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Helen Ellis's Southern Lady Code

Weekend Reads: Southern Lady Code

Yes, this book of essays is absolutely hilarious and full of Southern witticisms and pecularities, but it is also highly intelligent. I loved Helen Ellis's short story collection American Housewife and these essays dig into the wonder and weirdness of her real life with the same zeal. Johanna McIntyre's Books



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Whirlikids Bookfest Featured Picture Book Creators: Ethan Long & Linda Ashman

The second annual Whirlikids book festival is coming on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm for readers at all levels, but especially for ages 3 and up. Featuring storytime, readings, book signings, panel discussions with authors and illustrators, crafts and more – it’s a day of book fun for all ages! Each week we are featuring a couple of the authors and illustrators that will be...



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Kristen Arnett's Mostly Dead Things

Weekend Reads: Mostly Dead Things

Arnett's prose is unflinchingly detailed - from the sweaty and buggy Florida summer, to Jessa's taxidermy work, to her painful broken heart. This book is totally weird and totally worth it - not for the faint of heart but an ultimately rewarding read. Believe the hype! Johanna McIntyre's Books



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The Beltie Mystery Prize Finalist: Martin Clark

Sometimes in life you can only take so much before it’s time to punch back.   Such is the case with Kevin Moore, newly disbarred lawyer, who is being pushed into an insurance scam he wants no part of. What to do?   Why, turn the scheme around, finagle a few things, use all the friends he has, and leave us, the reader, smiling at the end.   A smart,...



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Christy Lefteri's The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Weekend Reads: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

With refugees in the news, it is easy to lose sight that real people's lives are being turned upside down. This book puts a human face on it, with rich characters who could only have been created by someone who actually spent time in a refugee camp. (The author did.) Yet despite the dark nature of the subject matter, there is a fairy tale quality to this book, reminding us that hope,...



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Weekend Reads: The Salt Path

A terrific memoir about the power of nature to heal and help us discover what's really important. Evicted from their beloved farm, Raynor and Moth embark on a walking journey around the southern coast of England. Along the way they find themselves. Sarah McIntyre's Books



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The Beltie Mystery Prize Finalist: William Boyle

This has it all. Great characters- two ex-porn star best friends, a feisty 14-year old, and a psycho with a sledge hammer, to name only a few, dialogue that tickles the ear, and a place so vivid, you’ll think you're reading in 3-D. Then there’s the plot revolving around $500,000 in a briefcase followed by a frisky octogenarian looking for his ’62 stolen Impala plus lots, lots,...



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Christopher McDougall's Running with Sherman the donkey with the heart of a hero

Running with Sherman

Running with Sherman is one of those special books that just makes you happy. Sherman, an abused donkey adopted by Christopher McDougall and family, needs a task, and that task turns out to be joining the World Championship of burro running in Colorado. In his inimitably engaging style, McDougall has taken the best of his two previous books--the personal stories of Born to...



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The Third Annual Beltie Mystery Prize Finalists!

Time flies when you’re having fun reading. It seems like just yesterday we announced the 2019 finalists for the Beltie Prize. Now, here we are again a year later with another list chock full of thrills and chills. Check ‘em out, see what you think. Then come out to CRIME SCENE, our first Mystery festival, on February 8th to see who takes home the prize. Hint… Pete doesn’t know yet. But...



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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Of all the current spy books, this is my favorite. Life Undercover blows all the others all away. This woman was the real deal. Read the beginning of the book when she was in Karachi, and you won't be able to put it down. Pete McIntyre's Books



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