An Awesome Friendly Newsletter
March 15, 2019
April 12th is going to be awesome! To celebrate the release of his newest book,  Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Jeff Kinney will be doing an event at An Unlikely Story on Friday, April 12th at 6pm! Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, March 19th at 6pm. Tickets for overflow seating on our third floor will go on sale the same night, Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30pm. A t icket includes admission for two (2) people and one (1) copy of  Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid . For more information and to register on March 19th, visit the event page on our website!
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Upcoming  Events Events
New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths, who wrote the Treehouse series, Killer Koalas from Outer Space, and other hilarious books will be at An Unlikely Story for a joint event with our own Jeff Kinney. Andy will be introducing his newest book in the Treehouse series, The 104-Story Treehouse. Following the presentation, both Andy and Jeff will do a Q & A and a signing. Recommended for ages 8+. Limited tickets are available for this event. Register now!

Warm your spirit and fill your soul during an event with Ann Hood, the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ann will discuss her newest work, Kitchen Yarns, a compilation of personal essays and recipes that explores themes both sweet and bitter and shares the meals that pair best with love, loneliness, grief, and comfort. After the discussion, there will be a Q & A and a book signing Register here for this free event!  

Thursday, March 21st at 7pm
On the long list for the Center for Fiction First Novel prize, Self-Portrait with Boy is a depiction of an artist torn between morality and ambition. Celebrate the paperback release of this "sparkling debut" at An Unlikely Story where author Rachel Lyon will discuss her novel, answer questions, and sign copies. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event.  Register now for this free event!

Suit up for some monster-fighting fun with LeUyen Pham, the illustrator of THE PRINCESS IN BLACK series! Her colorful illustrations always bring alive the humor and action in the stories and the newest installment, THE SCIENCE FAIR SCARE, is no different. In the book, when a goo monster threatens the interkingdom science fair, only Princess Magnolia's monster-fighting alter ego, Princess in Black can save the day. At the event, LeUyen will give a presentation and do a drawing demonstration, followed by a signing.  Register for the free event here.

Gareth Hinds
Brilliantly talented artist Gareth Hinds will introduce his newest graphic novel adaptation, The Iliadthe much anticipated companion to The Odyssey, a retelling based on a composite of translations. Gareth will talk about creating his latest book and conduct a drawing demonstration. Register here for this free event! 

Come celebrate animal hijinks and mysteries with author Spencer Quinn and his new middle grade book, RUFF VS. FLUFF. After writing the bestselling Bowser and Birdie books, Spencer Quinn has created a new hilarious animal duo, Arthur the dog and Queenie the cat. They may hate each other, but they love the inn they live in, their humans, and sausages. When a cousin of their beloved family is blamed for murder, Arthur and Queenie need to put aside their differences to solve the case! It'll be a great night for anyone who loves animals, mysteries, and general silliness! Perfect for ages 8-12. Click here to attend this free event.

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Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Emily recommends:
The River
The River
by Peter Heller

Two friends from college reunite for a white-water wilderness adventure when multiple disasters strike. Heller cannot be surpassed for the sheer beauty and ruggedness of his nature writing. With The River, he knocks it out of the ballpark.

Bill recommends:
The Far Field
by Madhuri Vijay

After a young woman's mother dies, she goes back to India then searches for her mother's lover who disappeared in Kashmir years ago. Family secrets, political upheaval, and coming-of-age all blend perfectly in this wonderful novel. Perfect for fans of The Kite Runner!

Barbara recommends:
by Snowden Wright
A story about an American family whose fortunes rise and fall with the country. A twisty read that will keep you engaged from beginning to end. 

Colorful New Gift Items! Gift
March is Youth Art Month! Nurture your young artist, or the young artist within, with an Art Happy Pack, scented glitter markers, or black wood colored pencils.  For the artist on the go, we have a mini marker travel set, Dainty Donut erasers, and erasable markers. Some of our new art supplies work double time, like our double-ended colored pencils and markers and multipurpose Notepals sticky tabs. Or, add a pop of color to your life with these ink ballpoint pens,  watercolor brush markers, fine tip gel pens, or  rainbow mechanical pencils. 
New in Hardcover NewReleases
Before She Knew Him
The Island of Sea Women
That Time I Loved You
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books
Before She Knew Him
Peter Swanson
Lisa See
Helen Oyeyemi
That Time I Loved You 
Carrianne Leung
Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books
Edward Wilson-Lee
New in Paperback
The Aftermath
Us Against You
Grace After Henry
The Woman in the Window
I Have the Right To
Rhidian Brook
Fredrik Backman
Eithne Shortall
A.J. Finn
Chessy Prout
New in Children's
Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince
Great White Shark Adventure
Opposite of Always

Mo Willems 

Amber Ren (illus.)

Liz Kessler
Fabien Cousteau
Justin A. Reynolds

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Happy reading,
Julia Caudle
An Unlikely Story

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