An Unlikely Newsletter
May 24, 2017
Jane Green's Lemon Almond Cake Tart
Our events calendar is looking a lot more grown up lately! We've added events featuring fabulous authors in June and July, including a luncheon with Jane Green, readings with mystery authors Linda Greenlaw, Hallie Ephron and Joseph Finder, and Fiona Barton from the UK.
We invite you to meet these talented authors and support our roster of events for adults.
In This Newsletter
Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00pm
Local author and Stonehill College sociology professor Corey Dolgon will discuss his new book, Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy in the Café. Grab a beer or glass of wine and join in what's sure to be a lively conversation. Corey will sign books following the discussion. Register now for this free event.

Jane Green
We're trying something new and we hope you will join us! New York Times bestselling author Jane Green will visit to discuss and sign her new novel, The Sunshine Sisters. It's the story of a mother who calls her estranged daughters home to repair their family. To make this event even more special, we will enjoy lunch together using recipes from Jane's cookbook, Good Taste, including farm fresh salad, Crustless Spinach-Gruyere Tart, Chicken Curry, and Lemon Almond Cake Tart for dessert (see photo in intro!). Tickets include lunch and a copy of The Sunshine Sisters. Purchase your tickets here!

J. D. Netto
Meet up-and-coming young author J. D. Netto in the fun, relaxed atmosphere of the Unlikely Café to celebrate the release of his new fantasy novel, The Whispers of the Fallen: Descent, the fourth book in his high fantasy, action-packed series. Enjoy his reading and a snack; we will have all four books in the series available for purchase at the event.

Linda Greenlaw
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 here for this free event!
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On the Second Story OldSchool
After School Yoga
Various dates - click here for registration!
Diane will teach kids a bit more about yoga through stories, poses and peaceful pebbles.
Parent & Child Yoga - Saturday, June 3rd at 10am
This will be a fun bonding experience for parents and children and will encourage movement, positive energy and restorative practices. This class is recommended for parents and children ages 1-3. Diane will have some extra yoga mats but if children are able to bring in their own, it would be much appreciated. To register, and for more information, click here.

Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00am
Vintage books are lovely and their pages hold a treasure trove of artistic possibility. Join us for a morning of creative fun as we paint original watercolors onto vintage book pages. We will go through the process of preparing our pages with gesso, brainstorming, sketching, and finally painting. All materials are included.  To register, and for more information, click here.

Thursday, June 8th at 4:00pm
Come and explore the world of undersea creatures! The ocean offers tons of colorful, freaky characters to draw. From octopi to sharks to seahorses, we will cover them all, showing how basic shapes can be turned into many different creatures! We will also go over organic shapes and how those shapes correlate to undersea plants such as coral, seaweed, etc... Materials and take home worksheets included. To register, and for more information, click here.
In the Café Cafe
We have some delicious specials in the Café, with fresh asparagus courtesy of Farmer Sam of Crystal Springs Farm in Plainville:

* Spinach & Pea Shoot Salad with feta cheese, cucumbers, bacon and choice of dressing

* Roasted Asparagus & Pea Shoot Side Salad
with Parmesan cheese, drizzled with a lemon vinaigrette
* Asparagus Grilled Cheese with cheddar cheese and tomato
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Miranda recommends:
The Radium Girls
The Radium Girls
by Kate Moore

In the early 1900s, hundreds of young girls were recruited for the glamorous job of painting watch dials with radium. Not knowing the dangers of the poison they worked with, the girls would regularly put their radium soaked brushes into their mouths to point the tip of their brushes and went home literally glowing from the effects of their workplace. Years later, the glamour and excitement faded as one by one these young girls slowly became sick and began to die. Imagine the feeling of betrayal and rage each women felt when her former employers refused to help or even admit their guilt. The story of The Radium Girls shows the strength and resistance of a group of women whose lives were taken from them before they even truly had the chance to begin, and their fight for justice against a business that had essentially committed murder.

Kym recommends:
The Baker_s Secret
by Stephen P. Kiernan
I absolutely loved this gem of a novel about a young baker named Emmaline who lives in a small town on the Normandy coast of France. It's 1944, and they are living with the Nazi occupation. Emma is tasked with baking baguettes for the invaders and stealthily stretches her rations of flour to bake extra loaves. She builds a network of barter and trade, and keeps hope alive for her village. She is such a sympathetic character, subversive without making waves.

Caitlin recommends:
Ramona Blue
Ramona Blue
by Julie Murphy

After Hurricane Katrina upended her life as a child, Ramona (and her family) have struggled to make ends meet. But new challenges face her as she starts her senior year of high school, when an old friend shows up and throws Ramona's life into a tailspin. A charming coming-of-age story and a great summer read!
Ages 13+

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
Make Your Own Crazy Aaron_s Putty
We're kicking off our Unplugged Family Fun series with a Crazy Aaron's Make Your Own Mini-Tin Putty Workshop. Mix up your favorite colors then add some shimmer, shine, and glow effect. When the mixing is done, the fun's just begun! Play with your new colors by day, and enjoy their awesome green glow by night. You can even use colored pencils to decorate your tins to match. Each ticket includes all materials for one tin of Mini-Putty. Purchase additional mini-tins at the event. Register now for this fun family event!
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Happy Reading!
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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