Please join Blue Bicycle Books as the Author’s Luncheon Series continues Friday, June 4th, 12 to 2 p.m., with Lowcountry legends Louis Rubin and Ben Moïse.
Each book celebrates Charleston at, in many ways, its flux; from city to country, busy roads to back roads, south of Broad to the wetlands. Both authors capture the real Charleston in a way that can only be done by true southerners; the city is as much a part of them as it is their books.
Louis Rubin Jr. is the co-founder of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, author of over fifty books, and editor of several southern literature and historical collections. He returns to his roots in his newest collection of short stories, Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston, which explores his childhood in Charleston during the 1930’s and 40’s and the stark gradations among classes and neighborhoods. Experiencing first-hand both the traditions south of Broad Street and the working class mindset of uptown, Rubin brings you into, in Pat Conroy’s words, “the soul of the real Charleston, revealing its essence and depth.”
Ben Moïse’s memoir Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden follows the author’s long career as a South Carolina game warden along the coastal woods and waters of the Lowcountry. Equal parts funny and dangerous, Ramblings features cigar-chomping fishers, game-law violators, stakeouts, shrimpers, lawyers, country judges, and poachers.
Tickets are $35 and advance reservations required. For tickets please call (843)722-2666.