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A Cappella Books

A Cappella Books has been in-town Atlanta's only full-service general bookstore, buying and selling new, used, rare and out-of-print titles since 1989. Located in Atlanta's bohemian neighborhood, Little 5 Points, A Cappella Books is widely known for an unparalleled selection of Beat literature, progressive political and counterculture books, and, as the name suggests, books about music. At A Cappella Books, we don't think of our customers as mass culture consumers. And we don't think of our books merely as merchandise. We like to think of the books as permanent literature, books you will find just as enjoyable, interesting and important years from now as you do today. A Cappella regularly present authors who reflect our unique character.break

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  • Pat Conroy, Southern literary icon, debuts his new novel, *South of Broad*, his first in 14 years. Conroy discusses his body of work and his life, alongside his wife and novelist, Cassandra King, and *Atlanta Magazine* Book Editor Teresa Weaver. Conroy's other books include *The Great Santini*, *The Lords of Discipline*, *Beach Music* and *The Prince of Tides*.
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  • Gary Pomerantz discusses his narrative from the Roaring 20's, *The Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand and a New American Age *, about a bridge-table killing and murder trial in Kansas City, and the contract bridge card game craze that swept America.
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  • David Janssen, Edward Whitelock, and Josh Hunter discuss their books that link death and the musical genre that's still going strong- Rock'n'Roll. Janssen and Whitelock's book, *Apocalypse Jukebox*, leaps from David Koresh and Charles Manson through the music of Coltrane, Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Hunter's book, *The 27s*, sheds light on the coincidence of the deaths of several rock stars near their 27th birthdays. This event was hosted by Decatur CD.
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  • Brett Friedlander traces the facts behind the *Field of Dreams* movie character made famous by Burt Lancaster. Graham, as it turns out, was just as iconic and endearing as the fictional character. **Brett Friedlander** has spent 25 years as a professional writer, earning 22 national, regional, and state awards. He is a reporter for the *Wilmington Star-News* and lives in Fayeteville, NC.
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  • Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor and Harvard University graduate, discusses his book, *Let's get Free*, which tells of his own false arrest and imprisonment. Butler contends that so many people are in prison, especially for nonviolent drug offenses, that incarceration causes more crime than it prevents. He offers innovative methods for citizens to resist complicity and stand up for their rights.
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  • D.J. Gregory, a 30-year-old with cerebral palsy, describes his year of traveling with the PGA tour and walking every golf course. This event is hosted by the Atlanta Fulton Public Library. D.J. Gregory compares walking 18 holes of golf to running a 10K with sandbags tied around his waist. Over the course of the 2008 PGA tour, D.J. covered 1,636 holes and 458 miles. He fell 17 times. He has met David Duval, Davis Love III, and Stuart Appleby. His book, *Walking with Friends: An Inspirational Year on the PGA Tour*, explores the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, which has also become a source of inspiration for countless others.
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  • Richard Doster, editor of *byFaith* magazine, discusses his latest novel, *Crossing the Lines*, a quasi-historical cobbling of quotes, interviews, and editorials in the backdrop of baseball and journalism in the 1950s.
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  • Russell Howze discusses his new book, *Stencil Nation*, and shows examples of the art he has collected over the years. *Stencil Nation* focuses on the mix of artists and gallery shows to reveal aspects of an intentionally secretive creative community. It Is a collection of photographs and essays curated by Howze, StencilArchive.org's founder. New artists, often utilizing stencil art in unconventional ways, are also featured.
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  • Nami Mun discusses her first novel, *Miles From Nowhere*. She has received a Pushcart Prize, as well as scholarships and residencies from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Eastern Frontier, Squaw Valley Writers' Conference, Tin House Writers' Conference, and Key West Literary Seminar. Mun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up there and in Bronx, New York. She currently lives in Chicago.
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  • N. Frank Daniels discusses his first book, *Futureproof*. The originally self-published novel was a top-5 finalist for *PODdy Mouth's * 2006 Needle Award, was featured in *Entertainment Weekly*, and given an "A" rating by the print-on-demand reviewer, *PODler*. **This lecture contains mature subject matter and strong language.**
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