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Book Notes: May 19, 2013

By Staff reports

Authors at Taylor's

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Several West Virginia authors will make presentations at the "Jump Into Summer Reading -- Meet the Author!" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25 at Taylor Books.

Featured authors include Colleen Anderson, Amber Elmore, D.S. Foster, Denise Giardina, Mary Rocini and Sarah Sullivan.

This is an opportunity to ask the authors questions about their books, get an autograph and find new titles to read. Visit www.taylorbooks.com.

Library closings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- All Kanawha County Public Library locations will be closed May 25 and 27 for Memorial Day.

Summer reading clubs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County Public Library's annual summer reading clubs for adults and teens will take place May 28 through Aug. 30.

Both clubs require that books be checked out from a Kanawha County Public Library branch. Unabridged audiobooks, Playaways and downloaded WVDeli e-books count toward goals. More details are available at www.kanawhalibrary.org/summerreading.

This year's Britton Summer Reading Club for adults has a numbers theme and offers several choices. Readers may register online, then choose the option that best suits them. Participants can read 20 books or read eight books, one each from eight of 10 selected categories.

Everyone who meets the challenge receives a small prize. A drawing for a variety of additional prizes will be held Sept. 9. The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite provided by the Friends of the Library Foundation of Kanawha County.

Current Reads is a summer reading club for ages 12-19, in which they can read anything they want during the summer.

Check out books at the library, fill out an entry form and read or listen to at least seven books to receive a water bottle or monster stress squishy. One reader will win a Kindle Fire provided by the Friends of the Library Foundation of Kanawha County.

Civil War lecture

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Eric Wittenberg, a historian on Civil War cavalry, will speak at 7 p.m. May 21 at the Kanawha Valley Civil War Roundtable. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Wittenberg is the author of "The Battle of White Sulphur Springs: Averell Fails to Secure West Virginia," and the book is the focus of his lecture.

Wittenberg is a lawyer in Columbus, Ohio. His other books include "The Union Cavalry Comes of Age: Hartwood Church to Brandy Station;" "The Battle of Brandy Station; Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions;" "One Continuous Fight: and The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

Copies of "The Battle of White Sulphur Springs" will be available for purchase at the meeting. For more information, call 304-389-8587.

Book about W.Va. man

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sue Fone has written a book titled "ACM, My Other Man, In Love With Two Men at the Same Time."

The story is about Alfred Clay Moore, who began and ended his life in Peterstown.

Fone worked with Moore for many years in the emergency department in a small suburb of Detroit.

According to the author, "'ACM, My Other Man' is a story I wrote in tribute to him and with hopes that I could tap hearts by inspiring and motivating people to open their eyes and look at 'different' differently. It's a love story, a friendship story, it's funny and it's sad and every word is true."

The book is available on Amazon.com and Fone can be found on Facebook at SulaShamusFone.


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