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 George Weinstein,The Caretaker

Saturday, November 29 at 1:00pm

The CaretakerSarah Gordon was a ballerina until a car accident took her left leg. She had spent her life focused on the world of professional ballet. Nearly 30 years old, she now must reinvent herself. Her husband, Joe, blames himself for her accident and wants to ensure nothing bad ever happens to her again–at any cost.To become whole once more, physically and emotionally, Sarah is forced to decide if independence is worth more than love, and if having one means giving up the other.

New York Times bestselling author, Cassandra King raved about The Caretaker, “In Sarah Gordon, George Weinstein has masterfully created a heroine of such amazing courage, wit, and spunk that I found myself totally immersed in her struggle to become her own person following a life-changing accident. Sarah’s story belongs to anyone who has ever gone through pain andloss to come out stronger and better. Don’t miss this one!”

Roswell resident, George Weinstein, is a past President of the Atlanta Writers Club, one of the largest writers groups in the United States, and is the author of three previous novels. He speaks to book clubs throughout metro Atlanta and is a featured author at book festivals. His website offers book club questions, excerpts from his novels, extras related to each book, and more at


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Renee Rosen, What The Lady Wants

Saturday, December 6 at 2:00pm

What The Lady WantsWe had planned for Renee to be with us last year for DOLLFACE but it didn’t work out so finally, we bring you the fab Renee Rosen!

Our friend Erika Robuck, Author had this to say, “Rosen skillfully charms, fascinates, frustrates, and moves her readers in this turn of the century tale. Set on an epic historical stage, What the Lady Wants contains all of the hedonism, decadence, success, and tragedy of the great American novel.”
In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: “Give the lady what she wants.” His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair.


Virginia Willis, Okra Cookbook

Sunday, December 7 at 1:00pm

okraWe are happy to welcome back chef and food writer Virginia Willis to FoxTale Book Shoppe with her latest book, OKRA. Willis hails from Atlanta and is the author of Bon Appétit, Y’all and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all.(Note: we can pre-order any of Virginia’s titles to have signed).

Featuring gardening tips, a discussion of heirloom varieties, and expert cooking directions (including a list of “top ten slime-busting tips”), Okra brilliantly showcases fifty delectable recipes: twenty-six southern dishes, ranging from Southern-Style Fried Okra to Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo, and twenty-four authentic global dishes, from Moroccan Lamb and Okra Tagine with Preserved Lemons to Cuban Pork with Yellow Rice, Okra, and Annatto Oil.

Becky Hunt, My Grandma’s Crazy

Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 pm

my grandmas crazyWe’re delighted to welcome debut author Becky Hunt with MY GRANDMA”S CRAZY! Becky was inspired in part by taking one of our writing classes with Beth  Hermes! We couldn’t be more excited to see Becky’s journey go full circle!

Becky grew up in Charlotte, Michigan and went to Western Michigan University to become a teacher and a school principal. Her adventurous spirit lead her to schools in Atlanta, Asheville, Abu Dhabi and Malaysia!
Her experience in schools around the world gives her many stories to tell!


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Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00pm

jerry lee lewisThe greatest Southern storyteller of our time, New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the greatest rock and roller of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis—and gets his own story, from the source, for the very first time. The Foxes are thrilled to welcome Rick Bragg back to FoxTale Book Shoppe for the THIRD time this December!! Rick remains one of the most requested authors from our customers!

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Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story is the Killer’s life as he lived it, and as he shared it over two years with our greatest bard of Southern life: Rick Bragg. Rich with Lewis’s own words, framed by Bragg’s richly atmospheric narrative, , this is the last great untold rock-and-roll story, come to life on the page. This is a ticketed event. $30 ticket includes the book, to be picked up at the event.

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Colleen Oakley’s BOOK LAUNCH PARTY – Before I Go

at Room and Board in Atlanta on January 6 at 6:30 pm

Before I GoWe’re thrilled to be the official bookseller launching Colleen Oakley‘s debut novel, BEFORE I GO! This will be a par-tay!! There will also be a big raffle prize in which the proceeds will benefit theSusan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate. Pre-purchase your copy, to be picked up at the party:

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Brad Taylor, No Fortunate Son                                                    

Sunday, January 18,  at 2:00pm

Brad Taylor novelsIn the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor, a hostage situation places America’s most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies.

When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting—the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce—they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives.

Jonathan Odell, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 pm

The Healing Miss HazelWe’re excited to welcome Jonathan Odell back to FoxTale. He’s the award-winning author of The Healing, which was also KFox’s 2012 Pick of the Year!

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League:
Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.


Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale
Saturday, February 7 at 1:00 pm 

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Laura Lippman, Hush Hush
Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30 pm



Shelly King, The Moment of Everything
Thursday, March 19 at 6:30pm

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Sarah Mc Coy, The Mapmaker’s Children
With Special Guest, Karen White
Tuesday, May 19

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