Erin Hunter (aka Gillian Phillip): Bravelands: The Spirit Eaters (#5)

Thursday, February 6th


Set in the African savannah and told from three different animals points of view, Bravelands will thrill readers who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire.

True evil has come to Bravelands... Only hope will drive it out...

As the new Great Father, the young baboon, Thorn, hopes to guide Bravelands to peace after a period of great turmoil. But a pack of rogue wolves lurks among the Great Herd, committing acts so evil they threaten to shatter that peace before it&;s even begun.

Erin Hunter (aka Gillian Phillip) discusses and signs her book, Bravelands: The Spirit Eaters (#5).

Gillian has authored the BRAVELANDS and SURVIVORS series. She is happy to sign the Warriors books in-store, but customer's are limited 2 books per person.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Julie Kane: Mothers of Ireland: Poems

Sunday, February 9th


Celebrated poet Julie Kane returns to her Boston Irish Catholic roots in this collection about mothers and daughters shaped by the forces of Irish history and Irish-American culture. Mothers of Ireland confronts how the legacy of personal trauma gets passed down to subsequent generations, with a focus on women from her family history and their paths of both pain and endurance. Kane’s verse reverberates with the lives of her ancestors and the lasting impacts of famine, poverty, repressive religion, ethnic prejudice, and alcoholism.

The poems are formal—villanelles, ghazals, sonnets, sestinas, and the like—but their language is fresh and rich with the sound of contemporary spoken English. Coming from a culture that values music, storytelling, and the oral poetic tradition, Kane uses rhyme and rhythm to move the body as well as the mind. Even at their darkest, these haunting poems flash with resilient Irish wit.

This book is available in paperback ($17.95).

Julie Kane discusses and signs her book, Mothers of Ireland: Poems.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Amy Bonnaffons: The Regrets

Sunday, March 1st


For weeks, Rachel has been noticing the same golden-haired young man sitting at her Brooklyn bus stop, staring off with a melancholy air. When, one day, she finally musters the courage to introduce herself, the chemistry between them is undeniable: Thomas is wise, witty, handsome, mysterious, clearly a kindred spirit. There's just one tiny problem: He's dead.
Stuck in a surreal limbo governed by bureaucracy, Thomas is unable to "cross over" to the afterlife until he completes a 90-day stint on earth, during which time he is forbidden to get involved with a member of the living -- lest he incur "regrets." When Thomas and Rachel break this rule, they unleash a cascade of bizarre, troubling consequences.

Set in the hallucinatory borderland between life and death, The Regrets is a gloriously strange and breathtakingly sexy exploration of love, the cataclysmic power of fantasies, and the painful, exhilarating work of waking up to reality, told with uncommon grace and humor by a visionary artist at the height of her imaginative power.

This book is available in hardcover ($27.00).

Amy Bonnaffons discusses and signs her book, The Regrets.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

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