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May 2020

Reader Meet Writer: Caroline B. Cooney’s Before She Was Helen (Virtual Event)

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us through Main Street Reads for the special virtual event on May 5th and get your pre-orders in now! Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com to get your link and password. Want to read a FREE sample chapter? CLICK HERE Before She Was Helen From the international bestselling author of The Face on the Milk Carton Caroline B. Cooney comes Before She Was Helen, an absorbing mystery that brings decades-old secrets to life and explores what happens when the lie you've…

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Reader Meet Writer: The Lincoln Conspiracy with Brad Meltzer! (Virtual Event)

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join Us to Talk About The Lincoln Conspiracy! In 2019, #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer, with Josh Mensch, wrote THE FIRST CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, a national bestseller that was widely praised by critics, historians, and two U.S. Presidents for its meticulous research and propulsive narrative. Meltzer and Mensch return to uncover another fascinating episode previously lost to history in THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President—and Why It Failed (Flatiron Books;…

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Reader Meet Writer: Kaitlin B. Curtice Discusses NATIVE (Virtual Event)

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us May 7th at 3 p.m.for a fascinating talk with Kaitlin B. Curtice about Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God (Publisher: Brazos Press | May 5, 2020 | 9781587434310) DON'T FORGET: You must email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your confirming link and password! Native is about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In…

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Reader Meet Writer: A Good Marriage with Kimberly McCreight (Virtual Event)

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us for a chat with Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, when she'll be talking to us about her new novel, A Good Marriage. (Harper | 9780062367686 | May 5, 2020). Remember to email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com to reserve your spot; we'll send you the confirming link and password on the morning of the event! Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia,…

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Reader Meet Writer: Mary Kay Andrews with Hello Summer! (Virtual Event)

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us May 12, 5 p.m. for a special chat with Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including THE WEEKENDERS, BEACH TOWN, LADIES' NIGHT, SUMMER RENTAL, SUNSET BEACH, DEEP DISH and HISSY FIT. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Mary Kay received a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia and was a newspaper reporter for 14 years. The last ten years of her career were spent as a features reporter for The…

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Reader Meet Writer: Katy Simpson Smith with The Everlasting (Virtual Event)

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us on Wednesday, May 13th at 4 p.m. for this special virtual event with Katy Simpson Smith talking about her new novel, The Everlasting. (Awesome cover, right?!) Katy was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and the novels The Story of Land and Sea and Free Men. Her novel The Everlasting was published in March, 2020. She lives in New Orleans, and currently…

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Reader Meet Writer: Susan Beckham Zurenda with Bells for Eli (Virtual Event)

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 14th at 4 p.m. for a wonderful discussion with Susan Beckham Zurenda. Susan was meant to join us in person May 16th, so we're disappointed she can't be with us live but look so forward to her virtual talk. She's providing signed bookplates for those who grab their copy of her new novel at Main Street Reads! After teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to thousands of high school and college students for 33 years,…

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Reader Meet Writer: Kristen Arnett with Mostly Dead Things (Virtual Event)

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us on Friday, May 15th at 3:00 pm for a great discussion with Kristen Arnett, a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. Her debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, is now available in paperback from Tin House. She lives in Florida. Follow her on Twitter @Kristen_Arnett. Mostly Dead Things: Tin House Books | April…

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Reader Meet Writer: Mary Alice Monroe with On Ocean Boulevard (Virtual Event)

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday, May 18th on 3 pm for a lowcountry favorite! Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Beach House series: The Beach House, Beach House Memories, Swimming Lessons, Beach House for Rent, and  Beach House Reunion. She is a 2018 Inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors' Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina…

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Reader Meet Writer: Carter Sickels Discusses The Prettiest Star (Virtual Event)

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Wednesday, 3 p.m. to meet Carter Sickels, author of the novel The Evening Hour. He is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and has been awarded scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, VCCA, and the MacDowell Colony. His essays and fiction have appeared in various publications, including Guernica, Bellevue Literary Review, and BuzzFeed. Carter is Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, where he teaches in the Bluegrass Writers…

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