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The Jaguar's ChildrenSunday, February 1st - 2PM - Author Signing with John Vaillant - The Jaguar's Children

Héctor Gonzalez is convinced by his friend, Cesar Santiago, to join him in an illegal attempt to cross the border from Mexico to the US. They have paid money, along with 13 others, to coyotes (people smugglers) to take them on their journey. They are hidden in a water truck which breaks down in the desert. The coyotes abandon the truck leaving the immigrants who are welded in its belly with little food or water and no chance of escaping out of it. Read more...

 

Saturday, February 7th - 2PM - Author Signing with Sue Reich - World War I Quilts

Just days after the United States entered World War I (1914-1918), President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation to the American people titled, “Do Your Bit for America.” Women did their bit in many ways, one of which was to make quilts and “save the blankets for our boys over there,” as one slogan put it. .Realizing 2014 was beginning of the 100th anniversary of World War I, Sue Reich discovered she had a strong personal interest in performing an in-depth study of quilts made between 1914 and 1917. Read more...

 

Sunday, February 15th - 2PM - Author Signing with Nancy Miller - Somersault

Somersault is a collection of poems about Bermuda where Nancy Anne Miller grew up and where she still has family. Miller was a sixteenth generation Bermudian. With visual imagery that matches the vivid subject matter of her island home, Nancy Anne Miller writes about a colonial childhood within the echoes of the empire, the shadow of slavery and the complexity of island life which tourism has glossed over. Read more...

 

 

Saturday, February 21st - 2PM - Author Signing with Bob Mandel - Apples: Pick Any One Any Day

Apples: Pick Any One Any Day is a book of hope and inspiration. It is filled with old proverbs and ancient wisdom and is tempered with humor and joy. Whether you’re a fan of Buddha, Louise Hay, The Beatles or The Bible, these pages of affirmation and encouragement will be valuable companions on your quest for greater health, wealth, love and enlightenment. Read more...

 

 

 

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John Green Fawns over Looking For Alaska's Tenth Birthday

 

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