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Ed McClanahan

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book:In Not Even Immortality Lasts Forever, McClanahan crafts his coming-of-age tales with comic wit and refreshing honesty, inviting readers to relive the memories that shaped his character and career-from hilarious childhood antics in small-town Kentucky to eye-opening adventures on the West Coast Not Even Immortality Lasts Forever is a vivid retelling of Ed McClanahan's life, from his early years growing up in rural northeastern Kentucky to his departure for the West Coast in pursuit of a writing career.

ED MCCLANAHAN, a native of northeastern Kentucky, is the author of several books, including The Natural Man and Famous People I Have Known. He is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, two Yaddo fellowships, and an Al Smith Fellowship. He has taught at Oregon State University, Stanford, the University of Kentucky, the University of Montana, and Northern Kentucky University. He lives in Kentucky with his wife.

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ISBN: 9781640092600
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 18th, 2020

McClanahan crafts his coming-of-age tales with comic wit and refreshing honesty, inviting readers to relive the memories that shaped his character and career--from hilarious childhood antics in small-town Kentucky to eye-opening adventures on the West Coast


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Hannah Drake

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Hannah L. Drake is an author, speaker, and activist who offers a compelling and motivational message hoping to inspire her audience to do something to make this world a better place.

Dear White Women, It's Not You. It's Me. I'm Breaking Up With You!: Commentaries on Race, White Feminism, Allyship and Intersectionality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997299229
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Published: Drake Publishing - October 14th, 2019

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One Blue Wall

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

One Blue Wall is a creative publication that values diversity, freedom of expression, and a sense of community within the youth of Louisville. Through our biannual literary magazine, our website, and our events, we strive to provide a spotlight for various forms of creative media and an outlet for like-minded, passionate people to connect with each other. 

 

In the latest issue, Diary of First Mate John, each piece of writing concerns a man named John, whether it speaks from his perspective, builds a world around him, or recounts an interaction or relationship that he has created with another person. Each writer was given the character knowing only his name and his loose relationship with the sea. The result was a wide variety of pieces illustrating who John was. Ultimately, it is an amalgamation of styles, in which the pieces read like a collaged anthology that recounts the life of the consistent character, first mate John.

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BOOM Project

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

 Co-editors Bonnie Omer Johnson and Kimberly Crum, announce the publication of The Boom Project: Voices of a Generationa collection of stories, essays and poems by writers, born between 1946 and 1964, who have lived (or are living now) in communities along the Ohio River, between Pittsburgh, PA and Cairo, ILL.

In this collection, readers will find writing that is provocative, lush, witty, accessible and universal. More than forty writers speak on a variety of topics—the river, home, cultural and historical events, coming of age and the coming of aging. Some writers have extensive publishing histories; for others, this is their first publication. All speak in voices that will resound.

 

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Kentucky Author Forum with James Stavridis

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Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
501 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Carmichael's Bookstore is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Author Forum as they present Admiral James Stravidis. Buy your tickets here.

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ISBN: 9780525559931
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Published: Penguin Press - October 15th, 2019

From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in history


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Chris Dennis

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206


A yacht races to outrun a tsunami. A young man jailed on a drug charge forms a relationship with his cellmate that is by turns tender and brutal. A family buys a rural slaughterhouse, and tensions with their religious neighbors quickly escalate. A teen raised by his eccentric gay father, a Turkish immigrant, finds his life fractured by violence. A fictionalized Coretta Scott King, surveilled and harassed by the FBI, considers the costs of her life with her husband.

Here Is What You Do is a bravura, far-ranging collection, its stories linked by sorrow and latent hope, each one drilling toward its characters’ darkest emotional centers. In muscularly robust prose, with an unfailing eye for human drives and frailties, Chris Dennis captures the raw need, desire, cruelty, and promise that animate our lives.

Chris Dennis holds an MFA in Fiction from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also received a postgraduate fellowship. His work has appeared in Granta, West Branch, and New Stories from the Midwest.

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ISBN: 9781641290364
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Published: Soho Press - June 25th, 2019

A debut short story collection that explores the vulnerability, grit, and complex nature of our humanity from a new, vital queer voice. 
 


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Idris Goodwin

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
 

Idris Goodwin uses the written and spoken word to incite and inspire. An award-winning writer/performer who coined the term “break beat poet,” Goodwin is the author of the Pushcart–nominated essay and poetry collection These Are The Breaks (Write Bloody). He’s had several publications with Haymarket Books including Inauguration (cowritten with Nico Wilkinson),winner of the 2017 Literary Arts Award from the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Human Highlight: Ode to Dominique Wilkins,and the controversial play This Is Modern Artboth cowritten with Kevin Coval.

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ISBN: 9781642590272
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 15th, 2019

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Tony Earley Party

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

When Samantha Miller started working at Carmichael's four years ago, she asked if we could sell an older book, Jim The Boy, published in 2001. It was one of her favorite books, and she swore that if we carried it, we could sell it. Now, we've sold over 100 copies of this beloved book, and we are going to celebrate. Tony Earley himself will be here, along with actors from the Kentucky Shakespeare Company, and we'll also have cake and live music. So, even if you've never read the book, join us to celebrate a fabulous bookseller and one of her favorite writers of all time. 

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ISBN: 9780316198950
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 1st, 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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Barbara Brown Taylor

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Please RSVP for this event at our store using this link. The event is free and open to the public: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barbara-brown-taylor-tickets-68501845865

Beloved Episcopal Priest and New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations .

Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of fourteen books, including An Altar in the World, which won the Silver Nautilus Award; Leaving Church, which received an Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writers Association and was named Theologos Best General Interest Book; and Learning to Walk in the Dark, which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Religion Books of 2014 and received a 2015 Living Now Book Award. Taylor recently retired as the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where taught since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural northeast Georgia with her husband Ed.

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ISBN: 9780062406569
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Published: HarperOne - March 12th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller


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Carmichael's Loves Poetry

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's presents Pat Owen, Frank X Walker, and Katerina Stoykova on October 17th for a joint poetry reading.

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ISBN: 9781936628476
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Published: Accents Publishing - February 15th, 2019

"Pat Owen is that rare poet who witnesses the divine in actually-lived lives--in wrinkles and caf's, otters and baseball, vulvas and ferns. Here is a music as attentive and tender as the practitioner's Zazen-breath, and like the Zazen master, here is a tenderness that is hard, sharp, quick.


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ISBN: 9786197153439
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Published: Accents Publishing - March 17th, 2019

Second Skin by Katerina Stoykova discusses the horrors of growing up in domestic violence, and focuses on some of the long-term effects of such upbringings. This poetry collection features three main characters--a mother, a father and a child. The story of the family is told from the child's perspective.


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ISBN: 9781936628490
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Published: Accents Publishing - April 1st, 2019

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