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April 2019

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Special Children’s Storytime with Linda Ashman, William’s Winter Nap

Friday, April 5   |   10:30 am

It’s always a grand time when Linda Ashman shares her wonderful books with us at storytime. We will be celebrating the release of her latest book, William Wakes Up, the companion to her popular William’s Winter Nap. William and his animal friends have had the whole winter to nap. Now it’s time for them to wake up and welcome a very special guest. There’s lots to do to get ready, from scrubbing the floors to decorating the house to baking…



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Jaki Shelton Green, I want to Undie You

Saturday, April 6   |   11:00 am

We are delighted to welcome back Jaki Shelton Green, the 2019 Poet Laureate of North Carolina, to kick off National Poetry Month. A ritual of grace and love for what remains in memory after great loss. I Want To Undie You is Jaki Shelton Green’s unflinching cry of sorrow at the untimely death of her daughter Imani; and Jaki’s insistence, through her grief, on the joyful remembrance and celebration of Imani’s life. Jaki Shelton Green is founder of SistaWRITE and…



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Anna Jean Mayhew, Tomorrow’s Bread

Saturday, April 6   |   2:00 pm

“Tender and fierce . . . it’s a novel about love—contrary and insistent and infinitely surprising.” Cat Warren, New York Times bestselling author From the author of the acclaimed The Dry Grass of August comes a richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification—a moving story of loss, love, and resilience. In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city. Self-contained and vibrant, it has its own…



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Children’s Storytime

Tuesday, April 9   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Children’s Storytime

Friday, April 12   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Judy Goldman, Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

Saturday, April 13   |   2:00 pm

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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Caroline Taylor, Death in Delmarva

Saturday, April 13   |   2:00 pm

Daphne Dunn works as a lowly stockroom clerk in her cousin’s Foggy Bottom grocery store. She’s also required to play bill collector to customers who aren’t paying for their food, including pregnant Beatriz Cabeza de Vaca, who used to keep house for Daphne’s family in better times. When Beatriz is stabbed to death outside her apartment, Daphne learns the baby has survived and sets out to find the baby’s missing father. She gets sidetracked when a friend facing life-threatening surgery…



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Poetry Workshop with Steve Peha

Sunday, April 14   |   10:00 am - 4:00 pm   |   $75

In honor of National Poetry Month, spend a day honoring the poet within you with award-winning writer, editor, and writing coach, Steve Peha. The day will be filled with fun, fast-paced activities everyone can use to explore interesting techniques, new subject matter, and uncommon wonders of language. This workshop is based on Steve’s forthcoming book of the same name, written with co-author and celebrated spoken word poet, Will McInerney. Steve will teach. But he will also learn from you as…



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Children’s Storytime

Tuesday, April 16   |   10:30 am

Storytime for the Wee Ones Join McIntyre’s for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! Please contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.



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Bookends Bookclub discusses My Own Country

Thursday, April 18   |   4:00 pm

Bookends Book Club discusses My Own Country Our friend and neighbor Dr Wayne Pond will lead a discussion of another classic from the Southern canon. This month’s selection is Abraham Verghese’s My Own Country. My Own Country will be available at McIntyre’s at a special book club 20% discount.   Bookends will meet next month on May 16th at 4pm to discuss A. J. Verdelle’s The Good Negress.



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