THIS WEEK IN JUNE

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HOT BOOKS

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    THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR
    by David McCullough

    In this tiny, accessible book, David McCullough, America’s most honored historian, shares some of his most important speeches that shed light on the principles and characteristics that are uniquely American. You can’t help but be impressed with the American story as you see it portrayed by this masterful writer. It is a book for all Americans, no matter what political persuasion they profess.
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    COACH WOODEN AND ME: OUR 50-YEAR FRIENDSHIP ON AND OFF THE COURT
    by Kareem Abdul-Jabar

    This memoir is a colorful, inspiring and poignant telling of the unique friendship between Kareem and his esteemed UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden. Initially it was built on respect and shared goals but through the years the relationship grew more like that of a father and son as they shared their spiritual lives, their cultural lives and their family values. From his early years as Lew Alcindor to his conversion to the Islam faith when he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they were there for each other through the many decades, sharing the joys and hardships of each other’s lives. It’s a powerful testament to their respect, devotion, and love for each other, with basketball as the shared impetus.
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    THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE
    by Lisa See

    The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan again sets her story in China. It is 1995 and the story begins in a remote tea-farming mountain village. We meet young Li-yan who is pregnant and unwed. Custom demands that she abandon her infant girl at an orphanage. The baby, Haley, is then adopted by a loving American family and moves to California where she lives a privileged and happy life. But Li-yan never gets over the separation and she longs for the day they will be united. It’s a powerful story of the enduring bond between mothers and daughters, and a look into Chinese culture.
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    THE FROZEN HOURS: A NOVEL OF THE KOREAN WAR
    by Jeff Shaara

    . This book brilliantly sets the stage for understanding and “experiencing” the Korean conflict. It began in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea with the goal to unite the country under one Communist rule. The US and the UN responded by bolstering South Korean forces to drive the invaders back to North Korea. However China then entered to support North Korea, and hence the groundwork was set for an enhanced military conflict that resulted in the death of 36,000 American forces. Shaara takes the reader deep into what became known as America’s “Forgotten War,” depicting that military engagement that ended with an armistice in 1953.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,


May we suggest you have your child's birthday party at our YOGURT MOUNTAIN.. It will be a yummy time! Stop in anytime and ask about it.

A reminder for the young ones! We have a festive STORYTIME every Saturday at 2 pm with our very own Miss Mary reading stories, singing songs and helping the children with crafts. It's always a fun time.

Children are encouraged to sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge. Come in and pick up your free Journal and write down the titles of the books you have read during the summer. After you have read four books from our Reading Challenge Section, you will receive a free Maze Runner Series water bottle.

We have a wonderful line-up of visiting authors. We hope you can come meet them because they are looking forward to meeting YOU!

TUESDAY, JUNE 27; 7 PM - LISA BOUCHER, will introduce her book, RAISING THE BOTTOM


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28; 7 PM - KIMBERLY LAWSON ROBY willl debut her novel, SIN OF A WOMAN


SATURDAY, JULY 15; 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
At Dayton Convention Center; 5th and Main Street; downtown Dayton - KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
will be the keynote speaker at Premier Health"s Collaborating Against Cancer Symposium. The event is free but requires registration. Please see our Calendar of Events for registration information. Books & Co. will have copies of his book, Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court, for sale at the event. Only books purchased at the event can be signed. No memorabilia, please.


MONDAY, JULY 17; 7 PM - DAVID BELL will introduce his newest thriller, Bring Her Home.


Authors always rave about how welcoming, fun, and smart our customers are. We agree!

Thank you for being our customers.


Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations