In celebration of the holidays, and the fact that we are in the process of being purchased and will stay open, we’re having a sale today at the bookstore…
25Ùª off every single hardcover book in the store!!! Ok, almost all of them.. the ones already on sale are not going to be discounted twice!
It sounded so simple at first, then we realized that means telling the computer that all of our hardcover fiction, hardcover mystery, history, biography, art & music, science & Nature, economy, politics, Canadian history, travel, cookbooks, kids hardcover, sports, humor, what did I miss? are all on sale today only!!
All the calendars, agendas, planners and diaries are on sale at 25Ùª off!
And last, but not least, all of our Christmas books are 40Ùª off today!
We are open today until 6pm.
All the Staff from Books on Beechwood
This is Maeve Binchy’s last book (she died in 2012), and it is surely one of her best.
The beloved Irish writer published sixteen books of fiction before this new one, “A Week in Winter”. Records show more than 40 million books sold. The Winnipeg Free Press defines her success: “Binchy is a skillful writer who combines the strong storyline of popular fiction with well-developed characters found in serious literature.”
What that means in “A Week in Winter” is that we get the stories of ten visitors to a picturesque building called The Stone House, high on the cliffs of Ireland’s west coast, as well as the story of the building itself. It belonged to three sisters who loved it but could not keep it up. Another woman of the village, Geraldine (Chicky) Starr had left Ireland for a long period in New York City, where she worked in a tough boarding house. After many trips back to Ireland, she decided to buy The Stone House, and turn it into a hotel. The run-down mansion got a big, warm kitchen and log fires, with a long table where guests could get together.
These guests tell their own stories in Binchy’s skillful book and the reader is drawn in to their hopes and dreams. Chicky Starr’s kindness, combined with sharp business sense, pull the stories together. It makes for a fine read, and altogether excellent book for Christmas.
Review by Anne McDougall
Come down to Books on Beechwood to meet author Mony Dojeiji who will be here signing her new children’s book “I Am Happy.” She will be here on Saturday, December 22, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Be sure not to miss this great Christmas time event!
From the jacket:
“‘Hello, my name is Angela, and I am so happy.’ So begins the tale of Angela, a little girl who sees the world through the eyes of Love. Join her, and allow the magic and wonder that fill her life to fill yours too.”
We hope to see you all on Saturday!
Come down to Books on Beechwood on Monday, December 17 to meet local author Jennifer Cook. She will be here from 6:00pm to 8:00pm signing her new novel Daughters, Mothers and Grandmothers.
From the jacket:
“A story of the courage of two teenage friends and their families in Africa during the AIDS pandemic.”
For more information about Daughters, Mother and Grandmothers, any of Jennifer’s other books, or Jennifer herself, visit her website at www.jennifercook.ca.
Be sure to come down and check out this great event! Refreshments and snacks will be served. See you all then!
Come down to meet great mystery author Vicki Delany on Saturday, December 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. She will be here signing her new book More Than Sorrow.
From the jacket:
“Once, Hannah Manning was an internationally-renowned journalist and war correspondent. Today, she’s a woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Unable to concentrate, in pain, and haunted by her memories, Hannah goes to her sister’s small vegetable farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario, to recover. There she finds comfort in the soft rolling hills and neat fields as well as friendship in the company of Hila Popalzai, an Afghan woman also traumatized by war.
Then Hila disappears. When Hannah cannot account for her time, not even to herself, old enemies begin to circle. Soon past and present merge into a terrifying threat to the only thing Hannah still holds dear – her ten-year-old niece Lily.”
We hope to see you all here at this great event!