2016 All Georgians Should Read

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, August 18, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium

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September 2016

Diana Nyad, September 8, 2016

On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. In Find a Way, Diana engages us with a unique, passionate story of this heroic adventure and the extraordinary life experiences that have served to carve her unwavering spirit.

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Joseph Lelyveld, September 14, 2016

In His Final Battle, prizewinning author and journalist Joseph Lelyveld untangles the narrative threads of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax. With precision and compassion, Lelyveld examines the choices Roosevelt faced, shining new light on his state of mind, preoccupations, and motives, both as leader of the wartime alliance and in...

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20th Anniversary of Trials of the Earth presented by Kerry Hamilton, September 20, 2016

On the 20th anniversary of Trials of the Earth, we are pleased to welcome Kerry Hamilton for a special presentation of Mary Mann Hamilton’s classic autobiography. Conveyed in frank and expressive prose by a natural-born writer, and withheld for almost a lifetime, Trials of the Earth will resonate with readers of history and fiction alike-an emotional testament to our ability to endure, as well as the story of extraordinary love and the allure of pioneer life.

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