Kris Lackey: Greasy Bend

Tuesday, July 16th


In a driving sleet storm, a farmer has discovered a body snagged on cottonwood roots in the Washita River. Johnston County deputy Hannah Bond realizes it's her elderly friend, Alice. Meanwhile, at the Golden Play Casino, robbers posing as armored-car guards kill a local stickball hero and friend of Chickasaw Lighthorse Police detective Bill Maytubby.

The trail leads through the quarry-scarred Oklahoma badlands to a remote airstrip and a planeload of drugs and untraceable automatic weapons. Also somehow connected are a shady coin-op vending company; a neo-Nazi compound outside Paris, Texas; and a headless janitor in a train-mangled van. As the net tightens, the smugglers get wind of their pursuers and converge on Maytubby and Bond at Greasy Bend Bridge.

This book is available in hardcover ($25.00).

Kris Lackey discusses and signs his book, Greasy Bend.

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Colson Whitehead: Ticketed Event at Loyola University - Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall - New Orleans, 6363 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 - The Nickel Boys

Wednesday, July 24th

Ticketed Event @ Loyola University - Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall


Join us as Colson Whitehead discusses his new book Nickel Boys.

Each ticket includes a signed copy of Nickel Boys

Click here to purchase a ticket.

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.

Colson Whitehead is the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Underground Railroad, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, he lives in New York City.

  • Tickets are required for this event.
  • Each ticket includes one signed copy of Nickel Boys.
  • Books will be distributed to ticket holders at the event.
  • All books are pre-signed, so there will not be a book signing at the event.
  • Door will open at 6:00 PM
  • Parking: Street parking

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Laura Lippman: Lady in the Lake

Tuesday, August 6th


In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life.

Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl—assistance that leads to a job at the city’s afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake.

This book is available in hardcover ($26.99).

Laura Lippman discusses and signs her book, Lady in the Lake.

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