Double Book Launch with TK Thorne: Behind the Magic Curtain and House of Stone
July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for a special, double book launch event with acclaimed local author TK Thorne! We’ll be celebrating the release of not one, but two new books; Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Days and House of Stone, part of the Magic City Stories trilogy. This event will include a talk with TK Thorne, a chance to purchase signed copies of these two fantastic new releases, and light refreshments. RSVP is required and you can reserve your free ticket at www.tkthorne.eventbrite.com.
Please note that this event is going to take place indoors at Temple Beth El and that if you are not vaccinated we will ask you to please wear a face mask when you are in the building and maintain social distancing. All are welcome at this community event. You can read more about TK Thorne at https://tkthorne.com/.
Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Days
Over time, the past becomes muddied, complexities fade into predominant, simplified narratives. T.K. Thorne speaks about history’s forgotten stories during the 1950s and 60s in Birmingham, Alabama, a city that changed the course of the nation. Some are tales of courage from men and women of the Jewish and Christian communities, some reveal secret law enforcement intelligence operations, and some highlight ironies and unlikely characters who contributed to justice. Today’s polarized and changing environment in many ways reflects the turbulence of the civil rights era. The lessons learned from a deeper look into that time can help us navigate our present and choose our future.
House of Stone – Book two of the Magic City Stories trilogy
Rose Brighton, a Birmingham police detective, the last witch of her House. Her unique gift reveals the truth about the death of a university professor, plunging Rose into a race to uncover a plot that will affect countless lives.