BEAVERCREEK — Two well known authors will be visiting Books & Company located at 4453 Walnut St.
Children’s author Paul Durham will be visiting and Donald Ray Pollock will introduce his new novel. Paul Durham, author of The Luck Uglies, a popular middle grade children’s trilogy, will visit 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. The books in the series are: The Luck Uglies, Book 1; Fork-Tongue Charmers, Book 2; and Rise of the Rugged Clover; Book 3. They are filled with adventure, secrets, friendships, whimsy, creepy creatures, and lots of action. Chances are good that if you like Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice and Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories series, you’ll enjoy these fast-paced books.
The main character is Rye O’Chanter, an eleven-year old girl, who is trying to save her village from the supposedly extinct Bog Noblins, monsters that threaten it. The books have been well received, The Luck Uglies was named the ALA Notable Children’s Book as well as a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing. It won the CYBIL Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction and a Booklist Top Ten First Novel for Youth.
Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, will introduce his newest novel, The Heavenly Table 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14. This dark, gritty, electrifying (and disturbingly, weirdly funny) novel will solidify Pollock’s place among the best contemporary American authors.
Set in 1917, on land that divides Georgia from Alabama, farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane, Cob, and Chimney. Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family’s entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it?
Donald Ray Pollock holds a MFA from The Ohio State University. His work has appeared in, among other publications, Epoch, Granta, and The New York Times. He worked as a laborer at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio from 1973 to 2005 before pursuing his writing career.
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