THIS WEEK IN MARCH

  1. Monday Apr 3 JOHN SCALZI INTRODUCES NEW BOOK MONDAY, APRIL 3; 7 PM Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Collapsing Empire to get a line number.) JOHN SCALZI will introduce The Collapsing Empire, the first novel of his new space-opera sequence...
  2. Tuesday Apr 4 CAMMIE MCGOVERN DEBUTS CHILDREN'S BOOK TUESDAY, APRIL 4; 6:30 PM CAMMIE McGOVERN will introduce her children’s novel, Chester and Gus. Chester is a lovable dog who did not pass the service dog test, but he still longs to be a service dog. Fortunately he’s adopted...
  3. Wednesday Apr 5 BIG READ DISCUSSION OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5; 7 PM The Wright Brothers by David McCullough is the book chosen as the community Big Read book for 2017. Hundreds of people (maybe thousands) in our community are gathering in schools, libraries, and places of business...
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HOT BOOKS

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    EL PASO
    by Winston Groom

    This is a book to settle in with on long winter nights. El Paso will transport you to the times of the 1916 Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars set in the harsh deserts and mountains of northern Mexico.. A railroad tycoon, known at the Colonel, is pulled into the conflict when two and a half million dollars in "beef on the hoof" are raided from his ranch. Believing that Pancho Villa stole the cattle, he hopes to gather a group of men brave enough to hunt down Villa and bring him to justice. If you like your stories with an historical background and filled with heroes, villains, shootouts, rescues, and even a bullfight, this is the epic for you. Winston Groom has also written Forrest Gump.
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    COOKING FOR JEFFREY
    by Ina Garten

    This is a sure-fire winner! The recipes are Ina's husband's favorites and they are immensely appealing. If you're like me, you'll want to try Ina's Tarragon Shrimp Salad, Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken, Parmesan Roasted Zucchini,Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops, Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Parmesan, and Chocolate Creme Brulee. With this cookbook in your kitchen, you're sure to have meals that solicit a RAVE review.
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    SMALL GREAT THINGS
    by Jodi Picoult

    You know you're in for a compelling, "straight from the headlines" type of theme when you pick up one of Jodi's books. This one will be right at the top of the list. Her story takes on the challenging subjects of prejudice, race, justice, compassion, and privilege. We meet Ruth, a competent African-American labor & delivery nurse, who is caring for a newborn baby when she is told by her superiors that the baby's parents, who are white supremacists, demand that she not touch their baby. When the baby goes into cardiac arrest, and Ruth is the only one in the nursery, she is faced with the dilemma of following orders or intervening. It's a page turner from then on!
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    THE MAGNOLIA STORY
    by Chip and Joanna Gaines

    If you haven't met Chip and Joanna, this book will introduce them to you. This married couple is taking the TV world by storm with their show on HGTV's Fixer Upper.. Their specialty is remodeling houses and turning these fixer-uppers into stunning homes. Joanna is the lead designer and Chip handles construction. If you are in the mood to do some remodeling in your own home, you're sure to get inspiration from them.
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JOHN SCALZI INTRODUCES NEW BOOK

MONDAY, APRIL 3; 7 PM

Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Collapsing Empire to get a line number.)

JOHN SCALZI will introduce The Collapsing Empire, the first novel of his new space-opera sequence set in an all-new universe. This universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible—until the discovery of The Flow. That is an extra-dimensional field that can be accessed at certain points in space-time that transport humans to other worlds around other stars.

The Flow is eternal—but it is not static. It changes, cutting off worlds from the rest of humanity. When it’s discovered that The Flow is moving, possibly cutting off all human worlds from faster than light travel forever, three individuals – a scientist, a starship captain, and the Empress of the Interdependency---are in a race against time to discover what, if anything can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse. TOR

John Scalzi is the author of several SF novels, including Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale, The End of All Things, Lock In, Fuzzy Nation and Redshirts.

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