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**Cancelled** Ottessa Moshfegh

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's is delighted to present Ottessa Moshfegh for a reading and discussion of her new book, DEATH IN HER HANDS. Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store on Wednesday, April 29th at 7PM for a chance to hear from and meet Ottessa!


Ottessa Moshfegh is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a New York Times bestseller; Homesick for Another World, a New York Times Book Review notable book of the year; Eileen, which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction; and McGlue, which won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. Her stories have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, the Plimpton Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Death in Her Hands: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984879356
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Published: Penguin Press - June 23rd, 2020

"[An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art."
-Kevin Power, The New Yorker


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**Cancelled** Samantha Irby

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with essayist Samantha Irby! Samantha will be in conversation with Louisville's own Minda Honey.

Samantha writes a blog called bitches gotta eat and is the author of two previous essay collections, MEATY and WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE. Her new book is WOW, NO THANK YOU.


 

Minda Honey is a professional writer whose work has been featured by Longreads, the Oxford American, the Guardian, Playboy, Vice and elsewhere. She writes a relationship advice column for her local alt-weekly and is an assistant professor and director of the creative writing BFA program at Spalding.

 

Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays.


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*cancelled* No Fascist USA!

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Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with the contributors to No Fascist USA!

About the book: No Fascist USA! is the story of how a national grassroots network fought a resurgence of the KKK and other fascist groups during the Reagan years, laying the groundwork for today’s anti-fascist/anti-racist movements.

No Fascist Usa!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867963
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Published: City Lights Books - January 28th, 2020

The story of how a national grassroots network fought a resurgence of the KKK and other fascist groups during the Reagan years, laying the groundwork for today's anti-fascist/anti-racist movements.

Smash fascism Read this book --Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine


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Leesa Cross-Smith

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with Leesa Cross-Smith in celebration of her new story collection, So We Can Glow. Leesa will be joined by Daniel Gilliam, Program Director of Louisville Public Media. 

About the book: From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two short stories expose the hearts of girls and women in moments of obsessive desire and fantasy, wildness and bad behavior, brokenness and fearlessness, and more.On a hot July night, teenage girls sneak out of the house to meet their boyfriends by the train tracks. Members of a cult form an unsettling chorus as they proclaim their adoration for the same man. A woman luxuriates in a fantasy getaway to escape her past. A love story begins over cabbages in a grocery store, and a laundress's life is consumed by her obsession with a baseball star. After the death of a sister, two high school friends kiss all night and binge-watch Winona Ryder movies.

About the author: Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and the author of Every Kiss A War and Whiskey & Ribbons. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and children.

So We Can Glow: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538715338
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 10th, 2020

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE


A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning author Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller."
From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two short stories -- ranging from the 80's and 90's


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Rebecca Gibian

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women’s rights movement, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become one of the most prominent political leaders of today. To complement her judicial significance, she has also become one of the most culturally popular political figures in US history. Not only has her workout routine gone viral (and been detailed in a book by her trainer), but RBG’s story has been featured in multiple critically acclaimed films.

Organized into three parts and then broken down into more specific chapters within each part, The RBG Way offers wisdom from Justice Ginsburg, based on comments she has made on particular topics of importance. Insight is offered on subjects such as women’s rights, creating lasting partnerships, overcoming hardship, how to be brave, and how to create lasting change. Rebecca Gibian offers her seasoned journalistic perspective to shed light on beliefs that RBG holds strongly, in a manner that is both comprehensive and accessible.

Rebecca Gibian is an award-winning journalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared in the Associated Press, The Atlantic, and VICE, among others. Her reporting focuses on women nationally and internationally and she has reported from countries including Iraq, South Africa, and Indonesia.
The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Success (Women in Power) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781510749580
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Published: Skyhorse - November 12th, 2019

Understanding and applying the wisdom of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women’s rights movement, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become one of the most prominent political leaders of today.


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Cassie Chambers

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

After rising from poverty to earn a Harvard degree, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region—an uplifting and eye-opening memoir for readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Educated.

Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is the poorest county in Kentucky and the second poorest in the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills.
 

 
Cassie Chambers grew up in Eastern Kentucky. A lawyer and the vice chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party, she graduated from Yale College, the Yale School of Public Health, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School, where she was president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student-run law firm that represents low-income clients. Chambers then received a Skadden Fellowhship to return to Kentucky to work with domestic violence survivors in rural communities. She lives in Louisville with her husband.
Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781984818911
Published: Ballantine Books - January 7th, 2020

After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region.

“Destined to be compared to Hillbilly Elegy and Educated.”—BookPage (starred review)


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*cancelled* Craig Beaven

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with poet Craig Beaven! 

"NATURAL HISTORY is a deeply American, wonderfully accessible collection of poems, in voice, but it carries as well a freight of uncommon depths and shadows."--Tony Hoagland

About the author: A Kentucky native, Craig Beaven earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD from the University of Houston. His work has appeared in Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Third Coast, the Best New Poets anthology, and many others. Natural History is his first book. 

Natural History Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781878851710
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This book cannot be returned.
Published: Silverfish Review Press - April 15th, 2019

Poetry. I've been an admirer of Craig Beaven's poetry for years; for its deep focus as well as its immaculate craft. In NATURAL HISTORY the poet's domestic life--impending parenthood and marriage--is often in the foreground, but in the background of these poems is a deep, unsettling sense of history and time itself that haunts.


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Kimmery Martin

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

In this whip-smart and timely novel from acclaimed author Kimmery Martin, two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.

About the author: Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard Crimson, Southern Living, The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times, among others. A lifelong literary nerd, she promotes reading, interviews authors, and teaches writing seminars. She’s a frequent speaker at libraries, conferences, and bookstores around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Antidote for Everything Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9781984802835
Published: Berkley - February 18th, 2020

In this whip-smart and timely novel from acclaimed author Kimmery Martin, two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.
 


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Ed McClanahan

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book:In Not Even Immortality Lasts Forever, McClanahan crafts his coming-of-age tales with comic wit and refreshing honesty, inviting readers to relive the memories that shaped his character and career-from hilarious childhood antics in small-town Kentucky to eye-opening adventures on the West Coast Not Even Immortality Lasts Forever is a vivid retelling of Ed McClanahan's life, from his early years growing up in rural northeastern Kentucky to his departure for the West Coast in pursuit of a writing career.

ED MCCLANAHAN, a native of northeastern Kentucky, is the author of several books, including The Natural Man and Famous People I Have Known. He is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, two Yaddo fellowships, and an Al Smith Fellowship. He has taught at Oregon State University, Stanford, the University of Kentucky, the University of Montana, and Northern Kentucky University. He lives in Kentucky with his wife.

Not Even Immortality Lasts Forever: Mostly True Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781640092600
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Published: Counterpoint - February 18th, 2020

McClanahan crafts his coming–of–age tales with comic wit and refreshing honesty, inviting readers to relive the memories that shaped his character and career—from hilarious childhood antics in small–town Kentucky to eye–opening adventures on the West Coast


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Hannah Drake

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Hannah L. Drake is an author, speaker, and activist who offers a compelling and motivational message hoping to inspire her audience to do something to make this world a better place.

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Dear White Women, It's Not You. It's Me. I'm Breaking Up With You!: Commentaries on Race, White Feminism, Allyship and Intersectionality Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780997299229
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Published: Drake Publishing - October 14th, 2019

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