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Join Bill Schubart for a talk on his new novel, Lila and Theron.

Lila & Theron Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781682613566
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Published: Charles Michael Publishing - June 6th, 2017

Join us in celebrating Children's Book Week with a story time at Phoenix Books Misty Valley!  We'll read a timeless tale or a new adventure from our shelves.

Phoenix Books Misty Valley’s annual New Voices event took place on Saturday, January 28 at the First Universalist Church in Chester’s Stone Village.  New Voices 2017 presented five promising debut authors to talk about their work.

 


From left to right: Adelia Saunders, Rebecca Dinerstein, Tom McAllister, Dan Cluchey, and Kaitlyn Greenidge.
Photo courtesy of Malcolm Moore.

 

Join us for New Voices 2017!  This event will take place offsite at the First Universalist Church, Stone Village, Chester.  Tickets ($10) will be available at the bookstore prior to the event.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

The Life of the World to Come Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250077165
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 28th, 2016

A love story told slantwise featuring a heartbroken (and slightly neurotic) young lawyer, an ethereal soap actress, a prisoner on death row, and a dog named Rafael Uribe Uribe

Leo Brice is dead, in a sense (not the traditional one). When the neurotic law student meets his cosmic match in Fiona Haeberle, an impulsive spirit and burgeoning soap star, all seems well—the two fall fast in love, and spend three years navigating their twenties in wide-eyed wonder. But once the fantastical woman who had defined his future bolts to pursue a fantasy life of her own, Leo is forced to come to terms with a reality that more closely resembles an epilogue than the story he’d hoped it might be. Now a junior death row advocate, Leo immerses himself in the esoteric world of his condemned client, a born-again Georgia inmate named Michael Tiegs. As both men become consumed by the question of an afterlife—and as Leo becomes increasingly confused by his own future and past—Tiegs’ fate hangs in the balance. Leaning on his friends and grappling with his memories, Leo must try to save a client who may not want to be saved after all, even as he struggles to confront the prospect of his own mortality.

At once obsessively readable, philosophically probing, and verbally acrobatic, The Life of the World to Come announces Dan Cluchey as a fresh new voice in fiction.


The Sunlit Night Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781632861146
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2016

From a beguiling new voice, an irresistible debut novel--which Jonathan Safran Foer calls as "lyrical as a poem, psychologically rich as a thriller."

In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find refuge in each other. Their lives have been upended--Frances has fled heartbreak and claustrophobic Manhattan for an isolated artist colony; Yasha, a Russian immigrant raised in a bakery in Brighton Beach, arrives from Brooklyn to fulfill his beloved father's last wish: to be buried "at the top of the world." They have come to learn how to be alone.

But in Lofoten, an archipelago of six tiny islands in the Norwegian Sea, ninety-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, they form a bond that fortifies them against the turmoil of their distant homes, offering solace amidst great uncertainty. With nimble and sure-footed prose enriched with humor and warmth, Dinerstein reveals that no matter how far we travel to claim our own territory, it is ultimately love that gives us our place in the world.


We Love You, Charlie Freeman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616206444
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2017

This shattering novel is filled with storytelling sleight of hand. What appears to be a story of mothers and daughters, of sisterhood put to the test, of adolescent love and grown-up misconduct, and of history’s long reach, becomes a provocative and compelling exploration of America’s failure to find a language to talk about race.


The Young Widower's Handbook Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616204747
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 7th, 2017

For Hunter Cady, meeting Kait was the greatest thing that ever happened to him. Otherwise unmotivated, he spent roughly half his twenty-nine years accomplishing very little, which makes him about fifteen in terms of real-life experience. But he’s the luckiest man on earth when it comes to his wife. Beautiful and confident, Kait is somehow charmed by Hunter’s awkwardness and droll humor. So when she dies quite suddenly, Hunter is crushed. Numb with grief, he stumbles forward the only way he knows how: by running away. To the dismay of her family, Hunter takes Kait’s ashes with him and heads west.

They had always meant to travel. Soon enough, he finds himself--and Kait--in encounters with characters even quirkier than he is: an overzealous Renaissance Faire worker; a raucous yet sympathetic troop of bachelorettes; a Chicago couple and their pet parrot, Elvis. He meets a much older man still searching for the wife who walked out on him years ago. Along the way are glimpses of Hunter and Kait’s beautiful, flawed, very real marriage and the strength it gives Hunter, even when contemplating a future without it. Insightful, wry, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, The Young Widower’s Handbook is a testament to the power of love.


Indelible Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632863942
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 17th, 2017

In this masterful, enthralling debut novel about fate and family history, a young woman sees the truth about people written on their skin.

Magdalena has an unsettling gift. She sees writing on the bodies of everyone she meets—names, dates, details both banal and profound—and her only relief from the onslaught of information is to take off her glasses and let the world recede. Mercifully, her own skin is blank.

When she meets Neil, she is intrigued to see her name on his cheek. He’s in Paris for the summer, studying a medieval pilgrimage to the rocky coast of Spain, where the body of Saint Jacques was said to have washed ashore, covered in scallop shells. Desperate to make things right after her best friend dies—a loss she might have prevented—Magdalena embarks on her own pilgrimage, but not before Neil falls for her, captivated by her pale eyes, charming Eastern European accent, and aura of heartbreak.

Neil’s father, Richard, is also in Paris, searching for the truth about his late mother, a famous expatriate American novelist who abandoned him at birth. All his life Richard has clung to a single striking memory—his mother’s red shoes, which her biographers agree he never could have seen.

Despite misunderstandings and miscommunications, these unforgettable characters converge, by chance or perhaps by fate, and Magdalena’s uncanny ability may prove to be the key to their happiness. Indelible pulses with humanity and breathes life into unexpected fragments of history, illustrating our urgent need to connect with others, and the past.


Come by Phoenix Books Misty Valley to meet the Grinch!  Bring your own camera, and get your photo taken with this beloved holiday character.  Plus, grow your heart three sizes by bringing by a nonperishable donation for our local food shelf.

 

DATE:  Friday, December 2nd at 4pm

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Cover Image
By Seuss
$16.99
ISBN: 9780394800790
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 1957

Join us for a meet and greet and book signing with Megan Price, the author of the phenomenally popular Vermont Wild series featuring tales from our state's fish and game wardens.

Join Thomas Christopher Greene for a talk on his new novel, If I Forget You.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Two former lovers reconnect in this beautiful and haunting tale of great lost love from the critically acclaimed author of The Headmaster's Wife.

If I Forget You Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250072788
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 14th, 2016

Join Stephen Kiernan for a talk on his novel The Hummingbird.

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The Hummingbird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062369550
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 28th, 2016

Join Archer Mayor for a talk on his new Joe Gunther mystery, Presumption of Guilt.

Presumption of Guilt Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250064684
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 27th, 2016

The Company She Kept Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250105776
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 30th, 2016

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