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Weekly Book News

Great new titles, in stock November 4th!

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot... very fast.

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other clues are virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise.


Now Bosch and Soto are tasked with solving a murder that turns out to be highly charged and politically sensitive. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random.


As their investigation picks up speed, it leads to another unsolved case with even greater stakes: the deaths of several children in a fire that occurred twenty years ago. But when their work starts to threaten careers and lives, Bosch and Soto must decide whether it is worth risking everything to find the truth, or if it's safer to let some secrets stay buried.
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One Book, One South

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What if we all read the same book? A great book about displacement, marginalization, grace and victory? And what if we then had a chance to talk to others who had read the book, and to the person who wrote the book? That would be pretty cool. And Reader Meet Writer is making it happen.

This fall the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is launching “One Book, One South” – a Southern-wide book club discussion taking place at independent bookstores across the South and online at ReaderMeetWriter.com – the indie bookstore website for southern literary news, gossip and book culture.


The book chosen as the inaugural pick for One Book, One South is Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy, highlighted below. Pick up a copy from your favorite Indie bookstore, read it during the month and join us online for a Q&A with the author on November 20th at 8p.m. You can sign up here!



Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy

The New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club Pick Cane River brings us the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks came into constant contact, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. His talent earned him money—but would it also grant him freedom? And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian Removal westward?

Cow Tom’s legacy lives on—especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose. She rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping blacks and Indians oppressed. But through it all, her grandfather’s indelible mark of courage inspires her—in mind, in spirit, and in a family legacy that never dies.

Written in two parts portraying the parallel lives of Cow Tom and Rose, Citizens Creek is a beautifully rendered novel that takes the reader deep into a little known chapter of American history. It is a breathtaking tale of identity, community, family—and above all, the power of an individual’s will to make a difference.
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The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley is back!

A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.
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Upcoming Events

November 14th D.G. Stern signing his Upton Charles Series 12-2p.m.
November 15th Florida Bookstore Day 10-6
November 25th Linda Salisbury signing her Bailey Fish Series 1-3p.m.
Kris Radish 4-6p.m. (Books & Bites Series)
November 26th Kyle Miller, Miss Dot & Trouper 11-3
December 1st Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day 10-6
December 5th Sanibel Luminary Celebration with Ron Base.
December 21st Kyle Miller, Miss Dot & Trouper 11-3
January 2nd David Dorsey at Art Walk, signing Fourth Down and Dunbar 6-9p.m.
January 13th Katharine Britton 4-6 p.m. (Books & Bites Series)
January 16th Chuck Highfield 10-1
February 6th Ron Base at Art Walk signing Sanibel Sunset Detective Series 6-9p.m.
February 24th Ron Base 4-6 p.m. (Books & Bites Series)
February 27th Bob Adamov signing his Put-in-Bay mysteries 11-2
March 13th SWFL Romance Writers 4-7
April 21st Cristin Bishara 4-6 p.m. (Books & Bites Series)

*Books & Bites are ticketed author events, open to the public and held at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. For more details call 239.472.1447


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