Ruth Laney

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Ruth Laney’s book, Cherie Quarters: The Place and the People That Inspired Ernest J. Gaines, came out last year from LSU Press. She wrote and coproduced the LPB documentary on Gaines. She has written for Country Roads since 2006, focusing primarily on Antiquarians—people who are in love with the past—from collectors to preservationists. She has created a Cherie Quarters group on Facebook as well as an Instagram account on the Quarter and Gaines.




2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Country Roads Magazine Celebrates 40 Years
with Sam Irwin, Ruth Laney, and moderators Jordan LaHaye Fontenot and Alexandra Kennon



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