Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
A Cappella Books is proud to present Writers @ The Wrecking Bar, a monthly fiction series at our neighborhood brewpub, The Wrecking Bar.
Join us and mingle with other fans of contemporary fiction each month, check out the Wrecking Bar's own unique beer selection, wine and specially crafted cocktails, enjoy complimentary snacks, and meet and engage with some of today's most celebrated novelists and short story writers.
Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the author conversation starting at 7:30PM.
ABOUT THIS MONTH'S EVENT
On Thursday, February 15 at 7PM, Tony Grooms speaks at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub to discuss his novel The Vain Conversation with Ruth Yow. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Anthony Grooms began his enviable career with the marvelous novel, BOMBINGHAM, that informed the reader that often some of the truest history of Americans is told in the stories of those who live at the periphery of the big historical goings-on. Now, with his new novel, THE VAIN CONVERSATION, Grooms continues with that special way of seeing human history with the journey of Lonnie Henson, a white boy in rural Bethany, Georgia, at the end of World War II.
We ask many things of the writers we have taken to our hearts – honesty, sincerity, sensitivity, “old verities,” to borrow Faulkner’s phrase. I suspect that those are things Grooms did not have to learn because they were already in his blood before he wrote his first words."
-Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World and winner of the Pulitzer Prize