February 1, 2013 - 2:36pm
Novelist Alison Atlee weaves love and history together at Carmichael’s
We may be frozen in body but not in soul. Heat up your inner hearths tonight at Carmichael’s Bookstore as author Alison Atlee brings the historical story, ‘The Typewriter Girl’, to readers at 7pm.
I would sit in the corner with an atlas by myself.  If you were to pose me the question: “what kind of childhood games did you play?” – there, my dears, is the answer. It was the biggest atlas you’ve ever seen.  Bright electric blue cover to cover, like the...
January 25, 2013 - 12:54pm
Author Ken Foster pays tribute to the pit bull at Carmichael’s
Clearing the name of a dog with a long-standing bad rap, author and pit bull advocate Ken Foster sets the record straight this Sunday, January 27th, at Carmichael’s Bookstore with his new book, ‘I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beloved (and Misunderstood) Pet’.
I like warm bellies.  A hand placed right over the rise and fall of the belly button, the lungs right above that fill it full of breathing.  A belly feels like the most alive part of anything, and it’s comforting.  It’s my most favorite of parts.  This applies to...
January 24, 2013 - 3:52pm
Local author, Greenfield Jones, brings his new collection to Carmichael’s
Touting his new book, Don’t Lose This, It’s My Only Copy and Other Stories, Greenfield Jones comes to Carmichael’s Bookstore for a special reading and signing this Saturday, January 26th, at 4pm.
You should not try to say the name “Flannery O’Connor” at three in the morning.  You can try, you really can – I won’t stop you – but you and your tongue will find yourselves more than surprised by what happens to the sounds there in your mouth. That...
January 24, 2013 - 12:02pm
Animal advocate Jenny Brown brings her compassionate story to Carmichael’s
The Kentucky native and founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, animal advocate Jenny Brown will share her new book, ‘The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals’, at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, Friday, January 25th at 7pm.
Over the summer I watched a rooster die.  He hung by his ankles in a tree with his dinosaur claws, and my ex-husband slit his throat with a knife.  The knife looked bigger in the sunlight.   And my jaw dropped open when the blood flowed out like cherry paint into the grass....
January 21, 2013 - 12:25pm
Novelist Karen Thompson Walker brings ‘The Age of Miracles’ to Carmichael’s
This is a book about our planet as the rotation slows. I’m going to have a lot to say here. Join Carmichael’s Bookstore as they host author Karen Thompson Walker this Wednesday, January 23rd, at 7pm for a reading of her book, ‘The Age of Miracles’.
Sometimes, when I’m sitting very still in the projection booth – let’s say I’m statuesque – I can feel the building breathing.  The rumble of some large truck down Main Street or an abusive wind, something strong and slicing, forces itself into the brick, the...
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