Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Author Bruce Anne Shook to share parents’ WWII romance through letters in Asheboro library talk

Bruce Anne (Brucie) Parcell Shook
at her father's gravesite in Normandy.
ASHEBORO – Shortly after her mother’s death, Bruce Anne (Brucie) Parcell Shook discovered World War II letters between her mother in the U.S. and her fighter pilot father in Europe.

The letters told the story of the couple’s romance through 1944, when Shook’s father died in a plane crash in France. She has compiled the letters in an book entitled She Named Me Bruce: A Daughter’s Discovery of Her Parents’ World War II Romance, published in August.

Shook will talk about the letters between her father, Bruce Parcell —for whom she is named— and her mother, Frances, in a Friends of the Library program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Her appearance is free and the public is invited.

Shook was born in Statesville two months after the death of her father. She grew up to be a junior high school English and history teacher before becoming a school library media specialist, a position from which she retired in 2005. She now resides in Greensboro.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

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