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April 2018
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Bookends Book Club discusses Kingsley Amis

Thursday, April 19   |   4:00 pm

On Thursday, April 19th, we’ll explore Kingsley Amis’ novel, Lucky Jim. Don’t hesitate to invite a friend or two to join us! As with all book club titles registered with McIntyre’s, this book is offered at a 20% discount. Call the bookstore at 919.542.3030 with any questions.



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Friday Storytime

Friday, April 20   |   10:30 am

Join Johanna Banana for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Bzzzz! Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Cathy Cleary – The Southern Harvest Cookbook

Saturday, April 21   |   2:00 pm

The southern garden produces delights in all four seasons, from asparagus to tomatoes, apples to collard greens. Make use of the bounty of your garden or farmers’ market with new twists on familiar favorites. Recipes for Apple Radish Salad and Bacon Apple Burgers break up a fall parade of crisps and crumbles. Instead of roasting, make Whiskey Braised Sweet Potatoes or Sweet Potato Peanut Stew and add greens to Shrimp and Grits. Recipes for preserving herbs, pickling peaches and berry…



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Caroline Taylor – Enough! Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls

Sunday, April 22   |   2:00 pm

How can she sleep with the rockers partying in the room next door? It was just a drunken lark; now they’re in trouble. Some secrets should remain hidden. It pays well, but it’s the job from hell. The phone calls, always for someone else, are driving her crazy. Insightful and often darkly funny, this collection of short stories by Caroline Taylor is all about fielding life’s little curve balls—from by fighting back (“How Josie’s Problem Got Solved,” “Elective Surgery”), to…



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Children’s Storytime

Tuesday, April 24   |   10:30 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Blast Off! Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030. About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah…



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Friday Storytime

Friday, April 27   |   10:30 am

Join Johanna Banana for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is We Speak for the Trees! Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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NCPS Reading Series

Sunday, April 29   |   2:00 pm

North Carolina Poetry Society reading with Barbara Presnell, Patricia Hooper, and DeDe Wilson. Stay tuned for more details!



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May 2018
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Bookends Book Club discusses David Lodge

Thursday, May 17   |   4:00 pm

On Thursday, May 17th, Bookends Books Club discusses David Lodge’s classic novel, Small World. Don’t hesitate to invite a friend or two to join us! As with all book club titles registered with McIntyre’s, this book is offered at a 20% discount. Call the bookstore at 919.542.3030 with any questions.   Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Guardian



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Kevin Powers – A Shout in the Ruins

Friday, May 18   |   6:30 pm

Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of The Yellow Birds explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society. Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980’s, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be…



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Jenny Milchman – Naked River

Saturday, May 19   |   11:00 am

Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods. Because six million acres makes it…



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