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Charles Leerhsen

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty is a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Who is the real Ty Cobb? Setting the record straight, Charles Leerhsen pushed aside the myths, traveled to Georgia and Detroit, and re-traced Cobb’s journey, from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time,...

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Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and co-writer, Samantha van Leer, comes Off The Page, a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and magical relationships. Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the...

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Eugenia Bone

Paradigm-shifting, The Kitchen Ecosystem will change how we think about food and cooking. Designed to create and use ingredients that maximize flavor, these 400 recipes are derived from 40 common ingredients--from asparagus to fish to zucchini--used at each stage of its ”life cycle”: fresh, preserved, and in a main dish. Delicious food is not only a matter exceptional recipes—although there are an abundance of those...

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Jim Grimsley

More than sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer be segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town. Until then, blacks and whites didn’t sit...

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Pate McMichael

At 6:01 pm on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by a single bullet fired from an elevated and concealed position. Unanswered questions surround the circumstances of his demise, and many still wonder whether justice was served. After all, only one man, an escaped convict from Missouri named James Earl...

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Claire Bidwell Smith

How do we grieve our loved ones without proof that they live on? Will we ever see them again? Can they see us now, even though they are gone? After This is an exploration of the afterlife that is part personal, part prescriptive. Chronicling our steps along the path that bridges this world and the next, Smith undergoes past-life regressions and sessions with mediums...

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May Events

:Thursday 28th:

Charles Leerhsen

:Friday 29th:

Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

June Events

:Tuesday 2nd:

Eugenia Bone

:Monday 15th:

Jim Grimsley

:Thursday 18th:

Pate McMichael

:Monday 22nd:

Claire Bidwell Smith

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