Monday Oct 24
AUTHOR DEBUTS BOOK ABOUT KATHARINE WRIGHT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24; 7 PM
HARRY HASKELL will discuss Maiden Flight, his book celebrating Katharine Wright, sister of world renowned brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the wife of his grandfather Henry J. Haskell. It is the fictional telling of Katharine Wright and Henry J. Haskell’s love story, based on personal letters, newspapers reports, and other documents of the period – in particular, Katharine’s lively and extraordinarily revealing love letters to Henry. We are made aware of her vibrant, outgoing personality that made her indispensable to her renowned yet socially shy brothers.
At age 52, torn between duty and love, she agonized for months before deciding to leave Dayton and her brother Orville (Wilbur had already died) and move to Kansas City to marry Henry Haskell. She and Orville didn’t reconcile until three years later when she was on her deathbed. She is buried between her brothers’ graves in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
Thursday Oct 27
NICK BRUEL INTRODUCES NEW BAD KITTY BOOK
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27; 4 PM
Kids, hurry home from school, put on your Halloween costume and come to meet NICK BRUEL as he introduces his new children’s alphabet picture book, Bad Kitty Scaredy Cat. Bad Kitty wasn’t a scared kitty until terrifying monsters starting showing up on her doorstep. She had never seen an angry alien, a bizarre bigfoot, or a creepy clown……………..until Trick or Treat night. Told with clever, colorful illustrations, we learn about her transformation into Bad Kitty.
Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series, including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Children’s Choice Book Award for Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and Bad Kitty for President.
Friday Oct 28
STUART WOODS INTRODUCES THRILLER
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7 PM
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New York Times bestselling author STUART WOODS will introduce his new novel, Sex, Lies & Serious Money, his latest heart stopping thriller. Fresh off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep, anxiously soliciting Stone’s help. But everything is not as it seems, when the client reveals the true nature—and value—of his recent turn of fortune. From luxury New York high-rises to the sprawling New Mexico desert, his client is pursued from all angles…and Stone quickly learns that easy money isn’t always so easy.
Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty books. He began his novel writing career with Chiefs, his debut in 1981, which won the Edgar Award. He’s been winning awards ever since. He is also an avid sailor and pilot.
Thursday Nov 10
TIFFANY MCDANIEL DEBUTS HER FIRST NOVEL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10; 7 PM
TIFFANY McDANIEL will debut her first novel,The Summer That Melted Everything. It harkens back to the scorching hot summer of 1984 in Breathed, Ohio, when young Fielding Bliss makes the acquaintance of a bruised and tattered 13-year-old boy, Sal, who claims to be the devil himself. Fielding brings him home where he is welcomed into the Bliss family. When word spreads that the “devil” has come to Breathed, and strange accidents start to occur, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater town forever. Booklist says it is "an ambitious novel that will invite thought and surely spark discussion." ST. MARTIN’S PRESS
Saturday Nov 12
COMEDIAN JOEL MCHALE TO VISIT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12; 7 PM
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JOEL McHALE, comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host, will introduce his memoir-self-help guide book, Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be. It features stories from McHale’s childhood and anecdotes about his professional “trials and tribulations.” McHale goes on to say that it includes “every exciting, fascinating, troubling, and never-before-revealed detail” of his professional life,” including “unbelievably juicy celebrity anecdotes.” PUTNAM
McHale is known as the star of “Community” and host of “The Soup”. He has appeared in such films as Spider-Man 2, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Ted, What’s Your Number? and Blended.
Thursday Nov 17
ED TARKINGTON INTRODUCES HIS NOVEL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17; 7 PM
ED TARKINGTON, a distant cousin of the renowned American novelist Booth Tarkington, will introduce the softcover edition of his successful first novel, Only Love Can Break Your Heart. According to the author, “It’s a coming-of-age novel, but it is also a Gothic tale with macabre undertones, a murder mystery in which the damsel-in-distress is also a suspect, and a time-capsule view of the imperiled American middle class at a point in history which in some ways foreshadows our current cultural moment.” It explores the troubled bond between two half-brothers, set against a backdrop of the hazards of love, jealousy, and madness. NPR Books refers to the book as “A lush mystery within-a-coming-of-age-tale-within-a-Southern Gothic…interesting, readable and beautifully written. ALGONQUIN
Friday Nov 18
BRIAN KILMEADE OF KILMEADE & FRIENDS TO VISIT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18; Time to Be Determined
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BRIAN KILMEADE will introduce the softcover edition of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History. He has a talent for making the reading of history appealing and exciting. You’ll be caught up in the flow from the first page. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. We needed to grow our economy quickly, but our merchant ships were continually under attack from pirates along North Africa’s Barbary Coast. They would confiscate any goods that were being transported and either demand ransom for the American sailors or force them into slavery. Jefferson took a stand, and sent the U.S. Navy’s warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripoli, launching the Barbary Wars, thus starting America on the journey toward future superpower status. SENTINEL
Kilmeade has also coauthored George Washington's Secret Six.
Monday Nov 28
RICHARD PAUL EVANS DEBUTS HOLIDAY NOVEL
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28; 7 PM
RICHARD PAUL EVANS, popularly known as “The King of Christmas fiction,” according to The New York Times, will introduce his newest novel The Mistletoe Secret, the final book in his bestselling Mistletoe trilogy. Thinking no one is reading it, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. Little does she know that Alex Bartlett is reading her blog and is determined to find her, hoping to find healing for his broken heart. He determines through clues on her blog that she lives in a small town in Utah. He makes it his mission to find her. Can he do it? What will the outcome be? SIMON & SCHUSTER
Richard Paul Evans began his novel writing career with the extraordinarily successful The Christmas Box. That, and every book since then , has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 17 million copies of his books in print worldwide.