Date Published: May 23, 2022
Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.
Hope Knocking tells the story of 2020 from three different perspectives:
Amantha, an opinionated retired educator who considers herself to be half
hillbilly and half flatlander; Matthew, her soft-spoken mountain husband;
and Nancy Mae, Amantha’s charismatic elderly mother who has returned to her
East Tennessee roots after leaving nearly seventy years ago. The three live
in Mavie, a mere speck on a USGS topographical map, on the banks of the
About the Author
This is Nova Mann’s first novel, but she is already working on a
sequel to Hope Knocking, which will hopefully be released sometime in 2023.
Ms. Mann is a former high school teacher who began her career in North
Carolina and retired in Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree
from the University of Georgia and her graduate degree from Appalachian
State University. As a lifelong learner, she continues to explore the world
through hiking, sustainable gardening, writing, and playing old-time
mountain music. One of her life’s biggest accomplishments was spent as
a Fulbright scholar in South America, teaching English at a public high
school. She later led many American students on trips throughout Latin
America and Europe, believing that travel is the best way to uproot
intolerance and replace it with respect for all cultures. She lives with her
husband in the mountains of Tennessee, embraced by the Cherokee Forest.