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William Sherrill

Tracie Barton-Barrett, a psychologist, has written “Buried Deep in Our Hearts,” a beautiful novel about the impact of our pets and what they mean to us as part of our family.

Dealing with the death of a beloved animal is a grief that is difficult to overcome. Join us for a discussion of the book and a visit from Nina Dix and her Canine Caregivers group who will be on hand with therapy dogs 6 p.m., May 19 at South Main Book Co. 110 S. Main St.

The verses keep coming

William Sherrill, formerly of Salisbury, has had a new poem published in “Angels for the Ages.”

This one, “Jason Sherrill Story in the Twenty-First Century,” is dedicated to his grandmothers, Henrietta Propst Ramseur and Vinnie Johnson Sherrill.

Jason Sherrill, his grandfather, was a Baptist preacher who faced racism in and out of the church.

Sherrill frequently writes poetry and embroiders some of his verses on white handkerchiefs, or has them printed on pens. He is the CEO of the Christian Action League.

“To be able to look at your work is to be able to look at something positive,” he says.

Grisham at Bookmarks

WINSTON-SALEM — Last September, John Grisham promised he’d come back to celebrate the opening of Bookmarks’ new home. He will visit Wednesday, July 12, just days after our July 8 grand opening.

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 15 at 10 a.m.Visit our www.bookmarksnc.org for a direct link for tickets at that time.

The visit will follow the official tour rules set by Grisham and his publisher as detailed below. Just 200 tickets are available to the booksigning. Seating is extremely limited for the event following the booksigning.

Grisham’s visit will be structured into two parts:

Booksigning (1-5 p.m.) and Event with Discussion/Q & A (5 p.m.)

The event is ticketed – 1 ticket per person will include a copy of Grisham’s newest book, “Camino Island.” You must have your ticket on-hand to join the line, which will be first-come, first-serve beginning at 1 p.m.

Grisham will personalize and sign up to two copies of the book (one is included with ticket; one copy can be purchased on-site only). No backlist will be signed. No exceptions. Photos will be permitted.

All books must be signed during the signing window of 1-5 p.m. There will NOT be autographing after the discussion/Q & A. Bookmarks will be closed to the public beginning at noon on July 12. Doors open for all ticketed attendees at 1 p.m. Ticket holders may enter the line at any time during the four-hour period to have their book personalized and signed.

Event ticket for 5 p.m. with Book and Booksigning from 1-5 p.m. available for $135 ($100 is tax deductible and will be a donation to Bookmarks). Grisham’s in-store discussion will begin at 5 p.m. following the signing. Seating at the discussion will be first-come, first-serve. There will not be assigned seating or saved seats. (75 tickets will be sold)

Book and Booksigning ticket available for $35 — This ticket includes one copy of  “Camino Island,” a book signing with Grisham personalizing your book and photo opportunities from 1-5 p.m. only. (125 tickets to be sold).

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