An Unlikely Newsletter
August 29, 2018

Love is in the air...or at least it's on our shelves! We're pleased to announce our brand new Romance section, featuring new feminist-forward titles. We invite our romance readers to let us know what additional authors you'd like to see on our shelves.

We're very excited about our upcoming event season this Fall! We have some amazingly talented authors and illustrators coming our way including Jerry Thornton, Dusti BowlingJohn Flanagan, Katherine Arden, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Stuart Gibbs, Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson, Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple, Kate DiCamillo, Jarrett J. Krosoczka and B. A. Shapiro! Make sure you save the dates to your calendar so you don't miss out on any of these fantastic events!
In This Newsletter
Fred the Skeleton has something up his sleeve! To celebrate the publication of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee, author Elinor Teele is heading back to An Unlikely Story for a Gold Rush-themed visit. She will read, sign books, and conduct a mini treasure hunt with cipher clues. You can even pose for a photo with Fred himself! The event is suitable for all ages, but tweens and middle graders are especially welcome.  Register your child for this free event! 
Christina Collins 
Sunday, September 9th at 2pm
Christina Collins is launching her poignant and lyrical middle-grade debut novel After Zero in September and we are thrilled to be hosting her launch party! Come meet Christina, hear all about her new book, and get your own copy signed. Register here for this free event. 

Anika Denise 
We are so excited to welcome back celebrated picture book author Anika Denise for a book launch party you won't want to miss it! Anika will introduce her brand new book, Lights, Camera, Carmen! featuring Carmen, a little Latina girl with a BIG personality and the younger brother who adores her. Anika will read her new book, talk about her inspiration for the charming Carmen, and sign books! We'll have snacks, crafts, and loads of fun! This event is free, but does require registration for all attendees.  Register here for this free event.
Sunday, September 16th at 2pm
Prankster extraordinaire Mac Barnett will be returning to An Unlikely Story accompanied by illustrator Mike Lowery to introduce their hilarious new book, Mac B., Kid Spy: Mac Undercover, which may or may not be fiction. You'll have to decide... What I'm about to share with you is 100% confidential and 100% true (maybe): before New York Times bestseller Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy-but a spy for Her Majesty the Queen of England. Mac and Mike will talk about their new book, and Mike will demonstrate his drawing skills. After audience questions, they'll sign books! Register here for this free event.  
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Karaoke Night
Friday, August 31st at 7:00pm
It's time to get happy Pharrell style and Uptown Funk your way over here for a karaoke night unlike any other!! Signing up is easy, you'll fill out a slip with your name and song choice and drop it like it's hot into a basket. We'll pick (willing!) participants names out of the basket randomly to come up and sing like you're Elsa letting it go. Snacks and beverages, including beer and wine (21+) will be available. Register for the free event here.
Bookseller Recommendations Recommendations
Kym recommends:
Pieces of Her
Pieces of Her 
by Karin Slaughter
WOW! Karin Slaughter hit it out of the park with this one. I loved the building story about Andrea and her mother, Laura, after her mother takes down a mall shooter before he can shoot her daughter. The secrets are revealed slowly and tantalizingly, but never giving too much away. I loved both characters, and was hooked all the way to the satisfying ending. I'm sure this is going to be at the top of all the "Must-Read" lists this fall.

Bonnie recommends:
Call Me American
Call Me American 
Abdi Nor Iftin
If you're a fan of memoirs, this one is a must! Abdi Nor Iftin, a recent immigrant from Somalia, is an exceedingly positive, open-minded, ambitious and amazing man. Currently living in Portland, ME, he details his tumultuous life in war-torn Somalia, secretly learning English and American culture through movies (he even became know as "Abdi American!"), and as an unwelcome refugee in Kenya, before literally "winning the lottery" to come to the U.S. What Abdi has experienced and accomplished in his life is a testament to love, hard work and determination ... he -- and his book -- are truly inspirational.

Caitlin recommends:
by Lauren Elkin
Part-travelogue and part-memoir, Elkin details her time traveling-to and living in New York, London, Tokyo, Venice, and Paris. You'll want to pack your bags and travel after reading this one!
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New in Hardcover NewReleases
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Mystery of Three Quarters
French Exit
Elizabeth Warren
Christina Dalcher
Delia Owens
Sophie Hannah
French Exit
Patrick deWitt
Elizabeth Warren
Antonia Felix
New in Paperback
Best Day Ever
The Grave_s a Fine and Private Place
The Child Finder
Kaira Rouda
Christopher Golden
Alan Bradley
Rene Denfeld
Angela Duckworth
New in Children's
Grow Up_ David_
Ivy _ Bean_ One Big Happy Family
Dog Man_ Lord of the Fleas
City of Ghosts
David Shannon
Annie Barrows
Sophie Blackall (illus.)
Dav Pilkey
Victoria Schwab

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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