THIS WEEK IN OCTOBER

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    THE GREAT ALONE
    by Kristin Hannah In The Great Alone, Hannah introduces us to a volatile man who can’t keep a job because of his erratic behavior. In a spur of the moment decision, and with absolutely no preparation, he takes his wife and 13-year old daughter to live off the grid in a remote part of Alaska. They are totally unprepared for the challenges and isolation that follow that decision. At first, they welcome their independence but when winter and the 18-hour darkness descends, they realize that dangers lurk all around them, both inside and outside their dwelling. It is a story about the awesome beauty of the Alaska landscape , the impact of love and loss, the instinct for survival, and the inherent wildness that resides in both man and nature.
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    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER
    by Isabel Allende By strange circumstances three very different people get enmeshed in a complicated series of events. When the borrowed car Evelyn, an undocumented immigrant, is driving gets rear-ended by a lonely university professor, all commotion breaks out. She appears at his house later that night and discloses what she found in the truck of the car when she got home. And it wasn’t groceries! What it was was all sorts of trouble for everyone. You’ll see love in bloom, compassion, and perhaps mixed-up justice as the three people grapple with a situation none of them expected.
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    THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY
    by Michio Kaku It is subtitled Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth. If you want to really stretch your mind and look far into the future to see where humanity will be, this book is for you. World-renowned physicist and futurist, Dr. Kaku will astound you with the research that is going on today as scientists look beyond our galaxy and visualize humanity’s place within it in the generations and decades ahead……on Earth and beyond.
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    NEED TO KNOW
    by Karen Cleveland Picture a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst who is convinced she has discovered a Russian sleeper cell on American soil. Ordinarily she would immediately alert her superiors and arrests would be made. But this time, she hesitates. Yes, she is sworn to defend her country against all enemies foreign and domestic. But she now realizes that if she releases the information she has discovered, her immediate family will be in immense jeopardy. This espionage thriller ranks among the best!
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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 NOVEMBER 17; 2 PM
HELEN KLEIN ROSS
will introduce hew newest novel, THE LATECOMERS.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29; 5 PM (Line numbers beginning at 4 pm)
JAN BRETT
will introduce her newest picture book, THE SNOWY NAP.


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