WESTFIELD - Gail Black, owner of Vinewood Acres Sugar Shack in Westfield, will speak briefly and sign books for readers interested in her first book, "Asses and Angels, A Journey from Abuse to Achievement," from 6 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Patterson Library.
"Asses and Angels" is the story of the author's struggle with abuse leading to the creation of the Sugar Shack, a unique agri-tourism enterprise in Chautauqua County. Learn how she prevailed against religious control, physical abuse and financial manipulation using her grit, sense of humor, and work ethic as she farmed her land and found entrepreneurial success in the business of making fruit syrups from her grandmother's recipes.
"The asses and angels in Gail Black's title are people," local newspaper columnist Daniel O'Rourke said. "They are the men who have used and abused her and all those folk who have supported and helped. Gail's book reads like a sexy novel. Reading it, I laughed out loud and cried. Gail's grit, creativity and humor shine through. Asses and Angels is a fast-moving and gripping read."
Gail Black of Westfield will speak and sign copies of her book, “Asses and Angels, A Journey from Abuse to Achievement,” from 6 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Patterson Library.