Jane Hamilton Book Signing

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WHO: Jane Hamilton
WHAT: THE EXCELLENT LOMBARDS Book Signing, presented by the Georgia Center for the Book. A portion of book proceeds benefit the Georgia Center for the Book.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: Decatur Library


Her 1989 debut, THE BOOK OF RUTH, led The Boston Sunday Herald to call Jane Hamilton "a new and original voice in fiction, and one well worth listening to." Many books and years later, Hamilton's voice is still music to her readers' ears, and her newest novel, THE EXCELLENT LOMBARDS, is a heartfelt coming-of-age story that fellow best-selling novelist Ann Patchett calls "the book Jane Hamilton was born to write."

"A book with so much grace, wit, and resonance -- this is one you'll read and reread. ...Hamilton at her amazing best. A timeless classic, in its first appearance."
--Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES and winner of the 2014 PEN / Faulkner Award

Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction, and THE BOOK OF RUTH and A MAP OF THE WORLD were both chosen as Oprah Book Club picks and made into movies. Her short stories have appeared in Harper's Magazine.

Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.
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By: A Cappella Books