Friday Morning Story Hour with Miss Julie at 10:30 am
in the Children's Store
David R. Gillham
DAVID R. GILLHAM presents City of Women: A Novel
Thursday, May 23rd at 6 p.m.
Published by Penguin Group (USA)
It is 1943â€”the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women.
On the surface, Sigrid SchrĂ¶der is the model German soldierâ€™s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.
DEBORAH COONTS presents Lucky Bastard: A Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure
Tuesday, May 28th at 6 p.m.
Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.
Lucky Oâ€™Toole may have been promoted to Vice President of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegasâ€™ primo Strip property, but nothing has changed. When Paxton Dane, a former member of the Babylonâ€™s Security detail turned Private Investigator, discovers a young woman dead, sprawled across the hood of a new, bright red Ferrari California in the Babylonâ€™s dealership, a Jimmy Choo stiletto stuck in her carotid, he calls Lucky to handle the problem.
Luckyâ€™s life is already in precarious balance. Her mother, Mona, is pregnant, hormonal, bored, and looking for ways to fill her days. Teddie, Luckyâ€™s former lover, has hit the road on his quest to find international stardom. But, realizing heâ€™s made a mistake, he writes a song for Lucky, then hits the talk shows, pleading his case. Lucky is less than amused with the national spotlight on her personal life. Sheâ€™s having enough trouble as it is fending off the amorous attentions of Chef Jean-Charles Bouclet, the Babylonâ€™s tasty new dish. Lucky feels mixing business and pleasure with the chef is a sure-fire recipe for disaster.
And the timing couldnâ€™t be worse. The Smack-Down Poker tournament with all the media attention the second-largest poker tournament in the world attracts is holding itâ€™s final table at the Babylon. Hookers, thieves, players, cheaters, media, and hangers-on all descend looking to win or to score.
SUSANNA KEARSLEY presents Firebird
Saturday, June 8th at 3 p.m.
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc.
Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object's history and knows that it was named after the Firebird-the mythical creature from an old Russian fable.
Junie B. Jones Bus Tour
JUNIE B. JONES STUPID, SMELLY BUS TOUR comes to The Children's Store at the Vero Beach Book Center
Sunday, June 9th at 2 p.m.
Vero Beach Bookies June
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss Under a Wing: A Memoir by Reeve Lindbergh
Monday, June 10th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Random House Publishing Group
The world knew Charles Lindbergh as a daring aviator, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and controversial isolationist during World War II. His wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was a bestselling author. To their five children, they were Father â€” never Daddy â€” and Mother. Charles, a stern yet loving father, was surprisingly affectionate and playful; Anne provided a great, gentling love. With remarkable candor, their youngest daughter provides a rare, intimate look at her legendary family...the pervasive impact of her brother's kidnapping and death...her parents' long, loving, but complicated marriage...the night her life and her mother's converged, as Reeve's own infant son died suddenly. With grace and insight, Reeve Lindbergh appraises her remarkable parents, her unusual childhood, and the troubling questions that remain. At once an eloquent reminiscence and a slice of American history, Under a Wing is, at its core, a heartfelt tribute to an extraordinary family.
ANTON DISCLAFANI presents The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Friday, June 14th at 1 p.m.
Published by Penguin Group (USA)
A lush, sexy, evocative debut novel of family secrets and girlsâ€™-school rituals, set in the 1930s South
It is 1930, the midstÂ of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, passionate, strong-willed Thea Atwell, age fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its complex social strata ordered by money, beauty, and girlsâ€™ friendships, the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a far remove from the free-roaming, dreamlike childhood Thea shared with her twin brother on their familyâ€™s citrus farmâ€”a world now partially shattered. As Thea grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year that led her here, she finds herself enmeshed in a new order, one that will change her sense of what is possible for herself, her family, her country.
Father's Day Pajama Story Hour
FATHER'S DAY PAJAMA STORY HOUR with Miss Julie in the Children's Store
Friday, June 14th at 6:30 a.m.
CARL HIAASEN presents Bad Monkey: A Novel
Sunday, June 16th at 2 p.m.
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
**Autograph Line Tickets will be issued with books purchased from the Vero Beach Book Center ~ Thank you for supporting our Author Events!**
Andrew Yancyâ€”late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Policeâ€”has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of eventsâ€”from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out islandâ€”with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey, who earns his place among Hiaasen's greatest characters with hilariously wicked aplomb.
KAREN WHITE presents The Time Between: A Novel
Thursday, June 20th at 6 p.m.
Published by Penguin Group (USA)
Eleanor Murray will always remember her childhood on Edisto Island, where her late father, a local shrimper, shared her passion for music. Now her memories of him are all that tempers the guilt she feels over the accident that put her sister in a wheelchairâ€”and the feelings she harbors for her sisterâ€™s husband.
To help support her sister, Eleanor works at a Charleston investment firm during the day, but she escapes into her music, playing piano at a neighborhood bar. Until the night her enigmatic boss walks in and offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, back on Edisto. For Eleanor, itâ€™s a chance to revisit the place where she was her happiestâ€”and to share her love of music with grieving Helena, whose sister recently died under mysterious circumstances.