THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Thursday Apr 23 TJ TURNER DEBUTS HIS BOOK THURSDAY, APRIL 23; 7 PM TJ TURNER will introduce his debut novel, Lincoln’s Bodyguard. This engrossing novel transports the reader back to the era of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. President Lincoln is saved from assassination through the heroics of his bodyguard....
  2. Friday Apr 24 JON ACUFF... BUSINESS AUTHOR TO VISIT FRIDAY, APRIL 24; 7 PM, JON ACUFF will discuss his latest business book, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck. He encourages people to continually build a career using four elements: skills, relationships, character and hustle....
  3. Saturday Apr 25 BIG READ FINALE AT SINCLAIR COLLEGE SATURDAY, APRIL 25; 1 PM AT SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE Come join us at Sinclair Community College , Building 12; Rooms 120 & 127 where we’ll have a SKYPE BROADCAST with GRAEME SIMSION, author of The Rosie Project, the Big Read...
  4. Monday Apr 27 MONDAY, APRIL 27; 7 PM LIESL SHURTLIFF will introduce her children's book, JACK: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk. She cleverly takes the much loved Jack and the Beanstalk story and gives it a new interpretation. Jack’s father has disappeared and Jack and...
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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're surely moving toward Spring! I know we're all ready for it, that's for sure.

We have some wonderful events planned for you in April. Please visit our Calendar of Events and mark the ones you don't want to miss. Then we encourage you to check our website often so you don't miss any new events we may have posted since the last time you looked.

Let us know if you'd like to start a book club and meet at Books & Co. It's a convenient location and there are lots of places to eat in our neighborhood if you want to go there before or after your meeting. You can always top it off by stopping in our Yogurt Mountain and treating yourself to a luscious frozen yogurt!

Here are the authors we currently have scheduled to meet you in May:
Tuesday, May 12; 7 pm TRUDY KRISHER, author, AN AFFECTIONATE FAREWELL
Wed., May 13; 7 pm MOLLY CAMPBELL, author, KEEP THE ENDS LOOSE
Tuesday, May 19; 7 pm DEMETRIUS MINOR, author, PRESERVATION AND PURPOSE
Friday, May 22; 7 pm ANDREW KNAPP , author, FIND MOMO
Friday, May 29; 7 pm CRAIG JOHNSON, author DRY BONES

We've just confirmed an event for Monday June 8 at 7 pm with DAVID MUCULLOUGH, author of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS. We're expecting a large crowd for his talk, so we'll be having the event at the auditorium in Kettering Middle School at 3000 Glengarry Drive, just down the street from The Greene. We will start selling tickets to the event on May 5 at books&co. You just need to come purchase a voucher for the book and we'll give you a ticket to the event. You will then receive your autographed copy of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS at the event on June 8.

Thank you for being our customers,

Sharon

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations