Andover Bookstore Events

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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Andover Bookstore
89R Main Strret
Andover
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The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America Cover Image
By David R. Stokes, Bob Schieffer (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781586421861
Availability: Out of Print
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.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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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.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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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.


SUZIE CANALE: "The Popcorn Hydrangea of Poppingtom" & "The Land of Chocolate Cosmos" (Andover)

The Land of Chocolate Cosmos is the first book in the Green Series dedicated towards educating and empowering children to change the world’s environmental concerns. Within this first tale, a community is distraught when their magical natural resource, the chocolate cosmos flower, is overused and abused. With the help of Coco, the people learn how to recultivate and preserve the cash crop, sustaining the sweet enchantment of chocolate that once enriched the town.

The second book in the series will also be featured at this afternoon kid friendly event!

Event date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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The Popcorn Hydrangea of Poppingtom (Green (Mascot Books)) Cover Image
By Suzie Canale, Kevin Coffey (Illustrator)
$16.45
ISBN: 9781936319695
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mascot Books - September 13th, 2011

The Land of Chocolate Cosmos Cover Image
By Suzie Canale, Kevin Coffey (Illustrator)
$16.45
ISBN: 9781936319282
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mascot Books - December 8th, 2010

The Land of Chocolate Cosmos is the first book in the Green Series dedicated towards educating and empowering children to change the world's environmental concerns. Within this first tale, a community is distraught when their magical natural resource, the chocolate cosmos flower, is overused and abused.


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
Event date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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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 - 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.


LAURIE ISOP: "How Do You Hug A Porcupine?" (Andover)

A Special Story Hour at The Andover Bookstore · 10:00 am

Laurie IsopIt’s easy to picture hugging a bunny, or even a billy goat . . . but how would you even begin to try to hug a porcupine? After seeing all his friends hug their favorite animals, one brave boy must grapple with this very question. Eventually he works up the courage to hug a porcupine — but the porcupine isn’t so sure he wants to be hugged! The surprise ending to this humorous tale, complete with charming illustrations, will have kids begging to hear this fun read-aloud again and again!

Event date: 
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:00am
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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How Do You Hug a Porcupine? Cover Image
By Laurie Isop, Gwen Millward (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442412910
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2011

The third book in the General Mills Spoonful of Stories series!

Can you imagine hugging a porcupine? Sure, it's easy to picture hugging a bunny or even a billy goat, but where would you begin to try to hug a porcupine?


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.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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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 (Photographs by)
$27.45
ISBN: 9780811879682
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - 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.


MATT TAVARES: "Over the River and Through the Wood" (Andover)

Matt Tavares’s lavish illustrations illuminate this definitive edition of a beloved seasonal classic.

The horse is ready, the air is bracing, and everyone is bundled into the sleigh. So let the wind blow and the snow start to fall! This family is off to Grandfather’s house for a delicious feast. Matt Tavares, with his keen eye for detail, fresh and surprising perspectives, and all the warmth and coziness of a big holiday dinner, illuminates the original text of Lydia Maria Child’s verse about Thanksgiving Day, which has marked the start of the holiday season for generations of children.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day Cover Image
By L. Maria Child, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763627904
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 27th, 2011

Matt Tavares's lavish illustrations illuminate this definitive edition of a beloved seasonal classic.


TOMIE dePAOLA at The Andover Bookstore

We are so pleased to welcome one of our favorite authors to our stores!

TOMIE dePAOLA

Tomi DePaola

Tomie will be signing his childrens classics at two of our locations on the same day!

Come celebrate the release of his new title!

The perfect Holiday Gift for children of all ages!

The Andover Bookstore at 1:00 pm

The Book Rack Bookstore in Newburyport at 4:00 pm

Event date: 
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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Strega Nona's Gift Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$19.79
ISBN: 9780399256493
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 18th, 2011

In Strega Nona's village, the holiday season is a time of celebrations - and nothing says celebration like a feast! All the kitchens are bustling from the Feast of San Nicola, when the children choose the food, to the Feast of Epiphany, when someone gets to be king or queen for the day.


LEN ROSEN: "All Cry Chaos" (Andover)

Mathematician James Fenster, murdered on the eve of a conference in Amsterdam, knew why lightning resembles mountain ridges, leaves — and the global economy. Interpol agent Henri Poincare pursues the killer in a case that forces difficult questions, among them: If there are patterns, is there a Pattern Maker?

Leonard Rosen is a best-selling, non-fiction author among educational publishers. His radio commentaries have aired on NPR, and he has taught writing at Harvard University. He lives in Brookline, MA.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Andover
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All Cry Chaos  Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781579622220
Availability: Special Order
Published: The Permanent Press - September 1st, 2011

All Cry Chaos, a debut thriller by the immensely gifted Leonard Rosen, is a masterful and gripping tale that literally reaches for the heavens.


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