An Unlikely Newsletter
January 26, 2019
Raina Telgemeier _ Vera Brosgol
We're excited to announce that tickets for our event with Raina Telgemeier and Vera Brosgol will go on sale, Monday, January 28th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15, admit two people, and include a coupon for the purchase of any of Raina or Vera's books the day of the event. Overflow tickets will go on sale at 7pm Monday the 28th

Raina and Vera are rock stars in the literary world; so these tickets are going to hot tickets! We've found that Eventbrite is our most democratic sales channel. It acts as a lottery of sorts, similar to calls to Ticketmaster.  Please note that we do not sell tickets in advance of the on sale date and time. 
In This Newsletter
Author-illustrator Jerry Craft will return to An Unlikely Story to introduce his new graphic novel, New Kid, which is already garnering acclaim!  Jerry was one of our very first events here, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to Plainville.
Register now for this free event!

New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale, Pam Jenoff, will discuss her newest historical fiction novel, The Lost Girls of Paris, which uncovers the forgotten history of a female spy ring whose agents changed the course of WWII before disappearing. Join Pam for a discussion moderated by internationally bestselling author, Jenna Blum.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Register here for this free event!  

Friday, February 22nd at 7pm
Award-winning author Liam Callanan is coming to An Unlikely Story to discuss his bestselling novel, Paris by the Book, newly available in paperback. Spend the evening with Liam as he talks about his wildly successful novel: a charming family saga that captures life, love, and renewal. The reader experiences the twists and turns of a mystery via an unexpected and magical journey. If you love Paris, books, and bookstores, Paris By The Book is for you.  Register now for this free event!

Charles Todd _ Hank Phillippi Ryan
It's a mysterious evening featuring both historical and contemporary novels, with a panel sure to tingle your spine! Mother and son writing team Charles Todd will be here for an in-conversation event with Hank Phillippe Ryan . They'll talk about building a mystery (The Black Ascot), and answer audience questions with poison pens and murderous merlot!  Register here for this free event! 

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Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Colleen recommends:
Ghost Wall
Ghost Wall
by Sarah Moss

For as long as she can remember, Sylvie's father has had an all-consuming obsession with the customs and beliefs of ancient Britons from the Iron Age. So obsessed, in fact, that when he hears of an archaeology course that is taking a field trip into the woods to reenact the way of life from those simpler times, Sylvie's dad signs her family up to join them. They forage for roots, hunt rabbits for food, and even partake in dark, ancient rituals. This unsettling story by Moss delves into the world of abuse, freedom, and basic humanity that will cause a chill to go up your spine at every page.

Lynda recommends:
The Lost Girls of Paris
The Lost Girls of Paris
by Pam Jenoff

Young British women comprise a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during World War II. They are sent into France to gather intelligence and transmit information about German troop moments to London. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events,  Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood, and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances. 

Kayla recommends:
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
by Brigid Kemmerer
A deliciously dark retelling of a tale as old as time. Step into the enchanted world of Emberfall, whose Prince Rhen has been cursed to live in eternal autumn, turning into a wicked creature each season. Meet Harper, our bold, bright, and badass heroine who stumbles (quite literally) into the thick of Emberfall's troubles and Prince Rhen's heart. Kemmerer spins a breathtaking story of honor, bravery and of course love showing readers that it is not your weaknesses and mistakes that define you, but what's in your heart. A Curse So Dark and Lonely will make you wish you were whisked away to Emberfall yourself for a spell. 
In the Gift Aisles Gift
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we have a fantastic selection of gifts sure to brighten your loved one's day. Cinnamon-scented candles (Red Hot Kisses!), Love Trivia, and a heart-shaped Yogibo Aromatherapy pad. Or how about a Romeo Gnome paired with Bath Fizzes and Bombes, or LOVE soap? As always, we have a unique selection of cards to add a romantic or silly touch to your gift. 
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Kingdom of Copper
The Current
Golden Child
The Winter of the Witch
The Kingdom of Copper
S. A. Chakraborty
Tim Johnston
Claire Adam
The Winter of the Witch
Katherine Arden
Stephanie Land
New in Paperback
The Witches of St. Petersburg
Love and Ruin
Anatomy of a Miracle
Heaads of the Colored People
No Time to Spare
Imogen Edwards-Jones
Paula McLain
Jonathan Miles
Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Ursula K. Le Guin
New in Children's
Penguin Flies Home
The Storm Keeper_s Island
The Gilded Wolves
The Cold is in Her Bones
Lita Judge  
Catherine Doyle
Roshani Chokshi
Peternelle van Arsdale

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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