Teresa Lee Rushworth presents Vero Beach from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series
Monday, March 10th at 4 p.m.
Published by Arcadia Publishing
The Treasure Coast of Florida had been inhabited by indigenous peoples for many centuries when pioneer settlers began arriving from other parts of the United States in the late 1800s. When the town of Vero was incorporated in 1919, it was one of several growing communities in the area.
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng
Monday, March 10th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Weinstein Publishing
Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp. Aritomo refuses but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice “until the monsoon comes.” Then she can design a garden for herself.
Robin Burcell presents The Kill Order
Tuesday, March 11th at 6 p.m.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
What you don't know can kill you . . .
FBI Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick knows nothing about the Devil's Key, except that her father was involved in its theft twenty years ago and was murdered as a result. The Devil's Key, a list of seemingly random, supposedly indecipherable numbers, poses an immediate threat to national security and anyone caught with this code in their possession is terminated with extreme prejudice.
ANNE FORTIER presentsThe Lost Sisterhood
Thursday, March 13th at 6 p.m.
Published by Random House
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputation and her life on a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed.
JAN-PHILIPP SENDKER presents A Well-Tempered Heart
Tuesday, March 18th at 6 p.m.
Published by Other Press
The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted.
RHONDA RILEY presents The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
Thursday, March 20th at 6 p.m.
Published by HarperCollins
In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roe's life is transformed when she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier, all but completely buried in the heavy red-clay soil on her family's farm in North Carolina. When Evelyn rescues the stranger, it quickly becomes clear he is not a simple man. As innocent as a newborn, he recovers at an unnatural speed, and then begins to change--first into Evelyn's mirror image, and then into her complement, a man she comes to know as Adam.
JANE GREEN presents Tempting Fate
Saturday, March 22nd at 1 p.m.
Published by St. Martin's Press
Autograph tickets with book purchase from Vero Beach Book Center.
From the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as Jemima J, The Beach House, Another Piece of My Heart comes an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships...
OVIASC Vero Man Event
Saturday, March 22nd at 4 p.m.
Presented with Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee
Vero Man archaeologists will speak and sign their respective books, Florida's People During the Last Ice Age and The First Americans on Saturday, March 22 at 4 p.m.
The archaeologists, Dr. Barbra Purdy and Dr. James Adovasio, both involved with the development and new excavation of the Vero Man site, will speak and sign their books on early man in the Americas.
AT HOME WITH HARLAN COBEN
STREAMING LIVE FROM HIS HOME IN NEW JERSEY
Tuesday, March25, 7 p.m.
Published by Dutton
For ONE night only on March 25th, select bookstores from across the country will invite audiences into their stores to see bestselling author Harlan Coben LIVE from his living room in New Jersey!!
This event is free. We will have a limited numbers of signed copies. Reserve yours by calling the store or ordering online today.
ARDI SCHNEIDER presents Telican Pelican
Wednesday, March 26th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Image Adventure
Telican Pelican, A Bird's-Eye View of What to Do in Vero Beach features solo character, "Telican," flying to the many local attractions found in and around Vero Beach that children and adults alike should flock to. In this colorful 52 page guide each page shows a different park, museum or festival. The index lists all the handy information necessary about the sites.
CYNTHIA BARDES presents Pansy in Paris
Thursday, March 27th at 4 p.m.
Published by Octobre, LLC
Vero Beach's own Cynthia Bardes presents another fabulous adventure with Pansy, the poodle who lives at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills and Avery, the little girl who adopted her.
BEATRIZ WILLIAMS presents A Hundred Summers
Tuesday, April 1st at 6 p.m.
Published by Penguin Group
As the 1938 hurricane bears down on Rhode Island, a storm of another kind is brewing in this novel that "blends history, romance, and social commentary into...much more than a summer guilty pleasure" (Connecticut Post)...
CHRIS PAVONE presents The Accident
Thursday, April 3rd at 6 p.m.
Published by Crown Publishing Group
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats comes a new novel of suspense... As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.
RODY JOHNSON presents Chasing the Wind: Inside the Alternative Energy Battle
Monday, April 7th at 6 p.m.
Published by University of Tennessee Press
Rody Johnson's wide-ranging account examines the history of wind power; its capacity and output in comparison to such sources as fossil fuels, other renewables, and nuclear energy; the infrastructural challenges of transmitting electricity from wind farms to end users; global efforts to curb carbon emissions, including the Kyoto treaty; the role of public policy, government subsidies, and tax breaks; and the differences and similarities between
wind power regimes in the United States and Europe.
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer
Monday, April 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Picador
When Julie Summers’s car breaks down on a street in Cape Town, a young Arab mechanic comes to her aid. Their attraction to each other is immediate. Julia, the daughter of a powerful businessman, is trying to escape a privileged background she despises. Abdu, an educated but poor illegal immigrant, is desperate to evade deportation. The consequences of this chance meeting are unpredictable and intense, as each person’s notions of the other are overturned.
STUART WOODS presents Carnal Curiosity
Thursday, April 17th at 7 p.m.
Published by Penguin Group
Stone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan's elite are beset by a series of clever crimes--and Stone is a material witness--he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come.
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Monday, May 12th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Simon & Schuster
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson set down the riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Isaacson’s portrait touched hundreds of thousands of readers.
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Monday, June 9th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Random House Publishing Group
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a legal aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.