Friday Morning Story Hour with Miss Julie at 10:30am
Story Hour is not scheduled on November 29th,
December 6th, 13th, 20th or 27th
Story Hour will resume on January 3rd 2014
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
Saturday, December 7th,2013
"Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. Nothing affords the interaction among book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story or pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accomodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer. On December 7th, 2013, take a child in your life to a bookstore. Watch his or her face light up as you give him access to a book and to tomorrow." -a public service message from author Jenny Milchman and takeyourchildtoabookstore.org
Vero Beach Bookies December
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Monday, December 9th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Penguin Group (USA)
Only a few years before becoming a famous silent-film star and an icon of her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, Kansas, to study with the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip, has no idea what she’s in for. Young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous black bob with blunt bangs, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will transform their lives forever.
STUART WOODS presents Standup Guy: A Stone Barrington Novel
Tuesday, January 7th at 7 p.m.
Published by Penguin Group (USA)
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual—and potentially lucrative—dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman’s activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime . . . and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
Vero Beach Bookies January
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
Monday, January 13th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.
BRAD MELTZER presents I Am Abraham Lincoln and I Am Amelia Earhart
Join Brad for the LAUNCH of his new picture book series, ORDINARY PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD
Sunday, January 19th at 2 p.m.
Published by Dial
“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.
Vero Beach Bookies February
Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay
Monday, February 10th at 10:30 a.m.
Published by Random House Publishing Group
Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is blindsided when his teenage son, Jacob, is charged with murder. Jacob insists he is innocent, and Andy believes him. But as the trial intensifies, damning facts and shocking revelations surface.
Vero Beach Bookies March
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.
Vero Beach Bookies April
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.
Vero Beach Bookies May
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 June
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.