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Kevin Gibson

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Keep Louisville Weird!

Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky's largest city– covering the strange, the surprising, the silly locales, history, and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the "Happy Bithday" song. Secret Louisville will serve as the hometown tour guide you didn't know you needed. You won't want to miss this free signing and presentation from the author that brought us 100 Things To Do in Louisville Before You Die, Kevin Gibson. 

Kevin Gibson is a Louisville-based freelance author of Secret LouisvilleHe writes about everything from food, beer, entertainment tourism. You've probably seen his work in LEO Weekly and on InsiderLouisville.com. In his 25 years as a professional writer, he has won numerous journalism awards and is author of Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft (2014).

Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681060712
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Published: Reedy Press - March 30th, 2017

Where would you find a professional recording studio that doubles as a funeral parlor? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even the last ruins of a once-elite neighborhood of mansions owned by New Orleans millionaires? That would be Louisville as well.


100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781681060316
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Published: Reedy Press - April 2016

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Grace Talusan

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
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ISBN: 9781632061836
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Published: Restless Books - April 9th, 2019

Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

“Grace Talusan writes eloquently about the most unsayable things: the deep gravitational pull of family, the complexity of navigating identity as an immigrant, and the ways we move forward even as we carry our traumas with us.


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Diane McPhail

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Louisville, KY 40206
The Abolitionist's Daughter Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496720306
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Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - April 30th, 2019

In her sweeping debut, Diane C. McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history—Southern Abolitionists—and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict.
 


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Greg Gitschier

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Sneakin' Deacon: From Secret Service to Sacred Service Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941953686
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Published: Butler Books - December 2018

Cop, Secret Service agent, private consultant, and bodyguard … Greg Gitschier has led an exciting life. He's protected presidents and royalty, tracked down international criminals, and cracked tough cases.


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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 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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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. 

Any Other Place: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949467000
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Published: Blair - April 23rd, 2019

A Korean woman in rural Kentucky clings to the love found in her new marriage as the mountain above her washes away.
A dutiful daughter struggles to help her father navigate their shared grief--and the sudden release of dangerous, exotic animals.
A new father driven by his pride confronts Japanese soldiers in a harrowing raid on his home.


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Alix E. Harrow

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
The Ten Thousand Doors of January Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316421997
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Published: Redhook - September 10th, 2019

In the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.

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


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Katy Yocom & Savannah Sipple

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Three Ways to Disappear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618220837
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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
The Milk Hours: Poems Cover Image
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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
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Southernmost Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

“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, evange


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ISBN: 9781616206253
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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, evange


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