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Bookwatch: Hartnett on Harry Golden

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One of the most enjoyable literary events in recent memory was when Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett spoke at the Jewish Community Center about her 2015 book on the late Harry Golden.

Many in the audience shared personal anecdotes about Golden, who lived in Charlotte – on Elizabeth Avenue and later on East Eighth Street – and who edited the weekly newspaper, The Carolina Israelite. He was also the author of the bestselling 1958 book, “Only in America.”

Hartnett, the author of “Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights,” had never met Golden, but she had done an impressive amount of research, and she, too, had her share of anecdotes.

You’ll be able to watch Hartnett talk about Golden at noon on Sunday when Carolina Bookwatch host D.G. Martin interviews her on his show. (UNC-TV).

If you miss it – or fail to record the show – you can catch it again on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV.