Wellesley Books Newsletter 
  June 21st, 2017
Summer is upon us. The school year has finished, kids are hustling off to camp, and our families are taking much-deserved vacations. When you pack your bag this year, don't forget to tuck in a good book or two for those quiet moments on the beach, in the hammock, or during the quiet evenings. It is vacation time, a time to escape from our busy lives -- and what better way to escape than in the welcoming pages of a new book? The past weeks have offered up a banquet of new releases, and we can help you discover just the right vacation read -- whether you actually go on a trip to far-off lands or you travel to other worlds within your imagination.
Upcoming Events At Wellesley Books
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted.
 Purchase the lead title  from Wellesley Books to enter the signing line!  

Thursday, June 22nd, 7:00 PM.  Cold Flash is the thrilling new entry in Carrie H. Johnson's explosive series featuring forensic firearms specialist Muriel Mabley.  Muriel doesn't have the option to cool her life down to a manageable chaos. With a heroin epidemic spreading across Philly, she must stop a related killing spree that's taking out gang members and innocent victims alike.  Carrie H. Johnson will read from her exciting new book and sign copies -- don't miss this heart-stopping event!

Bill's Book Group For Guys
by Kazuo Ishiguro

With all the current focus on our immediate dystopian future surrounding
 The Handmaid's Tale, this beautifully written and haunting book should make a great companion piece for discussion.

Join Bill's Book Group for Guys for a relaxed evening in the store discussing a specially-chosen book while enjoying a beer, glass of wine, or select single-malt whiskey.  $25 buys the book and a ticket to the event.
Betty's Lunchtime Book Group
by Nathan Hill

 Betty Sudarsky, unparalleled bookseller and experienced book club leader, chooses each book carefully and leads the discussion.  Bring your own lunch if you like; Betty supplies snacks, drinks, and insight.  No need to sign up; drop-ins are welcome.
Bookseller Recommendations

Gillian Recommends:

Memory's Last Breath by Gerda Saunders
Beautiful, intelligent, independent Gerda Saunders was diagnosed with dementia at age 61.  A South African immigrant and professor of Gender Studies, Gerda was trained as a scientist and approached her devastating diagnosis by recording field notes of her decline.  Her eloquent memoir brims with scientific and philosophical observations on memory, personality, and identity, and offers us an extraordinary inside look at her deeply personal experience of losing the intellectual capacity that so defines her. What a remarkable memoir!

Lorna Recommends:

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
What does a writer do to make sense of his thoughts and feelings when his mother passes away?  He writes.  Because I have read his novels, I know Sherman Alexie can make me laugh and make me cry, but his amazing memoir stunned me with its honesty and brilliance.

William Recommends:

The Force by Don Winslow
This novel is a  sociological study of corrupt police officers in the sneaky guise of a crime thriller, and it is riveting.  As seen through one corrupt, yet ethical (it's complicated) cop, the reader tours the ranks as he deals with pushers, gangs, mafia, the FBI, and Internal Affairs, all while attempting to keep his balance with his addict-girlfriend and his needy family.  Winslow examines our country's police force and the obstacles it faces -- many of which are self-inflicted.  It's a very important topic in these times, and Winslow never flinches, even when the reader does!

Marilyn Recommends :
A House Among The Trees by Julia Glass
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which is a perfect blend of the thoughtful and the delightful.  It's the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous children's book writer and his assistant, as well as his legacy of work.  I met the author at our event and asked her if there were plans to publish the fictional teen trilogy featured in the book, and she said that it was not in the works.  I believe it should be.  A passage about a petition to save a tree enchanted me.

New In Hardcover

The Chalk Artist
 Allegra Goodman

Trap The Devil
Ben Coes

The Little French Bistro
 Nina George

The Rise And Fall Of D.O.D.O.
Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

The Identicals
Elin Hilderbrand

The Accomplished Guest
Ann Beattie

 Roxane Gay

The Switch
Joseph Finder

Daring To Drive
Manal Al-Sharif
New In Paperback

The Noise Of Time
Julian Barnes

News Of The World
Paulette Jiles

The Unseen World
Liz Moore

Carolyn Parkhurst

The Course Of Love by
 Alain De Bottom

Sons And Daughter Of Ease And Plenty
Ramona Ausubel
New Books For Kids

A Dog Like Daisy
Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

Blue Sky White Stars
Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson

The Emperor's Ostrich
Julie Berry
New Books For Young Adults

 Cindy Pon

Bad Romance
Heather Demetrios

Our Dark Duet
Victoria Schwab

Celebrate Summer 

Looking for a special hostess gift or great new look for your own home?  We have summer-themed housewares including fabulous mermaid bookends, a variety of great beach totes, all kinds of wind chimes, and a wide assortment of summery table top accessories -- including salt and pepper shakers, serving dishes, napkins, and more!


What We're Reading Now...






Dog of the Week

 Ferris is an eight month old Tibetan Terrier who visited with us recently.  She acquired her name to honor George Ferris, the American engineer who invented the Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Welcome to Wellesley Books, Ferris.
Introducing Libro.fm Memberships

Do you love listening to your favorite books on the go?  More and more people do -- and Libro.fm offers the best way to listen, with superior audio quality audiobooks (2x industry standard) -- and more than 70,000 to choose from!. The folks at Libro.fm are indies, just like us, and a portion of every sale goes to your favorite independent bookstore.  It's the best way to "shop local" for digital audiobooks.  Plus, Libro.fm now offers monthly memberships! For just $14.99 each month, choose one free audiobook, and get 30% off all additional purchases.  To celebrate the launch, your first month's membership is just 99¢! All Libro.fm audiobooks are DRM-free -- you buy it, you own it -- and unused credits never expire. You'll get a great listening experience at a discounted price, along with a huge selection, and the satisfaction of supporting your local business.  Visit  libro.fm/wellesleybooks  to start your membership and get your first month for just 99¢! (Have unused Audible credits? Come see us in the store -- we can help you convert up to two Audible credits over to Libro.fm!)


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 -- Franz Kafka

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