THIS WEEK IN DECEMBER

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HOT BOOKS

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    GMORNING,GNIGHT! LITTLE PEP TALKS FOR ME & YOU
    by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA If you need a little pick-me-up this book is for you. From the originator of the popular Broadway show, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel gives you 3-5 sentence insights to energize your days and calm your nights. With illustrations by Jonny Sun, this book is sure to put a smile on your face and a zip in your step.
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    SAVING FIONA
    by THANE MAYNARD Subtitled The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo, the book tells the story of the first premature hippopotamus ever raised by humans. It’s a tale of the dedication and expertise of her caregivers at the Cincinnati Zoo. The book features many photos of Fiona (born 2 months prematurely) and her parents Bibi and Henry. The author is the Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Proceeds from his royalties go towards the care and feeding of Fiona and her family at the zoo.
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    THE SNOWY NAP
    by JAN BRETT Known world-wide for her beautifully written and illustrated picture books, Jan brings us a new one featuring Hedgie the Hedgehog. Hedgie knows it’s time for him to head into his cozy den because winter is descending, but he just hates to do it because once again he will miss seeing the beautiful snowy wonderland his farm animal friends have always told him about. But his friend Lisa has a plan to let him experience that wonderland before he hibernates for the winter.
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    PAST TENSE
    by LEE CHILD This Jack Reacher novel is another winner in Lee Child’s remarkable series. Have you noticed that trouble always seems to find Jack Reacher! In this case, he just wanted to visit the town where he thought his deceased father had lived years ago. In making that trip, little did he know he would walk into a sinister nightmare carried out in a nearly abandoned motel. Surprises abound as mysteries unfold.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

When CHRISTOPHER CERF was in town for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Award Ceremony, we talked about his newest book, SPIN-GLISH: The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language. If you want a good laugh (and explanation) about what you are reading and hearing, and what those words are REALLY saying, this book is for you. You will find signed copies in our Humor Section.

KATI MARTON
, Richard C. Holbrooke's widow, was able to attend the Dayton Literary Peace Prize event this year and we still have a few signed copies of her books. They are True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy; Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America; and Paris: A Love Story, which tells of her life with Richard C. Holbrooke. They are in a display with other Dayton Literary Peace Prize associated books on the first floor.

The incipient of our HOLIDAY BOOK AND TOY DRIVE this year will be MICHAEL'S HOUSE located in Fairborn, Ohio. Its mission is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for area children who are suffering from all forms of abuse. As a national model for child advocacy, it is designed, furnished, and staffed to promote healing and offers ground-breaking solutions for improved investigations and treatment for children.

Their facility includes a mock courtroom to help children feel more comfortable in upcoming trial situations and they have mental health treatment on site. They are hoping to receive books & toys for the children as well as school supplies to brighten the children's holiday.

The HOLIDAY BOOK AND TOY DRIVE will run from October 28 until December 16.


REMINDER: We have a fun-filled KIDS STORYTIME each Saturday at 2 pm with our very own Miss Mary. Each session usually includes a reading, music, and crafts.

UPCOMING AUTHOR EVENTS:


SATURDAY, JANUARY 12; 2 PM
JESS MONTGOMERY
will introduce her new novel, THE WIDOWS. Jess Montgomery is the pen name of local author Sharon Short.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 7 PM
JESSICA STRAWSER
will introduce her new novel FORGET YOU KNOW ME.


We hope you can attend these events. If you can't, we welcome you to come in after the event and get autographed copies.

Thank you for being our customers.


Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations