The Line Tender by Kate Allen is proof positive that it doesn't matter whether a book is written for children or adults--a great book is a great book. This is one of my favorite books I've read this year.
The Line Tender takes place over the course of one summer in Rockport, Massachusetts in the early 1990s. Five years after the loss of her mother--a marine biologist who studied great white sharks--twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart lives with her father and spends most of her days putting together a field guide to native species with her best friend Fred.
Wintercake by Lynne Rae Perkins is a ﬁne choice for the entire family this time of year. Written for 4-8-year-old children this cozy picturebook has everything a good book needs. It is fun, has an exciting story in which something actually happens, and the writing is terriﬁc. A missing basket of dried fruits returned by a stranger leads two friends to make a Wintercake and embark on a journey to ﬁnd the stranger and give him the cake. The vocabulary is sophisticated, always a good sign.
Join us during Brewster for the Holidays for a special event with author/photographer Steven Koppel on Sat., Dec. 7th from 10:30-12:30 pm. This event will include a combined book signing and book talk: the talk is scheduled for 11:30. Learn about the inspiration behind some of these incredible photos, and get a signed copy of this beautiful book!
Elizabeth Strout's latest novel Olive, Again, is a continuation of the previous novel Olive Kitteridge. Olive indeed is back in all her cranky, DownEast hard scrabble ways. Olive delivers a baby, gets married again after living alone as a widow, has a poem written about her and marches into old age as only Olive can do.
Book Signing and Activity with Hilary Emerson Lay and Marion Abrams Nov. 30th
Book Signing and Craft with Marion Abrams and Hilary Emerson Lay
Saturday, November 30th
The Brewster Book Store
Bring the kids for a fun afternoon with Hilary Emerson Lay and Marion Abrams as they guide young crafters through a "make and take" craft from their new book Art Sparks: Draw, Paint, Make, and Get Creative with 53 Amazing Projects! Not only can attendees leave with a signed book, but also a completed craft and a belief in their own powers of self-expression and creativity. The authors will also discuss how crafting can benefit children with attending parents and guardians.