Lori Eriksen Rush

:Wednesday, July 23rd:

7:15p.m., Decatur Library Auditorium

From middle-class cottages to Gilded Age mansions, House Proud: A Social History of Atlanta’s Interiors, 1880-1919 presents a view of Atlanta, reflected through the city s most highly prized resource, its homes. Richly illustrated with archival photographs and annotated with historical commentary, House Proud traces Atlanta’s response to national trends in interiors and furnishings. Books will be provided by A Cappella Books

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Marja Mills

In 2004, Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills moved next door to Harper Lee, the renowned and beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The Mockingbird Next Door details the next eighteen months of life with Harper Lee—sharing coffee at McDonalds, trips to the Laundromat, feeding the ducks, going out for catfish supper, and exploring all over lower Alabama with Lee’s inner circle of friends....

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Laurel-Ann Dooley -- EVENT POSTPONED

In Wicked Atlanta: The Sordid Side of Peach City History, Laurel-Ann Dooley navigates the underworld of Atlanta’s past, leaving a history of Atlanta as few have known. The only American city to have been destroyed by fire as an act of war, Atlanta has been host to a much darker side. From elaborate parties hosted by wealthy felons inside the federal penitentiary, to billionaire bootleggers...

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Brooke Hatfield

Scale Highly Eccentric: A Zine of Flannery O’Connor Portraits consists of portraits inspired by the life and work of Flannery O’Connor, from 14 artists across a variety of mediums that span from acrylic to cross stitch to custard. Whether you’re a fan of Flannery O’Connor, of amazing artists, or even of amazing artists making portraits of Flannery O’Connor, you’ll want to come out and...

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Stephen L. Carter

Stephen L. Carter’s gripping new novel, Back Channel, is a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction—a suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis, in which the fate of the world rests unexpectedly on the shoulders of a young college student. October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead...

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Joe Cook

The Chattahoochee River User’s Guide traces the 430-mile course of the Chattahoochee River from its headwaters at a spring on Coon Den Ridge near Jacks Knob in northeastern Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River--where they form the Apalachicola River--providing many little-known facts about Georgia’s rivers, bring to life these rivers’ cultural and natural history, and presenting river issues in an immersive and...

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Joe Dabney

Mountain Spirits is a scholarly yet entertaining look into the folklore of moonshine and whiskey, chock full of interviews with actual moonshiners and documented history that allows one to take a trip through the mountains - and through history - to discover both the origins and development of the art of making whiskey. With a complete glossary, photographs, illustrations, and interviews, Mountain Spirits offers...

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July Events

:Friday 25th:

Marja Mills

:Monday 28th:

Laurel-Ann Dooley -- EVENT POSTPONED

:Tuesday 29th:

Brooke Hatfield

August Events

:Tuesday 5th:

Stephen L. Carter

:Thursday 14th:

Joe Cook

:Monday 18th:

Joe Dabney

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