MAY 2017 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Thursday May 25
MOLLY CAMPBELL INTRODUCES HER NEW NOVEL

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THURSDAY, MAY 25; 7 PM

MOLLY CAMPBELL will introduce her novel, Crossing the Street. In it, we meet Beck Throckmorton who finds herself living unexpectedly in a small suburban Ohio town with an 83 year old neighbor who has turned out to be her best friend, writing erotica and stewing over the fact that her ex has taken up with her sister. Enter a needy but wise little girl who finds a place in her heart and Beck finds herself “at an emotional intersection she never anticipated. And now it’s time to cross the street.” STORY PLANT

Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, says “Hilarious and full of heartwarming, familiar honesty, Molly’s latest was a joy to read.” Molly’s previous novel is Keeping the Ends Loose.

Thursday Jun 1
ROB BELL IS COMING TO VISIT

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THURSDAY, JUNE 1; 7 PM

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ROB BELL will introduce his newest book, What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. He encourages readers to take a deep dive into Christianity’s ancient book and see how it is much more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined – and explains why we need to encounter it afresh. He views the Bible not as a singular text stemming from one point of view. Instead, he considers it a library –a complex and multifaceted collection of poems, letters, and stories compiled over 1500 years by over 40 contributors. He looks at it as a compilation written, assembled, and edited by people living in different times, functioning under different circumstances, and possessing differing opinions and agendas. HARPER ONE

Rob Bell is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, and How to Be Here. Time magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Sunday Jun 4
LISA JEWELL IS COMING FROM THE UK TO MEET YOU

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SUNDAY, JUNE 4; 2 PM

LISA JEWELL is coming from the UK on her first US tour and we are thrilled to host her. She will be introducing her 13th novel, I Found You, a domestic thriller. If you have enjoyed reading Paula Hawkins and Carla Buckley, you’ll find plenty to like about Lisa’s work. In I Found You, we meet Alice Lake who discovers a disoriented man on the beach who has no idea who he is or where he is or what he is doing on this British seaside beach. Despite a warning siren in the back of her mind, Alice invites him into her home to warm up anyway. And thus begins a mystifying journey filled with gripping characters and dark truths. ATRIA

As a long-time UK bestselling author, Lisa is finding a steady following of ravenous readers in the United States. We encourage you to come see what all the excitement is about!

Monday Jun 5
THRILLER WRITER TACKLES POWER GRID TAKEDOWN

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MONDAY, JUNE 5, 7 PM

MARK ELSBERG will introduce his debut novel, Blackout, a million-copy bestseller and international sensation in Europe. When the lights go out across Europe, a former hacker and activist must find his way to safety in the darkness, and, in tandem with a U.S. reporter, halt the attack before the entire continent falls apart. First the lights go out in Italy, then Sweden, then Germany, France, Austria, Belgium and Holland. Everywhere in Europe the electrical grid is collapsing. Who is behind it? How can it be stopped? When the crisis moves to America and beyond, the lives of millions are threatened and there’s only a certain amount of time before the situation is irreversible. Thriller writer Lee Child says the book is ..”Fast, tense, thrilling – and timely: Highly recommended.” We agree! SOURCEBOOKS

The novel illustrates modern society’s interdependencies and vulnerability, dramatizing the consequences of a week-long blackout caused by a hacker attack against European and U.S. power grids. Mark Elsberg is a sought-after dialog partner for industry and politics and a renowned speaker on these topics.

Tuesday Jun 27
LISA BOUCHER INTRODUCES PERSONAL GROWTH BOOK

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TUESDAY, JUNE 27; 7 PM

LISA BOUCHER will discuss her book, Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture. Dr. Leslie Dye, President, Medical Toxicology Foundation, says “Raising the Bottom is an excellent resource for anyone who suspects they or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. It doesn’t just focus on the problem of alcoholism, it emphasizes the solution and demonstrates that alcoholics can live wonderful, productive lives through sobriety. This is a book of hope.”

Boucher aims to dispel the presumption that you have to lose it all before you can accurately take stock of your life and make healthy choices. She aims to help people recognize the warning signs of alcoholism. She is a recovering alcoholic who made the choice to quit drinking in her late twenties, before giving birth to her twin sons. Now a registered nurse for over 24 years. She has witnessed the negative effects of alcohol and hopes she can help others to recognize the signs and to change course. SHE WRITES PRESS

Raising the Bottom received a starred review in the May 1 edition of Library Journal .

Wednesday Jun 28
KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY INTRODUCES NEW BOOK

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28; 7 PM

Best-selling author >KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY will visit with Sin of a Woman, the latest book in her highly acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black Series. We see that Raven Black is bouncing back after her very public divorce from Dillon Black and she has her own growing congregation to prove it. Her ex-husband has done all he could to discredit her, but she’s learned from her mistakes and from him. She has become her ex-husband in more ways than one, and , like him, she hasn’t been called by God to preach, she called herself. Worse, she begins running her ministry more like a cult, which ultimately gains a huge national following.

Her evil deception is slowly but surely leading those connected to her down a terrible road of destruction, but playing with God and the lives of innocent people has dire consequences, the kind that Raven won’t see coming. GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING

Kimberla has sold more than 2.7 million copies of her novels and has frequented numerous bestseller lists. Eric Jerome Dickey refers to her as “a storyteller at the top of her game.” Her books deal with very real issues, including corruption within the church, sexual abused, mental illness, and sexual harassment.