William Thornton

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William Thornton reported on Mountain Brook for the News from 2008 to 2012, as well as other cities in the Birmingham metro area. more

Feb 17, 2016 12:33 PM People

Their works were published after winning second and third place in a state-wide publishing contest sponsored by Books-A-Million. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5. more

Aug 26, 2015 4:15 PM MBHS

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Emmet O’Neal Library is hosting Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Sept. 12. more

Jul 27, 2015 3:03 PM People

Anna Meade Harris Book

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Anna Meade Harris, a Mountain Brook resident, will sign copies of Fresh Faith: Topical Devotions and Scripture-based Prayers for College Students on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Books-A-Million at Brookwood Village. more

May 7, 2015 3:11 PM People

Richard Simmons Hookup Culture Book

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Author Richard Simmons saw promiscuity when he was in college, but he said it’s different now. According to his college-aged niece, what he has to say in Sex at First Sight describes what she has seen going on around her. more

Apr 7, 2015 5:54 PM News 1 Comments

Richard Simmons Chamber Luncheon

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Author Richard E. Simmons III will speak on his latest book, Sex at First Sight: Understanding the Modern Hookup Culture, on Tuesday, April 7. The program will run from 10-11 a.m. at the Emmet O'Neal Library more

Apr 1, 2015 2:15 PM News

Duncan released The Revelation of Gabriel Adam, the first of a trilogy of young adult (YA) books published by Medallion Press in August. more

Oct 29, 2014 10:26 AM People

Before the book’s June 24 release, there will be an art show and book signing on June 23 at 7 p.m. at Gallery 1930 in English Village. Photos inspired by the card ideas in the book will be on display. more

May 27, 2014 12:43 PM People

Chervis Isom

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The newspaper would ultimately be the key to what he describes as his story of “redemption out of a rotten culture to a better place.” more

Apr 28, 2014 3:31 PM People

Richard Simmons Chamber Luncheon

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Richard Simmons addressed the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce on topics from his new book, A Life of Excellence, at a luncheon on April 24. more

Apr 24, 2014 3:58 PM News

Sue Wiygul Martin will speak on "Out Of The Whirlpool—A Life Worth Living" at an Aware Town Talk on April 17 at 6 p.m. at Park Lane in English Village. An question-and-answer session will follow. more

Apr 4, 2014 3:25 PM News

0214 Stephen Russell

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Stephen Russell, a UAB associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has a new medical thriller for sale. more

Jan 23, 2014 5:53 PM People

0214 Mark Hart

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Mark Hart grew up in the midst of racial integration and the Vietnam War, and this experience inspired him to write his first novel. more

Jan 3, 2014 6:18 PM People

John Halsey Wood Jr., a professor at Birmingham Theological Seminary and author, recently published Going Dutch in the Modern Age: Abraham Kuyper’s Struggle for a Free Church in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands. more

Aug 1, 2013 4:39 PM People


Photo by Rick Watson.

Lester Nuby Jr. was born in a run-down house on Bell Springs Mountain near Falkville, Ala., but he made a decision at an early age that he would break free of the bondage of poverty. And indeed he did. more

May 30, 2013 3:54 PM People


Photo by Madoline Markham.

Around the dining table in her childhood home, Jackie Goldstein’s father’s stories came to life: finger prints on a fish, bear attacks, frogs without legs and whatever combination of believability and imagination he spoke to life on a given night. more

May 30, 2013 3:47 PM People

Growing up in the Bible Belt, Richard Simmons was always told the Bible was the word of God, but he was never told a reason why. more

May 30, 2013 3:40 PM People

0612 Jim Noles Cinco de Mayo Book

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The next time you’re in Smith’s Variety, be sure to grab a copy of Mountain Brook resident Jim Noles’ children’s book, May 5, 1862: A Story of Cinco de Mayo. more

May 31, 2012 3:42 PM People

Lanier Isom 2

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Crestline resident Lanier Isom tells the story of Lilly Ledbetter's fight for equal pay in the new book Grace and Grit. more

Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM People

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