Books All Georgians Should Read

Authors of the Month: April

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Amber Brock

Set in the glamorous 1920s, A Fine Imitation is an intoxicating debut that sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite’s restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin. Vera Bellington has beauty, pedigree, and a penthouse at The Angelus--the most coveted address...

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Julia Franks and Mark Beaver

Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to welcome Julia Franks and Mark Beaver for a lively discussion of their recent publications. Over the Plain House Julia Franks It’s 1939, and the federal government has sent Virginia Furman, a USDA agent, into the North Carolina mountains to instruct families how to modernize their homes and farms. There she meets farm wife Irene Lambey, who is immediately drawn...

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Simon Montefiore

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and...

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Patricia Engel

Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community, throwing a baby off a bridge—a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. With her brother’s death, though devastated and in mourning, Reina is finally released from her prison vigil. Seeking anonymity, she moves to a sleepy town in the Florida Keys...

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Sherman Alexie

In partnership with Little Shop of Stories, Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present award-winning author, Sherman Alexie. Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn’t mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he’s done, like Touch...

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Mark Zwonitzer

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt), The Statesman and the Storyteller not only provides an intimate look into the daily lives of these men but also creates an elucidating portrait of...

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May Events

:Tuesday 3rd:

Amber Brock

:Wednesday 4th:

Julia Franks and Mark Beaver

:Monday 16th:

Simon Montefiore

:Tuesday 17th:

Patricia Engel

:Wednesday 18th:

Sherman Alexie

:Wednesday 25th:

Mark Zwonitzer

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