Smyrna Reads 2018

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BOOK DISCUSSIONdarktown book cover

Friday, October 12, 2018
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Public Library, Meeting Room
Discussion of Darktown by Thomas Mullen.
Discussion is free and open to the public. Bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.



Sunday, October 14
3:00 p.m.
Reed House, 3080 Atlanta Road, Smyrna GA
Refreshments will be served.
Book sales will be available, courtesy of Bookmiser. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Seating is limited. RSVP:


ABOUT THE BOOK: Thomas Mullen author

Award-winning author and Decatur resident Thomas Mullen will discuss his novel Darktown and the real-life history that inspired it. Set in 1948, when the city of Atlanta hired its first eight African-American police officers, Darktown paints a portrait of a city on the cusp of great change. Following the stories of two black and two white officers, the book explores resonant issues of race, police, and the criminal justice system while showing how the coming Civil Rights Movement would impact life in Atlanta, the South, and the United States--in ways we're still experiencing today.



Thomas Mullen’s newest novel, Lightning Men, was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2017 by The New York Times. He’s the author of four other novels, including Darktown, an NPR Best Book of 2016, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Indies Choice Book Award, and was nominated for two Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards. Two of his books have been named Books All Georgians Should Read, and the "Darktown" series is being developed for television by Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures, and executive producer Jamie Foxx.

Smyrna Reads is sponsored by Smyrna Library, the Friends of Smyrna Library.


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