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12/26/2013 9:00 pm
Join us at Bank Square Book's after hours at 9pm for open mic poetry night. Every last Thursday of each month. Be there, be square.
01/09/2014 7:00 pm
"The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker will be our first Circle at the Square book for our inaugural meeting: Thursday, January 9 at 7pm at Bank Square Books.
The overwhelming majority of you have not read it, and the few of you who have read it, don't seem to mind coming to discuss it (thank you!). We hope to have the rest of the books picked by the time we meet in January and we look forward to sharing that list with you.
As we mentioned in our last email, Jan-Phillip will return to Mystic for a luncheon on January 29 celebrating the sequel, "A Well-Tempered Heart".
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Since this book is a BSB Staff Pick, you'll get 20% off when you buy it from us. As always, we would be glad to ship it to your media mail for free if you'd like to call us at 860-536-3795 or place the order online. We know it's a busy time of year! Our usual book club book discount is 10% off and will be applied to future selections.
Enjoy "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats"; we look forward to discussing it with you!
01/11/2014 1:00 pm
01/11/2014 3:00 pm
Marilyn Davis will be at Bank Square Books for a book signing on January 11 from 1-3pm.
Maddie moves in with gran determined to help out when Maddie's grandfather dies. They find an abandoned pony that Maddie's determined to keep-even if it means going up a powerful baroness just as determined to make Beanie hers. That's only the first adventure in The Maddie & Beanie Trilogy, which chronicles the magical journeys of Maddie, Beanie, Maddie's dog Rufus, and an elf named Elfie. It's all about friendship, one that's first kindled when Maddie comes across the pony. Beanie's fur is unkempt and brambles hang from his legs, but Maddie sees the pony's brave soul in his bright eyes. They need that braveness when they become separated and it's up to Maddie to save her friend. But it's tough to have courage when your friend's not there and needs your help. That's where Elfie comes in; his magical mischief is just what's needed to save the day. After all, when you have friends by your side, you can do anything. The loyal comrades set out again to see if that's true as they are called upon to save a young prince who goes missing. Will they be able to make sure the prince takes his rightful place as heir to the throne? There's more to be learned about magic and family alike. That knowledge becomes a gift to be treasured among other gifts Maddie gets on her birthday. Maddie & Beanie's Trilogy features Maddie & Beanie's Magical Journey, The Rescue, and Maddie's Solar Return. Each book centers on friendship and magic while encouraging a love of nature.
It's a set of books best suited for girls aged 9-12 years old who love fairies, elves, and animals-especially ponies.
It's also a purchase that makes a difference as author Marilyn Davis donates a portion of her earnings to animal shelters and Connecticut's endangered Second Chance Corral animal rehabilitation program.
01/18/2014 1:00 pm
01/18/2014 3:00 pm
Deborah L. Walker will be at Bank Square Books on January 18 from 1 - 3pm for a book signing.
There are scenes that remain with us long after the moment has passed--memories so precious that time does not diminish their meaning. We caress the small, perfect fingers of a newborn; watch in breathless anticipation the antics of an adventurous child; gaze in pride at our adolescent; and stand amazed as God's plans unfold for our adult children.
This is the story of Mary watching Jesus from His birth, to climbing trees, to working in a woodshop, to the cross and finally His resurrection. Join Mary as she gazes at her beloved Son and sees The Beauty of His Hands.
01/21/2014 12:00 pm
01/21/2014 1:30 pm
Join us on Tuesday, January 21 to welcome Kimberly McCreight to an author luncheon for "Reconstructing Amelia".
Litigation lawyer and harried single mother Kate Baron is shocked when her daughter's exclusive Brooklyn private school calls to tell her that Amelia--her intelligent, high-achieving fifteen-year-old--has been caught cheating. But when Kate arrives at Grace Hall, she's blindsided by far more devastating news: Amelia is dead. Despondent, she's jumped from the school's roof. At least that's what Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. It's what she believes, too, until she gets the anonymous text: Amelia didn't jump. Now, Kate is going to find the truth--no matter where it leads. Sifting through Amelia's e-mails, text messages, and Facebook posts, Kate reconstructs the pieces of her daughter's life and the people in it, uncovering why she was on Grace Hall's roof that day--and how she died.
A superb blend of Tana French and Jodi Picoult, Reconstructing Amelia is a story of secrets and lies, friends and bullies. It's about how well any parent really knows their child and how far one mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she could not save.
$15.99 includes a signed paperback copy of the book, catered lunch and time with Kimberly McCreight! RSVP required.
Called one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Kimberly McCreight’s debut novel Reconstructing Amelia spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and is a Goodreads finalist for best mystery/thriller for 2013. TV/film rights have been optioned by HBO and the paperback will be featured as Target’s Book Club Pick for December. McCreight’s writing has appeared in Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, Babble, the New York Time’s Motherlode blog, The Times (London), and New York Magazine online. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters.
01/25/2014 1:00 pm
01/25/2014 3:00 pm
Kristin Ennis will be at Bank Square Books on January 25 from 1 - 3pm for a book signing.
Meet Mischievous Red as he plays a naughty trick on his older brother; Max the Magnificent with his mystical magic tricks; or how to tell if you mother is an alien. These are just a few of the unforgettable stories in this marvelous book of poems. So come on in, laugh and smile as you journey through Kristin Ennis's matchless and entertaining humor in her first poetry collection.
01/29/2014 12:00 pm
01/29/2014 1:30 pm
We are thrilled to invite Jan-Philipp Sendker back to Mystic for an author luncheon at Bank Square Books on January 29 from 12 - 1:30 to present the sequel to his mesmerizing debut novel. Please join us in celebration of the release of "A Well-Tempered Heart", the much anticipated follow up to "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats".
$15.95 includes a signed paperback copy of "The Well Tempered Heart", a catered lunch and time with the author. Click the button below or call the store to RSVP.
The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.
About the Author
Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Wall, a nonfiction book about China. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first novel, is an international best seller. He lives in Berlin with his family.
Praise For A Well-tempered Heart…
absolutely transcendent novel that doesn't just dare to understand the
human heart, it inhabits it. About love, unspeakable loss, and coming to
know what really saves us in life, this is the kind of stunningly
perfect novel that changes lives. I know it did mine. To say I loved it
is pure understatement." —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling
author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow
01/31/2014 12:00 pm
01/31/2014 1:30 pm
Join us for an author luncheon on Friday, January 31 with Patrick Ness and his spellbinding novel, "The Crane Wife".
A magical novel, based on a Japanese folk tale, that
imagines how the life of a broken-hearted man is transformed when he
rescues an injured white crane that has landed in his backyard.
$26.95 includes a hard cover signed copy of "The Crane Wife", catered lunch and time with the author. RSVP required.
About the Author
Born in Virginia and raised in Hawaii and the state of Washington, Patrick Ness is the author of seven novels and a short story collection. He has won the Carnegie Medal twice, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. In 2012 his bestselling novel A Monster Calls became the first ever to win both the Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals. His books are published in over twenty languages. He lives in London.
Praise For The Crane Wife…
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02/07/2014 12:00 pm
02/07/2014 1:30 pm
Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train" will be at Bank Square Books on February 7 for an author luncheon from 12 - 1:30pm.
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?
As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past.
Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.
Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
$14.99 includes a signed paperback copy of "Orphan Train", catered lunch including wine or seltzer and discussion time with the author.
About the Author
Christina Baker Kline is Writerin-Residence at Fordham University and the author of The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water.
Praise For Orphan Train…
was so moved by this book. I loved Molly and Vivian, two brave,
difficult, true-hearted women who disrupt one another’s lives in
beautiful ways, and loved journeying with them, through heartbreak and
stretches of history I’d never known existed, out of loneliness toward
family and home.”
02/13/2014 7:00 pm