New Dominion Bookshop to celebrate release of The Sunken Forest

New Dominion BookshopNew Dominion Bookshop will host a book launch and signing with novelist R. Barber “Bob” Anderson on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

R. Barber Anderson’s debut novel, The Sunken Forest, will be released in early October. This event is free to attend.

About the Book: No one has ever come back alive from the Sunken Forest. Only a small clan of indigenous people—the last remnants of an ancient hunter-gatherer tribe, know of its existence. Yet to them, entrance into its dark interior is strictly forbidden. Now, rumors of a mysterious black lion have drawn outsiders. A billionaire big game hunter has arrived, hoping to track and shoot the lion, but as the extraordinary abundance of the forest unfolds before him, his mission expands. He must possess it all, and nothing will stand in his way. Nothing—until the arrival of the woman: Zora de Rycken. The Sunken Forest introduces us to a new kind of hero—one who is willing to risk everything to protect the natural world—and who uses the natural world as her most potent weapon.

About the Author: R. Barber Anderson is an American author, artist, and architect. His debut novel, The Sunken Forest, received the first place award from Chanticleer International Book Awards in April of 2019. R. Barber Anderson resides with his wife, Dominique Astruc, in Charlottesville, Virgina. In addition to The Sunken Forest, has also written and illustrated several books for children and people of all ages under the name Bob Anderson. The Sunken Forest is his first novel, and he is currently working on a sequel.

About New Dominion Bookshop

Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924, New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia. Located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville, New Dominion is a general trade bookshop that serves as the hub for readings and other literary events in the community. For more information, visit


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