Monday, September 28, 2009

Kensington Row Bookshop Events

Joyce Burnett
author of
Adam's Belle:
A Memoir of Love Without Bounds
Thursday, October 15

Adam’s Belle is a roller coaster ride through the life of the late Isabel Washington Powell. This first-person narrative charges through Isabel’s life from her early childhood days as a baby “drama queen” in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia to her stage debut kicking up her heels at Harlem’s famous Cotton Club in the 1920’s. Isabel soon meets a real life “Prince Charming” who happens to be the nation’s most eligible bachelor – Adam Clayton Powell Jr. The two fall madly in love and plan to share their “heaven on earth” for the rest of their lives.

With much pain and agony, Isabel learns that not all fairy tales have happy endings. Ultimately, she develops the strength to celebrate herself and even overcome breast cancer on her nearly 100-year journey to becoming a true living legend.

About the Author:
As a native of Los Angeles, California, Joyce Burnett has always been interested in music, entertainment and fitness. She knew little, however, about the dynamic sounds and lifestyle of the Harlem Renaissance until she ran head on into Isabel Washington Powell. From the moment they met, Joyce was enthralled by the vivid pictures Belle painted of her life.

Joyce worked closely with Belle for almost ten years to record this incredible story. Belle was very pleased with the early draft of Adam’s Belle, but sadly, she passed away before her story was published.

Joyce holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Johns Hopkins, and American University.

Hot Club of Takoma Park

Saturday, Oct. 10th

Let Hot Club of Takoma Park sooth your Saturday afternoon with the sounds of instrumental old timey jazz, standards, bluegrass, folk and blues.

Live music and books, what more could one want? Come and enjoy!

Band Members:
Victoria Borland: guitar
Julia Borland: Fiddle
Larry: Mandola
Mike: guitar, bass, banjo

Eric M. Latham
author of
Take Steps with a Purpose:
A Walk About America for Cancer Research
Wednesday, October 21

In the greatest journey of his life, Eric M. Latham literally walked across the United States to raise money for cancer research. Along the way, he met thousands of people who shared their amazing stories with him. Now, he's sharing those stories with the world.

Take Steps with a Purpose: A Walk About America for Cancer Research is an inspirational story about tragedy and triumph, about life and death, about hope, courage, and strength. But most of all, it's a story about people and how they're affected by cancer. Full-color photos and nearly 200 pages detail the faces of America. Take Steps with a Purpose records each challenging step Eric took to fight for a cause that he believes in.

Born in D.C. and native to Rockville, Eric recently moved back to the area. He is also the author of Entitled to a Nation.

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Kensington, MD 20895

Phone: (301) 949-9416

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