Wellesley Books Newsletter  
October 31st, 2018

We are in the thick of our event season, with great author events scheduled all the way into December ... including Shannon Messenger, for her new middle-grade book Keeper Of The Lost Cities: Flashback on November 29th, and chef Dorie Greenspan with her new cookbook
 Everyday Dorie.  We are also very excited to be hosting Boston Bruins hockey legend Bobby Orr on Tuesday, November 6th (see below for details).  It's always fun and exciting to meet authors and celebrities, shake their hands, and get an autographed copy of their books -- plus, these make great gifts for the holidays or anytime!  Feast your eyes upon the cornucopia of author appearances scheduled below, and we hope to see you at one of these terrific events.

And we hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!
Upcoming Events

All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted.
 Purchase the lead title  from Wellesley Books to enter the signing line
Thursday, Nov. 1st, 7:00 PM
Ellen King is the co-owner and Director of Baking Operations at Hewn Bakery and she is pleased to introduce her new cookbook,
Heritage Baking.  These 45 foolproof recipes for delicious, nutritious, good-for-the-gut breads and pastries star a wide range of artisanal flours, readily available for home bakers.   Please note this is a ticketed event. Your $10 ticket includes a food tasting at the event, with recipes from the book.     
Tuesday, November 6th, 6:00 PM 
We are thrilled to announce that Boston Bruins superstar Bobby Orr will be at Wellesley Books to sign copies of Bobby: My Story in Pictures. This new book tells the incredible story of Bobby's life through never-before-seen photos from his personal collection.  Please note this is a ticketed event.  Tickets can be purchased in the store or HERE.    
Tuesday, November 6th, 11:00 AM
Join us at Davio's Restaurant in Chestnut Hill as India Hicks introduces her latest collection as well as her new book, A Slice Of England.  There will be light bites and drinks to benefit The B Fund, which aids the families of critically ill children.  RSVP to lauren@davios.com to secure your spot.   
Wednesday, November 7th, 7:00 PM
From Aaron Thier, author of Mr. Eternity, comes The World Is A Narrow Bridge, a darkly comic road novel about a millennial couple facing the ultimate question: how to live and love in an age of catastrophe. Miami couple Murphy and Eva have almost decided to have a baby when Yahweh, the Old Testament God, appears to Eva and makes an unwelcome demand.  This is a free event -- please RSVP by clicking HERE
Thursday, Nov. 8th, 7:00 PM
Join author and baker Louise Miller as she reads from and signs her new book, The Late Bloomers' Club, a delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to summon true love.  Louise will be in conversation with author Juliette Fay (The Tumbling Turner Sisters).  This is a ticketed event. Get your ticket HERE. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the new book.  
Friday, November 9th, 7:00 PM
A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's newest novel, Winter In Paradise.  Elin is journeying from Nantucket to read from her new book and sign copies.  This is a ticketed event.  Get your ticket HERE. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the new book.  
Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00 PM  
Mike Lupica brings you his newest middle-grade sports novel,
No Slam Dunk, a fast-paced, heartfelt story for basketball fans that proves being a good teammate remains the most important quality in basketball -- and in life.  This is a free event -- please RSVP by clicking HERE.
Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 PM
Join author Amy Blumenfeld as she reads from and signs her debut novel, The Cast.   Twenty-five years ago, a group of ninth graders produced a skit-filled videotape to cheer up their ailing friend. Now, the friends reunite over the Fourth of July to celebrate Becca's good health -- but nothing goes as planned in this tale of forgiveness and the value of enduring friendships.
Thursday, November 15th, 7:00 PM
The Boston Bruins are one of the most successful and historic teams in the NHL, with six Stanley Cup championships and counting. Author Dale Arnold, longtime broadcaster for the team, has witnessed more than his fair share of that history up close and personal and he shares his best stories in his new book, If These Walls Could Talk.  This book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the low moments, and everything in between. Bruins fans will not want to miss this event. This is a free event -- please RSVP by clicking HERE.
Bill's Book Group For Guys

by James Rebanks

Mr Rebanks, the latest in a long family line of Herdwick sheep farmers, has become an international phenomenon with his evocative prose and blunt observations on the rugged lives and culture of his native English Lake District.

Join Bill's Book Group for Guys for a relaxed evening in the store discussing a specially-chosen book while enjoying a beer, glass of wine, or select single-malt whiskey.  $25 buys the book and a ticket to the event.
Betty's Lunchtime Book Group
by Lisa Halliday

Betty Sudarsky, unparalleled bookseller and experienced book club leader, chooses each book carefully and leads the discussion.  Bring your own lunch if you like; Betty supplies snacks, drinks, and insight.  No need to sign up; drop-ins are welcome.  
Rachael's Book Club For Kids
by Cornelia Funke

Rachael Conrad carefully curates choices for a new book club for children ages 8-12 who love to read.  Join her for a lively discussion about a new book every month.   Parents, if your child would like to attend please e-mail rachael@wellesleybooks.com to reserve your spot!
Bookseller Recommendations

William Recommends:
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
Sarah Perry strikes literary gold again!  While The Essex Serpent was a delightful take on Victorian novels, a la Jane Austen, Melmoth is an homage to the horrid books from Northanger Abbey, those eerie gothic thrillers certain to make the blood run cold.   In Perry's Melmoth, the reader is swept along on gorgeous, sometimes antiquated, language, taken through notes and letters and a labyrinth of tales, each touching on the mysterious shadow figure, Melmoth.  Who is this haunting spirit, and why is it following our heroine (who has a past acquaintance with the macabre)?

Gillian Recommends:
In Pieces by Sally Field
This is the rare celebrity memoir in which the author's own voice resonates with clarity and truth. Self-reflective, insightful, and fiercely intelligent, Sally Field hits the perfect note as she unfolds the story of a na├»ve girl with a difficult family, struggling to forge her own path in a world that refuses to acknowledge her potential.  This candid and moving account deserves a standing ovation!  
Rebecca Recommends:
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
This is a complicated, intense reckoning with family and personal history by one of the sharpest writers out there.  Of his mother, Laymon writes: "You gave me a black southern laboratory to work with words.  In that space, I learned how to assemble memory and imagination when I most wanted to die."   
Lorna Recommends:
A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler  
This is a fascinating novel set during New York City's Gilded age, centering on the life of Alva Vanderbilt, wife of William K. Vanderbilt and her part in the building of that family's reputation and stature in society.  Fans of historical fiction will love this book.
New In Hardcover

The Reckoning
John Grisham

Cook Like A Pro
Ina Garten

Stephen King

The White Darkness
David Grann

Dark Sacred Night
 Michael Connelly

Family Trust
Kathy Wang
New In Paperback

Still Me
JoJo Moyes

Friday Black
 Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Find Me Gone
Sarah Meuleman

Winter Solstice
 Elin Hilderbrand

 Robert Harris

The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Bookseller Recommendations For Young Adults
Rebecca Recommends:
A Heart In A Body In The World
by Deb Caletti
This is an incredible, propulsive story about a teenage runner who undertakes a cross-country run after suffering a personal tragedy.  If you love old-school realistic Young Adult Fiction like Cynthia Voigt or contemporary stunners like The Hate U Give, this one is too good to miss!
New Books For Kids

Jessica Townsend

Reach Higher
Amanda Lucidon

The Epic Adventures Of Huggie And Stick
Drew Daywalt & David Spencer
New Books For Young Adults

Kingdom of Ash
 Sarah J. Maas

An Assassin's Guide To Love And Treason
Virginia Boecker

You Are The Everything
 Karen Rivers
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