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September 2014
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Margaret Stohl discusses her young adult novel Idols

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us. Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated – and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she…

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Barbara Davis discusses her novel The Wishing Tide

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew. Now the owner of a charming seaside inn, she’s set aside her dreams of being a novelist and of finding love again. When English professor Michael Forrester appears on Lane’s doorstep in the middle of a storm, he claims he’s only seeking a quiet place to write his book. Yet he seems eerily familiar with the island, leaving Lane wondering…

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Tracy Guzeman discusses her novel The Gravity of Birds

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A staff favorite! This story draws you in, slowly then surely. We meet two sisters, have an introduction to the art world, learn about the study of birds. There are some big secrets from teh past with huge implications today. A beautifully written debut novel. I loved this book. –Sally Forty-four years after the brilliant young painter, Thomas Bayber, first meets Alice and Natalie Kessler, Bayber unveils a never-before-seen work, “Kessler Sisters” — a provocative painting depicting the young Thomas,…

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Tony Earley discusses his novella/short story collection Mr. Tall

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Mr.Tall, his first story collection in two decades, Tony Earley brings us seven rueful, bittersweet, riotous studies of characters both ordinary and mythical, seeking to make sense of the world transforming around them. He demonstrates once again the prodigious storytelling gifts that have made him one of the most accomplished writers of his generation. In the title story, a lonely young bride terrifyingly shares a remote mountain valley with a larger-than-life neighbor, while the grieving widow of “The Cryptozoologist”…

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Katy Simpson Smith discusses her debut novel The Story of Land and Sea

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family — fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love. Drawn to the ocean, ten-year-old Tabitha wanders the marshes of her small coastal village and listens to her father’s stories about his pirate voyages and the mother she never…

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Laird Hunt discusses his historical novel Neverhome

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

She calls herself Ash, but that’s not her real name. She is a farmer’s faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Nevermore tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause. Laird Hunt’s dazzling new novel throws a light on the…

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