Upcoming Events at The Bookworm

Wednesday, October 2 / 6 to 9 p.m. | Rainbow Rowell will discuss Wayward Son, the highly anticipated follow-up to Carry On, and take questions from the audience. A book signing with Rainbow will follow the presentation. The event will be at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor Street.

For admission to the event and more information go to Eventbright. There are two admission types, but each admission includes entry to the event: A $25.00 Signing Line admission includes a hardcover copy of Wayward Son (or other backlist title). A $5.00 General admission grants access to the venue to hear Rainbow Rowell's presentation but does not include a book or signing opportunity.

This will be a great event with our hometown favorite. We hope to see you there.


Thursday, October 3 / 4 to 5 p.m. / Golden Sower Winning Authors for 2019 are coming to the Bookworm. Neal Shusterman of Scythe, Lynn Plourde of Maxi's Secret, and  Lisa Papp of Madeline Finn and the Library Dog will discuss their books and are available for signing. 

Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster, $12.99) is a story in a world where disease has been eliminated and the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.

Maxi's Secrets: (or, What You Can Learn from a Dog) by Lynn Plourde (Puffin, $8.99) tells how a big, lovable, does-it-her-way dog wiggles her way into the heart of a loudmouth pip-squeak of a boy and wonderful things happen that help him become a bigger, better person. This powerful debut is relatable, funny, bittersweet, and full of heart.

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp (Peachtree, $8.99) is the story of a girl who does not like to read until she meets Bonnie, a library dog. Reading out loud to Bonnie isn't so bad; when Madeline Finn gets stuck, Bonnie doesn't mind. As it turns out, it's fun to read when you're not afraid of making mistakes. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it's okay to go slow. And to keep trying.

The Golden Sower Gala and Dinner is Thursday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. at the La Vista Hotel & Conference Center. Click here for information. 




Sunday, October 6 / 2 p.m. | Craig Johnson returns to read from and discuss his latest Sheriff Longmire adventure, Land of Wolves. Attempting to recover from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is neck deep in the investigation of what could or could not be the suicidal hanging of a shepherd. With unsettling connections to a Basque family with a reputation for removing the legs of Absaroka County sheriffs, matters become even more complicated with the appearance of an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains to which Walt finds himself feeling more and more empathetic.

For admission to the event and more information go to Eventbright. The event will be at the Westside Community Conference Center, 3534 South 108th St.. Admission to the event includes admittance and a hardcover copy of Land of Wolves. Tickets are $30 for one person and $35 for two people. Johnson will sign copies for event attendees after the presentation.



Friday, October 11 / 6 p.m. | Kristin Gilger will sign There's No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead (Rowman & Littlefield, $32.00).  There's No Crying in Newsrooms tells the stories of remarkable women who broke through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the country over the past four decades. They started out as editorial assistants, fact checkers and news secretaries and ended up running multi-million-dollar news operations that determine a large part of what Americans read, view and think about the world. These women, who were calling in news stories while in labor and parking babies under their desks, never imagined that 40 years later young women entering the news business would face many of the same battles they did - only with far less willingness to put up and shut up. The female pioneers have many lessons to teach about what it takes to succeed in media or any other male-dominated organization, and their message is more important now than ever before.




Sunday, October 13 / 1 p.m. | William Kent Kruger will sign This Tender Land (Atria, $27.00). 1932, Minnesota--the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.



Wednesday, October 16 | PRH 6:15 p.m. /6:30 | Publisher Book Talk featuring reading selections for your personal enjoyment as well as gift ideas for the holidays.  Are you interested in finding a title for book club but don’t know where to start?  Maybe you’re interested in a good vacation read.  Or just possibly you’d like to find a book that you really love.  Join Penguin Random House representatives Bridget Piekarz, Jason Goble and Stefan Moorehead as they suggest a variety of titles for your consideration.  Light refreshments will be served. Mingling and snacking will begin about 6:15 p.m., and presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget your pen!


Tuesday, October 29 / 6 p.m. | Michael MacCambridge will sign '69 Chiefs: A Team, a Season, and the Birth of Modern Kansas City (Andrews McMeel, $40.00). The 1969 Kansas City Chiefs reached the pinnacle of pro football, defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV to become world champions. Join the Chiefs on their extraordinary journey, from the heat of training camp, to the adversity of losing quarterback Len Dawson to an early-season injury, to the triumph of upset playoff wins over the defending world champion New York Jets and the arch-rival Oakland Raiders, to the final triumph in Super Bowl IV, after one of the most chaotic Super Bowl weeks ever.



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