THIS WEEK IN NOVEMBER

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    WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
    by Delia Owens With her background as a wildlife scientist and skills as a writer, Owens is able to mentally and emotionally transport us to the marshes of the North Carolina coast where we meet Kya, first as a young girl abandoned by her mother and siblings, and eventually by her father. She learns to survive and, in her own way, thrive in the often harsh but inviting natural world away from civilization. When two young men enter into her self-imposed isolated environment, she wonders if she can trust human connections. And if she does, where will it lead?
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    THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN
    by Lisa See Set on the Korean Island of Jeju, we entered into the world of families often headed by women who support their families through the daring and dangerous work of unaided sea diving. With just face masks, fins, nets, weights, a cutting tool and confidence in their own lung capacity and swimming skills, these women, known as Haenyeo, harvest sea creatures to feed their families and provide a livelihood for them. Set into this world are two girls from very different backgrounds working at the all-female diving collective. We follow their friendship and challenges over the decades and learn about the Korean culture of that era… spanning from the Japanese colonialism of 1930s and 1940s, World War II, and the Korean War to modern day.
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    BRAVING THE WILDERNESS
    by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW Dr. Brown asserts that we long for “belonging,” and she explains what that means. We all want to belong to something larger than ourselves. It appears to be a primal instinct, one that pushes us to fit in and seek approval. But is that really what is good for us? She makes the case that true belonging only happens “when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world; our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” We are not called to change who we are in order to belong, but to bring our true self to the larger group and thereby enhance it by our diversity and unique contribution.
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    LESSONS FROM LUCY: The Simple Joys of an Old Happy Dog
    by Dave Barry You may think you’ll laugh a lot when you read this book, and you will, because Dave is a much-loved humorist and humor inhabits his work, but this book offers much more than copious chuckles. In his effort to discover what causes outrageous and indefatigable joy in his dog Lucy, he simultaneously observes what causes joy in people. It is that message of cultivating joy, even in difficult times, that he shares with the reader.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

This year the recipient of our Annual Holiday Book & Toy Collection will be the YWCA. Your donations will be given to the children who are being temporarily sheltered there with their mothers. We encourage you to make a donation the next time you come to books&co. We have an assortment of books and toys at the registers to make it convenient for you. However, you can choose from that assortment or any other book or toy in our store. The collection runs until December 16. You can be sure your gift will make a happy difference in each child's holiday experience.


The Winners and Runners-Up of the 2019 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE have been announced:
FICTION WINNER: WHAT WE OWE by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde
FICTION RUNNER-UP: THE OVERSTORY by Richard Powers

NONFICTION WINNER: RISING OUT OF HATRED by Eli Saslow
NONFICTION RUNNER-UP: TIGERLAND by Wil Haygood


The 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Award Distinguished Achievement Award Winner is N. Scott Momaday. His work interweaves the issues facing Native American people and concern over our ability to live in harmony with nature.

We have these books on display in the center aisle on the first floor. Many of them are autographed, so they will make a special holiday gift.

On that subject, we encourage you to browse our Autograph Book Section. There are books there on a wide range of topics. Autographed books always make ideal gifts.

When you visit books&co you will likely notice we are reorganizing some parts of our store. You will find that a few of them have enlarged quite a bit and new ones have been added. You will notice our Pop Culture section continues to grow. We get new and replenished Funko Pops every week, so it is worth stopping in regularly and adding favorites to your collections. Our Harry Potter Section has grown considerably also. Come check it out.

We've commingled nearly-new copies of some books alongside brand new editions on our shelves. You might want to browse them for additional savings.


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:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15; 7 PM
JESS MONTGOMERY
will introduce her new novel, THE HOLLOWS, Book 2 in her Kinship Mystery Series. Jess Montgomery is the pen name of Sharon Short, the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8; 3 PM
PHIL STAMPER
will introduce his new young adult novel, THE GRAVITY OF US.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25; 7 PM
Author DAVID SLAVIN and illustrator ADAM J. B. LANE will introduce their new children's book ODD GODS: THE ODDYSSEY,


We hope you can attend these events. If not, we welcome you to come in after the events and get autographed books.


Thank you for being our customers.


Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Manager, Public Relations