Flanagan, a 1987 graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, has been researching the relationship between the two mid-20thcentury writers for four years. She has traveled to libraries in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and other Southern states to track down and compile copies of the letters the two women wrote to each other.
“It was sort of like a detective thing,” said Flanagan. “Where would these letters be?” She was able to retrieve 66 letters, and some were as long as 13 pages…
Flanagan will be hosting a book signing for “The Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Inkwood Books, located at 31 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield. She will also be talking about the book Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia City Institute library branch, located at 1905 Locust St. in Philadelphia.
–From Jack Tomczuk, “Haddonfield Native’s New Book Examines Literary Friendship,” Haddonfield Sun, 10 August 2018