June 2013 Newsletter

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The Book House Events

June 1 from 3-5 pm at The Book House Pauline Gray signs and discusses On
Eagles’ Wings

June 7 at 7pm at The Book House Joseph Persico signs and discusses
Roosevelt’s Centurions

June 13 at 7pm at The Book House Kevin Mednick signs and discusses There
is No Mrs. Guzunterman

June 15 from 3-5pm at The Book House L.Lloyd Stewart signs and discusses
The Mysterious Black Migration 1800-1820: The Van Vrakens and Other
Families of African Descent in Washington County, New York

June 19 at 6:30pm at The Book House, The Book House Book Group will
discuss Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

June 20 at The Book House at 7pm Patrice Jenkins Presents “What Will I
Do All Day?”

June 22 from 9:30AM-6PM The Stuyvesant Plaza Sidewalk Sale, the AIDS Council will be selling books and more in front of The Book House.

Little Book House Events

June 2 from 2-4 pm at The Little Book House Gretchen Geser signs her new
book One Bright Ring

June 6 from 3-6 pm at The Little Book House Welcomes the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Van!

June 8 at The Little Book House Lyn Miller- Lachman signs and discusses

Market Block Books Events

Saturdays we open early to coincide with the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market: 9-5.

June 15 from 11am-1pm at Market Block Books Vicki Adesso Dodd signs I
Love You Daddy, I Love You More

June 22 at 2pm at Market Block Books Book Discussion of The Good Earth
by Pearl S. Buck

June 28 is Troy Night Out. Market Block Books is open until 9:00 PM. No event is scheduled for June at this time.


New Fiction

The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers  There is something very special about Agnès Morel. A quiet presence in the small French town of Chartres, she can be found cleaning the famed medieval cathedral each morning and doing odd jobs for the townspeople. She has transformed each of their lives in her own subtle way, yet no one suspects the dark secret Agnès is hiding. Her story reveals a terrible loss, a case of mistaken identity, and a cruel and violent act that haunts her past. Agnès wrestles with her own sense of guilt and enduring heartbreak while the citizens piece together the truth about her life.

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls  Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world—a triumph of imagination and storytelling.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…

Now in Paperback

Lost Prince by Seldon Edwards

Hologram for the King by David Eggers

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

End of your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

New Nonfiction

Revolutionary Summer the Birth of American Summer by Joseph Ellis  The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle.

Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer  This popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth’s England, taking us inside the homes and minds of ordinary citizens as well as luminaries of the period, including Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Francis Drake. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, Mortimer relates in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail everything from the sounds and smells of sixteenth-century England to the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion.

Read Aloud Handbook 7th edition by J. Trelease   This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.


Children’s New Releases:

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau  In Cia’s dystopian society it’s an honor to be chosen for The Testing. But it’s not enough to pass the Test. Cia will have to survive it. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (“Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance-and sheer terror-await.

Apprentices by Maile Meloy   A magical new adventure, following Maile Meloy’s critically acclaimed novel The Apothecary, with captivating illustrations by Ian Schoenherr. Two years have passed since Janie Scott last saw Benjamin Burrows, the mysterious Apothecary’s defiant son who stole her heart. On the other side of the world, Benjamin and his father are treating the sick and wounded in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers   Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.

A Pirate’s Guide to Recess by James Preller
  Ahoy, mateys! It’s time for recess, and the schoolyard is teeming with young pirates ready for action. Who will rule the stormy seas of the playground? Recess has never been such an adventure!


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