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The Time Keeper 
by Mitch Albom 
 
From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" comes his most imaginative novel yet, "The Time Keeper"--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

The man who became Father Time.

In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.

 

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A Hundred Flowers
by Gail Tsukiyama

A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
 
China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: "Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend." Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Y ing's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, T ao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for "reeducation."   read more...
 
Gail Tsukiyama is the bestselling author of six previous novels, including The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, Women of the Silk and The Samurai's Garden, as well as the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award. She lives in El Cerrito, California.


An August Indie bound Selection of the Month

August Picks... great reads from booksellers you trust.

      

  

  Check out more great recommendations... 

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Available in Paperback this month...

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What we're reading...

The Night Circus~ chosen by Katelynn
 The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RÍves, and it is only open at night.
 But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing.










 

August Events:

Please Join us for STORY TIME
Mondays at 10:00 AM with Miss Larissa 

FIRST FRIDAY  AUGUST 3rd 7-9 PM
Book Signing with Lauren Van Scoy, M.D
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Previously published as DNR: Real Stories of Life, Death & Somewhere In Between, Last Wish is a compelling and thought provoking portrait of the end-of-life and of critical care issues from the first hand perspective of Lauren Van Scoy, M.D.

Dr. Van Scoy, who grew up in Doylestown and graduated from Central Bucks East in 1997, will be at the store on First Friday, August the 3rd. She will be discussing real-life stories and her experiences working in the intensive care unit. Books are currently available at the store. She will be signing copies the night of the event. Light refreshments will be served.

  

Android's Dream Book Club Meeting: 
Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30 pm
Discussing: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 
 The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. It is a high-action novel written with a poet's hand, a powerful coming-of-age story of a magically gifted young man, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.  

Bon Appetit!
Wednesday August 15th 12:00- 2:00pm
Help us celebrate Julia Child's birthday with a reading from
the book and a make-your-own crepe station using Julia's
special recipe!

Book Description:
Follow Julia Child-chef, author, and television personality-from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as a spy in WWII, to the cooking classes she took in Paris, to the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, to the funny moments of being a chef on TV. This is a comprehensive and enchanting picture book biography, told in many panels and jam-packed with lively, humorous, and child-friendly details. Young chefs and Julia Child fans will exclaim, "ooooh la la," about this book, which is as energetic and eccentric as the chef herself.

October 2011 Coupon
Expires August 31, 2012
Please print out coupon to redeem at the Doylestown Bookshop. 
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