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June 2016

Melissa de la Cruz--POSTPONED, June 1, 2016

Due to an illness, this program has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Mysterious Ways: A Conversation with Novelists Collin Kelley and Erica Wright, June 2, 2016

Join novelists Collin Kelley and Erica Wright in a discussion about their latest works and the process of creating an alluring mystery. In Leaving Paris, Collin Kelley’s conclusion to the Venus Trilogy, Paris teeters on the brink of a chaos that eerily foreshadows the city’s recent turmoil. Erica Wright’s disguise-skilled private detective, Kat Stone, is on the trail of a deadly gangster in The Granite Moth .

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John Hart, June 7, 2016

Since his debut bestseller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart, comparing his writing to that of Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy and Scott Turow. Each novel has taken Hart higher on the New York Times Bestseller list as his masterful writing and assured evocation of place have won readers around the world and earned history’s only consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel with Down River and The Last...

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Mary Kay Andrews, June 8, 2016

Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can’t help but fall for, The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape. Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends-and the mix between the regulars and “the weekenders” can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends...

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Anton Disclafani, June 20, 2016

From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes The After Party, a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man who sees her seems to want her; every...

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Marta McDowell, June 22, 2016

The White House Ground have been an unwitting witness to history—a backdrop for soldiers, suffragettes, protestors, and activists. Kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. The front and back yard for the first family, it is by extension the nation’s first garden. All the Presidents’ Gardens tells the untold history of the White House Grounds. Starting with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ending...

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Mark Billingham and Karin Slaughter, June 28, 2016

Join us for a special evening as bestselling author Mark Billingham joins New York Times bestseller Karin Slaughter on the Georgia Center for the Book stage to discuss their latest novels, Die for Shame and Pretty Girls.

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