Andover Bookstore Events

DAVID HERLIHY: The Lost Cyclist (Andover)

Tuesday, October 26

In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized "safety-bicycle" with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular. In the spring of 1892 he quit his accounting job and gamely set out west to cover twenty thousand miles over three continents as a correspondent for Outing magazine. Two years later, after having survived countless near disasters and unimaginable hardships, he approached Europe for the final leg. He never made it. His mysterious disappearance in eastern Turkey sparked an international outcry and compelled Outing to send William Sachtleben, another larger-than-life cyclist, on Lenz’s trail. Bringing to light a wealth of information, Herlihy’s gripping narrative captures the soaring joys and constant dangers accompanying the bicycle adventurer in the days before paved roads and automobiles. This untold story culminates with Sachtleben’s heroic effort to bring Lenz’s accused murderers to justice, even as troubled Turkey teetered on the edge of collapse.

About the Author

David V. Herlihy is the author of Bicycle: The History and his work has been featured on National Public Radio and Voice of America and in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Boston, and Historic Preservation. In 1999 Herlihy received the McNair History Award from the Wheelmen, the preeminent American association of antique bicycle collectors.

This event is brought to you courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780547195575
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 1st, 2010

In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized “safety-bicycle” with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular.


ARNO MINKKINEN: "Balanced Equation" (Andover)

We are very happy to welcome Arno back to the bookstore with his latest book. He is known for his black and white abstract photographs which juxtapose bodies and landscapes in surprising ways. He “directs scenes in which his body — or a portion of it — appears as an integral part of the landscape.” It is all about chance discoveries, handshakes with good fortune, and that unquenchable wish to express the pleasure of being alive in the natural world as it was meant to exist. Brought to you courtesy of Lodima Press.

Balanced Equation

More on Arno Minkkinen: http://www.arno-rafael-minkkinen.com and http://www.artnet.com/AWC_Catalogue/ArtistWorksIndex.aspx.

AMANDA STRONG: "With Just One Click . . ." (Andover)

Strong uses the brave new world of social networking to explore the timeless themes of love, betrayal, jealousy, and friendship. Chloe, a successful movie reviewer and serial dater, finds herself added as a friend by her first love. The one who left her at seventeen standing with a note in her hand as he simply walked away. Morgan, a loyal stay-at-home mom and wife, discovers one of her husband’s friends is his very single and flirtatious ex-girlfriend from high school. Brynn, a lonely forty year-old living with her two distant teenage children and workaholic husband, fights temptation while revisiting the past with one of her friends. Three lives changed forever WITH JUST ONE CLICK. Confirming a friend isn’t as simple as it seems. . . but do these women have more in common than just Facebook? Strong delivers a captivating and engrossing story that sparks conversation while entertaining the reader. . . perfect for book clubs.

KRISTIN BAIR O'KEEFFE: Writer's Workshop (Andover)

Calling all writers! Local author Kristin Bair O’Keeffe will be introducing and taking questions about her upcoming writing workshop. (Bring a pen & paper . . . we’ll be doing a writing exercise.)

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

As a seasoned writing instructor, Kristin facilitates workshops that offer inspiration, instructor feedback, loads of laughs, whip-cracking discipline, nuts and bolts know-how, ongoing discussions about the ever-elusive “voice,” and loads more…all in a warm, supportive environment.

Kristin’s debut novel, Thirsty, was published by Swallow Press, and her essays and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including Bluestem, The Baltimore Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poets & Writers Magazine, San Diego Family Magazine, and others. She has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and has been teaching fiction and nonfiction writing workshops for sixteen years. In addition to running private workshops, she’s taught at Montserrat College of Art, Endicott College, Columbia College Chicago, Boston College, and the University of New Hampshire.

After nearly five years in China, Kristin recently repatriated to the U.S. and is making a new home in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.kristinbairokeeffe.com and www.thirstythenovel.com.

Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshops will take place at the Andover Bookstore.

Thirsty Cover Image
$25.25
ISBN: 9780804011235
Availability: Special Order
Published: Swallow Press - October 1st, 2009

It is 1883, and all of Klara Bozic's girlish dreams have come crashing down as she arrives in Thirsty, a gritty steel town carved into the slopes above the Monongahela River just outside of Pittsburgh. She has made a heartbreaking discovery. Her new husband Drago is as abusive as the father she left behind in Croatia.


Andover Bookstore Youth Sewing Lessons Spring 2011

Andover Bookstore Youth Sewing Lessons · Spring 2011
June 9 – June 30

Class meets 4 times for 2½ hours each class.
Total class hours = 10 hours
Total cost for the class is $150.00
4 Students per class

Pajama Party Themed Sewing Class

You’ll be the hit of your next overnight with your own custom created pajama bottoms and matching carrier bag. This course is designed for beginner sewers who would like to learn how to use the sewing machine, simple hand stitches and other helpful sewing tips. Join us for this 4 session sewing course to build your sewing skills while creating something special for yourself. You will be making a pair of pajama bottoms along with a drawstring carrier bag for all of your overnight needs. You choose the fabric to suit the fashionista in you. You will need a portable sewing machine and some supplies; we will supply the patterns and tools to use in class.

4 Session Schedule

Class 1
Thursday June 9th, 4–6:30pm
Introductory class: Sewing machine instruction and go over supply list.

Class 2
Thursday June 16th, 4–6:30pm
Cut fabric and start sewing project.

Class 3
Thursday June 23rd, 4–6:30pm
Work on sewing project.

Class 4
Thursday June 30th, 4–6:30pm
Complete sewing project, finishing touches.

Space is limited! Call the Andover Bookstore today to reserve your spot!
978-475-0143

INSTRUCTOR:
Classes will be taught by Roseanna Ansaldi, fashion design instructor from Bay State College. The classes are limited to 4 students per class to ensure a semi-private environment and are geared toward youth beginner sewers (10–15 years of age) with little or no experience using a sewing machine. You will need to bring a portable sewing machine to each class including the first class meeting. Fabric supply list will be given out at first class.

DAVID R STOKES: "The Shooting Salvationist" (Andover)

The Shooting Salvationist chronicles what may be the most famous story you have never heard. In the 1920’s, the Reverend J. Frank Norris railed against vice and conspiracies he saw everywhere to a congregation of more than 10,000 at First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest congregation in America, the first “megachurch.” Norris controlled a radio station, a tabloid newspaper and a valuable tract of land in downtown Fort Worth. Constantly at odds with the oil boomtown’s civic leaders, he aggressively defended his activism, observing, “John the Baptist was into politics.”

Following the death of William Jennings Bryan, Norris was a national figure poised to become the leading fundamentalist in America. This changed, however, in a moment of violence one sweltering Saturday in July when he shot and killed an unarmed man in his church office. Norris was indicted for murder and, if convicted, would be executed in the state of Texas’ electric chair.

The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America Cover Image
By David R. Stokes, Bob Schieffer (Foreword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781586421861
Availability: Special Order
Published: Steerforth - July 12th, 2011

The Shooting Salvationist chronicles what may be the most famous story you have never heard. In the 1920's, the Reverend J.


MARY McGARRY MORRIS: "Light from a Distant Star" (Andover)

Light from a Distant Star is a gripping coming-of-age story with a brutal murder at its heart and a heroine as unforgettable as Harper Lee’s “Scout.” It is early summer and Nellie Peck is on the cusp of adolescence – gangly, awkward, full of questions, but keenly observant and wiser than many of the adults in her life. The person she most admires is her father, Benjamin, a man of great integrity. His family’s century old hardware store is failing and Nellie’s mother has had to go back to work. Nellie’s older half-sister has launched a disturbing search for her birth father. Often saddled through the long, hot days with her timid younger brother, Henry, Nellie is determined to toughen him up. And herself as well.

When violence erupts in the lovely Peck house, the prime suspect seems obvious. Nellie knows who the real murderer is, but is soon silenced by fear and the threat of scandal. The truth, as she sees it, is shocking and unthinkable, and with everyone’s eyes riveted on her in the courtroom, Nellie finds herself seized with doubt.

No one will listen. No one believes her, and a man’s life hangs in the balance. A stunning evocation of innocence lost, Light from a Distant Star stands as an incredibly moving and powerful novel from one of America’s finest writers.

Light from a Distant Star Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780307451866
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown - September 13th, 2011

Light from a Distant Star is a gripping coming-of-age story with a brutal murder at its heart and a heroine as unforgettable as Harper Lee’s "Scout."


BARBARA WALSH: "August Gale" (Andover)

In August Gale, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh — who has interviewed killers, bad cops, and crooked politicians in the course of her career — faces the most challenging story of her lifetime: asking her father about his childhood pain. In the process, she takes us on two heartrending odysseys: one into a deadly Newfoundland hurricane and the lives of schooner fishermen who relied on God and the wind to carry them home; the other, into a squall stirred by a man with many secrets: a grandfather who remained a mystery until long after his death.

Sixty-eight years after the hurricane that claimed several of her ancestors, Walsh searches for memories of the August gale and the grandfather who abandoned her dad as a young boy. Together, she and her father journey to Newfoundland to learn about the 1935 storm, and along the way her dad begins to talk about the man he cannot forgive. As she recreates the scenes of the violent hurricane and a small boy’s tender past, she holds onto a hidden desire: to heal her father and redeem the grandfather she has never met.

August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780762761463
Availability: Special Order
Published: Globe Pequot - October 1st, 2011

An award-winning journalist’s voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there.


FRED MANDELL: "Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life" (Andover)

In Becoming a Life Change Artist, Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan share the groundbreaking approach made popular in their workshops across the country. There are seven key strengths that the most creative minds of history shared, and that anyone rethinking their future can cultivate to change their life effectively:

  • Preparing the brain to undertake creative work
  • Seeing the world and one’s life from new perspectives
  • Using context to understand the facets of one’s life
  • Embracing uncertainty
  • Taking risks
  • Collaborating
  • Applying discipline
Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781583334041
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avery Publishing Group - August 3rd, 2010

The Artist's Way meets What Color is Your Parachute? in an innovative approach to reinventing yourself at any stage of life.


BETTY ROSBOTTOM: "Sunday Roasts" (Andover)

For those of you who had a blast at our Sunday Soup event, we invite you to join us for Betty’s latest book!

Sunday Roasts contains 80 tantalizing recipes for slow-roasted meats, fowl, fish, and vegetables that compel a Sunday cook to enjoy good food and good living. With an earthy sensibility that celebrates quality ingredients, beloved author Betty Rosbottom pairs the special an herb rub, a tapenade, a twist of citrus with the primal: a substantial cut of meat. Roasts of all types and price ranges are represented, so cooks have everything they need to prepare for any occasion, from weeknight suppers to fancy holiday feasts. This timeless collection will become a kitchen staple.

Sunday Roasts: A Year's Worth of Mouthwatering Roasts, from Old-Fashioned Pot Roasts to Glorious Turkeys and Legs of Lamb Cover Image
By Betty Rosbottom, Susie Cushner (Photographer)
$27.45
ISBN: 9780811879682
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - September 21st, 2011

Sunday Roasts contains 80 tantalizing recipes for slow-roasted meats, fowl, fish, and vegetables that compel a Sunday cook to enjoy good food and good living. With an earthy sensibility that celebrates quality ingredients, beloved author Betty Rosbottom pairs the special an herb rub, a tapenade, a twist of citrus with the primal: a substantial cut of meat.


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