Bestselling author Nickolas Butler coming to Tower Road Branch September 28

August 15, 2014

Bestselling author Nickolas Butler will talk about his soulful first novel at Tower Road Branch Library on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Nickolas Butler is author of the novel Shotgun Lovesongs and a forthcoming collection of short stories entitled The Chainsaw Soiree. He will talk about his debut novel, a national best seller and Amazon’s Best Book of the Month in March 2014. Butler will also answer questions and sign books. The public is invited to this free event made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Library at Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 Street, Gainesville.

The book publisher described Shotgun Lovesongs as a remarkable and uncompromising saga that explores the age-old question of whether or not you can ever truly come home again - the kind of steely faith and love returning requires.

Shotgun Lovesongs is also available for checkout in a book club kit that can be checked out to a single library card holder. This kit contains 10 books, one large print book, one audiobook and one discussion guide – all in a rolling bag.

Butler was born in Allentown, Pa. and raised in Eau Claire, Wis. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. His work has appeared in: Ploughshares, The Christian Science Monitor, The Kenyon Review Online, Narrative, The Progressive and many other publications. Along the way he has worked as a meatpacker, a Burger King maintenance man, a liquor store clerk, a coffee roaster, an office manager, an author escort, an inn-keeper (twice) and other odd vocations.

He presently lives on 16 acres of land in rural Wisconsin adjacent to a buffalo farm. He is married with two children.

For additional information, contact Nickie Kortus at (352) 334-3909,


If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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