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BOOK SIGNINGS THIS WEEK

Unless otherwise indicated, author events usually begin with an informal reception at 5 pm, followed by the author's presentation at 5:30, with book signing both before and after the reading/talk. 



Monday, October 9th at 5pm

Billy Reid
(Createspace, $15.00)


A book of haiku and other poems by a poet based on Memphis, Tennessee. His poetry springs from wide-ranging experience connected with his family history and with local Southern cultures in Mississippi and West Tennessee. His poetry sparkles with life, deep-rooted as it is in the soil of the Mid-South. Billy has spent his entire life living in Western Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta. He lives in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.




Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm

Beth Ann Fennelly
(W.W. Norton, $22.95)


Beth Ann Fennelly takes the stage at Off Square Books Tuesday evening with her new book,  Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs . Some pieces are only a half-page long, none is longer than perhaps three pages, and, while this is not exactly poetry, the author, a poet, writes these mostly personal vignettes poetically, excising any narrative excess in order to get to the gist of memory and meaning, thus having the effect of poetry -- very good poetry, that is -- and causing the virtuosic novelist, Richard Ford, to confess, "I wish I'd written it." - RH




Wednesday, October 11th at 5pm
at the City Grocery bar

Sara Camp Milam
(University of Georgia Press, $29.95)


The South's relationship with drinking is complicated. Although religious and legal mandates discourage the sale and consumption of alcohol, the region has a robust drinking culture. As the home of NASCAR, a sport that arose from the high-speed antics of bootleggers, and Tennessee Williams, a man notorious for both his literary genius and his propensity to imbibe, the Bible Belt has a booze-soaked background. In the recipes and essays in  The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails, Jerry Slater and Sara Camp Milam and their cocktail cabinet of contributors bridge the gaps between the culture, history, and practice of drinking in the South.




Thacker Mountain Radio Show
Thursday, October 12th at 6pm

Adam Gussow
(University of North Carolina Press, $29.95)


As University of Mississippi blues scholar Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil in the blues than the popular and cliched understandings. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put the devil, a trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Robert Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.


Charlie Jane Anders
(Tor Books, $15.99)



Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them.  Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.

Before writing fiction full-time, Charlie Jane Anders was for many years an editor of the popular science fiction and fantasy site io9.com. Her debut novel Choir Boy won the 2006 Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Edmund White Award. Her debut novel All the Birds in the Sky has been shortlisted for the 2016 Nebula Award.




Friday, October 13th at 6pm
- signing only -

Kelly Killoren
(Gallery Books, $16.00)


Set between the idyllic farm-to-table foodie communities of the Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, and Manhattan, The Second Course follows four old friends struggling to find their footing in a rapidly changing world.  The Second Course is both a treat for the senses and an honest exploration of the shared conflicts, deep love and loyalty that bind a group of girlfriends together.

Kelly Killoren is a model, jewelry designer, former editor of Elle Accessories, and the author of several books, including  A Dangerous Age. Please join us for a signing with the cast member from Real Housewives of New York City.


D.A. Field
(Giro Di Mondo, $26.95)



Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them.  Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.

Before writing fiction full-time, Charlie Jane Anders was for many years an editor of the popular science fiction and fantasy site io9.com. Her debut novel Choir Boy won the 2006 Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Edmund White Award. Her debut novel All the Birds in the Sky has been shortlisted for the 2016 Nebula Award.




SAVE THE DATE
for upcoming events:

Monday 10/16
Tuesday
10/17
Wednesday
10/18

Thursday
10/19

Monday
10/23
Tuesday
10/24
Wednesday
10/25

Thursday
10/26
Monday
10/30

Click here for a full listing of scheduled events.


   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.

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