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Chris Offutt in Conversation with Alex Segura

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Monday, June 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

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Acclaimed literary author Chris Offutt now delivers a breakout novel—The Killing Hills, a literary crime novel set in the Kentucky hills in which an Army CID agent on leave ends up investigating a murder and setting the secretive holler clans on edge.

A literary master across genres, award-winning author Chris Offutt’s latest novel, The Killing Hills, is a compelling, propulsive thriller in which a suspicious death exposes the loyalties and rivalries of a deep-rooted and fiercely private community in the Kentucky backwoods.

Mick Hardin, a combat veteran now working as an Army CID agent, is home on a leave that is almost done. His wife is about to give birth, but they aren’t getting along. His sister, newly risen to sheriff, has just landed her first murder case, and local politicians are pushing for city police or the FBI to take the case. Are they convinced she can’t handle it, or is there something else at work? She calls on Mick who, with his homicide investigation experience and familiarity with the terrain, is well-suited to staying under the radar. As he delves into the investigation, he dodges his commanding officer’s increasingly urgent calls while attempting to head off further murders. And he needs to talk to his wife.

The Killing Hills is a novel of betrayal—sexual, personal, within and between the clans that populate the hollers—and the way it so often shades into violence. Chris Offutt has delivered a dark, witty, and absolutely compelling novel of murder and honor, with an investigator-hero unlike any in fiction.

 

Chris Offutt is the author of the short-story collections Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, the novel The Good Brother, and three memoirs: The Same River Twice, No Heroes, and My Father, the Pornographer. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, among many other places. He has written screenplays for Weeds, True Blood, and Treme, and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations. He lives in rural Lafayette County near Oxford, Mississippi.

Alex Segura is an acclaimed, award-winning writer of novels, comic books, short stories, and podcasts. He is the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Mystery series (including the Anthony Award-nominated crime novels Dangerous Ends, Blackout. and Miami Midnight), and the upcoming Secret Identity (Flatiron Books). His short story “Red Zone” won the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Short Story, and his border noir short story, “90 Miles” will be included in THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE STORIES of 2020. He has also written a number of comic books, most notably the superhero noir The Black Ghost, the YA music series The Archies, and the “Archie Meets” collection of crossovers, featuring real-life cameos from the Ramones, B-52s, and more. He is also the co-creator/co-writer of the Lethal Lit crime/YA podcast from iHeart Radio, which was named one of the best podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times. By day he is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oni Press, with previous stints at Archie Comics and DC Comics. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children.

 

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Published: Grove Press - June 15th, 2021

A literary master across genres, award-winning author Chris Offutt's latest novel, The Killing Hills, is a compelling, propulsive thriller in which a suspicious death exposes the loyalties and rivalries of a deep-rooted and fiercely private community in the Kentucky backwoods.


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Chris Offutt now delivers a breakout novel—The Killing Hills, a literary crime novel set in the Kentucky hills.

Simon Van Booy in conversation with Billy O’Callaghan

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

Tuesday June 8, 7pm

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A very special launch event for Simon Van Booy's newest novel, Night Came with Many Stars...

In Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol’s daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards. Award-winning author Simon Van Booy’s spellbinding novel spans decades as he tells the story of Carol and the people in her life. Incidents intersect and lives unexpectedly change course in this masterfully interwoven story of chance and choice that leads home again to a night blessed with light.

“What you give in this world,” an old man tells his grandson, “will be given back to you.” Those words illuminate the actions within this unforgettable novel and its connected characters. A young man survives two nearly fatal accidents. A Black family saves an orphaned white boy. A pregnant teenager is rescued by the side of the road. A teenager with developmental disabilities is given his first job. Each incident grows in meaning and power over many decades as we see connections sometimes felt but not always apparent to the people themselves. “Everything was moving,” observes Samuel (Carol’s grandson) in the Kentucky woods. “An invisible force that was everywhere, and made everything touch.”

Told by a master storyteller, Night Came with Many Stars is a rare novel that reveals how wondrous, mysterious, and magically connected life can be—the light Simon Van Booy creates in this novel illuminates our own lives.

CRITICAL PRAISE

“Cycles of racism, violence, and misogyny are disrupted by the grace-filled actions of friends, relatives, and strangers… This well-crafted and often serendipitous saga recognizes that family cannot be escaped but can be expanded.”
Kirkus Reviews

 

Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of fifteen books that include: Night Came with Many Stars, The Secret Lives of People in Love (short-listed for the Vilcek Prize), Love Begins in Winter (awarded the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), Everything Beautiful Began After, The Illusion of Separateness, Tales of Accidental Genius, Father's Day, The Sadness of Beautiful Things (short-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize), two novels for children, Gertie Milk & The Keeper of Lost Things and Gertie Milk & The Great Keeper Rescue, along with three anthologies of philosophy, Why We Fight, Why Our Decisions Don't Matter and Why We Need Love.

 

Billy O’Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974, and is the author of four short story collections: In Exile (2008, Mercier Press), In Too Deep (2009, Mercier Press), The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind (2013, New Island Books, winner of a 2013 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award and selected as Cork’s One City, One Book for 2017), and The Boatman (2020, Jonathan Cape and Harper (U.S.A.)), as well as the novels The Dead House (2017, Brandon/O’Brien Press and 2018, Arcade/Skyhorse (USA)) and My Coney Island Baby, (2019, Jonathan Cape and Harper (U.S.A.)).

 

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ISBN: 9781567927030
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 8th, 2021

"It is a heartbreaking book, a gorgeous book...In Night Came with Many Stars, Van Booy finds the weakness, grace and beauty of common lives fully lived."
--NPR

"Not to miss "
--USA Today


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In Kentucky, back in 1933, Carol’s daddy lost his 13-year-old daughter in a game of cards....

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter: with America Ferrera - Indie-only virtual event!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 8:00pm
Virtual

TONIGHT! 8pm EST

*If you have not yet received your link for the event via email (free with purchase of book below), please call the Bardstown Road location at 502.456.6950 before 7:30pm.

 

IN THE HEIGHTS Virtual Book Launch

 

 

Lights up on Washington Heights! 

Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. In the new book In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter tell the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved. 

 

Join Miranda, Hudes, and McCarter and moderator America Ferrera for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8:00 to 9:00pm ET on Zoom. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood—Washington Heights—can speak to the world. 

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event is a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home.  You will receive an email with the link to this event with purchase of the book (below).

Please contact Carmichael's with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780593229590
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Published: Random House - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, now a Hollywood blockbuster.


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Hosted by America Ferrera with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter.

Bourbon Tasting with Susan Reigler

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 24th @ 7pm - VIRTUAL EVENT

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Join Susan Reigler as she guides you in a tasting of Kentucky bourbons. Each registrant may stop by the store before the event to pick up paired snack packages with which to enhance their tasting experience! We will also have on-hand copies signed by Susan and Peggy Noe Stevens’ newest epicurean guidebook, Which Fork Do I Use With My Bourbon?, also available below.

Susan will be illuminating the experience of tasting both a traditional (Old Forrester) and a wheated bourbon (Maker’s Mark), which are available for purchase in mini bottles at The Wine Rack.  If you’re looking to enhance your appreciation of the nuances of Kentucky’s fine elixir, and especially if you enjoy spirit tasting as an aspect of local travel or entertaining guests, you won’t want to miss this! Invite a friend!

 

"Reading this book made me feel excited about all the parties and gatherings I will have once [the pandemic is] over. I have a renewed sense of the urgency to show friends and loved ones how much they mean to me, and what better way to do that than with a bourbon tasting party." -- Alcohol Professor

 

Among award-winning writer Susan Reigler’s books are Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide (3rd ed.), The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, The Bourbon Tasting Notebook (2nd ed.), and The American Whiskey Tasting Notebook.  Her latest, co-authored with Peggy Noe Stevens, is Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? – Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinner, and Cocktail Parties, was released in 2020.

From 1992 to 2005, Reigler was restaurant critic and beverage columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Currently she is a contributing writer to Bourbon+, American Whiskey Magazine (for which she writes whiskey tasting notes and ratings), LEO Weekly, and is bourbon columnist for Food & Dining and Covey Rise magazines.

Reigler is past president of the Bourbon Women Association and has hosted tastings and been featured in whiskey festivals throughout the United States, including in Chicago, New Orleans, Savannah, Seattle, Louisville, and Smithfield, Virginia. From 2020 to 2021 she served as president of Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, an organization of women culinary professionals. She is a Certified Executive Bourbon Steward, a member of the Order of the Writ, and a graduate of Indiana and Oxford Universities.

 

 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781949669091
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Published: South Limestone - May 2nd, 2020

A good bottle of bourbon should be enjoyed in good company. During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, "How do I do this in my home?" This book is their definitive answer.


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Join Susan Reigler as she guides you in the tasting of Kentucky's finest elixir.

Brooke Lauren Davis in conversation with Anne Bogel

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Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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Join us for a live, in-person event at Carmichael's new events space for the launch of Brooke Lauren Davis' exciting debut novel! Attendance will be limited, masks are required. Any web or in person orders made before the end of the event will receive a signed copy of this promising author's first novel.

 

A gripping, twisty, thought-provoking YA debut about a girl caught in a web of betrayal and revenge, for fans of Sadie.

Phoenix and mom Nina have spent years on the road, using their charm and wits to swindle and steal to get by. Now they’ve made it to their ultimate destination, Mom’s hometown of Jasper Hollow. The plan: bring down Ellis Bowman, the man who ruined Nina’s life.
After Phoenix gets caught spying, she spins a convincing story that inadvertently gives her full access to the Bowman family. As she digs deeper into their secrets, she finds herself entrenched in the tale of a death and a disappearance that doesn’t entirely line up with what Mom has told her. Who, if anyone, is telling the whole truth?
Debut author Brooke Lauren Davis explores the murkiness of right and wrong, of choices and consequences and heroes and villains, in an eerily compelling and wholly satisfying small-town saga.

 

Brooke Lauren Davis grew up in a small town in Southern Ohio, graduated with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Franklin College, and now lives in Louisville, Kentucky. An indie bookseller, she’s long been drawn to stories about small towns with big secrets. This is her debut novel. @bdaviswriter • brookedavisauthor.com

Anne Bogel is an author, the creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, and host of What Should I Read Next? podcast. Her newest book Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life came out on March 3, 2020.

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ISBN: 9781547606115
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 25th, 2021

Sadie meets The Glass Castle in a smart, gripping, and twisty YA debut about a girl seeking to reveal the truth about her mother-and herself.


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Ouita Michel in conversation with Ed Lee

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Ouita Michel in conversation with Ed Lee in a virtual event May 11th, 7pm.

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Beloved and nationally acclaimed Kentucky chef-restaurateurs go tete-a-tete about Ouita's delightful new cookbook, Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from our Favorite Places, featured recently in the Courier Journal

"Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from our Favorite Places" features 150 recipes for popular menu items at Windy Corner MarketWallace StationThe Midway Bakery & Cafe and other Michel restaurants.

In her long-awaited book, Michel shares stories of these recipes, the restaurants and staffs that cook and serve them, her love for the personalities who dine at her tables throughout the Bluegrass State and who often inspired dishes."

Ouita Michel is a six-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee, including nominations for Outstanding Restaurateur and Best Chef Southeast. Michel and her restaurants are regularly featured in local and national media, such as the New York Times, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Food Network, and the Cooking Channel. She was a guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef series. She lives in Midway, Kentucky.

Join us for this terrific event, sure to be loved by any foodie, entertainer, and lover of southern flavors. 

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By Ouita Michel, Sara Gibbs (Editor), Genie Graf (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781950564095
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Published: Fireside Industries - April 27th, 2021

For twenty years, diners in the Bluegrass have been able to satisfy their cravings for Ouita Michel's sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine at her many acclaimed restaurants. Each restaurant -- from Wallace Station to Holly Hill Inn -- features dishes that combine Kentucky's bounty with Michel's celebrated vision.


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David Arnold and Silas House

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:00pm

Thurs. April 1 @ 7PM - VIRTUAL EVENT

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David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky,with his (lovely) wife and (creative) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite,& The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, which has been optioned for film by Paramount.

Silas House is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including one for young adults (Eli the Good) and one for middle graders, Same Sun Here.  He has most recently been published in The Atlantic, Time, The New York Times, Ecotone, and many other publications. He teaches in the Spalding School of Writing and serves as the NEH Chair at Berea College. 

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ISBN: 9780593202227
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

New York Times bestseller David Arnold's most ambitious novel to date; Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth.


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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In his New York Times bestselling debut novel, Silas House introduced himself as an important voice for Appalachia, and indeed, for the entire rural South.


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:00pm

Our virtual book club pick for May 2021 is Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

 

Topic: Book Club - May 2021

Time: May 25, 2021 07:00 PM 

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Meeting ID: 949 5533 6804

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ISBN: 9780802148506
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Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

A stunning debut novel by a masterful writer telling the heartwrenching story of a young boy and his alcoholic mother, whose love is only matched by her pride.


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
Louisville,

Carmichaels Virtual Book club will reading No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood for our April pick!

We're meeting on Zoom at 7pm on the last Tuesday of the month. 

 

Topic: Book Club - April 2021

Time: Apr 27, 2021 07:00 PM

https://zoom.us/j/93210954067

Meeting ID: 932 1095 4067

 

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ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 
LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE
  
“A book that reads like a prose poem, at once sublime, profane, intimate, philosophical, witty and, eventually, deeply moving.”New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice


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Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 7:00pm

 

Carmichael's Book Club is back from our holiday hiatus! We're meeting virtually on Zoom on the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm.

Our March pick is The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Get it for 20% off this month at Carmichael's Bookstore!

 

Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/93467502448

Meeting ID: 934 6750 2448

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Published: Vintage - February 16th, 2021

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE NEW YORKER - NPR - TIME - THE WASHINGTON POST - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - AND MORE

"The perfect novel ... Freshly mysterious." --The Washington Post


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