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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
February events at Schuler of Lansing, featuring Kim Harrison, Eleanor Brown and more!
Lansing-area author Courtney Allison Moulton presents Wings of the Wicked, book two in the Angelfire series!
We are so pleased to welcome back Lansing-area author Courtney Allison Moulton for the release Wings of the Wicked, the second book in her young adult paranormal Angelfire series. Wings of the Wicked is another fast-paced supernatural thriller entwined with a compelling romance, but now that the secret of who Ellie really is has come out, so have Hell's strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night. Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be Hell to pay.
Tuesday. February 1. 7 p.m.
The Chapbook Café presents Bananagrams Night!
Join us in the Chapbook Café on the first and third Thursday of each month for our Bananagrams night! Novices to experts welcome.
Thursday. February 2 and 16. 7 p.m.
Schuler welcomes Naomi Benaron, winner of the 2011 Bellwether Prize for Fiction
We are honored to welcome Naomi Benaron, winner of the 2011 Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award established by Barbara Kingsolver to honor fiction that addresses issues of social justice.
Running the Rift follows Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in which his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions. Born a Tutsi, he is thrust into a world where it's impossible to stay apolitical-where the man who used to sell you gifts for your family now spews hatred, where the girl who flirted with you in the lunchroom refuses to look at you, where your Hutu coach is secretly training the very soldiers who will hunt down your family. Yet in an environment increasingly restrictive for the Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream of becoming Rwanda's first Olympic medal contender in track, a feat he believes might deliver him and his people from this violence. When the killing begins, Jean Patrick is forced to flee, leaving behind the woman, the family, and the country he loves. Finding them again is the race of his life.
Wednesday. February 8. 7 p.m.
Schuler presents the Girl Scout Book Club!
Love to read? Love to talk? Love to get together with friends at the mall? Join the Girl Scout Book Club, open to all girls in the greater Lansing area, grades 6-8. Already a registered Girl Scout? Excellent! Still need to register? No problem, we'll help get you started.
Join your friends every third Wednesday through May. Help choose the books that interest you and be a voice in the topics that matter. Also, enjoy all of the perks that being a Girl Scout offers like Camp and the Cookie Program. This month's book is The Hidden by Jessica Verday.
Wednesday. February 15. 6:30 p.m.
A Perfect Blood tour kick-off for NYT-Bestselling author Kim Harrison
It is so excellent to welcome NYT-Bestselling Michigan author Kim Harrison back to Schuler to launch A Perfect Blood, the next book in her beloved Rachel Morgan series! There's nothing more darkly satisfying than time spent in the Hallows-Harrison's alternate urban fantasy Cincinnati where vampires, pixies, and werewolves roam free. Harrison takes us back in A Perfect Blood, as former bounty hunter witch-turned-reluctant daywalking demon Rachel Morgan investigates a series of ritual murders, only to discover to her horror that whomever-or whatever-is responsible is actually seeking her blood. Rachel's sexy, supernatural adventures have consistently landed atop bestseller lists from coast-to-coast, and A Perfect Blood is no exception-another supremely satisfying excursion to a deliciously eerie fantasy realm that's certain to delight Kim Harrison's voracious army of fans...not to mention Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, and Stephanie Meyers aficionados... any reader who craves a walk on the wild, dark side.
Tickets Available at the Eastwood Towne Center Schuler location on Wednesday, February 1.
Tuesday. February 21. 7 p.m.
Meet Crafting Queen Diana Rupp, author of Embroider Everything Workshop!
Bring your favorite sewing project and join us for a fun night with Diana Rupp, founder of the Make Workshop in New York City, on tour for the release of the Embroider Everything Workshop! Rupp's newest book is a spirited guide packed with everything you need to know to embroider like a pro and transform any plain piece of fabric or fabric surface into a work of art. Combining attitude and instruction, projects and inspiration-plus iron-on transfer pattern sheets and a die-cut practice stitch card- Embroider Everything Workshop is a complete how-to. It covers all the major embroidery stitching techniques: freehand embroidery, appliqué, smocking, needlepoint, beadwork, cross-stitch and blackwork. Then come the projects: 40 hip, clever, stylish, and useful patterns that give readers a real taste of embroidery's possibilities.
Thursday. February 23. 7 p.m.
Girls' Night Out presents Eleanor Brown, author of the critically acclaimed NYT-bestseller The Weird Sisters
Join us for an exciting Girls' Night Out event with Eleanor Brown, author of debut novel The Weird Sisters, the New York Times bestseller that People Magazine called "delightful," and that has earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere - the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much...
The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.
Friday. February 24. 7 p.m.
Girls' Night Out Encore with Lucy Ferriss author of The Lost Daughter.
Join us for a Girls' Night Out encore talk and signing with Lucy Ferriss! Her most recent novel, The Lost Daughter, has been earning raves from literary contemporaries like Wally Lamb, who said, "from its harrowing prologue to its final sentences, I was emotionally engaged with this fine novel. Ferriss is a masterful storyteller."
The Lost Daughter, is the haunting story of a long-buried secret finally come to light. Illustrating the profound ways that guilt can not only derail lives but also sometimes redeem them, Ferriss' compassionate yet relentless exploration of the darkest recesses of the human heart and mind produces an evocative story that no reader will easily be able to put down or forget.
Monday. February 27. 7 p.m.
Fanged Fiction Book Group Meeting
The Schuler horror reading group is meeting on a special day this month, and looking at Lovecraft Goes to the Movies, a collection of stories by H.P. Lovecraft. Each monthly selection is 20% off.
Tuesday. February 28. 7 p.m.
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