THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Wednesday Oct 2 JENNIFER CHIAVERINI WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2; 7 PM JENNIFER CHIAVERINI , author of the popular Elm Creek Quilts series and Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, will introduce her new historical novel, The Spymistress. Set during the Civil War, we learn about Elizabeth “Lizzie” Van Lew...
  2. Thursday Oct 3 BRANDON SANDERSON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3; 7 PM Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for Steelheart to get a line number. BRANDON SANDERSON will introduce Steelheart, his second young adult novel. We find our world ruled by Epics,...
  3. Sunday Oct 6 CLASS ACTS TOUR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6; 2 PM Three children’s authors are coming to visit! (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for at least one of the authors’ books to get a line number.) JON SCIESZKA will introduce...
  4. Monday Oct 7 JEFFERSON BASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 7; 7 PM JEFFERSON BASS will introduce Cut to the Bone. Young Dr. Brockton, head of the Anthropology Department at the University of Tennessee launches a macabre research facility to quietly conduct forensic research. Things don’t stay quiet,...
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JENNIFER CHIAVERINI

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2; 7 PM

JENNIFER CHIAVERINI , author of the popular Elm Creek Quilts series and Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, will introduce her new historical novel, The Spymistress.

Set during the Civil War, we learn about Elizabeth “Lizzie” Van Lew who lived in secessionist Virginia while secretly maintaining her allegiance to the Union. Becoming a Union spy, she risked her life to gather military intelligence for Mr. Lincoln’s army. Her spy ring’s reach was astonishingly vast—from clerks in the Navy to the very home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Her work was instrumental in the Union’s preservation. This book puts a human face on the suffering and courage of both the North and South during the Civil War.