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E&H [OPEN] Book Club (w/author appearance!)
SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - Author T.K. Thorne will join us for our next meeting on January 23 from 5:30-7:30!
Ernest & Hadley Books’ Open Book Club read works by local authors from the West Alabama area. One of the perks: the authors frequent our meetings! We’d just love to have you join us If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can always follow along on Goodreads (E&H - Tuscaloosa). And don’t forget: you can save 20% on current and future book club reads in-store by mentioning the E&H Book Club at checkout. Love your local!
Rookie patrol officer Rose Brighton chases a suspect down an alley. Without warning, her vision wavers, and the lone suspect appears to divide into two men—the real suspect, frozen in time, and a shadow version with a gun. Confused by what she’s just seen, but with no time to second guess it’s meaning, Rose shoots the real suspect in the back. Forced to lie to detectives, she risks her job and her life to discover the shocking truth of who she really is—a witch of an ancient House, the prey of one powerful enemy, and the pawn of another. House of Rose, set in the Deep South city of Birmingham, Alabama, is the first book of the Magic City Stories.
T.K. Thorne retired as a captain of the Birmingham Police Department and as executive director of a downtown business improvement district in Birmingham Alabama. Both careers and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama provide fodder for her writing. Her fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have been published in various venues and have garnered several awards, including her two historical novels--Noah's Wife which won ForeWord Review's Book of the Year for Historical Fiction and Angels At The Gate, which won IBPA's Benjamin Franklin award for Historical Fiction and a silver IPPY award. Her debut nonfiction was Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered New Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers (2013), which the New York Post listed on their Books You Should Be Reading. A short film from her screenplay "Six Blocks Wide" was a finalist in a film festival in Italy and was shown at other juried festivals in the U.S. and Europe.