07/16/2014 7:00 pm
Meet Mimi Malloy: A daughter of the Great Depression, Mimi was born into an Irish-Catholic brood of seven, and she has done her best to raise six beautiful daughters of her own. Now they’re grown, and Mimi, a divorcée, is unexpectedly retired. But she takes solace in the comforts of her new life: her apartment in the heart of Quincy, the occasional True Blue cigarette, and evenings with Frank Sinatra on the stereo and a highball in her hand.

Yet her phone is arguably the busiest in greater Boston—it rings “Day In, Day Out,” as Ol’ Blue Eyes would say. Her surviving sisters love to gab about their girlhood, while her eldest daughter, Cassandra, calls every morning to preach the gospel of assisted living. And when an MRI reveals that Mimi’s brain is filled with black spots—areas of atrophy, her doctor says—it looks like she's destined to spend her days in “one of those storage facilities for unwanted antiques.”

Mimi knows her mind is (more or less) as sharp as ever, and she won’t go down without a fight. Yet as she prepares to take her stand, she stumbles upon an old pendant of her mother’s and, slowly, her memory starts to return—specifically, recollections of a shocking and painful childhood, including her sister who was sent away to Ireland and the wicked stepmother she swore to forget.

Out of the ashes of Mimi’s deeply troubled history, Julia MacDonnell gives us a redemptive story of the family bonds that break us and remake us. Mimi Malloy, At Last! is an unforgettable novel, alive with humor, unexpected romance, and the magic of hard-earned insight: a poignant reminder that it’s never too late to fall in love and that one can always come of age a second time.

Julia will read from and talk about her book, talk with you, and sign copies for you on Wednesday, July 16th at 7:00 PM. It's all happening here at New England Mobile Book Fair!
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$20.00
ISBN-13: 9781250041548
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Picador, 4/2014

Location: 
Street:
82 Needham St # 84
Additional:
City:
Newton Highlands
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Province:
Massachusetts
Postal Code:
02461
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United States
07/17/2014 7:00 pm
One for the mystery fans!!!!

"Excellent . . . Thoughtful plotting and strong characters raise this above the crime novel pack." —Publishers weekly

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of "suicide by cop," he begins having second thoughts about his decision.

Now Kathy finds herself the target of a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier's platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend's secret past—even as a beautiful woman from Mike's own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens.

As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is, in The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron.

Paul will honor us with a reading, conversation, and a signing here at New England Mobile Book Fair on Thursday, July 17th at 7:00 PM!
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The Bone Orchard (Hardcover)

$20.79
ISBN-13: 9781250034885
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books, 7/2014

Location: 
Street:
82 Needham St # 84
Additional:
City:
Newton Highlands
,
Province:
Massachusetts
Postal Code:
02461
Country:
United States

This past Saturday, June 15th, we held the award ceremony for our first essay contest. Newton 6th graders were asked why they think bookstores are important. The responses were many, diverse, entertaining, and encouraging to say the least.

The winners, Noah, Julia, and Abigail, each received gift certificates good toward anything in our store. In addition, their essays will be hung in our Young Readers Room this week for all to see.

Our staff, the writers and their families had a great time! Many asked if there would be more contests like this. Why yes, yes there will be more contest like this, so stay tuned :-)

Pictured are, from L-R: Fran Mermelstein (Contest Coordinator), Julia Bosco, Noah Leikind, Tom Lyons (Owner), and Abigail Lau.

Once again, great job to all who entered!



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