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Children’s Storytime

Friday, January 17   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Fred & Susan Chappell, As If It Were: Poems

Saturday, January 18   |   11:00 am   |   Free

Inspired by ancient, modern, and contemporary writings, Fred Chappell’s sprightly new collection of verse, As If It Were, presents tales, anecdotes, pointed stories, and aphorisms to spark the conscience of readers young and old. Playful and even zany, the humor in these poems pulls readers into a world filled with noble lions, crafty foxes, predacious wolves, longsuffering asses, and fashionable peacocks. Chappell illustrates how the fable offers a timeless form of wisdom, surprising us with revelations that challenge what we…



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Rachael Brooks, Beads

Saturday, January 18   |   2:00 pm

Imagine you’re wearing a beaded necklace and in an instant, someone forcibly pulls it from your neck. The beads scatter everywhere. Some you pick up right away, nervously trying to put the necklace back together. Some are lost forever and some you just stop looking for but find many years later. Rachael Brooks’ debut memoir, Beads, is the harrowing story of a rape victim determined to become a survivor by putting her life back together. It details her journey after…



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Children’s Storytime

Tuesday, January 21   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Children’s Storytime

Friday, January 24   |   10:30 am

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Cathy Brooks Edwards; Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying

Saturday, January 25   |   11:00 am

Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying is an anthology of personal stories about grief, loss and love in death and dying. Stories include tending to the loss of a child, a spouse, a parent, a friend and a beloved. These accounts demonstrate the strength of community, the importance of ritual, and the resilience of the human spirit. Heartspace challenges us to shift the paradigm of death and dying in our culture by being vulnerable in telling our stories…



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Donna Everhart, The Moonshiner’s Daughter

Saturday, January 25   |   2:00 pm

“Some legacies are better left behind…” Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner’s Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family’s past . . . Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as…



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David Zucchino, Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

Saturday, January 25   |   4:00 pm

By the 1890s, Wilmington was North Carolina’s largest city and a shining example of a mixed-race community. It was a bustling port city with a burgeoning African American middle class and a Fusionist government of Republicans and Populists that included black aldermen, police officers and magistrates. There were successful black-owned businesses and an African American newspaper, The Record. But across the state—and the South—white supremacist Democrats were working to reverse the advances made by former slaves and their progeny. In…



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Mikhal Dekel, Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey

Sunday, January 26   |   2:00 pm

“… intriguing story…” — The International New York Times “… a highly personal, journalistic memoir and a valuable addition to Holocaust history… What makes Dekel’s study so valuable is not just its assiduous detailing of one family’s fate during the second world war, but how it also makes us reflect on our current era, with its mass migrations of desperate people fleeing conflict and hardship only to meet inflamed nativism and the desire to shift responsibility for their fate from one…



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Children’s Storytime

Tuesday, January 28   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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