Bookstore Signings and Events
We are lucky that so many authors visit or live on beautiful Cape Cod, and are happy to meet people on our breezy, covered deck with their book displays available for signing.
If you cannot make an event, but would like a personalized copy, simply call the store to pre-pay and we will hold it for pickup after the event or ship it to you.
All events are held at the store unless otherwise noted.
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Summer Book Club:
Skype with the Author!
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar will be calling us from Beirut to answer questions about her captivating and timely debut novel.
All sales of The Map of Salt and Stars are discounted 15% regardless of Book Club participation, and books are available both in the bookstore and online for shipping or pickup at the bookstore.
Sunday, July 8th at 3pm
Registration is not necessary, but appreciated for seating and refreshment purposes. See the form below to enter your contact details.
"This imaginative but very real look into war-torn Syria is a must." -Booklist (starred review)
This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart--a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker--places today's headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
In the summer of 2011, just after Nour loses her father to cancer, her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father's spirit as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells herself their favorite story--the tale of Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker.
But the Syria Nour's parents knew is changing, and it isn't long before the war reaches their quiet Homs neighborhood. When a stray shell destroys Nour's house and almost takes her life, she and her family are forced to choose: stay and risk more violence or flee across seven countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety--along the very route Rawiya and her mapmaker took eight hundred years before in their quest to chart the world. As Nour's family decides to take the risk, their journey becomes more and more dangerous, until they face a choice that could mean the family will be separated forever.
Following alternating timelines and a pair of unforgettable heroines coming of age in perilous times, The Map of Salt and Stars is the epic story of one girl telling herself the legend of another and learning that, if you listen to your own voice, some things can never be lost.