Holly Goddard Jones (English, Creative Writing) will give a reading this Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. at Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro. The event will celebrate the release of Jones’ latest novel, “The Salt Line,” published by Penguin Random House. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing. Jones is also the author of “The Next Time You See Me” and “Girl Trouble.” Her work has appeared in “The Best American Mystery Stories,” “New Stories from the South,” Tin House magazine and elsewhere. She was a recipient of the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Hillsdale Prize for Excellence in Fiction and of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.