THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Tuesday May 9 CHILDREN'S AUTHOR DOREEN CRONIN TO VISIT TUESDAY, MAY 9; 6:30 PM DOREEN CRONIN will introduce her new middle grade novel, Cyclone. Cyclone is the name of a roller coaster in the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Riding it was supposed to be the highlight of...
  2. Wednesday May 10 RICHARD PAUL EVANS DEBUTS NEW NOVEL WEDNESDAY, MAY 10; 7 PM RICHARD PAUL EVANS will introduce, The Broken Road, the first book in his new trilogy, a contemplative story of redemption and grace. It explores the question: What if you could start over? Coming from a...
  3. Saturday May 13 TIMOTHY SNYDER DISCUSSES "ON TYRANNY" SATURDAY, MAY 13; 7 PM TIMOTHY SNYDER, noted historian, will discuss his book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. He offers citizens practical advice from our past, adapted for the world of today. He posted his 20 Lessons...
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CHILDREN'S AUTHOR DOREEN CRONIN TO VISIT

TUESDAY, MAY 9; 6:30 PM

DOREEN CRONIN will introduce her new middle grade novel, Cyclone. Cyclone is the name of a roller coaster in the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Riding it was supposed to be the highlight of Nora’s summer. And it was……..until she and her cousin Riley disembarked and Riley fell to the ground…and didn’t get up. Unbeknownst to everyone, Riley had a heart condition and even though the doctors said her heart condition didn’t have anything to do with her ride on the roller coaster, Nora can’t forgive herself for talking Riley into going on the ride with her. Now Nora is determined to help Riley recover 100%. But what Nora doesn’t realize is that the guilt will only get worse as that percentage rises. SIMON & SCHUSTER

Doreen Cronin has written several picture books for young readers: Click, Clack, Moo; Diary of a Worm; Giggle, Giggle, Quick; and others. She’s also written The Chicken Squad chapter books.

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