Store Sponsored Book Clubs

Book Books Book Club

 

The Books Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month in the back of the store. Join us this month, August 2nd at 6:30pm. 

 

August Selection:

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson--free spirit, track star, and belle of the block--experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too. 

 

Books Book Club members recieve 20% off the $16.00.

 

Geek Book Club

 

The Geek Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the back of the store. Join us this month, August 9th at 7:00pm. 

 

August Selection:

 

 

In Benjamin Percy's new thriller, The Dead Lands a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga, a super flu and nuclear fallout have made a husk of the world we know. A few humans carry on, living in outposts such as the Sanctuary-the remains of St. Louis-a shielded community that owes its survival to its militant defense and fear-mongering leaders. Then a rider comes from the wasteland beyond its walls. She reports on the outside world: west of the Cascades, rain falls, crops grow, civilization thrives. But there is danger too: the rising power of an army that pillages and enslaves every community they happen upon. Against the wishes of the Sanctuary, a small group sets out in secrecy. Led by Lewis Meriwether and Mina Clark, they hope to expand their infant nation, and to reunite the States. But the Sanctuary will not allow them to escape without a fight.

 

Geek Book Club members recieve 20% off the $15.99 price.

 

Foodie Book Club

 

The Foodie Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month in the back of the store. Join us this month, July 28th at 7:00pm. 

 

August Selection:

Kitchens of the Great Midwestabout a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country’s most coveted dinner reservation, is the summer’s most hotly anticipated debut.  When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine—and a dashing sommelier—he’s left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He’s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter—starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva’s journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience.

 

Foodie Book Club members recieve 20% off the $16.00 price.

Author Event: Jonathan Martin - How to Survive a Shipwreck

Event date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Life is turbulent. On that we call all agree. Dashed dreams. Broken relationships. Wounds from the past. There are so many ways life can send us crashing against the rocks. In this deeply personal book, Jonathan Martin draws from his own stories of failure and loss to find the love that can only be discovered on the bottom. How to Survive a Shipwreck is an invitation to trust the goodness of God and the resilience of your own soul. Jonathan's clarion call is this: no matter how hard you've fallen, no matter how much you've been hurt, help is on the way - just when you need it most.

Author Event: Katherine Clark - Expressions of Poetry in Season

Event date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

Expressions of Poetry in Season by Katherine Hagans Clark is about human experiences. Whoever one is, wherever one comes from, adversity in some form or facet is a part of living. Sadly, though, in today’s society, many a senior citizen, especially those of everyday status, are alienated, their life lessons to share, are not heard. Expressions of Poetry in Season is thus written to share a poetic voice of such experiences in a changed world. As Katherine envisions it, a world that changes for the better begins with the individual being the best that he or she could be.

Author Event: Kathryn Smith - The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story

Event date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history…until now.

Books: 
The Gatekeeper: Missy Lehand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501114960
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Touchstone Books - September 6th, 2016

Author Event: Jennifer Brule - Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways

Event date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

Jennifer Brule is on a mission, southern style, to teach people to cook. Her method: master twenty-five classic southern dishes, and then--using similar ingredients or cooking techniques or both--make two variations, one contemporary and one inspired by international tastes. Brule's line-up of beloved southern dishes is irresistible in itself, but she aims to inspire enthusiasm and confidence to expand deliciously from there. The beauty of her approach is that it reflects how people really do learn to cook, resourcefully, creatively, and joyfully.

Books: 
Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways: Traditional, Contemporary, International Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781469629124
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 6th, 2016

Author Event with Susan Crawford

Event date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Susan grew up in Miami, Florida, where she spent her childhood reading mysteries in a hammock strung between two Banyan trees. She graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. in English.

She later moved to New York City and then to Boston before settling in Atlanta to raise three amazing daughters and to teach in various adult education settings. A member of The Atlanta Writers Club and The Village Writers, Susan lives in Atlanta with her husband and a trio of rescue cats, where she enjoys reading books, writing books, rainy days, and spending time with the people she loves.

Author Event with Gayle Forman

Event date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Elle in the US. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Summer Romance Reads: Double Author Event

Event date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

 

 

Always My Girl(The Shaugnessy Brothers) by: Samantha Chase

Books: 
Always My Girl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492616283
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 5th, 2016

Trouble Walks in Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781402293702
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - August 2nd, 2016

Children's Author Reading with Kyle Webster

Event date: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Please say Please!:

How do you ask for what you'd like? Do you shout "I want!" to get your way? Or do you say "please" each and every day?

With energetic rhyming text, dazzling art, and loads of fun, a little girl learns that good things come to those who say "please". But be careful what you wish for!

Books: 
Please Say Please! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545844857
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 26th, 2016

Book Signing: Mignon Ballard - Author of the Miss Dimple Mysteries

Event date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel:

Books: 
Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel: A Mystery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250083630
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books - August 2nd, 2016

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