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New York Times Bestselling Author Jamie Ford will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. He will discuss his latest novel Love and Other Consolation Prizes, which will be released on September 12. Ford’s beloved debut novel, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. For more information about Jamie Ford, please visit www.jamieford.com.
Author Jesse Donaldson will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. He will discuss his book On Homesickness: A Plea. He is also the author of the novel The More They Disappear.
About the book:
One day, Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland, Oregon, and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky. As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge, Donaldson examines both the place where he was born and the life he’s building.
The result is a hybrid—part memoir, part meditation on nostalgia, part catalog of Kentucky history and myth. Organized according to Kentucky geography, with one passage for each of the commonwealth’s 120 counties, On Homesickness examines whether we can ever return to the places we’ve called home.
Award-winning sports journalist Thomas George will discuss his book Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie Quarterbacks at the Bob Kirby Branch on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. A distinguished journalist with varied experience, Thomas George has illustrated in his sports columns that the people behind uniforms and masks make the games and that sports for all of its technical and mechanical effects foremost features human elements. He has been a columnist/writer at the Detroit Free Press, The New York Times, The Denver Post, AOL, NFL.com, NFL Magazine and was the NFL Network’s first managing editor. George is currently national columnist at SBNation. He is a 2015 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductee at Western Kentucky University.