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Jessica Asis - The New Year's Dilemma - Bal Harbour Shops

at in store on 08/30/2015, 12:00 pm
 
Coral Gables, FL
 
(305) 442-4408
 
http://www.booksandbooks.com
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Jessica Asis - The New Year's Dilemma - Bal Harbour Shops About The Book: A teenage girl named Kate Dallman has tons of surprises coming her way. She plans to spend New Year’s with her Aunt and Uncle, but things don’t turn out as planned. Find out what will happen next in this adventurous tale. About The Author: Jessica Asis is a.k.a. Ella Stern, an eight year old girl from Miami Beach, Florida. This is her first completed book. Ella enjoys going on walks with her family and gets inspired by her everyday life. You might find Ella dancing, splashing around at waterparks, working on her computer or selling chocolates for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation to help cure Cystic Fibrosis. Half of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Fund at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation. Event date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Francis Owen Drewrey discusses his debut novel Mascots

at in store on 08/30/2015, 02:00 pm
 
Chapel Hill, NC
 
(919) 942-7373
 
http://www.flyleafbooks.com
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Francis Owen Drewrey discusses his debut novel Mascots Sun 8/30, 2pm – 3pm Francis Owen Drewrey discusses his debut novel Mascots The people of Morgan Springs, an affluent university community, take great pride in their town and regard it as a beacon of progressivism in their state. When a group calling itself Occupy Morgan Springs takes over a public plaza on an October morning, the townspeople and their leaders are thrilled. They see it as only fitting that the national Occupy Wall Street movement would establish itself in their town and they welcome the young occupiers with open arms. Soon enough, the occupiers begin to pursue their agenda for building a better society and the town will be tested. What will Morgan Springs' residents learn about the occupiers? What will the residents learn about themselves? Event date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 2:00pm Event address: 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Jimmy Moore & Eric Westman - The Ketogenic Cookbook

at in store on 08/30/2015, 02:00 pm
 
Raleigh, NC
 
(919) 828-7912
 
http://www.quailridgebooks.com
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About Venue
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
Jimmy Moore & Eric Westman - The Ketogenic Cookbook Lots of health-minded folks have turned out when Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman, MD, have presented their Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity guides. Now they return on Sunday, August 30, at 2 pm with help for living that healthier lifestyle. They share The Ketogenic Cookbook: Nutritious Low-Carb, High-Fat Paleo Meals to Heal Your Body. If you're seeking a healthier way to eat that will help heal your body of damage done by years of eating tons of sugar and carbs, the ketogenic diet may be for you. There's no need to sacrifice taste for good health! Samples! Event date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Phil Bildner - MARVELOUS CORNELIUS: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

at in store on 08/30/2015, 02:00 pm
 
New Orleans, LA
 
(504) 899-7323
 
http://octaviabooks.com/
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Phil Bildner - MARVELOUS CORNELIUS: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans Phil Bildner visits to read, sign, and discuss MARVELOUS CORNELIUS: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans. ABOUT THE BOOK In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean. He danced up one avenue and down another and everyone danced along. The old ladies whistled and whirled. The old men hooted and hollered. The barbers, bead twirlers, and beignet bakers bounded behind that one-man parade. But then came the rising Mississippi and a storm greater than anyone had seen before. In this heartwarming book about a real garbage man, Phil Bildner and John Parra tell the inspiring story of a humble man and the heroic difference he made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Phil Bildner is the author of numerous children's picture books and the cocreator of Sluggers, the New York Times bestselling middle-grade chapter book serial. He lives in Newburgh, New York. Event date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 2:00pm Event address: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
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PIH ENGAGE PUBLIC HEALTH BOOK CLUB

at in store on 08/31/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Asheville, NC
 
(828) 254-6734
 
http://www.malaprops.com
PIH ENGAGE PUBLIC HEALTH BOOK CLUB Event date: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
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ELIOT COWAN presents PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE

at in store on 08/31/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Asheville, NC
 
(828) 254-6734
 
http://www.malaprops.com
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ELIOT COWAN presents PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE Since Eliot Cowan first published his book on the spiritual healing available in plants, Plant Spirit Medicine, he has continued to share his knowledge through his speaking engagements, training programs, and articles. Celebrate ten years of Plant Spirit Medicine with us and meet the man who has helped so many find natural healing! Licensed by the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, England, Cowan is also a fully initiated shaman in the Huichol tradition. Event date: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Inkwood Kids' Book Club!

at in store on 08/31/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Tampa, FL
 
(813) 253-2638
 
http://www.inkwoodbooks.com
Inkwood Kids' Book Club! All the cool kids are coming to Inkwood for Kids'Book Club with Amazing Amanda! August Book Club Selection is: Monday, August 31st at 6:30PM As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
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Just Add Water with Author Robert Yehling

at in store on 09/01/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Tampa, FL
 
(813) 253-2638
 
http://www.inkwoodbooks.com
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Just Add Water with Author Robert Yehling Just Add Water Book Signing with Robert Yehling Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:00PM A portion of book sales will be donated to The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF (C.A.R.D.) From the best freestyle surfer in the world, an inspiring and moving memoir about his ascendance to the top of the surfing world while struggling for most of his young life with undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome Clay Marzo has an almost preternatural gift with a surfboard. From his first moments underwater (he learned to swim at two months old) to his first ventures atop his father's surfboard as a toddler, it was obvious that Marzo's single-minded focus on all things surfing was unique. But not until late in his teens, when this surfing phenom was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, did the deeper reasons for his obsession--and his astonishing gift for surfing--become clear. Just Add Water is the remarkable story of Marzo's rise to the top of the pro surfing world--and the personal trials he overcame in making it there. Marzo endured a difficult childhood. He was a colicky baby who his mother found could be soothed only with water. Later, as he entered school, his undiagnosed Asperger's made it tough for him to relate to his peers and fit in, but his relationship with the wave was elemental. Marzo could always turn to surfing, the only place where he truly felt at peace. Unflinching and inspiring, Just Add Water is a brave memoir from a one-of-a-kind surfing savant who has electrified fans around the world with his gift and whose story speaks boldly to the hope and ultimate triumph of the human spirit Event date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 7:00pm Event address: 216 S Armenia Ave Tampa, FL 33609
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Adam Johnson with FORTUNE SMILES

at in store on 09/01/2015, 05:00 pm
 
Oxford, MS
 
(662) 236-2262
 
http://www.squarebooks.com
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Adam Johnson with FORTUNE SMILES Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed and bestselling novel "The Orphan Master's Son, " Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. In "Fortune Smiles"--his first book since "Orphan Master"--he continues to give voice to characters rarely heard from, while offering something we all seek from fiction: a new way of looking at our world. In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. "George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine" follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. "Nirvana," which won the prestigious "Sunday Times" short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In "Hurricanes Anonymous"--first included in the "Best American Short Stories" anthology--a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind. Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America's greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century. Praise for Adam Johnson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Orphan Master's Son" "Harrowing and deeply affecting . . . In making his hero, and the nightmare he lives through, come so thoroughly alive, Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "Remarkable . . . a work of high adventure, surreal coincidences and terrible violence, seeming to straddle the line between cinematic fantasy and brutal actuality . . . the single best work of fiction published this year].""--The Wall Street Journal" "A great novel can take implausible fact and turn it into entirely believable fiction. That's the genius of "The Orphan Master's Son." Adam Johnson has taken the papier-mAchE creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable. . . . Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which Johnson is painting here.""--The Washington Post" "Adam Johnson has pulled off literary alchemy, first by setting his novel in North Korea, a country that few of us can imagine, then by producing such compelling characters, whose lives unfold at breakneck speed. I was engrossed right to the amazing conclusion. The result is pure gold, a terrific novel."--Abraham Verghese "An epic feat of storytelling."--Zadie Smith "A triumph of imagination . . . Grade: ] A."--"Entertainment Weekly. Event date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 5:00pm Event address: 129 Courthouse Sq. Oxford, MS 38655
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Louise Penny - The Nature of the Beast(

at in store on 09/01/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Raleigh, NC
 
(919) 828-7912
 
http://www.quailridgebooks.com
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About Venue
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
Louise Penny - The Nature of the Beast(Offsite event) We had a full house for Louise Penny when she last visited. We're delighted she's returning on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 pm for The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel. "This series dominates best-seller lists and award lists for a reason. Penny tells powerful stories of damage and healing in the human heart, leavened with affection, humor and - thank goodness - redemption." - The Charlotte Observer. If you haven't discovered Louise Penny, this is the chance. Among her many awards are the Agatha Award for best mystery novel FOUR years in a row. Award-winning mystery author Margaret Maron will introduce. The program is at Meredith College's Jones Auditorium. Doors open at 6 pm. Click here for a map of the Meredith campus. Co-sponsored by the Meredith College Friends of the Library. Receive one admission/signing line ticket with the purchase of The Nature of the Beast from QRB. You also have the option at purchase of getting a second free admission-only ticket. (We recommend pre-ordering.) Event date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 7:00pm Event address: Meredith College/Jones Auditorium 3800 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
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Chef Adrianne Calvo - Play With Fire - Gables

at in store on 09/02/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Coral Gables, FL
 
(305) 442-4408
 
http://www.booksandbooks.com
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Chef Adrianne Calvo - Play With Fire - Gables IMAGES & INGREDIENTS THAT IGNITE THE SENSES - OUR GATEWAY TO A FULL AND RICH EXPERIENCE OF WHAT SURROUNDS US AND ALL OF ITS DELICIOUS DETAILS. PLAY WITH FIRE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED CELEBRATION OF TWO OF THE MOST EXPLOSIVE AROUSERS OF OUR SIGHT, TASTE, AND IMAGINATION: PROVOCATIVE VISUALS AND MOUTH-WATERING DISHES. FOR THE FIRST TIME, A STIMULATING COMBINATION OF ARTISTIC EROTICISM AND EXQUISITE RECIPES JOIN FORCES TO ENTICE BOTH THE MIND AND THE PALATE. MAXIMIZING THE APHRODISIACAL POWERS OF THE FINE AND CULINARY ARTS, PLAY WITH FIRE OFFERS COUPLES OF ALL AGES AND GENDERS A TANTALIZING AND MULTI-SENSORY JOURNEY TOWARDS ACHIEVING INTIMACY THROUGH CREATING SUCCULENT DELICACIES TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN. About the Author: Adrianne Calvo is a Cuban/American chef, author, television personality, and restaurateur born February 7, 1984. Calvo is the owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami, Florida. Adrianne was born in Chicago, Illinois to a Cuban father, Manuel Calvo, and Cuban mother, Magaly Calvo. Adrianne was the eldest of two daughters. The family left Chicago to escape the harsh winters and moved to Miami where Adrianne attended Braddock Senior High School. In 2002, Calvo enrolled at the culinary school Johnson & Wales University and entered more than forty national competitions, receiving first place in ten of the competitions and runner-up in all the rest. During this year, Adrianne competed in a National Pastry Competition held by Johnson & Wales University and received a bronze medal without any formal training. In 2003, Calvo won ‘’Taste Down Under’’, an Australian culinary competition and her winning dish was served at a dinner for the United Nations and its ambassadors, making her the youngest person to cook for the United Nations. A year later, she won ‘’Taste Down Under’’ again, and her dish was served to CNN correspondents and representatives from ‘’Gourmet’’, ‘’Food Network’’ and ‘’Bon Appetite”. All these accolades granted her the opportunity to cater the 2003 World Series for the champion Florida Marlins. Moreover, in 2004, after graduating top of her class from, Calvo became the youngest chef to work at the five-diamond Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami; there she had the opportunity to master her craft by working under executive chef Patrick Lassaque, who had been the executive pastry chef of the Ritz Carlton in Paris for twenty years. After working at Mandarin Oriental, Calvo took a trip to Napa Valley, California, where she then sharpened her craft under Chef Thomas Keller and Chef Cindy Pawlcyn. This experience gave her the inspiration for her now restaurant “Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar” in Miami, in addition to her two cookbooks. Adrianne Calvo has always made it a point to give back to the community. In 2006, after losing her younger sister, Jennifer, to tongue cancer, Calvo started the ‘’Make It Count’’ foundation which benefits children suffering from cancer and their families. She also sponsors events for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Susan G Komen, and for the American Cancer Society along with her friends and staff. Every year during the holiday season, Calvo and her “Make It Count” foundation visit St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis to cook for the patients and their families. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital honored Calvo and her foundation in recognition for her time, efforts and charitable contributions at the fourth annual “It’s All About the Kids” Event. Calvo’s charitable efforts have garnered yearly participation in FLIPANY’s ‘’Chefs up Front’’, The Black’s Annual Gala benefiting at-risk kids, Common Threads and Verizon’s 4G for Charity and March of Dimes. In April 2007, Calvo opened her restaurant Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami, Florida. The location of the restaurant has been a key factor because it is not located in a trendy area of Miami, but rather in the suburbs of West Kendall. Calvo is the only chef in Miami that offers “Dark Dining” at the restaurant every month without repetition of the menu. Dark Dining offers a sensual experience using blindfolds on guests to eliminate one sense by enhancing another- taste. In 2009, Calvo became the spokesperson for Panda Kitchen and Bath, a Miami, Florida-based leader in the multi-million dollar kitchen and bath remodeling market. In addition, Calvo has participated in the Food Network’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival for the past four years as well as many renowned events such as ‘”Dali Miami” and “Miami Beach International Fashion Week”. In 2013, Chef Adrianne Calvo won the “Master Holiday Chef Challenge”, Calvo being the youngest of the 14 competitors and one of two females. The Master Holiday Chef Challenge is a national chef competition that features 14 prominent chefs from major cities across the U.S. including Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco. The chefs competed against each other to create innovative dishes by using varieties of cheeses such as Alouette Cheese, Chavrie Fresh Goat Cheese, and Île-de-France Cheese. Since Calvo’s role as the spokesperson for Panda Kitchen and Bath, she has attained increasing television exposure. She now has weekly spots on NBC’s “6 in the Mix” and Univision as well as countless segments with Clear Channel. She also appeared on an episode of the Chopped which aired on October 25, 2011. In 2013, Calvo starred on Foodable TV’s “Food as a Lifestyle” to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a restaurant owner and an award winning chef. Calvo continues to work in new concepts for her restaurant and other interesting projects. With two books already published, “Maximum Flavor” and “Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire”, Calvo is currently preparing a third book to be published at the end of 2014. Event date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm Event address: 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic

at in store on 09/02/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Chapel Hill, NC
 
(919) 942-7373
 
http://www.flyleafbooks.com
Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic Wed 9/2 6:30-8:00pm First Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm The Sacrificial Poets and Flyleaf Books team up to provide a community-wide open mic. Come share or listen to poems, prose, songs, or any other personal expression with an audience of open minds and ears. This event is open to all ages. The Sacrificial Poets are a youth Performance Poetry Team, composed of youth ages 13-19 from the Chapel Hill-Durham area. The students are chosen in a local competition (Slam) and required to attend practices, workshops, and local community performances. They learn how to work effectively in a team environment; learn to effectively express themselves through poetry and performance; learn how to become community opinion leaders and change makers in the community. For more info: www.sacrificialpoets.org Event date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Jairo Grijalba Ruíz - La Trilogía de Arsenio - Gables

at in store on 09/03/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Coral Gables, FL
 
(305) 442-4408
 
http://www.booksandbooks.com
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Jairo Grijalba Ruíz - La Trilogía de Arsenio - Gables Cuatro países, veinte ciudades, cincuenta centros de documentación consultados, incontables itinerarios de viaje rescatados del olvido, tres centenares de entrevistas, numerosas fotografías, discos, grabaciones y más de una década de investigación de archivo y de campo, necesitó Jairo Grijalba Ruiz en su dispendioso y apasionante viaje tras la huella del legendario músico cubano Arsenio Rodríguez, apodado el “Ciego Maravilloso”, para reconstruir la vida y milagros del precursor del mambo, el rey del guaguancó y el padre de la salsa. Jairo Grijalba Ruiz, apoyado en un arsenal inagotable de evidencias documentales y testimoniales, narra por primera vez a los lectores del mundo la verdadera historia del “Profeta de la Música Afrocubana”, presentándola como nunca antes había sido contada en lengua castellana, valiéndose de tres voluminosos relatos cuyo lenguaje descarnado, crítico y directo ofrece al lector la más completa semblanza y el retrato más verosímil de un músico huraño y de “trato árido y distante”, que concedió en vida muy pocas entrevistas, cuya enigmática carrera musical había permanecido hasta ahora en los terrenos del mito y la leyenda. Acerca del autor: Jairo Grijalba Ruiz, nació en Popayán, Colombia, el 14 de noviembre de 1962, es antropólogo y escritor. Ha escrito una serie de artículos sobre música popular publicados en revistas de su país y del exterior tales como Melómanos Documentos de Cali, La Lira de Barranquilla, Herencia Latina de San Juan, Puerto Rico, Radio Gladys Palmera de Zaragoza (España) y Salsa Global de Bogotá. Ejerció la cátedra en instituciones universitarias de su ciudad natal entre los años 1994 y 2005. En el año 2009 escribió el libro “Edy Martínez el hombre del piano”. Es coautor del libro “Benny Moré Sin Fronteras”, publicado en febrero del 2013 por Ediciones Santo Bassilón de Medellín. También es coautor del libro “¡Fuera zapato viejo! Crónicas, retratos y entrevistas sobre la salsa en Bogota”, publicado en el 2014 por la editorial El Malpensante, con el apoyo de la alcaldía distrital a través de Idartes (Instituto Distrital de las Artes), y el Instituto Distrital de Patrimonio Cultural. Otras obras del autor: “¿Quién era Benny Moré?” (Relato inédito) “Opiniones de un desencantado” (Novela) “La isla viciosa” (Novela) “El rincón caliente” (Antología de su obra ensayística y periodística) Presentado en colaboración con el Cuban Research Institute de FIU Event date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:30pm Event address: 265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Hester Young with THE GATES OF EVANGELINE

at in store on 09/03/2015, 06:00 pm
 
Oxford, MS
 
(662) 236-2262
 
http://www.squarebooks.com
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Hester Young with THE GATES OF EVANGELINE Description From a unique new talent comes a fast-paced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . . . When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte Charlie Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children she's sure that she's lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them. After a little boy in a boat appears in Charlie's dreams asking for her help, Charlie finds herself entangled in a thirty-year-old missing-child case that has never ceased to haunt Louisiana's prestigious Deveau family. Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family's sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance bring healing. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could ve imagined. A Southern Gothic mystery debut that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist, THE GATES OF EVANGELINE is a story that readers of Gillian Flynn, Kate Atkinson, and Alice Sebold won't be able to put down. Event date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:00pm Event address: 129 Courthouse Sq Oxford, MS 38655
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Meet Author Margaret Lazarus Dean: LEAVING ORBIT

at in store on 09/03/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Athens, GA
 
706-352-9047
 
http://www.avidbookshop.com/
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Meet Author Margaret Lazarus Dean: LEAVING ORBIT Event date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Meet author Margaret Lazarus Dean at Avid Bookshop on Thursday, September 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission fee. Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight is a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it. In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore? Margaret Lazarus Dean grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received a BA in anthropology from Wellesley College and an MFA from the University of Michigan. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor. Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
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Adam Johnson - Fortune Smiles

at in store on 09/03/2015, 07:00 pm
 
Raleigh, NC
 
(919) 828-7912
 
http://www.quailridgebooks.com
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About Venue
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
Adam Johnson - Fortune Smiles We don't mean to gloat, but we had advance copies of The Orphan Master's Son and thought it was astounding even before the Pulitzer committee presented Adam Johnson with the Pulitzer Prize. Now Adam returns on Thursday, September 3, at 7 pm with Fortune Smiles: Stories. In six masterful stories, he continues to give voice to characters rarely heard from, while offering something we all seek from fiction: a new way of looking at our world. He delves deeply into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. (Again, not gloating, but we have advance copies of Fortune Smiles and can only say "wow".) Event date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Vanessa Lafaye - UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY

at in store on 09/03/2015, 06:00 pm
 
New Orleans, LA
 
(504) 899-7323
 
http://octaviabooks.com/
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Vanessa Lafaye - UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY Cheer on debut novelist Vanessa Lafaye, author of Under a Dark Summer Sky. ABOUT THE BOOK Under a Dark Summer Sky is a stunning debut novel, at once a love story set in a time of great turmoil and a vivid depiction of a major natural disaster. Florida, 1935. In Heron Key, relationships are as tangled as the swamp's mangrove roots. It's been eighteen long years since Henry went away to war. Still, Missy has waited, cleaning the Kincaids' house and counting the stars. Now he's back, but she barely recognizes the desperate, destitute veteran he's become -- unsure of his future, ashamed of his past. When a white woman is found beaten nearly to death after the Fourth of July barbecue, suspicion falls on him immediately. As tensions rise in the small community, the barometer starts to plummet -- a massive hurricane is on its way. Based on real historical events, Under a Dark Summer Sky evokes what happens when people, sweating under the weight of their pasts, are tested to the absolute limits of their endurance. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Vanessa Lafaye is a Florida native, now living in the UK. She has worked for nearly 30 years in academic publishing, for Oxford University Press, Blackwell Publishing, and Wiley. She has published numerous articles in British broadsheets, and several short stories. She lives in Wiltshire. This is her first novel. Event date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:00pm Event address: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
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First Friday Author Round Up - William & Carolyn Courduff, Julia Gregg

at in store on 09/04/2015, 06:00 pm
 
Fairhope, AL
 
(251) 928-5295
 
http://www.pageandpalette.com
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First Friday Author Round Up - William & Carolyn Courduff, Julia Gregg Event date: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Julia Hightower Gregg is a columnist for the Evansville Courier and Press, a writer, teacher and founding member of Signature Consulting, educational and writing consultants. She is also a founding member of Signature School, a public charter high school consistently ranked among the top schools in the country. She teaches International Baccalaureate English part-time at Signature. Wild Sweet Orange Ride is her first book. Ms. Gregg has a BS from Auburn University, an MS from Vanderbilt Peabody College, and an MFA from Murray State University. She lives with her family, including two overindulged retrievers in Evansville, Indiana. Her son, James Zachary, lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is part owner of the Great Georgiana bar in Ft. Greene.
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Ed Meek with RIOT: WITNESS TO ANGER AND CHANGE

at in store on 09/04/2015, 05:00 pm
 
Oxford, MS
 
(662) 236-2262
 
http://www.squarebooks.com
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Ed Meek with RIOT: WITNESS TO ANGER AND CHANGE Ed Meek's photos and recollections offer a unique personal and historical perspective to the University’s turbulent past. As Curtis Wilkie writes in the introduction, "To the school’s credit, Ole Miss has never tried to whitewash the story, heeding the words of the philosopher George Santayana, who warned that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Event date: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:00pm Event address: Event Type Terms: Event
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Meet Author David Levithan: ANOTHER DAY

at in store on 09/04/2015, 06:30 pm
 
Athens, GA
 
706-352-9047
 
http://www.avidbookshop.com/
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Meet Author David Levithan: ANOTHER DAY Event date: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm The patron saint of Avid Bookshop, the YA leviathan David Lavithan, returns to promote his latest book Another Day on Friday, September 4th, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held next door to Avid at the Fire Hall No. 2, and there is no admission fee. In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you. Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.
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