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Author Reading: Kate Messner, Marty McGuire

Join author Kate Messner as she reads from her new chapter book, Marty McGuire!

9780545142465_sm[1]Saturday, July 16th at 3pm
Bookstore Plus   
29 Mirror Lake Drive   
Lake Placid, NY    12946   
518-523-2950

 

About the Book:

Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake.

But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!

Author Events: Kim Harrington, Clarity

Clarity Join author Kim Harrington as she reads from her debut novel, Clarity.

Saturday, July 16th at 1pm
Bunch of Grapes
44 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508)693-2291

Sunday, July 17th at 11am   
Eight Cousins       
189 Mainstreet   
Falmouth, MA 02540   
508-548-5548

About This Book
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift. And a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case — but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother, who has supernatural gifts of his own, becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

Author Event: Alexandra Bullen and Wishful Thinking

Join author Alexandra Bullen as she reads from her new novel, Wishful Thinking.

9780545139076_sm[1] Saturday, July 16th at 1pm
Bunch of Grapes   
44 Main Street   
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568   
508-693-2291

 

If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real?

Adopted as a baby, Hazel Snow has always been alone. She's never belonged anywhere — and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from. So when she receives three stunning, enchanted dresses — each with the power to grant one wish — Hazel wishes to know her mother. Transported to a time and place she couldn't have imagined, Hazel finds herself living an alternate life — a life with the mother she never knew.

Over the course of one amazing, miraculous summer, Hazel finds her home, falls in love, and forms an unexpected friendship. But will her search to uncover her past forever alter her future?

In the heart-pounding, luminous sequel to WISH, Alexandra Bullen asks the question: If you could wish for a new life...would you?

Praise for Alexandra Bullen's Wish:

"Bullen delivers an enticing first novel...she makes the sights of San Francisco come alive in this sweet story of siblings determined to remain inseparable." —Publishers Weekly

"Touching...Readers [will be] rooting for Olivia to find her own voice and step into the sun." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Reading: Corinne Demas and Pirates Go to School

Start getting ready for back-to-school with author Corinne Demas as she reads from her new picture book, Pirates Go to School.

9780545206297_sm[1] Thursday, July 14th at 4pm   
Wellfleet Marine   
25 Holbrooke Ave   
Welfleet, MA 02667   
508-349-6417

 

A funny rhyming story about the silly things pirates do when they go to school.

Pirates and their parrots go to school, and it's time to hang up their swords and have fun. They learn reading and math, and they bring pirate treasure for show-and-tell. For pirates, going to school is as much fun as a game of "walk the plank"!

Author Reading: Coleen Murtagh Paratore and From Willa, With Love

Join author Coleen Murtagh Paratore as she reads from her newest novel, From Willa, With Love.

9780545094054_sm[1] Friday, July 8th at 6pm   
Barnes & Noble   
131 Colonie Center   
Albany, NY 12205   
518-438-1728

 

It's a surprising, sparkling summer for Willa!

It's August on Cape Cod and Willa has a lot to look forward to. Soon, JFK will return home from baseball camp, and Willa has an idea for an exciting new project that will challenge her to dream big! But life throws Willa some unexpected twists and turns: Ruby has bad news, a beloved friend leaves, a dear friend returns, her brother Will has something he does't want to talk about, and of course, there's a wedding to plan! There's also a cute boy who likes Willa...a lot, and Willa thinks she might like him too. It's a summer full of romance and surprises!

Author Event: Cynthia Lord and Touch Blue

Join author Cynthia Lord at the Boothbay Summer Book Festival. Touch Blue is nominated for the 2011 Maine Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction.

9780545035316_sm[1] Saturday, July 9th from 12:30-3:30pm   
Boothbay Book Festival   
Boothbay Railway Village   
Boothbay, ME 04537   
207-633-4727

 

Praise for Touch Blue

"The tight-knit community and lobster-catching details make for a warm, colorful environment. This is a feel good story about letting go of your expectations and accepting the good things already in front of you." — Booklist

"Lord’s sophomore effort about a Maine island girl with a big heart who pays a bit too much attention to her superstitions and doesn’t always make the best decisions will not disappoint fans of her Newbery Honor-winning Rules. Realistic characters, humor and a charming setting make this a great choice for collections of all sizes." — Kirkus

Author Reading: Kate Messner, Marty McGuire

Join author Kate Messner as she reads from her new chapter book, Marty McGuire!

9780545142465_sm[1] Saturday, July 9th at 10am   
Flying Pig Bookstore       
5247 Shelburn Road   
Shelburn, VT 05482   
802-985-3999

 

About the Book:

Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake.

But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!

Author Event: Libba Bray, Michael Northrop and E. Archer

Join authors Libba Bray (Beauty Queens), Michael Northrop (Trapped) and E. Archer (Geek Fantasy Novel) at Oblong Books this Friday!

Friday, July 8th at 7pm   
Oblong Books   
6422 Montgomery St, Ste 6   
Rhinebeck, NY 12572   
845-876-0500

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