An Unlikely Newsletter
September 20, 2016
Our event season has started with a bang!  If you were unable to attend our previous events, we have signed copies in stock.  Scoop them up while they last! Our incredible line-up of authors will continue right through the fall.  In this newsletter there are links to register for Rick Riordan and Ann Patchett along with many others. Check out our full fall line-up on our event schedule to find the perfect event for you. We hope to see you soon!
In This Newsletter
Mark Binder Storytime
Local author, storyteller, and all around nice guy Mark Binder will join us for an afternoon of joyous fun as he shares stories from his audiobook, Transmit Joy! Mark will entertain us with great stories well told for listeners and readers of all ages. We have copies of Mark's CD for sale in the store now.  Register now for this free event!

Tania Unsworth _ Adam Shaughnessy
Tania Unsworth & Adam Shaughnessy
Sunday, Sept ember 25th at 1pm
The #iLov eMG Tour comes to An Unlikely Story! Middle Grade authors Tania Unsworth and Adam Shaughne ssy pair up for an event that lovers of thrilling, page-turning adventures won't want to miss! Tania and Adam will read from their books, discuss why they love writing Middle Grade books, answer audience questions, and sign books. You can sign up HERE . As an added incentive to attend this event, we will be raffling off 2 tickets to our upcoming event on October 4 with RICK RIORDAN and signed copies of Tania's and Adam's Books.  You must be present to win.

Ann Patchett
We are so honored to welcome beloved, bestselling author and fellow independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett to An Unlikely Story. Ann will introduce and sign her new novel, Commonwealth, a sprawling family epic, loosely based on her own family. Register here for this event.

Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm
We've got an event of mythological proportions with Rick Riordan, celebrating the release of  The Hammer of Thor, the newest book in the  Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series. Tickets are $23.41 and include admission for two (2) and one (1) copy of Hammer of Thor; and go on sale today, Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00pm. This is a very special event with Rick; he will sign and personalize books and allow photos in the signing line. Seating capacity is limited to a maximum of 200, so make sure you sign up quickly! For this event we have added an overflow broadcast area for our wait-list attendees. Wait-list attendees will have the opportunity to view the presentation remotely and meet Rick in the signing line.

Patrick McDonnell
Wednesday, October 5th at 5pm
We are honored to welcome beloved and bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell to celebrate the release of his new picture book. Tek: The Modern Cave Boy is a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward... all the way to the time of prehistoric man! Patrick will read Tek, demonstrate his amazing drawing skills, and sign his books. This event requires advance registration for all guests, which is available here!

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Tuesday, October 11th at 3:30pm
Ready...set...VROOM! It's a monster of an storytime with author Anika Denise who will read her new picture book, Monster Trucks! Following the storytime, get ready for a fun craft and snack. Register your child for this free event here!
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Alexa recommends:
by Ann Patchett

A wonderful insightful saga of the interconnection of two families. The descriptive and often unexpected twists and turns pulled me into their lives fully. I loved every minute of reading!

Lynda recommends:
A Great Reckoning
A Great Reckoning
by Louise Penny

Welcome back to Three Pines, a small village in Quebec that appears on no map, and is home to Armand Gamache, his wife, Reine-Marie, and an eclectic group of neighbors. Gamache, former Head of Homicide for the Surete du Quebec, has accepted the position of Commander at the Surete Academy, where the misappropriation of building funds is suspected and an unusually high percentage of the graduates entering the Surete are harsh and cruel, scheming and undermining. Shortly into the term, a professor is murdered and professors, cadets and even the Commander are all suspects. Back in Three Pines, an old orienteering map is discovered...the village and several random objects carefully depicted. Gamache entices four cadets from the Academy to decipher the map's clues and discover its secret. 

Michelle recommends:
The  One Man
The One Man
by Andrew Gross

A compelling WWII thriller that grips the reader from the moment she opens the front cover. Nathan Blum has escaped the ghettos of Poland where his family has been brutally murdered for being Jewish. He's now an intelligence officer in Washington. Dr. Mendl is a renowned physics professor with the secret for completing a bomb that could end the war, but is trapped in Aushwitz, where the Nazis have burned all his years of research. Blum volunteers to go back into the heart of hatred, to break into the notorious death camp and escape with Dr. Mendl. Will Blum make it in? Will they both make it out alive? This is a deeply emotional and engrossing story inspired by events in Gross's family history.

Leo recommends:
Full of Beans
by Jennifer L. Holm
A kid's-eye-view of the Depression set in Key West, Florida where likeable Beans Curry collects cans, plays marbles, and soon gets involved in a scheme with a rum runner in this prequel to Turtle in Paradise. Great characters, humor, and plenty of heart! (Ages 8-12)

More staff picks  »
Socks can do more than just keep your feet warm, they can also make you smile! We have a great selection of Blue Q socks for both men and women that are as whimsical as they are stylish. My personal favorite is "Cute but Psycho... But Cute".
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Wonder
A Truck Full of Money
In Such Good Company
Ann Patchett
Emma Donoghue
Harlan Coben
A Truck Full of Money
Tracy Kidder
In Such Good Company
Carol Burnett
New in Paperback
Fates and Furies
Be Frank With Me
Fear of Dying
The Perfect Girl
The Light of the World
Lauren Groff
Julie Claiborne Johnson
Erica Jong
Gilly MacMillan
Elizabeth Alexander
New in Childrens
Penguin Problems
This is Me
Three Crowns
Jory John
Lane Smith (illus.)
Jamie Lee Curtis
Laura Cornell (illus.)
Raina Telgemeier
Kendare Blake
Around the Community Around
will be Thursday Sept 29 6:00-8pm on the second floor of An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe at 111 South Street,   Plainville, MA. 
 We are looking for performers, 8th grade to adult. We need actors, puppeteers, and dancers. The sketches are quite short, funny and easy to memorize.  In this family friendly mix of haunted house and theatrical experience, patrons will be led on a tour through several spooky and hilarious scenes. There are seven rehearsals, and four show evenings. Thursday Oct 27, 6-8:30, Friday & Saturday Oct 28,29 6-9  With a matinee Sunday 2-5.  Come be part of the fun.  
 For more information send an email  to Dean Calusdian at

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Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Phone: (508) 699-0244
111 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762

Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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