A seemingly simple investigation, done as a favor for a friend, takes McKenzie down a dark and twisted path in Like to Die, the next mystery in David Housewright's award-winning series.
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Sarah Stonich believes stories can change the world. By subtly weaving cultural, environmental and political issues into fiction, writers can engage readers to relate to characters and communities directly affected by current (and looming) events. This is an interactive discussion, so attendees are encouraged to share and engage. Have you read a book that changed the way you look at something? Whether it’s the troubles of a tourist economy or the weak legal system, novels bring complicated social issues to life, reach across cultural divides and can shift readers’ perceptions.
The end of World War II signals a new beginning for America, but for twenty-two-year-old Yasu Nakahara and her family, harsh prejudices remain. Now married and leading a new life, Yasu faces barriers almost as unyielding as the years she and her family spent imprisoned in the Japanese internment camp in California during the war. Motivated by flashbacks of armed military guards and barbwire fences, Yasu strives to build a new life.
Please join us in celebrating the release of Anne Greenwood Brown's new young adult novel COLD HARD TRUTH.
"Brown creates balance between thriller and romance." - School Library Journal
"...gripping...enticing..." - Booklist
Big families cultivate chaos. Mary Havens knows this all too well. One of twelve children, she grew up on a picturesque Wisconsin dairy farm. Holidays, graduations, marriages, and newborns filled the farmhouse with the light of laughter and hugs. But for Mary, the unspoken eclipsed that light. Unresolved grief, abuse, religious dogma, and secrets left her in the shadows, lost and alone. Her profound story is one of determination, survival, and the ability to rise above the fray.
BLACK FRIDAY meet and greet/signing with local author Elizabeth Verdick as she presents her brand new picture book: Small Walt.
A tiny snowplow determined to prove his worth battles a blizzard in this supremely charming story in the tradition of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little Engine that Could.
My name is Walt,
I plow and I salt.
They say I'm small,
but I'll show them all.
Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth is a collection of essays rooted in the rhythm of the natural world. Through the turn of the seasons, Heidi Barr illustrates how the cycles of the earth have informed her everyday life from community to vocation...
Heidi will be at Valley Bookseller for a meet and greet/signing - stop in to meet her and get your copy!
In The Family Cabin, author and "cabinologist" Dale Mulfinger explains the role that cabins have had and continue to have in family bonding and as a repository for family history, nostalgia, and cherished memories. This collection brings together 37 new and old cabins from across North America as inspiration for anyone who desires a peaceful retreat of their own.
Dale Mulfinger will be in the store with his latest, The Family Cabin: Inspirations for Camps, Cottages and Cabins. Stop by to get a signed copy - makes a great Holiday gift!
Stop by to celebrate the book launch of Monsters in the Hallway, the newest book by Capt Jim Kosmo (Still Standing).
In December 1949, life was nearly perfect for Jason Korsen—until his father’s imaginary friend told him to kill his family. They escaped death but Jason’s father, Peder, was sent to the insane asylum.
Join us at the Stillwater Public Library as we welcome Dave Page!
If you think you know F. Scott Fitzgerald, this book will come as a delightfully intimate surprise. Fitzgerald scholar Dave Page has meticulously scoured the letters, scrapbooks, and diaries of the great American novelist, offering a fresh look at the young writer and his St. Paul friends and neighbors. Readers will learn about--and recognize--the sources for the characters and the places he wrote about--as well as understand why St. Paul so inspired him.