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Cara Black's Murder on the Left Bank: An Aimee LeDuc Investigation

Lynne Hinton, Cara Black and more

Dear Gentle Reader,

July is around the corner, and we wanted to give you a heads up for the entire month of what will be happening around McIntyre’s. Before we hand over June’s baton, though, we are ending the month with two very strong events this weekend.


Liese O’Halloran Schwarz, The Possible WorldSaturday, June 30 at 11am
Liese O’Halloran Schwarz, The Possible World
A richly compelling and deeply moving novel that traces the converging lives of a young boy who witnesses a brutal murder, the doctor who tends to him, and an elderly woman guarding her long buried past.

It seems like just another night shift for Lucy, an overworked ER physician in Providence, Rhode Island, until six-year-old Ben is brought in as the sole survivor from a horrifying crime scene. He’s traumatized and wordless; everything he knows has been taken from him in an afternoon. It’s not clear what he saw, or what he remembers.

Lucy, who’s grappling with a personal upheaval of her own, feels a profound, unexpected connection to the little boy. She wants to help him…but will recovering his memory heal him, or damage him further?

Across town, Clare will soon be turning one hundred years old. She has long believed that the lifetime of secrets she’s been keeping don’t matter to anyone anymore, but a surprising encounter makes her realize that the time has come to tell her story.

As Ben, Lucy, and Clare struggle to confront the events that shattered their lives, something stronger than fate is working to bring them together.

An expertly stitched story that spans nearly a century—from the Great Depression through the Vietnam War era and into the present – The Possible World is a captivating novel about the complicated ways our pasts shape our identities, the power of maternal love, the loneliness born out of loss, and how timeless bonds can help us triumph over grief.

Liese O’Halloran Schwarz, an emergency-medicine doctor, published her first novel Near Canaan while in medical school. Her most recent novel is The Possible World, and she currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Lynne Hinton's The View from HereSaturday, June 30 at 2pm
Lynne Hinton, The View from Here
Katie Sinclair climbed up a loblolly pine just to see if she could. And then she stayed, creating a media sensation and more than a little trouble for the folks in Jones County, North Carolina. There is a lot of speculation about why the state employee took to the tree. Some think she is making a political statement about the destruction of forests for urban development. Others believe her recent divorce has driven her to a nervous breakdown.

But the truth is she’s living in a tree because she needs a new perspective. She needs a wider view of a life that had somehow become tedious and small. From her perch high above, Katie deals with the deputy who keeps being sent to try and talk her down, a brutal spring storm, well-meaning environmentalists, odd and interesting townspeople, a pair of protective horned owls, a mysterious reporter, and even some dangerous “boys” sent by a local developer whose plans demand removal of her tree.

There is plenty for Katie to take in while living in a tree. The View From Here is her story. Author Lynne Hinton’s elegant, effortless prose shows us as if we were on the landing beside Katie what Katie is seeing and learning about birds, sky, wind, her neighbors and other people. But she — and us with her, her reader — is changed primarily by what she discovers about herself, about grief and forgiveness, and about the true love that has been in front of her for most of her life. No reader will be unmoved by the imaginative conceit of this novel or its wise, lyrical, and empathetic telling crafted by a master writer.

Lynne Hinton was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Wake Forest University and is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro. She also attended NC School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking and graduated with her Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.

Lynne is the author of twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller, Friendship Cake and Pie Town, the 2011 NM Book of the Year: Fiction/Adventure, Drama Category and 2011 National Federation of Press Women’s Fiction Book of the Year. Her 2014 book, written under the name Lynne Branard, The Art of Arranging Flowers, was also the winner of the NM-Arizona Book Awards Fiction/Adventure Category. In addition, she has penned a mystery series under the name, Jackie Lynn and has one nonfiction collection of essays.


Wednesday, July 4th
McIntyre’s will be closed in observance of the holiday. Happy birthday, America!


Unusual Chickens For the Exceptional Poultry FarmerSunday, July 8th at 2pm
Middle Grade Book Club – Unusual Chickens For the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
Join McIntyre’s children’s bookseller Johanna Albrecht as she leads a summer books club for kids ages 8-12. This club guarantees fun, friends, crafts, snacks and great book talk. Receive 20% off the selected title.

This week’s selection: Unusual Chickens For the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones


Michael J. Gerhardt's Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to KnowSaturday, July 14th at 11am
Michael J. Gerhardt, Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know
Note: When Michael Gerhardt comes to visit McIntyre’s, a lively discussion ensues.

Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know is the step back and deep reflection on the law of impeachment that everyone needs now. Written in an accessible and lively question-and-answer format, it offers a timely explanation of the impeachment process from its very meaning to its role in politics today.

Michael J. Gerhardt is Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a scholar in residence at the National Constitutional Center, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of five books, including The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy, selected as one of the best non-fiction books of 2013 by the Financial Times. He participated in the confirmation hearings for six of the nine justices currently on the Supreme Court, was the only joint witness in the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, and is the first independent scholar selected by the Library of Congress to advise on the updating of the official United States Constitution Annotated.


David Rosenfelt's Rescued: An Andy Carpenter MysterySaturday, July 21 at 11am
David Rosenfelt, Rescued: An Andy Carpenter Mystery
We are delighted to welcome our cosponsor for this event: CARE (Chatham Animal Rescue)

The next novel in David Rosenfelt’s witty, heartfelt mystery series featuring lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara.


Cara Black's Murder on the Left Bank: An Aimee LeDuc InvestigationSaturday, July 21 at 2pm
Cara Black, Murder on the Left Bank: An Aimee LeDuc Investigation
The eighteenth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series! We are thrilled to welcome her back. To celebrate the release of Cara Black’s Murder on the Left Bank, her publisher is hosting a giveaway of Parisian summer scarves handpicked by Cara Black. To find out how you can participate, click here.


Ace Atkins, The Sinners: A Quinn Colson NovelSaturday, July 28 at 11am
Ace Atkins, The Sinners: A Quinn Colson Novel
In the new novel from New York Times bestselling crime master Ace Atkins, violence comes in many forms…and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle. With his longtime deputy Lillie Virgil now working up in Memphis, Quinn Colson finds himself having to fall back on some brand-new deputies to help him out, but with Old West-style violence breaking out, and his own wedding on the horizon, this is without a doubt Colson’s most trying time as sheriff. Cracks are opening up all over the county, and shadowy figures are crawling out through them – and they’re all heading directly for him.


North Carolina Poetry SocietySunday, July 29th at 2pm
North Carolina Poetry Society reading with Shelby Stephenson, Doug Stuber, Lynn Veach Sadler


he Miscalculations of Lightning GirlSunday, July 29th at 2pm
Event: Middle Grade Book Club – The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Join McIntyre’s children’s bookseller Anna Shartzer as she leads a summer books club for kids ages 8-12. This club guarantees fun, friends, crafts, snacks and great book talk. Receive 20% off the selected title.

Stacy McAnulty is the author of many books for young readers, including chapter book series and picture books. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is her middle-grade debut. A former mechanical engineer, Stacy writes about math and science with authority. She lives in Kernersville, NC.

Book Club Leader Anna Shartzer has been a reading specialist, instructional coach, teacher and most recently bookseller.  Her eighteen year career has been all about encouraging reading and readers. She has founded three children’s book clubs and has helped to lead sessions on more than thirty titles.  She is passionate about engaging readers, supporting them in making connections and creating a fun environment for young book lovers.


All the best from the usual suspects:

Pete, Sarah, Mouse, Billy, Johanna, Anna, Juliana, Abby, Kelley, Hazel and Keebe