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Tracy Banghart

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: When the new, brutal Superior banishes Nomi from Bellaqua, she finds herself powerless and headed towards her all-but-certain death. Her only hope is to find her sister, Serina, on the prison island of Mount Ruin. But when Nomi arrives, it is not the island of conquered, broken women that they expected. It is an island in the grip of revolution, and Serina--polite, submissive Serina--is its leader.

Betrayal, grief, and violence have changed both sisters, and the women of Mount Ruin have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of their island prison. They plan to sweep across the entire kingdom, issuing in a new age of freedom for all. But first they'll have to get rid of the new Superior, and only Nomi knows how.

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, and several mischievous fur babies. She wrote Grace and Fury while living in Hawaii.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316471459
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

A fierce fantasy sequel full of sisterhood, heart-pounding action, betrayal, and royal intrigue, perfect for fans of The Belles and Caraval.


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Peach Truck Cookbook

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: A beautifully designed, lush Southern cookbook celebrating the peach as a key ingredient in everything from salads to sausages to sorbet, from the owners of a beloved and highly successful Nashville-based peach company -- featuring gorgeous photos and 100 delicious recipes.

Stephen and Jessica Rose are the co-founders of The Peach Truck, which has been featured in national media from The Today Show to Food and Wine to Southern Living, and was named to Facebook’s Small Business Council. They live in Nashville, Tennessee with their three children.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501192678
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Published: Scribner - June 25th, 2019

THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A warm and stylish Southern cookbook, from the owners of the beloved Nashville-based The Peach Truck, celebrating all things peach in 100 fresh and flavorful recipes.

When Stephen and Jessica Rose settled in Nashville, they fell in love with their new city.


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Louisville Story Program

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

The Louisville Story Program strengthens the bonds of community by amplifying unheard voices and untold stories. Through rigorous writing and oral history workshops, and with professional editorial support, participating LSP authors from historically underrepresented communities document the richness of lived experience in Louisville communities from the inside out, and in their own words. Their work is published in professionally designed books, exhibits, and radio programs that promote dialogue across the community and increase awareness of overlooked aspects of Louisville's culture and history. Our authors are paid for their work, and we leverage their achievements into as many additional professional, educational, cultural, and social opportunities for them as possible.

Please join us for a reading from LSP's latest collection of stories, No Single Sparrow Makes a Summer.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780991476541
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Published: Louisville Story Program - October 2nd, 2018

In narratives rooted in six countries, nine young women document cultural and geographic communities of South Louisville from the inside, exploring topics such as the refugee experience, juvenile detention, motherhood, misperceptions of their neighborhoods, and more.


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Deb Spera

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and owner of the Branchville Sewing Circle, a business left to her by her father when he passed.

Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets, and the ferocity of motherhood.

Deb Spera was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two of her three children. She owns her own television company, One-Two Punch Productions, and has executive produced such shows as Criminal Minds, Army Wives, Reaper, and Finding Carter. She is a finalist for The Montana Prize in fiction and a two-time finalist for the Kirkwood literary prize. Her work has been published in Sixfold, Garden and Gun, The Wascana Review, and L.A. Yoga Journal. She’s the co-writer of the play, On The Road To Kitty Hawk, produced by Actors Theater Of Louisville. Call Your Daughter Home is her first novel.

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$26.99
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ISBN: 9780778307747
Published: Park Row - June 11th, 2019

Featured on Oprah's Summer Reading List


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Wendell Berry

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Crescent Hill Baptist Church
2800 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

UPDATE: This event is sold out. An RSVP is required for attendance. 

 

RSVP REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wendell-berry-conversation-tickets-60811502842?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTYzNjY1OTcvZW1pbHlAY2hiY2t5Lm9yZy8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend

 

Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present Wendell Berry at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 26th at 7PM!

Since the 1977 publication of his masterwork The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, the writing of Wendell Berry has shaped the conversation about how we choose to eat, farm, and live. One of America’s finest literary voices, Berry advocates with wisdom and forthrightness for local family farmers and sustainable land use. Join us to celebrate the 2019 publication of the authoritative two-volume collection of Berry’s influential nonfiction, What I Stand On: Collected Essays 1969-2017(Library of America) to discuss the damage done by today’s industrial agriculture and how Berry’s ideas enhance the public discourse on saving our natural resources and rural communities.

WENDELL BERRY is a novelist, poet, farmer, and environmental writer and activist. He has published over fifty books, including more than two dozen books of poetry, sixteen essay collections, and eight novels. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He has made his home with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Henry County, Kentucky, for the last fifty years.

Wendell will be joined by Mary Berry and Walter Robb.
MARY BERRY, Executive Director, The Berry Center, New Castle, Kentucky and you can find her full bio and more info here: https://berrycenter.org/about/staff/

WALTER ROBB, Former Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, food industry advisor and investor and more info here: https://www.stonewallrobb.com/walter-robb

 

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$75.00
ISBN: 9781598536102
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Published: Library of America - May 21st, 2019

The indispensable writings of our foremost voice on the current ecological and cultural crisis, more relevant now than ever, in a special two-volume edition prepared in consultation with the author.


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Louis Bayard

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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Louis Bayard is a New York Times Notable Book author and has been shortlisted for both the Edgar and Dagger awards for his historical thrillers, which include The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy. His most recent novel was the critically acclaimed young-adult title Lucky Strikes. He lives in Washington, DC, and teaches at George Washington University.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781616208479
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 23rd, 2019

A page-turning novel about the brilliant, melancholic future president and the two people who knew him best: his handsome and charming confidant (and roommate), Joshua Speed, and the spirited young debutante Mary Todd.
 
A Washington Post Bestseller
A May Indie Next Pick
An Apple Books Best of the Month for April
A People Magazine Best Book of the Week


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Charles Frazier

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Cold Mountain (1997), his highly acclaimed first novel, was an international bestseller, won the National Book Award in 1997, and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film by Anthony Minghella in 2003. Charles's second novel, Thirteen Moons (2006), was a New York Times bestseller and named a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His third novel, Nightwoods (2011), also a New York Times bestseller, is a critically acclaimed literary thriller set in a fictional Western North Carolina town in the early 1960s. Charles's latest novel, Varina, an instant New York Times bestseller released in April of 2018, is a fictional reimagining of the life of Varina Howell Davis before, during, and after the American Civil War.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062405999
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Published: Ecco - April 16th, 2019

Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on?

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War


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Rachel Kushner

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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
991 Logan St.
Louisville, KY 40204

This is a free, 21 and over event. Seating is first come first serve.

 

A brilliant, insightful writer, Kushner is widely recognized as one of the most original and compelling voices of her generation. Simultaneously presenting raw, intimate portraits of her characters and analyses of the society that shapes them, her work is unwaveringly relevant—always of its time, even when reflecting on another. Kushner’s latest novel, The Mars Room (Scribner, 2018), is included on the shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Kushner is also the author of The Flamethrowers (Scribner, 2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and one of the New York Times’ top five novels of 2013. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba (Scribner, 2008), was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller and notable book. The Strange Case of Rachel K, a collection of her early work, was published by New Directions in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Paris Review. A longtime contributor to Artforum, Kushner has also written exhibition catalogue texts for institutions around the world, on artists such as Cy Twombly, Jeff Koons, Thomas Demand, Alexander Kluge, Terry Winters, Laura Owens, Seth Price, and Wade Guyton, among others. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her novels have been translated into eighteen languages.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781476756585
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Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019

TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

An instant New York Times bestseller from two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room ea


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Celeste Ng

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
301 York St
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present author Celeste Ng at the Main Library. Ng is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere (just released in paperback). Join her for a discussion of her work, followed by Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Celeste will be in conversation with Anne Bogel.

The program is free, but tickets are requested. Go to http://www.lfpl.org/upcomingevents.htm to place your order.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult


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Grace Talusan

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family to a New England suburb in the 1970s. At school, she confronts racism as one of the few kids with a brown face. At home, the confusion is worse: her grandfather's nightly visits to her room leave her hurt and terrified, and she learns to build a protective wall of silence that maps onto the larger silence practiced by her Catholic Filipino family. The abuse and trauma Talusan suffers as a child affects all her relationships, her mental health, and her relationship with her own body. Later, she learns that her family history is threaded with violence and abuse. And she discovers another devastating family thread: cancer. In her thirties, Talusan must decide whether to undergo preventive surgeries to remove her breasts and ovaries. Despite all this, she finds love, and success as a teacher. On a fellowship, Talusan and her husband return to the Philippines, where she revisits her family's ancestral home and tries to reclaim a lost piece of herself. Not every family legacy is destructive. From her parents, Talusan has learned to tell stories in order to continue. The generosity of spirit and literary acuity of this debut memoir are a testament to her determination and resilience. In excavating and documenting such abuse and trauma, Talusan gives voice to unspeakable experience, and shines a light of hope into the darkness.

 

Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. She graduated from Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine. She is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Talusan teaches at Grub Street and Tufts.

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$22.99
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ISBN: 9781632061836
Published: Restless Books - April 9th, 2019

Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan’s critically acclaimed memoir The Body Papers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, powerfully explores the fraught contours of her own life as a Filipino immigrant and survivor of cancer and childhood abuse.

Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family t


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