THIS WEEK IN JULY

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HOT BOOKS

  • THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins

    This novel that circulates around one single event. The reader travels the story from the viewpoints of three women, whose lives are intertwined more than they know. This story keeps the reader unsure who they can trust and who they “should” like, but all the characters are relatable and seem like someone we could be or someone we might know. Hawkins slowly pieces together a series of events that keeps you quickly turning pages. Each page though creates more questions that need to be answered. This is a novel that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next until the huge reveal at the end.
  • LEGENDS & LIES: THE REAL WEST by Bill O'Reilly

    If American history is your forte, you’ll enjoy this book, which has an Introduction by Bill O'Reilly. It revisits the legends and myths of the Wild West that we have all heard. But this time, you’ll read the truth about them. You’ll become familiar with the adventures of Daniel Boone, David Crockett, Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, Jesse James, Billy the Kid and more. The stories are enhanced by photographs and paintings of the era which lend to the effectiveness of the stories. If you have reluctant history readers in your midst, this book will surely grab their attention. It is the companion volume to the Fox News Series.
  • THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA by Matthew Reilly

    What if Dragons were real? What if they were in a zoo we could visit? The Great Zoo of China answers those questions for us. Chinese scientists have discovered the existence of dragons, previously thought to exist only in legends. When the Chinese Government builds a zoo to house these dragons for the world to see, the beasts prove much more difficult to handle than normal animals. Reminiscent of Crichton’s Jurassic Park, this book pits humans versus beasts of legend.
  • THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

    Set in 1939 in war torn France, we meet two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, each dealing with the occupation of their beloved country by German soldiers in different ways. Vianne chooses to go along and not make waves when their home is occupied by a German captain and their lives are profoundly changed, but Isabelle resists his presence and activities and works with the underground movement seeking to thwart Germany’s hostile plans for France during World War II. The book clearly shows that wars are not fought by soldiers alone, but also by those far from the front. The characters are vivid and the story is compelling from beginning to end.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

We are having a new book drive for Project READ during the month of August. This is a wonderful organization in our area that teaches local adults and children how to read or how to improve their reading skills. There is a great need for that service, so your book donation will be put to good use. We'll have books you can select at the registers, or you can choose your own. Books appropriate for children, teens, and adults are needed. Thank you for your generosity in helping someone gain reading skills. That's good for everyone!

Here are our visiting authors for August. We'd love to have you come see them. You can find out more about the books in the Calendar of Events Section of this website.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7; 7 PM
RHYS BOWEN, author of Malice at the Palace

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12; 7 PM
MINDEE ARNETT,
author of The Midnight
Charade
and ERICA O'ROURKE, author of Resonance.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 13; 5:30-8:30 PM THE TASTE OF THE GREENE That's always a good time. To add to the fun at The Greene, there is live music on the town square on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays during the summer months..

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26; 7 PM
SANDRA BROWN
will introduce her newest romantic suspense novel, Friction.
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These authors are coming to visit in September:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9; 7 PM
JOHN SCALZI, author of The End of All Things.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1; 7 PM
TED RALL
introduces his graphic novel, Snowden

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12; 1 PM
LORIE LANGDON & CAREY CORP
will introduce their YA novel, Shades of Doon

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19; 1 PM
IAN DOESCHER
will introduce William Shakespeare's The
Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge,
a "well-done tribute" to Starwars with a nod to Shakespeare.


Have you noticed the excitement about coloring books for teens and adults? We surely have. In fact, we have devoted an entire section in our Magazine area for those types of books. Come check them out!