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|Dear Friends, |
We seem to be returning to normal Spring weather, after a few delicious days of summer heat. The rhythm of our town is quiet with kids on Spring break, BUT we're not quiet here. We've got quite a line up for the weekend.
Starting tonight, you may sample Poetry read by our very own Pina Pipino, Karen Hubbard and MaryAnn Seibert.
Friday night we are celebrating all the volunteer Givers for World Book Night at a reception from 5-8. Even if you are not giving out books, join us to be part of the excitement of this seminal event. Meet the Givers, hear their stories and celebrate the love of reading with like-minded folk.
Please join us at the Parent's Association of MKA as they host Alex Steffen for an evening discussion , 7:30pm, "How to Think Like a Worldchanger." The event is free and open to the public.
Our Saturday morning Storytime and Craft, 10:30am, welcomes back Artie Bennett with his new book, Poopendous!
Saturday, 1pm, come by and meet author/creators Elisabeth Antoine and Elizabeth Cunningham Herring as they introduce their adorable books Cupcake Whimsy and It's a Cupcake Party.
And... (Saturday's not done yet!) at 5pm, you are invited to meet Carokle De Santi at a launch party for her new book, The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.
Yes, it's a weekend of celebrating authors, books and the pleasure of reading. Join us, join the conversation!
We've included our picks of new hardcovers, and ebooks, this month with a coupon to help you dip into these great new reads.
One last thing... the Kids' Bookmark Contest is in full swing! Entries are due April 28th, so design and draw away!
Enjoy your reading-- Margot, Carolyn, Marina, Nicole, Marisela and Liane
|What's New this Month||April 2012 |
|Driving Mr. Yogi|
Two of Montclair favorites: Yogi Berra and Harvey Araton! Araton has captured all the tender, funny and heartwarming aspects of a very special friendship between Guidry and Berra. A universal story about the importance of passing wisdom from one generation to the next Hardcoverand eBook.
Philip Kerr has seven Bernie Gunther books in print, but he burst into our notice last spring with the collection Berlin Noir.
Now his eagerly awaited new book is here. Philip Kerr is a master of the sleight of hand, Prague Fatale
is also a tense political thriller: a complex tale of spies, partisan terrorists, vicious infighting, and a turncoat traitor situated in the upper reaches of the Third Reich. Hardcover
|House of Stone |
''Anthony Shadid has written a beautiful and timeless book about a broken place and a breaking man. House of Stone is poignant, aching, and at times laugh-out-loud funny. It is a story of history and healing, and Shadid's writing is so lyrical it's like hearing a song.'' --David Finkel, Pulitizer Prize-winning author of The Good Soldiers
|The Little Red Guard|
The unbending dictates of Communist China pit one generation against another in the this story of a family's 15-year struggle to honor a grandmother's final wish. "Uncommonly wise and deeply moving." Philip Gourevitch. Available 4/26 - preorder Hardcover and eBook
|Paris in Love|
Eloisa James, author of historical romances and head of Fordham's creative writing program, chronicles one joyful year she escapes with her husband and children to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Hardcover and eBook
|The Beginner's Goodbye |
Anne Tyler is back with a beautiful, subtle exploration of loss and recovery, pierced throughout with Tyler's humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles. A middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances.
Hardcover and eBook.
The summer of 1914 finds a 22 year old newlywed on elegant oceanliner which suffers a mysterious explosion. She is put on a lifeboat and battles the elements for survival.
"What a splendid book. . . . I can't imagine any reader who looks at the opening pages wanting to put the book down. . . . It's so refreshing to read a book that is ambitious and yet not tricky, where the author seems to be in command of her material and really on top of her game. It's beautifully controlled and totally believable."
-Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
Hardcover and eBook.
| The Man Who Planted Trees|
"When a veteran science reporter meets an unlikely mystic to whom otherworldly spirits have given a mission-to save the DNA of the world's champion trees-you know you're in for a good story. Jim Robbins takes us along on a journey full of discovery, passion, and urgency and shows how one man's near-death experience may help the world's forests survive theirs."-Dayton Duncan, author of The National Parks: America's Best Idea. Hardcover and eBook.
|An Unexpected Guest
"Anne Korkeakivi's writing has all the best qualities of an Ishiguro novel. Clare, a seemingly selfless diplomat's wife, the epitome of restraint and hermetic detachment, unravels before us into a woman of dangerous allegiances, passions, and moral dilemmas, in prose that is both beautiful and razor sharp. Paris is depicted with subtle complexity, a city that reposes as it threatens, full of scorn and grace. Korkeakivi's sense of detail is remarkable while grounded in authenticity. An Unexpected Guest is a feast of a novel."
-George Hagen, author of The Laments. Hardcover and eBook.
|Crossing the Borders of Time|
"One of those sweeping, epic, romantic novels that seems tailor-made for the Oscars and a long summer afternoon. Except it's real! Leslie Maitland has the rare ability to bring history, adventure, and love alive." -Bruce Feiler, New York Times best-selling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham Hardcover and eBook.
|A Difficult Woman|
Lillian Hellman, one of the most controversial women of the 20th century straddled so many political and cultural faults of her time. Kessler-Harris renders Hellman's feisty wit and personality in all of its contradictions. Above all, this is a woman, a writer, who made her way in a man's world. Available 4/24 - preorder Hardcover
| May in Montclair -- and at the bookstore!|
Just a few of the events coming up!
May 9, Edgy Moms in Suburbia. More info to come!
April: New Hardcover Books!
Please present this coupon - or mention the newsletter - and receive 20% discount on any of the hardcover books highlighted here: Driving Mr. Yogi, The Lifeboat, Prague Fatale, The Man Who Planted Trees, House of Stone, The Little Red Guard, Crossing the Borders of Time, An Unexpected Guest, Paris in Love, The Beginner's Goodbye and A Difficult Woman.
|Offer Expires: |
April 30, 2012