Author Nicole Hardy brings "Confessions" to Chuckanut Radio Hour

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 14, 2013 

Nicole Hardy

Chuckanut Radio Hour hosts author Nicole Hardy, who'll talk about her book "Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin," on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Center Theater, 231 W. Kellogg Rd.

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Chuckanut Radio Hour hosts author Nicole Hardy, who'll talk about her book "Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin," on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Center Theater, 231 W. Kellogg Rd.

When Nicole Hardy's eye-opening "Modern Love" column appeared in the New York Times, the response from readers was overwhelming. Hardy's essay, which exposed the conflict between being true to herself as a woman and remaining true to her Mormon faith, struck a chord with women coast-to-coast. Now in her thoughtful memoir, Hardy explores how she came, at the age of 35, to a crossroads regarding her faith and her identity.

The book chronicles the lengths she went to in an attempt to reconcile her human needs with her spiritual life - flying across the country for dates with LDS men, taking up salsa dancing as a source for physical contact, even moving to Grand Cayman, where the ocean and scuba diving provided some solace.

But neither secular pursuits nor LDS guidance could help Nicole prepare for the dilemma she would eventually face: A crisis of faith that caused her to question everything she'd grown up believing.

Tickets, $5, are available at Village Books and at BrownPaperTickets.com. Receive a free ticket with each pre-event in-store purchase of "Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin." Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the audience must be seated by 6:45 p.m. as the show begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Musical guest is guitarist and singer J.P. Falcon Grady.

For more on the author, go to nicolehardy.com.

Reach Margaret Bikman at 360-715-2273 or margaret.bikman@bellinghamherald.com.

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