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Silas House & Carter Sickels VIRTUAL

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event with Silas House & Carter Sickels! Virtual event link forthcoming.

Re-issues of Silas House's THE COAL TATTOO, CLAY'S QUILT, and PARCHMENT OF LEAVES are out now in paperback, and Carter Sickel's debut novel THE PRETTIEST STAR released this May in hardcover. 

ABOUT THE PRETTIEST STAR: A stunning novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDs epidemic when men returned to their rural communities to die, by Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award-winning author Carter Sickels.

Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Evening Hour. He is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and has been awarded scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, VCCA, and the MacDowell Colony. His essays and fiction have appeared in various publications, including Guernica, Bellevue Literary Review, and BuzzFeed, and he is the editor of Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity. Carter is Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, where he teaches in the Bluegrass Writers Studio Low-Residency MFA program. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Silas House is the author of five novels. His book for middle-grade readers, Same Sun Here, was a finalist for the E. B. White Read-Aloud award. A frequent contributor to the New York Times and a former commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, House is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is the winner of the Nautilus Award, the Appalachian Writers Association's Book of the Year, and other honors.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781949467260
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In World War II-era rural Kentucky, twenty-two-year-old Easter and Anneth, her teenaged sister, lose their parents young, so they must raise each other. Easter finds her life in the Pentecostal Holiness church and its music, while Anneth dances and drinks in less-than-holy honky-tonks.


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$16.95
ISBN: 9781949467246
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In his New York Times bestselling debut novel, Silas House introduced himself as an important voice for Appalachia, and indeed, for the entire rural South.


A Parchment of Leaves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949467253
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In this nationally bestselling novel, A Parchment of Leaves, Silas House produced an iconic story of 1900s rural mountain Kentucky that remains a favorite of many of his fans.


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781938235627
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Published: Hub City Press - May 19th, 2020

EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" - BookRiot's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020" - Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books


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Watch SHIRLEY and Support Carmichael's!

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Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00am

If you're a Shirley Jackson fan looking to support our bookstore, here's your chance! Carmichael's Bookstore is thrilled to partner with NEON on the virtual release of the new film SHIRLEY. With our link, your ticket is just $5.99, and 50% of proceeds support Carmichael's and our staff! 

Click here for tickets: https://neonrated.vhx.tv/checkout/carmichael-s-bookstore-presents-shirley/purchase?fbclid=IwAR3oVs4CFwo4a43BoMKOpyPtLkjOa2nAzgBG4nava3O-6soiHfMFkcb3uFw

Please note that this is an ONGOING event. You will be able to view the film on your own time, but may choose to participate in the series of Q&A listed below if you'd like.

SYNOPSIS​: ​Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMtEean_V8
Participate in a series of virtual Q& A's following the schedule here: https://neonrated.com/posts/shirley-q-a

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Julie Marie Wade

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Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780814255674
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Mad Creek Books - February 27th, 2020

You have a history, and a body. You are a history, and a body. Your body has (is) a history, too. As a girl, Julie Marie Wade was uninterested in makeup, boy-watching, and other trappings of conventional girlhood, much to her mother’s disappointment.


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Shaun King at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage CANCELED

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, KY 40203

Ticket info FORTHCOMING! 

Shaun will be reading from and discussing his book, MAKE CHANGE at the Center for African American Heritage. 

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Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future Cover Image
By Shaun King, Bernie Sanders (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358048008
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 4th, 2020

“A captivating memoir of change. A hope-filled sermon for change. A tactical blueprint for how we can each make change. Make Change is all three and all the more towards an equitable and just world.”
—Ibram X.


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**CANCELLED** Chuck Palahniuk visits Carmichael's!

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Monday, April 27, 2020 - 12:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

More information coming soon!

Fight Club 3 (Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart (Illustrator), David Mack (Illustrator), Dave Mccaig (Illustrator), Nate Piekos (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781506711782
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Published: Dark Horse Books - April 14th, 2020

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Lauren Akins LIVE IN LOVE at KCD Theater

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
4100 Springdale Road
Louisville, KY 40241

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and CDC recommendations, we are postponing Lauren Akins’ LIVE IN LOVE book tour event. The new date is August 26 and your ticket will be honored if you already purchased it..

Join Lauren Akins this spring to celebrate her first book Live in Love, a deeply personal love story of her modern family with long-time partner and childhood best friend, multi-PLATINUM selling performer Thomas Rhett.

In this hour-long moderated talk, Lauren will offer inspiring guidance from her own experiences on staying in love, balancing children and marriage, practicing faith, and living a life of purpose. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to her music star best friend and the struggle to find her own footing in the frenzy of her husband’s fame.

Lauren will open up about her life-changing experiences doing mission work in Uganda, where she met the precious baby who would become their first daughter a year later. From sharing the romance of their handwritten wedding vows, to the challenges they faced as they adjusted to the reality of becoming first-time parents, Lauren will share her path to self-discovery.

Every ticket includes a signed copy of Live in Love (a $28 value, published by Ballantine Books).

VIP M&G tickets available here.

Standard tickets available here. Because KCD is currently closed, their website does not reflect the new date.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593129043
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 18th, 2020

In this refreshing and inspiring memoir, Lauren Akins, the wife of country music star Thomas Rhett, shows what it’s really like to be “the perfect couple” fans imagine, and reveals what it actually takes to live in love, stay in love, and grow together.


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Nancy Jensen CANCELED

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
In Our Midst Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781950539161
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Published: Dzanc Books - April 28th, 2020

Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and interned following the attack on Pearl Harbor, In Our Midst tells the story of one family's fight to cling to the ideals of freedom and opportunity that brought them to America.

Nina and Otto Aust, along with their teenage sons, feel the foundation of their American lives c


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Kiki Petrosino & Kristen Miller CANCELED

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Spawn (Literature in Translation) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781771665971
Availability: The book is not currently in stock at our stores. Please call us for price and availability.
Published: Book*hug Press - April 9th, 2020

Spawn is a braided collection of brief, untitled poems, a coming-of-age lyric set in the Mashteuiatsh Reserve on the shores of Lake Piekuakami (Saint-Jean) in Quebec. Undeniably political, Marie-Andr e Gill's poems ask: How can one reclaim a narrative that has been confiscated and distorted by colonizers?


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ISBN: 9781946448545
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Published: Sarabande Books - May 5th, 2020

In her fourth full-length book, White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, Kiki Petrosino turns her gaze to Virginia, where she digs into her genealogical and intellectual roots, while contemplating the knotty legacies of slavery and discrimination in the Upper South.


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