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When the novel “Darktown” was published two years ago, author Thomas Mullen introduced readers to a historical subject that ought to be widely known, namely the racial integration of Atlanta’s police department in 1948.

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":


It’s not often that an artist lets others in on their creative process, but Joshilyn Jackson is an exception.

For two years, she has taken us through her reflections on writing a novel in City Lights’ segment, “Writer to Reader.”  That novel, “The Almost Sisters,” was published in July.

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Brooklyn publisher Akashic Books has been showcasing the darker side of cities with their noir series since 2004. Now, it's Atlanta's turn.

Fourteen Atlanta writers have contributed to "Atlanta Noir," an anthology of short stories set in the neighborhoods or suburbs of the writer's choice.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with two of the contributors, Daniel Black, whose story is set in Mechanicsville, and Jennifer Harlow, whose story is set in Peachtree City. Several writers will be reading their stories and discussing the anthology tonight at 7:30 at Charis Books. 

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"Early Sunday morning is when the magic happens" according to Denene Millner. The New York Times bestselling author has released her first picture book. It’s called “Early Sunday Morning” and centers on a young girl named Sarah who one Sunday is called upon to sing a solo with her youth choir during church services. The book follows as she goes to different people for advice and tries to calm her nerves.