Watermark Books & Cafe, in association with Grace Presbyterian Church, will host Matthew Vines for a reading and signing of his new book, God and the Gay Christian. The event will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 5002 E. Douglas, just three short blocks from Watermark.
Watermark Books is pleased to present Gabrielle Zevin for a reading and signing of The Storied Life of AJ Fikry.
A.J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him.
These days, A.J. can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It's a small package, but large in weight. It's that unexpected arrival that gives A. J. Fikry the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew.
It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming A.J.; or for determined sales rep Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light; or for the wisdom of all those books to become again the lifeblood of A.J.'s world; or for everything to twist again into a version of his life that he didn't see coming.
As surprising as it is moving, THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIRKY is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.
Watermark Books & Cafe is pleased to welcome Beth Hoffman for a reading and signing of Looking for Me.
Beth Hoffman was the president and co-owner of an interior design studio in Cincinnati before becoming a full-time writer. Looking for Me is her second novel. Her debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback. She lives with her husband and two cats in northern Kentucky.
Tier 1 "Book Club" ticket includes:
1 book & 1 ticket per person
An author meet-and-greet with light snacks beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Watermark Books is pleased to welcome Antonya Nelson for a reading and signing of her newest collection of stories, Funny Once: Stories.
The landscape of this book is the wide open spaces of Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Throughout, there is the pervasive desire to drink to forget, to have sex with the wrong people, to hit the road and figure out later where to stop for the night. These characters are aging, regretting actions both taken and not, inhabiting their extended adolescences as best they can. And in Funny Once, their flawed humanity is made beautiful, perfectly observed by one of America’s best short story writers.
Antonya Nelson is the author of nine books of fiction, including the collections Female Trouble and Nothing Right, and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody's Girl , and Bound. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, and many other magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA grant, and, recently, the Rea Award for Short Fiction. Nelson lives in New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas, where she holds the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.