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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
$19.95
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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Tony Earley Party

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Jim the Boy: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316198950
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2001

Both delightful and wise, Jim the Boy brilliantly captures the pleasures and fears of youth at a time when America itself was young and struggling to come into its own.


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Andrew Shaffer

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683691228
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Published: Quirk Books - July 9th, 2019

In the sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel Hope Never Dies, Obama and Biden reprise their roles as BFFs-turned-detectives as they chase Obama's stolen cell phone through the streets of Chicago--and right into a vast conspiracy.


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Tracy Banghart

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Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: When the new, brutal Superior banishes Nomi from Bellaqua, she finds herself powerless and headed towards her all-but-certain death. Her only hope is to find her sister, Serina, on the prison island of Mount Ruin. But when Nomi arrives, it is not the island of conquered, broken women that they expected. It is an island in the grip of revolution, and Serina--polite, submissive Serina--is its leader.

Betrayal, grief, and violence have changed both sisters, and the women of Mount Ruin have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of their island prison. They plan to sweep across the entire kingdom, issuing in a new age of freedom for all. But first they'll have to get rid of the new Superior, and only Nomi knows how.

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, and several mischievous fur babies. She wrote Grace and Fury while living in Hawaii.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316471459
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

A fierce sequel full of sisterhood, heart pounding action, betrayal, and intrigue in the royal court in a series that "breathes new life into the feminist story of oppression and resistance" (Publisher's Weekly).


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Peach Truck Cookbook

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: A beautifully designed, lush Southern cookbook celebrating the peach as a key ingredient in everything from salads to sausages to sorbet, from the owners of a beloved and highly successful Nashville-based peach company -- featuring gorgeous photos and 100 delicious recipes.

Stephen and Jessica Rose are the co-founders of The Peach Truck, which has been featured in national media from The Today Show to Food and Wine to Southern Living, and was named to Facebook’s Small Business Council. They live in Nashville, Tennessee with their three children.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501192678
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Published: Scribner - June 25th, 2019

A warm and stylish Southern cookbook, from the owners of the beloved Nashville-based The Peach Truck, celebrating all things peach in 100 fresh and flavorful recipes.

When Stephen and Jessica Rose settled in Nashville, they fell in love with their new city. Their only reservation: Where were the luscious peaches that Stephen remembered from his childhood in Georgia?


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Louisville Story Program

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

The Louisville Story Program strengthens the bonds of community by amplifying unheard voices and untold stories. Through rigorous writing and oral history workshops, and with professional editorial support, participating LSP authors from historically underrepresented communities document the richness of lived experience in Louisville communities from the inside out, and in their own words. Their work is published in professionally designed books, exhibits, and radio programs that promote dialogue across the community and increase awareness of overlooked aspects of Louisville's culture and history. Our authors are paid for their work, and we leverage their achievements into as many additional professional, educational, cultural, and social opportunities for them as possible.

Please join us for a reading from LSP's latest collection of stories, No Single Sparrow Makes a Summer.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780991476541
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Published: Louisville Story Program - October 2nd, 2018

In narratives rooted in six countries, nine young women document cultural and geographic communities of South Louisville from the inside, exploring topics such as the refugee experience, juvenile detention, motherhood, misperceptions of their neighborhoods, and more.


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Deb Spera

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and owner of the Branchville Sewing Circle, a business left to her by her father when he passed.

Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets, and the ferocity of motherhood.

Deb Spera was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two of her three children. She owns her own television company, One-Two Punch Productions, and has executive produced such shows as Criminal Minds, Army Wives, Reaper, and Finding Carter. She is a finalist for The Montana Prize in fiction and a two-time finalist for the Kirkwood literary prize. Her work has been published in Sixfold, Garden and Gun, The Wascana Review, and L.A. Yoga Journal. She’s the co-writer of the play, On The Road To Kitty Hawk, produced by Actors Theater Of Louisville. Call Your Daughter Home is her first novel.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780778307747
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Published: Park Row - June 11th, 2019

A stunning tour de force following three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great DepressionIt's 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy.


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Louis Bayard

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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Louis Bayard is a New York Times Notable Book author and has been shortlisted for both the Edgar and Dagger awards for his historical thrillers, which include The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy. His most recent novel was the critically acclaimed young-adult title Lucky Strikes. He lives in Washington, DC, and teaches at George Washington University.

Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616208479
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 23rd, 2019

A page-turning novel about the brilliant, melancholic future president and the two people who knew him best: his handsome and charming confidant (and roommate), Joshua Speed, and the spirited young debutante Mary Todd.
 
A Washington Post Bestseller
A May Indie Next Pick
An Apple Books Best of the Month for April
A People Magazine Best Book of the


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Charles Frazier

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Cold Mountain (1997), his highly acclaimed first novel, was an international bestseller, won the National Book Award in 1997, and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film by Anthony Minghella in 2003. Charles's second novel, Thirteen Moons (2006), was a New York Times bestseller and named a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His third novel, Nightwoods (2011), also a New York Times bestseller, is a critically acclaimed literary thriller set in a fictional Western North Carolina town in the early 1960s. Charles's latest novel, Varina, an instant New York Times bestseller released in April of 2018, is a fictional reimagining of the life of Varina Howell Davis before, during, and after the American Civil War.

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ISBN: 9780062405999
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Published: Ecco - April 16th, 2019

Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on?

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War


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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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$22.99
ISBN: 9781632061836
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Published: Restless Books - April 2nd, 2019

Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family to a New England suburb in the 1970s. At school, she confronts racism as one of the few kids with a brown face.


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