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Jennifer W. Dickey, April 23rd

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April

Tom Hughes, April 14th

On December 15, 1921, during the height of the Christmas shopping season, one of the most daring robberies of a jewelry store sent shock waves down Peachtree Street, resulting in the manhunt, and arrest, of eighteen year-old Frank DuPre, a young man accused of killing two men simply to steal a ring for a young woman he had known for but one week. Hanging the Peachtree Bandit follows Frank DuPre’s legal battle to avoid the...

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Eric Jerome Dickey, April 15th

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns with A Wanted Woman, a steamy thriller set in tropical Barbados. Eric Jerome Dickey is the author of twenty-one novels, including the bestsellers Genevieve, Drive Me Crazy, Naughty or Nice, The Other Woman, and Thieves’ Paradise.

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Five From Five Presents Mustafa Akyol, April 18th

The Wall Street Journal says journalist Mustafa Akyol offers ”a delightfully original talke on Turkey and on the prospects for liberal democracy in the braoder Islamic Middle East.” This event will be held at the Centennial Hall Auditorium, 100 Auburn Avenue.

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Jennifer W. Dickey, April 23rd

More than seventy-five years after its publication, Gone with the Wind remains thoroughly embedded in American culture. Margaret Mitchell’s novel, and subsequent film, has melded with the broader forces of southern history, southern mythology, and marketing, to become a cultural phenomenon. Taking the title from a phrase coined by journalist Boyd Lewis in 1996 to describe the Margaret Mitchell home after it was spared from destruction by fire, A Tough Little Patch of History explores how...

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Jamie Iredell, April 29th

After two full-length collections of fiction that mixed his irreverent treatment of form and gritty real-life candor, Jamie Iredell delivers an assured and honest collection of personal essays. I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac reveals a writer who takes on his (literal) highs and (existential) lows with the unembellished voice of an anthropologist. Erudite, funny, and fearless, Iredell dives into subjects like drugs, alcoholism, body image, racism, feminism, and religion, and shines a...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents..., April 30th

Please join us as we welcome some of Metro-Atlanta’s finest poets for another program in our continuing series hosted by poet and novelist, Collin Kelley presented with our partners at Poetry Atlanta, Inc.

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May

Barbara Brown Taylor, May 1st

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to welcome back award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Brown Taylor, who will discuss her latest book, Learning to Walk in the Dark. Challenging everything she has been told of the perils in darkness, Barbara Brown Taylor embarks on a year-long journey through caves, underground nightclubs, and unlit cabins, discovering a life-saving antidote within the spirituality of darkness. Barbara Brown Taylor is the Butman Professor of...

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Will Harlan, May 5th

Join us as we welcome Will Harlan, who will discuss his captivating tale of a rugged island and the remarkable woman fighting to preserve its precious wilderness. Untamed tells the story of Carol Ruckdeschel, the wildest woman in America. Feeding on road kill, wrestling alligators, living in a ramshackle cabin she built herself, Carol Ruckdechel has defied societal norms, dedicating her time to defend the sea turtles of Cumberland Island. Will Harlan is editor in chief...

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Kate Sweeney, May 6th

What happens when someone we know dies? In American Afterlife, Kate Sweeney weaves together a collective portrait of illuminating stories—of a funeral director, an obituary writer, even a Midwestern museum that takes us back in time to meet our death-obsessed Victorian progenitors—revealing something larger: a landscape that feels at once strange and familiar, one that’s by turns odd, tragic, poignant, and sometimes even funny.

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Cassandra King, May 19th

The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life by Cassandra King offers inspiration and solid advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. Delivered to a graduating class at her alma mater, Montevallo College, The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life offers advice that will only grow in meaning throughout the years. Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, it can - and should - be read again...

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Andrea di Robilant, May 20th

From the author of the best-selling book A Venetian Affair, comes the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant’s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life on the page through the watercolors of artist Nina Fuga. In his biography of his great-great-great-great- grandmother, Venetian lady...

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Jeff Guinn, May 21st

The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Gunfight, Jeff Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872. In his quest to win back the woman he loves, Cash McLendon, who came from an impoverished childhood and life with an alcoholic father, travels to a speck-on-the-map mining town named Glorious, in the Arizona Territory,...

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