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Azar Nafisi

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original...

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Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry

Slavery and Freedom in Savannah is a richly illustrated, accessibly written book modeled on the very successful Slavery in New York, a volume Leslie M. Harris co-edited with Ira Berlin. Here Harris and Daina Ramey Berry have collected a variety of perspectives on slavery, emancipation, and black life in Savannah from the city’s founding to the early twentieth century. Written by leading historians of...

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Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark -- Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century

Women were leading actors in twentieth-century developments in Georgia, yet most histories minimize their contributions. The essays in the second volume of Georgia Women, edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark, vividly portray a wide array of Georgia women who played an important role in the state’s history, from little-known Progressive Era activists to famous present-day figures such as Pulitzer Prize–winning author...

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Lindsey Grant

Sleeps With Dogs goes behind closed doors to reveal the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether they’re serving their dogs filtered water or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company. As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant spent her nights with countless dogs, prepared custom meals for exotic birds, broke up brawls between animals and spouses...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents...

Poetry Atlanta returns with an evening of poetry from Karen Paul Holmes, Lynn Alexander and Georgia Author the Year Award finalist Michelle Castleberry.

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Maureen Corrigan

Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it’s now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great, So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto...

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November Events

:Monday 3rd:

Azar Nafisi

:Thursday 6th:

Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry

:Monday 17th:

Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark -- Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century

:Tuesday 18th:

Lindsey Grant

:Wednesday 19th:

Poetry Atlanta Presents...

:Thursday 20th:

Maureen Corrigan

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