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Wed. 9/30 5:30 Fresh Air Book Club/Banned Book discussion: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading and discussing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time! We’ll also talk about why this is a “banned book”. Meet facilitator Cynde Acanto at The Pond at Barber Hill, 244 Frazer Fir Rd., South Windsor. Bring your mask & chair.

Please practice social distancing. This event will be postponed if it’s raining.

Order your copy with free local delivery: https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/The-Curious-Incident-of-the-Dog-in-the-Night-Time-p219597903

About the book: A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Mon. 10/5 7pm Fireside Virtual Author Event: Kristan Higgins with Manchester Public Library

Join Manchester Public Library's free virtual event with author Kristan Higgins via Zoom. Call 860-645-0821 to register. Purchase Always the Last to Know with free local delivery at: https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/Always-the-Last-to-Know-NEW-p236704363

About the book: 

Sometimes you have to break a family to fix it.

From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins, a new novel examining a family at the breaking point in all its messy, difficult, wonderful complexity.

A novel of heartbreaking truths and hilarious honesty about what family really means.

Mon. 10/19 10:30am East Windsor Senior Center Book Club: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

All seniors are invited to read The Library Book by Susan Orlean and join our outdoor book discussion at the East Windsor Senior Center,

125 Main St., Broad Brook (behind the fire station). 

Wed. 10/21 7pm Virtual Author Event: Emily Liebert, Perfectly Famous

Join us for a virtual chat with USA Today Bestselling Author Emily Liebert in conversation with book reviewer John Valeri!

Hear about Emily’s latest page-turner, Perfectly Famous. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the event (but no spoilers please).

Register for this FREE event at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/emilyliebert
Order Perfectly Famous with a signed bookplate at https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/Perfectly-Famous-NEW-p237307144 Free local CT delivery or add shipping https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/Shipping-p222193508

About the book: From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Pretty Revenge— a “gripping tale of subterfuge, betrayal, and retribution” (Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish)—comes the story of a journalist obsessed with finding a crime novelist who disappears after a deadly attack on her beloved daughter.

As a mother and a famous author, Ward DeFleur has it all. She lives in a beautiful estate in picture-perfect Connecticut, along with her teenage daughter, Stevie, where nothing can go wrong. Until, one night, when Stevie is brutally murdered and Ward’s entire world is shattered. Consumed by panic and grief, Ward vows never to put pen to paper again.

Enter Bree Bennett.

Bree is a recently-divorced, former-journalist-cum-housewife, desperate to fill her days with something other than Pilates classes and grocery shopping. So she decides to start writing for the town newspaper. What begins as Bree’s effort to tell Ward’s tragic narrative turns into a fixation with finding her favorite author. Unfortunately, Ward doesn’t want to be found. Even worse, Stevie’s killer is still on the loose…


Thurs. 10/22 6pm Stephen King Book Club: Skeleton Crew

Join our monthly King Club facilitated by local author Jessica Bottomley.

Meet in Red Heat Tavern’s private room. Please wear a mask when not dining or social distancing.

Lively discussion, delicious food (including gluten free), craft beers, & cocktails ~ a perfect night out! Separate checks provided.

400 Evergreen Way #466, South Windsor.

Tues. 11/10 7pm Virtual Book Launch Event with author Penny Goetjen, Over the Edge

Tune in as Penny chats about her latest mystery, Over the Edge, with book reviewer John Valeri via Crowdcast.

Pre-order your signed copy https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/Over-the-Edge-NEW-PRE-ORDER-SIGNED-p227474556 (release date 11/10/20).

Order the first book in the series, The Empty Chair https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/The-Empty-Chair-NEW-SIGNED-p227474548

Tues. 12/1 7pm Virtual Author Event: New York Times Best Selling Author Kimberly McCreight, A Good Marriage

In conversation with the Book Cougars via Crowdcast

Register for this free event at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/author-kimberly

 Order your copy with signed bookplate now at https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/A-Good-Marriage-NEW-p192923003

"A Good Marriage is absolutely, positively riveting. I could not put this down! Kimberly McCreight has crafted a captivating, thrilling story that bolts out of the gate at a breakneck speed and never misses a step."- Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & The Six

Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make—and the secrets they keep—in order to stay together.

Sat., January 9, 2021 12pm Author Event: Emily Arsenault, All the Pretty Things

Join us to hear and meet New York Times Notable Author Emily Arsenault, in conversation with book reviewer John Valeri, at Wood Memorial Library!
Order All the Pretty Things with us now at
https://www.bookclubct.com/online-store/All-the-Pretty-Things-NEW-p192322221

and bring it to be signed or purchase at the event.
This is a free event with light refreshments. Only books purchased with us are available to be signed.

All the Pretty Things is a skillfully plotted mystery, bursting with the glare and feverish energy of its summer amusement park setting. The atmosphere creeps up on you, wraps you up, and transports you to Fabuland with Ivy, where you’ll discover that among the roller-coasters and cotton-candy stalls,
dark secrets await.” —Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Emily Arsenault is the author of several literary mysteries, including In Search of the Rose Notes, a Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year;

The Broken Teaglass, a New York Times Notable Crime Book; and The Evening Spider.
Wood Memorial Library 783 Main St., South Windsor

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