Hannah Pittard: Visible Empire

Tuesday, June 26th

6-7:30PM

On a humid summer day, the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens from a European jaunt, crashed in Paris shortly after takeoff. It is the second-deadliest disaster in the history of aviation. Overnight, the city of Atlanta changes.

Left behind are children, spouses, lovers, and friends - faced with renegotiating their lives. Robert, a newspaper editor, must decide if he can reconnect with his beloved but estranged wife, whose swindler parents have left her penniless. Nineteen-year-old Piedmont Dobbs, recently denied admission to an integrated school, senses a moment of uncertain opportunity. And Mayor Ivan Allen is tasked with the job of moving Atlanta forward—the hedonism of the 60s and the urgency of the Civil Rights movement at his city’s doorstep.

This book is available in hardcover ($25.00).

Hannah Pittard discusses and signs her book, Visible Empire.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Matthew Griffin and Nick White: Hide, and Sweet and Low, respectively.

Thursday, June 28th

6-7:30PM

Join us with Matthew Griffin and Nick White discussing and signing their books, Hide, and Sweet and Low, respectively. 

 

Hide: Falling in love in the aftermath of World War II, a gay taxidermist and a veteran are forced to cut all ties with their discriminating North Carolina textile town and share a life of quiet self-sufficiency for decades until one of them falls terminally ill, forcing the other to reckon with the consequences of their isolation.

This book is available in paperback ($18.00).

 

 

 

 

Sweet and Low:  At first glance, the stories in Sweet and Low seem grounded in the every day: they paint pictures of idyllic Southern landscapes, characters fulfilling their roles as students, wives, boyfriends, sons. But they are not what they seem. In these stories, Nick White deconstructs the core qualities of Southern fiction, exposing deeply flawed and fascinating characters--promiscuous academics, aging podcasters, woodpecker assassins, and lawnmower enthusiasts, among others--all on wildly compelling quests. From finding an elusive bear to locating a prized timepiece to making love on the grave of an iconic writer, each story is a thrilling adventure with unexpected turns. White's honest and provocative prose will jolt readers awake with its urgency.

This available in hardcover ($25.00).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

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