Books All Georgians Should Read

Authors of the Month: March

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March 2017

Pearl McHaney, Connecting Lines: Choices and Their Consequences, March 29, 2017

Choices and Their Consequences: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Lois Lowry’s The Giver. In each of these novels, classics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the protagonists are faced with nearly overwhelming odds as they revolt against the status quo of their cultures. How Huck Finn and Jonas come to realize their worlds as drastically flawed and how they make decisions suggest to readers that choices have consequences, sometimes favorable, sometimes disastrous. SERIES...

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Bruce Feiler, March 29, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness. Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that...

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Ree Drummond Book Signing, March 30, 2017

In partnership with Little Shop of Stories, the Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, who will discuss her newest picture book, Little Ree! Little Shop will be on hand with plenty of her cookbooks and delightful picture books for sale that evening. Doors open at 6:30pm. PLEASE NOTE that this is a signing only. Ree WILL NOT be giving a talk. To enter the signing line, attendees MUST...

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April 2017

Taylor Brown, April 3, 2017

In partnership with A Cappella Books, Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to welcome the bestselling author The Fallen Land, Taylor Brown, who will discuss his latest novel The River of Kings. In The River of Kings, Taylor Brown artfully weaves three narrative strands—two brothers’ journey down an ancient river, their father’s tangled past, and the buried history of the river’s earliest people—to evoke a legendary place and its powerful hold on the human imagination.

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Anna Schachner, April 4, 2017

You and I and Someone Else, Anna Schachner’s debut novel channels the heart of the South and the depth of love. Frannie Lewis has a lot of bad history with men, starting with the first one she ever met. She’s watched her aloof father disappear in the summers to work with a traveling carnival, seen her mother grow ever more suspicious and resentful. All her life, Frannie has kept their secrets and told their stories....

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Chipper Jones, April 8, 2017

Ballplayer, a new memoir by former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, immerses us in the best of baseball. Chipper Jones was just a country kid from small town Pierson, Florida. A kid who grew up playing baseball in the backyard with his dad and dreaming that one day he’d be a major league ballplayer. Jones tells the story of his rise to the MLB ranks and what it took to stay with...

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Stacia Pelletier, April 10, 2017

Over the course of one momentous day, two women who have built their lives around the same man find themselves moving toward an inevitable reckoning. Former Lutheran minister Henry Plageman is a master secret keeper and a man wracked by grief. He and his wife, Marilyn, tragically lost their young son, Jack, many years ago. But he now has another child—a daughter, eight-year-old Blue—with Lucy, the woman he fell in love with after his marriage collapsed....

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Pearl McHaney, Connecting Lines: Individuals and Communities, April 19, 2017

Individuals and Communities: Toni Morrison’s A Mercy and Beloved. Nobel Prize novelist Toni Morrison writes about each of us, no matter the setting, the conflict, or the race of the characters. In Mercy, Morrison asks how one can be an individual with one’s own priorities and values and at the same time belong to a community. Can one stand alone without the sustaining support of others? A Mercy asks “When did the color of skin first...

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Rachel Harper, April 24, 2017

Arcelia Perez fled Puerto Rico to escape a failed marriage and a history of abuse, but instead of finding her piece of the American dream, she ends up on the wrong side of Providence. With three young children, Arcelia follows a rocky path that ultimately leads to prison and an agonizing drug withdrawal. But her real challenge comes when she’s released and must figure out how to stay clean and reunite the family that has...

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