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C. Robert & Victoria A. Ullrich

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
The first German immigrants in Louisville were shoemakers, bakers, butchers, blacksmiths and brewers--literally everything from basket makers to carriage manufacturers. Later, these industrious immigrants became captains of industry and influence in the city. August Prante's family built many of the magnificent organs for Louisville churches. Abraham Flexner was a pioneer in medical education, while Louis Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on the United States Supreme Court. William George Stuber, the son of Louisville photographer Michael Stuber, became the president of the Eastman Kodak Company. C. Robert Ullrich and Victoria A. Ullrich present a series of essays detailing how German immigrants shaped the industry and culture of Louisville.
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By C. Robert Ullrich (Editor), Victoria A. Ullrich (Editor)
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Published: History Press - September 9th, 2019

The first German immigrants in Louisville were shoemakers, bakers, butchers, blacksmiths and brewers--literally everything from basket makers to carriage manufacturers. Later, these industrious immigrants became captains of industry and influence in the c.


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Suki Anderson

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Suki Anderson is a dream journalist, a.k.a. subconscious fiction artist. A visual artist since she could hold a crayon, she is currently drawing her dreams. She is CEO of Suki Design Lab, home to her freelance design and line of diseased products and other oddities. She is the singer in Big Momma Thorazine. She is also the art director of Louisville Magazine. She has called Louisville home for the last 25 years.

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Nicole Cushing

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

About the book: Award-winning author Noelle Cashman is no stranger to depression and anxiety. In fact, her entire authorial brand, showcased in such titles as The Girl with the Gun in Her MouthLeather Noose, and The Breath Curse, has been built on the hopeless phantasmagoric visions she experiences when in the grip of paranoid psychosis. But Noelle has had enough, and, author brand be damned, has found help for her illness in the form of an oblong yellow pill, taken twice daily.

Since starting on this medication, Noelle’s symptoms have gone into remission. She’s taken up jogging. She’s joined a softball team. For the first time in Noelle’s life, she feels hope. She’s even started work on a nonfiction book, a history of her small southern Indiana town.

But then Noelle starts to notice the overwhelming Grayness that dominates her neighborhood, slathered over everything like a thick coat of snot, threatening to assimilate all.

 

Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide and a two-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. Her second novel, A Sick Gray Laugh, will be released August 27, 2019 by Word Horde. A stand-alone novella, The Half-Freaks (published by Grimscribe Press) will also appear in 2019. Nicole lives and works in Indiana.

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Casey Cep

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted—thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend.

Sitting in the audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case.

Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

 

CASEY CEP is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in English, she earned an M.Phil in theology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among other publications. This is her first book.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947869
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Time, LitHub, Vulture, Glamour, O Magazine, Town and Country, Suspense Magazine, Inside Hook

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Kim Michele Richardson and Joshilyn Jackson

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Join us for a very exciting free event at our Frankfort Ave. store with Kim MIchele Richardson, Joshilyn Jackson, and Anne Bogel to celebrate Kim's new book The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.
 

This event is free, but we request that you RSVP to this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kim-michele-richardson-and-joshilyn-jackson-tickets-66919069739

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ISBN: 9781492671527
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

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The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything--everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.


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ISBN: 9780062855312
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Published: William Morrow - July 30th, 2019

“Wonderful—suspense and surprises, real characters, and a scary, ominous backbeat.  This feels like the book Jackson was born to write.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author


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Carrie Cooke Ketterman

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

The banks of the Ohio River, where picnic grounds flourished and steamboat travel was abundant, provided an ideal location for amusement parks to thrive in Kentuckiana, a term used to describe the Louisville and southern Indiana area. Popular amusement parks such as Glenwood Park, Rose Island, White City, Fontaine Ferry, and Kiddieland welcomed visitors as early as 1902, and the more successful parks continued to operate well into the 1960s. Visitors to these parks enjoyed steamboat excursions, live music, rides, games, picnics, sporting events, and more. These parks were not only for amusement seekers but also for keen businessmen like David Rose, who purchased Fern Grove in 1923 and renamed the park Rose Island. Transportation businesses thrived, with steamboats like the Idlewild (now the Belle of Louisville) providing regular transportation to the parks along the Ohio River. In addition to an increase in river traffic, companies like the New Albany Traction Company purchased the area that would become Glenwood Park from the well-known Beharrel family, of New Albany, Indiana, and provided rail transportation to their park.

 

Louisville native Carrie Cooke Ketterman is an amateur historian with a great love of vintage amusement parks and an interest in preserving history for future generations to discover and enjoy. Numerous libraries, public archives, and private collections of individuals were instrumental in the development of this book.

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ISBN: 9781467128308
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 25th, 2019

Once upon a time, the banks of the Ohio River provided an ideal location where amusement parks thrived - the area simply known as "Kentuckiana "


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Phillip March Jones & Guy Mendes

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Walks to the Paradise Garden is the last unpublished manuscript of the late American poet, photographer, publisher, Black Mountain alumnus and bon viveur Jonathan Williams (1929-2008). This 352-page book chronicles Williams' road trips across the Southern United States with photographers Guy Mendes and Roger Manley in search of the most authentic and outlandish artists the South had to offer. Williams describes the project thus: "The people and places in Walks to the Paradise Garden exist along the blue highways of America.... We have traveled many thousands of miles, together and separately, to document what tickled us, what moved us, and what (sometimes) appalled us." Taking its name from the famous artwork by Howard Finster, Walks to the Paradise Garden brings to light rare images and stories of Southern artists and creators who existed in near anonymity during the last half of the 20th century. Organized in chapters devoted to each artist, the book features Banner Blevins, Henry Dorsey, Sam Doyle, Howard Finster, Lonnie Holley, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Sister Gertrude Morgan, William C. Owens, Vollis Simpson, Edgar Tolson and Jeff Williams, among many others.

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By Phillip March Jones (Editor), Jonathan Williams (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Roger Manley (Photographer)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781732848207
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Published: Institute 193 - April 23rd, 2019

A classic grand tour of Southern folk art, from Howard Finster to Lonnie Holley


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Charles King & Maggie Paxson

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

In Gods of the Upper Air, Charles King prepares a dazzling group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s--a sweeping chronicle of how society began to question the basic ways of understanding other cultures and themselves.

CHARLES KING is the author of seven books, including Midnight at the Pera Palace and Odessa, winner of a National Jewish Book Award. His essays and articles have appeared in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and The New Republic. He is a professor of international affairs and government at Georgetown University.

During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers--mostly children--as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. Paxson examines why in The Plateau.

MAGGIE PAXSON is a writer, anthropologist, and performer. She is the author of Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village, and her essays have appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, Wilson Quarterly, and Aeon. Fluent in Russian and French, she has worked in rural communities in northern Russia, the Caucasus, and upland France.

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ISBN: 9781594634758
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers—mostly children—as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. Why?


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ISBN: 9780385542197
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Published: Doubleday - August 6th, 2019

2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

From an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it—a sweeping chronicle of discovery and the fascinating origin story of our multicultural world.


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Karen Abbott

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

"In Karen Abbott's hands, the saga of bootlegger George Remus is more than just a rollicking tale of money, obsession, and murder (although it is certainly that), it's nonfiction's answer to The Great Gatsby and an instant classic. Scrupulously researched and packed with jaw-dropping details, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the most thrilling narrative I have read in a long time." --Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Devil in the Grove and Beneath a Ruthless Sun

 

The Ghosts of Eden Park is the epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times-bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.

KAREN ABBOTT is the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, American Rose, and, most recently, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. A native of Philadelphia, she now lives in New York City.

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ISBN: 9780451498625
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Published: Crown - August 6th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

“Gatsby-era noir at its best.”—Erik Larson


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Mike Bramer

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Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

This story provides context and answers to "The House on Pope Lick Road." Where did Laura's protector come from? Who is the lady in the woods? The Road to the Pope Lick Trestle continues the journey in this three part series which will culminate with the final chapter, "The Monster under the Trestle."

Mike Bramer was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He has worked his entire adult life for the YMCA. He is an avid fan of movies and great stories. His inaugural book was inspired by the train trestles near where he lives today. He and his daughter, Makenzie, often explored the main characters journey over dinner. The mystery around the trestles and a number of deaths provided the setting for the suspenseful storyline.

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