Books All Georgians Should Read

Authors of the Month: April

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Shaquille O'Neal

RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 30th! This new story in the exciting series created by Shaquille O’Neal and illustrated by Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, encourages kids to find their own true talents. Like most kids, Little Shaq doesn’t love trying new things, especially if he might not be very good at them. So when his class is assigned projects for the...

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Simon Montefiore

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and...

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Patricia Engel

Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community, throwing a baby off a bridge—a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. With her brother’s death, though devastated and in mourning, Reina is finally released from her prison vigil. Seeking anonymity, she moves to a sleepy town in the Florida Keys...

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Sherman Alexie

In partnership with Little Shop of Stories, Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present award-winning author, Sherman Alexie. Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn’t mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he’s done, like Touch...

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Bridge 8: An Evening of Poetry

Bridge Eight is proud to present Julie Bloemeke, Travis Wayne Denton & Christopher Martin for an evening of words. Bridge Eight, Inc. is a nonprofit publisher based in Jacksonville, FL. where it carries the vision to build the new literary capital of the south through education, events and publishing Bridge Eight Literary Magazine.

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Brent Walker

The Hidden South: Come Home is the first book by Atlanta-based photographer and storyteller, Brent Walker. Through stunning portraiture and intimate conversations, Brent takes the reader on a journey across the Southeast United States, uncovering stories of heartbreak, addiction, and hope. The book features more than 100 stories and portraits of people from all walks of life juxtaposed with photos of the Southern landscape...

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May Events

:Saturday 14th:

Shaquille O'Neal

:Monday 16th:

Simon Montefiore

:Tuesday 17th:

Patricia Engel

:Wednesday 18th:

Sherman Alexie

:Monday 23rd:

Bridge 8: An Evening of Poetry

:Tuesday 24th:

Brent Walker

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