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Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Lisa Wingate and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom! Our next author in the series is Lisa Wingate, who will talk with us about her new book
The Book of Lost Friends. This is a SPECIAL LOST & FOUND EVENT! Join Lisa Wingate and special guest Diane Plauche, of the Historic New Orleans Collection, in conversation with author Kristy Woodson Harvey about a fascinating and little-known facet of American life.

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the author of numerous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Before We Were Yours, which has sold more than 2.2 million copies. The co-author, with Judy Christie, of the nonfiction book, Before and After, Wingate is a two-time ACFW Carol Award winner, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a Southern Book Prize winner. She lives with her husband in North Texas.

Diane Plauche is a volunteer with the Historic New Orleans Collection museum. In 2015, she began assisting the museum in creating a database of historical Lost Friends advertisements, through which formerly enslaved people desperately tried to find their lost families in the decades following emancipation. After reading Lisa Wingate's 2017 novel, Before We Were Yours, Diane wrote to Lisa about the Lost Friends ads, saying, "There is a story in each one of the ads." To date, Diane has entered over 2500 unique ads, and tens of thousands of names in the museum's database, preserving the histories of thousands of families. Diane's work, and the stories of the real-life Lost Friends inspired Lisa's newest novel, The Book Of Lost Friends.

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the bestselling author and the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing. Her novel Lies and Other Acts of Love was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Her work has been optioned for film and her books have received numerous accolades. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.

Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in Augustine, Louisiana. The tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can hardly comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and rundown plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.



Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Ruby McConnell and book cover image

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is 
Ruby McConnell, who will talk with us about her new book Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life and answer your questions. 

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
  • Time: 5 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ruby McConnell is a registered geologist and outdoor adventurer who writes about nature, art, and culture with a particular emphasis on the intersection of the environment and human experience.

A recipient of numerous honors, including the Literary Arts Oregon Literary Fellowship, McConnell has written extensively about the Pacific Northwest and the environment in scientific and literary journals. She is the author of two previous titles, A Girl's Guide to the Wild and A Woman's Guide to the Wild, and lives in Oregon with her husband, Paul.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Ruby McConnell morphs natural history and memoir to portray the forces and landscapes that have helped shape a region and the people who live in it. Challenging the notions of the region, McConnell explores the Northwest and the decades-long struggle over resources since the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. St. Helens in May 1980.



Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Book cover and author photos

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Next in the series are 
Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler, who will talk with us about their new book Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?: Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties and answer your questions. 

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
  • Time: 5 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Peggy Noe Stevens is founder of the Bourbon Women Association and a master bourbon taster. A lifestyle expert, she is also a professional speaker. As a Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee, she has planned hundreds of events globally over the last thirty years, often working with distilleries and master distillers.

Susan Reigler is a former restaurant critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal and a current correspondent for Bourbon+ and American Whiskey magazines. She has also authored or coauthored six books on bourbon, including Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide and The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book.

ABOUT THE BOOK

During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, "How do I do this in my home?" This book is their definitive answer. Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? offers a step-by-step guide to hosting a successful bourbon-tasting party—complete with recipes, photos, and tips for beginners and experienced aficionados alike.

From decorations to glassware, this one-stop resource will guide readers from the day they mail invitations to the moment they welcome guests through the door. Alongside their favorite snack, entrée, dessert, and cocktail recipes, Stevens and Reigler offer advice on how to set up a bar, arrange tables, and pair recipes. Once readers are ready, Stevens and Reigler move on to advanced pairings for the bourbon foodie and present two innovative examples of tasting parties—a bourbon cocktail soiree and, of course, the traditional Kentucky Derby party. Inspired by the hosting traditions of five Kentucky distilleries, this book promises to motivate bourbon lovers to start their own bourbon-tasting traditions and to expand the expertise of longtime bourbon enthusiasts.



Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Beverly Bell and book cover image

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Beverly Bell
, who will talk with us about her new book The Murder of Marion Miley This is a SPECIAL READER MEET MURDER EVENT! Author Beverly Bell explains How Not to Get Away with Murder in the 1940s as she traces the path the killers took: how they got in, how they got out and made their escape.

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Time: 3 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Beverly Bell is an award-winning magazine and crime writer whose work has appeared in Arizona HighwaysIndianapolis MonthlyKeeneland Magazine, and Kentucky Monthly. Bell is also a featured consultant in Kentucky Education Television's recent documentary Forgotten Fame: The Marion Miley Story.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Today, the name Marion Miley is largely unrecognizable, but in the fall of 1941, she was an internationally renowned golf champion, winning every leading women's tournament except the elusive national title. This unassuming twenty-seven-year-old girl was beloved by all she met, including celebrities like jazz crooner Bing Crosby. With ambitions to become a doctor, it seemed Marion Miley was headed for greatness.

But on September 28, six gunshots broke through the early morning stillness of the Lexington Country Club. Marion had been brutally murdered. News of her death spread quickly, headlining major papers such as the New York Times. Support flooded in, spurring police in the hunt for her killers. However, the bombing of Pearl Harbor less than two months later would redirect public attention and sweep Marion's story to a forgotten corner of time—until now.

The Murder of Marion Miley recounts the ensuing manhunt and trial, exploring the impact of class, family, and opportunity in a world where steely determination is juxtaposed with callous murderous intent. As the narrative voice oscillates between Marion's father, her best friend, and one of her killers, an ever-present specter of what could have been—not just for Marion, but for all those affected by her tragic death—is conjured. By blending intensive research with the true crime genre, Beverly Bell succeeds in producing a passionate homage to one of the greatest golfers of the early twentieth century.



Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
142 Ostriches book cover

This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year.

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
TJ Klune and book covers

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is 
TJ Klune, who will talk with us about his booksThe House in the Cerulean Sea and his YA debut, The Extraordinaries

Here are the details you need:

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 5 PM
Registration is required via EVENTBRITE

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link to attend this virtual event followed by the password you will need to enter.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

TJ KLUNE is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author (Into This River I Drown) and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. His novels include the Green Creek series, The House on the Cerulean Sea and The Exraordinaries. Being queer himself, TJ believes it's important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories.

ABOUT THE BOOKS

THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA

Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

THE EXTRAORDINARIES

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City's mightiest hero (and Nick's biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he'll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick's best friend (and maybe the love of his life). Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer's Renegades in TJ Klune's YA debut.



Monday, June 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
book cover

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them.



Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Marian Keyes and book cover image

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is 
Marian Keyes, who will talk with us about her new novel Grown Ups and answer your questions. 

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Time: 3 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. Though she was brought up in a home where a lot of oral story-telling went on, it never occurred to her that she could write. Instead she studied law and accountancy and finally started writing short stories in 1993 "out of the blue." Though she had no intention of ever writing a novel ("It would take too long") she sent her short stories to a publisher, with a letter saying she'd started work on a novel. The publishers replied, asking to see the novel, and once her panic had subsided, she began to write what subsequently became her first book Watermelon, published in 1995.

To date, the woman who said she'd never write a novel has published 13 of them. All have been bestsellers around the world, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Anybody Out There won the British Book Awards award for popular fiction and the inaugural Melissa Nathan Prize for Comedy Romance. This Charming Man won the Irish Book Award for popular fiction. Marian's latest book Grown Ups published in hardback and eBook in February 2020. As well as novels she has written short stories, and articles for various magazines and other publications.

Keyes was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, but is now living in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony. She includes among her hobbies reading, movies, shoes, handbags and feminism.

ABOUT THE BOOK

They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together—birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie—who has the most money—insists on it.

Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much…

Still, everything manages to stay under control—that is, until Ed's wife, Cara, gets a concussion and can't keep her thoughts or opinions to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, and Cara starts spilling all their secrets.

As everything unravels, each of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's—finally—the time to grow up.



Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Summer Guests book cover image

This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year.

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Monday, July 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Beach Read cover

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them.



Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them.