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May 29th, 2024

Author Leo Daughtry – Talmadge Farm

  1. Author Leo Daughtry - Talmadge Farm Big Blend Radio 29:44

On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Leo Daughtry discusses his debut novel, “Talmadge Farm” that transports readers to the tobacco fields of 1950s North Carolina. It’s a sweeping drama that follows three unforgettable families navigating the changing culture of North Carolina at a pivotal moment in history. 

“Talmadge Farm” (Story Merchant Books, June 4, 2024) reflects on the dreams and struggles of the American South, made more poignant by the author’s personal experiences growing up among the tobacco fields of Sampson County, North Carolina, during periods of turbulent societal change. More at: 

Leo Daughtry is a life-long resident of North Carolina. After graduating from Wake Forest University and its School of Law, he established a private law practice in Smithfield, N.C. He was a member of the N.C. House and Senate for 28 years, including serving as House Majority Leader and House Minority Leader. 

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