An Unlikely Newsletter
August 24, 2017
With summer winding down and getting the kids ready for school, it can be a bittersweet time of year. Can't we have just one more month of beach reads? An Unlikely Story has just what you need: incredible new Fall releases and a red hot event season! Bookstores are some of the best places to go to escape the world, relax in a comfy chair, and connect with a good friend. We'd like to know how to make us even more your bookstore. What would you like see on our shelves, in our Café, on our event calendar, in the gift section, or...? We want to hear from you!
In This Newsletter
Saturday, August 26th at 2pm
We've long wished to welcome author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen to An Unlikely Story, and we are thrilled to welcome him this summer! Chris will introduce his new picture book, Hattie and Hudson, a charming tale about a little girl and her colossal friend that teaches a monster-size lesson about prejudging others. Tickets are $5 and can be used as a coupon towards Hattie and Hudson or any of Chris' books. Get your tickets now!

Roseann Stoia
Roseann Sdoia, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, will come to An Unlikely Story to talk about how being in the wrong place at the worst time can lead to unexpectedly beautiful things, how traumas in our lives can lead to the most life-affirming moments, the biggest adventures, and the most important relationships. Her new book, Perfect Strangers is about recovery, about choosing joy and human connection over anger and resentment, and most of all, it's about an unlikely but enduring friendship that grew out of the tragedy of Boston's worst day. Register now for this free event!  

Mike Lupica
Thursday, September 14th at 7pm
Mike Lupica, "the greatest sports writer for middle school readers" will visit An Unlikely Story to introduce his new book, Lone Stars, an uplifting story about role models, football, and tackling fear set in the heart of Friday Night Lights country. Register now for this free event!

On the Second Story OldSchool
Friday, August 25th at 6:30pm
Join us for an event of fun and feuding hosted by Patrick Kinney: An Unlikely Story's first ever Hatfield vs. McCoy event! The game is based on the popular television game show Family Feud. We will select teams of four to compete in answering "survey says" questions! Grab your friends and family, and join us for a night of laughter, fun, and good-natured rivalry! Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.  Register here for this free event!
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Lynda recommends:
Death on Nantucket
Death on Nantucket
by Francine Mathews

Grab your beach chair and towel, sunscreen and sunglasses, and settle in for a summer vacation beach read! Nantucket hasn't witnessed a murder in decades. But in the realm of the imagination where Francine Mathews and Merry Folger meet, it could...

Kym recommends:
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo  
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Monique Grant is unexpectedly asked to write an article about Hollywood film legend Evelyn Hugo, and the donation of her gowns for cancer research. However, it's not an article Evelyn wants her to write, it's her biography detailing her seven marriages, and which, if any, of her husbands was the love of her life, and is a very different story from the one known to the public. It is heartbreaking at times, and so real that it's hard to remember that Evelyn was not actually a real film goddess. 
Colleen recommends:
everyone_s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too
This felt to me like a big-kid picture book. It's ridiculous, adorable, and a little dark. It's impossible not to fall in love with Jomny and the world he's created. Anyone looking for a laugh, please read! It's one of the funniest books I've ever read.

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In Our Community Community
Saturday, August 26th from 9am - 9pm
826 Boston is a youth writing center dedicated to serving students in Boston. To celebrate 826 Day, the center has teamed up with independent bookstores to promote student writing. At An Unlikely Story, we are selling five of their favorite student-authored books. You can share what you love about 826 Boston by using the hashtag #Why826 to tell us your story.
New in Hardcover NewReleases
Young Jane Young
Y is for Yesterday
The Heart_s Invisible Furies
The Saboteur
Wild Things
Young Jane Young
Gabrielle Zevin
Sue Grafton
John Boyne
The Saboteur
Andrew Gross
Wild Things
Bruce Handy
New in Paperback
If the Creek Don_t Rise
Karolina_s Twins
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Scrappy Little Nobody
Leah Weiss
Ronald H. Balson
Amy Schumer
Anna Kendrick
Mark K. Shriver
New in Childrens
The Mermaid
Creepy Pair of Underwear
Pablo and Birdy
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Jan Brett
Aaron Reynolds
Peter Brown (illus.)
Alison McGhee
Dusti Bowling

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Happy Reading!
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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