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September Happiness Club Meeting Explores The Power of Conviction

 September 10, 2014

James Tillman and Jeff Kimball, co-authors of the soon-to-be-released book The Power of Conviction, will discuss the book and the process of writing it at the Wednesday, Sept. 24 meeting of the Madison Happiness Club at 7 p.m. at Scranton Memorial...

Big Book Club Event Features All-Star Authors on Sept. 27

 September 3, 2014

The Big Book Club announces a new event on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, presented by The Day. The lineup of mystery and suspense authors includes: John Searles,...

Tracy Guzeman to Read and Sign in Guilford

 August 27, 2014

Tracy Guzeman to Read and Sign in GuilfordPress release fromBreakwater BooksBreakwater Books in Guilford presents a reading and...

The World Without You by Joshua Henkin

 August 27, 2014

This is the story of the Frankel family. It takes place over the course of three days during the summer of 2005 at their summer home in the Berkshires. They have come together to hold a memorial for Leo, who was killed in Iraq while on assignment one year ago.

The Antidepressant Seduction: Charles Bayer to Read in Chester

 August 20, 2014

Charles Barber, author of Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Medicates a Nation, the book on mental illness that has challenged common treatment practice, will read at a free Books & Bagels program at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek (CBSRZ), on...

Greene, Greenspan Appear at Big Book Getaway Event in Old Lyme

 August 13, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Jane Greene and award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan will be at the Bee & Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the Big Book Getaway. For more...

Seven Connecticut Poets to Read July 27

 July 23, 2014

Poets from Edwina Trentham's ninth annual summer poetry workshop, "A Failure to Dare: What We Lose When We Play it Safe," will read their work on Sunday, July 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Fresh Ayer Gallery and Gifts19 Halls Road in Old Lyme.

Lunch with Jane Green at the Bee & Thistle Inn

 July 23, 2014

The Big Book Club presented by The Day hosts the event Lunch with Jane Green at the Bee & Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Green will introduce her new novel, Tempting Fate.

Spencer Reese Gives Poetry Reading Aug. 6

 July 16, 2014

Spencer Reece will give a poetry reading on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at Harbor Books, 146 Main Street, Old Saybrook.

An Evening with Susan Campbell

 July 9, 2014

An Evening with Susan CampbellPress release from Breakwater BooksSusan Campbell, award-winning author of Tempest Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker, visits the Guilford Free Library...

Simses Visits Westbrook July 12

 July 2, 2014

Mary Simses, author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café, visits Burgundy Books at 1285 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, on Saturday, July 12 at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.burgundybooks.com.

On 'The Quest for the Golden Trout'

 July 2, 2014

Passionate about fishing? You're not alone: Americans' love of trout fishing has reached a level of fervor that borders on the religious. Federal and state agencies, as well as non-governmental lobbying groups, invest billions of dollars on river restoration...

Meet Janet Barrett, Author of 'They Called Her Reckless'

 June 25, 2014

When the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a real-life hero, Reckless, the courageous and indomitable warhorse who stood with her buddies...

Bestselling Author Chris Bohjalian Visits Old Lyme

 June 25, 2014

The Big Book Getaway invites readers to convene at the Bee and Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, for an intimate luncheon with New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian on Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 

Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis

 June 17, 2014

Invented by an unemployed architect, first manufactured in rural Connecticut, and now owned by Hasbro, Scrabble is a truly enduring game in American toy history. This journalistic look at competitive Scrabble has many quirky venues, obsessed players with mad...

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

 June 17, 2014

E. Lockhart writes on her web page, "I write novels for teenagers and I love my job." That’s obvious with her latest book, We Were Liars. This is a book teenagers will love—it’s written in a cool way, has some twists and turns, and...

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber

 June 17, 2014

Let’s be honest: if food doesn’t taste good, it really doesn’t matter how environmentally friendly it was grown or how good it is for you. Chef Dan Barber takes us along on his journey of discovery, weeding out some of the more recently adopted...

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Huspeth

 June 17, 2014

Son of a grave-robber anatomist, prodigy surgeon Dr. Spencer Black is drawn to medical curiosities, carnivals, and exploring the anatomical possibilities of hybrid mythical beings in 1870s Philadelphia. It is half fictional biography with a compelling believable...

My Accidental Jihad: A Love Story by Krista Bremer

 June 17, 2014

A memoir to hold close as a love story unfolds marrying two very different cultures. I was moved by this couple and truly admired their commitment.

Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt

 June 17, 2014

Once upon a time, Americans believed fully in the dangers of the Cold War and the impossibility of walking on the moon. Into this zeitgeist and mid-century-mod Boston suburb comes Ava Lark, a divorced working woman (thus problematic neighbor and social oddity)...

Fellow Mortals by Dennis Mahoney

 June 17, 2014

In this debut novel, Mahoney explores the different ways a tragic accident can change a suburban neighborhood. Henry Cooper is a mailman, husband, and very decent guy. One morning, while on his route, he lights a cigar and tosses the match to the ground. He has...

Elsewhere: A Memoir by Richard Russo

 June 17, 2014

Rick is a young boy living with his single mom at her parents’ home in the small town of Gloversville, New York. Mom struggles financially and emotionally, is very unhappy in Gloversville, and urgently needs to go "elsewhere." She encourages...

China Dolls by Lisa See

 June 17, 2014

Put the timeline of 1938, the San Francisco Worlds Fair, Pearl Harbor, paranoia, and suspicion in the hands of a masterful writer, and you have a great summer read. Hard realities read like bittersweet poetry by this novelist.

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

 June 17, 2014

Hold on for a gripping ride through exciting twists and turns to a beautifully told and satisfying end. Bittersweet is so much more than a coming-of-age story; this is a mystery of dark and shocking secrets. The novel is set in a wealthy, privileged family...

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

 June 17, 2014

I don’t read horror all that much, but when our book buyer gave a synopsis of this one, I immediately sprang for it. Reading Bird Box was one of the creepiest experiences I’ve ever had. There are scenes in this book that will make the hair stand up...

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