THIS WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

  1. Sunday Sep 17 MIKE LUPICA VISITS WITH NEW KIDS BOOKS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; 2 PM (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for LONE STARS to get an autograph line number. The author will sign any new books you purchase at the event and one book...
  2. Tuesday Sep 19 RICHARD PAUL EVANS DEBUTS THE CONCLUSION TO HIS MICHAEL VEY SERIES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7 PM (Line numbers at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Final Spark to get an autograph line number.) RICHARD PAUL EVANS will present Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark, which is the electrifying...
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HOT BOOKS

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    THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR
    by David McCullough

    In this tiny, accessible book, David McCullough, America’s most honored historian, shares some of his most important speeches that shed light on the principles and characteristics that are uniquely American. You can’t help but be impressed with the American story as you see it portrayed by this masterful writer. It is a book for all Americans, no matter what political persuasion they profess.
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    COACH WOODEN AND ME: OUR 50-YEAR FRIENDSHIP ON AND OFF THE COURT
    by Kareem Abdul-Jabar

    This memoir is a colorful, inspiring and poignant telling of the unique friendship between Kareem and his esteemed UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden. Initially it was built on respect and shared goals but through the years the relationship grew more like that of a father and son as they shared their spiritual lives, their cultural lives and their family values. From his early years as Lew Alcindor to his conversion to the Islam faith when he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they were there for each other through the many decades, sharing the joys and hardships of each other’s lives. It’s a powerful testament to their respect, devotion, and love for each other, with basketball as the shared impetus.
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    THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE
    by Lisa See

    The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan again sets her story in China. It is 1995 and the story begins in a remote tea-farming mountain village. We meet young Li-yan who is pregnant and unwed. Custom demands that she abandon her infant girl at an orphanage. The baby, Haley, is then adopted by a loving American family and moves to California where she lives a privileged and happy life. But Li-yan never gets over the separation and she longs for the day they will be united. It’s a powerful story of the enduring bond between mothers and daughters, and a look into Chinese culture.
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    THE FROZEN HOURS: A NOVEL OF THE KOREAN WAR
    by Jeff Shaara

    . This book brilliantly sets the stage for understanding and “experiencing” the Korean conflict. It began in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea with the goal to unite the country under one Communist rule. The US and the UN responded by bolstering South Korean forces to drive the invaders back to North Korea. However China then entered to support North Korea, and hence the groundwork was set for an enhanced military conflict that resulted in the death of 36,000 American forces. Shaara takes the reader deep into what became known as America’s “Forgotten War,” depicting that military engagement that ended with an armistice in 1953.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

A BIG Thank You to all of you who so generously donated new books in our Summer Book Drive for Project READ. Hundreds of books were gathered and will be put in the hands of eager readers. Laura Mlazovsky, Executive Director of Project READ, sent a heart-filled thank you letter telling us how thrilled they were to "receive so many beautiful brand new books." It's a real treat for anyone, but especially some of their clients who have never had the opportunity to own a "brand new book." Thank you for making that possible.

Calling all humor or human interest writers! Here's a rare opportunity....What writer wouldn't want to spend two all-expense paid, blissful weeks at a hotel in Dayton, Ohio? Yes, a hotel. Room service. An omelet bar. The sun rising over the Great Miami River. It's the ultimate gift for any writer --the luxury of time to write...and on the "Dayton Riviera," no less. That's the premise behind "A Hotel Room of One's Own: The Erma Bombeck / Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program." Applications due October 6. More info: Https://humorist-in-residence.com. Check it out!

A reminder for the young ones! We have a festive STORYTIME every Saturday at 2 pm with our very own Miss Mary reading stories, singing songs and helping the children with crafts. It's always a fun time.

We always have interesting programs on our schedule. Here are the next few:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; 2 PM (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm)
MIKE LUPICA
introduces LONE STARS, the newest book in his popular sport-themed novels for children. This one centers on football and the relationship between the players and coach..

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19; 7 PM (Line numbers beginning at 6 pm)
RICHARD PAUL EVANS
introduces book #7, THE FINAL SPARK, the concluding book in his exciting Michael Vey series.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28; 7 PM
ROBERT OLMSTEAD
introduces SAVAGE COUNTRY, a novel set on the western plains during the great buffalo hunts of the nineteenth century.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3; 7 PM
SOMAN CHAINANI
introduces the next book in his popular children's series,THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL #4:QUESTS FOR GLORY


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10; 7 PM
TOM WATSON
introduces 2 fun new books for children: STICK DOG CRAVES CANDY and STICK CAT: TWO CATCH A THIEF

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11; 7 PM
NASA ASTRONAUT TERRY VIRTS
brings us his stunning photo-filled book of his space adventures, VIEW FROM ABOVE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM
JEFF ALT
will discuss his book, A WALK FOR SUNSHINE, his memoir of walking The Appalachian Trail.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1; 7 PM
Bestselling author STUART WOODS will introduce QUICK & DIRTY, his newest thriller.


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Thank you for being our customers.


Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations