We are pleased to announce that we are now carrying Buoy Bats!
Buoy Bats are handmade in Maine from real foam fishing buoys and hardwood handles. Played like baseball, stick ball, or wiffle ball, Buoy Bat is perfect for the beach, backyard, or playground and wicked easy to hit because of the oversized sweetspot.
On Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Sandwich Public Library, author Joanna Rakoff will be talking about her memoir My Salinger Year (in paperback May 12), Titcomb’s is sponsoring the event and will have books available for purchase.
Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century.
At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency’s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger’s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger’s, on her own dangerous and liberating terms.
Kirstin Valdez Quade has received a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation as well as the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and the 2013 Narrative Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Narrative, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and is currently the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan.