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Book Club Notes
April 2017

Literary Events for April...
These events may be of particular interest to book clubs. Bring your group to meet an author you've read, or discover new books to add to your reading list.

Check out our Event Calendar for more information on upcoming events and follow us on Flowh to stay up-to-date!
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Elizabeth Kostova, the bestselling author of The Historian, joins us in conversation with local bestselling author Eleanor Brown, to present her new mystery novel The Shadow Land, ($28.00 Ballantine Books), an engrossing story that spans the past and the present -- and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. “The Shadow Land is thrilling, and not just as a gripping tale. It's also thrilling to watch such a talented writer cast her spell. The central character actually begins this deft novel in an urn, only to emerge as one of the most memorable characters I've encountered in a long time.” -- Richard Russo
Monday, April 24, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Lidia Yuknavitch, the bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children, will read from and sign her provocative new novel The Book of Joan ($26.99 HarperCollins), which offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine, a reimagined Joan of Arc, poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places, Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.
Staff Suggestions for Book Club Reading
Every now and then we encounter a new book that we're so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we have this special designation to distinguish it from the rest: TC V.I.B. (very impressive book)! That means it's a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books. 

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April V.I.B...

"A timely novel about refugees, Mohsin Hamid’s vision of the movement of displaced persons is brilliant, disturbing and so important for the dialogue we must all engage in. Nadia and Saeed, lovers living in an unnamed country verging on a civil war embark on a surreal yet eerily accurate journey, hoping to escape the ever growing violence and destruction in their land.  They face hostility and more violence as they seek a final place of refuge." -- Cathy Langer, Director of Buying

"Part memoir, part adventurelogue,  Don't Think Twice ($26.00 G.P. Putnam's Sons)  is full of humor, insight, and wisdom.  I imagine that her writing style and story will captivate you as much as it   did me.  Schoichet  brilliantly brings us into her story as she begins to come to terms with her own aging, the loss of her mother and the loss of her job, all of which happen within in a short time-frame in her early 50's. What better way to deal with this kind of loss than to purchase a Harley Davidson then ride it across the U.S.? Her wild ride includes people, places, and experiences which allow her not only to process her grief and come to terms with it, but to grow and thrive in ways she never thought possible.  I truly did not want the book to end!" --  Kathy Coble, Bookseller

                 Meet the Author!
Back Alley Book Club is currently on break... stay tuned for information on when we will be back!
Dom Testa is an author, advocate for children's education and the host of Dom in the Morning on Mix 100.3. He loves reading and we love sharing his book reviews with you. Check out  his blog  and happy reading!

This month's selection is Tiny Beautiful Things  by Cheryl Strayed.  Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo not only knows the weather, she knows great books, and is an avid reader! Check out her picks each month and read along with Lisa!

This month's selection is The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.  Meet the Author!

Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Join us for this new monthly tradition of group book talks with the booksellers of Aspen Grove! On the last Thursday of every month, we'll discuss our favorite new books.
TC Book Clubs
Our in-store book clubs are open to everyone, and you are welcome to drop in on one meeting, or join us for every discussion.  Check out the upcoming reading selections here.

Happy Reading!

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