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Left Bank Books welcomes award-winning author Scott Alexander Hess, who will discuss his new pair of novellas, The Root of Everything and Lightning, on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on July 15. Hess will be in conversation with St. Louis author Donald Miller. Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a SIGNED copy of The Root of Everything and Lightning: Two Novellas from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! **For this event, you may request personalization for your order. Leave a note in the comments when you are checking out for how you would like the book to be signed. Example "To Scott. Happy Birthday!". Scott Alexander Hess will sign and personalize copies. Deadline for personalization request is July 25. **Scott would also like to offer t-shirts for this event. If you pre-order before July 25th, you may request a Small, Medium, or Large t-shirt. IF YOUR BOOK IS BEING MAILED TO YOU, YOU MUST SELECT PRIORITY MAIL OR FEDEX FOR SHIPPING. We will not be able to send t-shirts via media mail. You may also select to pick up a book and t-shirt. About The Root of Everything and Lightning In this pair of novellas, award-winning author Scott Alexander Hess provides a richly textured portrait of the shifting landscape of the 20th century American Dream. The Root of Everything is a multi-generational saga tracking fathers and sons from Germany's Black Forest to Missouri as they experience tragedy, triumph, forbidden love, and hard-earned reckonings. In Lightning, a young man in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1918 is driven by his deep love for horses and his emerging feelings for another man. Offered a chance to move to New York City, he finds his true destiny. Shot through with layers of grief, passion, dangerous landscapes, and old-world mysticism, these are journeys into love, loss, and twists of fate that define us. Hess tells stories as deep as the Missouri River and as wide-ranging as the Wild American West. "Scott Alexander Hess's w
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