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Café au Libris with author Lillah Lawson, February 16 presented by Friends of ACC Library

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library and Avid Bookshop invite the public to an evening with author Lillah Lawson on Thursday, Feb. 16,at 7:00 pm at Athens-Clarke County Library.

Lawson will discuss her newest book, So Long, Bobby, which follows three generations of women from a teen girl in the 1960s who dreams of meeting her hero, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, to her daughter in the 1990s who starts a new life in Seattle’s grunge scene, to a young woman in 2018 recovering from a car accident and trying to discover where she came from.

The novel is a story about strength under adversity, the scars – invisible and seen – that women often bear, and how the consequences of our actions can leave lasting impressions for generations to come. It’s a story of female friendship, of mothers and daughters, of love and finding your way home again.

Lawson is the author of novels Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree (2019); The Dead Rockstar Trilogy, including Dead Rockstar (2020) and The Wolfden (2021), with the final in the series, Driftwood Dreary forthcoming (January 2024); and So Long, Bobby (February 2023) and Tomorrow & Tomorrow with Lauren Emily Whalen (October 2023). Lillah enjoys writing across genres, including southern gothic, historical fiction, and horror, and her work is often set in her home state of Georgia.

Lawson was a recipient of the UGA WillsonCenter/Flagpole Magazine’s Micro-Fellowship for her short story Shoofly (2020). Her horror short "The Lady and the Tall Man" was published in the Shiver Anthology, edited by Nico Bell in 2021. Her story "Burn the Witch" appeared in Chromophobia, edited by Sara Tantlinger in 2022. Another story, "Oblong Objects in the Mirror" is set to be published by Cosmic Horror Monthly in 2023.

In addition to writing, Lawson is a genealogist pursuing her BA in History and English Literature, is a member of the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society, and proudly serves as secretary on the Madison County Library’s Board of Trustees. Books will be available for purchase.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing from Avid Bookshop. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens. For more information, visit athenslibrary.org/Athens or call the library at 706-613-3650.

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