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During the pandemic, book clubs and author events will be conducted virturally. Please contact us for details.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Book cover and author photos

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Next in the series are 
Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler, who will talk with us about their new book Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?: Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties and answer your questions. 

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • Time: 5 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Peggy Noe Stevens is founder of the Bourbon Women Association and a master bourbon taster. A lifestyle expert, she is also a professional speaker. As a Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee, she has planned hundreds of events globally over the last thirty years, often working with distilleries and master distillers.

Susan Reigler is a former restaurant critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal and a current correspondent for Bourbon+ and American Whiskey magazines. She has also authored or coauthored six books on bourbon, including Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide and The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book.

ABOUT THE BOOK

During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, "How do I do this in my home?" This book is their definitive answer. Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? offers a step-by-step guide to hosting a successful bourbon-tasting party—complete with recipes, photos, and tips for beginners and experienced aficionados alike.

From decorations to glassware, this one-stop resource will guide readers from the day they mail invitations to the moment they welcome guests through the door. Alongside their favorite snack, entrée, dessert, and cocktail recipes, Stevens and Reigler offer advice on how to set up a bar, arrange tables, and pair recipes. Once readers are ready, Stevens and Reigler move on to advanced pairings for the bourbon foodie and present two innovative examples of tasting parties—a bourbon cocktail soiree and, of course, the traditional Kentucky Derby party. Inspired by the hosting traditions of five Kentucky distilleries, this book promises to motivate bourbon lovers to start their own bourbon-tasting traditions and to expand the expertise of longtime bourbon enthusiasts.



Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Kristin Harmel and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Kristin Harmel (a special author friend of Copperfish Books!)
, who will talk with us about her new book  The Book of Lost Names.

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  • Time: 5 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of a dozen novels including The Book of Lost NamesThe Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amélie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. Her work has been featured in PeopleWoman's Day, Men's Health, and Ladies' Home Journal, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Eva Traube Abrams, a librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in the New York Times. The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II— an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. Highlighted is a religious text now housed in Berlin's Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library. It appears to contain some sort of code, though researchers don't know where it came from—or what the code means. But Eva does.

A graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and, along with an enigmatic forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed.

Sixty years later, seeing the book in the New York Times photograph brings everything rushing back; it's the book Eva believed had vanished forever, the book that held so many secrets, the book that might even hold the last message from Rémy. As the only one who knows what the code means, she must find the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war.



Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Jill McCorkle and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Jill McCorkle
, who will talk with us about her new book Hieroglyphics (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday 23, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill McCorkle's first two novels were released simultaneously when she was just out of college, and the New York Times called her "a born novelist." Since then, she has published six novels and four collections of short stories, and her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories several times, as well as The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Five of her books have been New York Times Notable books, and her most recent novel, Life After Life, was a New York Times bestseller. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the Boston GlobeGarden and Gun, the Atlantic, and other publications. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard, where she also chaired the department of creative writing. She is currently a faculty member of the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is affiliated with the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hieroglyphics is a novel that tugs at the deepest places of the human soul—a beautiful, heart piercing meditation on life and death and the marks we leave on this world. It is the work of a wonderful writer at her finest and most profound.”
—Jessica Shattuck, author of The Women in the Castle

A mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations.

Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically— lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they’d lost prematurely.

Now, after many years in Boston, they’ve retired to North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries—perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank’s repeated visits to Shelley’s house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she’d hoped to keep buried. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember.

Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered and masterful novel, Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world around us, a child learning to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory.



Monday, July 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Beach Read cover

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them.



Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
S. A. Cosby and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is S.A. Cosby
, who will talk with us about his new book Blacktop Wasteland (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Time: 5 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

S. A. Cosby is a writer from Southeastern Virginia. He won the 2019 Anthony Award for Best Short Story for The Grass Beneath My Feet, and his previous books include Brotherhood of the Blade and My Darkest Prayer. He resides in Gloucester, Virginia. When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.

ABOUT THE BOOK

"Sensationally good--new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended." --Lee Child

A husband, a father, a son, a business owner...And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi.

Beauregard "Bug" Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there's no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast.

He thought he'd left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.

Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying.

Like Ocean's Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.



Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Lara Prescott and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Lara Prescott
, who will talk with us about her new book The Secrets We Kept (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

LARA PRESCOTT received her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin. She was previously an animal protection advocate and a political campaign operative. Her stories have appeared in The Southern ReviewThe Hudson ReviewCrazyhorseDay One, and Tin House Flash Fridays. She won the 2016 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for the first chapter of The Secrets We Kept. She lives in Austin, Texas.

ABOUT THE BOOK

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE WASHINGTON POST - NPR ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS - ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - LIBRARY JOURNAL - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY


A tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago

At the height of the Cold War, Irina, a young Russian-American secretary, is plucked from the CIA typing pool and given the assignment of a lifetime. Her mission: to help smuggle Doctor Zhivago into the USSR, where it is banned, and enable Boris Pasternak's magnum opus to make its way into print around the world. Mentoring Irina is the glamorous Sally Forrester: a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit, using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Under Sally's tutelage, Irina learns how to invisibly ferry classified documents--and discovers deeply buried truths about herself. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. Told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail, this is an unforgettable debut: a celebration of the powerful belief that a work of art can change the world.



Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Odie Lindsey and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Odie Lindsey
, who will talk with us about his new novel Some Go Home (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Odie Lindsey is the author of Some Go Home and We Come to Our Senses: Stories. He received an NEA fellowship for combat veterans, holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA from the University of Mississippi, and is writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University's Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

ABOUT THE BOOK

An Iraq War veteran turned small-town homemaker, Colleen works hard to keep her deployment behind her--until pregnancy brings her buried trauma to the surface. She hides her mounting anxiety from her husband, Derby, who is in turn preoccupied with the retrial of his father, Hare Hobbs, for a decades-old, civil rights-era murder. Colleen and Derby's community, including the descendants of the murder victim, still grapple with the fallout; corrections officer Doc and his wife, Jessica, have built their life in the shadow of this violent act.

As a media frenzy builds, questions of Hare's guilt--and of the townsfolks' potential complicity in the crime--only magnify the ever-present tensions of class and race, tied always to the land and who can call it their own. At the center of these lingering questions is Wallis House, an antebellum estate that has recently passed to new hands. A brick-and-mortar representation of a town trying to erase its past, Wallis House is both the jewel of a gentrifying 2010s Pitchlynn, and the scene of the 1964 murder itself. When fresh violence erupts on the property grounds, the battle between old Pitchlynn and new, between memorial site and moving on, forces a reckoning and irreparable loss.

Some Go Home twists together personal and collective history, binding north Mississippi to northside Chicago, in a richly textured, explosive depiction of both the American South and our larger cultural legacy.



Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year.

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.



Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Sarah Broom and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is Sarah Broom
, who will talk with us about her memoir The Yellow House (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah M. Broom is a writer whose work has appeared in the New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineThe Oxford American, and O, The Oprah Magazine among others. A native New Orleanian, she received her Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. She was awarded a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant in 2016 and was a finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction in 2011. She has also been awarded fellowships at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in New York state.

ABOUT THE BOOK

  • Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review
  • Named one of the "10 Best Books of 2019" by the New York Times Book ReviewSeattle Times, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Tribune, and Slate
  • Named a Best Book of 2019 by the Washington Post, NPR's Book Concierge, NPR's Fresh Air, the GuardianBookPage, New York Public Library, and Shelf Awareness
  • Named a Best Memoir of the Decade by LitHub

Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina.



Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Adam Rutherford and book cover

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is
Adam Rutherford, who will talk with us about his book How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Difference (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Time: 3 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, science writer, and broadcaster. He studied genetics at University College London, and during his PhD on the developing eye, he was part of a team that identified the first known genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness. As well as writing for the science pages of The Guardian, he has written and presented many award-winning series and programs for the BBC, including the flagship weekly Radio 4 program Inside Science, The Cell for BBC Four, and Playing God (on the rise of synthetic biology) for the leading science series Horizon. He is also the author of How to Argue With a Racistan incisive guide to what modern genetics can and can't tell us about human difference; The Book of Humansa new evolutionary history that explores the profound paradox of the "human animal"; A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Livedfinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction; and Creationon the origin of life and synthetic biology, which was short-listed for the Wellcome Book Prize.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Race is not a biological reality.
Racism thrives on our not knowing this.

Racist pseudoscience is on the rise--fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even the well-intentioned repeat stereotypes based on "science," because cutting-edge genetics are hard to grasp--and all too easy to distort. Paradoxically, these misconceptions are multiplying even as scientists make unprecedented discoveries in human genetics--findings that, when accurately understood, are powerful evidence against racism. We've never had clearer answers about who we are and where we come from, but this knowledge is sorely needed in our casual conversations about race.

How to Argue With a Racist enables us to have responsible, enlightened discourse by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can't tell us about human difference. We know now that the racial categories still vexing society do not align with observable genetic differences. In fact, our differences are so minute that, most of all, they serve as evidence of our shared humanity.



Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):

Let us bring authors to your living room via Zoom!  Our next author in the series is 
Heather Bell Adams, who will talk with us about her book The Good Luck Stone (buy the book here).

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link and password to attend this virtual event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather Bell Adams is the award-winning author of MARANATHA ROAD. Her short stories and scholarship have appeared in numerous literary magazines and reviews. A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, she currently is an attorney living in Raleigh.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Her desperate decision during World War II changed everything. Now, 70 years later, her secret is unraveling.

At ninety years old, Audrey Thorpe still lives in a historic mansion on palm-tree-lined Victory Drive, determined to retain her independence. But when her health begins to fade, her family hires a part-time caregiver, Laurel. The two women seem to bond-until Audrey disappears. Unbeknownst to Laurel, Audrey has harbored a secret for 70 years, since her time as a nurse in the South Pacific during World War II.

As the story moves between the verdant jungles of the war-torn Philippines and the glitter of modern-day Savannah, Georgia, friendships new and old are tested. Along the way, Audrey grapples with one of life's heart-wrenching truths: You can only outrun your secrets for so long.



Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them.



Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This group reads and discusses mainly fiction and historical fiction, with a few interesting and relevant non-fiction choices added throughout the year.

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Let us know if you would like to participate so that we can send you the link and password.

Author Bianca Marais will be joining our group to answer your questions!



Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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This group primarily reads contemporary romance, and features stories that put the focus on love, happy endings, and the spicy fun that often comes with them.