Archive for July, 2012
We’re delighted to welcome back author Carol McCleary on Wednesday, August 1, from 3:30 to 5 at the store. She’ll be signing her new historical mystery novel “The Formula for Murder”, another rollicking mystery following the fictional sleuthing of girl reporter Nellie Bly. This time Nellie teams up with HG Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle for a dangerous adventure that takes her from London, Bath and finally the murky moors of Dartmoor (the setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles”) Fans of Ms. McCleary’s two previous Nellie Bly mysteries will not be disappointed!
This is a poignant tale of an older retired Englishman who embarks on a 600 mile walk across England after receiving a letter from Queenie Hennessy, a long ago co-worker, telling him she is dying. His marriage has become lifeless, his wife carps on him regarding how he butters his toast every morning. So after writing Queenie a letter, he goes out to post it and simply keeps walking, in the belief that as long as he does, Queenie will hang on till he gets there. Beautifully written, this novel prompts the reader to examine their own life and the choices we make. Staff Pick, 20% off!
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Lucy meets an adorable little boy in the forest and decides to take him home. However, her new pet proves to be more trouble than he is worth.
A monochrome town gets a change of color and attitude with the help of a box of yarn and a girl named Annabelle. Winner of the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books.Illustrator Jon Klassen’s work has been listed as part of “10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books for 2011″ by The New York Times.[
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