June in the Book Store

The Mystery Bag sale is officially over, and a new sale begins.  Thanks to all who stocked up!

In keeping with the theme of summer reading and travel and packing light, mass market paperbacks are 50 cents each and all soft covers are $2.00 each.  We have also brought in a cart of travel books to the Store.  These are in addition to the ones on the regular travel shelf (facing the outside window at the back of the Store).  Books are priced as marked unless they are soft cover which makes them $2.00.

There is still a display of gardening books on the credenza, priced as marked.

Meet the Author Tea — Diane Chamberlain

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Refreshments: 3:30   Program: 4:00 – 5:00
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room B
Free and open to the public

Diane Chamberlain is the best-selling author of 24 novels published in more than 20 languages.  Her newest book, Pretending to Dance, was published in fall 2015.  The novel is about adopting a baby and having to confront a hidden past.  It’s set in North Carolina.

PretendingtoDancecover-thumbDiane grew up in Plainfield NJ and spent summers on the Jersey shore with her sister, who is seven years older and whom she regards as her hero and the inspiration for an important character in her new book.  She describes her childhood self as an insatiable reader who began writing early.  She had written a number of what she says were “truly terrible” novellas by the age of 12.

During all the time when she was going to school and working as a youth counselor in specialized agencies and in hospitals, she was writing.  She even took a short course in fiction writing but mostly she says she “learned by doing.”  She has written short stories, articles, and television scripts but her efforts have mostly focused on book-length fiction.  Her themes involve relationships – between men and women, parents and children, sisters and brothers.

For more information, see the author’s web site.