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April 2015

Skip Horack, April 1, 2015

The Other Joseph is a masterful depiction of a life driven off the rails by tragedy and sin—a man summoned by the legacy of a beloved, lost brother to embark on a journey in search toward understanding, happiness, and redemption. Skip Horack delivers a powerful, spellbinding tale of a man nearly defeated by life who is given one last chance at redemption—one last shot to find meaning and alter the course of his solitary existence

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Philip Lee Williams, April 7, 2015

Townsend Prize and Georgia Author of the Year Winner Philip Lee Williams is author of eighteen published books, including the novels The Heart Of A Distant Forest, The Campfire Boys and Emerson’s Brother; two volumes of poetry, and several works of Non-Fiction. His latest volume, The Color of All Things: 99 Love Poems, is a love letter from one man to one woman, but speaks about the universality of love and the beauty of...

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Robin Oliveira, April 8, 2015

In I Always Loved You, Robin Oliveira brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Époque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart. The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging...

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Dale Cramer and Raymond Atkins with Jackie K. Cooper, April 13, 2015

Tonight we feature three Georgia Authors, reading from and chatting about their latest works. Georgia Author of the Year and Ferrol Sams Award winner Raymond Atkins will read from his latest novel Sweetwater Blues. Atkins will be joined on stage by fellow novelist, and Ferrol Sams Award winner Dale Cramer, who will read from his magical, picaresque novel, Kiss of the Jewel Bird. This on-stage pairing will be moderated by the entertaining humorist and memoirist,...

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T.C. Boyle, April 21, 2015

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son’s paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.

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Jennifer Teege, April 22, 2015

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List—a man known and reviled the world over. Co-written by award-winning journalist Nikola Sellmair, My Grandfather Would Have Shot...

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Jessica Hagy, April 23, 2015

It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely re-energizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to...

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Alice Friman and William Wright, April 27, 2015

William Wright’s eighth collection of poems, Tree Heresies is an expansive personal journey that includes poems about subjects as varied as a farm woman forsaken by her husband, yellow jackets, insomnia, a mountain witch, salt marshes, a ditch filled with rainwater, and even a post-apocalyptic portrait of the last person on Earth. Wright, the series editor of the multi-volume The Southern Poetry Anthology and assistant editor for Shenandoah, is co-editor of the forthcoming Hard Lines:...

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E. Charles Nelson and David J. Elliott, April 29, 2015

In 1712, English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683–1749) crossed the Atlantic to Virginia. After a seven-year stay, he returned to England with paintings of plants and animals he had studied. They sufficiently impressed other naturalists that in 1722 several Fellows of the Royal Society sponsored his return to North America. There Catesby cataloged the flora and fauna of the Carolinas and the Bahamas by gathering seeds and specimens, compiling notes, and making watercolor sketches. Going home...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents...Bruce Covey and Megan Volpert, April 30, 2015

Poetry Atlanta returns with an evening of poetry from Bruce Covey and Megan Volpert. Bruce Covey’s sixth book of poetry, Change Machine, was published in 2014 by Noemi Press. He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he published and edits Coconut Magazine and Coconut Books and curates the What’s New in Poetry video reading series for the web community Real Pants. He also serves as Small Press Editor for Boog City and has taught at Yale, Emory,...

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