THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Saturday Oct 25 SARA RAASCH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25; 1 PM SARA RAASCH will introduce her debut young adult novel, Snow Like Ashes, a striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self. As it opens, the Kingdom of Winter has been...
  2. Sunday Oct 26 JUDY SCHACHNER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26; 2 PM JUDY SCHACHNER will introduce her new picture book, Skippyjon Jones Snow What, which is sure to please the young crowd. While Skippyjon’s sisters listen to Snow White, Skippyjon bounces on his big boy bed and...
  3. Thursday Oct 30 WOWA HALLOWEEN BEATNIK CAFE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7 PM The WESTERN OHIO WRITERS ASSOCIATION will present the Halloween 2014 Edition of Beatnik Café featuring the theme, “Masks!” Member of the WOWA will read their original short stories and poetry. To learn more about the...
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    The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the highly anticipated blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams, featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie. Set years after Return of the Jedi, "this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .

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    This #1"New York Times" best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
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    See Me is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation, reminding us that destiny often rests in our own hands-even in matters of the heart. Colin is giving his second chance his best shot. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she's ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy.

  • 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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SARA RAASCH

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25; 1 PM
SARA RAASCH
will introduce her debut young adult novel, Snow Like Ashes, a striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self. As it opens, the Kingdom of Winter has been conquered and its citizens enslaved. Eight Winterians managed to escape, and they are searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom. One of them, Meira, discovers that an ancient locket can restore their magic and she goes on a quest for it that thrusts her into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics. BALZER & BRAY

Sara Raasch is a graduate of Wright State University. Her debut novel is a fast-paced tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny.


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