THIS WEEK IN JUNE

  1. Saturday Aug 10 AMY W. DAUGHTERS TO DEBUT HER NOVEL SATURDAY, AUGUST 10; 1 PM Local author AMY WEINLAND DAUGHTERS will debut her first published book, YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP. In this modern day time travel novel, we meet 46 year-old Amy living in Dayton, Ohio who returns to...
  2. Thursday Aug 15 T. JEFFERSON PARKER TO VISIT THURSDAY, AUGUST 15; 7 PM T. JEFFERSON PARKER, three-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, will introduce his third Roland Ford novel, THE LAST GOOD GUY. Private investigator Ford is hired by an enigmatic woman to find...
VIEW FULL CALENDAR >>

HOT BOOKS

  • Where%20the%20Crawdads%20Sing.jpg

    WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
    by Delia Owens With her background as a wildlife scientist and skills as a writer, Owens is able to mentally and emotionally transport us to the marshes of the North Carolina coast where we meet Kya, first as a young girl abandoned by her mother and siblings, and eventually by her father. She learns to survive and, in her own way, thrive in the often harsh but inviting natural world away from civilization. When two young men enter into her self-imposed isolated environment, she wonders if she can trust human connections. And if she does, where will it lead?
  • The%20Island%20of%20Sea%20Women.jpg

    THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN
    by Lisa See Set on the Korean Island of Jeju, we entered into the world of families often headed by women who support their families through the daring and dangerous work of unaided sea diving. With just face masks, fins, nets, weights, a cutting tool and confidence in their own lung capacity and swimming skills, these women, known as Haenyeo, harvest sea creatures to feed their families and provide a livelihood for them. Set into this world are two girls from very different backgrounds working at the all-female diving collective. We follow their friendship and challenges over the decades and learn about the Korean culture of that era… spanning from the Japanese colonialism of 1930s and 1940s, World War II, and the Korean War to modern day.
  • Braving%20the%20Wilderness.jpg

    BRAVING THE WILDERNESS
    by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW Dr. Brown asserts that we long for “belonging,” and she explains what that means. We all want to belong to something larger than ourselves. It appears to be a primal instinct, one that pushes us to fit in and seek approval. But is that really what is good for us? She makes the case that true belonging only happens “when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world; our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” We are not called to change who we are in order to belong, but to bring our true self to the larger group and thereby enhance it by our diversity and unique contribution.
  • Lessons%20from%20Lucy.jpg

    LESSONS FROM LUCY: The Simple Joys of an Old Happy Dog
    by Dave Barry You may think you’ll laugh a lot when you read this book, and you will, because Dave is a much-loved humorist and humor inhabits his work, but this book offers much more than copious chuckles. In his effort to discover what causes outrageous and indefatigable joy in his dog Lucy, he simultaneously observes what causes joy in people. It is that message of cultivating joy, even in difficult times, that he shares with the reader.
  •  

AMY W. DAUGHTERS TO DEBUT HER NOVEL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10; 1 PM

Local author AMY WEINLAND DAUGHTERS will debut her first published book, YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP. In this modern day time travel novel, we meet 46 year-old Amy living in Dayton, Ohio who returns to her hometown of Houston over the Thanksgiving holiday. When there, she finds herself hurled back in time. It is now 1978 and she is experiencing 36 hours in her childhood home with her nuclear family, including her 10-year-old self. She sees things from different perspectives and appreciates that memories are malleable, wholly dependent on who is doing the remembering.

In seeing her parents and siblings from this viewpoint, she realizes that her life story matters and is profoundly significant. When the 36 hours are over and she returns to modern day, she is convinced that she’ll never be the same again. SHE WRITES PRESS

Amy lives in Centerville, Ohio with her family.

You%20Cannot%20Mess%20Up_FINAL%20%281%29.jpg
Amy%20Daughters%20%20Aug.%202019.jpg