An Unlikely Newsletter
June 9, 2017
It's June; that means it's all about Dads & Grads! We promise to make your shopping as easy as can be with cards, unique and funky gifts, lots of book recommendations, and a new event with New England sports chronicler Michael Holley that is the perfect gift for your sports fan.
In This Newsletter
Saturday, June 10th at 3:00pm
We are so excited to welcome author Linda Greenlaw to introduce Shiver Hitch, her fantastic mystery set in the fishing village of Green Haven, Maine, featuring returning sleuth Jane Bunker. As Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm says, "Greenlaw proves that she's as skillful a mystery writer as she is a fishing boat captain - and that's saying a lot. A fantastic read!" Register now for this free event.

Hallie Ephron _ Joseph Finder
It's a double-barrelled Unlikely Mystery Event featuring two bestselling mystery authors, Hallie Ephron and Joseph Finder! Joe will introduce his exhilarating new thriller, The Switch. Hallie will introduce her new creepy, twisty mystery, You'll Never Know, Dear. This is an event any mystery or thriller lover won't want to miss! Register now for this free event.

Michael Holley
Saturday, June 24th at 11am
If you're still trying to find that perfect Father's Day gift, look no further. Treat Dad to an event suitable for any true sports fan on Saturday, June 24th at 11am. Media host and bestselling author Michael Holley will discuss and sign Papi, the entertaining, unfiltered new memoir he co-wrote with superstar slugger David Ortiz in an event hosted by Jeff Kinney. Tickets include admission for two and a copy of Papi, personalized and signed by Michael Holley. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 10th at 11am!

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Saturday, June 10th at 6pm
Wine plays in integral part in the Game of Thrones books and television series. Discover what those wines could taste like at this creative wine tasting event led by local wine expert Kim Simone. Registered guests have a chance to win a specialty Game of Thrones themed wine glass! To register, and for more information, click here.

Tuesday, June 13th from 4:00-5:30pm
Delve into the world of puppet-making with these simple, charming rod puppets. Students will choose a subject and pose for their animals, pick a color palette and learn about breaking down animals or objects into simple shapes. We may even have time for a puppet show!  All materials included. To register, and for more information, click here.
Wednesday, June 14 from 4:00-5:30
Connect with Nature with an afternoon of crafting! We will use Y-shaped branches to create our own branch weavings, or "magic wands." To personalize your wand, bring your own special stick, flowers, or leaves from around your house; this will increase your wand's power! All materials will be provided. To register, and for more information, click here.
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Kym recommends:
Do Not Become Alarmed
Do Not Become Alarmed
by Maile Meloy

All parents have had those moments when something happens and you think "This is it: the moment my life changes." This is the story of two families that face the unimaginable: they lose their children in a foreign country. The tale alternates between characters, with each fully realized and fully drawn. Maile Meloy explores what happens to each family: the relationship between the wives, who are cousins and have been close since childhood, and between the missing children. The writing is incredible and the story is unputdownable. A satisfying read that makes you wonder how you would react in the same situation.

Glynnis recommends:
You Don_t Have to Say You Love Me
Sherman Alexie's heartbreaking memoir about his complicated relationship with his mother had me in tears it was so beautiful. I could not put it down. 
(Available June 13th) 

Colleen recommends:
Once and for All
Once and for All
by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen has written another classic to add to the shelves We follow Louna the summer before going to college as she works for her mother's famous wedding planning business. The irony is, Louna has had a difficult time believing in true love after a tragic loss. It isn't until a bet is placed with her annoying coworker that she starts to put herself back out there and lose some of her cynicism. Through heartbreak and laughter, Dessen has added another beloved character to her beloved universe.
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Cards & Gifts Gifts
Dads & Grads - cards & gifts!
Look for a wide array of gifts for dads, granddads, and dads-to-be on our center table: key rings, tools, gadgets, gift books, water bottles, and more! You'll find fun (and a few practical) gifts for Grads on the benches tucked underneath. Choose from an assortment of cards for Dads, Grads and Teachers, too, in our card section!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Magpie Murders
The Sunshine Sisters
Camino Island
Al Franken_ Giant of the Senate
The Magpie Murders
Anthony Horowitz
Jane Green
John Grisham
Scott Turow
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Al Franken
New in Paperback
The Summer House
Before the Fall
The Alice Network
The Wangs vs. the World
Louise Erdrich
Hannah McKinnon
Noah Hawley
Kate Quinn
Jade Chang
New in Childrens
Little Excavator
One Shadow on the Wall
When Dimple Met Rishi
Anna Dewdney
Patricia MacLachlan
Marc Boutavant (illus.)
Leah Henderson
Sandhya Menon

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Happy Reading!
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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