’s Kitchen in Fayetteville Thursday night. Henry will be in Fayetteville as she works on her West Virginia-based novel “The Spring House.”

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — A West Virginia native has returned to Fayette County for a three-month residency.

Author Mary Ann Henry, who lived on a farm near Meadow Bridge, said she’s glad to be home in West Virginia. Henry lives in South Carolina, but she will be staying in Fayetteville to rewrite her first novel, “The Spring House.”

The novel takes place in Fayette County as a young woman leaves New York to find her “pothead dropout of a brother,” Henry said.

“Looking for her brother leads her back to the farm that she spent her summers on,” she said. “The story is sort of autobiographical in that way.”

Henry said the story mirrors her own life in the way that she spent all of her childhood on her grandmother’s farm near Meadow Bridge.

“I got up there every summer and it saved me…

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