THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Wednesday Feb 26 KRISTOPHER JANSMA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26; 7 PM KRISTOPHER JANSMA will introduce the softcover edition of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, a witty, inventive, and philosophically rich debut novel. It reads like an upside-down Candide, whose hero searches not for truth, but for...
  2. Thursday Feb 27 DAVID CATROW THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27; 6:30 PM DAVID CATROW, illustrator of Dream Dog by Lou Berger, will introduce this charming picture book that will be enjoyed by every dog-loving child around. We meet Harry, who really, really, really wants a dog, but...
  3. Saturday Mar 1 KENAN TREVINCEVIC SATURDAY, MARCH 1; 1 PM KENAN TREVINCEVIC will introduce The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile and Return. This memoir tells Kenan’s incredible story of surviving the Bosnian war as an eleven-year-old child, eventually escaping to America, and later...
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HOT BOOKS


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  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

    A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader--"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."
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KRISTOPHER JANSMA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26; 7 PM

KRISTOPHER JANSMA will introduce the softcover edition of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, a witty, inventive, and philosophically rich debut novel. It reads like an upside-down Candide, whose hero searches not for truth, but for the ultimate lie in the best of all impossible worlds. The main character can be whomever he wants to be; to some he is the Princeton-bound Walter Hartright; to another group he is the “one, the only Pinkerton.” To another, the hip, unorthodox Professor Timothy Wallace. To the callow, rich boy whose homework he does for cash, he is the inscrutable Outis. He is the narrator of the story and he is both every man and no man.

Stewart O’Nan, author of Last Night at the Lobster says, “Light and airy, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards is a funhouse of a novel about the outsized ambitions of authors and the sneaky power of storytelling.....a whimsical round-the-world tour that recalls Calvino, Millhauser, and The Confidence Man.”

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