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Greetings! In February we bring you author events in mystery, poetry, Southern literature, memoir, sci-fi, Judaica, and more. On Saturday, Feb. 23, QRB is hosting kids and teen events that are part of the North Carolina Book Festival (Feb. 21-24). See the special section below for details.

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Contact me with your questions or for more information. Thank you very much for your continued support.

René Martin, Events Coordinator
FEBRUARY EVENTS
Saturday, Feb. 2, 3:00 PM
IAN RANKIN, In a House of Lies
In conversation with mystery Grand Master, Margaret Maron
Seats may be reserved

Detective John Rebus's retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing a decade earlier. A gripping story of corruption and consequences, this new novel demonstrates that Rankin and Rebus are still at the top of their game. Seats will be available for the public without any purchase required. If you'd like a reserved seat and priority signing line ticket, prepurchase the book here .

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2:00 PM
LENARD D. MOORE, The Geography of Jazz

In this new volume, Lenard D. Moore celebrates jazz music and jazz musicians with poems that convey the rhythms of jazz through his deft handling of the poetic line and his use of formal techniques like repetition and onomatopoeia. Poet, essayist, and playwright, Moore is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mount Olive. He will perform his jazz poetry with Mount Olive's Jazz Band, directed by Dr. William Ford.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:00 PM
DONNA EVERHART, The Forgiving Kind

This new novel by the author of The Education of Dixie Dupree  is set in 1950s North Carolina, and follows 12-year-old Martha "Sonny" Creech. Her life of contentment on her family’s cotton farm is underpinned by her connection with the land and her inherited gift for water dowsing. But when a rattlesnake suddenly strikes her father dead, her family struggles to fend off ruin.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:00 PM
MESHA MAREN, Sugar Run

Mesha Maren won the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her short fiction and she is this year's Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill. Sugar Run is her debut novel: Unexpectedly freed after serving 18 years of a life sentence for manslaughter, Jodi McCarty falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together these women try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in a rural West Virginia town that refuses to change? Novelist Lauren Groff says "Mesha Maren writes like a force of nature." Join us for this searing and gritty story about making a run for another life.

Friday, Feb. 8, 7:00 PM
Raleigh mystery author J.D. ALLEN, Skin Game
In conversation with Eryk Pruitt

Raleigh mystery author J.D. Allen joins us for book two of the Sin City Investigations series featuring Las Vegas private investigator Jim Bean. In Skin Game , clues lead Bean to a human trafficking ring and one of Vegas's most influential mobsters. Allen will be joined by local noir author and podcaster Eryk Pruitt.

Monday, Feb. 11, 7:00 PM
TIM DORSEY, No Sunscreen for the Dead (Serge Storms #22)

Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge’s interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world—where an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau rocked the community.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:00 PM
The Open Discussion Project
(Previously the Bridging The Divide Book Club)

Meeting monthly on second Wednesdays, the goal of this book club is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with differing political viewpoints. Book selections will alternate across the political spectrum, and meetings will have dedicated facilitators. February's book is Melting Pot or Civil War: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders  by Reihan Salam. Receive a 21% discount when purchasing the book for club attendance.

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:00 PM
YA Fantasy Panel with LEIGH STATHAM, NICOLE CONWAY and JODIE LYNN ZDROK

Three authors of Young Adult fantasy fiction join us to discuss their new novels for ages 13 and up. Leigh Statham brings us Imani Unraveled , book two in the dystopian Daughter 4254 series about fighting for the arts. Nicole Conway, author of the Dragonrider Chronicles now brings us Savage , the first volume in the Dragonrider Legacy series. And in Jodie Lynn Zdrok's debut murder mystery, Spectacle , a young reporter in 1880s Paris uses her supernatural visions to help track down a killer who is targeting young women.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 3:00 PM
LAURA KING EDWARDS with memoir Run to the Light

Laura had it all – a great job, a new loving husband and a home near her family and 7-year-old sister, Taylor. Everything changed when Taylor was diagnosed with Batten disease, a rare and fatal genetic disorder. Unwilling to take no cure for an answer, Laura founded a charity with family and friends, Taylor’s Tale, to save children with the disease.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 PM
JASPER FFORDE, Early Riser
Seats may be reserved

The master of absurdity, champion of satire, ridiculer of bureaucracy, and proud Welshman is back at QRB with a brand new novel. In an alternate Wales, the human population hibernates every Winter, and you are Charlie Worthing, investigating an outbreak of viral dreams--quirky products of the sleeping minds--that start to come true. A wild and hilarious ride that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Seats will be available for the public without any purchase required. If you'd like a reserved seat and priority signing line ticket, prepurchase Early Riser here .

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:00 PM
JUDY GOLDMAN, Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

" Together is a riveting account of a strong marriage tested when a routine medical procedure goes terribly wrong. Judy Goldman beautifully shows us the challenges and setbacks but also the triumphs as two people find strengths within themselves to create a new life together."—Ron Rash

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:00 PM
Editor SCOTT DAVIS presents The Dark Young Man by Jacob Dinezon

Scott Davis is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, storyteller, and collector of Jewish stories from Eastern Europe. Originally written in Yiddish by Jacob Dinezon (c. 1851–1919), now translated by Tina Lunson and adapted by Davis, The Dark Young Man is a startling novel of mid-19th century Jewish life and culture. Davis is the author of Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories , and Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik .

The North Carolina Book Festival is February 21-24, with an amazing line-up of authors appearing at venues across Raleigh. Quail Ridge Books will provide books for sale at these events, and you may pre-order signed copies of authors' books from from us. QRB will host the festival's events for children and teens on Saturday, February 23rd. Find full festival information on the NC Bookfest website and Facebook.com/NCBookfest .
SATURDAY, FEB. 23 NC BOOK FESTIVAL TEEN'S AND KIDS' EVENTS AT QRB:
10:30 AM
Jonathan Voss: Brave Enough for Two: A Hoot and Olive Story . A special storytime for ages 4+
2:00 PM
Raleigh's Paul Tillery IV:
Thundercluck !
Norse mythology and hilarity for ages 8+
4:30 PM
Music Together with Jean Marie Whaley
Songs and books for ages 6 months and up
6:00 PM
Ask an Author: Q&A session with North Carolina authors of Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction:

BRENDA RUFENER, Where I Live : If Linden Rose can follow the rules, no one will ever discover that she is the “homeless girl hiding in front of them.” Ages 13+.

KATI GARDNER, Brave Enough : No one with cancer dies in this story. They do play Uno, shave their head, make new friends, attend camp, get kissed (!), and above all else, discover they are brave enough to continue living life. Ages 13+.

KWAME MBALIA, Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky : A 7th-grade boy enters a world where ancient African gods clash with gods of African-American legend.
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