Terry Kay

:Monday, September 22, 2014:

7:15p.m., Decatur Library Auditorium

Attempting to narrow down the more than fifty-year career of Terry Kay would take a book in and of itself. Journalist, author of more than a dozen novels, member of the Georgia Writer’s Hall of Fame, recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Humanities, and one of the South’s most revered voices, he’s warmed hearts, touched souls and given readers stories to read over and again. Now, the bestselling author of To Dance With the White Dog, The Valley of Light, and The Book of Marie returns with Song of the Vagabond Bird, a deeply moving tale about the passion love can bring, and the heartache that burns into the soul when it is lost.

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September Events

:Monday 29th:

William Walsh and Julie Bloemeke

:Tuesday 30th:

Simon Winchester

October Events

:Wednesday 1st:

Carl Hiaasen

:Monday 6th:

Tracey Laird

:Tuesday 7th:

B.J. Novak

:Monday 13th:

James McPherson

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