October's Authors of the Month

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Carl Hiaasen

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to partner with Little Shop of Stories to welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, who serves up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink: No Surrender. Classic Malley—to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard—he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does....

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Tracey Laird

Austin City Limits--the longest running musical showcase in the history of television--is still captivating audiences forty years after its debut on the air. For decades it has defined the popular roots of music to indie rock—from Willie Nelson’s legendary pilot show to the performances of BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt Ray Charles, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists. With...

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B.J. Novak

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to partner with Little Shop of Stories as we welcome the hilarious and talented B.J. Novak to the Decatur Library Auditorium. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even...

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Jesmyn Ward and Natasha Trethewey in Conversation

Please join us for a special event featuring National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha in conversation at First Baptist Church Decatur. Ms. Ward, on tour for the paperback release of Men We Reaped will be joined on stage by Trethewey to discuss their writing influences, and in particular, how life on the Gulf Coast...

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James McPherson

From Pulitzer Prize–winning author James McPherson, comes Embattled Rebel, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy. History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. If that cause had succeeded, it would have torn the United States in two and preserved the institution of slavery. Many...

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P.C. and Kristin Cast

The Georgia Center for the Book is once again thrilled to partner with Little Shop of Stories as we welcome New York Times bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, who will discuss Redeemed, the final book in their popular House of Night series. This event is free to the public but you must purchase a book from Little Shop to enter the signing...

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October Events

:Wednesday 1st:

Carl Hiaasen

:Monday 6th:

Tracey Laird

:Tuesday 7th:

B.J. Novak

:Thursday 9th:

Jesmyn Ward and Natasha Trethewey in Conversation

:Monday 13th:

James McPherson

:Thursday 16th:

P.C. and Kristin Cast

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