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Bowling Green, Ky. - New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg captures the life story of legendary rock-and-roller Jerry Lee Lewis in the new biography Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. Bragg will share insight into Lewis' life and his interactions with him while writing the book at a presentation at the Bob Kirby Branch Library Thursday, November 6, at 6 p.m.
Gleaning from two years of personal interviews, Pulitzer Prize winning author Bragg spins a lively narrative of a multi-layered musician, whose larger-than-life presence made for great music and wild headlines. Bragg traces the rocker's roots down to Louisiana and Mississippi, then follows Lewis through his multiple marriages, including the scandalous marriage to his thirteen-year old second cousin, and beyond. Best known for songs like "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," Lewis's career spans many decades and intertwines with many other legendary performers, including Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and Kid Rock.
Free tickets can be picked up at any library location or may be obtained via email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the book will be available for purchase following Bragg's presentation. For more information, go to www.warrenpl.org.
Bowling Green, Ky. - The Warren County Public Library will host
New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson on Tuesday, October 21. He will be discussing his new book Wait for Signs.
Craig Johnson's character Walt Longmire was first introduced ten years ago in Johnson's Hillerman Award-winning short story, "Old Indian Trick." After the creation of the Walt Longmire book series, which is also a hit television series on A&E titled Longmire, Johnson continued to write short stories about Walt's life that do not appear in the novels. Each year on Christmas Eve Johnson released a new short story about Walt's life. There were many requests for these short stories to be put into book form and now Craig Johnson has done that by releasing this compilation of twelve Longmire short stories in his new book, Wait for Signs.
Wait for Signs gives glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in "Ministerial Aide," when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious "Messenger," where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
Johnson will discuss his new book on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch Library. Free tickets are available at all library locations. For more information, visit www.warrenpl.org or email Gerald Keith at email@example.com.