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Stephen L. Carter, August 5th

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July

Laurel-Ann Dooley -- EVENT POSTPONED, July 28th

In Wicked Atlanta: The Sordid Side of Peach City History, Laurel-Ann Dooley navigates the underworld of Atlanta’s past, leaving a history of Atlanta as few have known. The only American city to have been destroyed by fire as an act of war, Atlanta has been host to a much darker side. From elaborate parties hosted by wealthy felons inside the federal penitentiary, to billionaire bootleggers and murderous rich boys that reached all the way to the...

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Brooke Hatfield, July 29th

Scale Highly Eccentric: A Zine of Flannery O’Connor Portraits consists of portraits inspired by the life and work of Flannery O’Connor, from 14 artists across a variety of mediums that span from acrylic to cross stitch to custard. Whether you’re a fan of Flannery O’Connor, of amazing artists, or even of amazing artists making portraits of Flannery O’Connor, you’ll want to come out and experience the work and words of this exciting new Zine. We’re pleased...

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August

Stephen L. Carter, August 5th

Stephen L. Carter’s gripping new novel, Back Channel, is a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction—a suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis, in which the fate of the world rests unexpectedly on the shoulders of a young college student. October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are on the move. Planes...

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Pearl Cleage , August 11th

In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit, but there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In Things I Should Have Told My Daughter, a revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and ’80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid...

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Joe Cook , August 14th

The Chattahoochee River User’s Guide traces the 430-mile course of the Chattahoochee River from its headwaters at a spring on Coon Den Ridge near Jacks Knob in northeastern Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River--where they form the Apalachicola River--providing many little-known facts about Georgia’s rivers, bring to life these rivers’ cultural and natural history, and presenting river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local...

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Joe Dabney , August 18th

Mountain Spirits is a scholarly yet entertaining look into the folklore of moonshine and whiskey, chock full of interviews with actual moonshiners and documented history that allows one to take a trip through the mountains - and through history - to discover both the origins and development of the art of making whiskey. With a complete glossary, photographs, illustrations, and interviews, Mountain Spirits offers a most complete exploration of this craft, from distilling for personal...

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Pearl Cleage , August 19th

In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit, but there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In Things I Should Have Told My Daughter, a revelatory and deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the 1970s and ’80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amid...

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2014 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony, August 21st

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present the 2014 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony. This will be the fifth installment of this prestigious list to be unveiled. Ten authors representing Adult literature and ten representing Young People’s literature will be recognized for their literary achievements. Many of the authors appearing on the list will be present and available to chat and sign books. To carry on the tradition and to celebrate Georgia’s...

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Ann B. Ross, August 25th

Bestselling author Ann B. Ross is back with Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day, another lively adventure set in Miss Julia’s Abbotsville. For the first time, though, she writes from the perspective of another resident: the hardscrabble, heart-of-gold Etta Mae Wiggins. A hilarious wild goose chase that takes us from the mansions of Abbotsville to the trailer park that Etta Mae calls home, Ann B. Ross writes with her signature wit and southern charm, calling upon...

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2014 Fall Book Preview, August 27th

Back by popular demand is one of our most exciting programs for the end of the summer. Representatives from America’s biggest publishers will return to the library to talk about the exciting new books that will be published this fall. It’s your unique opportunity to get an advance look at notable upcoming book titles in the fields of biography, fiction, history, young adult, mystery, fantasy and many more! Come meet and chat with the representatives,...

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