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February 2019

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Bookends Bookclub discusses A Summons to Memphis

Thursday, February 21   |   4:00 pm

Bookends Book Club discusses A Summons to Memphis Our friend and neighbor Dr Wayne Pond will lead a discussion of another classic Southern novel. This month’s selection is Peter Taylor’s Pulitzer Prize winner, A Summons to Memphis. A Summons to Memphis will be available at McIntyre’s at a special book club 20% discount.   Bookends will meet next month on Thursday, March 21st at 4pm to discuss Willie Morris’s classic memoir, North Toward Home.



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Judy Goldman, Together: A Memoir of a Medical Mishap

Saturday, February 23   |   11:00 am

A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman’s husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their “normal” life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested. When Judy Goldman’s husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches. But rather than restoring his tennis game, the procedure leaves him paralyzed from the waist down–a phenomenon…



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Second Acts: Realizing Your Dreams In The Second Half of Life with Authors Elaine Neil Orr, Marilyn Simon Rothstein, and Barbara Claypole White (and some wine)

Saturday, February 23   |   2:00 pm

Join us for a terrific panel discussion between three authors who came to their writing careers later in life. For this let down your hair event, we will be pouring wine and serving a nibble. At forty-nine, after two transplants to beat end stage renal disease, Elaine Neil Orr published her memoir, Gods of Noonday: A White Girl’s African Life. Since then, she has published two novels, A Different Sun and Swimming Between Worlds. Elaine’s presentations are a weave of…



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March 2019

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Adam Federman, Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray

Saturday, March 2   |   11:00 am

A New York Times Notable Book for 2017–Now in Paperback For more than thirty years, Patience Gray—author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed—lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors in this economically impoverished region. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing…



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WhirliKids Book Festival

Saturday, March 9   |   10:00 am - 4:00 pm

McIntyre’s Books presents the second annual book festival on Saturday, March 9th from 10am – 4pm for readers at all levels, but especially for ages 3 and up. Featuring storytime, readings, book signings, panel discussions with authors and illustrators, crafts and more – it’s a day of book fun for all ages! All events take place in The Barn. 10:00-10:30: Author Readings with: Elise Broach Chika Guarathi E.B. Goodale Camille Andros Signings to follow 10:45-11:15: Author Readings with: Bea Birdsong Jonathan Voss…



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Carla Buckley, The Liar’s Child with special guest host, Lee Child

Saturday, March 16   |   11:00 am

McIntyre’s Books is thrilled to kick off Carla Buckley’s tour for her latest thriller, The Liar’s Child, and to welcome Lee Child as special guest host for this event In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller’s pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane. On the outskirts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks sits the Paradise, an apartment complex where renters never stay long enough to call…



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Bookends Bookclub discusses North Toward Home

Thursday, March 21   |   4:00 pm

Bookends Book Club discusses North Toward Home Our friend and neighbor Dr Wayne Pond will lead a discussion of another classic from the Southern canon. This month’s selection is Willie Morris’s memoir, North Toward Home. North Toward Home will be available at McIntyre’s at a special book club 20% discount.   Bookends will meet next month on April 18th at 4pm to discuss Abraham Verghese’s memoir, My Own Country.



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Frances Mayes, See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

Saturday, March 23   |   11:00 am

Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country’s offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed,…



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