An Unlikely Newsletter
January 5, 2017
Happy 2017! We are looking forward to another unlikely year here at An Unlikely Story. Our January Events Calendar features two events to inspire you - one for creativity and one for health and wellness.

In last week's edition of The Week Magazine, the editor's letter refers to a study by Yale which tracked 3,635 people over 12 years and found that book readers lived, on average, two years longer than non book readers: "the more time spent reading books, the better." According to the study, reading papers and magazines does not have the same effect. "The benefits of reading books," the study authors conclude, "include a longer life in which to read them." * In case you needed more incentive to include reading more books on your list of New Year's Resolutions!

In This Newsletter
Thursday, January 12th at 7pm
Many of us make New Year's resolutions to begin new habits that will help us to become healthier versions of ourselves. Patrick Kinney's wellness seminar will provide you with the basic tools to help you bring about lasting change and improved wellness. Topics will include, among others, the use of SMART goals, establishing dietary needs, and understanding the body's response to various types of exercise. Participants should leave the class feeling energized and well equipped to follow through on their resolutions, making 2017 a year of positive change!  Register for this free event here. 

Wednesday, January 18th at 6pm
Start the year right by finishing up your book! Stuart Horwitz, founder and principal of Book Architecture, will lead a presentation for writers at any stage of their process based on his new book, Finish Your Book in Three Drafts. Accomplished and aspiring writers alike will learn the secrets of how to reach the finish line through an engaging presentation including examples of the Book Architecture Method in action.  Register for this free event here.

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Storytime Storytime
Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30am
Join Ms. Marsha as we sing, dance, and move to the groove to the latest and greatest children's songs.  We will sing, dance, use props and have an instrument play.  This program is geared towards young children and their caregivers of all ages.  One lucky family will leave with the program CD.  This is a drop in program no need to register. For more information about Self-Help Inc and family programs click here.
Unlikely bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Alexa recommends: 
The Real Liddy James
The Real Liddy James
by Anne-Marie Casey

This novel is a thoughtful spin on rebooting life. Liddy James finds herself immersed in an over-extended lifestyle and finds her way to happiness.

Lisa recommends:
by Alice Hoffman

Two friends, an icy road and a tragic accident leave one friend, Helene, comatose and the other, Shelby, the driver, trying to live with the aftermath. Alice Hoffman has created an emotional read that will have you rooting for Shelby as she finds a way to forgive herself.

Kym recommends:
Everything You Want Me to Be
A small town in Minnesota is the small pond where Hattie, a talented actress and popular high school senior, is the big fish. She has grand plans to move to New York City to pursue her dreams of acting after graduation. Who she really is remains part of the greater mystery, along with who killed her in the old barn on the lake. Totally believable characters and a captivating mystery make this a thriller you won't want to miss!

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It's an Unlikely Post-Holiday Sale! We have a selection of holiday and assorted gift items such as games, mugs, owl candles, Stikbot Studio, colored pencils and pens, and much more. Come on in and check it out!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
Everything You Want Me to Be
Leopard at the Door
The Sleepwalker
Food Health and Happiness
Jennifer McVeigh
Emily Ruskovich
The Sleepwalker
Chris Bohjalian
Food, Health, and Happiness
Oprah WInfrey
New in Paperback
The Fireman
The Travelers
After the Crash
A Certain Age
Joe Hill
Bill Beverly
Chris Pavone
Michel Bussi
Beatriz Williams
New in Childrens
That_s Me Loving You
Dog Man Unleashed
The Warden_s Daughter
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Teagan White (illus.)

Kevin Henkes
Dav Pilkey
Jerry Spinelli

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

*Special thanks to Paul for sending along The Week Magazine article!

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