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On Display at Clarkston: Display -- May 2012

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

May 2012

Featured Web Sites

Title: 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction
Georgia Perimeter College Foundation.
Defunct Link to Townsend Prize.

A site that explains the Thompson Award and Award Ceremony held April 26, 2012 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The site also includes a registration forn for tickets to the award ceremoy, which by now is over.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer
Note: Georgia Perimeter College is now Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Townsend Prize for Fiction.
Georgia Perimeter College Southern Academy for Literary and Scholarly Research. Defunct Link to Townsend Prize for Fiction

Named for Jim Townsend, legendary Atlanta Magazine editor and mentor to many of Georgia's greatest writers, the Townsend Prize for Fiction is the state's oldest and most prestigious literary award. It is presented biennially to a writer deemed by an independent panel of judges to have produced the most outstanding work of fiction during the preceding two years.
Source: Defunct Link to Townsend Prize.
Note: Georgia Perimeter College is now Perimeter College at Georgia State University.

Ghost on Black Mountain
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
The Revisionists

Black, Daniel Omotosho.
Daniel Omotosho Black: Nationally-Acclaimed Author of the 21st Century.
Daniel Omotosho Black.
http://danielblack.org/

Welcome to DanielBlack.org, your direct source for information, book ordering, and appearances concerning Dr. Daniel Omotosho Black and his works.
Source: http://danielblack.org

Cullen, Lynn.
Atlanta Author Lynn Cullen's Website
Lynn Cullen.
http://www.lynncullen.com/

A site where Lynn Cullen promotes her books, posts reviews, and announces appearances via a blog.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Hite, Ann.
Ann Hite.
Ann Hite.
http://www.annhite.com/

Ann has published more than sixty stories in publications such as: Literary House Review Anthology, Espresso Fiction, Skyline Magazine, Plum Biscuit, Moonwort Review, Foliate Oak, and Spillway Review. Her Black Mountain story, Circle of Light, was nominated for Sundress Best of 2008 where she appeared along side Ron Carlson, the great short story writer.
Source: http://www.annhite.com/
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Jackson, Joshilyn.
Joshilyn Jackson.
Joshilyn Jackson.
http://www.joshilynjackson.com/

New York Times Bestselling novelist Joshilyn ...is the author of five novels: gods(sic) in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, and, in January of 2012, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, won SIBA’s novel of the year, twice been a #1 Book Sense Pick, and twice been shortlisted for the Townsend prize.
Source: http://www.joshilynjackson.com/
jj/biography/

Kelley, Collin.
Collin Kelley: Modern Confessional.
Blogspot.com
http://collinkelley.blogspot.com/

Collin Kelley is a novelist, poet and playwright from Atlanta, Georgia. His second novel, Remain In Light (Vanilla Heart Publishing), is a finalist for the 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction and is available in eBook format and trade paperback.
Source: http://collinkelley.blogspot.com/
p/about-collin.html

Twelve Gates to the City
Remain in Light

Mullen, Thomas.
Thomas Mullen: Author, The Last Town on Earth.
Thomas Mullen.
http://www.thomasmullen.net/

Thomas Mullen is a novelist who lives a deceptively quiet life not far from downtown Atlanta. While minivans drive by and dogs bark and the locals are unsuspecting, he commits murders, spins wildly convoluted conspiracy theories, travels through time, reinvents the past, resurrects the dead, falls in love with women of his own invention, imperils young children, unleashes plagues, wages war, saves lives, dangles participles, and invents new metaphors.
Source: http://www.thomasmullen.net/
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Russell, Josh.
Josh Russel
Blogspot.com
http://josh-russell.blogspot.com/

Josh Russell's novels are Yellow Jack (W.W. Norton, 1999), My Bright Midnight (LSU Press/Yellow Shoe Fiction, 2010) and the forthcoming A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag (Dzanc Books, 2012), and his chapbook (sic) of very short prose is Pretend You'll Do It Again (Greying Ghost Press, 2011).
Source: http://josh-russell.blogspot.com/

Skibell, Joseph.
Joseph Skibell.
Joseph Skibell.
http://www.josephskibell.com/

Site features a summary of the author's work, review excerpts, and a list of the prestigious posts he has held and the honors he has received.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Veste, Luca.
"Guilty Conscience: Interview with Amanda Kyle Williams."
Guilty Conscience.
Luca Veste
http://www.lucaveste.com/
2011/08/
interview-with-
amanda-kyle-williams.html

Amanda Kyle Williams is the author of 'The Stranger You Seek', the excellent debut novel featuring Keye Street. Released in the UK earlier this month and out August 30th in the US, Amanda joins me at Guilty Conscience to talk about the book, reviews and nice views...
Source: http://www.lucaveste.com

Williams, Amanda Kyle.
Amanda Kyle Williams
Facebook.com
http://www.facebook.com/
AmandaKyleWilliams

The Official Facebook Page for Amanda Kyle Williams-author of the Keye Street series
Source: http://www.facebook.com/
AmandaKyleWilliams

Sign for the Townsend Prize 2012 display
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The Townsend Prize 2012 On April 26, 2012 The G PC Foundation and the Southern Academy for Literary Arts and Scholarly Research awarded the Townsend Prize to an outstanding local writer of fiction. The Foundation held the award ceremony at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This display includes material by Townsend Award nominees and books about horticulture in honor of the garden theme.

Books by Townsend Award Nominees

Black, Daniel.
Perfect Peace. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Call Number: PS3602.L267 P47 2010

When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon’ be a boy. It’ll be a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to it, and this’ll be over after while.” From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Black, Daniel.
They Tell me of a Home. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Call Number: Decatur PS3602.L267 T47 2007

Twenty-eight-year-old protagonist Tommy Lee Tyson steps off the Greyhound bus in his hometown of Swamp Creek, Arkansas--a place he left when he was eighteen, vowing never to return. Yet fate and a Ph.D. in black studies force him back to his rural origins as he seeks to understand himself and the black community that produced him.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Black, Daniel.
Twelve Gates to the City. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2011.
Call Number: Decatur PS3602.L267 T84 2011

Twelve Gates to the City is a novel about spiritual revelation, and communal healing, ushered in by one who finally realizes that his gifts were bestowed upon him, not for his own glory, but for the transformation of his people.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Cullen, Lynn.
The Creation of Eve. York: Putnam, 2010.
Call Number: PS3553.U2955 C74 2010

Renaissance portraitist Sofonisba Anguissola joins the Spanish court of Felipe II after a scandal in her native Italy and becomes embroiled in a love triangle involving the royal couple and the king's illegitimate half-brother, Don Juan.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Cullen, Lynn.
Reign of Madness. New York: Putnam, 2011.
Call Number: PS3553.U2955 R45 2011

A fictionalized account of Spanish queen Juana de Castile traces her succession to the throne after the reign of Queen Isabel, her marriage to Philippe the Handsome, and the accusations of insanity that prompted her half-century tower imprisonment.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Hite, Ann.
Ghost on Black Mountain. New York: Gallery Books, 2011.
Call Number: PS3608.I845 G56 2011

Told in the stunning voices of five women whose lives are inextricably bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ann Hite's unforgettable debut spans generations and conjures the best of Southern folk-lore--mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian landscape.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Jackson, Joshilyn.
Backseat Saints. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2010.
Call Number: PS3610.A3525 B33 2010

Armed with only her wit, her pawpy's ancient .45, and her dog Fat Gretel, Rose Mae hightails it out of Texas, running from a man who will never let her go, on a mission to find the mother who did.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

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Jackson, Joshilyn.
Between Georgia. New York: Warner Books, 2006.
Call Number: PS3610.A3525 B48 2006

Unduly familiar with choosing between sides throughout her lifetime, Nonny Frett finds herself once again caught in the middle between an escalating family feud that began before her birth and the realization of her own dreams.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Jackson, Joshilyn.
The Girl who Stopped Swimming. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2008.
Call Number: PS3610.A3525 G57 200

Laurel Gray Hawthorne's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--until everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Jackson, Joshilyn.
Gods in Alabama. New York: Warner Books, 2005.
Call Number: PS3610.A3525 G63 2005

For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene's break with her former hometown is forced to an end.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Jackson, Joshilyn.
A Grown-up Kind of Pretty. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2012.
Call Number: Dunwoody PS3610.A3525 G76 2012

A novel that follows a young woman's search for the truth about who her mother really is.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Kelley, Collin.
Remain in Light: A Novel. Everett, WA: Vanilla Heart Publishing, 2011.
Call Number: Clarkston on Order PS3611.E435 R46 2012

Remember: nothing is by chance, divine intervention and fate brings situations and people together. Just what this means you have to find out when you read Remain in the Light. Irene, Martin and Diane learn many lessons in life but one rings true: Friendship: Keeps you together and Love makes you do powerful and extraordinary things.
Source: http://www.goodreads.com

Mullen, Thomas.
The Last Town on Earth: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2006.
Call Number: Newton PS3613.U447 L37 2006

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a mill town called Commonwealth votes to quarantine itself in the wake of the 1918 flu pandemic, but a violent confrontation with a tired, hungry, and cold soldier will have devastating repercussions for the entire town.
Source: URL

Mullen, Thomas.
The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2010.
Call Number: Newton and Decatur on Order PS3613.U447 M36 2010

In this follow-up to The last town on earth (sic), Depression-era Jason and Whit Fireson appear to have met their end in a hail of bullets. Jason and Whit's lovers--Darcy, a wealthy socialite, and Veronica, a hardened survivor--struggle between grief and an unyielding belief that the Firesons are alive. While they and the Firesons' stunned mother and straight-arrow brother wade through conflicting police reports and press accounts, wild rumors spread that the bandits are still at large
Source: http://sophia.agnesscott.edu

The Stranger You Seek  Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Southeast

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Mullen, Thomas.
The Revisionists. New York: Mullholland Books, 2011.
Call Number: Dunwoody PS3613.U447 R48 2011

An agent from the future where all the world's problems have been solved goes back in time to ensure that every disaster throughout history runs its course.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Plattner, Andy.
A Marriage of Convenience: Stories. Kansas City, MO: Bookmark Press of University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011.
Call Number: Newton PS3566.L33 M37 2011

These 13 stories, set across the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, feature protagonists who search to improve their odds in horse racing and other aspects of life.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Plattner, Andy.
Winter Money: Stories. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1997.
Call Number: Georgia State PS3566.L33 A6 1997

The ten stories in Winter Money are set in rural Kentucky and West Virginia, in dim horse racing and river towns, where love and compassion come from unexpected sources, and, as a result, dreams and desires are nurtured and sometimes--against the odds--sustained.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Russell, Josh.
My Bright Midnight: A Novel. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2010.
Call Number: PS3568.U76677 M9 2010

Walter Schmidt's life isn't simple: His wife Nadine wants to live next door to her dead first husband's mother, FDR is dead, and the war seems like it will never end---but for the most part, things are going Walter's way. Then one bright April morning in 1945, Walter comes home early from work to find Nadine in bed with his best friend, Sammy.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Russell, Josh.
Yellow Jack.
New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
Call Number: Georgia State PS3568.U76677 Y45 2000

A novel on the 1840s yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans. The hero is a Frenchman who makes a living taking memorial pictures of the dead by means of the newly discovered art of photography. Two women vie for his affection, one has money, the other, an octoroon, uses voodoo.
Source: http://www.worldcat.org

Skibell, Joseph.
A Blessing on the Moon: A Novel. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997.
Call Number: PS3569.K44 B57 1997

When Chaim Skibelski is killed along with the other Jewish citizens of a small Polish town, his story is just beginning. Now a ghost, Chaim wanders the countryside, often accompanied by his rabbi, who has turned into a crow.... This afterlife is a remarkable journey, a long way from a peaceful eternity...and this stunning novel is one of the most highly praised and honored literary efforts of the year.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Skibell, Joseph.
A Curable Romantic: A Novel. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2010.
Call Number: PS3569.K44 C87 2010

When Dr. Jakob Josef Sammelsohn arrives in Vienna in the 1890s, he happens to meet Sigmund Freud, has a series of affairs, is haunted by the ghost of his abandoned wife, and eventually ends up in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940. His Candide-like adventures illuminate a Europe moving between a new scientific age and age-old superstitions and beliefs.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Skibell, Joseph
The English Disease: A Novel. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2003.
Call Number: Kennesaw State University PS3569.K44 E54 2003

Feeling guilty after marrying a gentile and raising a non-Jewish child, Belski struggles with the judgments of others while trying to come to terms with his feelings, his identity, and the meaninglessness of modern life.
Source: http://www.worldcat.org

Williams, Amanda Kyle.
The Stranger You Seek: A Novel. New York: Bantaom Books, 2011.
Call Number: PS3573.I447425 S77 2011

Offered a second chance by the Atlanta Police Department to catch a serial killer who has eluded them for years, former FBI profiler and alcoholic Keye Street begins a deadly cat-and-mouse chase with an adversary who has taken a personal interest in her.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Books About Horticulture and Gardens

Beane, Christopher and Anthony F. Janson.
Flower. New York: Artisan, 2008.
Call Number: TR724 .B43 2008

In 150 photographs, "Flower" (sic) explores the precious and perishable nature of flowers--seed pods burst open, withered leaves, and frilly petals. Janson contributes a rich and engaging overview of the core ideas that define Beane's art.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Bender, Steve.
The Southern Living Garden Book. Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, 2004.
Call Number: SB407 .S67 2004

The 2004 edition is bigger, brighter, and bolder than ever, with more luscious photography, updated plant listings, and a special focus on native and heritage plants. Find the right plant for every place with Plant Selection Guides and 7,000 plant listings keyed to the Southern Living climate maps.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Bigner, Melissa and Heather Barrie.
Southern Bouquets. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2010.
Call Number: SB449.5.B65 B54 2010

The book highlights individual flowers that are quintessential to the Southern blooms (though many appear throughout the country) and shows how to create simple yet elegant bouquets with homegrown fare from backyard gardens and local flower farms.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Bond, Rick and Allen Patterson
Successful Flower Gardening. San Ramon, CA: Ortho Books, 1990.
Call Number: SB405 .B66 1990

This is an inspirational book that shows you the private flower gardens of nine real experts, offering ideas, and advice on how truly successful gardens are obtained. The encyclopedia also gives details of hundreds of species of flower plants, so you will be equipped whatever your favorite plant is.
Source: http://www.squiddo.com

Brandenburg, David M. and National Wildlife Federation.
National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America. New York: Sterling Pub., 2010.
Call Number: QK110 .B73 2010

Presents a comprehensive field guide that covers more than seven hundred species of wildflowers in North America, providing common and scientific names; flowering season; leaf, stalk, and blossom descriptions; and range maps.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Chaplin, Lois Trigg.
The Southern Gardener's Book of Lists: The Best Plants for all your Needs, Wants, and Whims. Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub., 1994.
Call Number: SB407 .C443 1994

The ideal plants for all of your specific needs, wants, and whims are identified in over 250 lists that end costly plant-choice mistakes.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Dillard, Tara and Don Williamson.
Best Garden Plants for Georgia. Auburn, WA: Lone Pine Pub., 2006.
Call Number: SB407 .D475 2006

A great new gardening book for Georgia! This handy guide is packed with the best plant varieties you'll want for your garden: annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, vines, roses, bulbs, ornamental grasses and herbs.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Gardenwalks of the Pacific Northwest  The Rose

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Elliot, Brent and Royal Horticultural Society.
Flora: An Illustrated History of the Garden Flower. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2001.
Call Number: SB404.5 .E45 2001

With stunning illustrations from the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library collection and concise text by Royal Horticultural Society archivist Dr. Brent Elliott, Flora tell the fascinating story of the worldwide botanical exploration undertaken over the past 500 years.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Fischer, Thomas.
The Gardener's Color Palette: Paint your Garden with 100 Extraordinary Flower Choices. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2010.
Call Number: SB454.3.C64 F56 2010

Choosing color is one of the most delightful and personal choices a gardener makes....Plant profiles include a description, the common and botanical names, information about expected height and spread, bloom time, hardiness, and light and water requirements.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Glasener, Erica and Walter Reeves.
Flowers of Georgia. Nashville, TN: Cool Springs Press, 2004.
Call Number: SB405.5.G46 G5 2004

Do you want straightforward and reliable advice to help you decide which colorful plants to include in your Georgia garden? Now Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves share their wisdom and practical advice to help you beautify your home with great color using flowers and flowering plants!
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Joyce, Alice.
Gardenwalks in the Pacific Northwest: Beautiful Gardens along the coast from Oregon to British Columbia. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2006.
Call Number: Decatur Public Library 712.09795

This engaging guide to exceptional gardens along the coasts of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia conveys the charm and allure of more than a hundred delightful destinations.
Source: http://www.bn.com

Kirkman, L. Katherine, Claud L. Brown, and Donald Joseph Leopold.
Native Trees of the Southeast. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007.
Call Number: QK125 .K57 2007

The diversity of woody plants in the Southeast is unparalleled in North America. Native Trees of the Southeast is a practical, compact field guide for the identification of the more than 225 trees native to the region, from the Carolinas and eastern Tennessee south through Georgia into northern Florida and west through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas into eastern Texas.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Mikula, Rick and Claudia Mikula.
. Garden Butterflies of North America: A Gallery of Garden Butterflies & How to Attract Them. Minoqua, WI: Willow Creek Press, 1997.
Call Number: QL548 .M54 1997

Garden Butterflies of North America is a vivid color portfolio of 40 of North America's most treasured and colorful garden butterfly varieties. It's also loaded with natural history vignettes of the individual butterflies as well as illustrated information on how to design and manage gardens and backyards to attract them.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Miller James, H. and Karl V. Miller.
Forest Plants of the Southeast and their Wildlife Uses. Athens, GA: University of Georgia, Press 2005.
Call Number: QK125 .M55 2005
This guide to common and unique plants found in forests of the Southeast thoroughly covers 330 species of forbs (herbaceous plants), grasses, vines, and shrubs, with a special emphasis on the plants' role in wildlife sustenance.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Potter, Jennifer.
The Rose: A True History. London: Atlantic Books, 2010.
Call Number: SB411 .P667 2010.

Here, the acclaimed horticultural historian Jennifer Potter sets out on a quest to uncover the life of a flower that has been viewed so hetrogenously by different cultures in different countries across the centuries.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

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