An Unlikely Newsletter
September 14, 2018
We are beyond thrilled to host #1 bestselling author Ransom Riggs on the release date of A Map of Days, the fourth book in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Ransom will read from and talk about his new book, followed by a Q & A and book signing. In A Map of Days, Riggs reveals even more secrets of the peculiar world, set against the rich landscape of American history as Jacob comes home to face his grandfather Abe's secrets and legacy. We're making tickets available to our newsletter subscribers before opening them up to the public. Click HERE or on the image above to reserve your tickets!

Have you always wanted to spend more time with Mel in the café , or Lynda in the bookstore? Well, now's your chance! We're looking for part-time seasonal help in both the bookstore and cafe. Evenings and weekends are essential, but some daytime shifts may also be available. Please check out our Job Opportunities page for details and instructions.
In This Newsletter
Kate DiCamillo Ticketing
Kate DiCamillo
Tickets to our event with Kate DiCamillo on Sunday, October 14th at 1pm will go on sale on Sunday, September 30th at 1pm! We will send a separate email with the link. Tickets will be $18.05, will include a copy of Louisiana's Way Home, and admission for two. You will be able to purchase tickets only via the link in the email.

We are very excited to partner with First Book, putting books in the hands of kids just like Louisiana. Jeff and Julie Kinney will donate one book for each Kate DiCamillo ticket sold, or any Kate DiCamillo book purchased the day of the event. 

Jerry Thornton
Tuesday, September 18th at 7pm
Sports fans won't want to miss the chance to hear Jerry Thornton discuss his new book, Five Rings: The Superbowl History of the New England Patriots! Jerry has worked everywhere from Barstool Sports to HBO's "Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino," from the parking lots of Foxboro to the comedy clubs of New England. He's the bestselling author of From Darkness to Dynasty, and provides an all-access pass to the Patriots' years of unparalleled greatness from the unique perspective of an observant, obsessive, utterly dedicated fan. Grab a book, grab a beer, and get ready for a night for Pats' fans! Sign up now for this free event!
When you come from Nowhere, can you ever really make it anywhere? Author Dusti Bowling (Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus) returns to the desert to create a gripping story about friendship, hope, and finding the power we all have. No one can beat the no-armed protagonist of her previous book, but this one is The Goonies meets the Breakfast Club for modern times. Dusti will come all the way from Arizona to discuss her new novel, 24 Hours in Nowhere, talk about the real life inspirations for her characters, answer audience questions, and sign books.  Register now for this free event! 
John Flanagan 
An Unlikely Story is proud to welcome the one and only worldwide bestselling author John Flanagan to speak and sign his latest book The Red Fox Clan. Fan favorites, Will and Maddie from The Royal Ranger: A New Beginning return for new adventures. John will talk about all things Ranger's Apprentice, answer audience questions, and sign books! It's an event not to be missed! Register now for this free event! 
Wednesday, September 26th at 7pm
Katherine Arden, author of one of our staff favorites, The Bear and the Nightingale, will visit An Unlikely Story to introduce her new middle-grade novel, Small Spaces, a very fun, very spooky contemporary novel about a girl whose field trip goes terribly, terribly wrong. It has already received praise from R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), been called "Halloween's spookiest new must-read" by Entertainment Weekly, and continues to garner starred reviews! Register here for this free event. 
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Bookseller Recommendations Recommendations
Miranda recommends:
Ruth Ware spins another creepy and compelling tale that builds a sense of dread and unsettling foreboding with each page, showing how secrets, especially when it comes to family, can have deadly costs.

Emily recommends:
The Caregiver
The Caregiver 
by Samuel Park

This posthumous novel moved me deeply. What could have turned into a thriller or a political manifesto instead developed into the exploration of mother-daughter relationships and a meditation on the various faces forgiveness may wear. (September 25th - available for pre-order!) 

Michelle recommends:
The Bear and the Nightingale
by Katherine Arden
Katherine Arden takes a Russian folktale and turns it into an epic and gripping read perfect anyone who loves fantasy! Vasilisa spends her childhood running through the woods of her village, seeing and talking to creatures only she seems to be able to see. When her father brings home a new stepmother from Moscow, traditions of leaving gifts for the creatures is put to a halt and weird things begin to happen to the land. Vasilisa begins to wonder if her nurse's tales of Father Frost are more than just scary stories to keep village children in line. (Meet Katherine Arden on Wednesday, September 26th at 7pm!)

Cards & Gifts Gifts
Our gift department will be hosting weekend specials for the remainder of September! Beginning today and running through the end of day on Monday, September 17th, ALL CALENDARS - large, small, wall, desk, planner and monthly will be 20% off! Next weekend we are considering socks - maybe art - or even journals! Come in and see what we choose!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Dinner List
Lake Success
The Winter Soldier
In Pieces
The Dinner List
Rebecca Serle
Gary Shteyngart
(signed copies available!)
Daniel Mason
(signed copies available!)
In Pieces
Sally Field
(signed copies available!)
Bob Woodward
New in Paperback
Fierce Fairytales
The Best Kind of People
In the Midst of Winter
Ernest Hemingway
Nikita Gill
(signed copies available!)
Zoe Whitall
Robin Sloan
Isabel Allende
Mary Dearborn 
New in Children's
What Can A Citizen Do_
I Am Neil Armstrong
Mac B._ Kid Spy_ Mac Undercover
Dave Eggers
Shawn Harris (illus.)
Brad Meltzer
Chris Eliopolis (illus.)
Mac Barnett
Mike Lowery (illus.)
Courtney Summers

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Phone: (508) 699-0244

Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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