FEBRUARY 2018 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Thursday Mar 8
BRIAN KILMEADE TO VISIT WITH NEW BOOK

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8; 7 PM

(Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Show your books&co receipt for Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans to get a line number.)

BRIAN KILMEADE will discuss his book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson, who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks and knew that America had to control the mouth of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, to stop the British aggression. And that is what he miraculously did! SENTINEL

Brian Kilmeade has also written George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and The Tripoli Pirates. His nationally syndicated radio show is heard locally weekdays on WHIO-AM1290 and WHIO-FM 95.7 FM from 9 am to noon.

Saturday Mar 10
LORIE LANGDON DEBUTS NEW YA NOVEL

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SATURDAY, MARCH 10; 1 PM

LORIE LANGDON will introduce her newest YA novel, Olivia Twist, a reimagining of Charles Dicken’s original Oliver Twist. In Lorie’s version, the main character is now Olivia and while she’s a headstrong, brave, intelligent female, she is being raised as a boy to protect her from the thieving London street gangs. However, once she is rescued from the streets by Mr. Brownlow, her life takes a far different turn as she goes from slum-life to high-life. It is here she meets Jack MacCarron who bears a striking resemblance to the Artful Dodger, she knew form her slum days. Could he be that same person , and how will that affect her now?

Fans of the classic Dickens novel will find Olivia Twist a hard book to pass up as the old masterpiece has been expertly reimagined, giving an entirely new dynamic to the celebrated tale. BLINK


Thursday Mar 22
MICHAEL NYE DEBUTS HIS NOVEL

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22; 7 PM

MICHAEL NYE will introduce his debut novel, All the Castles Burned. Set in the Cincinnati of Nye’s youth and at times autobiographical (including Nye’s own father’s true crimes), the novel is a rich and tragic coming of age story that tackles the intricacies of male friendship and obsessive first loves, but also the powerful grip of class struggle, the backlash of a distressed home life, and family secrets tightly held. Kirkus Reviews says, “It is both an appealing read and an introspective examination of the turbulence of male adolescence. Just as Nye’s characters are glued to the O.J. Simpson trial, readers won’t want to look away.” TURNER PUBLISHING

Michael Nye was born and raised in Cincinnati and now lives in Columbus, Ohio. He has a B.A. in English from the Ohio State University and a M.F.A. in creative writing from University of Missouri-St. Louis. His work has appeared in Literary Review, Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, Epoch and New South, among many others.

Wednesday Mar 28
JESSICA STRAWSER INTRODUCES HER NOVEL

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28; 7 PM

JESSICA STRAWSER, author of Almost Missed You, will introduce her new novel, Not That I Could Tell. Set in nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio, the novel asks: How well do we really know our neighbors and what goes on behind their closed doors? A group of neighboring women gather around a fire pit in one of their backyards one Saturday night for wine and socialization. The next morning, they become aware that one of them, Kristin, is no longer in her house. She and her young twins have disappeared. Her estranged husband has no idea where they could be. A police investigation is started and leads are slim, but all the neighbors and Kristin’s husband are suspects in the disappearance. How can they unravel this mystery? Did Kristin and her kids just disappear or did something awful happen to them? ST. MARTIN'S PRESS

“The characters are unique, engaging, and relatable and the ending is both surprising and poignant. Fans of Liane Moriarty will adore Jessica Strawser; she’s a huge talent.” ---Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Blackbird Season and The Vanishing Year.