At The Bookstore This Week: 11/4/15

Greetings, Readers!

It’s been a quiet Fall for us as we wind down and recover from the busy Spring and Summer. It was wonderful to see so many returning customers as well as to meet so many new ones. We had lots and lots of incredibly fun authors stop by to sign books, which is one of the perks of the job.

Now that November has arrived, we’re revving back up for the Holiday season. What does that mean for you? So many cookbooks, so many beautiful coffee table books, so many new thrillers, and, holy moly, all those adult coloring books! Absolutely everyone on your gift list, ages 0-100, can be covered with a stop by one of our shops.

Come on by, all of our stores are open every day!

Corolla & Kitty Hawk 10-5 Every Day

Duck  Monday-Friday 10-6 / Saturday & Sunday 10-5

Q & A with Eva Gates

Join us in welcoming cozy mystery author, Eva Gates! She’s joining us for a final summer signing at our Scarborough Faire Store in Duck Wednesday, August September 2, from 1-3PM and she’ll be at our Corolla store Thursday, August September 3, from 11-1! If you love an Outer Banks mystery, than you’ll love her two books in the Library Lighthouse series featuring Bodie Island Lighthouse!

Eva Gates

Q: What’s the title of your new book? Booked for Trouble

A: Booked for Trouble: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
Q: Describe the book in one sentence.

A: The national bestselling author of By Book or By Crook returns to the Outer Banks and the Lighthouse Library, where Lucy Richardson must shed light on a shocking murder before the police throw the book at her poor mother.

Q: What books are on your bedside table?

A: Past Praying by Aline Templeton, The Burying Ground by Janet Kellough, and The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King.

By Book or By CrookQ: How long have you been writing?

A: More than twenty years

Q: Book you wish you could read again for the first time?

A: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein

Q: Favorite book and why:

A: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Not just because it’s a marvelous book, pretty much perfect in every way, but my dad gave it to me because he thought it was important that I read it.

Q: What brings you to the Outer Banks?

A: My Lighthouse Library mystery series is set in the Outer Banks. I had never even been here before I began writing the books, but I have since come to love it, and I particularly love coming down to do research and talk about the books and enjoy a vacation at the beach at the same time.

Q and A with Diann Ducharme

Local author Diann Ducharme returns with Return to the Outer Banks House, a sequel to her much-loved novel, The Outer Banks House. Come by this Wednesday, August 19th, 3-5PM at our Scarborough Faire Duck store to meet Diann and pick up copies of her wonderful books!

Diann Ducharme Q: What is the name of your book? 

A: Return to the Outer Banks House

Q: Tell us about your book in one sentence:

A: Set in 1875 North Carolina, the sequel to The Outer Banks House follows mismatched lovers Abby and Ben as they confront poverty, misfortune and resurfaced relationships that threaten to destroy their marriage.

Q: What books are currently on your bed table? Return to the Outer Banks House

A: Euphoria by Lily King, Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, River of Dust by Virginia Pye

Q: How long have you been writing?

A: I’ve been writing for 11 years. I started writing fiction soon after my mother passed away and my children were very young, as a way of processing my grief and staying mentally engaged and somewhat sane!

Q: What book do you wish you could read again for the first time?

A: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

Q: What is your favorite book and why?

A: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, because of the beautiful prose, the Civil War setting, and the heartbreaking journey for love, redemption and survival.

Q: What brings you to the Outer Banks?

A: My family and I have vacationed on the Outer Banks every summer since the early 1970s. Our vacation home has served as a productive and pleasant base while I’ve conducted all kinds of Outer Banks historical research and exploration.

 

 

 

Q & A with Lisa Reisman

Lisa Reisman We were pretty excited when Lisa Reisman contacted us to see if she could join our Scarborough Faire Days Summer Signing series! Her memoir 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours came out in March to acclaimed reviews, including the New York Times:

“Those in search of another treacly cancer memoir need not even glance at this… Reisman’s unflinching and moving tale puts to rest the image of patient as warrior… By linking her own ordeal to the triathlon she takes on to mark her 10-year anniversary, she reveals the true nature of cancer survival–not as a triumph of epic valor, but as a feat of endurance, forbearance, and true grit.”
                              -Lisa Sanders, MD. New York Times columnist

You want to read it, don’t you?5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours Make sure you come by and see Lisa this Wednesday!

 

Q: What’s the title of your new book?

A: 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours

Q: Describe the book in one sentence.
A: When a disillusioned New York attorney decides to leave the law, buy a lipstick-red convertible, and hit the road, she doesn’t expect to wake up in a hospital bed with a malignant brain tumor and a prognosis of one year to live, or that ten years later, she’ll be competing in a grueling triathlon.

Q: What books are on your bedside table?
A: Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez); All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr); Being Mortal (Atul Gawande).

Q: How long have you been writing?
A: Since 1998, after I quit my job as a New York lawyer.

Q: Book you wish you could read again for the first time?
A: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen); Atonement (Ian McEwan); The Hours (Michael Cunningham); anything by Alice Munro.

Q: Favorite book and why:
A: It’s a tie between:
Mary Karr’s The Liars Club. It inspired me to try my hand at memoir by showing me how far you can stretch with language and tone and wit and compelling story without ranging into fiction.
and
Robert Caro’s collection of books on Lyndon Johnson, for the immense research involved in breaking down the story of LBJ into the tiniest details; for the fascinating subject; and for teaching me how our country came to be the way it is.

Q: What brings you to the Outer Banks?
A: Family reunion!

At The Bookstore This Week: 8/9/15

J Kingsbury Story TimeA shout out to the four wonderful authors who joined us this past week: Kay Kerr, 5 Months 10 Years 2 HoursKay Stone, Joe Sledge and Janice Kingsbury!! What a week – we can hardly believe there are only three author signings left this summer! Make sure you come by this Wednesday and meet New York Times reviewed author Lisa Reisman who will be signing copies of her memoir, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours.

 

 

 

 

Q&A with Joe Sledge

Joe Sledge Former Outer Banker Joe Sledge has compiled a ton of information and pulled it altogether into two handy-dandy, useful guide books perfect for anyone who loves North Carolina and the Outer Banks. Joe will be joining us this Wednesday, August 5, from 3-5PM at our Scarborough Faire Days Summer signing series. Before you come out to meet Joe and pick up your copies of the books, get to know Joe!

Q: What’s the title of your new book(s)?
A: Did You See That? A GPS Guide to North Carolina’s Out of the Ordinary Attractions Did You See That NCand Did You See That? On The Outer Banks A GPS Guide to the Out of the Ordinary Attractions on the North Carolina Coast

Q: Describe the book in one sentence.
A: The Did You See That? series is a collection of the strange and wonderful places throughout North Carolina, some right off the road, some off the beaten path, complete with the GPS coordinates for each location.

Q: What books are on your bedside table?
A: The Lost City of Z by David Grann, The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Ball, The Did You See That OBXImprobable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by John Joseph Adams

Q: How long have you been writing?
A: While I have been writing for years, I have been writing with the intent to publish my works since 2012.

Q: Book you wish you could read again for the first time?
A: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Q: Favorite book and why:
A: Considering the wide range of genres, and my love of reading, I could hardly pick one. I love non-fiction, and can read The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes, over and over. He doesn’t dumb down the experience, and wonderfully ties in history and science. But if I was going to be stranded on a desert island, I would probably like to have a (hopefully waterproof) copy of The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber. His short stories and longer tales are exciting, passionate, and wildly entertaining. Plus, Thurber was my first experience into real literature, read to me at my bedside by my father.

Q: What brings you to the Outer Banks?
A: I’m from here. I grew up on the beach, and come back every summer. Every other season, too, to visit my family and see if I need to help out a little. Every time I cross the bridge, my wife says she can see something change in me.

At The Bookstore this Week: 8/2/15

And here we are at another August; the end of summer looms ahead but we still have four good weeks to enjoy the  Did You See That OBXsun and beach and we hope you’ll join us!

Corolla's Sand Horse Beach: Croatoan'sIn author signings this week, we welcome Kay Kerr, Joe Sledge and Kay Stone. Kay Kerr will join us Tuesday at our Corolla Historic Village store to sign copies of her  brand-new children’s picture book, Corolla’s Sand Horse Beach: Croatoan’s Memoirs; everyone loves a new book about Carova’s special Spanish stallions and Kerr’s book is a great addition to your child’s library. Joe Sledge, a former Outer Banker, is joining us in Duck Wednesday with his two new books, Did You See That? A GPS Guide to North Carolina’s out of the way attractions & Did You See That? On the Outer Banks. These practical and useful guidebooks are one-of-a-kind and perfect for those days you take off from the beach to go exploring. Children’s picture book author, Kay Stone, returns to our Scarborough Faire Days summer signing Beach Fairyseries on Wednesday to sign copies The Beach Fairy. Mark your calendars and plan to make a visit!