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March 2020
Spring is coming around the corner! Welcome the slow snow melt with a bookshelf update!

The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel
Coming March 10!
“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”

With   The Mirror & the Light , Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels,  Wolf Hall  and  Bring Up the Bodies . She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.

Available in 3/10

New Releases

Actress: A Novel by Anne Enright
A brilliant and moving novel about celebrity, sexual power, and a daughter’s search to understand her mother’s hidden truths.

Katherine O’Dell is an Irish theater legend. As her daughter, Norah, retraces her mother’s celebrated career and bohemian life, she delves into long-kept secrets, both her mother’s and her own. Katherine began her career on Ireland’s bus-and-truck circuit before making it to London’s West End, Broadway, and finally Hollywood. Every moment of her life is a performance, with young Norah standing in the wings. But the mother-daughter romance cannot survive Katherine’s past or the world’s damage. With age, alcohol, and dimming stardom, Katherine’s grip on reality grows fitful. Fueled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime.

Available 3/3

Trace Elements: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon
When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding.
"They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no," Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently-deceased husband, Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy.

Available 3/3

Writers & Lovers by Lily King
Casey lives in Cambridge, MA, waits tables, worries about her debt, falls for the wrong man and the right one. She dreams, and she grieves, and she worries about her health. In spite of it all, she manages to finish her novel. Lily King's assured, closely observed book  Writers & Lovers  is a loving portrait of Casey and the writing life. I don't think there's a single unnecessary word in the whole thing. Writers & Lovers is a joy to read, a gift from a writer at the top of her game. - David,

Available 3/3

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.

Available 3/3

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
Postcolonial Love Poem  is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried in its pages—bodies of language, land, rivers, suffering brothers, enemies, and lovers—be touched and held as beloveds. Through these poems, the wounds inflicted by America onto an indigenous people are allowed to bloom pleasure and tenderness: “Let me call my anxiety,  desire , then. / Let me call it,  a garden .” In this new lyrical landscape, the bodies of indigenous, Latinx, black, and brown women are simultaneously the body politic and the body ecstatic. In claiming this autonomy of desire, language is pushed to its dark edges, the astonishing dunefields and forests where pleasure and love are both grief and joy, violence and sensuality.

Available 3/3

Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit
In  Recollections of My Nonexistence , Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. She tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city that became her great teacher, and of the small apartment that, when she was nineteen, became the home in which she transformed herself. She explores the forces that liberated her as a person and as a writer--books themselves; the gay community that presented a new model of what else gender, family, and joy could mean; and her eventual arrival in the spacious landscapes and overlooked conflicts of the American West.

Available 3/10

Our House Is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis by Greta Thunberg, Svante Thunberg, Malena Ernman, and Beata Ernman
When climate activist Greta Thunberg was eleven, her parents Malena and Svante, and her little sister Beata, were facing a crisis in their own home. Greta had stopped eating and speaking, and her mother and father had reconfigured their lives to care for her. Desperate and searching for answers, her parents discovered what was at the heart of Greta’s distress: her imperiled future on a rapidly heating planet.

Available 3/17

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
In his latest graphic novel,  Dragon Hoops New York Times  bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero  always  wins.
But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships.

Available 3/17

Loud Fast Words: Soul Asylum Collected Lyrics by Dave Pirner
As the primary songwriter for Soul Asylum, Dave Pirner has penned hundreds of songs over the course of nearly four decades and has helped to shape the alternative-rock world through his artful lyrics and distinctive vocals. With twelve full-length studio albums under their belts, Pirner and Soul Asylum have produced songs that have captured multiple generations of music fans.The lyrics collected here represent Pirner's life's work (to date): nearly 150 songs printed in their full form, annotated by Pirner with his own recollections and reflections on the inspiration behind each song and what they mean to him and his career. Supplemented with photographs and reproductions of his handwritten lyric pages,  Loud Fast Words  reveals the creative process and the soulful spirit behind one of America's great songwriters.

Available 3/17

Valentine: A Novel by Elizabeth Wetmore
"This is the story of Glory Ramirez, a young Mexican American girl, who is brutally attacked and raped by a roughneck in Odessa Texas during in the mid 70's. It’s also the story of the five courageous women touched by the attack. It’s hard to believe this is Elizabeth Westmore’s first novel. She writes beautifully, expertly exploring the complexities of race, relationships, and life in small town West Texas. The characters are so compelling and the descriptions of the land so vivid that this story will stay with me for a long time.  Valentine  will very likely top my list of favorites for 2020."— Nick

Available 3/31

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Upcoming Events at Next Chapter Booksellers

March SFF Book Club Selection
Jakarta by Rodrigo Marquez Tizano

In a chaotic city, the latest in a line of viruses advances as a man recounts the fated steps that led him to be confined in a room with his lover while catastrophe looms. As he takes inventory of the city's ills, a strange stone distorts reality, offering brief glimpses of the deserted territories of his memory. A sports game that beguiles the city with near-religious significance, the hugely popular gambling systems rigged by the Department of Chaos and Gaming, an upbringing in schools that disappeared classmates even if the plagues didn't--everything holds significance and nothing gives answers in the vision realm of his own making.

The Outside the Margins Speculative Fiction Book Club are meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:00pm! Stop by!

Our March Non-Fiction Book Club Selection
by Barry Lopez

From pole to pole and across decades of lived experience, National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez delivers his most far-ranging, yet personal, work to date.  Horizon  moves indelibly, immersively, through the author’s travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.

The Non-Fiction Book Club is open to all, whether you have finished the book or not! Please join us on Friday, March 20th at 5:00pm as we discuss!

A Book Club to Honor Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison Book Club
discusses Paradise

Join our bookseller Milan for a wide-ranging discussion of Toni Morrison's Paradise . No RSVPs are required.

They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.”  So begins Toni Morrison’s  Paradise , which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear. But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own. And it is upon these women in flight from death and despair that nine male citizens of Ruby will lay their pain, their terror, and their murderous rage.

Join us at 3:00pm, Sunday, March 22nd!

Our March Book Club Selection
Night Theater
by Vikram Paralkar

A surgeon flees a scandal in the city and accepts a job at a village clinic. He buys antibiotics out of pocket, squashes roaches, and chafes at the interventions of the corrupt officer who oversees his work. But his outlook on life changes one night when a teacher, his pregnant wife, and their young son appear. Killed in a violent robbery, they tell the surgeon that they have been offered a second chance at living if the surgeon can mend their wounds before sunrise.

Stop by on Sunday, March 29th at 4:00pm as we discuss this novel!

Vote for Books!
Here at Next Chapter Booksellers we love to promote well read voters so we are giving our customers another reason to get to the polls

Show your "I voted" sticker on Super Tuesday (March 3rd) for 35% off one book

This offer is for Super Tuesday only, so make sure you get to those polls first thing!

NCB is having a 1-year anniversary party!
One year ago Next Chapter Booksellers began our journey to new beginnings. Our success has only been because of our booksellers, the books we offer, and the customers that love to read and support our store. Celebrate one year with us with food, wine, live music, and of course- Books!

2020 Calendars Are on Sale!
All 2020 calendars are now 50% off!

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