In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt deftly weaves together the journeys of three women from vastly divers backgrounds who are searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the hear of this novel that bestselling author Wally Lamb calls “an evocative page turner” is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiveness.
The Night Child by Anna Quinn is the story of Nora Brown, an English teacher who lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and daughter, until she starts seeing the haunting face of a young girl. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered — a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown. This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present.
Both authors will be present for a discussion, Q&A, and signing. All are welcome!
Our best kept secret is that we have been hosting a true crime book club since we have opened. It started when fans of the podcast My Favorite Murder were looking for a place to talk books and now they've found their home! This month the Murderinos are reading I'll Be Gone in the Dark. All are welcome!
Book launch for Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh!
We're hosting a Book Sale Fundraiser benefiting Benjamin Franklin Elementary! Joining us are fantastic children's book authors Dana Sullivan, A.L. Collins, Michaele Razi, and Kevin John Scott, with 20% of all sales going to the school's library fund.
February 23rd is the Annihilation movie release date! iPic Theaters is showing Annihilation at 7:45 pm on 2/23 and I just got my ticket! Anyone up for a 6:30-7:30 pm book talk/discussion before the movie? Last I checked there were still spots left for the 7:45 showing! If you haven’t read it you still can… it is only 195 pages:)
We are incredibly excited to be launching Kevin John Scott for his book launch!
Join our own A.L. Collins as she launches her new new middle grade book Redworld!
"In the year 2335, a 13-year-old Earth girl with Chinese heritage begins a new life on Mars. Just arrived from Earth, Belle Song and her family become farmers on Mars, which has been terraformed to accommodate agriculture. Belle is resilient and refreshingly headstrong, and she finds all manner of trouble and adventure while trying to acclimate to her new world. She meets Lucas, the abrasive bispecies (human/Sulux) boy with light purple skin from the farm next door, and Ta’al, a Nabian girl with even stranger features that are “definitely not human.” The story traces Belle’s adjustment over the course of a year. "
VOYA magazine says, "Middle school students will identify with the conflicts in Belle's journal entries and relish the harrowing adventures...."
Help us celebrate the amazing Marissa Meyer in the launch of her latest: Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve #2). Marissa Meyer is still on the NYT bestseller list for Renegades, and will join us for a Q&A and signing!
Join Kerri Kokias Kerri for a reading and signing.
“Captivating and even surprising. . . . It’s a neatly conceived study of two independent sisters who are fully capable of enjoying a day on their own terms.” —Publishers Weekly
“Chock-full of ideas for fun on a snowy day . . . A nice addition to sibling shelves that shows that fun can also be had apart.” —Kirkus Reviews
From Kirkus Reviews: Elizabeth, white, an orphan, and a devoted reader, has a recently discovered magical gift of extrasensory awareness and anticipation. When her guardian aunt and uncle depart for a vacation, leaving only a train ticket and three $1 bills duct-taped to the door, Elizabeth embarks on an extraordinary adventure.
"In the House of the Serpent Handler” offers an intimate and engrossing look at the latest generation of Pentecostal believers who "take up" venomous snakes as a test of their religious faith. Focusing on several preachers and their families in six Appalachian states, journalist Julia C. Duin explores the impact that such twenty-first-century phenomena as social media and "reality television" have had on rituals long practiced in obscurity. As Duin reveals, the mortal snakebite suffered by pastor Mack Wofford in 2012 marked the passing of the torch to younger preachers Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin, who were featured in the 2013 series Snake Salvation on the National Geographic Channel. Seeing their participation in the show as a way of publicizing their faith and thus winning converts, Coots and Hamblin attempted to reinvent the snake-handling tradition for a modern audience.
Local fantasy author Django Wexler will join us to discuss and sign his latest book The Infernal Battalion, the latest in his popular Shadow Campaign series.
America Invaded is a comprehensive look at the wars that have taken place on American soil. Every state is represented. Mr. Kelly touches on battles you know like The Battle of Little Bighorn as well as more obscure incidents like the Pig War on San Juan Island. I loved the maps, historical sites, and museums mentioned at the end of each chapter. It is a great overview of the battles that shaped our nation!
Allyson Valentine http://www.allysonvalentine.com
Curtis Manley http://curtismanley.com
Dan Richards https://www.danrichardsbooks.com
Kevan Atteberry https://www.kevanatteberry.com
Jeanie Mebane http://sleepingbearpress.com/contributors/1692
Dori Hillestad Butler http://www.kidswriter.com
Dana Sullivan http://www.danajsullivan.com
John Crocker - FOLLOWING FIFI My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives
Join us as we host Mr. Crocker for a talk and signing!
"A truly extraordinary book. As I read it I was transported back to those wonderful days when I lived in Gombe. It is fascinating to read how John’s observations of chimpanzee children with their mothers and other family members helped him understand the problems of a human child.” Jane Goodall, New York Times bestselling author
Jeff Renner will join us for a talk about climate change. Mr. Renner was a meteorologist for 39 years on King 5. As one customer recently said, “He was the only one that got the weather right!” Here is his retirement video: http://www.king5.com/features/longtime-king-chief-meteorologist-jeff-renner-retires-after-39-years/150007466
You know Tony from his days with the Seahawks and his political campaign. What you may not know is that Tony was a book store owner with none other than radio personality Dori Monson. Tony is also the unofficial spokesperson for our store! Tony has interviewed Marissa Meyer, coordinated the Daniel James Brown event, and has done Facebook videos to help us.
Now we get to do the book launch for Tony's latest book Here's Smiling at You. It is an uplifting book about the people who have shaped and inspired Tony. I was fortunate to read a few early chapters... there were smiles, laughs, and tears.
Join us as we celebrate the release of Mira Grant's latest novel Into the Drowning Deep. The author of the Parasitology and Newflesh series, brings us a new and exciting novel about a voyage into the depths of the Mariana Trench.
Mira Grant also writes as Seanan McGuire, and the latest book in her October Daye series, The Brightest Fell, will be released on September 5, 2017. So, come by and pick up a copy of this series as well.
On Monday November 13th at 6:30 pm, we'll be meeting once again to talk about this month's book - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Even if you haven't finished the book (or even read it), you're welcome to come and listen to what others have to say about this powerful and moving book.
Join us Saturday (10/28) at 2:00 pm--right before the Thriller Dance at RTC--to hear Michaele Razi read from her picture book Frank the Seven-Legged Spider! This is a hilarious picture book about a spider in the midst of an existential crisis.
Kirkus says: “Frank likes spinning beautiful webs—they’re works of art, really—and scaring humans, which also entertains (most of) his friends. But above all, he likes his eight “beautiful, glorious” legs. When he wakes up missing one, (most of) his friends wonder what happened. Is he still a spider?”
Picture books aren't only for kids -- some are PG-13, like this one. The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle, was written by Patrick Rothfuss, and illustrated by Nathan Taylor. Join us as Nathan reads to us from this dark and twisted book.
Nathan will also entertain with a live drawing demonstration, and talk to us about his upcoming graphic novel. Come listen, and admire his beautiful artwork, while enjoying an evening of story time that's strictly for adults. (well, not strictly -- older kids are more than welcome).
News of the World by Paulette Jiles is the choice for our first book club meeting, on Monday October 23, at 6:30 pm.
Come together to discuss this thought-provoking story. Or come to mingle with like-minded book lovers. Whether you have read the book or not, you are welcome to attend.
At the end of the meeting, we will decide on our next book for the second meeting in November.
We can't wait to see you on this fun evening of books and chatter!