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YA Book Club POSTPONED! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this Saturday's YA book club meeting. We will reschedule and post it here and on our social media as soon as we can. 

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YA Book Club Meeting

Saturday, September 18th at 2 PM!

Join us for an afternoon discussion of "Woven in Moonlight"! All ages are welcome and no registration required. If you have questions or would like to be on the mailing list for our YA Book Club, write to use through our contact form, or give the shop a call!

Get your copy of "Woven in Moonlight" here for 15% off! 

 


 Vanessa Bohns in Conversation with Eliza VanCort

POSTPONED - CHECK BACK SOON! :)

 Purchase a copy of You Have More Influence Than You Think here. and a copy of A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space here.

 You Have More Influence Than You Think -

This is one of the most enticing and entertaining books I’ve ever read on persuasion. Vanessa Bohns is not only an expert in social psychology―she’s also an excellent communicator. She makes a convincing case that we all matter more than we realize." ― Adam Grant, New                                                             York Times best-selling author of Think Again

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A fascinating and convincing counterargument that we don’t need to win friends and influence people—we have plenty of influence already—we’re just not using it the right way. If you’ve ever felt ineffective, invisible, or inarticulate, chances are you weren’t actually any of those things. Those feelings may instead have been the result of a lack of awareness we all seem to have for how our words, actions, and even our mere presence affect other people.

 

Vanessa Bohns social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University, argues that despite the popular opinion that we need to gain influence in order to get what we want, we actually already have it—we’re just not using it mindfully.

Drawing from her original research she illustrates why we fail to recognize the influence we have, and how that lack of awareness can lead us to miss opportunities or accidentally misuse our power.

Weaving together compelling stories with cutting edge science, Bohns offers science-based strategies for observing the effect we have on others, reconsidering our fear of rejection, and even, sometimes, pulling back to use our influence less.

 

A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space


 "Every woman should read this book. It could change your life."-The Bookbag 

"If a book was a hug, a high five, and a help session all in one, it would be Eliza VanCort's book. It's hard-earned lessons and heart-filled advice in an intersectional guidebook that will help women empower themselves and become 'good-ish' allies to others." -Dolly Chugh, PhD, author of The Person You Mean to Be

 

 "...there were chapters in the book that took my breath away..required reading" -Small Business Trends 

 

 


Mona Awad & Teresa Carmody: A Reading & Conversation

Thursday, September 23rd at 7 PM on Zoom

Register for this free event here.

Purchase a copy of All's Well here and The Reconception of Marie here.

About All's Well:

From the author of Bunny, which Margaret Atwood hails as “genius,” comes a dazzling and darkly funny novel about a theater professor who is convinced staging Shakespeare’s most maligned play will remedy all that ails her—but at what cost?

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF SUMMER 2021 SELECTED BY * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * VULTURE * LITHUB * REFINERY29 * GOODREADS * POPSUGAR * NOW MAGAZINE * BOSTON * AND MORE

“[A] sparkling valentine to the Bard. A dream of a novel, perfect for a midsummer night’s read.”—OPRAH DAILY

“A dazzling wild ride of a novel—daring, fresh, entertaining, and magical.” —GEORGE SAUNDERS

“Wild and exhilarating and so fresh it takes your breath away.” —LAUREN GROFF

“Oh my lord what a fabulous novel—knocked me out!”—MARY KARR

About The Reconception of Marie:

Sexually curious and intellectually adventurous, adolescent Marie begins journaling about her life in Western Michigan’s Bible Belt during the rise of the Christian Right. Over the span of many years, her writing becomes a meditation on the ways in which language makes, unmakes, and remakes us. In The Reconception of Marie, Marie’s many voices coalesce in a reimagined bildüngsroman, where coming-of-age becomes coming-into-awareness, a spiritual quest navigated with humor, fervency, and the multivalency of queer grace.

"In this fresh take on the classic bildungsroman, Teresa Carmody brings us into the hybrid world of Marie, a protagonist as indoctrinated as she is intelligent, and deeply questioning as she is opinionated—and in an unforgettable voice, we charge into battle for the salvation of nothing less than Marie’s eternal soul. Her voice is equally satirical and tender as it queries what it means to be led astray, to save and be saved, to have faith and yet to sin, to seek truth, and to think and create independently given the confines of language one has inherited. Endearing, uproariously funny, and profoundly moving, this is a book and a character you won’t forget."

-Sarah Gerard, author of True Love and Sunshine State

"This is a rare and captivating story about the growth of self-awareness in an American girl. Raised in an Evangelical Christian household, Marie is eager, as we all are, to believe that she matters. In a scheme of illogical hope, she evolves into dazzling complexity.  Her social and familial influences rise and fall in tune with the milieu. She fights to know truth and to stay clear, and this is where her struggle remains from beginning to end.  I think of Iris Murdoch and her kind of comedy. To be born again is not to re-conceive, but they’re awfully close."

-Fanny Howe

"Sharp, funny and devastating, this coming of age tale of a young queer girl in the Christian far right community of Michigan is essential reading for anyone who has ever felt like a misfit. Through shifting perspectives and forms, Carmody deftly captures the complexities of faith, family, class, girlhood—how they make and break us—and the cataclysm of reconceiving who we are. Hers is a vital and singular voice."

- Mona Awad, author of Bunny and Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl

Teresa Carmody's writing includes fiction, creative nonfiction, inter-arts collaborations, and hybrid forms. Her books include Maison Femme: a fiction (2015) and The Reconception of Marie (2020), which was a finalist for the Big Other Fiction Award and Readers' Choice Award. Her work has appeared in The Collagist, LitHub, WHR, Entropy, Diagram, St. Petersburg Review, and more. She is co-founding editor of Les Figues Press, an imprint of LARB Books in Los Angeles, and director of Stetson University's MFA program.


Mona Awad is the author of the novel, Bunny, named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Vogue, and the New York Public Library. It won the Ladies of Horror Fiction Best Novel Award and was a finalist for the New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror. It is currently in development for film with Jenni Konner and New Regency Productions. Awad's first novel, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, winner of the Colorado Book Award and the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, TIME, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She teaches fiction at Syracuse University. Her latest novel, All's Well, came out this August with Simon & Schuster. 

 

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