An Unlikely Newsletter
July 17, 2018
Unlikely Bestsellers
Do you ever get the feeling that you want to move your furniture around to freshen things up? Booksellers do the same thing! We've moved some sections, making our Staff Picks and Unlikely Bestsellers easier to find. We LOVE the feeling of moving books around. Leo, our Children's Manager / Buyer spent one morning in the Picture Book section, "spending time with his friends." Booksellers are a quirky bunch, but we love what we do and have a passion for sharing our love of books with you. Come in, check out all the changes, and find your new favorite book!
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Audiobooks with
Get your book fix on the go with an Audiobook Membership through our partner! Choose from thousands of titles including bestsellers and An Unlikely Story bookseller recommendations that all support our store. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all audiobooks are DRM-free. Visit our website for all the details on how to sign up and get listening!

Nocturnals Storytime
Friday, July 20th at 11:30am
Join us for a special themed storytime for all Nocturnals' fans! Tracey Hecht, the author of the popular children's series, The Nocturnals, will lead a reading of Moonlight Meeting and Slithery Shakedown. There will be face-painting, stickers, brigade capes, and a very cool animal mask craft for the kids. Perfect for school-aged children 5 and up. Register your child for this free event!
Ahoy, mateys! Illustrator Kevin Barry is coming to An Unlikely Story for a fun and interactive storytime. He will read his new book Kindergarrrten Bus, written by Mike Ornstein, and teach kids basic drawing skills. It will be a fun event the whole family will love.  Register your child for this free event! 
Kristan Higgins 
We're so excited to offer a special luncheon with bestselling author Kristan Higgins! Join us in our intimate and relaxing event space, enjoy a meal with fellow book lovers, and hear Kristan talk about her books and writing. Tickets are on sale now and include lunch plus a signed copy of her new book, Good Luck with ThatVisit our website to see the menu and purchase tickets. 
Thursday, August 16th at 7pm
William Martin is a master of epic historical fiction, and he'll be at An Unlikely Story to introduce his newest novel, Bound for Gold. The story brims with romance, drama, and all the gritty details of history, vividly bringing to life both fictional characters and historical figures. Grab a beer or glass of wine in our event space and listen to a talented author who is also a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. It'll be an evening not to be missed!  Register here for this free event. 
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Bookseller Recommendations Recommendations
Kerrie recommends:
by Madeline Miller
Miller brings to life one of the most powerful women of antiquity in a blending of myths that is absolutely spellbinding. Circe is mentioned throughout a number of myths, but Miller collects these small chapters of other people's stories and weaves them into a tale of want, betrayal, love, and power. Lovers of mythology will find this a must read, and those without much knowledge of antiquity will still find in Circe a determined and relatable hero. I really enjoyed the different perspectives that this story brought to well-worn tales, like the Odyssey and the Iliad. I alternated between the audiobook and hardcover, and really enjoyed the audiobook. Perdita Weeks brings Circe to life in her narration; I found that listening to the audiobook helped a lot with knowing how to pronounce many of the Greek names I was unfamiliar with.
Michelle recommends:
Robert F. Kennedy_ Ripples of Hope
I was brought to tears many times during this read and for a number of reasons: devastation at the loss of a person who could have changed the course of American history; frustrated that so little has changed in the treatment of people of color and minorities; awe that a politician could experience something that changed his viewpoint, admit it, and fight for injustice; hope that his legacy and spirit of empathy and compassion live on in his family and a new generation of activists and politicians. I can't say enough about this new favorite. Go read it. Right now.
Kym recommends:
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
This is one of those rare books that make you want to race through to find out what happens, but also slow down to enjoy the brilliant writing. Samuel Hawley lives life on the run with his beloved daughter Loo. His story is told through the twelve bullet scars on his body, alternating with Loo's point of view. It's an amazing novel you won't soon forget.

Cards & Gifts Gifts
Update your space with these whimsical vintage hangings featuring maps, chickens, bikes and more! Perfect for the kitchen or dorm room, they're an easy way to add some charm.
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Summer Wives
Clock Dance
All These Beautiful Strangers
The Other Woman
The Summer Wives
Beatriz Williams
Anne Tyler
Elizabeth Klehfoth
The Other Woman
Daniel Silva
Ben Reiter
New in Paperback
The Lost Queen of Crocker County
The Address
The Story of Arthur Truluv
Stay With Me
Andy Weir
Elizabeth Leiknes
Fiona Davis
Elizabeth Berg
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
New in Childrens
How to Catch a Mermaid
The Princess and the Pit Stop
My Family Divided
Bright We Burn
Adam Wallace
Andy Elkerton (illus.)
Tom Angleberger
Diane Guerrero
Kiersten White

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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