When: March 16-April 14 Where: Gadsden Public Library In the spring of 2014, representatives of the Alabama Center for the Book and the Alabama Writers’ Forum with a committee of readers, writers and scholars met to decide how best to honor the rich legacy of native Alabamians who have earned their reputations in the literary

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Beautiful Rainbow Cafe, a collaboration of the Gadsden City Schools, City of Gadsden, and Gadsden Public Library, is open to the public.  Their unique program utilizes organic gardening and artisan cuisine as vehicles for teaching significantly cognitively impaired adolescents and adults a broad range of academic and vocational skills.  The program is nonprofit and all

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< Back to Reader’s Advisory Main Todhunter Ballard Stephen Bly Johnny D. Boggs Max Brand (Frederick Faust) Lyle Brandt (Michael Newton) Peter Brandvold (Frank Leslie) Matt Braun Dee Brown Willa Cather Tim Champlin Walter van Tilburg Clark Ralph Compton Robert J. Conley Dane Coolidge Barry Cord Ralph Cotton J. Frank Dobie Loren D. Estleman Kathleen

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< Back to Reader’s Advisory Main 50 Cent Relentless Aaron (Paperback) Ashley and JaQuavis T.N. Baker Treasure E. Blue Tracy Brown Niobia Bryant Chunichi Wahida Clark JaQuavis Coleman Eric Jerome Dickey Lewis Ericson Keisha Ervin Brenda Hampton Treasure Hernandez Tia Hines (East Gadsden) Shannon Holmes Tracie Howard Anna J. Solomon Jones Dwayne S. Joseph Kim

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< Back to Reader’s Advisory Main James Baldwin Rita Mae Brown Rachel Cohn James Dawson (Non-fiction) Bernardine Evaristo Lillian Faderman (Non-Fiction) Judith Frank Gallup Guide (Children’s Non-Fiction) Nancy Garden (Non-Fiction) Jeff Garvin  Lisa Keen (Non-Fiction) David Levithan (Young Adult) E. Lynn Harris Brent Hartinger (Young Adult) Martin Hyatt Kevin Jennings (Non-Fiction) Jazz Jennings (Biography) Stephen Jimenez

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< Back to Reader’s Advisory Main Randy Alcorn Hannah Alexander Angela Benson Eileen Berger Lisa Tawn Bergren Terri Blackstock Lawana Blackwell Vonette Bright Sigmund Brouwer Wanda E. Brunstetter T. Davis Bunn Taylor Caldwell Jack Cavanaugh Linda Chaikin Marion Chesney Lori Copeland Donna Fletcher Crow Peggy Darty Anne Dayton Ted Dekker Sandy Dengler Anita Diamant E.L.

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< Back to Reader’s Advisory Main (Most of these authors can be found in the paperback section of the library) Victoria Alexander Mary Balogh Elizabeth Boyle Celeste Bradley Connie Brockway Anna Campbell Loretta Chase Meredith Duran Gaelen Foley Diana Gabaldon Julie Garwood Anne Gracie Lorraine Heath Elizabeth Hoyt Madeline Hunter Eloisa James Lisa Kleypas Kieran

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< Back to Reader’s Advisory Main V.C. Andrews L.A. Banks Clive Barker John Bellairs William Peter Blatty Ray Bradbury Gary A. Braunbeck (Paperback) Ramsey Campbell Lincoln Child Simon Clark Douglas Clegg Caroline B. Cooney (Young Adult) Ted Dekker Keith Donohue Tananarive Due John Farris Christopher Fowler Brian Freeman Neil Gaiman Stephen Gallagher Christopher Golden Laurell

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< Back to Reader’s Advisory Main Jean Auel Howard Bahr Caleb Carr Tracy Chevalier James Clavell Bernard Cornwell E. L. Doctorow Sara Donati Umberto Eco Ken Follett C. S. Forester Alan Furst Diana Gabaldon Kathleen O’Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear Margaret George Robert Graves Phillipa Gregory Sandra Gulland A. B. Guthrie Conn Iggulden John

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