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Charles Dodd White

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
How Fire Runs: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804012287
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Published: Swallow Press - October 13th, 2020

A chilling, timely reminder of the moral and human costs of racial hatred.

What happens when a delusional white supremacist and his army of followers decide to create a racially pure “Little Europe” within a rural Tennessee community?


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Nancy Jensen w/ Sena Jeter Naslund (VIRTUAL)

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual in-conversation with authors Nancy Jensen and Sena Jeter Naslund! Click here to register for this event. 

About IN OUR MIDST: 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.

ABOUT NANCY JENSEN: Nancy Jensen’s bestselling novel The Sisters was selected by the Independent Booksellers Association as a #1 Indie Next Pick, and included by Kirkus Reviews on its list for Best Fiction of 2011.  She has been awarded an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.  Her first book, Window: Stories and Essays, was published by Fluer-de-Lis Press in 2009.  She teaches in the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University, where she also edits The Chaffin Journal.  She shares her home with five rescued cats: Jack, Butch, Sundance, Cache, and Joey.

ABOUT SENA JETER NASLUND: Sena Jeter Naslund, MA, Ph.D., U of Iowa; fiction writer, author of critically-acclaimed, national-bestselling novels Ahab’s Wife; Four Spirits; Abundance, a Novel of Marie-Antoinette, and six others. Naslund served as the first director of creative writing at UofL, where, in 1976, she and students launched The Louisville Review (TLR); she also served as founding Program Director of the Spalding MFA in Writing, 2001-2017. She continues as editor of the independent TLR and its book press, Fleur-de-Lis.

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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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Nancy McCabe & Michele Morano

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual discussion with authors Nancy McCabe and Michele Morano! Click here to register for this event. 

About CAN THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?: In this warm, deeply-personal, and often humorous book, Nancy McCabe re-examines and gains new understanding of her early life and her ill-advised marriage. Borrowing from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” how-to essays and before-and-after weight loss ads, a curriculum guide, Bible study notes, an obsession with Tom Swiftie jokes, and women’s magazine columns and quizzes that oversimplified women’s lives and choices, McCabe examines the many influences that led to her youthful marriage—and out of it, into finally taking control of her life.

About LIKE LOVE: In these remarkable essays, Michele Morano explores the pleasures, possibilities, strangeness, and lessons of unconsummated romance. With insight and imagination, Like Love interweaves poignant, humorous episodes from adulthood with the backstory of a young family’s turbulent breakup. When Morano was an adolescent in blue-collar Poughkeepsie, New York, her mother left her father for a woman in an era when LGBTQ parents were widely viewed as “unfit.” Through the turmoil, adolescent Morano paid attention, tucking away the stories that were shaping her and guiding her understanding of love.

About the authors:

Nancy McCabe directs the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and teaches in the low residency MFA program at the Spalding University School of Creative and Professional Writing. Her work has received a Pushcart Prize and been recognized eight times on Best American Notable Lists. She is the author of four previous books of nonfiction and a novel. She lives in Bradford, PA.

Michele Morano is the author of Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain. Her essays and fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, and Ninth Letter. She lives in Chicago, where she chairs the English Department at DePaul University.

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$21.95
ISBN: 9780814255988
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Published: Mad Creek Books - September 25th, 2020

Crushes. Infatuations. Attractions. Unexpected, inexplicable allure. Entanglements steeped in taboo and disruption. In Like Love, nothing is off limits.
 
In these remarkable essays, Michele Morano explores the pleasures, possibilities, strangeness, and lessons of unconsummated romance.


Can This Marriage Be Saved?: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826222121
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Published: University of Missouri - September 7th, 2020

In this warm, deeply-personal, and often humorous book, Nancy McCabe re-examines and gains new understanding of her early life and her ill-advised marriage.


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No Fascist USA!

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

Last of four talks about anti-fascist movements and street-level organizing, with Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Shane Burley.

Event is free, but reservations are required.

You can reserve a spot HERE

All registered attendees will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event. Tune in right at 12PM/9AM PST

City Lights LIVE presents the four talks about anti-fascist movements, past and present, and street-level organizing, hosted by Hilary Moore and James Tracy, author of No Fascist USA!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements.

This event is co-sponsored by Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, KY and Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Please consider supporting Carmichael's Bookstore by purchasing a copy of No Fascist USA! from them.

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ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

Hilary Moore is an anti-racist political educator and teaches with generative somatics. She works on the Leadership Team of Showing Up for Racial Justice, and is the co-author of No Fascist USA! The John Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights, 2020) and Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis (PM Press, 2011). Her newest book is Burning Earth, Changing Europe: How the Racist Right Exploits the Climate Crisis—And What We Can Do About It (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung- Brussels, 2020).

James Tracy is an author, organizer, and an Instructor of Labor and Community Studies at City College of San Francisco. He is the co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times and the author of Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes From San Francisco's Housing Wars.

Shane Burley is a filmmaker and author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It. His work is featured at Jacobin, In These Times, Salon, Truthout, etc.

No Fascist Usa!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867963
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Published: City Lights Books - January 28th, 2020

The story of how a national grassroots network fought a resurgence of the KKK and other fascist groups during the Reagan years, laying the groundwork for today's anti-fascist/anti-racist movements.

"Smash fascism Read this book "--Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine


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Bobi Conn w/ Dr. Chad Berry VIRTUAL

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event with author Bobi Conn and Dr. Chad Berry!

Bobi Conn was raised in a remote Kentucky holler in 1980s Appalachia. She remembers her tin-roofed house tucked away in a vast forest paradise; the sparkling creeks, with their frogs and crawdads; the sweet blackberries growing along the road to her granny’s; and her abusive father, an underemployed alcoholic whose untethered rage and violence against Bobi and her mother were frighteningly typical of a community marginalized, desperate, and ignored. In the Shadow of the Valley is a clear-eyed and compassionate memoir of the Appalachian experience by a woman who embraced its astonishing beauty, narrowly escaped its violence, and struggles to call it home.

Dr. Chad Berry is the former Chair of the Appalachian Studies program at Berea College, and is now the Vice President for Alumni and College Relations.

 

Click here to attend the event: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/bobi-conn-w-dr--chad

In the Shadow of the Valley: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781542004169
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Published: Little a - May 1st, 2020

A clear-eyed and compassionate memoir of the Appalachian experience by a woman who embraced its astonishing beauty, narrowly escaped its violence, and struggles to call it home.


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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! Click here to attend the event. 

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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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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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.


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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

One of 2020's most acclaimed books. A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2020 - One of O Magazine's Best LGBT Books of 2020 - A Finalist for the Southern Book Prize - One of the Women's National Book Association's 2020 Great Group Reads Selections - EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - BookRiot - Lambda Literary's - Salon - BookPage's - Garden & Gun's - Logo NewNowNext's


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Watch SHIRLEY and Support Carmichael's!

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Monday, July 13, 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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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. 

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 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“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!

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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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**cancelled* Robert K. Brown

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Hundred Percent Chance: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733159005
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Published: 3/3 Press - June 11th, 2019

An authentic, raw, page-turning debut memoir, "this intimate, passionate chronicle of recovery will appeal to those who've battled cancer" (Publishers Weekly). Perfect for fans of When Breath Becomes Air.



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