THIS WEEK IN JUNE

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HOT BOOKS

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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,

CALLING ALL OF OUR DISCOUNT CLUB MEMBERS!!! SATURDAY, JUNE 22 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 23 IS OUR ANNUAL SUMMER SALE. Our members get at least 20% discount on their purchases (except gift cards and a few selected items). If you are not already a member, it's a great time to join. You can join at any of our registers. Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on your summer reading and gift items at sale prices.


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.


Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer, known popularly as CAT & NAT were in town for a show recently and they signed a good number of their book for us. It is titled "MOM TRUTHS: "Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood." We have the autographed books in our Humor Section on the second floor of books&co.

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:

MONDAY, JULY 15; 7 PM
ALLISON DICKSON
will debut her first novel, THE OTHER MRS. MILLER.

FRIDAY, JULY 19; 7 PM
LINDA CASTILLO
will introduce SHAMED, the newest book in her Kate Burkholder series.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 15; 7 PM
T. JEFFERSON PARKER >will introduce his third Private Investigator Roland Ford novel, THE LAST GOOD GUY.


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.


We hope you can attend these events. If you can't, we welcome you to come in after the event and get autographed copies.

Thank you for being our customers.


Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations