Monday, June 11, 2012

Double Event Week!

We are particularly excited this week to host TWO authors in our store! They're coming on the same day (June 14th) but offer very different reading experiences.

Our first author is Natasha Wing, who has written a delightful series of children's books called the "Night Before" series. This Thursday, she'll be in our store at 3pm to read The Night Before Father's Day. It's the night before Father's Day, and Mom and the kids have a plan to surprise Dad with a special gift. When Dad goes for a bike ride, everyone gets to work. Dad wakes up the next day to find his garage newly organized and his car sparkly clean. So, of course, he celebrates by taking everyone for a spin! Kids of all ages are invited to share in this wonderful story and make a Father's Day gift for Dad!

After Natasha, we'll be welcoming Tom Piccirilli to our store! At 6:30pm he'll be in to talk about his latest novel, The Last Kind Words. Read the review below for more information!
"Stories about dysfunctional families are boring.  Stories about dysfunctional crime families are not.  Terrier Rand, the protagonist of Tom Piccirilli's caustic thriller THE LAST KIND WORDS, comes from a family of professional thieves named after (and bearing the tattoos of) dogs.  Terry's father, Pinscher, is the alpha male in this kennel, but his brothers Malamute and Greyhound, have their talents, and even Grandpa Shep, who is gaga, can still lift a wallet.  But the one who drags Terry away from his honest work on a ranch is his older brother, Collie, due to be executed in two weeks for murdering eight people.  Collie won't explain why he disgraced the family by going psycho, but he insists that he had nothing to do with one of these deaths and talks Terry into hunting down the actual killer.  Sure, the plot sounds ridiculous–but the characters have strong voices and bristle with funny quirks.  (Pinscher collects porcelain figurines).  There's even a high-minded social message at the end when Terry identifies the murderer and refrains from branding him a serial killer.  "There was a world of mad dogs like him, husbands and boyfriends who couldn't contain their rage, whose hands had learned to batter and strangle."–Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review 6/17/12

Be sure to join us THIS Thursday at 3pm and 6:30pm for these two very different and very fun events!

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