About LOST GIRLS: In her debut collection, author Ellen Birkett Morris takes a deep dive into the lives of women and girls, artfully mixing humor and insight to illuminate relationships and characters with crisp, elegant prose and wit.
ELLEN BIRKETT MORRIS is an award-winning writer, teacher and editor based in Louisville, Kentucky. Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, The Antioch Review, The Notre Dame Review, and The South Carolina Review, among other journals. Her commentaries have been heard on public radio stations across the United States. She is a winner of the Bevel Summers Prize for Short Fiction and the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. Morris holds an MFA from Queens University-Charlotte
About YOURS, JEAN: Lawrenceville, Illinois, 1952: Jean De Belle, the new high school librarian, is eager to begin the next phase of her young life after breaking off her engagement to Charlie Camplain. She has no way of knowing that in a few short hours, Charlie will arrive at the school, intent on convincing her to take back his ring. In the vein of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers and Elizabeth Strout’s beloved Anything Is Possible, Yours, Jean is a novel about small town manners and the loneliness that drives people to do things they never imagined.
LEE MARTIN is the author of five novels, including The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He has also published three memoirs and two short story collections, most recently The Mutual UFO Network, in addition to the craft book, Telling Stories. He is the winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. He teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University.
Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with Eric Roorda.
About the book: Collecting texts from all corners of the world that span antiquity to the present, The Ocean Reader charts humans' relationship to the ocean, treating it as a dynamic site of history, culture, and politics.
About the author:
Eric Paul Roorda is Professor of History at Bellarmine University; coeditor of The Dominican Republic Reader and author of The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930–1945, both also published by Duke University Press; and editor of Twain at Sea: The Maritime Writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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Published: Duke University Press - January 17th, 2020
From prehistoric times to the present, the Ocean has been used as a highway for trade, a source of food and resources, and a space for recreation and military conquest, as well as an inspiration for religion, culture, and the arts. The Ocean Reader charts humans' relationship to the Ocean, which has often been seen as a changeless space without a history.
Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with author Matthew Algeo.
In All This Marvelous Potential, author Matthew Algeo meticulously retraces RFK’s tour of eastern Kentucky, visiting the places he visited and meeting with the people he met. Algeo explains how and why the region has changed since 1968, and why it matters for the rest of the country. The similarities between then and now are astonishing: divisive politics, racial strife, economic uncertainty, and environmental alarm. This book provides a new portrait of Robert Kennedy, a politician who, for all his faults, had the uncommon courage to stand up to a president from his own party and shine a light on America’s shortcomings.
About the author: Matthew Algeo is the author of Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure, The President Is a Sick Man, and Abe & Fido. An award-winning journalist, Algeo has reported from four continents for public radio’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, and Morning Edition.
Carmichael's is delighted to present Ottessa Moshfegh for a reading and discussion of her new book, DEATH IN HER HANDS. Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store on Wednesday, April 29th at 7PM for a chance to hear from and meet Ottessa!
Ottessa Moshfegh is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a New York Times bestseller; Homesick for Another World, a New York Times Book Review notable book of the year; Eileen, which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction; and McGlue, which won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. Her stories have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, the Plimpton Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Penguin Press - June 23rd, 2020
"[An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art." -Kevin Power, The New Yorker
Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with essayist Samantha Irby! Samantha will be in conversation with Louisville's own Minda Honey.
Samantha writes a blog called bitches gotta eat and is the author of two previous essay collections, MEATY and WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE. Her new book is WOW, NO THANK YOU.
Minda Honey is a professional writer whose work has been featured by Longreads, the Oxford American, the Guardian, Playboy, Vice and elsewhere. She writes a relationship advice column for her local alt-weekly and is an assistant professor and director of the creative writing BFA program at Spalding.
Join us at our Frankfort Avenue store for an evening with the contributors to No Fascist USA!
About the book: No Fascist USA! is the story of how a national grassroots network fought a resurgence of the KKK and other fascist groups during the Reagan years, laying the groundwork for today’s anti-fascist/anti-racist movements.