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May 2019

YATL, May 23, 2019

The zanny, live talk show centered on Young Adult Literature and Authors YA authors is a monthly program featuring interviews, games, music, and shenanigans with bestselling and emerging authors. The program is hosted by Vania Stoyanova, and is sure to be fun for the young and young-at-heart!

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SCBWI Gallery Show-Opening Reception, May 24, 2019

Celebrate the Decatur Arts Festival Art Walk with the Southern Breeze Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) as they host their annual Gallery Show at the Decatur Library. The illustrations on display will be accompanied by a copy of book, or publication, in which the art appears. Featuring Local and Southern Illustrators, the show will run through June 30, 2019 in the Main Lobby of the Decatur Library.

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June 2019

Patti Callahan Henry with Mary Kay Andrews, June 3, 2019

We are delighted to bring together on our stage two New York Times bestselling authors, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews. Patti Callahan Henry, the bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water’s End, will talk about her lush, heart-wrenching novel about the power of memory, the meaning of family, and learning to forgive, The Favorite Daughter. In ”The Favorite Daughter”, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town...

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Lauren Willig, June 5, 2019

A brilliant, multigenerational saga in the tradition of “The Thorn Birds” and “North And South”, New York Times bestselling historical novelist Lauren Willig delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet, “The Summer Country”—a sweeping Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados. Lauren Willig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. Her works include “The Other Daughter”, “The English Wife”, “The Forgotten Room”...

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Jean Kwok, June 6, 2019

The New York Times Bestselling author of ”Girl In Translation”and “Mambo in Chinatown” returns to the Georgia Center for the Book to discuss her new novel, “Searching for Sylvie Lee”. “Searching for Sylvie Lee” is a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.A deeply moving...

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Dani Shapiro, June 27, 2019

From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist copies a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love. In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She...

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