PERFUME RIVER examines family ties with flashbacks from the Viet Nam War. The author's experience as an Army intelligence agent during that period gives him a great advantage in creating what many critics say is best novel yet.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Robert Olen Butler on the title page at the launch. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in September, 2016 by Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.
ROBERT OLEN BUTLER (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) and The Alabama Booksmith have a great relationship. Not just because the Pulitzer Prize winner is one of the great literary minds of this generation, nor because he launches every book tour at our store, not even because he acknowledged us in one of his books and actually wrote part of it here. At his launch a while back, he stole one of our booksellers, and he and Kelly have lived happily ever after. Thank you Robert Olen Butler for signing our books.