Search This Blog

Sunday, June 24, 2018

At Last, the Belgian Sisters Are Here

The book I reviewed last winter about the courageous Belgian nuns in World War II is in stock at Dog Ears Books now, and author Dennis Turner will be my TEA guest on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. Plan to be with us then (and for as many Thursday Evening Authors events you can manage). I know you will be fascinated by his story. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mr. Rochester Came Back!

Not that he ever left Northport or Dog Ears Books since our big launch in May of 2017, but Sarah Shoemaker’s novel, Mr. Rochester, my bestseller of 2017, is now out in paperback. And I have signed copies available! So attention book clubs: Read both Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre and double your discussion fun!

Here I must digress to share a story someone told me in the bookstore last week. A customer browsing the dog books read aloud the title, Bad Dogs Have More Fun, and I couldn’t let it pass without a remark. I said I was skeptical. After all, there aren’t many places you can expect a welcome for a badly behaved dog, while a well-behaved dog can enjoy many more aspects of life with its resident human beings. The woman agreed. Then she told me that her family had once had such a bad dog that they spoke of the dog to each other as — not, I think, its given name — Mrs. Rochester. “Because,” she went on to explain, “whenever we had company, we had to lock her upstairs.” 

Sarah Shoemaker, what do you think of that?

Mr. Rochester
by Sarah Shoemaker

Paper, $14.99

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fun Is Coming!

You needn’t be a newcomer to the area to reap benefits from Kim Schneider’s new book, 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die, for a couple of reasons. First, even if you’ve lived here all your life, new things to do pop up every year, and it’s unlikely you’ve done them all. Then there is the question of summer visitors. When you don’t have time to guide your company personally through every hour of their Up North vacation, or if they are independent enough to venture off on their own, handing them this book will make life easier and breezier for all concerned. Kim’s ideas go beyond the city limits, reaching into Benzie and Leelanau counties. Relevant addresses, websites, and phone numbers are included. 

Kim Schneider will be my Thursday Evening Authors guest on July 5, starting at 7 p.m. Come hang out with us! Kim is FUN!

(Psst! If you can't wait until July 5, I have a few signed copies on hand now, so stop in today!)

100 Things To Do in Traverse City Before You Die
by Kim Schneider
Reedy Press, paper, 146pp.