This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Persian Pickle Club, New York
Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas' beloved historical novel about a
group of women in 1930s Kansas who form a quilting group and share not only
their sewing skills, but lively town gossip and loyal friendships. Dallas'
legion of fans have long been asking her to write another quilting story,
and now, in her latest book, A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS, Dallas has created a
wonderful story about a Civil War-era quilting group, whose members are
actually the grandmothers of the Persian Pickle Club ladies.
It is 1864, and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas
volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children
and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that Will will
return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep
her husband warm during his winter months in the army. When the
unthinkable happens, she takes in a woman and child who have been left
alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie
amongst the women of her quilting group. But when she is asked to help hide
an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right and who she can
count on to help her.
With A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS Sandra Dallas gives her fans what they have been
waiting for--a wonderful, engrossing new quilting novel that contains all of
Dallas' trademark qualities that readers have come to cherish. Gracefully
written and filled with unforgettable characters and a heartfelt story of
love, sacrifice, friendship and healing, it is certain to thrill her many
long-time readers and garner her many new ones.
Watermark Books & Cafe will host Bill Roorbach for his new novel, The Remedy for Love (Publication day October 14, 2014) and Tom Averill for his book A Carol Dickens Christmas.
Remedy for Love
They're calling it the "Storm of the Century," so Eric stops at the grocery store on his way home from work. But when the unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in front of him in line comes up short on cash, he has a burst of feeling charitable and offers her a ride home. The trouble is, Danielle doesn't really have a home. She's squatting in a cabin deep in the woods, without electricity, heat, or running water. He tries to lay in some extra provisions for her. And then he tries to leave. But in the meantime, the storm has descended, his car has been towed, and there is no shelter in sight except for the meager and remote cabin--to which Eric has no choice but to return. It's cold, it's dark, Danielle is hostile and suspicious, and the snow just keeps on piling up outside. And so Eric and Danielle are forced to ride out the storm together. For better and for worse.
A Carol Dickens Christmas
It's Christmas, and Carol Dickens's life is in major transition. Her son Finn, a talented trumpet player, is about to leave for college. Her ex-husband, a real-estate wheeler-dealer, wants to sell their properties in Kansas and move to Arizona. Her wheelchair-bound friend, Laurence, has fallen in love with her. To top it all off, Scraps, the family dog, is dying. As her world spins out of control, Carol seeks refuge in her research on the use of the semicolon--and in her ritual of cooking the perfect series of Victorian holiday meals inspired by A Christmas Carol.
Watermark Books & Cafe, in partnership with Wichita State University, will host Azar Nafisi for her newest book, The Republic of Imagination. The event will be held at Wichita State's CAC Theatre on November 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets for the event at $32.00. For this price, attendees get two tickets to the event and one copy of The Republic of Imagination.
AZAR NAFISI is the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and a visiting professor and the director of the Dialogue Project at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She has taught Western literature at the University of Tehran, the Free Islamic University, and the University of Allameh Tabatabai in Iran. In 1981 she was expelled from the University of Tehran after refusing to wear the veil. In 1994 she won a teaching fellowship from Oxford University, and in 1997 she and her family left Iran for America. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic and has appeared on countless radio and television programs. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.
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Watermark Books, in partnership with Wichita State University, is hosting New York Times bestselling author Stephen King for a presentation in celebration of his newest book Revival on Friday, November 14.
The event will be held at WSU's Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, located at 5015 E. 29th St. N. (29th and Oliver). Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., and the event begins at 6:00 p.m. Check back in November for parking information.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $31.00 + tax and include a copy of King's book Revival. You can purchase your ticket online by following the directions below, or you can purchase your ticket in-store.
Books will be distributed after Mr. King's presentation. Mr. King will pre-sign a limited number of copies of Revival, and those will be distributed randomly, along with other first edition copies to ticket holders at the end of the event.
Please note that this event will not include a public book signing.
Tickets are limited to four per person.
Seating at the event is general admission. Once the Lowe Auditorium is full, the remaining attendees will be seated in overflow rooms with excellent, live audio / visual feed to Mr. King's presentation.
For Stephen King fans, Watermark Books also carries copies of Mr. King's collection of short stories, Full Dark, No Stars. This collection includes King's short story "A Good Marriage," based on the story of BTK. Watermark also has copies of a stand-alone audio of "A Good Marriage," a story which is soon to be a major motion picture.
Watermark Books, in partnership with Grace Presbyterian Church, will host author Anne Lamott for a signing of her newest book Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace. The event will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 5002 E. Douglas. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
This is a ticketed event, and the ticket price is $23.95 + tax. The ticket includes a copy of Lamott's book. You can purchase your ticket by calling the bookstore at 316.682.1181 or by ordering online. Use the link HERE.
Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found.
Profound and hilarious, honest and unexpected, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is irrepressible.