An Unlikely Newsletter
November 8, 2018
Who are these mice, and what are they doing up on the Second Story? Well...they are busily putting together our Holiday Market, full of unique and clever gifts for everyone on your list. Come check it out beginning this weekend, and get a jump on your holiday shopping without all the stress in December! 

We are pleased to announce that our Outdoor Holiday Market will be back on Saturday, December 1st from 11am to 6pm at Telford Park just down the street from the store. If you are interested in being a vendor, please email your application to We look forward to being a part of your story this holiday season!
In This Newsletter
It's not a secret that we will be having a special secret pizza party storytime on Veterans Day, Monday, November 12th at 11:30am! Join Storytime Sarah for a reading of Adam Rubin's  Secret Pizza PartyPete's A Pizza by William Steig, and  The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philomen Sturges, followed by a pizza-packed lunch.

This storytime is recommended ages 3 and up. Parents with children that have food allergies can bring lunch for their child from home. Register your child HERE!
We are beyond delighted to welcome bestselling author Min Jin Lee for a discussion and book signing for her extraordinary novel, Pachinko, a National Book Award Finalist. This thought provoking family saga follows the lives of members of a Korean family from 1910 to the late 1980's as they leave Korea to seek a better life in Japan. They will deal with poverty, prejudice and question their place in their new country.  Ticket price includes one (1) copy of Pachinko and admission for two (2). If you already have a copy, bring yours to be signed, and give another as a gift!   Purchase your tickets here!

An Unlikely Story is pleased to welcome the New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger and The Muralist, who returns with another unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance. B. A. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own. In The Collector's Apprentice, she gives us an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance. It's sure to be an evening full of lively discussion, and beer and wine will be available during the event. Register here for this free event!

Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm
Local author John D. Lane Jr. will be at An Unlikely Story to introduce his debut novel Myopic Me!, which he wrote right in the Unlikely Café. Spend the evening with John as he shares his story and the spiritual journey of faith he took while writing it.
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Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Emily recommends:
by Barbara Kingsolver

A science teacher, a naturalist, and an out- of-work journalist walk into a novel...and so begins Kingsolver's most engaging and cogent work to date. When Willa, a contemporary freelance writer, delves into the local history of the nineteenth century iconoclasts Mary Treat and Thatcher Greenwood who may have once lived in her neighborhood, she is surprised to realize that their long-ago struggle with the bombastic demagogue running the town may be able to inform the current political factions in the US. Filled with fascinating tidbits from the historical scientific record, Unsheltered celebrates the visionary humanists of both the past and today who have the boldness of heart to embrace new ways of being in our world. It is a novel for our time by one of our most gifted storytellers. 

Alexa recommends:
by Tara Westover

An incredible memoir by Tara Westover who beat the odds and "got out of Dodge" - Dodge being her home in rural Iowa, run by a manic depressive and extremely controlling father. Tara grew up without attending school or forming friendships with peers. Her resilience is remarkable and her journey to attaining a Ph.d amazing. I couldn't put it down.

Leo recommends:
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
by M. T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin
Like a modern-day George MacDonald novel with a twist, this inventive collaboration between Anderson and Yelchin is full of action, humor, and of course, elves and goblins. Lots to think about here, as two historians with different points of view try to sort out their warring kingdoms' past, present and future.
(Ages 10+)

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In the Café   Cafe
A chill is the air, and the baristas are here to warm you up with a hot drink. Try a homemade masala chai latte, a hot chocolate, or a turmeric latte paired with a chocolate chip cookie or muffin! Everything is made fresh daily in our Unlikely Kitchen, and is wheat-free. 
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Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Veteran's Day
Monday, November 12th, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Phone: (508) 699-0244

Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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