Route 1 Reads

The Other Mother book cover of a woman dancing, black and white with the title in yellow text

The State Centers for the Book linked by US Route 1 which extends from Fort Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida are joining together to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states/commonwealths for readers traveling the major and meandering highway.

For 2017, the South Carolina Center for the Book's Route1Reads is Teresa Bruce's The Other Mother: A Rememoir. About the book: The Other Mother is a true story of TV reporter Teresa Bruce and the bond she forges with Bryne Miller, an 82-year-old modern dance pioneer from Manhattan and former Great Depression era burlesque dancer. Byrne and Teresa's friendship is a dance between love and madness, loyalty and truth, and speaks to anyone who has ever needed and cherished the love of an "Other Mother."

The full Route1Reads program is available at