Robert Olen Butler's Perfume River examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Taking up some of the same themes of his Pulitzer Prize-winning A Good Scent from A Strange Mountain and his critically acclaimed A Small Hotel, Perfume River is a lyrical and emotional exploration of one family drama that echoes the lives of so many who are affected by the aftermath of war. It is a profound and poignant book written by an author at the height of his powers, a portrait of family, personal choice, and how war resonates through the American experience.
More From AJC Decatur Book Festival Schedule - Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta
Dav Pilkey, the creator of the popular Captain Underpants series introduces his newest character, Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!Local children's bookstore Little Shop of Stories will also announce the 2016 book for its community wide reading initiative On The Same Page.Children will have the chance for photo-ops with Captain Underpants and Dog Man. In addition, there will be lots of fun prizes and giveaways!Tickets for the Kidnote address are free but will be limited to four per person. They can be picked up at Little Shop of Stories or by calling (404) 373-6300.