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Novel set in Camden launches Aug. 4
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“A Peach of a Pair,” a new novel by author Kim Boykin, will release Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The book, which is primarily set in Camden during the 1950s, is the story of Nettie Gilbert who has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family -- and her childhood sweetheart, Brook, in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married -- to her own sister. Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge.

Boykin, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., will be in Camden for a book signing at Books on Broad on Aug.14.