Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than with some new book picks? As the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book and soak up some sunshine. Here are some of our top picks for new spring reads, and a look at April events, including our biggest bookstore celebration of each year, national Indie Bookstore Day happening April 29th! We have big surprises in store for you – mark those calendars…
Blue skies, empty land–and enough wide-open space to hide a horrifying secret. A woman with a past, a mysterious trunk, a town on the edge of nowhere, and a bracing new vision of the American West, from the award-winning author of The Changeling. “If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle.”–Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See – Learn more about Lone Women here!
DOG MAN IS BACK! The highly anticipated new graphic novel in the #1 worldwide bestselling Dog Man series starring everyone’s favorite canine superhero. Grab your copy and enjoy free gifts too (while supplies last!) WHAT other new villains are on the horizon? WHERE are they all coming from? And WHO will step forward to save the city when scoundrels sabotage our Supa Buddies? With themes of friendship and doing good, Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea is packed with action and hilarity. Learn more about Dog Man here!
And then there’s the spellbinding tale about two daring women who hunt for truth and justice in the perilous art of conjuring the dead, The London Seance Society by Sarah Penner, author of one of our favorite tales, The Lost Apothecary. This is also our thriller pick for April’s book club AND will be a featured item (watch for some really nifty exclusive goodies) on Indie Bookstore Day! Grab either book in-store at our 10% off book club price or grab ’em from on our online bookshop HERE.
And of course our other book club featured title in April is Peter Blauner’s epic Picture in the Sand. This beautiful read is a sweeping intergenerational saga told through a grandfather’s passionate letters to his grandson, passing on the story of his political rebellion in 1950s Egypt in order to save his grandson’s life in a post-9/11 world. Grab it in-store at the 10% off book club price OR at our online bookshop HERE!
Save the Date: Patti Callahan Henry Coming to Summerville!
New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry is coming to the Timrod Library on May 7 with her newest novel, The Secret Book of Flora Lea, releasing May 2. Patti’s presentation begins at 2 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Bethany United Methodist Church, followed by a classic reception and book signing at the Timrod Library.
Tickets are $40 ($30 for members) and include the author’s presentation and reception, plus a hardcover copy ofThe Secret Book of Flora Lea. Tickets are available at the Library and payable by cash or card. Credit card purchases are also available by phone at (843) 871-4600 or online at the Event page on thetimrodlibrary.org.
In The Secret Book of Flora Lea, a young woman named Hazel discovers a rare book that may reveal long-held secrets about her sister, Flora, who went missing as a child during World War II. The evacuation of British children to the safety of the countryside during the war provides the historical backdrop for this imaginative tale about the bond between sisters, the complications of love, and the enduring magic of storytelling.
Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of several novels, including Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Once Upon a Wardrobe. She is the recipient of the Christy Award, the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year Award, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year. She is the cohost and co-creator of the popular weekly online live web show and podcast Friends and Fiction. A full-time author and mother of three, she lives in Alabama and South Carolina with her family.
Main Street Reads will provide the books for this special event and we’ll have other popular titles by Patti available for purchase and signing as well.
All proceeds benefit the Timrod Literary and Library Society. Don’t miss this special event! CLICK HERE to grab your tix now – we’re expecting a full house 🙂