THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Thursday Apr 16 RYAN IRELAND DEBUTS HIS NOVEL THURSDAY, APRIL 16; 7 PM RYAN IRELAND will introduce his debut novel, Beyond the Horizon. The story transports us to frontier America where a man lives with a pregnant woman who is not his wife. One day a stranger appears...
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HOT BOOKS

  • THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins

    This novel that circulates around one single event. The reader travels the story from the viewpoints of three women, whose lives are intertwined more than they know. This story keeps the reader unsure who they can trust and who they “should” like, but all the characters are relatable and seem like someone we could be or someone we might know. Hawkins slowly pieces together a series of events that keeps you quickly turning pages. Each page though creates more questions that need to be answered. This is a novel that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next until the huge reveal at the end.
  • BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS & LIES: THE REAL WEST by David Fisher

    Henry Holt and CompanyIf American history is your forte, you’ll enjoy this book, which has an Introduction by Bill O'Reilly. It revisits the legends and myths of the Wild West that we have all heard. But this time, you’ll read the truth about them. You’ll become familiar with the adventures of Daniel Boone, David Crockett, Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, Jesse James, Billy the Kid and more. The stories are enhanced by photographs and paintings of the era which lend to the effectiveness of the stories. If you have reluctant history readers in your midst, this book will surely grab their attention. It is the companion volume to the Fox News Series.
  • THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA by Matthew Reilly

    What if Dragons were real? What if they were in a zoo we could visit? The Great Zoo of China answers those questions for us. Chinese scientists have discovered the existence of dragons, previously thought to exist only in legends. When the Chinese Government builds a zoo to house these dragons for the world to see, the beasts prove much more difficult to handle than normal animals. Reminiscent of Crichton’s Jurassic Park, this book pits humans versus beasts of legend.
  • THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

    Set in 1939 in war torn France, we meet two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, each dealing with the occupation of their beloved country by German soldiers in different ways. Vianne chooses to go along and not make waves when their home is occupied by a German captain and their lives are profoundly changed, but Isabelle resists his presence and activities and works with the underground movement seeking to thwart Germany’s hostile plans for France during World War II. The book clearly shows that wars are not fought by soldiers alone, but also by those far from the front. The characters are vivid and the story is compelling from beginning to end.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS

We're surely moving toward Spring! I know we're all ready for it, that's for sure.

We have some wonderful events planned for you in April. Please visit our Calendar of Events and mark the ones you don't want to miss. Then we encourage you to check our website often so you don't miss any new events we may have posted since the last time you looked.

We appreciate all the wonderful teachers in our community. We especially honor them during the week of April 4-10 when we'll give them a 25% discount on books they purchase for their classrooms. While they are here, they can sign up to win valuable prizes, too!

Let us know if you'd like to start a book club and meet at Books & Co. It's a convenient location and there are lots of places to eat in our neighborhood if you want to go there before or after your meeting. You can always top it off by stopping in our Yogurt Mountain and treating yourself to a luscious frozen yogurt!

Here are the authors we currently have scheduled to meet you in May:
Tuesday, May 12; 7 pm TRUDY KRISHER, author, AN AFFECTIONATE FAREWELL
Wed., May 13; 7 pm MOLLY CAMPBELL, author, KEEP THE ENDS LOOSE
Tuesday, May 19; 7 pm DEMETRIUS MINOR, author, PRESERVATION AND PURPOSE
Friday, May 22; 7 pm ANDREW KNAPP , author, FIND MOMO
Friday, May 29; 7 pm CRAIG JOHNSON, author DRY BONES

The June calendar of events is shaping up nicely. We've just confirmed Monday June 8 at 7 pm with DAVID MUCULLOUGH, author of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS. We're expecting a large crowd for his talk, so we'll be having the event at the auditorium in Kettering Middle School at 3000 Glengarry Drive, just down the street from The Greene. Stay tuned for more info about this and other June events.

Thank you for being our customers,

Sharon

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations