Monday May 23
AUTHOR DISCUSSES MAN'S BEST FRIEND & CHILDREN
TUESDAY, MAY 23; 7 PM
MELISSA FAY GREENE will discuss her fascinating new book, The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love. In it, she shares stories of dogs bringing children with disabilities and their families new levels of engagement with the world, independence, and self-worth. In doing this, Greene highlights the remarkable work being done by 4 Paws for Ability, a service-dog-training school headquartered in Xenia, Ohio. It has grown into the nation’s largest organization whose primary mission is to place service dogs with children affected by autism, attachment disorders, seizure disorders, Down Syndrome, dwarfism, and other challenges. The dogs offer love, friendship, health, and happiness to children often isolated by their disabilities.
The 4 Paws for Ability founder and CEO KAREN SHIRK will be here along with some of her staff and service dogs. Through the poignant, inspiring case studies in the book, Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs and about the cognitive and emotional capacities of our four-legged friends.
Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books of nonfiction: Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, Last Man Out, There Is No Me Without You, and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet.
Thursday Jun 9
AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN KING
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
Books & Co. Presents an Evening with Stephen King
Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 6:30PM
Doors open at 5:30PM
Venue: Victoria Theatre
138 N. Main. St., Dayton, OH 45402
Please join us for an evening with Stephen King on stage at the historic Victoria Theatre as he talks about his new book, End of Watch.
Each ticket guarantees entry to the event, as well as one hardcover edition of End of Watch. As a special bonus, 400 lucky attendees will randomly receive a pre-signed copy, so we wish you luck!
Seating will be assigned based on the order that the tickets are purchased.
Mr. King will not be signing books during the appearance. EVERY ticketholder will receive one copy of the book (signed or unsigned) at the end of the event. Additional copies of the unsigned new book, along with the two previous books in the series, Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers will also be available for purchase at the event.
Tickets are limited and available for purchase beginning April 13th at the Victoria Theatre at 10AM. Tickets will cost $30 (plus taxes and fees).
Tickets sales are final and are nonrefundable.
Due to capacity limits, each person is allowed to purchase up to 4 tickets.
For more information about Books & Co. and the event, see the links below.
Monday Jun 13
MARY KAY ANDREWS DEBUTS NEW NOVEL
MONDAY, JUNE 13; 7 PM
MARY KAY ANDREWS will introduce her newest escapist novel, The Weekenders, which revolves around a small island vacation home community in North Carolina, and its deep rooted secrets. Unexpectedly, Riley Griggs is informed that her island home is being foreclosed and, curiously, her husband is nowhere to be found. Her island friends are no help because they have secrets of their own they want to keep hidden. So Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. ST. MARTIN’S PRESS
Mary Kay Andrews’ bestselling novels have been called “humorous and witty” (Kirkus Reviews), “engaging and satisfying” (Booklist) and “perfect-for-summer” (Publishers Weekly). Her previous novels include Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Spring Fever Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, Savanah Blues, and The Fixer Upper.
Tuesday Jun 14
LEE MARTIN INTRODUCES LITERARY NOVEL
TUESDAY, JUNE 14; 7 PM
Award winning author LEE MARTIN will introduce his newest literary thriller, Late One Night, in which he examines the devastating effect of rumors and the resilience of one family in the face of the ultimate tragedy. One night Della Black and three of her seven children are killed in a horrific fire in their trailer. As the surviving children are caught in the middle of a custody battle between their well-intentioned neighbor and their father and his pregnant mistress, new truths about what really happened the night of the fire, which was declared arson, come to light. As the rumors fly, Ronnie Black the husband of Della and he father of the children must decide whether he should allow gossipmongers to seal his fate, or should he fight to prove that he’s not the supposed monster people paint him to be? DZANC BOOKS
Lee Martin is the author of three novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of Heaven, Quakertown, and Break the Skin. He teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University where he is Distinguished Professor of English and past winner of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Thursday Jun 16
RYAN IRELAND DEBUTS NEW NOVEL
THURSDAY, JUNE 16; 7 PM
RYAN IRELAND, author of Beyond the Horizon, will introduce his newest novel, Ghosts of the Desert. In it, we meet Norman, an anthropologist who heads to the Utah desert to study the ghost towns and abandoned mines that litter the brutal landscape. What starts out as a serious educational study turns out to be something extremely different. Norman comes across a group of desert-dwelling outcasts who take him captive and introduce him to a way of life both repulsive and mesmerizing.
“In the tradition of the acid Westerns of the 1960s and 1970s, Ghosts of the Desert transports readers into a visceral and chilling world where the lines between the civilized and the primitive, and the living and the dead, are inextricably tangled.” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler refers to it as, “An intensely compelling read full of muscular prose and characters who are, at once, cinematically vivid and entirely, scarily authentic.” ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS
Ryan Ireland is the Publicity and Marketing Officer ta Greene Country Public Library in Xenia, Ohio.