Wellesley Books Newsletter  
January 30th, 2019

The sun was out, the ice had more or less melted (though flakes and single digits loomed ahead), and the store was bustling over the weekend as people left their houses for the first time in recent memory. Our unpredictable winter weather can sometimes make it difficult to do everything you need to do in a week...to say the least. So, in the spirit of saving you time and the need to leave your warm house, did you know that we offer online ordering?  We can ship books in-stock to you via priority mail, or you can put a book on hold to be picked up in the store when the weather's more favorable. Give it a try, or give us a call -- either way, we're happy to connect you with books in rain, snow or shine.
Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday, February 12th, 6:00 PM
Caitlin Krause is a globally-recognized learning expert, author, and keynote speaker. In her new book Mindful by Design, she helps individual leaders and teams leverage mindfulness, storytelling, and design principles to connect more deeply with their audiences. Mindfulness is the building of three capacities: awareness, advancement, and authenticity. Built upon these core capacities, Mindful by Design provides 24 detailed exercises for teachers and students, including step-by-step mindfulness lessons embedded into specific curriculum areas, ready to implement immediately.
Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00 PM *ticketed event*
Elinor Lipman is the award-winning author of eleven novels, including The View From Penthouse B and perennial favorite The Inn at Lake DevineGood Riddance is her delightful new romantic comedy in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. Please note that this is a ticketed event. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the book.  You can buy tickets in-store, by phone, or online by clicking the image of Elinor Lipman at left.   
Fe bruary 23rd, at 12:30 PM *ticketed event*
Bestseller Lisa Gardner returns with Never Tell, an unpredictable thriller that puts fan favorites D.D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there. Please n ote that this special luncheon with the author is ticketed. Your $39 ticket includes the luncheon as well as a personalized copy of Lisa's new b ook, Never Tell. You can buy tickets in-store, by phone, or online by clicking the image of Lisa Gardner at left.
Thursday, March 7th, at 7:00 PM
Four locally-connected kid-lit favorites--Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Dana Alison Levy, Jen Petro-Roy and Padma Venkatraman--return to Wellesley Books for an evening of panel discussions, signings and writerly camaraderie. Join our local community of children's authors and readers for a lively and entertaining evening.
Thursday, March 14th, 7:00 PM 
Susan MacKenty Brady, Executive Vice President at Linkage, is one of today's leading voices for women in business. Mastering Your Inner Critic . . . and Other Hidden Hurdles to Advancement provides the knowledge, insight, and tools women need to change the game in business and beyond. Readers learn how to build confidence, set clear goals, build effective networks, negotiate with skill, combat inner biases, and ultimately overcome the seven hurdles that hold women back.  
Rachael's Book Club For Kids
by Vera Brosgol

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!
Bill's Book Group For Guys

by Gabriel Tallent

Turtle, a 14-year-old girl being raised by her charismatic and domineering survivalist father in Northern California, courageously battles to emerge from an isolated and abusive world she has inhabited since the death of her mother years earlier.

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

(paperback due February 5th)
by Tayari Jones

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

Lorna Recommends:
Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
I loved Lucille Howard when I met her in Berg's last novel The Story of Arthur Truluv so I was thrilled to find out that she was the central character in Night of Miracles. Lucille is old and won't put up with any nonsense but she is also wise, funny and kind. She offers comfort beyond the wonderful baked goods that she shares in her cooking classes. You don't have to read Arthur Truluv first but I hope you will enjoy both visits to Mason, Missouri as much as I did.

Sally Recommends:
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
When Dani Shapiro got the results of a genetic test, she discovered that her family was not as she had always believed. She had always felt that she didn't quite "fit", though she didn't know why. This memoir of families and secrets is honest, and raw, and touching. 
Cassie Recommends:
The Seas by Samantha Hunt
When I turned to the final page, my brain was full of exclamation points and question marks.  And I immediately turned back to page one. The San Francisco Chronicle describes this novel as "...a watery dream that pushes the boundaries between fiction and fantasy..." 

Peter Recommends:
In A House of Lies by Ian Rankin 
John Rebus may be retired, but that doesn't stop him sticking his nose into police business (much to the chagrin of the current crop of DIs). But the murder in this case suggests a years-old police cover-up, one in which Rebus himself may have played a role, so it only makes sense he wants to stay on top of the trail of evidence. Old loyalties are newly tested and rivalries resumed - and Rebus' music tastes continue to fascinate - as Rankin delivers another propulsive Edinburgh thriller. 
New In Hardcover

The Plotters
Un-su Kim

At the Wolf's Table
Rosella Postorino

The Suspect
Fiona Barton

Joseph Finder

Golden Child
Claire Adam

The Woman Inside
E.G. Scott

Stephanie Land

Jason Rezaian

Deep Creek
Pam Houston
New In Paperback

Learning to See
Elise Hooper

The Cloister
James Carroll

The Witches of St. Petersburg
by Imogen Edwards-Jones

Every Note Played
Lisa Genova

The End of Loneliness
 by Benedict Wells

Fascism: A Warning by
Madeleine Albright
New Books For Kids

The Storm Keeper's Island
by Catherine Doyle

The End of the World and Beyond
by Avi

Secondhand Wishes
Anna Staniszewski

One-Third Nerd
Gennifer Choldenko

I Survived The Battle of D-Day
by Lauren Tarshis

Olympians: Hephaistos by
George O'Connor
New Books For Young Adults

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
by Sabina Khan

Shaun Tan

King of Scars
Leigh Bardugo
New in the Gifts Department
The Lunar New Year falls on Tuesday, February 5th. Tradition dictates that you clean before the New Year arrives so as not to sweep away your good luck for the coming year.  Once you've gotten your house in order, our new bowls make for a lovely centerpiece or place setting.  Pick up a lucky cat change purse or cloth towel for additional good fortune.

(If you're thinking ahead to Valentine's Day, we have you covered.  Boxed kids' valentines are on display next to the children's desk, and cards for grown-up sweethearts are at the center of the store.)
What We're Reading Now...
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Tell Me More!

Dog of the Week
 Teddy is a two-year-old Coton de TulĂ©ar who was charmingly vocal about his need for a biscuit ASAP! His loves, in addition to biscuits and barking, include socks and more socks.  His main dislike is strangers in his house. We'll take it as a compliment that he feels at home at the bookstore. 

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independent bookstore!
Rebecca Stimpson

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