Save Me is a new novel about love, truth and forgiveness – protagonist Daphne is reeling from the news that her husband has fallen in love with someone else. But as we read it, we couldn’t help but focus on the Chapel Hill (and Durham) references.
Daphne and her husband live in an Orange County farmhouse. One character’s mother is a junior attorney whose mother is on the UNC Board of Governors. The Durham Farmers’ Market, Motorco and Duke Forest are cited. “I also mention a gas station on 15/501 heading out of Chapel Hill toward Pittsboro (at the Smith Level Road intersection) that has the best ham biscuits,” says author Kristyn Kusek Lewis, adding that she wrote much of the book at The Root Cellar and the Chapel Hill Public Library.
Kristyn – who also wrote How Lucky You Are – lived in this area for 11 years, although her family recently relocated to the Washington, D.C. area. She calls the book a “love letter” to “a vibrant place filled with diverse people doing interesting things.”
You can buy Save Me at Flyleaf Books, The Regulator, Letters and Parker & Otis. It’s also available online.