Wellesley Books Newsletter  
August 22nd, 2018

We pride ourselves on our store-run book clubs.  Bill's Book Club For Guys and Betty's Lunchtime Book Club are known throughout the area for their knowledgeable leaders, carefully curated choices, and animated discussions.  Now, we are proud to introduce a new kind of book group -- Rachael's Book Club For Kids

Upcoming Events

All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted.
 Purchase the lead title  from Wellesley Books to enter the signing line

Monday, September 17th, 7:00 PM. 
Nigel Travis, executive chairman and former CEO of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins, reflects on the unique, results-oriented discipline he's developed over decades of leadership in his new book The Challenge Culture.  Travis' fine-tuned ideas about the challenge culture provide a blueprint for any organization to achieve prosperity.  Join us for a fascinating discussion as well as an author signing for this new business concept book.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:00 PM.
Sarah Smarsh has written one of our favorite books of the year, the eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the Midwest, Heartland.  This one is perfect for book clubs as Smarsh challenges us to look closer at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people who are thought to be less because they earn less.  Join us in celebrating this truly wonderful new book, one that makes you think as well as makes you feel.

Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 PM. 
Kerri Maher presents her fabulous new book, The Kennedy Debutante, a captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties.  Featuring history, adventure, and romance among the Kennedy family, this is certain to be a thrilling best-seller and a perfect gift for lovers of historical fiction.  Get your copy signed at the event and meet this exciting new author.

Wednesday, October 10th, 7:00 PM.  
Wellesley Books is proud to present two-time Academy Award Winner and three-time Emmy winner, Sally Field, in conversation with Robin Young on her new memoir, In PiecesPlease note that this is a ticketed event.  Your ticket includes a signed copy of In Pieces.  This event will take place at the Dana Hall School.   
Currently, we are sold out of tickets for this event, but we have created a waiting list.  Please call the store for details.   
Bill's Book Group For Guys
by Aaron Thier

This wildly entertaining road novel cleverly juggles grand contemplations of cosmic and theological mysteries with hilarious riffs on the shortsightedness and mundanity of modern life.

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.  $35 buys the book and a ticket to the event.
Betty's Lunchtime Book Group
by John Boyne

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.  
Bookseller Recommendations

Peter Recommends:
Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison
Jess Harney will stop at nothing to track down her ne'er-do-well brother and bring him back to the homestead where he belongs, despite her resolve being put to the test time and again. It's a good thing she has nerves of steel, great instincts, and even better aim. John Larison has given us an unforgettable cast of characters and a three-dimensional American west that defies stereotypes and mythmaking. This is gritty, honest writing and a story that grips you early and doesn't let go.

Sally Recommends:
His Favorites by Kate Walbert
In this terrific novel, fifteen-year-old Jo tells her story of sexual abuse at the hands of an older, charismatic teacher at an elite boarding school. The shame, the powerlessness, and the isolation are brilliantly depicted. With pinpoint observations, the great Kate Walbert makes this story all too real and sadly relevant. I read it in one big gulp. 
William Recommends:
Ohio by Stephen Markley
In this lyrical first novel, four ex-classmates from a small rust-belt town in Ohio end up returning on the same night.  One is confronting an ex-lover's mother, one is engaged in a possible drug deal, one is trying to forget the Afghan War, and one is desperate for revenge.  With gorgeous prose reminiscent of Don Delillo or Thomas Pynchon, Stephen Markley has written the definitive novel about young people and how they are dehumanized by the world today.  Wow -- it's the only word that comes to mind!     
New In Hardcover

Five Rings
Jerry Thornton

Suzanne Matson

The Shakespeare Requirement
 Julie Schumacher

Arthur Ashe: A Life
 Raymond Arsenault

Christina Dalcher

Our Homesick Songs
Emma Hooper
New In Paperback

Christopher Golden

 Angela Duckworth

The Locals
Jonathan Dee
Bookseller Recommendations For Kids
William Recommends:
Business Pig
by Andrea Zuill
One morning on Sunshine Farm, a sow gives birth to a litter of normal piglets -- and one "gen-u-wine Business Pig" depicted in a natty suit.  No one seems to be interested in taking Jasper home, until one day a curly-haired girl requests his resume.  This is a delightful story about finding your people, one flow chart at a time.   
New Books For Kids

The Big Game
Tim Green

Rules Of The Ruff
Heidi Lang

Ranger's Apprentice: The Red Fox Clan
John Flanagan
New Books For Young Adults

See All The Stars
Kit Frick

The Lightning Thief (Illustrated)
Rick Riordan

Fresh Ink
 edited by
Lamar Giles
Back To School Gifts
It's sad to think about it, but it's almost time for back to school, and we have great gifts for the returning student in your life.  You must see our great sets of pencils imprinted with grammar rules, quotations in various languages, and literary references.  Grab a Colson Whitehead pencil case to keep your cool new pencils safe, and you may want a new standard issue notebook from Designworks Ink.  We have many ways to make the school year a bit more fun, so peruse our Back-To-School area and find that perfect gift!

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Dog of the Week
Sadie is an eight year old Clumber Spaniel who visited us recently on one of her frequent trips to our bookstore.  It can actually be a little difficult to get her to leave!  She adores going to Boston and taking a ride on the water taxi.   Welcome to Wellesley Books, Sadie! 

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William D. Carl

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