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Kentucky Author Forum with Dani Shapiro

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
501 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Carmichael's Bookstore is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Author Forum as they present Dani Shapiro on September 25th. Buy your tickets here.

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732714
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Published: Knopf - January 15th, 2019



A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR according to Elle, Real Simple, and Kirkus Reviews

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Jojo Moyes

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
1320 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208

Tickets can be purchased when you follow this link: 


Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present a truly special event with bestselling author Jojo Moyes in conversation with Emily Bingham at The Woman's Club of Louisville at 1320 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208.

Join us on Saturday, October 12th at 7pm.

Tickets are general admission and each ticket includes a signed hardcover copy of THE GIVER OF STARS.

THE GIVER OF STARS is an epic tale of friendship and adventure, based on a true story set in Depression-era Kentucky. Horseback Librarians of Kentucky were real, but as always, Jojo has created a larger-than-life group of women facing unbelievable odds. Here, in a gripping slice of little-known Americana, she provides a rare story of heroism that is so needed in today's world. Jojo gives us not one, but five strong, intriguing and very different women to root for here, told with her signature flair for the telling detail of character, and her signature humor as well.

Ticket link: https://louisvilletickets.com/events/Carmichaels-Presents-Jojo-Moyes-10-12-2019

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Ann Patchett

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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Main Library
301 York St.
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present Ann Patchett at the Main Branch of the Louisville Public Library. Tickets for this FREE program will be available starting August 1st through this link: http://www.lfpl.org/tickets/author-tickets.asp

Pre-ordering the book through Carmichael's is the only way to get a signed copy at this event. Some signed copied will be available for purchase at the event, but a pre-order will guarantee you a signed copy.

Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time.

Ann Patchett is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, What now?, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. She has won numerous prizes, including the PEN/ Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl VanDevender, and their dog, Sparky.


The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062963673
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Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

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Wendell Berry

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Crescent Hill Baptist Church
2800 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

UPDATE: This event is sold out. An RSVP is required for attendance. 


RSVP REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wendell-berry-conversation-tickets-60811502842?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTYzNjY1OTcvZW1pbHlAY2hiY2t5Lm9yZy8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend


Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present Wendell Berry at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 26th at 7PM!

Since the 1977 publication of his masterwork The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, the writing of Wendell Berry has shaped the conversation about how we choose to eat, farm, and live. One of America’s finest literary voices, Berry advocates with wisdom and forthrightness for local family farmers and sustainable land use. Join us to celebrate the 2019 publication of the authoritative two-volume collection of Berry’s influential nonfiction, What I Stand On: Collected Essays 1969-2017(Library of America) to discuss the damage done by today’s industrial agriculture and how Berry’s ideas enhance the public discourse on saving our natural resources and rural communities.

WENDELL BERRY is a novelist, poet, farmer, and environmental writer and activist. He has published over fifty books, including more than two dozen books of poetry, sixteen essay collections, and eight novels. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He has made his home with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Henry County, Kentucky, for the last fifty years.

Wendell will be joined by Mary Berry and Walter Robb.
MARY BERRY, Executive Director, The Berry Center, New Castle, Kentucky and you can find her full bio and more info here: https://berrycenter.org/about/staff/

WALTER ROBB, Former Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, food industry advisor and investor and more info here: https://www.stonewallrobb.com/walter-robb


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What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969-2017: (A Library of America Boxed Set) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781598536102
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Published: Library of America - May 21st, 2019

The indispensable writings of our foremost voice on the current ecological and cultural crisis, more relevant now than ever, in a special two-volume edition prepared in consultation with the author.

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Rachel Kushner

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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
991 Logan St.
Louisville, KY 40204

This is a free, 21 and over event. Seating is first come first serve.


A brilliant, insightful writer, Kushner is widely recognized as one of the most original and compelling voices of her generation. Simultaneously presenting raw, intimate portraits of her characters and analyses of the society that shapes them, her work is unwaveringly relevant—always of its time, even when reflecting on another. Kushner’s latest novel, The Mars Room (Scribner, 2018), is included on the shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Kushner is also the author of The Flamethrowers (Scribner, 2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and one of the New York Times’ top five novels of 2013. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba (Scribner, 2008), was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller and notable book. The Strange Case of Rachel K, a collection of her early work, was published by New Directions in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Paris Review. A longtime contributor to Artforum, Kushner has also written exhibition catalogue texts for institutions around the world, on artists such as Cy Twombly, Jeff Koons, Thomas Demand, Alexander Kluge, Terry Winters, Laura Owens, Seth Price, and Wade Guyton, among others. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her novels have been translated into eighteen languages.

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ISBN: 9781476756585
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Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019




An instant New York Times bestseller from two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room ea

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Celeste Ng

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
301 York St
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present author Celeste Ng at the Main Library. Ng is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere (just released in paperback). Join her for a discussion of her work, followed by Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Celeste will be in conversation with Anne Bogel.

The program is free, but tickets are requested. Go to http://www.lfpl.org/upcomingevents.htm to place your order.

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult

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Sloane Crosley

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
991 Logan Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Carmichael's Bookstore presents Sloane Crosley's LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE paperback tour at the Tim Faulkner gallery.


Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to bring Sloane Crosley to Louisville, KY on April 16th at 7pm at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Tickets are $5 plus tax and fee, of which $5 can be applied as a discount towards the purchase of one of her books that evening.

Sloane will be joined by Erin Keane. Keane is an executive editor at Salon, where she also writes about books and culture. She is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Demolition of the Promised Land (Typecast Publishing, 2014); Death-Defying Acts (WordFarm, 2011); and the Gravity Soundtrack (WordFarm, 2008). You may have heard her voice on public radio or on a podcast--most recently she co-produced and co-hosted 2018's These Miracles Work, a retrospective on the Hold Steady album Stay Positive.

This is a 21 and over event.



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ISBN: 9780374279844
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: MCD - April 3rd, 2018

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Buzzfeed, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, InStyle, Bustle, BookRiot, and Southern Living

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

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Jeff Tweedy Book and Album Signing

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Louisville, KY 40204

Jeff Tweedy will be signing copies of his book Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) and his album Warm at Guestroom Records on Frankfort Avenue! Each ticket includes a signed copy of the book from Carmichael's Bookstore and a signed copy of either the vinyl album or CD from Guestroom Records.

Book + Vinyl = $45

Book + CD = $40

No other memorabilia or albums will be signed at this event.


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Silas House

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
301 York St
Louisville, KY 40203


This event will be held at the Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch at 301 York St. 

RSVP requested: http://www.lfpl.org/upcomingevents.htm

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, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.

With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he’d turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.

Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences. 

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ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

Southernmost engages my most deeply hidden fears and hopes . . . I love this book, and for it, I love Silas House.” —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

Asher Sharp is willing to give up everything for what he believes in.  Except his son.

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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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