Adult

Daniel Pink's "10 Most Important Lessons I've Ever Learned"

Event date: 

Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 12:00pm
Virtual
KY

Details on how to register HERE

 

What:

Live online broadcast of The 10 Most Important Lessons I’ve Ever Learned (including a demo of 5 people from around the world learning to transform their regrets into a positive force.)  

Who:

Exclusively for people who pre-order The Power of Regret to thank you for your early support. Email your receipt and receive a link invitation.

Where:

Online at an exclusive link that will be provided. (A recorded version will be available for 48 hours after the broadcast. Then it will disappear.)

How:

Pre-order The Power of Regret 

When:

Sunday January 30 12:00pm

Goodreads Members Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Forbes’s 10 Must-Read Career and Leadership Books for 2022

One of Newsweek’s 22 Books to Look Forward to in 2022


Inc’s 22 Books to Read in 2022

“I love that Daniel Pink is taking on one of the best (and toughest) teachers in my life—regret. …The world needs this book.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead

From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of When and Drive, a new book about the transforming power of our most misunderstood yet potentially most valuable emotion: regret.


Everybody has regrets, Daniel H. Pink explains in The Power of Regret. They’re a universal and healthy part of being human. And understanding how regret works can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school, and bring greater meaning to our lives.
 
Drawing on research in social psychology, neuroscience, and biology, Pink debunks the myth of the “no regrets” philosophy of life. And using the largest sampling of American attitudes about regret ever conducted as well as his own World Regret Survey—which has collected regrets from more than 15,000 people in 105 countries—he lays out the four core regrets that each of us has. These deep regrets offer compelling insights into how we live and how we can find a better path forward.
 
As he did in his bestsellers Drive, When, and A Whole New Mind, Pink lays out a dynamic new way of thinking about regret and frames his ideas in ways that are clear, accessible, and pragmatic. Packed with true stories of people's regrets as well as practical takeaways for reimagining regret as a positive force, The Power of Regret shows how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

About the Author


Daniel H. Pink’s books have helped readers and organizations around the world rethink how they live and operate. He is the author the New York Times bestsellers A Whole New MindDriveTo Sell Is Human, and When. His books have sold millions of copies, have been translated into forty-two languages, and have won multiple awards. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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Praise for The Power of Regret:

“Prolific author Pink seamlessly blends neuroscience, psychology and more for a new look at what he sees as a misunderstood emotion—regret. Pink draws on the largest survey ever done about Americans' attitudes toward regret to reshape the way we think about it, creating his own three-step process for using regret to one's advantage in this inspiring guide." —Newsweek

"This pragmatic guide to harnessing the power of the past…assembles an impressive array of research and includes some moving stories of people dealing with mistakes…readers looking to shake their shame should start here.” —Publishers Weekly
 
"An insightful and rewarding glimpse into the emotional pathways of human contrition. . . .Pink offers practical guidance on how readers can thrive beyond their mistakes, molding them into learning opportunities.” —Kirkus

"As he so often does, Daniel Pink transformed my understanding of a subject and convinced me of the power of regret. Through his remarkable research, I learned not only what people regret, but also how to optimize those regrets. Every time I read a Daniel Pink book, I walk away a better and more informed person.” —Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

“I love that Daniel Pink is taking on one of the best (and toughest) teachers in my life—regret. I’ve always known that regret deepened my connection to myself and to others, but now, thanks to Dan’s research and storytelling, I understand why.  The idea of 'no regrets' doesn’t mean living with courage. It means living without reflection. The world needs this book and more reflection. Now.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead

“If you have long assumed that 'no regrets’ is the way to live life, then this book is for you. The incomparably candid, clear, and concise Daniel Pink summarizes the latest science on looking backward on what could have been and shows how it can vault you forward to a happier, more productive, and principled life.” —Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit

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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

“The world needs this book.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead and Atlas of the Heart

An instant New York Times bestseller

As featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post


Named a Best Book of 2022 by NPR and Financial Times


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"The idea of 'no regrets' doesn’t mean living with courage. It means living without reflection. The world needs this book and more reflection. Now.” —Brené Brown

Dan Canon's Pleading Out

Event date: 

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Louisville Public Library

Main Branch

Registration and venue details HERE

 

A blistering critique of America’s assembly-line approach to criminal justice and the shameful practice at its core: the plea bargain 

Most Americans believe that the jury trial is the backbone of our criminal justice system. But in fact, the vast majority of cases never make it to trial: almost all criminal convictions are the result of a plea bargain, a deal made entirely out of the public eye. 

Law professor and civil rights lawyer Dan Canon argues that plea bargaining may swiftly dispose of cases, but it also fuels an unjust system. This practice produces a massive underclass of people who are restricted from voting, working, and otherwise participating in society. And while innocent people plead guilty to crimes they did not commit in exchange for lesser sentences, the truly guilty can get away with murder. 

With heart-wrenching stories, fierce urgency, and an insider’s perspective, Pleading Out  exposes the ugly truth about what’s wrong with America’s criminal justice system today—and offers a prescription for meaningful change. 

  

About the Author


Dan Canon is a civil rights lawyer and a law professor at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. In his practice, he has served as counsel for plaintiffs in the US Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought marriage equality to all fifty states, and in a number of other high-profile cases. He lives in southern Indiana. 
 

Praise For…


“[a] well-reasoned polemic…. Full of persuasive evidence of how the courts are used by those in power to enforce the status quo, this is a cogent call for change.”—Publishers Weekly

“A full-throated denunciation of a judicial system grown lazy, complacent, and overly given to forcing confessions for its own convenience….A compelling document of interest to anyone concerned with civil rights and an equitable system of justice.”—Kirkus

The reality of the American criminal justice system, as Dan Canon illustrates, is that most defendants never get a trial, and instead are coerced into ‘plea bargains’ that are, principally, good deals for the state. Pleading Out offers a compelling critique of the practice of plea bargaining and a vision for abandoning it in order to reclaim criminal justice.—David Cole, national legal director, ACLU

To understand the tragic failure of American criminal justice, you must understand the scourge of plea bargaining. To understand plea bargaining, read this book. With riveting storytelling and sharp analysis, Canon describes the everyday monstrosity, unchecked and ruinous, lurking behind the legal system’s closed doors.—Adam Benforado, New York Times–bestselling author of Unfair

Canon questions a core tenet of American justice with a keen mind and sharp pen. Plea bargaining is held up as a necessary norm but Pleading Out exposes a system that is coercive and inequitable—while also offering hope for the future. This accessible book should be read by anyone who believes our legal system should be just.—Andrew L. Seidel, author of The Founding Myth

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Published: Basic Books - March 8th, 2022

A blistering critique of America’s assembly-line approach to criminal justice and the shameful practice at its core: the plea bargain 

Most Americans believe that the jury trial is the backbone of our criminal justice system.


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Pleading Out  exposes the ugly truth about what’s wrong with America’s criminal justice system today—and offers a prescription for meaningful change. 

Carmichael's Community Book Club

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

Join Zoom Meeting HERE

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An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Winner of the James Tait Black Biography Prize • New York Times New & Noteworthy Title • Longlisted for the 2021 Gordon Burn Prize • A Buzzfeed Recommended Summer Read • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2021 • A Book Riot Best Book of 2022 • An NPR Best Book of 2021 • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2021 • A Globe and Mail Book of the Year • A Winnipeg Free Press Top Read of 2021 • An Entropy Magazine Best of the Year • A LitHub Best Book of 2021 • A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2021

When we first met, I was a child, and she had been dead for centuries.

On discovering her murdered husband’s body, an eighteenth-century Irish noblewoman drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary lament. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s poem travels through the centuries, finding its way to a new mother who has narrowly avoided her own fatal tragedy. When she realizes that the literature dedicated to the poem reduces Eibhlín Dubh’s life to flimsy sketches, she wants more: the details of the poet’s girlhood and old age; her unique rages, joys, sorrows, and desires; the shape of her days and site of her final place of rest. What follows is an adventure in which Doireann Ní Ghríofa sets out to discover Eibhlín Dubh’s erased life—and in doing so, discovers her own.

Moving fluidly between past and present, quest and elegy, poetry and those who make it, A Ghost in the Throat is a shapeshifting book: a record of literary obsession; a narrative about the erasure of a people, of a language, of women; a meditation on motherhood and on translation; and an unforgettable story about finding your voice by freeing another’s.

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Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a poet and essayist. In addition to A Ghost in the Throat, she is author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry, each a deepening exploration of birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Awards for her writing include a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the Ostana Prize, a Seamus Heaney Fellowship, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

 

 

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Published: Biblioasis - June 1st, 2021

An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year - A Guardian Best Book of 2020 - Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize - Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize


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University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum: Congressman Jamie Raskin and Dr. Fiona Hill

Event date: 

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 5:00pm
501 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

Monday, January 24, 2022 at THE KENTUCKY CENTER

Purchase tickets HERE

or, at The Kentucky Center. Visit convenient Drive-Thru on Main Street, Monday through Friday or call 502-584-7777

Further details on the evening's program and price tiers below.

 

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY AUTHOR FORUM PRESENTS:

Congressman Jamie Raskin

Author of Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy

AND

Dr. Fiona Hill

Author of There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

Master of Ceremonies: Representative John Yarmuth 

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum’s opening 2022 event on January 24th features U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, author of Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy, and Dr. Fiona Hill, author of There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century. Congressman John Yarmuth will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

 

Jamie Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was renamed Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for the 117th Congress. Representative Raskin’s moving memoir Unthinkable tells the story of the forty-five days at the start of 2021 that permanently changed Raskin’s life as he confronted the painful loss of his son to suicide, lived through the violent insurrection in our nation’s Capitol, and was House lead impeachment manager in the effort to hold President Trump accountable for inciting the political violence. He is a former constitutional law professor.

 

Fiona Hill is recognizable to many Americans as the key impeachment witness during the U.S. House of Representatives Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry, and its investigation into charges of presidential misconduct. Growing up in a working-class town in north-east England, she rose to become Senior Director of European and Russian Affairs at the U. S. National Security Council. She served three presidents: two Republicans and one Democrat. Her poignant memoir There Is Nothing for You Here reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia. Dr. Hill is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at The Brookings Institution

 

EVENT DETAILS

University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum

January 24th at Kentucky Center Bomhard Theater

 

5:00 PM - Wine and Cheese Reception, Carmichael’s book sale in the lobby 

6:00 PM – Discussion with Congressman Raskin and Dr. Hill in the Bomhard Theater

7:00 PM - Q&A with audience

$30 package includes all evening events before 7:30 PM

 

7:30 PM - Dinner in honor of Representative Raskin and Dr. Hill at Muhammad Ali Center; Representative John Yarmuth Master of Ceremonies 

$130 package includes all events, plus dinner

($40 tax deductible contribution to non-profit Kentucky Author Forum)

 

Tickets on sale December 17th at The Kentucky Center.

Visit convenient Drive-Thru on Main Street, Monday through Friday

502-584-7777 or : https://tickets.kentuckyperformingarts.org/19953

 

“Great Conversations created in Louisville and heard Nationwide.”

The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forums are made available to PBS member stations nationwide, under the title Great Conversations. KAF is the only Louisville cultural program to be broadcast nationally. ​Forums are also recorded as podcast episodes which are produced by Louisville Public Media, and available on iTunes, NPR, Spotify and Stitcher.

 

The Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by Bittners, Brown-Forman Foundation, The Gheens Foundation, James Graham Brown Foundation, and LDG Development. Other partners include Carmichaels Bookstore, Courier-Journal, Fiddlehead Fund, Kentucky Center for Performing Arts, Snowy Owl Foundation, Inc. and Tallgrass Farm Foundation.

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Published: Harper - January 4th, 2022

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.


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ISBN: 9780358574316
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Published: Mariner Books - October 5th, 2021

"This book has a miraculous quality.... As a memoir this is hard to put down; if you are seeking a better American future you should pick it up.”—Timothy Snyder, New York Times best-selling author of On Tyranny


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With Master of Ceremonies: Representative John Yarmuth 

Carmichael's Community Book Club

Event date: 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Virtual

Join the Zoom meeting HERE

Meeting ID: 834 7801 8113
Passcode: 564383

 

Staff Reviews


 

Where to start with this one? We bear witness to the life story of aging Hollywood bombshell, Evelyn Hugo, through the eyes of the journalist she charges with documenting it. A true beacon of female sexuality and sensuality, I found it hard not to like Evelyn, even in her worst moments. From the beginning of Evelyn's story, her heartbreak, ambition, and sexuality were palpable. As she goes through strategic marriages with various powerful men on the backdrop of the 50s and 60s, Evelyn tries to hide her catatonic, decades-long love for fellow actress, Celia St. James. I was enthralled, bewitched, and beautifully devastated. Highly, highly recommend this.

— From Charlie's Picks

 

June 2017 Indie Next List


Indie next logo“Steeped in the glory of Hollywood when marriages were made for reasons other than love and could be slipped on and off like a fine dinner jacket, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo reveals the behind-the-scenes stories of lives full of hunger, self-pity, jealousy, and rage, as well as lost love. This is a story that could have been pulled from the pages of fan magazines of the '50s. It's so entertainingly real that you will be wondering why you can't remember the great star Evelyn Hugo and the movies she made famous. Read for pure pleasure, and you'll be tempted to play the game of, 'Who is this about, really?' What fun!”
— Linda Bond (E), Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

About the Author


Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Malibu RisingDaisy Jones & the SixThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True LovesMaybe in Another LifeAfter I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com.

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Praise for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo:

“Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.” 
— Buzzfeed

"A novel of Old Hollywood that's simultaneously gossipy and poignant. Look no further for the glamour, ambition and shocking secrets your beach-blanket sessions demand."
— People

“Come for the glam old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend.”
— Cosmopolitan

"In her mesmerizing tale, Taylor Jenkins Reid explores Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine akin to Elizabeth Taylor. Movie icon Evelyn Hugo, now a recluse at 79, unfurls the story of her glamorous life and her scandalous seven marriages."
— Us Weekly

“The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every female reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.” 
— PopSugar

“If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read — as long as you're prepared to cry off all your sunscreen, because this book gets *emotional*. Each of Evelyn's marriages comes with its own hurt and heartbreak, from infidelity and betrayal to domestic abuse. But running throughout Evelyn's tumultuous life is one great love that will leave you sobbing into the pages.” 
— Bustle

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is more than escapism fiction sweeping its audience back to an era when show biz glamour danced with real-life intrigue, romantic entanglements and perceived impropriety. With memorable characters rivaling any Hollywood blockbuster, Taylor Jenkins Reid marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance. It leaves readers asking if they are merely role-playing with those they love or being true to an authentic self.”
— Shelf Awareness, starred review

"[The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is fascinating, emotional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, this is her best work yet."
— Associated Press

"A spellbinding novel about love, glamour and the price of fame."
— Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

"In her latest mesmerizing tale, Reid transports readers back to Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine in the likes of — but more intriguing than — Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she’s also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. Her life’s story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful and will keep readers captivated until the very last page."
— Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is the total package: the very best of Classic Hollywood intrigue, a delicious twist, and incisive commentary on the wages of stardom, especially for women.” 
— Anne Helen Petersen, BuzzFeed culture writer and author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood

"Reid’s characters will enchant readers as they travel through the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood and the truths they both must confront."
— Real Simple

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the queen of queens when it comes to beach reads, and this breathtaking treat proves once again the throne is hers alone.” 
— Redbook

"Addictive, dazzling and bound to leave you in tears (classic Taylor Jenkins Reid), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should be your No. 1 reading priority this summer."
— SheKnows

“Leave it to Taylor Jenkins Reid to keep readers captivated, from the first page to the last. With a parade of lovable characters and unputdownable plotThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should top every reading list this summer.”
— Working Mother

“A cinematic tale with hardscrabble roots, staggering highs and sickening lows. The novel reads like a celebrity tell-all, and this makes it delicious. But it's also got heft, because Hugo's story is one of overcoming adversity, racism and sexism to get to the top. She fails, falls, triumphs and learns difficult lessons about the things that really matter. With this riveting novel,  Reid has created an exceptional character with the wherewithal to take on the patriarchy.” 
— Globe and Mail

"A big, juicy read…Reid expertly captures the hothouse nature of Hollywood…the story is fresh, and the end reveal is worth the wait”
— Historical Novel Society

"This sweeping tale is about an aging Hollywood starlet and the rookie magazine reporter she hires to pen her breathtaking (and scandalous) life story. Trust us: You’ll be swooning over the twist for months."
— Brit & Co.

“Jenkins has crafted another tale sure to appeal to fans of women’s fiction, Susan Meissner, and Beatriz Williams.”
— Library Journal

"Evelyn Hugo is a character who can demand top billing...Reid's heroine reveals her darkest secrets as if she were wiping off makeup at the end of the night—a celebration of human frailty that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all."
— Kirkus Reviews

"Reid knows how to tug at heart strings with unusual tales of finding real and lasting love...the reader [will be] captivated by old Hollywood glamour, intriguing and complex characters, and Reid’s unsurpassed ability to leave her audience reaching for a hankie. An utterly unique take on what truly makes a family.”
— Booklist

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has big, juicy secrets at its heart-- not just about the surprising identity of movie star Evelyn Hugo's true love, but of the lengths she has gone to protect that mysterious lover. Brimming with heartache, betrayal, and a lifetime of Hollywood gossip, this raucous novel will seduce you even as it leaves you wanting more."
— Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and June

"A glamorous romp through Hollywood in its heyday, Taylor Jenkins Reid’s latest offers up several unexpected twists and a dazzling, ambitious movie star who will break your heart."
— Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse

"Evelyn Hugo makes Liz Taylor seem pedestrian. Taylor Jenkins Reid has drawn a rich, emotionally complex heroine who is so real that you'll forget she only lives in the pages of a book. This is an utterly compelling dance with love and tragedy, sometimes both at once; you'll laugh with Evelyn, cry with her, ache with her, and then go back to page one and do it all over again."
— Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, authors of The Royal We

“Anyone who appreciates old Hollywood glamour will want to check this one out.”
— Today.com

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and &ldq


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Evelyn Hugo is a character who can demand top billing...Reid's heroine reveals her darkest secrets as if she were wiping off makeup at the end of the night

Marianne Worthington: The Girl Singer with Special Guests

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Friday, February 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Featuring very special musical guests including Deborah Payne

Register HERE

Masks are required for in-person events.

“In this lively and indelible collection, where the dead stay dancing and the crows are full of quarrel, where hands might be covered in blood or guitar calluses, Marianne Worthington’s hypnotic rhythms and dazzling images transport us to barn dances, the Ryman, kitchen tables, backyard bird feeders, and Knoxville living rooms lit by the TV glow. Reverent of the thin places and defiant in their joy, these poems strum and pluck, vibrate and ring. The voice of The Girl Singer is high, clear, and true.”—Erin Keane, editor in chief of Salon.com

Feminism, Appalachian culture, and country music: three threads beautifully woven into one in Marianne Worthington’s poetry collection The Girl Singer.

The poet grew up in urban Appalachia, listening to country and folk music and letting it live within her. The speakers in The Girl Singer offer lyrical celebrations of the women who performed that music and recite their stories anew. The girl singer is also the poet—one who traces loss through turning seasons, monitors the patterns of neighborhood wildlife, and creates a sisterhood for singing old songs in new ways.

The Girl Singer is part family history, part music, and part nature walk. Worthington’s attentive eye and heart are reflected in the starkly striking and painful images she paints in the poems. Every poem, whether describing a connection with Appalachian wildlife, retelling the lyrics of a classic country tune, reflecting on the speaker’s bloodline, or giving voice to famous musical figures of the past, strikes a powerful chord.

Skillfully divided into three distinct yet harmonious parts, cantillating local, familial, and personal histories, Girl Singer is a collection of lyrical and descriptive poems that offer unique insight on famous and infamous Appalachian tales from this life and the next.

“Poetry is always looking for voices from the wilderness, and with her country music cool, Southeastern Kentucky's Marianne Worthington is a fitting, masterful voice for Appalachia.”—Foreword Reviews

Marianne Worthington is a poet, editor, and cofounder of Still: The Journal. She lives and teaches in southeastern Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX, Grist, Cheap Pop, Chapter 16, and other outlets. She coedited Piano in a Sycamore: Writing Lessons from the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop and is author of a poetry chapbook.

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Skillfully divided into three distinct yet harmonious parts, cantillating local, familial, and personal histories, Girl Singer is a collection of lyrical and descriptive poems that offer unique insight on famous and infamous Appalachian tales from this life and the next.


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With her country music cool, Southeastern Kentucky's Marianne Worthington is a fitting, masterful voice for Appalachia.

Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry presents The Orchard

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Friday, April 1, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Louisville, KY 40204

Due to an unforeseen circumstance, Friday’s event with Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry will now be held virtually at 7pm on Zoom on Friday, April 1. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope you can still join us. 

 

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With her story collection, What Isn't Remembered (published September 1st 2021) longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, Carmichael's is proud to present Ms Gorcheva-Newberry and her debut novel.

 

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

“A timeless tale of memory, desire, dreams lost and altered, love changed and unchanged.”—Yiyun Li, author of Must I Go

 

Coming of age in the USSR in the 1980s, best friends Anya and Milka try to envision a free and joyful future for themselves. They spend their summers at Anya’s dacha just outside of Moscow, lazing in the apple orchard, listening to Queen songs, and fantasizing about trips abroad and the lives of American teenagers. Meanwhile, Anya’s parents talk about World War II, the Blockade, and the hardships they have endured.

By the time Anya and Milka are fifteen, the Soviet Empire is on the verge of collapse. They pair up with classmates Trifonov and Lopatin, and the four friends share secrets and desires, argue about history and politics, and discuss forbidden books. But the world is changing, and the fleeting time they have together is cut short by a sudden tragedy.

Years later, Anya returns to Russia from America, where she has chosen a different kind of life, far from her family and childhood friends. When she meets Lopatin again, he is a smug businessman who wants to buy her parents’ dacha and cut down the apple orchard. Haunted by the ghosts of her youth, Anya comes to the stark realization that memory does not fade or disappear; rather, it moves us across time, connecting our past to our future, joys to sorrows.

Inspired by Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry’s The Orchard powerfully captures the lives of four Soviet teenagers who are about to lose their country and one another, and who struggle to survive, to save their friendship, to recover all that has been lost.

 

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The Orchard is a beautiful portrayal of life lived in enormous change and upheaval, rooted in the history of a vast country, and the process of living beyond the sorrows of the history we inherit. It is a novel worthy of the master, Chekhov, whose great play we see echoed in it—Chekhov, who, as Robert Stone said, gave us a way to see the century he had hardly lived to see. Well, Chekhov and Robert Stone both would admire this novel as I do.”—Richard Bausch, author of Peace
 
The Orchard perfectly captures what news cycles neglect to explore: children whose lives intertwine with history, and the adults they one day become, whose lives are so much more nuanced and monumental than history. Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry brings us a timeless tale of memory, desire, dreams lost and altered, love changed and unchanged.”—Yiyun Lee, author of Must I Go

“In The Orchard, Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry has given us a deeply personal coming-of-age story with the unapologetic sensuality and impressive scope of a García Márquez novel. This is a sublime novel.”—Christine Sneed, author of The Virginity of Famous Men and Paris, He Said
 
“The term ‘Chekovian’ gets tossed around far too freely these days, but in the case of Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry’s beautiful novelistic debut, nothing less will suffice, for reasons that will soon become apparent to the discerning reader. Gorcheva-Newberry is among the most subtle and evocative writers I have read in many years. This novel is a gem, and its author is a major new voice in contemporary fiction. This may be the first time you’ve heard of her. But it will not be the last.”—Steve Yarbrough, author of The Unmade World

The Orchard is extraordinary. Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry captures a generation’s coming-of-age during perestroika with aching empathy and in language that is by turns transcendent and unsparing. Drawing back her own curtain on a world few outside the Iron one could have fathomed, Gorcheva-Newberry delivers an electrifying novel, brimming with passion, pathos, and searing insights into Russia’s turbulent and richly textured past. I literally didn’t want the novel to end.”—Jennifer Cody Epstein, author of Wunderland
 
“Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry exquisitely chronicles the pervasive losses and loves of her four unforgettable ‘Perestroika generation’ characters. The Orchard is a fitting homage to the great Chekhov himself.”—Cristina García, author of Here in Berlin and Dreaming in Cuban

“This tender debut novel tips its hat to Chekhov’s last play. Snow, politics, orchards, love, death, and guilt figure in the experience of best friends in their coming-of-age in the Russia of perestroika. Gorcheva-Newberry conveys the poignance of adolescent urgency with a poet’s elliptical dash. The Orchard is a great pleasure, a novel that reminds us of that intense time of life when it all mattered.”—Christine Schutt, author of Pure Hollywood

"Gorcheva-Newberry’s stunning debut novel (after the collection What Isn’t Remembered) follows two girls as they navigate the hardships of growing up in communist Russia. Anya Raneva’s and Milka Putova’s childhoods in the early 1980s are deeply impacted by the Cold War. They play war (and sex) games with limbless dolls, belittle their parents’ concerns about the toilet paper shortage and rationing, and dream about running away from Moscow and eloping in Paris. They reference Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard repeatedly, in heated discussions with their other friends about social class, inequality, and change. (The play becomes something of a manifesto for Anya and her peers, even if they don’t relate specifically to its antiquated characters.) As the story progresses, the author builds a complicated and intense friendship between the independently minded Anya and Milka, who question tradition during a time when Russians tended to build close families in order to survive (“Could a woman be happy without a man? Could she be respected if she had no children? Could she ever be as free as a man?”). They spend their early teenage years longing for more freedom, but at 16, when the iron curtain falls, a cascading tragedy involving a pregnancy swiftly follows, and their dreams of seeing the world together and studying at a prestigious university turn bitter. Gorcheva-Newberry pulls off a tragic and nostalgic love letter to a much-tried generation. This is a winner."  -Publishers Weekly

 

The Orchard: A Novel By Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593356012
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 15th, 2022

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.


What Isn't Remembered: Stories (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction) By Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496229137
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2021

Winner of the Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, the stories in What Isn’t Remembered explore the burden, the power, and the nature of love between people who often feel misplaced and estranged from their deepest selves and the world, where they cannot find a home.


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Jayne Moore Waldrop presents Drowned Town

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Friday, February 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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In Conversation with Silas House

 

“They had been told their sacrifice was for the public good. They were never told how much they would miss it, or for how long.”

Drowned Town explores the multigenerational impact caused by the loss of home and illuminates the joys and sorrows of a group of people bound together by western Kentucky’s Land Between the Lakes and the lakes that lie on either side of it. The linked stories are rooted in a landscape forever altered by the mid-twentieth-century impoundment of the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers and the seizing of property under the power of eminent domain to create a national recreation area on the narrow strip of land between the lakes. The massive federal land and water projects completed in quick succession were designed to serve the public interest by providing hydroelectric power, flood control, and economic progress for the region— at great sacrifice for those who gave up their homes, livelihoods, towns, and history.

The narrative follows two women whose lives are shaped by their friendship and connection to the place, and their stories go back and forth in time to show how the creation of the lakes both healed and hurt the people connected to them. In the process, the stories emphasize the importance of sisterhood and family, both blood and created, and how we cannot separate ourselves from our places in the world.

“In graceful prose, dotted with zingers and surprises, Jayne Moore Waldrop weaves a modern story of reconciliation and hope around this heartbreaking history. I’m impressed by her undaunted plunge into the subject and the compelling fiction she comes up with.”—Bobbie Ann Mason, author of Dear Ann

“Drowned Town is a tender, touching book about a thoroughly urbanized and cynical Louisville attorney shedding her prejudices about country life and ways to find love amid the watery landscapes of western Kentucky. As a backdrop for the developing romance, Jayne Moore Waldrop offers a tender portrait of women’s friendship, and poignantly evokes the countryside and towns before their flooding by the great TVA lakes.”—Fenton Johnson, author of The Man Who Loved Birds

Jayne Moore Waldrop, a western Kentucky native, is the author of Retracing My Steps, a finalist in the 2018 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Contest, and Pandemic Lent: A Season in Poems. Waldrop’s work has appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Still: The Journal, Appalachian Review, New Madrid Review, Deep South Magazine, New Limestone Review, Women Speak, and other literary journals.

Silas House is a nationally bestselling writer whose work frequently appears in The New York Times.  He is a former commentator for NPR and his work has been widely published in journals and magazines.  He has lectured internationally and is widely regarded as one of the major writers of the American South.

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Published: Fireside Industries - October 26th, 2021

"They had been told their sacrifice was for the public good. They were never told how much they would miss it, or for how long."


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In graceful prose, dotted with zingers and surprises, Waldrop weaves a modern story of reconciliation and hope around this heartbreaking history.

Lee Cole presents Groundskeeping

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 7:00pm
15 Bellevoir Circle
Louisville, KY 40223

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An indelible love story about two very different people navigating the entanglements of class and identity and coming of age in an America coming apart at the seams—this is "an extraordinary debut about the ties that bind families together and tear them apart across generations" (Ann Patchett, best-selling author of The Dutch House).

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Owen Callahan, an aspiring writer, moves back to Kentucky to live with his Trump-supporting uncle and grandfather. Eager to clean up his act after wasting time and potential in his early twenties, he takes a job as a groundskeeper at a small local college, in exchange for which he is permitted to take a writing course.
 
Here he meets Alma Hazdic, a writer in residence who seems to have everything that Owen lacks—a prestigious position, an Ivy League education, success as a writer. They begin a secret relationship, and as they grow closer, Alma—who comes from a liberal family of Bosnian immigrants—struggles to understand Owen’s fraught relationship with family and home. 
 
Exquisitely written; expertly crafted; dazzling in its precision, restraint, and depth of feeling, Groundskeeping is a novel of haunting power and grace from a prodigiously gifted young writer.


 

About the Author


LEE COLE was born and grew up in rural Kentucky. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he now lives in New York.

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“Scrupulously perceptive . . . Groundskeeping is filled with close observation, detailed shading. It is an absorbing love story, but it is also an examination of class in America, and it captures with sharp insight a moment in recent history.”
—Colm Tóibín, author of Brooklyn

“An extraordinary debut about the ties that bind families together and tear them apart across generations--this is a fierce, tender, and wholly unforgettable work from a hugely gifted writer.”
—Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House
 

"A coming-of-age story inextricably bound with a love story, Groundskeeping gets at the hard work of finding your place in the world, the burden and exhilaration of fighting for who you might be . . . It's frankly preposterous this is a debut novel when Lee Cole's writing has such ease and authority and his storytelling rings so true."
—Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle

Groundskeeping is a smart, funny, exhilarating debut about that time in life when you are clawing your way to a future that feels murky and impossible to reach. Lee Cole takes a hard look at our fraught cultural moment, our divides large and small, with fresh insight and wisdom and tenderness. I truly loved it.”
—Lily King, author of Euphoria and Writers & Lovers
 

"It’s one thing for a writer to have a great eye and another for him to know what it’s for. Lee Cole’s constantly roving eye is sharp and unerring and it misses exactly nothing. In his debut novel, Groundskeeping, he witnesses with great sympathy the painful passage between youth and adulthood that leaves us all the worse for wear."
—Richard Russo, author of Straight Man

“With brilliant descriptions of the rural South, Cole’s slow burn of a debut novel achingly explores the definition of home, fate, and our shared humanity." —Poornima Apte, Booklist [starred review]

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Published: Knopf - March 1st, 2022

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • An indelible love story about two very different people navigating the entanglements of class and identity and coming of age in an America coming apart at the seams—this is "an extraordinary debut about the ties that bind families together and tear them apart across generations" (Ann Patchett, best-selling author of The Dutch House


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Lee Cole's stunning debut presented at the Northeast Regional Library - a Kentucky story "about the ties that bind families together and tear them apart across generations." - Ann Patchett

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration By Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts Cover Image
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Published: Gallery Books - February 1st, 2022

With deeply personal and uplifting essays in the vein of Black Girls Rock, You Are Your Best Thing, and I Really Needed This Today, this is “a necessary testimony on the magic and beauty of our capacity to live and love fully and out loud” (Kerry Washington).

When Tracey M.


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