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DeKalb History Center hosting book talk with André Joseph Gallant


DeKalb History Center hosting book talk with André Joseph Gallant

The historic Decatur GA courthouse

The historic Decatur GA courthouse.

A new author’s program from the DeKalb History Center will debut next week on Wednesday, Dec. 12, a city newsletter said.

Author André Joseph Gallant will speak about his new book, “A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster.”

Gallant, who lives in Athens, Ga., is an independent journalist whose writing has appeared in Oxford American, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bitter Southerner, Modern Farmer and more. Gallant is also the founding editor of Crop Stories, a literary journal exploring farm culture in the American South.

“A High Low Tide” situates Georgia – and the South as a whole – into what has become a national conversation about aquaculture, addressing its potential as well as its challenges.

Throughout the book, Gallant uses the oyster as a way to lead into the story of the changing Southeastern coast, the things living within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area and its fishers.

Doors for the book talk will open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6 p.m. The event will take place on the second floor of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse in downtown Decatur.

Copies of Gallant’s book will be available for purchase, and there will also be an opportunity to get it autographed.

Members of the DeKalb History Center can purchase tickets for $5, while non-member tickets are $10. One drink ticket is included with each ticket. Tickets are available for purchase here or by cash or check at the DeKalb History Center offices.

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