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4/9/12

AUTHOR CAMBRI CREWS, APRIL 15, OKC

Author Kambri Crews Coming to Full Circle BooksOklahoma Native to Read, Sign Books & Answer Questions About Her Memoir

Oklahoma City, OK Full Circle Books is pleased to welcome Kambri Crews, author of Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir (Random House) on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. Crews will be signing books, taking questions from the audience, and reading from her memoir.
Burn Down the Ground is Crews’ powerful, affecting, and unflinching memoir about her unconventional childhood living with deaf parents in a tin shed in rural Texas (Crews is not deaf), and her attempts to reconcile that harrowing childhood to her present life—one in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison for attempted murder.

An Oklahoma native (she was born in Tulsa and her parents attended the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in Sulphur), Crews now runs her own PR and production company in New York City. A renowned storyteller and public speaker, she has performed in New York at The Moth’s Mainstage, The 92Y, UCB Theatre, and Gotham Comedy Club, and given speeches at SXSW (South by Southwest) and DeafHope, a nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence against deaf women and children.

Crews’s memoir has received praise from esteemed publications such as Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, ELLE magazine, and Library Journal.
SUN, APR 15 @ 2PM
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 842-2900

The event is free and an interpreter for the Deaf will be provided. Books will be available for purchase or you can bring your own copy. The book is available for purchase anywhere books are sold including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
PRAISE FOR BURN DOWN THE GROUND:
"Poignant and unsettling." —Kirkus Reviews
"A compelling testament to the strength of the human spirit.”—Booklist
"Crews' account (the title refers to lighting brush on fire to clear out snakes) is as well-paced and stirring as a novel. In her fluid narrative (she's also a storyteller on the side, a gig that helped her develop this book), Crews neither wallows in self-pity nor plays for cheap black-comedic yuks. Instead, this book stands out for what matters most: Crews' story, bluntly told." —Elle magazine
“Harrowing…A remarkable odyssey of scorched earth, collateral damage, and survival." —Publishers Weekly

For more information about Kambri Crews, visit www.kambricrews.com.