First Place: Tarkington Store by Renee Lowery
 


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Second Place: Does This Tie Make My Butt Look Big? by Lori Kolbenschlag

 
 
Dear Friends of A Novel Experience,  
    
     We move into March with the best memories of the 2018 Dog and Pony Show--stay tuned as we show you some of the winning images over the next couple of months. Thank you Ray Sullivan for doing a momentous job picking such a fine show from all the entries, and presenting a wonderful Juror's Talk. And, we still have daydreams of adopting the dozen or so dogs who shared the Reception honors--if you need, need, need to take those two sweet white puffballs (part Great Pyrennes) home, please do not hesitate to call the good folks at Coco's Cupboard...And now, the People's Choice winner! George Slade's Sophie in the Wind!
 
     March is definitely coming in like a lamb--we are so pleased at the reprieve from the cold of late winter and hope the buds will not get nailed in a late freeze. For March, we are pleased to present the "Nose Art" of WWII photographer Harry H. Davis. He served in the south Pacific theater from 1943-45. Besides photographing reconnaissance missions and raids over mainland Japan he took  shots of the iconic paintings of saucy ladies on the bombers. They will hang at the store for the month as a tribute to Harry and, sadly, as a memorial--he just passed away at 96 years of age. And, thank you to photographer and printer Jim Johns who printed his work. The prints will be for sale throughout the month.
 
     By any chance have you been reading the latest research on happiness? For every age one of the most important components for a happy life is connection. Add trust and empathy and you have a winning trio. We aim to help! We invite you to be a part of the store's monthly servings of community and connection. Join a book group. Be a part of our monthly Living Room Conversation. Come visit and tell us what book you loved. Knit with our wonderful Tuesday evening knitters. See below for schedules and times. And, we're thinking of adding a monthly nonfiction you-have-to-read-this-book group--stay tuned!

          We'd love to see you this month--and hello to all the U.S. Hwy 19 travelers who stop in on their way both north and south! We love checking in with you on your biannual stop-bys! 

                                                                           All of us from ANE
 
    

Honorable Mention: I Hate Bathtime by Clara Williams


                                                                                                          
         
                                                                    


  
   
     

Third Place: Cash in the Peace Lily by Desiree Lampit-Downs
  
 
  
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Honorable Mention: Three Friends in a Field by Dale Niles


 
MARCH at the GALLERY: Take a look at WWII Harry H. Davis' collection of "Nose Art"--those painted beauties who adorned the noses of bombers--in this case, in the Pacific theater where he served as a reconnaissance photographer. Photographer and printer Jim Johns has reprinted Harry's B&W images and they are hanging all this month along with some fascinating reprints of newspapers of that era contributed by our friend LizAnn Lawrence.
 
THE NOVEL POETS AND PROSE WRITERS GROUP: 
This Friday, March 2, 7 p.m.
 For writers and poets--keep writing!  

 


 
TUESDAY, March 6: Our Spirituality Book group is a treasure! 1 p.m. We're reading " Mother Earth Spirituality: Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves and our World

 
TUESDAY EVENINGS: EVENING KNITTERS
The knitters are here on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 to do the knitting thing! We welcome fiber crafters, needlepointers and crocheters, macramers, quilters, loomers, beaders/jewelry makers! Come on out!  
   
 
People's Choice! George Slade's Sophie in the Wind
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 1st: Our DROP-IN, GUILT FREE BOOK CLUB
This month we're reading "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen. (No wonder it won the Pulitzer Prize--it's amazing.)
  
THURSDAY, MARCH 8: THE NERD HERD
meets at 6:00 p.m. We're reading The Hazel Wood. And, check out our Nerd Herd FB page!

  
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 at Noon:
BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP: 
 This month's book: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (if you liked her "Orphan Train" you'll love this). Everyone welcome. High noon.



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SATURDAY, MARCH 17th: CHANGE OF DATE FOR CLASSICS BOOK GROUP! Our regular date is usually the last Saturday in the month but this date, for March, worked out best for all. We discuss Steinbecks' Of Mice and Men at 7:00
  
WIMPY KID CUT-OUT DRAWING: FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd at 6:00 pm: That big cut-out that has adorned our kid's section for a year? We are retiring him and having a drawing for the lucky winner who wants him! Come on in and put your name in the hat!

LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS:  SUNDAY, MARCH 25th 3-5 pm
      We're meeting to continue our discussions of topics ranging from gun control to the First Amendment. It's a great occasion for folks who want to be a part of a balanced, robust discussion in the hopes of discovering common ground and learning from each other. It's Inspiring--and fun. Topic TBA. Call the store (770-567-1103 or anovelexperience@gmail.com to sign up--12 spots!