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Sadie Dupuis

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 3:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Sadie Dupuis is the guitarist, vocalist & songwriter of rock band Speedy Ortiz. She's also the producer & multi-instrumentalist behind pop project Sad13. Sadie heads the record label Wax Nine, has written for outlets including Spin, Nylon, and Playboy, and holds an MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst. Mouthguard is her first book.

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ISBN: 9780998736280
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Published: Gramma Poetry - November 1st, 2018

Poetry. "'Magic isn't real, ' Sadie Dupuis explains early on in MOUTHGUARD, and although we are apt to believe anything she says, it's hard to believe such a statement after reading these poems.


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Sloane Crosley

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
991 Logan Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore presents Sloane Crosley's LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE paperback tour at the Tim Faulkner gallery.

 

Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to bring Sloane Crosley to Louisville, KY on April 16th at 7pm at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Tickets are $5 plus tax and fee, of which $5 can be applied as a discount towards the purchase of one of her books that evening.

Sloane will be joined by Erin Keane. Keane is an executive editor at Salon, where she also writes about books and culture. She is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Demolition of the Promised Land (Typecast Publishing, 2014); Death-Defying Acts (WordFarm, 2011); and the Gravity Soundtrack (WordFarm, 2008). You may have heard her voice on public radio or on a podcast--most recently she co-produced and co-hosted 2018's These Miracles Work, a retrospective on the Hold Steady album Stay Positive.

This is a 21 and over event.

 

 

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ISBN: 9780374279844
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Published: MCD - April 3rd, 2018

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Buzzfeed, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, InStyle, Bustle, BookRiot, and Southern Living

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!


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Michael Croley

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

MICHAEL CROLEY was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Catapult, Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Denison University. 

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ISBN: 9781949467000
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Published: Blair - April 23rd, 2019

"There is not a wasted word in these thirteen taut and thrilling stories of grief, exile, and devotion." --Silas House, author of Southernmost

A Korean woman in rural Kentucky clings to the love found in her new marriage as the mountain above her washes away.


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Jeff Tweedy Book and Album Signing

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Louisville, KY 40204

Jeff Tweedy will be signing copies of his book Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) and his album Warm at Guestroom Records on Frankfort Avenue! Each ticket includes a signed copy of the book from Carmichael's Bookstore and a signed copy of either the vinyl album or CD from Guestroom Records.

Book + Vinyl = $45

Book + CD = $40

No other memorabilia or albums will be signed at this event.

 

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Alix E. Harrow

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

 
Alix E. Harrow is a part-time historian with a full-time desk job, a lot of opinions, and excessive library fines. Her short fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Apex, and other venues. She and her husband live in Kentucky under the cheerful tyranny of their kids and pets. Find her at @AlixEHarrow on Twitter.
 
 
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ISBN: 9780316421997
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Published: Redhook - September 10th, 2019

"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers, and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."—Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boys

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER!


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Katy Yocom & Savannah Sipple

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

In her powerful debut novel about sisters, secrets, and endangered species, author Katy Yocom takes us from Louisville, Kentucky, to rural India in an unforgettable story about those who must risk everything to save what is precious.

Katy Yocom's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Salon, The Louisville Review, decomP magazinE, Midlife at the Oasis, and elsewhere. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her poetry has been translated into Bulgarian. Her novel, Three Ways to Disappear, won the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and was a finalist for the Dzanc Books Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize and the UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize. She lives with her husband and animal companions in Louisville, where she is associate director of Spalding's low-residency MFA in Writing program.

Savannah Sipple is the author of WWJD & Other Poems (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019), which explores what it is to be a queer woman in Appalachia and is rooted in its culture and in her body. A writer from east Kentucky, her writing has recently been published in Southern Cultures, Split This Rock, Salon, Appalachian Heritage, Waxwing, and other places. She is also the recipient of grants from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. A professor, editor, and writing mentor, Savannah currently resides in Lexington with her partner, Ashley.

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Published: Ashland Creek Press - July 16th, 2019

Leaving behind a nomadic and dangerous career as a journalist, Sarah DeVaughan returns to India, the country of her childhood and a place of unspeakable family tragedy, to help preserve the endangered Bengal tigers.


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ISBN: 9781943977598
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - March 7th, 2019

"Savannah Sipple's debut is proof of a woman rising--up from the strung-out, Christ-haunted carcinogens and violences of a land stripped of its coal; up from
nine-hours on her feet followed by the extra work back home of picking gravel out of pinto beans; up from a return visit to the honey-suckle sweetness of good


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John James

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

“We lived overlooking the walls overlooking the cemetery.” So begins the title poem of this collection, whose recursive temporality is filled with living, grieving things, punctuated by an unseen world of roots, bodies, and concealed histories. Like a cemetery, too, The Milk Hours sets unlikely neighbors alongside each other: Hegel and Murakami, Melville and the Persian astronomer al-Sufi, enacting a transhistorical poetics even as it brims with intimacy. These are poems of frequent swerves and transformations, which never stray far from an engagement with science, geography, art, and aesthetics, nor from the dream logic that motivates their incessant investigations.
 
 
 
John James is the author of Chthonic, winner of the 2014 CutBank Chapbook Award. His poems appear in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Best American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. Also a digital collagist, his visual art is forthcoming in the Adroit Journal, Quarterly West, and LIT. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is pursuing a PhD in English at the University of California, Berkeley.
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ISBN: 9781571315083
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 4th, 2019

Winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, The Milk Hours is an elegant debut that searches widely to ask what it means to exist in a state of loss.


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Silas House

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
301 York St
Louisville, KY 40203

THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED.

This event will be held at the Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch at 301 York St. 

RSVP requested: http://www.lfpl.org/upcomingevents.htm

In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.

With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he’d turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.

Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences. 

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ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

Southernmost engages my most deeply hidden fears and hopes . . . I love this book, and for it, I love Silas House.” —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

Asher Sharp is willing to give up everything for what he believes in.  Except his son.


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Published: Algonquin Books - June 5th, 2018

“A novel for our time, a courageous and necessary book.” —Jennifer Haigh, author of Heat and Light

In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical


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Lara Prior-Palmer

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Lara Prior Palmer was born in London in 1994. She studied conceptual history and Persian at Stanford University. In 2013, she competed in the 1,000-kilometer Mongol Derby in Mongolia, sometimes described as the world’s toughest and longest horse race, and became the first woman to win the race, and the youngest person ever to finish. Rough Magic is her first book.

Joining Lara in conversation for this event is Caton Brader. Granddaughter of Hall of Fame jockey Ted Atkinson, Caton is an award-winning journalist with nearly 30 years experience in print, radio and television. A native of the Chicago area, she grew up in Palatine and graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL where she majored in English Writing. She is currently an on air personality for TVG, the Horse Racing network.

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ISBN: 9781948226196
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Published: Catapult - May 7th, 2019

"Think the next Educated or Wild. Palmer’s memoir of beating the odds to become a horse champion is an inspiring saga of perseverance—and a classic underdog tale." —Entertainment Weekly


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Melanie Finn

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Melanie Finn lived and worked in six different countries as a freelance journalist and screenwriter for 20 years. In 2004, her first novel, Away From You, was published to international acclaim. The following year, she and her husband, the wildlife filmmaker, Matt Aeberhard, moved to a remote region of Tanzania to make DisneyNature’s haunting flamingo epic, Crimson Wing. During the filming, Melanie became the medic to the local Masai community and established the Natron Healthcare Project. Her second novel, The Gloaming, was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Vermont Book Award. The Underneath is set in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where she now lives with Matt and their twin daughters.

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ISBN: 9781937512699
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - May 15th, 2018

With the assurance and grace of her acclaimed novel The Gloaming--which earned her comparisons to Patricia Highsmith--Melanie Finn returns with a precisely layered and tense new literary thriller in The Underneath.


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