Atlanta Authors Series

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Hannah S. Palmer, Author of
Flight Path: A search for Roots beneath
the World's Busiest Airport
             
will be our guest                                            Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2PM

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Part memoir, part urban history, Flight Path is a riveting account of one young mother's attempt at making a home where there's little home left.

In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn, Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homes—and of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress.
Palmer's journey takes her from the ruins of kudzu-covered, airport-owned ghost towns to carefully preserved cemeteries wedged between the runways; into awkward confrontations with airport planners, developers, and even her own parents. Along the way, Palmer becomes an amateur detective, an urban historian, and a mother. (Summary courtesy of Barnes & Noble) 

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Participants in our author series were (in order of appearance):

Brian Panowich
Marilyn Baron
Trudy Nan Boyce
Kimberly Brock
Marilyn Baron
Kennedy Ryan
Melissa Klein
Sandra Berman
Karen White
Richard Judy
Don Reichardt and Joyce Oscar
Carolyn Curry
Dianna Love
Lynn Cullen
George Weinstein
Michael Karpovage
Kevin Horgan
 

Ann Hite
Amanda Kyle Williams
Bennett Shelfer
Claire Cook
Susan Rebecca White
Marc Fitten
Karen White, sponsored by the
     Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
    Foundation

Haywood Smith
Cindi Crane
Jennifer Arnold
Anju Gattani
Wendy Wax
Jeffrey Stepakoff
Renea Winchester                            Stacia Brown

 

 

Rebecca Burns
Amanda Gable
Phillip DePoy
Joseph Gatins
Darlene Walsh
Mary Kay Andrews
Ted Dunagan
Shelia P. Moses
Patti Callahan Henry
David Fulmer
Joshilyn Jackson
Evelyn Coleman
Patricia Sprinkle
Gillian Summers
Dianna Avena
Karen White
Cristina Graciela