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October 9th, 2017

October Newsmakers!

This Thursday, October 12th, 6:00pm.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided!

Join Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, former OK Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth and Sierra Club OK Director Johnson Bridgwater for a lively, one-hour discussion on the state's Environmental and Energy future, including water and air quality, injection wells and earthquakes, the post-carbon age and renewable energy, state regulation and the future of the Corporation Commission.

October 4th, 2017

Nail’s Crossing Book Launch

Join us Wednesday, October 11th, at 6:30pm as we welcome author Kris Lackey to sign Nail’s Crossing!

This debut mystery from a fresh voice in Southwestern fiction stakes out the common ground between Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.In a remote corner of the Chickasaw Nation, tribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover the buzzard-ravaged body of Majesty Tate, a young drifter with a blank past. They comb Oklahoma’s rock prairie, river bottoms, and hard-bitten small towns for traces of her last days.Tate was seen dancing with Austin Love, a violent local meth dealer fresh out of prison. An Oklahoma City motel clerk connects her with an aspiring politician. An oil-patch roustabout and a shady itinerant preacher provide dubious leads. Ne’er-do-wells start dying off.A fluke lead propels Maytubby deep into Louisiana’s bayou country, where a Cajun shrimper puts him on the scent of a bizarre conspiracy. He and Bond reunite in the Chickasaw Nation for the eventual face-off at Nail’s Crossing.

About the Author: Kris Lackey has published stories in Missouri Review, Wisconsin Review, Cimarron Review, and other magazines. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Nail’s Crossing is his first novel.

October 4th, 2017

October Powerful Prose!

We invite you to join us for a Fall Powerful Prose on Tuesday, October 10th, at 6:30pm! A wine reception will precede the discussion at 6:00pm. OCU Professor and Author Christiane Faris will be leading a discussion over This House is Mine by Dorte Hansen.

This House is Mine
All her life Vera has felt like a stranger in the old and drafty half-timbered farmhouse she arrived at as a five-year-old refugee from East Prussia in 1945, and yet she can’t seem to let it go. Sixty years later, her niece Anne suddenly shows up at her door with her small son. Anne has fled the trendy Hamburg, Germany neighborhood she never fit into after her relationship imploded. Vera and Anne are strangers to each other but have much more in common than they think. As the two strong-willed and very different women share the great old house, they find what they have never thought to search for: a family.

Told in skillfully crafted alternating points of view and a nonlinear storyline, Dorte Hansen’s internationally bestselling debut novel This House is Mine showcases her impressive talent for characterization and dialogue in an exceptional book that combines emotional depth and humor. The author’s sparse language and sometimes oblique references make for a deeply immersive reading experience, and the characters will resonate long after the last page has been turned.

About the Author: DORTE HANSEN was born in Husum in northern Germany. She studied languages and completed a Ph.D. in linguistics. She then turned to journalism, spent several years working as a radio editor, and is now an author for radio and print. This House Is Mine is her first novel.

Join us Saturday, October 7th, from 3-5pm as we welcome authors Julia & Will Thomas for a joint signing of their respective novels!

Penhale Wood
On a cold December night in Cornwall, nanny Karen Peterson disappeared with three-year-old Sophie Flynn. The next day, the child’s body was found on a riverbank in Penhale Wood.
A year later, Sophie’s mother, Iris Flynn, appears on the doorstep of investigating officer Rob McIntyre, determined to make him reopen her daughter’s case. McIntyre has his own personal demons, but Iris hijacks his life in order to find the woman she thinks is responsible for Sophie’s death. Following the slimmest of leads, they are soon confronting ghosts from the past and a chameleon-like killer who will do anything to stay hidden.

About the Author: Julia Thomas (Oklahoma) is a graduate of Northeastern State University and an educator. She is married to Will Thomas, author of the Barker and Llewelyn mystery series (Minotaur Books). The English Boys is her debut novel.

Old Scores
In 1890, the first Japanese diplomatic delegation arrives in London to open an embassy. Cyrus Barker, private enquiry agent and occasional agent for the Foreign Service Office, is enlisted to display his personal Japanese garden to the visiting dignitaries.
Later that night, Ambassador Toda is shot and killed in his office and Cyrus Barker is discovered across the street, watching the very same office, in possession of a revolver with one spent cartridge.
Arrested by the Special Branch for the crime, Barker is vigorously interrogated and finally released due to the intervention of his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, and his solicitor. With the London constabulary still convinced of his guilt, Barker is hired by the new Japanese ambassador to find the real murderer.
In a case that takes leads Barker and Llewelyn deep into parts of London’s underworld, on paths that lead deep into Barker’s own mysterious personal history, Old Scores is the finest yet in Will Thomas’s critically acclaimed series.

About the Author: WILL THOMAS is the author of the Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn series, including The Black Hand, The Hellfire Conspiracy, The Limehouse Text, To Kingdom Come, and the Shamus and Barry award-nominated Some Danger Involved. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.

October 4th, 2017

Book Signing: Bryn Greenwood!

Join us on Wednesday, October 4th, at 6:30pm as we welcome author Bryn Greenwood to sign All The Ugly And Wonderful Things!

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

About the Author: Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned an MA from Kansas State University and continues to work in academia as an administrator. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Chiron Review, Kansas Quarterly, Karamu, and The Battered Suitcase. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

 

Due to school returning to session, we have decided to cancel the last two Buddy & Me Breakfasts of the year. These would have been the mornings of August 11 & 18.

Thank you for your continued support of your local bookstore and we hope you join us for more Buddy & Me’s next summer!

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Due to great demand, we will begin taking pre-orders for “Hail to the Chin” by Bruce Campbell this Thursday, August 3rd! You may call or visit the store to pre-order your copy and secure a line pass for the Bruce Campbell signing on September 11th! Please have your contact and credit card info ready when placing the order!

Due to an unforeseen family illness, Stella has had to cancel tonight’s 6:30pm signing! We apologize for any inconvenience of those planning to attend!

July 20th, 2017

E-Book Publishing How-To!

Want to get your book published online to reach the masses? We will be hosting a free workshop on Thursday, July 27, at 6:30pm on how to get it done! Andrea “The Booklady” Foster teaches all forms of publishing, including the latest trends in online publishing. Come learn the tips and tricks to navigating the e-publishing world!

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Just in time for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival- Join us at 2pm on Saturday, July 15th, for a discussion and signing of award-winning author David Wolff’s latest effort, Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 20

Randy Cassimus to perform!
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oct 21
Oct 21
Oct 21

Signing: NEW INK!
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Oct 21

Howard Brady to perform!
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oct 24

Conversational Spanish Group
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

The Garden Café at Full Circle Bookstore serves a delectable breakfast menu and a delicious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets for lunch. We also offer a variety of after-hour nibbles, as well as wine and local beers. Join us for breakfast Monday-Friday, from 8:00-10:00am, and lunch Monday- Saturday from 11:30am-2:00pm.

In addition, our Java Joe Coffee Bar can make any espresso or cappuccino drink you may want.

Please refer to our Garden Cafe tab at the top of our site for detailed menus.
You may also call ahead for “To Go” orders, 842-2900.