THIS WEEK IN AUGUST

  1. Sunday Sep 17 MIKE LUPICA VISITS WITH NEW KIDS BOOKS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; 2 PM (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for LONE STARS to get an autograph line number. The author will sign any new books you purchase at the event and one book...
  2. Tuesday Sep 19 RICHARD PAUL EVANS DEBUTS THE CONCLUSION TO HIS MICHAEL VEY SERIES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7 PM (Line numbers at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Final Spark to get an autograph line number.) RICHARD PAUL EVANS will present Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark, which is the electrifying...
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HOT BOOKS

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    THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR
    by David McCullough

    In this tiny, accessible book, David McCullough, America’s most honored historian, shares some of his most important speeches that shed light on the principles and characteristics that are uniquely American. You can’t help but be impressed with the American story as you see it portrayed by this masterful writer. It is a book for all Americans, no matter what political persuasion they profess.
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    COACH WOODEN AND ME: OUR 50-YEAR FRIENDSHIP ON AND OFF THE COURT
    by Kareem Abdul-Jabar

    This memoir is a colorful, inspiring and poignant telling of the unique friendship between Kareem and his esteemed UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden. Initially it was built on respect and shared goals but through the years the relationship grew more like that of a father and son as they shared their spiritual lives, their cultural lives and their family values. From his early years as Lew Alcindor to his conversion to the Islam faith when he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they were there for each other through the many decades, sharing the joys and hardships of each other’s lives. It’s a powerful testament to their respect, devotion, and love for each other, with basketball as the shared impetus.
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    THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE
    by Lisa See

    The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan again sets her story in China. It is 1995 and the story begins in a remote tea-farming mountain village. We meet young Li-yan who is pregnant and unwed. Custom demands that she abandon her infant girl at an orphanage. The baby, Haley, is then adopted by a loving American family and moves to California where she lives a privileged and happy life. But Li-yan never gets over the separation and she longs for the day they will be united. It’s a powerful story of the enduring bond between mothers and daughters, and a look into Chinese culture.
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    THE FROZEN HOURS: A NOVEL OF THE KOREAN WAR
    by Jeff Shaara

    . This book brilliantly sets the stage for understanding and “experiencing” the Korean conflict. It began in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea with the goal to unite the country under one Communist rule. The US and the UN responded by bolstering South Korean forces to drive the invaders back to North Korea. However China then entered to support North Korea, and hence the groundwork was set for an enhanced military conflict that resulted in the death of 36,000 American forces. Shaara takes the reader deep into what became known as America’s “Forgotten War,” depicting that military engagement that ended with an armistice in 1953.
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MIKE LUPICA VISITS WITH NEW KIDS BOOKS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; 2 PM (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm.
Please show your books&co receipt for LONE STARS to get an autograph line number. The
author will sign any new books you purchase at the event and one book from home.)

MIKE LUPICA, often called “the greatest sports writer for middle school readers,” will introduce his newest novel, Lone Stars. In it we meet Clay, an outstanding quarterback for his school team and his coach, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, who is just like a second father to him. When Coach Walker begins to show side effects of the many concussion he sustained during his playing days, Clay knows that the real victory that year will be to help his coach walk onto the Cowboys Field during a Thanksgiving Day ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates.

MIKE LUPICA
is the author of multiple bestselling books, including Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar-Throw, The Underdogs, QV1, Fantasy League, and Fast Break. As a sports columnist for New York’s Daily News and a weekly member of ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, which is televised nationally, he has proven he can write for and speak to sports fans of all ages.

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