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Bloomsbury Books signings and such


The booksigning of Ashland author Ed Polish's book, "You — Say I'm a Bitch Like It's a Bad Thing" has been canceled. It's sort of — a good news/bad news type of thing.

The good news is this book has been selling really well. — The bad news is that it has been selling so well that the publisher is — out until December.

Little House on the Bowery Tour on Thursday, Nov. 4, 7:30 — p.m., featuring:

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"Headless," by Benjamin Weissman. The author of the — acclaimed transgressive cult classic "Dear Dead Person" returns with — this long awaited second collection of brilliantly written, outrageously — imaginative and comedic short stories.

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"The Fall of Heartless Horse" by Martha Kinney. "The — Fall of Heartless Horse" is a postmodern multigenerational family — drama that is dark, hilarious, moving and wildly original. By turns — lyric, comic, tragic and absurd, it deals with greed, inheritance, — heroism, internecine intrigue, capitalism, sex, and the intertwining — of public and private history.

— "Grab Bag," by Derek McCormack. "Grab Bag "is comprised — of two interrelated novels, "Dark Rides "and "Wish Book," from one of — Canada's most important young writers. Both books are set in the same — small rural city, in different eras (1950s, 1930s), each characterized — by McCormack's spare and elliptical prose.

"The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering," by Sharon Mehdi — on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Local author Sharon Mehdi has written a lovely little — book about The Women In Black. It is a story for anyone who thinks she — can't save the world. Ms. Mehdi is a writer, teacher, healer, mother and — grandmother. She has lived and worked in Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, — Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, France and Canada. She knows peace is possible. —

"Lights! Camera! Murder!" by Ron Lovell, on Thursday, — Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

The high stakes game of university recruiting and a scandal — involving athletes form the centerpiece of Ron Lovell's new Thomas Martindale — mystery, "Lights! Camera! Murder! " Martindale is acting as the liaison — between the university and a video production company to prepare a series — of television advertisements to attract new students. When one of his — young students is murdered, Martindale goes on the trail of her killer. — . As always, Martindale's search for the killer puts him in danger in — some unlikely places: the steam tunnels running under campus, an isolated — covered bridge, and the high cliffs behind an isolated inn above the churning — Pacific Ocean.

Ron Lovell had a career as a magazine writer in New York, — Denver, Houston, and Los Angeles before joining the journalism staff at — Oregon State University. The author of thirteen textbooks and hundreds — of magazine articles, he writes full-time in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

All events are free. Bloomsbury Books is located at 290 — E. Main St. in Ashland. Call, 488-0029.