An Unlikely Newsletter
January 24, 2017
One of the brightest moments in the book world is the announcement of the American Library Association's youth media award winners, including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz awards. Check out the entire list of winners on the ALA website. We have many of the titles in stock or on order; give us a call if you'd like us to hold one aside for you.

We were happy to learn that Kara LaReau, who will visit us Sunday, February 5th at 2pm, won a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) for her beginning reader book,
The Infamous Ratsos. Come congratulate her in person before watching the big game!
In This Newsletter
Sunday, February 5th at 2pm
Kara LaReau, fabulously hilarious author of The Infamous Ratsos, and illustrator Jen Hill, will introduce the first book in their new middle-grade series, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina, featuring the blandest sisters who ever embarked on a rollicking, swashbuckling, and entirely unintentional adventure. Register for this free event here. 

Wednesday, February 8th at 6pm
Novelist Amy Ephron visits An Unlikely Story to share her brilliant debut fantasy novel for middle graders, The Castle in the Mist. With a castle trapped in a bubble, sealed away from time, accessible only via a hidden lock, and only by those deemed worthy, this story has traces of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Phantom Tollbooth, A Wrinkle in Time, and Bridge to Terabithia. Are you hooked yet?  Register for this free event here. 

Tony DiTerlizzi 
Thursday, February 9th at 6pm
This is an event you will definitely not want to miss! New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi will visit An Unlikely Story and be interviewed by Jeff Kinney. Tony and Jeff will talk about their books and their crazy imaginations, followed by a Q & A and book signing.  Registration for this event will begin Thursday, January 26th at 6pm. 
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Lynda recommends: 
Do you remember a book you read once and then reread later at a different time of your life?  Is the message the same?  In this novel, The Book Club meets at the Athenaeum in Providence, RI and this year's theme is "The Book That Matters Most". Ava, one of the newest members, is a bit intimidated by others members choices: Pride and Prejudice , Slaughterhouse Five, Anna Karenina ...  Ava's husband has left her for another woman and their daughter Maggie dropped out of college, moved to Paris and has fallen into the dark world of drug addiction.  As the year progresses, beloved books are read and discussed and the delicate balance of  personal and family relationships are explored on the pages and in real time. 

Ari recommends:
How to Get Run Over by a Truck
Using the power of crowdfunding, Katie is finally able to share her story with the world. At 24 years old, Katie was run over by a truck and lived to tell the tale. Katie makes great use of humor and honesty to frame her emotional recovery memoir.

Miranda recommends:
by Stephanie Garber

Stephanie Garber creates a complex and intriguing world that will draw you in with the perfect mixture of magic and madness. Just like the main character Scarlett, who journeys into the titular Caraval to find her sister, every time you think you know what's going on, it's completely flipped around to the point where you don't know whom to trust, whom to fall for, and what's even real. The best advice? Just remember: it's all a game.

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Valentine Gifts
Valentine's Day gifts are so bright and cheery! Come in and grab a card, a box of Valentines for the kids, and a unique gift for your sweetheart: heart-shaped wooden spoons, Love Bombs (ask in the store), light-up whirligigs or a hot pink night-light.
New in Hardcover NewReleases
Her Every Fear
The Fire by Night
The Fifth Petal
In the Great Green Room
The Little Book of Hygge
Her Every Fear
Peter Swanson
Teresa Messineo
Brunonia Barry
In the Great Green Room
Amy Gary
The Little Book of Hygge
Meik Wiking
New in Paperback
Everybody_s Fool
The Widow
Rise of the Rocket Girls
First Women
Dawn Tripp
Richard Russo
Fiona Barton
Nathalia Holt
Kate Andersen Brower
New in Childrens
Seeking a Bunny
Story Thieves_ Secret Origins
Carve the Mark
Angela DiTerlizzi
Allie Smith (illus.)

James Riley
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Veronica Roth

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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