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Authors of the Month: May

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Melissa Fay Greene

Melissa Fay Greene

First Baptist Church, Decatur

May 12, 2011, 7:00 P.M. (Doors open at 6)

We’re honored to host Atlanta’s prize-winning author Melissa Fay Greene with her wonderful new book, ”No Biking in the House without a Helmet,” a joyous account of a great, loving, complicated and ever-expanding family -- her own! The story behind the book is as simple one: when Melissa and her husband Atlanta attorney Don Samuel found their four kids growing up and leaving the house, they decided to ”backfill:” meaning, ”whenever one leaves, we’ll get another.” Over eight years, five children have joined the family from orphanages in Bulgaria and Ethiopia. Melissa’s account of their laughter and tears will charm and delight you, and we know you won’t want to msis this special event. It’s free, of course, with no tickets or reservations; just show up! We’ll have copies of her book for you to buy and get signed, and a portion of the sales at this event will go to help support the Georgia Center for the Book..