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Mickey Hess

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Born in rural Kentucky, Mickey Hess grew up listening to the militant rap of Public Enemy while living in a place where the state song still included the word “darkies.” Listening to hip-hop made Hess think about what it meant to be white, while the environment in small-town Kentucky encouraged him to avoid or even mock such self-examination.

With America’s history of cultural appropriation, we’ve come to mistrust white people who participate deeply in black culture, but backing away from black culture is too easy a solution. As a white professor with a longstanding commitment to teaching hip-hop music and culture, Hess argues that white people have a responsibility to educate themselves by listening to black voices and then teach other whites to face the ways they benefit from racial injustices.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781632460776
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Published: Ig Publishing - November 13th, 2018

Born in rural Kentucky, Mickey Hess grew up listening to the militant rap of Public Enemy while living in a place where the state song still included the word "darkies." Listening to hip-hop made Hess think about what it meant to be white, while the environment in small-town Kentucky encouraged him to avoid or even mock such self-examination.


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Jessica Hopper

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes drawn from 2004 through 2009, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals from the aughts, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night. And, along the way, she creates an homage to vibrant corners of the city that have been muted by sleek development. A book birthed in the amber glow of Chicago streetlamps, Night Moves is about a transformative moment of cultural history—and how a raw, rebellious writer found her voice.

 

Jessica Hopper, Chicago, Illinois, is a music critic and the author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic. In a career spanning more than twenty years, Hopper has earned acclaim as a provocative, fearless writer on topics ranging from the male myopia of emo music to the ways in which commercial success may have saved Indie Rock. She was formerly the Editorial Director at MTV News, and an editor at Pitchfork and Rookie. Her essays have appeared in Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011, and her writing appears in New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, and Bookforum among others. Her book The Girls's Guide to Rocking was named one of 2009's Notable Books For Young Readers by the American Library Association.
 

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ISBN: 9781477317884
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 18th, 2018

Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals from the aughts, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night.


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Paul Alan Ruben

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

In his newly released short story collection, Terms of Engagement: Stories of The Father and Son, Paul Alan Ruben portrays father and son as intimate enemies, each yearning to be understood, acknowledged, and validated by the other. These nine stories take place in collision territory—where father and son engage one another in uncertain terms, both desperately trying to repair the emotional damage that has led to their alienation.

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ISBN: 9781642552072
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Published: Alison Larkin Presents - October 20th, 2018

"A quiet lyricism emerges from these stories and it serves to underscore their emotional impact. Ruben can touch you deeply--and he can break your heart."

--T. C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author


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Daniel Meyer

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Come to Carmichael's the day after Halloween to extend your spooky fun! We'll host Daniel Meyer, author of Kentucky Haunts, who'll talk about the ghosts and haunted sites of Kentucky.

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Great American Read Watch Party

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
1601 Story Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

In the spring the PBS miniseries "The Great American Read" set out to determine America's best loved novel. Multiple themed shows and thousands of votes later, the winner will be revealed in this final show. Come join us for tasty treats and adult beverages!

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Carmichael's Love Poetry: Mitchell Douglas

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Mitchell L. H. Douglas is the author of dying in the scarecrow’s arms, \blak\ \al-fə bet\, winner of the Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, and Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, an NAACP Image Award and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee. In her review of dying in the scarecrow’s arms in the April 2018 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith says Douglas’ latest is among a crop of recent poetry collections that “deliver truth with originality and grace.”

His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press), The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop(Haymarket Books), Crab Orchard Review, and Ninth Letter, and  among others. He is a cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets, a Cave Canem graduate, and Associate Professor of English at IUPUI.

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Charles Dodd White

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Charles Dodd White lives in eastern Tennessee. He is a recipient of the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for excellence in Appalachian Literature, a Jean Ritchie Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and an individual artist’s grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. He is author of the novels, In The House of Wilderness (Forthcoming 2018), A Shelter of Others (2014), Lambs of Men (2010), and the story collection, Sinners of Sanction Country (2011). He is also editor of the contemporary Appalachian story anthologies, Degrees of Elevation (2010) and Appalachia Now (2015). His work has appeared in Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Writing, Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia, Appalachian Heritage, The Louisville Review, North Carolina Literary Review, The Rumpus, Tusculum Review and others. He is an Associate Professor at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Please join us for a reading and a signing of Dodd's latest novel, In The House of Wilderness.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780804012102
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Published: Swallow Press - September 10th, 2018

Rain is a young woman under the influence of a charismatic drifter named Wolf and his other “wife,” Winter. Through months of wandering homeless through the cities, small towns, and landscape of Appalachia, the trio have grown into a kind of desperate family, a family driven by exploitation and abuse.


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Catherine Guthrie

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Catherine Guthrie is an award-winning women’s health journalist. For the past twenty years, her reporting, essays, and criticism have appeared in dozens of national magazines including Time; O, The Oprah Magazine; Slate; Prevention; and Yoga Journal. She has faced breast cancer twice. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and now lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so please join us for a very special reading and signing of Catherine's memoir about surviving breast cancer, Flat.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781510732919
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Published: Skyhorse - September 25th, 2018

A feminist breast cancer memoir of medical trauma, love, and how she found the strength to listen to her body.
As a young, queer woman, Catherine Guthrie had worked hard to feel at home in her body. However, after years writing about women’s health and breast cancer, Guthrie is thrust into the role of the patient after a devastating diagnosis at age thirty-eight.


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Christopher Kimball: Milk Street Tuesday Nights

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Copper & Kings
1121 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's is proud to be hosting Christopher Kimball, the host of Milk Street Television! 

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The purchase of this $35 bundle entitles you to 2 admission tickets and 1 copy of MILK STREET: TUESDAY NIGHTS. Chris Kimball will be speaking and signing books on December 13th, at 7pm at Copper and Kings.

Christopher Kimball is the founder of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street and the host of Milk Street Television. He is also the host of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio, a weekly public radio show and podcast. He founded Cook’s Magazine in 1980 and served as publisher and editorial director through 1989. In 1993, he re-launched Cook's Magazine as Cook's Illustrated and went on to found and host America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country television. Christopher is the author of several books including “The Cook's Bible,” “The Dessert Bible,” “The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook,” “Dear Charlie” and, most recently, “Fannie's Last Supper.”

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ISBN: 9780316437318
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 16th, 2018

From one of Epicurious' Greatest Home Cooks of All Time, deliver creative and delicious weeknight dinners with this quick and easy cookbook for beginners and foodies alike.


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Founded in October 2014, Carmichael's Community Book Club was formed by the people and for the people. We select books quarterly reading the best titles around. Meetings are the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm. We do not meet in December. Our club has over 20 members and we are growing daily! Come for one book or join us for all of our meetings. We provide a venue, a facillitated book discussion and refreshments. For more information about book club contact us at info@carmichaelsbookstore.com or stop into the store.

Spring 2019

January 30 - The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon

February 27 - Circe by Madeline Miller

March 27 - The Gloaming by Melanie Finn

April 24 - House of Names by Colm Tóibín

 

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ISBN: 9780062666536
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Published: William Morrow - November 7th, 2017

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The riveting, tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from the ashes, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon


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ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 9th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V.


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ISBN: 9781937512477
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 20th, 2016

"Deeply satisfying. Finn is a remarkably confident and supple storyteller. The Gloaming] deserves major attention."
--John Williams, New York Times


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ISBN: 9781501140228
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Published: Scribner - March 6th, 2018

* A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year
* Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, St.


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