Renowned Blue Highways author William Least Heat-Moon celebrates his debut novel CELESTIAL MECHANICS: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night (Three Rooms Press, April 2017) with book signing party at Flat Branch Pub in historic downtown Columbia, MO on Tuesday, May 2 at 4:30 pm.
The event will give readers of Heat-Moon’s work opportunity to purchase the new book and have it personally signed by the author. A portion of the purchase price will be donated to support University of Missouri Libraries’ Special Collections and its acquisition of a rare book of American Travel and Exploration. The author will include with each book an original and edited manuscript page of CELESTIAL MECHANICS. Readers who contribute $50 or more to the Friends of the University Libraries will receive a book and an original manuscript chapter of CELESTIAL MECHANICS.
Heat-Moon’s novel, CELESTIAL MECHANICS, has already received wide critical praise. The American Library Association journal Booklist hailed it as “An entrancing journey toward deeper insight into the cosmos, an exploration readers will share and savor with every masterfully crafted sentence.” Foreword Reviews praised it as “an imaginative work about a quest for true connection.” Library Journal notes it is “definitely for fans of philosophical novels and Least Heat-Moon’s nonfiction.”
In addition to CELESTIAL MECHANICS, William Least Heat-Moon is the best-selling author of eight other books; among them are Blue Highways; PrairyErth; River-Horse; Roads to Quoz; Here, There, Elsewhere; and Writing Blue Highways.
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William Least Heat-Moon Signing Party
Tuesday, May 2, 4:30 pm
Flat Branch Pub, 115 S. Fifth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 499-0400, http://flatbranch.com
Books available for purchase at the event
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On Tuesday, May 2nd, 7 p.m., Three Rooms Press presents a one night only event: PUNK ALL-STARS, the NYC book launch for “PUNK AVENUE: Inside the New York City Underground 1972-1982,” a memoir by NYC punk scene insider Phil Marcade. The event will feature live performances by Phil Marcade (The Senders) backed by The Rousers + Friends including Steve Shevlin, Barry Ryan, Danny Ray, JF Vergel, as well as performances by The Waldos (feat. Walter Lure from The Heartbreakers), Lenny Kaye, Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Lynne Von, Daddy Long Legs, plus a conversation with Marcade and Legs McNeil (author of punk oral history Please Kill Me), along with a slew of very special guests. Copies of PUNK AVENUE will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
PUNK AVENUE is a memoir of author Marcade’s early years in the U.S. Following a brief cross-country tour à la Jack Kerouac, the Paris-born author made his way to New York City where he was an insider in the early days of punk rock, both as a fan and as lead singer of the beloved punk-blues band The Senders.
PUNK AVENUE includes a preface by Blondie singer Debbie Harry, plus a foreword by Legs McNeil, co-editor of the renowned punk rock oral history, Please Kill Me. In addition to Marcade’s “raw, straightforward and often really funny” tales (Le Magazine des Livres), PUNK AVENUE offers more than a dozen rare black and white photos from the era, by renowned photographers Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Marcia Resnick, and Eileen Polk. Rock & Folk Magazine hails it as “The best book about the New York Punk Scene.” Other high praise from music and trade publications includes:
“A must-read for those interested in the history of punk.” —Library Journal
“A musician’s memoir of punk rock in its New York City heyday shows how much fun it was while it lasted. . . . Must-read for those who love that era and want a fresh perspective on it.” —Kirkus Reviews
“It was hard to put this book down. A fun and dishy read!” —Punk Globe Magazine
“Punk Avenue is a fast, fun read that fills in historical gaps and establishes Phil Marcade as more than a character lurking in the shadows.” —Razorcake
“Get it! It’s great!” —VICE
Advance tickets ($20) are available at the Le Poisson Rouge box office or online here.
Le Poisson Rouge: 158 Bleecker Street | NYC | 212-505-FISH | lepoissonrouge.com.
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Renowned Blue Highways author William Least Heat-Moon celebrates the release of his debut novel CELESTIAL MECHANICS: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night (Three Rooms Press, April 2017) with a presentation and discussion of the book at Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, on Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 pm.
Co-sponsored by renowned Kansas City independent bookstore Rainy Day Books, “An Evening with William Least Heat-Moon” will feature the award-winning author discussing concepts that drive his first work of fiction, which the American Library Association journal Booklist hailed as “An entrancing journey toward deeper insight into the cosmos, an exploration readers will share and savor with every masterfully crafted sentence.” CELESTIAL MECHANICS has received high praise in the months leading up to publication. Foreword Reviews praised it as “imaginative work about a man’s quest for true connection.” Library Journal notes it is “definitely for fans of philosophical novels and Least Heat-Moon’s nonfiction.”
William Least Heat-Moon, pen name of William Trogdon, is of English, Irish, and Osage ancestry. In addition to CELESTIAL MECHANICS, he is the best-selling author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, River-Horse, Roads to Quoz, Here, There, Elsewhere, and Writing Blue Highways.
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“An Evening with John Marshall and Friends” will feature the author—who has written for The Chris Rock Show, Politically Incorrect and other late-night comedy—along with his friends from the comedy world, reading from his new book and sharing stories about what inspired it. A book signing follows the reading.
Critics are raving about laugh-out-loud funny THE GREENFATHER. Publishers Weekly called it “a hilarious satire,” adding, “Even Don Corleone would laugh at this clever, funny story.” And the Daily Voice mused, “When it comes to getting people to recycle, should we simply make them an offer they can’t refuse?” Loosely based on The Godfather, THE GREENFATHER showcases Marshall’s comic dialogue, honed year after year in late night television, in the grand tradition of classic mob comedy, like Analyze This and Analyze That. Packed with larger than life goons, right-hand men, Feds and green fanatics, THE GREENFATHER satirizes the environmental movement, crime, families, and crime families.
Copies of THE GREENFATHER will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker), 212-989-9319. Admission $10 (includes a free drink). Details: email@example.com
ABOUT JOHN MARSHALL
John S. Marshall is an Emmy-nominated writer who lives in New York City with his wife Meredith, an actress, photographer, and environmentalist, and Baxter, a Maltese rescue. John has written for The Chris Rock Show, Politically Incorrect, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the remake of The Electric Company, and many other shows. He has also written for Bazooka Joe Comics. THE GREENFATHER is his first novel.