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Karen Abbott presents Ghosts of Eden Park in Conversation with Denise Kiernan
Little Jumbo
Asheville, NC
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Karen Abbott presents Ghosts of Eden Park in Conversation with Denise Kiernan
PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. This speakeasy-style event starts at 6:30 pm. Little Jumbo opens at 4:00 pm. Attendees who are not already Little Jumbo members will need to pay Little Jumbo's one-time membership fee of $1.00 on site. To expedite check-in and new memberships, you will be asked for your address, name, and phone number when registering. Little Jumbo provides FREE PARKING in their lot at the corner of Broadway and Monroe. Visit https://www.littlejumbobar.com/ for more information about the venue and parking.

GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK will be released on August 6. We ask that you purchase books you want to be signed at this event at Malaprop's. Copies may be pre-ordered or purchased at the store, by phone (828-254-6734), or online at malaprops.com prior to the event. Books will also be sold on-site at Little Jumbo on August 27.

Karen Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of SIN IN THE SECOND CITY, AMERICAN ROSE, and LIAR TEMPTRESS SOLDIER SPY, named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. She has written for newyorker.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Salon and other publications. A native of Philadelphia, she now lives in New York City.

Denise Kiernan is an author, journalist and producer. Her latest book, The Last Castle (Sept., 2017), was an instant New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback and was also a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Her previous title, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller and has been published in seven languages. She lives in North Carolina.

The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation.

In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him King of the Bootleggers, writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new Pontiacs for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States.

Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandts bosses at the Justice Department hired her right out of law school, assuming shed pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. Its a decision with deadly consequences. With the fledgling FBI on the case, Remus is quickly imprisoned for violating the Volstead Act. Her husband behind bars, Imogene begins an affair with Dodge. Together, they plot to ruin Remus, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government and that can only end in murder.

Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive.

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Little Jumbo (View)
241 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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