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February 2019

Star Line Books February Book Club

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pura Belpre-winning author Meg Medina wrote our February Book Club choice, Merci Suarez Changes Gears. Medina won the John Newbery Award for Excellence in Literature for Children. From Meg Medina’s website: “Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, she’s not exactly like the other kids at Seaward Pines because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. At home, Merci’s most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting…

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An Evening with Poet T K Lee

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Star Line Books will welcome T K Lee to read from his collection To Square a Circle Wednesday, Feb. 27th. T K is an award-winning member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers, among others. A published writer of Pushcart-nominated fiction, in addition to award-winning poetry, he is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the MFA program at the Mississippi University for Women, in historic Columbus, Mississippi, birthplace of Tennessee Williams. CRITICAL REVIEWS…

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March 2019

Book Launch for Erin McGraw’s Joy: And 52 Other Very Short Stories

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Star Line Books is beyond honored to be hosting the Book Launch Event of Erin Mc Graw's Joy: And 52 Other Very Short Stories, Counterpoint. Erin will be reading and in conversation with author and Chattanoogan Jamie Quatro with a signing to follow. Widely celebrated, Erin McGraw returns with her strongest collection yet, stories that will haunt you and amuse you and are impossible to forget ADVANCE PRAISE FOR JOY ““How can stories this brief be so satisfying? . .…

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Author C H Hooks in Conversation with Adam Latham

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Star Line Books is excited to host an evening of conversation with C H Hooks. C H will be in discussion with Adam Latham Tuesday, March 12th beginning a 6 p.m. Adam is Associate Marketing Director for the Sewanee Writers' Conference and is currently working on a novel. C H Hooks sets sail on a multi-city, Wild-Alligator book tour. This consuming discussion, reading, and Q&A about magic, myth, and the beasts of the South promises to thrill. C H Hooks…

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An Afternoon with Poet Bill Brown

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Star Line Books is welcoming poet Bill Brown for a afternoon reading Saturday, March 16th beginning at 3 p.m. One of Tennessee's premier poets will read from his latest book, titled Cairns: Poems New and Selected. Bill has eleven previous books, and this volume includes a nice selection of each, as well as enough new poems to make up a small book of their own.

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Launch Party for Natalie Lloyd’s OVER the MOON!

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Star Line Books is over the moon to host the launch party for OVER the MOON by the beloved Natalie Lloyd! Please make plans to join us on Saturday, March 30th beginning at 2 p.m. to celebrate the release. Much fun and magic are guaranteed, so we'll look forward to seeing you then! Twelve-year-old Mallie knows better than to dream. In Coal Top, you live the story you’re given. That means boys toil in the mines and girls work as…

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April 2019

April Fools’ Day Conversation with George Singleton

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

No, it's for real! George Singleton has agreed to spend his April Fools' Day with the Bookies at Star Line Books. Please mark your calendars now to come and welcome George, and try to get one over on him! George will be in conversation with Joel Henderson beginning at 6 p.m. Monday evening. Staff Picks releases on March 6th, so preorder now! Staff Picks, the new collection from comic maestro George Singleton, provides a loosely linked baker’s dozen of stories…

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SmartLit Event featuring Beth Ann Fennelly

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Stop in downtown at Chattanooga’s only independent bookstore for light refreshments and an intimate gathering with Mississippi’s Poet Laureate, Beth Ann Fennelly. After hearing a few choice bits from her newest collection, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, stick around to chat and get your copy signed.   Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi, where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She’s won grants and awards from the…

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Afternoon Reading and Signing with Adair Sanders

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Star Line Books is please to host Chattanooga native Adair Sanders for an afternoon event on Saturday, April 13th. Adair will be reading and signing beginning at 2 p.m. Adair Sanders was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in an era when girls of a certain social class were expected to marry well and never work. Exhibiting her penchant for being contrary, Adair left the confines of an all-girl education to pursue a psychology degree and a law degree from the University…

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Author R J Jacobs in Conversation

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Star Line Books is hosting an Author in Conversation with R J Jacobs. R J will be discussing his novel, And Then You Were Gone, Saturday, April 27th beginning at 2 p.m. And Then You Were Gone After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she's got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a…

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