THIS WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

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    WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
    by Delia Owens With her background as a wildlife scientist and skills as a writer, Owens is able to mentally and emotionally transport us to the marshes of the North Carolina coast where we meet Kya, first as a young girl abandoned by her mother and siblings, and eventually by her father. She learns to survive and, in her own way, thrive in the often harsh but inviting natural world away from civilization. When two young men enter into her self-imposed isolated environment, she wonders if she can trust human connections. And if she does, where will it lead?
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    THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN
    by Lisa See Set on the Korean Island of Jeju, we entered into the world of families often headed by women who support their families through the daring and dangerous work of unaided sea diving. With just face masks, fins, nets, weights, a cutting tool and confidence in their own lung capacity and swimming skills, these women, known as Haenyeo, harvest sea creatures to feed their families and provide a livelihood for them. Set into this world are two girls from very different backgrounds working at the all-female diving collective. We follow their friendship and challenges over the decades and learn about the Korean culture of that era… spanning from the Japanese colonialism of 1930s and 1940s, World War II, and the Korean War to modern day.
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    BRAVING THE WILDERNESS
    by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW Dr. Brown asserts that we long for “belonging,” and she explains what that means. We all want to belong to something larger than ourselves. It appears to be a primal instinct, one that pushes us to fit in and seek approval. But is that really what is good for us? She makes the case that true belonging only happens “when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world; our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” We are not called to change who we are in order to belong, but to bring our true self to the larger group and thereby enhance it by our diversity and unique contribution.
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    LESSONS FROM LUCY: The Simple Joys of an Old Happy Dog
    by Dave Barry You may think you’ll laugh a lot when you read this book, and you will, because Dave is a much-loved humorist and humor inhabits his work, but this book offers much more than copious chuckles. In his effort to discover what causes outrageous and indefatigable joy in his dog Lucy, he simultaneously observes what causes joy in people. It is that message of cultivating joy, even in difficult times, that he shares with the reader.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

We are reorganizing some parts of our store. Come in and browse your favorite sections. You will find that a few of them have enlarged quite a bit and new ones have been added. You will notice our Pop Culture section continues to grow. We get new and replenished Funko Pops every week, so it is worth stopping in regularly and adding favorites to your collections.

We've comingled nearly-new copies of some books alongside brand new editions on our shelves. You might want to browse them for additional savings.

We have had requests for books written in Spanish and we have responded with an enlarged section for our Spanish reading customers. They are on the second floor in our Language Section.


REMINDER: We have a fun-filled KIDS STORYTIME each Saturday at 2 pm with our very own Miss Mary. Each session usually includes a reading, music, and crafts.


UPCOMING AUTHOR EVENTS:


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1; 6:30 PM
J. A. WHITE will introduce his new middle grade novel, SHADOW SCHOOL ARCHIMANCY


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11; 7 PM
Award-winning actor and humanitarian MAULIK PANCHOLY will introduce his new middle grade novel, THE BEST AT IT.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26; 1 PM
DR. MARKETA WILLS and DR. CARLIN BARNES will discuss their book, UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6; 7 PM
ANNE PERKINS
will discuss her narrative nonfiction title, YALE NEEDS WOMEN.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7; 7 PM
MATTHEW GOODMAN
will introduce THE CITY GAME, a basketball triumph story.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16; 2 PM
Martial artist TORI ELDRIDGE will introduce her novel, THE NINJA DAUGHTER.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21; 7 PM @ THE VICTORIA THEATRE

Second and Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Books&Co. will host REE DRUMMOND at The Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available through ticketcenterstage.com. The price is $31 and includes a pre-signed copy of Ree's new book, THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: THE NEW FRONTIER.

We hope you can attend these events. If not, we welcome you to come in after the events and get autographed books.


The Finalists for the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize
have been announced.
We will know the winner by mid September.
FICTION:

INSURRECTO by Gina Apostol
SADNESS IS A WHITE BIRD by Moriel Rothman Zecher
THE OVERSTORY by Richard Powers
THERE THERE by Tommy Orange
WHAT WE OWE by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde
WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM by Mary Lynn Bracht


NONFICTION:

EDUCATED by Tara Westover
FREDERICK DOUGLAS by David Blight
I SHOULD HAVE HONOR by Khalida Brohi
RISING OUT OF HATRED by Eli Saslow
THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Hinton
TIGERLAND by Wil Haygood

The 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Award Distinguished Achievement Award Winner is N. Scott Momaday. His work interweaves the issues facing Native peoples and concern over our ability to live in harmony with nature.

Thank you for being our customers.


Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Manager, Public Relations