Lovejoy Boteler: Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard

Tuesday, June 18th

6-7:30PM

In 1968, during Albert Lepard’s fifth escape from a life sentence at Parchman Penitentiary, he kidnapped Lovejoy Boteler, then eighteen years old, from his family’s farm in Grenada, Mississippi. Three decades later, still beset by half-buried memories of that time, Boteler began researching his kidnapper’s nefarious, sordid life to discover how and why this terrifying abduction occurred.

Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard is the true story of Lepard, sentenced to life in Parchman for the murder of seventy-four-year-old Mary Young in 1959. During the course of his sentence, Lepard escaped from prison six times in fourteen years.

This book is available in hardcover ($25.00).

Lovejoy Boteler will discusses and signs his book, Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard.

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

Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo in Conversation with Alys Arden: Teen Titans: Raven

Thursday, July 11th

6-7:30PM

When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom—and Raven’s memory—she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.

Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening—things most people would consider impossible—Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.

Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo in conversation with Alys Arden, Teen Titans: Raven. Kami and Gabriel will sign books afterward.

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

Kris Lackey: Greasy Bend

Tuesday, July 16th

6-7:30PM

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.

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

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