Reader Meets Writer Series: Next-Chanelle Benz "Some Go Home"

The Reader Meet Writer Author Series features bestselling authors and fresh new voices, fiction and nonfiction titles, brought to you by  Book No Further and the Southern Independent Bookstore Alliance.

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Thu Aug 6th 7:00pm - 8:00pm - Some Go Home with Odie Lindsey in Conversation with Chanelle Benz

SPECIAL AUTHOR TO AUTHOR EVENT! Join Odie Lindsey in conversation with author Chanelle Benz as they discuss Lindsey's searing new novel of family, murder, and long-buried secrets. Imbued with all the complications and contradictions of the American South in a richly evoked setting, this is a book that will provide plenty of conversation...

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Tue Aug 11th 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Rules for Being Dead with Kim Powers in Conversation with Louis Bayard

SPECIAL WRITING HISTORY EVENT Join Kim Powers in conversation with author Louis Bayard (Courting Mr. Lincoln) as they discuss Rules for Being Dead, Powers' darkly humorous and moving new novel. A deft homage to the movies of the 1960s, it vividly conjures the machinations of small-town Texas with a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected tenderness. Native Texan Kim Powers brings a steady hand to all proceedings, including a ghostly mother, an evil stepmother, a clueless father, and a full cast of misfits--all orchestrated within a lively plot which is anything but predictable... read more.

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Thu Aug 13th 7:00pm - 8:00pm - The Yellow House with Sarah M. Broom in Conversation with Imani Perry

SPECIAL AUTHOR TO AUTHOR EVENT! Join Sarah M. Broom in conversation with author and scholar Imani Perry as they discuss The Yellow House, the winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction. Broom's haunting work of personal and cultural history, set in America's most mythologized cities, is a stunning, singular achievement ...read more ... 

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Tue Aug 18th 3:00pm - 4:00pm - How to Argue With a Racist with Adam Rutherford

Join Adam Rutherford as he discusses his penetrating guide to cutting-edge genetic science, the racist pseudoscience it disproves, and how it is a powerful and definitive ally against racism. He explains how being a responsible and enlightened citizen on the matter of race today requires us to know what modern genetics actually can and can’t tell us about human difference and how those differences are, in fact, so minute that they serve as evidence of our commonality...read more...

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Thu Aug 20th 7:00pm - 8:00pm - Early Departures with Justin A. Reynolds

Join Justin A. Reynolds as he discusses his smart, funny, and powerful stand-alone YA contemporary novel, with a speculative twist. Jamal’s best friend is brought back to life after a freak accident...but they only have a short time together before he will die again. Jamal’s best friend, Q, doesn’t know he’s about to die...again. But what if Jamal could have a second chance? An impossible chance that would grant him the opportunity to say goodbye to his best friend?...

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Thu Aug 27th 7:00pm - 8:00pm - The Good Luck Stone with Heather Bell Adams

Join Heather Bell Adams as she discusses her new novel, The Good Luck Stone--the gripping story of long-held secrets against a backdrop of war, friendship, and memory. Shifting between the jungles of the Philippines during World War II and the gracious neighborhoods of modern-day Savannah, Adams's story will carry you in its tide...

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Roanoke,
The Secrets We Kept: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566106
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Rules for Being Dead Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781949467352
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blair - August 4th, 2020

The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Difference Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781615196715
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: The Experiment - August 4th, 2020