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2/5 - "The Great Blue Hills of God" - Kreis Beall


Union Ave Books is honored to support a special book launch event and fundraiser for the release of Kreis Beall's memoir THE GREAT BLUE HILLS OF GOD. This event will be supporting the YWCA's 'Keys of Hope' Campaign.


Date: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Location: Cherokee Country Club -  5138 Lyons View Pike Knoxville, TN, 37919

Ticket Price: Individual - $300, Table (10) - $3,000


People wishing to purchase tickets can contact the YWCA by calling 865-523-6126 or by email contact Rachel Haverkamp at





Kreis Beall is the co-founder of Blackberry Farm, an award-winning Relais & Chateaux resort in East Tennessee and one of the nation’s premier destinations. Entrepreneurial and artistic, Kreis expresses her passion for life in a wide range of pursuits, from running an inn to designing beautiful spaces—many of which have been featured in leading home magazines for decades. Born in Tennessee, Kreis is the mother of two sons and a grandmother of seven, and a long-term survivor of traumatic brain injury. When she isn’t writing or speaking about her book, Kreis is working on design projects, traveling with friends, spending time with her grandchildren, or dancing in the kitchen as she cooks.



The creative force behind Blackberry Farm, Tennessee’s award-winning farm-to-table resort, reveals how she found herself only after losing everything in this powerful memoir of resilience. 
“I couldn’t put down this wise, honest, beautifully written story.”—Shauna Niequist, New York Times bestselling author of Present Over Perfect and Bread & Wine

Born with the gift of hospitality, Kreis Beall helped create one of the nation’s most renowned resort destinations, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain foothills. For decades, she was a fixture in the travel and entertaining world and frequently appeared in the pages of popular home and design magazines. But at the pinnacle of her success, Kreis faced a series of challenges that reframed her life, including a brain injury that permanently impaired her hearing and the conclusion of her thirty-six-year marriage to her best friend and business partner, Sandy Beall.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm
Cherokee Country Club
5138 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
The Great Blue Hills of God: A Story of Facing Loss, Finding Peace, and Learning the True Meaning of Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984822246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Convergent Books - February 4th, 2020

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