Nothing But the Bones with Brian Panowich

The Georgia Center for the Book

Nothing But the Bones with Brian Panowich

  • Doors: 6:30 pm
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm
  • End Time: 8:00 pm
  • Age Restriction:  All Ages

About the Event

Join us for an evening with Brian Panowich, author of Bull Mountain, Like Lions, and Hard Cash Valley, as he discusses his new novel Nothing But the Bones, the next gripping chapter in his tales of McFalls County, with lyrical prose and powerful depictions of the hardscrabble life in the rural south. Registration requested, not required.

This event will take place on the Fourth Floor of Decatur Library. Enter through the first floor of the library and follow signs to the Fourth Floor. We'll open the elevator on the right, which is the only elevator that goes to the Fourth Floor, at 6:30 for the event. There is a two-level free parking deck behind the library, as well as other parking options throughout Decatur.

About the Book:

In Georgia’s most infamous county, local crime boss Gareth Burroughs runs everything on the mountain. And Nelson “Nails” McKenna has been his enforcer since he was a teenager, though his heart’s not really in the dirty work. Then one night in a local roadhouse, Nails goes too far, defending a woman, and even Burroughs’s reach can’t get him out of this one. With a dead body and countless witnesses, Nails and the woman become fugitives on the run, and unlikely partners.

But on the road to Jacksonville, where a possible escape awaits, there’s more than one interested party on the pair’s trail, and the glimpse they had of getting away scot free suddenly seems elusive. In the end, Nails must make one final stand for his freedom—or pay with both of their lives.

About the Author:

Brian Panowich is an award-winning author, a Georgia firefighter, a former musician, and a father to four incredible children. His first novel, Bull Mountain, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, ITW Thriller Award winner for Best First Novel, Southern Book Prize winner, and a finalist for both the Anthony and the Barry Awards. Panowich lived his early life in Europe before his family settled for good in Georgia—a landscape that has become its own prevalent character in all four of his novels and where he lives to this day. His second novel, Like Lions, received extensive praise from the C.J. Box, Christopher Swann, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal among others, while his third, Hard Cash Valley, was named one of the ten best crime novels of 2020 by the New York Times, and the paperback edition was selected as the Barnes & Noble Mystery Book of the Month for May 2021. 


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