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Brantley Hargrove & Charles J. Shields in Little Rock, AR

  • The Bookstore at Library Square 120 River Market Avenue Little Rock, AR, 72201 United States (map)

Brantley Hargrove is a journalist who has written for Wired, Popular Mechanics, and Texas Monthly. In his reporting, he has explored the world of South American jewel thieves who terrorize diamond dealers in South Florida and has gone inside the effort to reverse-engineer supertornadoes using supercomputers. Chasing violent storms from the Great Plains down to the Texas coast, he encountered a land-falling Category 4 hurricane and one of the rarest tornadic events in recent memory: twin EF4 tornadoes that chewed through a small Nebraska farming village. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Renee, and their two cats. The Man Who Caught the Storm is his first book.

Charles J. Shields, author of The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel, is also the author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, which was a New York Times bestseller, a Literary Guild Selection, and a Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate. His young adult biography of Harper Lee, I Am Scout, was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Junior Literary Guild Selection. Shields also published And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life, which was a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year.