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Visiting Writer Donald Ray Pollock

Crosstown Arts and the Booksellers at Laurelwood present Visiting Writer Donald Ray Pollock upon the release of his newest  novel, The Heavenly Table.

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors.
It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that ….

Book Release: Memphis Noir

A rich volume of Southern urban noir exploring sides of Memphis that only the locals know, but often don’t reveal.

Visiting Writer Tom Piazza

Join us for our latest collaboration with The Booksellers at Laurelwood as we welcome Tom Piazza to Memphis to read from and sign his new novel, A FREE STATE.

Visiting Writer Amy Greene

Presented by Booksellers at Laurelwood and Crosstown Arts
Reading and discussion with the author and WKNO’s Darel Snodgrass
Free admission and refreshments
Author’s website
Reviews of “Long Man”
“The Tennessee Valley Authority was designed to help modernize the state during the Great Depression, but [it] only spells destruction for the town of Yuneetah. Greene’s excellent second novel focuses on the holdouts who refuse to leave, chief among them a husband and wife ….

Visiting Writer Alan Lightman

Presented by Burke’s Book Store and Crosstown Arts
Mr. Lightman will be reading from and signing copies of his memoir, Screening Room: Family Pictures ($25.95 hardcover, Pantheon Books) 
A Q & A session will be moderated by Memphis historian and author Wayne Dowdy
From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, here is a stunning, lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s that includes the early days of the ….

Visiting Writer Tim Johnston

Crosstown Arts & Booksellers at Laurelwood present Visiting Writer Tim Johnston
Please join us (in collaboration with The Booksellers at Laurelwood) to welcome Crosstown Arts first Visiting Writer for 2015, Tim Johnston, to read from and sign his thrilling debut adult novel, Descent (Algonquin Books). A story that begins as a family’s fated summer trip to the Rocky Mountains quickly reveals itself to be both a gripping page-turner and a satisfying work of ….

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