Kelly E. Hill With David Dominé Discusses A Home For Friendless Women

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to be hosting KELLY E. HILL for her new book,  A Home for Friendless Women. She will be joined in conversation by David Dominé. 

This event is part of our Bluegrass Books Series, which aims to highlight Kentucky authors and storytelling in our hometown.

About the Book:

In Victorian-era Louisville, the Home for Friendless Women is run by benevolent benefactors with one mission: to reform the fallen women who live there into pious mothers and wives through religious lessons and hard work.

For Ruth, a college student who’s expelled after a campus sexual assault, the Home is a purgatory to endure before she can get her life back. For Belle, a queer sex worker who exchanged her bed at a brothel for one in the Home, it’s a safe place to rest her feet until she can track down her missing lover. And for Minnie, the daughter of the religious couple who founded the charity, the Home is her mother’s idea of a cautionary tale.

But as Minnie prepares for the Home’s silver anniversary party, she finds herself questioning the true cost of good intentions—and grappling with a terrible secret that has the power to unravel the Home entirely.

About the Authors:

Kelly E. Hill has a PhD from the University of Louisville and an MFA in fiction from Spalding University. She lives in Louisville with her family. A Home for Friendless Women is her first novel.

David Dominé is the author of twelve other books, and he is particularly drawn to writing about the Old Louisville neighborhood, known as much for its Victorian mansions and elegance, as its eccentric, bohemian characters. His paranormal and true crime projects have been featured nationally on shows such as The Dead Files on The Travel Channel, Ghost Hunters on SyFy, and A&E's The First 48. He’s also received coverage in the New York Times, the Economist, Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post. He lives in Louisville, where he teaches at Bellarmine University.

A Home for Friendless Women: A Novel By Kelly E. Hill Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593685815
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Vintage - March 19th, 2024

In Victorian-era Louisville, the Home for Friendless Women is run by benevolent benefactors with one mission: to reform the fallen women who live there into pious mothers and wives through religious lessons and hard work.


A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City: Murder, Secrets, and Scandal in Old Louisville By David Dominé Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781639363896
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Pegasus Crime - May 9th, 2023

This true crime saga—with an eccentric Southern backdrop—introduces the reader to the story of a murder in a crumbling Louisville mansion and the decades of secrets and corruption that live within the old house’s walls.

On June 18, 2010, police discover a body buried in the wine cellar of a Victorian mansion in Old Louisville.


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Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to be hosting KELLY E. HILL for her new book,  A Home for Friendless Women. She will be joined in conversation by David Dominé.