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May 11, She is Black and her children's father is White. She wants to be a better mother but can't put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high, Leonie is embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances. When the children's father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary.

At Parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love. Rich with Ward's distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an unforgettable family story. Frances Price — tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature — is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending b. Frances Price — tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature — is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy.

Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, the City of Light serving as a backdrop not for love or romance, but self-destruction and economic ruin — to riotous effect. A number of singular characters serve to round out the cast: Reynard, aggressive houseguest and dementedly friendly American expat.

Fiona Ritchie analyses the significant role played by women in the construction of Shakespeare's reputation which took place in the eight. Many know that the Soviet Military gathered incredible information during the Cold War, but revealed in these pages is evidence that they. Many know that the Soviet Military gathered incredible information during the Cold War, but revealed in these pages is evidence that they secretly, and largely successfully, mapped the entire world.

They knew certain parts of the world down to the level of individual buildings. Maps that were recovered from this unparalleled endeavor have details that aren't on domestic maps made around the same time, things like the precise width of roads, the load-bearing capacity of bridges, and the types of factories--information that would be virtually impossible to find out without eyes on the ground.

In Cambridge, Soviet maps from the '80s include a scientific research center that didn't appear on Ordnance Survey maps till years later. And a map of Oxford at the same time shows Oxford University Press as a building of interest. Another map of a German city shows the distance from which one can see a lit cigarette, or hear a twig crack. The map of San Diego includes objects of obvious strategic interest--including a submarine base, a naval airbase, ammunition depots, factories that make aircraft and weapons--but also includes notes on public transportation, communications systems, and the height and architecture of buildings in various parts of town.

This book presents a catalog of these maps and reveals the never-before-told story of the world's most comprehensive mapping endeavor and, arguably, some of the world's most intriguing maps. Starting with the discovery of the maps in Estonia, and their journey to libraries and private collections the world over, this work illuminates the skills, omnipresence, and ambitions of the Soviet military at the height of its era of espionage. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary year-old, but because of a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries.

From performing with Shakespeare, to exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, to sharing cocktails with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom has seen a lot. But now, after over years of reinventing himself to escape detection, he just wants an ordinary life. When Tom catches the eye of a captivating woman named Camille at the dog park, everything begins to unravel.

Caught between the danger of discovery and the desire to build a real life, Tom learns that the thing he can't have might just be the thing that saves him. A wild, bittersweet, time-travelling story, How to Stop Time is about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change, about the perils of love and about the mistakes that humans are doomed to repeat.

It asks the question, How many lifetimes does it take to learn how to live? Allan Greer examines the processes by which forms of land tenure emerged and natives were dispossessed from the sixteenth to the eighteen. Allan Greer examines the processes by which forms of land tenure emerged and natives were dispossessed from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries in New France Canada , New Spain Mexico , and New England.

By focusing on land, territory, and property, he deploys the concept of 'property formation' to consider the ways in which Europeans and their Euro-American descendants remade New World space as they laid claim to the continent's resources, extended the reach of empire, and established states and jurisdictions for themselves. Challenging long-held, binary assumptions of property as a single entity, which various groups did or did not possess, Greer highlights the diversity of indigenous and Euro-American property systems in the early modern period.

The book's geographic scope, comparative dimension, and placement of indigenous people on an equal plane with Europeans makes it unlike any previous study of early colonization and contact in the Americas.

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When it first appeared in , Margaret Atwood's Power Politics startled readers with its vital dance of woman and man. It still startles today, and is just as iconoclastic as ever. These poems occupy all at once the intimate, the political, and the mythic. Here Atwood makes us realize that we may think our own personal dichotomies are unique, but really they are multiple, universal. Clear, direct, wry, and unrelenting -- Atwood's poetic powers are honed to perfection in this seminal work from her early career.

How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover -- filling needs that even the most sophisti. How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover -- filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot. Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence.

Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines.

How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover -- to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.

A "robot-proof" education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society -- a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals.

The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are data literacy, technological literacy, and human literacy. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy -- the humanities, communication, and design -- to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change. The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change. Seuss's wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You'll Go!

From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life's ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, "Seuss's message is simple but never sappy: Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes. And now Art's mother is seeing things. When four people, strangers and family, converge on a 15 bedroom house in Cornwall for Christmas, will there be enough room for everyone?

It makes things visible. In Ali Smith's Winter, life-force matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to her sensational Autumn, Smith's shapeshifting novel casts a warm, wise, merry and uncompromising eye over a post-truth era in a story rooted in history and memory and with a taproot deep in the evergreens, art and love. Days after his prime minister was assassinated in the middle of Rome in November , Pope Pius IX found himself a virtual prisoner in h. Days after his prime minister was assassinated in the middle of Rome in November , Pope Pius IX found himself a virtual prisoner in his own palace.

The wave of revolution that had swept through Europe now seemed poised to end the popes' thousand-year reign over the Papal States, if not to the papacy itself. Disguising himself as a simple parish priest, Pius escaped through a back door. Climbing inside the Bavarian ambassador's carriage, he embarked on a journey into a fateful exile. Only two years earlier Pius's election had triggered a wave of optimism across Italy.

After the repressive reign of the dour Pope Gregory XVI, Italians saw the youthful, benevolent new pope as the man who would at last bring the Papal States into modern times and help create a new, unified Italian nation. But Pius was caught between a desire to please his subjects and a fear--stoked by the conservative cardinals--that heeding the people's pleas would destroy the church.

The resulting drama--with a colorful cast of characters, from Louis Napoleon and his rabble-rousing cousin Charles Bonaparte to Garibaldi, Tocqueville, and Metternich--was rife with treachery, tragedy, and international power politics. David Kertzer is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of Italy and the Vatican and has a rare ability to bring that history vividly to life. With a combination of gripping, cinematic storytelling and keen historical analysis, rooted in an unprecedented richness of archival sources, The Pope Who Would Be King sheds fascinating new light on the end of rule by divine right in the West and the emergence of modern Europe.

With insider tips, sample itineraries, and images from one of Canada's foremost photographers, this exquisite book brings you the best of. Dazzing images by award-winning photographer Mathieu Dupuis are accompanied by practical travel itineraries and tips from the locals, as well as fascinating information about each region's geography, history, and culture. Nuns that appear out of thin air, a dinner party at the Goebbels', Quebec's very own Margaret Thatcher, a grandma that just won't die no.

Nuns that appear out of thin air, a dinner party at the Goebbels', Quebec's very own Margaret Thatcher, a grandma that just won't die not until the archangel comes back This is the novel of a century--long and glorious, stuffed full of parallels, repeating motifs, and unforgettable characters--with the passion and plotting of a modern-day Tosca. In recent years, America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate.

Beginning nearly a century ago and showcasing the role of Stanford University as the incubator of this new class of super geeks, Cohen shows how smart guys like Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg fell in love with a radically individualistic ideal and then mainstreamed it. With these very rich men leading the way, unions, libraries, public schools, common courtesy, and even government itself have been pushed aside to make way for supposedly efficient market-based encounters via the Internet. Donald Trump's election victory was an inadvertent triumph of the "disruption" that Silicon Valley has been pushing: Facebook and Twitter, eager to entertain their users, turned a blind eye to the fake news and the hateful ideas proliferating there.

The Rust Belt states that shifted to Trump are the ones being left behind by a "meritocratic" Silicon Valley ideology that promotes an economy where, in the words of LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, each of us is our own start-up. A society that belittles civility, empathy, and collaboration can easily be led astray. The Know-It-Alls explains how these self-proclaimed geniuses failed this most important test of democracy. Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one.

Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own right. What is The Social Network--and Facebook itself--really about? Gathering in one place for the first time previously unpublished work, as well as already classic essays, such as, "Joy," and, "Find Your Beach," Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith's own life.

Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive--and never any less than perfect company. This is literary journalism at its zenith. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe?

How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: Tim Ferriss, the 1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book-a compi.

From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life. This comprehensive photography companion shows you everything you need to do to start taking exquisite photographs with digital cameras a. This comprehensive photography companion shows you everything you need to do to start taking exquisite photographs with digital cameras and phones. Beginning with core techniques every photographer needs to master, this updated edition of Digital Photography: An Introduction progresses through a series of 15 projects that encourage you to practice and refine your skills.

Quick troubleshooting tips help you fix common image problems, including those related to distortion, color, detail, and backgrounds. Tom Ang also gives expert advice for developing, editing, organizing, adjusting, cropping, and printing images, while an accompanying buying guide helps you choose the right camera, lenses, lighting, accessories, computers, and printers. How adult learners can draw upon skills and knowledge honed over a lifetime to master a foreign language.

Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do?

In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults. Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages -- gained from experience -- of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things.

Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language. Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding. Tracing a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe, "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" is an urgent, illuminating look at globalization as seen through the eyes of workers-activists: With original photographs by Liz Cooke and drawing on interviews with activists in many US cities and countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mexico, South Africa, and the Philippines, it features stories of resistance and rebellion, as well as reflections on hope and change as it rises from the bottom up.

An almost-true story about a small town in Texas that ought to exist if it doesn't, with characters like Sam the Lion, the delectable Jac. An almost-true story about a small town in Texas that ought to exist if it doesn't, with characters like Sam the Lion, the delectable Jacy, and Ruth Popper, the coach's wife. Populated by a wonderful cast of eccentrics and animated by McMurtry's wry and raucous humor, The Last Picture Show is a wild, heartbreaking, and poignant novel that resonates with the magical passion of youth.

We live in a factory-made world: But giant factories have also fueled our fears about the future since their beginnings, when William Blake called them "dark Satanic mills.

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In a major work of scholarship that is also wonderfully accessible, celebrated historian Joshua B. Freeman tells the story of the factory and examines how it has reflected both our dreams and our nightmares of industrialization and social change. He whisks readers from the textile mills in England that powered the Industrial Revolution and the factory towns of New England to the colossal steel and car plants of twentieth-century America, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union and on to today's behemoths making sneakers, toys, and cellphones in China and Vietnam.

The giant factory, Freeman shows, led a revolution that transformed human life and the environment. He chronicles protests against standard industry practices from unions and workers' rights groups that led to shortened workdays, child labor laws, protection for organized labor, and much more. In Behemoth, Freeman also explores how factories became objects of great wonder that both inspired and horrified artists and writers in their time. Behemoth tells the grand story of global industry from the Industrial Revolution to the present.

It is a magisterial work on factories and the people whose labor made them run. And it offers a piercing perspective on how factories have shaped our societies and the challenges we face now. Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books, including the international bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Called "the voice of the resistance" by the New York Times, she has emerged as an essential guide to our times, through her incisive commentary on feminism, violence, ecology, hope, and everything in between.

In this powerful and wide-ranging collection, Solnit turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging at the heart of the defining crises of our time. She explores the way emotions shape political life, electoral politics, police shootings and gentrification, the life of an extraordinary man on death row, the pipeline protest at Standing Rock, and the existential threat posed by climate change. The work of changing the world sometimes requires changing the story, the names, and inventing or popularizing new names and terms and phrases. Calling things by their true names can also cut through the lies that excuse, disguise, avoid, or encourage inaction, indifference, obliviousness in the face of injustice and violence.

When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already know. When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black — an eleven year-old field slave — is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde — naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist — whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him.

Washington is initiated into a world of wonder: But when a man is killed one fateful night, Washington is left to the mercy of his new masters. Christopher Wilde must choose between family ties and young Washington's life. What follows is a flight along the eastern coast of America, as the men attempt to elude the bounty that has been placed on Washington's head.

Their journey opens them up to the extraordinary: This is a novel of fraught bonds and betrayal. What brings Wilde and Washington together ultimately tears them apart, leaving Washington to seek his true self in a world that denies his very existence. From the blistering cane fields of Barbados to the icy plains of the Canadian Arctic, from the mud-drowned streets of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black teems with all the strangeness of life. This inventive, electrifying novel asks, What is Freedom? And can a life salvaged from the ashes ever be made whole? By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident, The Boat People is a gripping and morally complex novel about a grou.

By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident, The Boat People is a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada — only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land. When the rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees reaches the shores of British Columbia, the young father is overcome with relief: Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes.

But all Sami can think of is his pet pigeons--will they escape too? When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But though the children start to play and go to school again, Sami can't join in. When he is given paper and paint, all he can do is smear his painting with black. He can't forget his birds and what his family has left behind. One day a canary, a dove, and a rose finch fly into the camp.

They flutter around Sami and settle on his outstretched arms. For Sami it is one step in a long healing process at last. A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, My Beautiful Birds illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home.

Seventeen Brushes with Death We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. The childhood illness that left her in the hospital for nearly a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a serial killer on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers.

Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and a restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself. The Space Between Us brings the connection between geography, psychology, and politics to life.

By going into the neighborhoods of real cities, Enos shows how our perceptions of racial, ethnic, and religious groups are intuitively shaped by where these groups live and interact daily. Through the lens of numerous examples across the globe and drawing on a compelling combination of research techniques including field and laboratory experiments, big data analysis, and small-scale interactions, this timely book provides a new understanding of how geography shapes politics and how members of groups think about each other.

Enos' analysis is punctuated with personal accounts from the field. His rigorous research unfolds in accessible writing that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike, illuminating the profound effects of social geography on how we relate to, think about, and politically interact across groups in the fabric of our daily lives. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War--a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both nations.

The authors and illustrators will be honored on Thursday, August 16, at a free, public event at 7: Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman, abandoned at age ten to survive alone in the wild coastal marsh of North Carolina. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late , when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect her. Books will be provided by our friends at A Cappella Books [https: But he was unprepared for the flood of vitriol in response.

The resulting blowback played out in the national media, with critics attacking Yancy in every form possible—including death threats—and supporters rallying to his side. In Backlash , Yancy expands upon the original article and chronicles the ensuing controversy as he seeks to understand what it was about the op-ed that created so much rage among so many white readers.

He challenges white Americans to rise above the vitriol and to develop a new empathy for the African American experience. After a night of rage and terror, Anna Nassad wakes to find her abusive husband dead and instinctively hides her bruises and her relief.


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As the daughter of Syrian immigrants living in segregated Alabama, Anna has never belonged, and now her world is about to erupt. Days before, Anna set in motion an explosive chain of events by allowing the first black postman to deliver the mail to her house. As threats and suspicions arise in the angry community, Anna must confront her secrets in the face of devastating turmoil and reconcile her anguished relationship with her daughter. Books will be provided by our friends at Eagle Eye Book Shop [https: Paul, and Tori Bailey! The brain-child of writer and artist, Jessi Esparza; former bookseller and author, Kimberly Jones; and author, photographer, and writer, Vania Stoyanova, YATL is a zany, Jimmy Kimmel-esque live talk show for readers and writers of Young Adult literature.

Featuring games, interviews and lip-synching, the shenanigan-filled show features Georgia-based, and best-selling authors and exposes readers to the diverse voices in Young Adult literature. Featured guests for July are: Switch and Bait is a charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner. Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel.

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As a series of high-profile killings of black men and boys by police officers shook the country, three Atlanta child psychologists, and longtime colleagues, wanted to do something to spark conversations about racial injustice, counter negative stereotypes and encourage young people to embrace people of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Our discussion tonight will feature the three authors: Marianne Celano, and Dr.

Our discussion will be moderated by Linda Grant, Ph. David Bottoms explores otherness, the death of parents, and private spirituality. Images of rural Georgia confront the changing landscape of his memories where he searches for refuge in quiet places of prayer. Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire.

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But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer.

But in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves. In order to enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of A Reaper at the Gates from Little Shop of Stories [http: New York, Miami, and Havana.

One of the more eccentric figures in the antebellum South was Joseph Addison Turner, born to the plantation and trained to run one. He tried and failed and tried and failed at publishing magazines, poems, books, articles, journals, all while halfheartedly running a plantation. When the Civil War broke out, he no longer had access to New York publishers, and in his frustration it dawned on him that he could throw a newspaper press into an outbuilding on his Georgia plantation. Furthermore, his newspaper would be modeled on The Spectator, the literary newspaper of the early s by Joseph Addison, for whom Turner was named.

And, of course, his paper celebrated Southern culture and creativity. As Turner urged in The Countryman, the South could never be a great nation if all it did was fight. Turner himself, would lead the way. He died a few years after the war ended, thinking he had failed to start Southern literature. However, he was wrong. Turner had taken in the illegitimate, ill-educated Harris and had turned him into a writer. Most importantly, Uncle Remus knocked New England off its perch as the focus of American belles-lettres and made Southern literature the primary national focus. Julie Hedgepeth Williams tells their story.

Hosted by poet, author and editor Collin Kelley. Featuring games, interviews and lip-synching, the shenanigan-filled show features Georgia-based, and best-selling Authors and exposes readers to the diverse voices in Young Adult Literature. Featured guests for June are: A literary tour de force that traces the real-life love affair of two extraordinary women, recreating the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the world wars with a singular incandescence and intimacy.

In the years preceding World War I, two young women meet, by chance, in a provincial town in France. Suzanne Malherbe, a shy seventeen-year-old with a talent for drawing, is completely entranced by the brilliant but troubled Lucie Schwob, who comes from a family of wealthy Jewish intellectuals. They embark on a clandestine love affair, terrified they will be discovered, but then, in an astonishing twist of fate, the mother of one marries the father of the other.

Brilliantly imagined, profoundly thought-provoking, and ultimately heartbreaking, Never Anyone But You infuses life into a forgotten history as only great literature can. This event is free and open to the public. In order to enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Save the Date from Little Shop of Stories [http: It will be live, on stage from the Decatur Library Auditorium!

Each month host Doug Dahlgren will interview authors whose work may not be widely known, yet. For June, we welcome Jeremy Logan, T. In Secrets of the Southern Table , award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today's South—a region rich in history and cultural diversity. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking.

The illustration on display will be accompanied by a copy of book, or publication, in which the art appears. Featured guests for May are: Jae-Jones; Nashville-based author, Amanda K. Morgan; and Georgia-based author Rebecca Ross.

Join us to celebrate the Decatur Arts Festival with an evening of poetry featuring new works highlighting the rich Southern landscape by two female poets. Hoffman shows wounds of racism, bigotry, homophobia, and poverty juxtaposed against the joys of childhood wonder and whimsey. Kimberly Simms also uses the South as the backdrop for her poems in her collection, Lindy Lee: Songs On Mill Hill. Combining history, poetry, and photography, Simms celebrates the joys and hardships of a charged, mythic, and sweat-soaked place, bringing to life the social fault lines of textile mills in the rural Carolina Piedmont, where hardships are felt by all our as pride conflicts with the fading way of life.

She is the founder of Wits End Poetry. Inspired by true events, The Vain Conversation reflects on the lynching of two black couples in Georgia from the perspectives of three characters, one of the victims, a presumed perpetrator, and a ten-year-old witness to the murders. In The Vain Conversation , Grooms seeks to advance the national dialogue on race relations. With complexity, satire, and occasional levity, he explores what it means to offer and receive redemption, and the broader issues of oppression and violence everywhere.

The novel was a best seller at a time when American readers — white or black — weren't interested in rural African American life. Was she white or black? According to African American scholar and activist, W. She was paradoxical, controversial and broke all the rules, revolutionizing American literature and rebelling against society's expectations for a Southern lady.

But the height of her career, she inexplicably stopped writing. Julia Peterkin's remarkable story unfolds against the backdrop of twenty century Afircan American history — the era of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance and the early achievements of the Civil Rights Movement. We cordially invite you to our annual ceremony recognizing the young and talented winners of our statewide poetry and visual arts competition, River of Words.

We'll recognize the school-age winners and unveil their work for the first time publicly before it goes on display at public library exhibits around the state. The program is free and includes a reception after the ceremony! Join us as we celebrate award-winning selections from the Letters About Literature student competition. In this competition, students in grades 4 through 12 are asked to write a letter to an author--living or dead--whose work has had the most impact on their lives or influenced their view of the world.

The students will be here to read their winning entries. A reception will follow. Nationally recognized nature and food writer Eugenia Bone returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for her latest book Microbia: For this visit, Eugenia will present 10 Insights into the Unseen World , a minute illustrated talk that explores how microbes, are the hidden force behind so much in our lives, creating our atmosphere and fueling our own cells, assisting our sex lives, defining families, and cooling oceans.

The microscopic realm is the membrane that connects all living organisms to each other, and to the Earth. Enter Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, who can help us do better. Each having lost parents as young adults, they co-founded the website Modern Loss, responding to a need to change the dialogue around the messy experience of grief. Now, in this wise and often funny book, they offer the insights of the Modern Loss community to help us cry, laugh, grieve, identify, and—above all—empathize. Lucy Kalanithi widow of When Breath Becomes Air author Paul Kalanithi , reveal their own stories on a wide range of topics, such as triggers, intimacy, secrets, inheritance, and more.

Accompanied by beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and witty how-to cartoons, each contribution provides a unique perspective on loss as well as a remarkable life-affirming message. Brutally honest and inspiring, Modern Loss invites us to talk intimately and humorously about grief, helping us confront the humanity and mortality we all share. A Guide to Writing About Grief. On Thursday, April 19, , book lovers throughout the state will gather together to celebrate the works of the authors selected as finalists for this bienniel presentation of the Townsend Prize for Fiction.

The reception and award ceremony will take place at the historic DeKalb History Center in downtown Decatur from 6 to 8: The finalists for the Townsend Prize for Fiction are: Presented in partnership with Little Shop of Stories [http: For Every One is just that: For every one person. For every one dream. But especially for every one kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality.

He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. The program was created by former bookseller, author and literary influencer Kimberly Jones, and author photographer, writer, literary influencer Vania Stoyanova, and writer, artist Jessi Esparza who also serves as showrunner.

YATL is a live show in the Georgia Center for the Book auditorium filmed for later playback on Facebook with author interviews, games, giveaways, fun video clips and lots of shenanigans. Rachel Hawkins is the author of Hex Hall , a best-selling trilogy of young adult paranormal romance novels. She is from Dothan, Alabama. Ash lives in Alabama with her family. Ashley Poston loves dread pirates, moving castles, and starry night skies. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.

When not proclaiming her undying love for movie star studs and emotionally compromised robots, she's in search for her next great adventure. She lives in South Carolina with her bossy cat, and they are firm believers that we're all a bunch of weirdos looking at other weirdos, asking for their usernames. She is the author of of four books, including Heart of Iron. My Exaggerated Life is the product of a special collaboration between this great American author and oral biographer Katherine Clark, who recorded two hundred hours of conversations with Conroy before he passed away in In the spring and summer of , the two spoke for an hour or more on the phone every day.

No subject was off limits, including aspects of his tumultuous life he had never before revealed. How Art Becomes Activism A panel discussion with local artists who use art as a form of activism and how they use their work to provoke and inspire change. Lost Southern Voices Literary Festival, March , we are pleased to present a trio of readings celebrating the work of "lost voices". The South has produced great literature for generations, but times change and works are forgotten.

This project celebrates forgotten and underappreciated works and their authors—lost southern voices. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council.

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When you have an experience and tell the story of that experience to someone, something sacred happens inside of you. You build community and remind yourself that every moment of your life counts for something holy, good, and glorious. The search for glory will bring freedom and a fresh perspective to whatever season you happen to find yourself in. Glory Happening is a book of stories and prayers that remind you to take a closer look at your everyday circumstances, to find the magical beauty in everyday experiences.

It is an invitation to live deeply into every moment with the expectation that something good will find you at the end of the day. And once you experience glory, you have words to speak, a prayer to pray, and a story to tell. And so glory grows from person to person, and community is created around the reality that God is truly in our midst. Rachael Allen and Lauren Karcz! Rachael Allen is a mad scientist by day and YA writer by night. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and dire wolf. She loves homemade peach ice cream, having adventures all over the world, and stories that make her feel like she's been poured inside another person.

She's a professional language nerd, having worked as an ESL teacher, a linguist, and now as an author. Lauren lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. Join us for a poetry event celebrating Black History Month, and inspired by the work of signer, song-writer, and social activist Nina Simone.

Love Letters From Behind Bars Letters from prison are censored but many found ways to provide the truth to love ones and continue their efforts in revolutions by using codes. At this event we will read some of those letters and discuss the power those words had beyond the confinements of prison as well as the hope they inspired.

In Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, in violation of U. The four hundred survivors of the Middle Passage were sold into bondage. This was the first successful documented slave landing in the United States in about four decades and shocked a nation already on the path to civil war. However, the authenticity of the letters was in doubt until very recently.

This book has two parts. Instead, we see a man who was often broke and whose volatility sabotaged him at every turn. His involvement in the slave trade was driven more by financial desperation than southern defiance. Sisters in Crime, Atlanta Chapter, present a writing workshop ideal for any writer seeking publication!

For information on registration, please visit the Sisters in Crime website [https: Nadine Burke Harris was known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego—a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual trauma—who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in The Deepest Well offers vitally important hope for change.

Discover the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: Few television shows revolutionized comedy as profoundly or have had such an enormous and continued impact on our culture as In Living Color.

In Living Color shaped American culture in ways both seen and unseen, and was part of a sea change that moved black comedy and hip-hop culture from the shadows into the spotlight. Books will be provided by our friends at Eagle Eye Book Shop [http: Their inaugural show, reflecting the amazing caliber of talent they will highlight, features: Each month's audience swag bag will be sponsored by a different publisher or lit related retailer, the inaugural sponsor is Tor.

January 22 Pearl McHaney: Caroline Miller Jen Colatosti: Ernest Gaines Andy Rogers: Author Jessica Handler moderates a panel of local activists, government officials, and attorneys impacting our communities and beyond, including: A Portrait of Wendell Berry! In , Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle.

In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities.

Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality.

But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him—and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself. Hosted by Daryl Funn Witness the battle of words.

Poets have 3 minutes to kick knowledge drop science spin yarn. The audience will SWAY the judges scores. The highest and lowest scores are dropped the 3 middle scores are added to give the poet a total score for that round. Poets with highest scores will moveon to the next round. Round One, 12 poets, Draw numbers to determine order Round Two, 8 poets, - Scores from previous round determine order Round Three 4 Poets - Scores from previous round determine order Points are cumulative No repeating poems from Previous Slam.

Prize for the Winner Poets get points for competing. A public speaker and motivator, Ms. Morrison strives to eradicate the double standards between men and women and believes that women can determine their destinies. Mary Morrison is an unapologetic voice with 23 novels in print, in which female empowerment is the primary focus and women overcome heart-wrenching challenges.

Morrison's unforgettable Crystal series, the fiercely sexy Crystal women bring ultimate drama and shattering choices home with a vengeance. She didn't sweat it when her rich businessman husband had a down-and-dirty ego-boosting affair. But she's not going to stand for him falling in love with luscious Arizona Remington—or Arizona unleashing all kinds of shenanigans to keep him. And Mercedes' take-no-prisoners ways are just what her siblings need to take down all those out to game them. This program will be held at the Scott Candler Library [http: The weather is cooling, holiday plans are in the works, but the season isn't truly underway without the literary festivus that is Poetry Atlanta's Voices Carry.

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Come out and take in some of Atlanta's great female poets as they light the stage with their words, their energy, and above all, excellent poetry. Through Reconstruction, and again in the s, the Klan played a pivotal role in the social and political agenda of the South. But how did it evolve from its Reconstruction-era roots to the regalia wearing organization of the s? In this historical presentation, Patricia Bernstein and William Rawlings will discuss the roots of the Klan, its development in Atlanta and the South throughout the s, the figures and forces that brought about this group, and the ones that fought against it.

Witness the battle of words. Poets have 3 minutes to kick knowledge, drop science, spin yarn. Five judges picked at random will give a numeric value to each poem. The audience will have the power to SWAY the judges' scores. The highest and lowest scores for each contestant are dropped and the three middle scores are added to give the poet a total score for each round. Poets with the highest scores move on to the next round until a winner is chosen. This program is presented in partnership with our friends from Fox Tale Book Shoppe.

In Pretty Fun , Kate Hudson shares her philosophy behind gatherings, how to be in the moment, make them uniquely yours, embracing occasions to just be together. A warm and welcoming, lifestyle and entertaining guide, complete with delicious, healthy recipes and even some more indulgent snacks and beverages, and infused with Kate's mindful approach to life, Pretty Fun will help you plan a year of special events, while remembering the healing power of gathering and celebration. This program is free and open to the public; however, once we reach capacity, no further entry will be allowed.

Parking at the library is limited, so please consult this map [http: Numbered bracelets will be handed out to each attendee, and a line will be organized after the talk by those numbers. Hudson will pose for photos with those waiting in line, however due to other obligations, the event will conclude promptly at 8: Doors lower level, rear of the library will open at 5: Hosted by Collin Kelley. These women have each written powerful stories exploring the struggles of young Black people in America today in voices that are genuine, compelling, and unflinchingly honest.

You do not want to miss a conversation between these two remarkable authors! Nic Stone is one of this year's Indies Introduce authors. To enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of either book from us! With the rural South as her backdrop, she brought to life a string of eccentric characters torn between their worldly ambitions and the need for a more enduring truth. This film traces the people and events that shaped her remarkable career, as well as the important role that Catholicism played in her writing. Featuring expert commentary and rare photographs, Uncommon Grace will give you a new appreciation for this highly celebrated, yet often misunderstood, storyteller.

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, this is a tasting and workshop you don't want to miss. As the festival season comes around, so does the craving for a large variety of Indian desserts from across the country. Global Native Gauri Misra will share ingredients, techniques and recipes for many much-loved desserts. For more information on Gauri, visit gaurimisra. When an ugly message is scrawled into her bark, Red decides to break her own rules, speak to humans, and do her best to bring people together and survive herself. Attendees MUST purchase a copy of the book to enter the signing line.

Books will be available for purchase at the event by our partners on this event, Little Shop of Stories. DEAM relies on contributions of non-perishable food and basic health supplies. DEAM buys many canned goods from Atlanta Food Bank at pennies on the dollar, but the items pictured below are always in short supply. For a list of needed items, please click here [https: Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. It's been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she's still adjusting to her new life.

And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets. The exhibition is located in the Periodicals Gallery at the Decatur Library through September 29, Thursday evening, September 7, , we will host the second and final "White Glove Night", when we put away the "do not touch" signs, and provide participants with white gloves- allowing firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition.

Flip, fold, crank, and discover all the wonderful things hidden in the pages of these books! What you eat matters—for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: Consumed more than any other meat in the United States, chicken is emblematic of today's mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health.

Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming, documenting how and why "wonder drugs" revolutionized the way the world eats—and not necessarily for the better. Rich with scientific, historical, and cultural insights, this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America's favorite foods—and shows us the way to safer, healthier eating for ourselves and our children. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color.

As James Forman, Jr. In Locking Up Our Own , he seeks to understand why. Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice.

But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country. Cotton County, Georgia, Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town.

Despite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople, Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help of Nan, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister. But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined. As startling revelations mount, a web of lies begins to collapse around the family, destabilizing their precarious world and forcing all to reckon with the painful truth.

Acclaimed author Eleanor Henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour de force.

Thursday evening, September 7, , we will host the first "White Glove Night", when we put away the "do not touch" signs, and provide participants with white gloves- allowing firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition. Artist books take many forms — from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. This juried show celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.

Poetry Atlanta Presents another evening of poetry, featuring Franklin Abbott. More information is forthcoming!