Monday, May 9, 2011

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Nightbird Books NewsMay  2011

Quick Look
:: Local Author Spotlight
:: Books for Mother's Day
:: Book Clubs
:: Calendar

 Local Author Spotlight
Saturday May 7th 1:30 pm
Judi Neal -
Beverly Lintzinger -
Talking to the Trees

  Join us to meet more authors from our community. We will gather at our big table and have an informal presentation from our authors and have lots of time to ask questions or visit one on one. At Nightbird Books we feel strongly about providing local authors a venue for promoting their work and hope you will be able to come by.

Mother's Day is Sunday May 8th 
Nightbird Books and BHK will be closed  

Suggestions for Mother 

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women--mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends--view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.       Movie Trailer   

Great Garden Companions by Sally Jean Cunningham
Rodale Books

Let master gardener Sally Jean Cunningham show you how to keep pests and diseases at bay with her unique companion-gardening system. By planting special combinations of vegetables, flowers, and herbs, you can minimize pest and disease problems and create a high-yielding, beautiful garden!  

The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain
Ballantine Books

This is the story of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley Richardson and their life in the hard-drinking, fast-living Jazz Age Paris. Most of us know a bit about Hemingway, but this is about the years before he became published and a famous name and is told from his first wife's perspective.    NPR review  

by Richard Horan,  HarperCollins

From the wooded road made of golden hemlock running past L. Frank Baum's childhood home to the lonely stump of Scout's oak in Harper Lee's Alabama, author Richard Horan gathers tree seeds-and stories-from the homes of America's most treasured authors. Seeds is a heartfelt paean to literature and a wise, funny, and uplifting account of one man's reconnection with nature.

Knitting Vintage by Claire Montgomerie  

This beautifully illustrated book for knitting enthusiasts presents more than 30 retro-inspired knitting patterns that fit today's fashion trends. Patterns range from a 1920s-style cloche hat revamped for the twenty-first century to a 1970s-style poncho-style wrap, updated for today with a tweed-style stitch.

Science Fiction Book Club
Now meeting the 4th Mondays at 7pm
Newcomers very welcome!

Monday May 23rd  Horns by Joe Hill 
Available as a Google eBook from Nightbird

Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin's murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover . . . and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look-a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it's time for revenge . . .   It's time the devil had his due. .

_______________________________________________________________________ Date Night Book Club
Last Fridays at 8pm
Buy you book from Nightbird and receive a bookmark that is also a coupon for a discount for dinner at a Dickson St restaurant. Grab a honey or a best buddy, have a nice dinner, then come down to the bookstore for an evening amongst other book lovers. The coffee shop will be open for treats during the meeting.

Friday May 27th - The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff 
This is the book recommended by David Sedaris at WAC last month.
The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed.
This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own.

Mystery Book Club
First Mondays at 7pm

Monday June 6th - The Little Friend by Donna Tartt   

The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother's Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents' yard. Twelve years later Robin's murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin's sister Harriet-unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer.

Bookstore and BHK Kafe Hours 
Sunday 6:30am to 6pm
Monday - Wednesday 6:30am to 9pm
Thursday - Saturday 6:30 am to 11pm

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Recurring Events:

Mystery Book Club - 1st Mondays 7pm
Howl Open Mic - 3rd Sundays 6:30 pm - come before 6pm if you want coffee

Professional Women's Network - 3rd Tuesdays 11:30 am
Science Fiction Book Club - 4th Mondays at 7pm
Ozark Poets and Writers Collective - Last Tuesdays 7 pm
Date Night Book Club - Last Fridays 8pm
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Upcoming Events   

Saturday May 21st - Ashley McHugh - Become All Flame 

Friday July 22nd - John Thompson - The Reservoir

Friday October 21st - Joelle Beile - Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
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