MAY 2018 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Sunday Jun 3
LEE MARTIN DEBUTS SHORT STORY COLLECTION


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SUNDAY, JUNE 3; 2 PM

LEE MARTIN, Pulitzer Prize finalist, will debut The Mutual UFO Network, a masterful short story collection. With his signature insight, each story peers into the nooks and crannies of seemingly normal homes, communities, and families. The footprints of a midnight prowler peel back the veneer of a marriage soured by a long-ago affair. A con man selling faked UFO footage loses his wife to the promise of life outside the ordinary, and a troubled man, tormented by his own mind, lies in the street to look at the stars, and in doing so unravels the carefully constructed boundaries between his quiet neighbors.
From friendship and family to all forms of love, the book explores the intricacies of relationships and the possibility for redemption in even the most complex misfits and loners. For short-story devotees, this is a must-read! DZANC BOOKS

Lee Martin has also written The Bright Forever, River of Heaven, Quakertown, Break the Skin. From Our House, Turning Bones, Such a Life, and The Least You Need to Know. The winner of many literary awards, he teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University.

Thursday Jun 21
SUSAN CRANDALL DEBUTS NEW NOVEL

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21; 7 PM

SUSAN CRANDALL, author of the award-winning Whistling Past the Graveyard, will introduce her newest novel, The Myth of Perpetual Summer. When Tallulah James returns to her Mississippi hometown in 1972 after a seven-year absence, determined to help her brother escape a murder conviction, she hopes to avoid the small-town gossip mill and return to California as quickly as possible. But as she reconnects with her dysfunctional family, she becomes entangled in a web of long-held secrets about their history of mental illness, her tumultuous upbringing and a terrible tragedy that nearly tore the family apart. Ultimately, the truth forces Tallulah to reckon with her past—and find a way forward. GALLERY BOOKS

Susan Crandall is a critically acclaimed author of women’s fiction, romance, and suspense. She lives in Noblesville, Indiana with her family.

Wednesday Jun 27
SILAS HOUSE INTRODUCES SOUTHERNMOST

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27; 7 PM

SILAS HOUSE will introduce Southernmost, a thoughtful and compassionate novel that initially sprang from the seeds of his own life. After a fundamentalist upbringing that caused him to come out later in life, House was faced with both blatant rejection and fierce acceptance. The insight he gained from those often painful circumstances spurred him to craft this intensely candid story, one that explores our ability to escape the confines of intolerance and hate and move toward dignity, understanding, and grace.

The main character in the story is Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher in Tennessee who offers shelter to two gay men after a devastating flood. This action comes with a huge personal cost, creating chaos in his congregation and marriage. Ousted from his church, he flees to the southernmost part of the US where he discovers a new way of thinking about love, faith, parenthood, and life. ALGONQUIN

According to Charles Frazier, author of Varina, “This beautifully crafted novel brims with a spirit of hopeful humanity as one man’s effort to make himself a better person casts ripples in the world around him

Tuesday Jul 10
CHARLES ROSENBERG DEBUTS GEORGE WASHINGTON ALTERNATIVE HISTORY


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TUESDAY, JULY 10; 7 PM

CHARLES ROSENBERG will discuss his book, The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington: A Novel. If you like alternative history, you’ll enjoy this book. The title tells us the book is speculative fiction – and what a tale it is!
There have always been theories that the British plotted to kidnap George Washington during the height of the Revolutionary War, imprison him in London, try him for treason and use his release as a bargaining tool. In this novel, they were successful in kidnapping him, but Washington would have none of their plan to use him as a bargaining tool. He said he would rather die a martyr to the cause than give them a means to end the Revolutionary War.
Rosenberg explores the “importance of force of personality in leadership and victory.” The book combines “spy thriller elements, political skullduggery, and courtroom drama.” HANOVER SQUARE PRESS

Charles Rosenberg is the author of four legal thrillers, including Death on High Floor. He graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and practices law in Los Angeles.

Wednesday Jul 11
LINDA CASTILLO INTRODUCES AMISH MYSTERY

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11; 7 PM

LINDA CASTILLO will introduce A GATHERING OF SECRETS, her newest novel set in Amish country. Chief of Police Kate Buckholder is called to investigate when a well-liked 18-year old Amish man is found dead in an historic barn that burned to the ground. Her investigation is going nowhere as she finds herself stonewalled by the Amish community to which she once belonged. What secrets are they hiding? Kate doubles down and discovers a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots—and herself. MINOTAUR

Other books in her Kate Buckholder series include Her Last Breath, Among the Wicked, After the Storm, The Dead Will Tell, Down a Dark Road, and Only the Lucky.