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GREG ISLES, author of the epic Natchez Burning trilogy, will introduce the concluding book in the series, Mississippi Blood, on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend imagination and history, Iles illuminates the brutal story of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited.
Publishers Weekly gave Mississippi Blood a starred review and went on to say, “The terrific conclusion to his Natchez Burning trilogy is a sweeping story that remains intimate…Relentless pacing keeps the story churning…The trial scenes are among the most exciting ever written in the genre.”
The other two books in the bestselling series are Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree. The series illuminates a brutally searing period in our Southern civil rights history that resonates even today.
For an interview, please contact Danielle Bartlett at Danielle.Bartlett@HARPERCOLLINS.com or 212-207-7011. For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In observation of National Poetry Month, Antioch Writers Workshop will present a free Poetry Mini-Seminar at books&co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek on Sunday, April 9 from 2-3:30 pm.
Celebrate with us and create a poem! Great for poets and writers of all types--challenge your creativity and learn some techniques to enhance your writing craft! It will be led by poet JAMEY DUNHAM. Learn more about him at www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/jamey-dunham
There will be a BIG READ DISCUSSION of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm at books&co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek. The book has been chosen as the community Big Read for 2017.
Hundreds of people (maybe thousands) in our community are gathering in libraries, schools, homes, and places of business to discuss this book in March and April and learn more about Dayton’s famous citizens, Wilbur and Orville Wright, and their journey to inventing the airplane.
To share their insights on the famous brothers, we have invited TIM GAFFNEY, aviation author, and DAWNE DEWEY, Wright Brothers archivist at Wright State University Library, to join us. Their input along with your input will make this a very valuable discussion. Please join us. The more---the better!
For more information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-2169.
CAMMIE MCGOVERN will introduce her children’s novel, Chester and Gus on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 pm at books&co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
Her book features Chester, a lovable dog who did not pass the service dog test, but still longs to be a service dog. Fortunately he’s adopted by a family who thinks he’ll be perfect as a companion for Gus, their autistic son. The story is told from Chester’s perspective as he tries to adjust to Gus’s needs, but he’s not sure how to help Gus since this isn’t exactly the job he trained for, but he’s determined to figure it out because Gus is his person now.
Reminiscent of Because of Winn-Dixie, Shiloh, and Old Yeller, Chester and Gus explores the extraordinary friendship between a child and a dog but with a poignant and modern twist.
Cammie McGovern is one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs.
4 Paws for Ability will be here to talk about their program to train dogs for autistic children.
For an interview, please contact Gina Rizzo at Gina.Rizzo@HARPERCOLLINS.COM. For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302.
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JOHN SCALZI will introduce The Collapsing Empire, the first novel of his new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe on Monday, April 3 at 7 pm at books&co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek, Ohio.
In this story we find that its universe is ruled by physics, and faster than light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow. That is an extra-dimensional field that can be accessed at certain points in space-time that transport humans to other worlds around other stars.
The Flow is eternal—but it is not static. It changes, cutting off worlds from the rest of humanity. When it’s discovered that The Flow is moving, possibly cutting off all human worlds from faster than light travel forever, three individuals – a scientist, a starship captain, and the Empress of the Interdependency---are in a race against time to discover what, if anything can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse. TOR
John Scalzi is the author of several SF novels, including Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale, The End of All Things, Lock In, Fuzzy Nation and Redshirts.
For an interview, please contact Alexis Saarela at 646-307-5406. For additional event information, please call Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302.