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I Love Books welcomes Adriana Trigiani for 'book talk' this week

By Curator T. Glen Moody, Ph.D. • Jul 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Adriana Trigiani is coming to I Love Books Bookstore on Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include a 'book talk' about Adriana's newly-released book, “Kiss Carlo.” Customers who purchase the book in advance at I Love Books will receive tickets to the “special friends circle” which includes front row seats and “front-of-the-line” slots for the meet-and-greet following the book talk.

Trigiani is one of today's most popular modern fiction writers. She regularly Skypes with book clubs, appears on national television, and contributes to and promotes youth literacy through school and community projects like The Origins Project. The Origins Project was co-founded by Trigiani and Nancy Bolmeier-Fisher, who “seek to inspire students to find their voice through the craft of writing about their Appalachian origins.”

“Adri,” as her friends call her, has a close attachment to her roots in Big Stone Gap, Va., a connection that's most evident in her writing, producing and presentation of the big screen adaptation of her first novel, “Big Stone Gap.”

This week's author signing event is open to the public, and customers can purchase the book at I Love Books Bookstore any time between now and Thursday's book signing. We also have all of Adri's other books and the “Big Stone Gap” DVD in stock. I Love Books Bookstore is located on the upper level of the Fort Henry Mall near JCPenney and Italian Village.

We have a variety of other book-signing events scheduled between now and Christmas. We will be scheduling others as opportunities arise, and as we are able to work around the construction associated with the mall renovation.

We'll have “Liar's Winter,” Cindy Sproles' sequel to “Mercy's Rain,” coming in early September and Karen Spears Zacharias' “Christian Bend,” third in the “Mother of Rain” trilogy, coming in late September.

Fred Sauceman, the terrific regional food writer, has many books to his credit. After the highly-successful “Buttermilk and Bible Burgers,” he has “The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family's Life in Barbecue” coming in September. We hope to have Fred and the Proffitts here for an event.

We just scheduled an event for Oct. 11 with New York Times bestseller Sharyn McCrumb. “The Unquiet Grave” is a novel based on the famous murder in Greenbrier, W.Va. where, for the only time in history, the testimony of a ghost helped convict the murderer. The victim grew up near Richlands, W. Va.

We plan to have Earl Carter, author of our current best-selling book “Appalachian Album,” back for another event and could possibly have a new book from him before the end of the year. Vince Staten's limited edition book on the 100-year history of Kingsport, “An UnCONVENTIONAL History of Kingsport,” continues to sell very well.

Wendy Welch, professor and author of “The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap,” has “Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia” scheduled for a December release. Look for her here during the holidays.

Let us know if you have questions on any new releases or events – we appreciate our loyal customers!

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