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SUMMER IS HERE

We have another week with no book events. For a listing of upcoming events, see the grid at the bottom of this email.

In the meantime...
Read on with these paperbacks 
for your summer reading enjoyment.


by Candice Millard
(Anchor Books, $17.00)

A thrilling narrative  of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during  the Boer War, from noted historian Candice Millard.






by Jack Pendarvis
(Dzanc, $15.95)
*signed copies available*

"I read  Movie Stars in its entirety one Sunday and now that afternoon is cemented in my memory as one of the best in my reading life. These stories are strange and often sweet and always funny. Populated with eccentrics, shut-ins, sadsacks, and weirdos, you're guaranteed to at least crack a smile if not legitimately LOL as you make your way through the wildly imaginative, wonderfully demented, and darkly funny world Jack delivers." -- KOB


by Hisham Matar
(Random House, $17.00)

The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healin g.







by Scott McClanahan
(Tyrant Books, $15.99)

Scott McClanahan writes as if he's Barry Hannah's minimalist little brother who, in West Virginia during the 80s and 90s, got a hold of whatever teenaged Barry kept under his bed. Then he grew up, divorced at a young age, and wrote about it. These words are lunacy of the best sort. 



by Paulette Jiles
(William Morrow & Co., $15.99)

Following the Civil War, Captain Kidd, no longer a young man, travels the countryside reading to audiences the news of the world from newspapers. He's offered fifty dollars to transport an orphaned young girl to her relatives--a seemingly easy task. But she had been kidnapped and adopted by Kiowa at a young age, forgotten English, and had no desire to be cooperative. Reminiscent of True Grit, characters come alive in this elegant novel. -- CFR


by Lynn Frierson Faust
(University of Georgia Press, $32.95)
*signed copies available*

Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs is the first ever comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America. N aturalist Lynn Frierson Faust, "The Lightning Bug Lady," has spent decades tracking the behavior and researching the habitats of these fascinating creatures.


by Imbolo Mbue
(Random House, $17.00)

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award.



by Rose McLarney
(Penguin, $20.00)

These are the earth songs from the 2017 Summer Poet in Residence. "Her poems are imagine-rich, steeped in the Southern vernacular. She's from Appalachia and has a deep attention to the natural world and the way we build community through stories." 
-- Beth Ann Fennelly



by Edward O. Wilson
(Liveright, $16.95)

In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet.



by Chris Offutt
(Washington Square Press, $16.00)

Chris Offutt has produced a spare but unsparing account of coming to terms with  the strange legacy of his  father, a man who made his living writing pornography.  Growing up in  the Kentucky hills with a family whose lifestyle was so out of tune with  the rest of  the community made for a distinctly different upbringing and put a stamp on  the life of every family member. 


by Thomas Mullen
(Atria, $16.00)

Award-winning author Thomas Mullen is a "wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers" ( The Washington Post) in this timely and provocative mystery and brilliant exploration of race, law enforcement, and justice in 1940s Atlanta.




 
SAVE THE DATE 
for upcoming signings:
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be at Off Square 

Tuesday, 7/18

Tuesday, 7/25

Thursday, 7/27

Wednesday, 8/2

Thursday, 8/3

Thursday, 8/10

Tuesday, 8/15

Wednesday, 8/30

Tuesday, 9/5
 
 
 
 
  
Click  here for a full listing of 
scheduled events.
   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.

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