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Brian Panowich

From a remarkable new voice in Southern fiction, a multigenerational saga of crime, family, and vengeance. In a sweeping narrative spanning decades and told from alternating points of view, the novel brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of the mountain and its inhabitants: forbidding, loyal, gritty, and ruthless. A story of family—the lengths men will go to protect it, honor it, or in some cases destroy...

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Self-Publishing Seminar Vol. 2: What to do now that the ink is dry…

The Georgia Center for the Book is proud to host the second in our series of Self-Publishing seminars, focusing this time around on what to do once you’ve put your book into print. Traversing the maze of self-publishing options is but the beginning. You’ve done your research. You’ve found a home. You’ve edited your work and compiled it into the book of your dreams....

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Maggie Mitchell

Join us as we welcome Maggie Mitchell, who will discuss her debut novel Pretty Is, a fiercely imagined tale in which two young women face what happened the summer they were twelve, when a handsome stranger abducted them The summer precocious Lois and pretty Carly May were twelve years old, they were kidnapped, driven across the country, and held in a cabin in the woods...

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Brooke Hatfield presents The Eudora Welty Portrait Reader

The Eudora Welty Portrait Reader is a book of illustrations of Welty and words inspired by select illustrations. All profits will support the Eudora Welty House in Jackson, Mississippi. The Reader team is Brooke Hatfield, Kate Medley, and Emily Wallace, who were drawn together by a mutual love of bourbon and southern stories.

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Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle

Prohibition in Atlanta, from local authors Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle, recounts the colorful history of Atlanta’s struggle to freely enjoy a drink. After the Civil War, state and national Prohibition galvanized in Atlanta the issues of classism, racism and anti-immigrant sentiment. While many consider flappers and gangsters the iconic images of the era, in reality, it was marked with temperance zealotry, blind tigers...

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Rob Weintraub

No Better Friend tells the tale of flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair’s relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings,...

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July Events

:Wednesday 8th:

Brian Panowich

:Saturday 11th:

Self-Publishing Seminar Vol. 2: What to do now that the ink is dry…

:Monday 13th:

Maggie Mitchell

:Wednesday 15th:

Brooke Hatfield presents The Eudora Welty Portrait Reader

:Monday 20th:

Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle

:Tuesday 21st:

Rob Weintraub

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