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Julie Buckner Armstrong

Julie Buckner Armstrong, is one of the editors of a superb new anthology from the University of Georgia Press, The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation. The book, which contains fiction, drama, essays and poetry, insightfully captures the cultural and literary history of African-Americans’ struggle for freedom. Special guests include prize-winning author Anthony Grooms andConnie Curry.

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Doug Egerton

Doug Egerton, professor of history at LeMoyne College, offers a sweeping chronicle of African American history in his book Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America. Stretching from Britain’s victory in the Seven Years’ War to the election of slaveholder Thomas Jefferson as president in 1800, Edgerton shows the scope to which slavery was woven into American daily life. Egerton highlights the will and determination of slaves, freed blacks and white reformers through the narrative and compelling portraits of their lives. A rich and comprehensive history that should not be missed!

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Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett, Mississippi-born author now living in Atlanta, unveils her first novel, The Help, already being hailed by critics as a “contemporary classic.” It’s an unforgettable novel of three women and the crossing of racial barriers in 1960s Mississippi, a “timeless and universal story.” Joining Stockett will be Octavia Spencer, an Atlanta actor, who will take part in the program.  This program was originally recorded on February 10th, 2009.

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Brian Ashley Jones

Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, accomplished lead guitarist, and versatile songwriter. His music is heavily influenced by the guitar-driven blues, bluegrass, folk, country and rock he absorbed in his hometown, Spartanburg, South Carolina. His songs have been featured in the widely-acclaimed PBS television series Road Trip Nation, earning Brian a finalist position in the 2008 Emerging Songwriter’s Contest at the Flat Rock Music Festival.  You can also find Brian Ashley Jones online.

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E. Lynn Harris

The Georgia Center for the Book was delighted to present part-time Atlanta resident and bestselling author E. Lynn Harris. Harris has wowed and seduced more than three million readers with the wicked drama and undeniable heart in his novels. He will read from his new work, which is sure to top the bestseller lists. Basketball Jones is a rip-roaring tale of sex, secrets, betrayal … and blackmail that takes place in the world of the NBA.

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Stephanie Kallos

Stephanie Kallos spent twenty years in the theater as an actress and teacher. She is the author of the best-selling, award-winning novel, Broken for You, which has been translated into ten languages and was a “Today Show” book club selection. Her new novel, Sing Them Home, is set in a small Nebraska town with Welsh influences. Kallos drew from actual events that happened during her early years in tornado country, including a 1974 storm that was documented in a National Geographic photograph, to form the basis for this story of three adult children who are only now coming to grips with the disappearance of their mother during a tornado.

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Robert J. Norrell

Robert J. Norrell, Bernadotte Schmitt Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, delivers the first full-length biography of Booker T. Washington in a generation.  Up from History recreates the broad contexts in which Washington worked. He struggled against white bigots who hated his economic ambitions for blacks, African-American intellectuals like W. E. B. Du Bois who resented his huge influence and inconstant allies such as Theodore Roosevelt. Norrell details the positive power of Washington’s vision, one that invoked hope and optimism to overcome past exploitation and present discrimination. It is a fascinating portrait of one of the most influential Americans of his age.

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