In a new book, "The Other Mother", Teresa Bruce shares her story as a then 25-year-old TV reporter who forms a close friendship with 82-year-old modern dancer Byrne Miller on a Lowcountry morning.
The Charleston City Paper shares a bit about Bruce's book, in part:
The story of 25-year-old news reporter Teresa Bruce's close friendship with 82-year-old modern dance legend Byrne Miller begins on a veranda beside a river on a sweltering Lowcountry morning. A porch fan whispers overhead, and Carmina Burana plays on a turntable in the living room. In this scene, as in many others from Bruce's upcoming book The Other Mother, the setting is an ever-present character, slowing the narrator's pace with its languid humidity even as it charms her with its beauty.
No wonder, then, that Pat Conroy, the author of such bestselling South Carolina-centric novels as The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, has given the book the gold seal of Southern-lit approval. "Mark my words," Conroy says in his blurb on the book's cover, "Teresa Bruce will be one of the next great American authors."
If you're excited, the book will first launch regionally on September 21 (also available on Amazon), and there will be a public kick off at the USCB Center for the Arts on September 21, at 6 p.m.
You can also hear Bruce speak at TEDxCharleston in the below video: