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Gail Godwin signs FLORA

Description


Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.

This darkly beautiful novel about a child and a caretaker in isolation evokes shades of The Turn of the Screw and also harks back to Godwin's memorable novel of growing up, The Finishing School. With its house on top of a mountain and a child who may be a bomb that will one day go off, Flora tells a story of love, regret, and the things we can't undo. It will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

About the Author


Gail Godwin is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of twelve critically acclaimed novels, including A Mother and Two Daughters, The Good Husband, Father Melancholy’s Daughter, and Evensong. She is also the author of The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961--1963, the first of two volumes, edited by Rob Neufeld. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Woodstock, New York. Visit her website at www.gailgodwin.com.

FOOD SUMMIT & Sustainable Living Conference


Mark Winne
, (Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture and Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty) will be here with Jim Pathfinder Ewing (Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating) signing copies of their most recent books for the 2013 Food Summit: A Sustainable Living Conference. Edwin Marty will join us signing his book, Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival.

The Unchained Tour stops in Oxford


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Confirmed storytellers will include Annie Duke, a poker champion and the author of Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker, among other books; Tim Manley, a writer of fiction, drawer of comics, and a mentor with PEN American’s Writers In Prison Program; Michaela Blei, a storyteller, writer, educator, and PhD candidate who coaches storytelling in the NYCarea; Peter Aguero, a multi-talented artist currently hosting The Moth and leading NYC's improvised storytelling rock band, The BTK Band. Christopher Paul Stelling is the musician for the tour. Stelling, a Brooklyn-based songwriter, has released Songs of Praise and Scorn to excellent reviews and has another album False Cities slated for a fall 2013 release.

A full bio of the raconteurs: http://theunchainedtour.org/

Local Authors & Artist wishing to reserve a space for the preshow reception please submit this form: Reservation Form



Reception at 6:30 p.m. beforeheand with local artists.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse.

Susan Puckett signs EAT DRINK DELTA

"Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler's Journey Through the Sould of the South eloquently tells the story of the deepest south of the Deep South, the land where black and white can have sharp contrasts, and yet many of the food traditions are blended into a rich, smooth melange, much like the soil itself. Puckett immerses the reader in a tale that shares how the dark, fertile soil of the Delta nurtures crops as well as American food and culture. The land that produced King Cotton also produced the King of Rock and Roll. And the land that produced catfish and BBQ now produces kibbee and Chinese collard greens. Puckett's artful storytelling creates a vivid scene--not mere guidebook information--revealing a true culinary journey through one of the largely unknown areas of the country." --Virginia Willis, author of Bon Appetit, Y'all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking.
Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler's Journey Through the Soul of the South By Susan Puckett, Langdon Clay (Photographer) Cover Image
By Susan Puckett, Langdon Clay (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820344256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - January 25th, 2013

The Mississippi Delta is a complicated and fascinating place.


ALL HALLOW'S READ


 
So what is All Hallow’s Read?
All Hallow’s Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book.

Scholars have traced its origins as far back as this blog post.

Is this instead of Trick or Treat? Because I don’t want to get egged, and the kids around here are mean.
Not at all. Trick or Treat is Trick or Treat. This is All Hallow’s Read, a great excuse to give someone a book.

You can give out scary books or comics to trick or treaters on Hallowe’en if you want to, obviously. (We recommend looking the child in the eye and saying, “Take it. Read it. Trust me… around here… a book can be… safer than candy.” Then chuckling to yourself, as if remembering something unfortunate that happened to some of the local children only last year.)

What kind of scary book?
An appropriate one. If you’re giving a kid a scary book, make it a kid-appropriate scary book. You wouldn’t give the same kind of scary book to one person than you would another, any more than one book is right for everyone. People like different things.
 
Do I have to buy it new?
Nope.

Obviously, we support bookshops and authors, but more than that, this is about making a holiday tradition of book-giving. So feel free to give second-hand books or books from your own shelves. And feel just as free to buy a beautiful new book from a small independent bookseller.

How do I choose an All Hallow’s Read book?
If you do not know what scary book to give someone, talk to a bookseller or a librarian. They like to help. Librarians will not mind even if you admit that you are not planning to take out a book, but instead you are going to buy one and give it to someone.
 
What about the apostrophe in “All Hallow’s Read”?
We are not sticklers for it. In the Twitter hashtag it has to be #AllHallowsRead. Apostrophise or not. We shall not judge you.
 
Can it really be that simple?
Not necessarily. It’s All Hallows Read, a tradition we just made up. You can fancy it up as much as you like. Just make sure you give someone a scary book this Hallowe’en…
 
I would like to contact the web goblin concerning something related to All Hallows Read.
That’s not a question. Never the less, you may do so here.
 
For more information on All Hallow's Read and an explanation from author Neil Gaiman, click the banner below.

Marisa Baggett signs SUSHI SECRETS at TWO STICK

In 2003, Marisa Baggett boarded a Greyhound bus with a one-way ticket to Los Angeles and $300 in her pocket to study at the California Sushi Academy. After graduation, Marisa moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where her passion for sushi, her southern background and determination to use local, sustainable ingredients resulted in the development of unconventional and delectable sushi.

In Sushi Secrets, Marisa shares with you both traditional and nontraditional sushi, all of them delicious and all of them very easy to make. Marisa includes surefire recipes for making perfect sushi rice, tips on how to find and buy the freshest seafood and sustainability and how to achieve it at home. Plus, with her background as a pastry chef, Marisa has created a dessert chapter that will make your mouth water. With this book you'll be ready to prepare a host of sushi and sashimi recipes and it gives loads of hints on how to slash otherwise lengthy prep times. From the traditional favorites to new and unique combinations, Sushi Secrets will have you rolling delicious sushi like a pro in no time at all.

Recipes include:
Scallop Carpaccio Sashimi
Avocado and Pomegranate Nigiri
Pork Thin Rolls with Gingered Cherries
Pickled Okra Thick Rolls
Short Ribs Sushi Bowl
"Cat"erpillar Rolls
Faux Eel Hand Rolls
Fudge Wontons with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Fried Cherry Hand Pies

*TWO STICK WILL BE HOSTING THIS EVENT
*SQUARE BOOKS WILL PROVIDE THE BOOKS

 

Sushi Secrets: Easy Recipes for the Home Cook. Prepare Delicious Sushi at Home Using Sustainable Local Ingredients! By Marisa Baggett, Trevor Corson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Marisa Baggett, Trevor Corson (Foreword by)
$18.95
Email or call for price and availability.
ISBN: 9784805312070
Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 15th, 2012

Unlock all of the elusive secrets of sushi making with this astonishing sushi book


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