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Novelists, poets, historians, biographers, and more — we bring both new authors and old favorites to talk with you about their latest books. We also host book groups and celebrate new releases and other special occasions.

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Saturday, August 18, 2 p.m.: Book signing with David Burnsworth, author of Bad Time To Be in It, a Blu Carraway mystery.

The past is never past. Sometimes it repeats itself. And sometimes it comes back to pay a visit.

Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought. The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half his age and not enough time on the job, and someone close goes missing.

Blu tries to avoid the first and second by focusing on his work, but it’s the third that very nearly does him and everyone around him in.His business partner goes off the rails, his friends show their true colors, and he realizes that getting closure sometimes means walking away from everything.

With a case from the past gone wrong twice, a loved one in trouble, and an unanswered marriage proposal, it’s a bad time to be in it for Blu Carraway Investigations.


Sunday, August 19, 6 p.m.: After Hours Poetry reading with Alex Manley, We Are All Just Animals & Plants (2016); additional poets TBA.

Alex Manley is a Montreal Writer. A graduate of Concordia University’s creative writing program, he was the winner of the 2012 Irving Layton Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in Maisonneuve magazine, Carte Blanche, the Puritan, Powder Keg, and the Association of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day feature. This is his debut poetry collection.


Thursday, August 30, 6 p.m.: The Perfect Union Book Group will discuss Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin at Pearl on Union.


Thursday, August 30, 7 p.m.: Author Elizabeth Catte will discuss her book What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia at the East Tennessee History Center at a special evening edition of Books Sandwiched In.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Knox County Public Library, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and Union Ave Books. Copies of Catte’s book will be available for purchase.


Sunday, September 9, 2 p.m.: Authors Deborah Gold and Wendy Welch will talk about their books, Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond, and Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia.


Our book descriptions are excerpted from INDIEBOUND.ORG or from the publisher’s website.

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