An Unlikely Newsletter
June 21, 2017
Happy Summer Solstice! Need a vacation read? A hilarious page-turner? A Shakespearean murder? We've selected the best books to make it easy to pick up the perfect beach read. Check out our Summer recommendation table and get reading!
In This Newsletter
Saturday, June 24th at 11:00am
Michael Holley, the New York Times best-selling author of Patriot Reign, War Room, and Belichick and Brady will be here to discuss and sign Papi, the entertaining, unfiltered new memoir he co-wrote with superstar slugger David Ortiz. (If anyone knows Big Papi, can you please bring him along?)  Register now for this free event.

Patricia Smith
Join us in the Unlikely Café for an evening with author Patricia Smith when she will talk about and sign her compulsively readable novel, The Year of Needy Girls! Grab a glass of wine or cup of tea and enjoy a thought-provoking book discussion. Register now for this free event.

Summer Reading Road Trip
Sunday, July 2nd from 12-2pm
The Scholastic Summer Reading RV is coming to the Unlikely Car Park in Plainville! Blast off into Summer with an afternoon of fun and games featuring crafts and activities, book-related give-aways, visits from Clifford and Geronimo Stilton, and author signings with Ruth Horowitz, Tod Olson, and Peter Reynolds.

Hannah McKinnon 
Saturday, July 8th at 7pm
Hannah McKinnon is one of An Unlikely Story's bestselling authors and a staff favorite! She will join us to discuss and sign her new book, The Summer House, which Lynda, one of our book group leaders, already read and loved. Bring your friends and get ready for a Summer evening you won't want to miss! Register here for this free event! 
On the Second Story OldSchool
Thursdays at 9:30am beginning June 22nd
Start the day off right with Kripalu Yoga, the yoga of compassion, designed to develop a greater sense of non-judgmental self-awareness. The heart of the class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen, and balance your body. Each class ends with deep relaxation and meditation. All levels are welcome. To register, and for more information, click here.

Wednesday, July 12th from 9:30am-Noon
Explore the world of textiles while playing with felt! We will be making super fun, felt wall pennants. Using scissors, felt, and glue, kids will create bright, tactile works of art. Tassel making is also on the agenda! All materials included. This class is recommended for ages 5-12. To register, and for more information, click here.
Thursdays, July 13th, 20th & 27th, 6:30-8pm
A 3-week workshop of personal essays and memoir development with author Nicole DeRosa Cannella. Through creative exercises and conversation, this class will carry participants through the process of writing letters to themselves in various stages of life in the students' choice of narrative. The course will emphasize structure, truth, and texture through topic and word choice, and allow for a finished product for posterity upon class completion. It's a time to get creative and reflect in a safe and supportive environment. This class is recommended for women ages 25+. To register, and for more information, click here.
In the CaféCafe
Thursday, June 29th from 6-8pm
Art Journaling is a unique form of creativity, one that combines the written and visual languages. In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the art journaling process and create our own journals using vintage novels or children's books.  All books and materials are included, and students will leave with a journal. This class is recommended for ages 18+.   Register here!
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Colleen recommends:
Girl on the Leeside
Girl on the Leeside
by Kathleen Anne Kenney

Siobhan has always felt content living with her Uncle Kee and the quiet haven they have created in their home in Ireland. However, when a handsome American professor comes to visit, Siobhan starts to crave more from life. In Girl on the Leeside, Kenney introduce the question of what happens when you discover there might be more to life than what you've always known. Do you run away from it, or towards it?

Kym recommends:
Magpie Murders
by Anthony Horowitz
This mystery is a treat for fans of classic British crime fiction! Author Alan Conway has died, and Susan, his editor, is given his final manuscript featuring his famous detective, Atticus Pund. The more she reads, the more she thinks there is more to the mystery than what's written in the pages. A clever puzzle-within-a-puzzle, you won't be able to put it down until the final page (and finding the hidden gems is half the fun)! 

Glynnis recommends:
The Year of Needy Girls
The Year of Needy Girls
by Patricia A. Smith

After the brutal murder of a young boy, the small town of Bradley, MA gets swept up in a modern day witch hunt. Two women, trying to make their relationship work, find their lives suddenly under scrutiny after they both get caught up in scandal.

More staff picks  »
Cards & Gifts Gifts
Design your own book necklace with all the write stuff! You'll get everything you need to create two necklaces (one for yourself and one for your bestie!), or pair up with a buddy and make one each. Kids design and decorate the covers using pencils, pens or markers, then stitch the books together with blank pages inside. Recommended for ages 8+. Click here for tickets!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Force
Kiss Carlo
The Identicals
The Silent Corner
Into the Gray Zone
The Force
Don Winslow
Adriana Trigiani
Elin Hilderbrand
The Silent Corner
Dean Koontz
Into the Gray Zone
Adrian Owen
New in Paperback
News of the World
Swimming Home
The House at the Edge of Night
The Course of Love
Paulette Jiles
Mary-Rose MacColl
Catherine Banner
Alain De Botton
Abby Wambach
New in Childrens
I_m Smart_
Blue Sky White Stars
The World_s Greatest Chocolate-Covered Pork Chops
Descendants 2_ Mal_s Spellbook II
Kate McMullan
McMullan (illus.)
Sarvinder Naberhaus
Kadir Nelson (illus.)
Ryan K. Sager
Disney Press

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Happy Reading!
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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