THIS WEEK IN MAY

  1. Sunday Jun 3 LEE MARTIN DEBUTS SHORT STORY COLLECTION SUNDAY, JUNE 3; 2 PM LEE MARTIN, Pulitzer Prize finalist, will debut The Mutual UFO Network, a masterful short story collection. With his signature insight, each story peers into the nooks and crannies of seemingly normal homes, communities, and families....
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HOT BOOKS

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    THE GREAT ALONE
    by Kristin Hannah In The Great Alone, Hannah introduces us to a volatile man who can’t keep a job because of his erratic behavior. In a spur of the moment decision, and with absolutely no preparation, he takes his wife and 13-year old daughter to live off the grid in a remote part of Alaska. They are totally unprepared for the challenges and isolation that follow that decision. At first, they welcome their independence but when winter and the 18-hour darkness descends, they realize that dangers lurk all around them, both inside and outside their dwelling. It is a story about the awesome beauty of the Alaska landscape , the impact of love and loss, the instinct for survival, and the inherent wildness that resides in both man and nature.
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    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER
    by Isabel Allende By strange circumstances three very different people get enmeshed in a complicated series of events. When the borrowed car Evelyn, an undocumented immigrant, is driving gets rear-ended by a lonely university professor, all commotion breaks out. She appears at his house later that night and discloses what she found in the truck of the car when she got home. And it wasn’t groceries! What it was was all sorts of trouble for everyone. You’ll see love in bloom, compassion, and perhaps mixed-up justice as the three people grapple with a situation none of them expected.
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    THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY
    by Michio Kaku It is subtitled Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth. If you want to really stretch your mind and look far into the future to see where humanity will be, this book is for you. World-renowned physicist and futurist, Dr. Kaku will astound you with the research that is going on today as scientists look beyond our galaxy and visualize humanity’s place within it in the generations and decades ahead……on Earth and beyond.
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    NEED TO KNOW
    by Karen Cleveland Picture a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst who is convinced she has discovered a Russian sleeper cell on American soil. Ordinarily she would immediately alert her superiors and arrests would be made. But this time, she hesitates. Yes, she is sworn to defend her country against all enemies foreign and domestic. But she now realizes that if she releases the information she has discovered, her immediate family will be in immense jeopardy. This espionage thriller ranks among the best!
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LEE MARTIN DEBUTS SHORT STORY COLLECTION

SUNDAY, JUNE 3; 2 PM

LEE MARTIN, Pulitzer Prize finalist, will debut The Mutual UFO Network, a masterful short story collection. With his signature insight, each story peers into the nooks and crannies of seemingly normal homes, communities, and families. The footprints of a midnight prowler peel back the veneer of a marriage soured by a long-ago affair. A con man selling faked UFO footage loses his wife to the promise of life outside the ordinary, and a troubled man, tormented by his own mind, lies in the street to look at the stars, and in doing so unravels the carefully constructed boundaries between his quiet neighbors.
From friendship and family to all forms of love, the book explores the intricacies of relationships and the possibility for redemption in even the most complex misfits and loners. For short-story devotees, this is a must-read! DZANC BOOKS

Lee Martin has also written The Bright Forever, River of Heaven, Quakertown, Break the Skin. From Our House, Turning Bones, Such a Life, and The Least You Need to Know. The winner of many literary awards, he teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University.


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