An Unlikely Newsletter
May 8, 2018
Plainville Splash
Announcing the first ever Plainville Splash! Hosted by the NFL's  Chris Long (founder of the Water Boys Initiative) and Jeff Kinney, this event is going to be a FREE and fun-filled afternoon to raise awareness and funding for a clean water project in Tanzania, East Africa. We're bringing together the people of Plainville and surrounding communities to learn about the water crisis that affects so much of the world, and how we can make a difference in the lives of those who must walk miles each day for drinking water. The highlight will be a Water Walk (to be held at Telford Park) in honor of the Tanzanian community which will receive a new well as a result of our efforts. Other activities, such as a dunk tank, competitions, and give-aways, will make this an unforgettable experience. Click here if you'd like information on how to volunteer for this event!
In This Newsletter
Introducing a book club focused on healthy eating and living!  Join us to explore cookbooks, food literatur e, cooking met hods, and lifestyle changes centered around real, whole foods and a clean eating lifestyle. An Unlikely Story will offer a 10% discount on book club books when bought during "Y Eat Healthy" meetings. This month's book is Easy Vegetarian One-Pot. If you have any questions, click here to email Bonnie

We can't wait to welcome Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator Aaron Becker to introduce his new book A Stone for Sasha, another amazing, wordless picture book epic. Join us for a reading and presentation about the new book, followed by a signing. Register here for this free event.

Friday, May 18th at 10:00am & 11:30am
We have an extra special storytime courtesy of the Thank-O-Rama! Bus Tour. Storytime Sarah will be joined by Mo Willems' beloved characters Elephant and Piggie. We will have a craft station, a prize wheel for children to spin for a Mo Willems gift, and photo opportunities with Elephant and Piggie! Purchase your tickets here!

Award-winning author Kate Messner introduces her new book, Breakout, a thrilling middle-grade novel based on the true story of a prison break in New Hampshire. Her story, told in poems, letters, text messages, news stories, and comics, examines what happens to "home" when the rules and patterns we've always followed suddenly change.  Register for this free event. 
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Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Bonnie recommends:
I Have the Right to
I Have the Right to 
by Chessy Prout
Before the #MeToo movement gained momentum, Chessy Prout was fighting her own battle against her sexual abuser and a New England prep-school's "turn-a-blind-eye" attitude toward her assault as a student there. Courageously written by Chessy in her own teenage words, this important book took hold of me and wouldn't let me go ... in a good, yet challenging way. It made me think, cry, and cheer; and most importantly, it educated me and empowered me to confront forms of "rape culture," victim blaming and abuse I may witness in my every day life. Thank you for your courage, Chessy!

Alexa recommends:
The Home for Unwanted Girls
The Home for Unwanted Girls 
by Joanna Goodman

A heartbreaking story of survival that casts a dark cloud over the care of orphans in the 60's and 70's. Goodman weaves a strikingly authentic and gut-wrenching story between mother and daughter at a time when secrets in families was the norm.

Kym recommends:
Her Every Fear
by Peter Swanson
Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly killed her. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. However, she soon discovers that Corbin's next door neighbor has been murdered. The more information she finds, the more her imagination takes her to dark places. Twisty and skillfully plotted, this one will keep you up late!

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13th! We have an eclectic selection of gifts, books, and cards for all those wonderful women who mother you! Choose from journals, cute dishes for spoons or keys, jewelry, stylish reading glasses, colorful scarves, candles, and lots more. We have everything you need to make her feel special.
In the CaféCafe
We are excited for Spring for many reasons, but one big one is that we're now getting lots of fresh vegetables for soups, salads and sandwiches from Crystal Spring Farm in Plainville. We'll be serving fresh mixed greens in our salads, and featuring specials that have oyster mushrooms grown on our own recycled coffee grounds. You may find our soup of the day is Mushroom & Asparagus with Fresh Herbs, and the Asparagus Grilled Cheese is back!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Perfect Mother
Mr. Flood_s Last Resort
Our Kind of Cruelty
My Ex-Life
The Perfectionists
The Perfect Mother
Aimee Molloy
Jess Kidd
Araminta Hall
My Ex-Life
Jimmy Carter
The Perfectionists
Simon Winchester
New in Paperback
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
The Sunshine Sisters
Sing_ Unburied_ Sing
A Legacy of Spies
Glass Houses
Neil Stephenson
Nicole Galland
Jane Green
Jesmyn Ward
John le Carré
Louise Penny
New in Childrens
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Trials of Apollo_ The Burning Maze
Love _ Luck
Wendy Mass &
Rebecca Stead
Rick Riordan
Jenna Evans Welch

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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