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Join us at The Book Cellar to hear Cory Martin talk about her new memoir Love Sick.
About Cory Martin:
Cory Martin has written for television and authored a variety of books. She is the writer behind the documentary Titans of Yoga and her work has appeared online with XOJane, The Mighty and Elephant Journal. She lives in Venice, CA.
About Love Sick:
From a former writer on the once popular television show, The O.C., comes LOVE SICK a smart and witty account of dating while navigating a life of uncertain health. This powerful memoir speaks to a new generation of women, sparking the conversation: when you're dealing with illness and you’re still single, what do you do? Face it alone, or look for love?
At 28, Cory Martin thought she had it all, a budding career as a writer in Hollywood, an apartment of her own, and a healthy obsession with yoga. But when she found herself on the floor of her apartment wailing into the phone, "but I don’t want to be sick," her entire world came crashing down. A doctor had just revealed that she had multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease, her good friend was getting married that weekend and the only people she wanted to call were her parents. In a time when she was supposed to be coming into her own as an adult,all she could think was who's going to want to marry me now?
As she embarked on a medical quest, subjecting herself to countless MRIs and a painful spinal tap that landed her in the ER, Cory simultaneously threw herself head first into dating. But no matter how many doctors she saw or men she met there would never be a cure for MS. And if you think it's hard to get the guy you’re dating to give you a ride to the airport, try getting him to drive you to the hospital. Add to that an unfortunate incident with a blue thong and a cute young doctor, and Cory quickly realized that just as there was no concrete method to diagnose and treat the disease, there was no surefire way to find "the one."
Written from a place of strength and vulnerability, LOVE SICK is an unforgettable tale of heartache, perseverance and love. True to life and relatable, it is a story of facing one’s fears head on with humor and grace. There is no magical ending and no grand epiphany. Instead it is Cory Martin’s desire to be loved and feel normal that makes her journey so poignant. Write Out Publishing are committed to donating ten percent of the profits from each work sold to a charity of the author’s choice. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the beneficiary of the ten percent from LOVE SICK.
Holy cow, what?!? MORE HARRY POTTER?!? HOW INCREDIBLY EXCITING!
So to celebrate the INSANE AMOUNT OF EXCITEMENT WE HERE AT THE BOOK CELLAR ARE ALL FEELING, WE WILL BE HAVING A PARTY!
Come hang out with us on Saturday, July 30th starting at 10pm for some fun, Harry Potter themed times!
At MIDNIGHT, when it becomes HARRY'S BIRTHDAY (July 31st, y'all), the new play (which is actually two plays, crazy!) will go on sale and we will have copies available!
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?!?
WE ARE SUPER STOKED AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL HERE!
Join us in The Strauss Room at Goose Island on Clybourn as the Jane Austen Society presents Stephanie Barron of the Jane Austen Mysteries!!
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"A well-crafted narrative with multiple subplots drives Barron's splendid 13th Jane Austen mystery...
Series fans will be happy to see more of Jane's extended family and friends, and Austenites will enjoy the imaginative power with which Barron spins another
riveting mysteryaround a writer generally assumed to have led a quiet and uneventful life."
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
Stephanie Barron was born in Binghamton, New York, the last of six girls. Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance. The family spent their summers on Cape Cod, where two of the Barron girls now live with their families. She attended Princeton and Stanford Universities, where she studied history, before going on to work as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later. Since then, she has written twenty-five books, including the critically acclaimed Merry Folger series. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado
About Jane and the Waterloo Map:
November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry's health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she's there, the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince's fabulous London home. The chaplain is a fan of Jane's books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel—Emma—to HRH, whom she despises.
However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body—sprawled on the carpet in the Regent's library. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington's. He utters a single failing phrase: "Waterloo map" . . . and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.
Join us at the Book Cellar with local author Jesse Jordan as we launch his new book This Is Not the End!!
Kirkus Reviews calls it,"A wickedly funny examination of what it means to choose your own destiny."
About the Author
Jesse Jordan received his MFA at Columbia College. This Is Not the End is his second novel. His first, Gospel Hollow, was released in 2012. He is a recipient of the David Friedman Memorial Award. Jesse is currently the Senior Editor at Triumph Books. He was born and raised in Chicago, which continues to be his home with his wife and two children.
About This Is Not the End
James Salley is turning sixteen, and it's not going well. His family's too busy to care, the local bully creates new tortures daily, someone appears to be following him, and he's just learned he's the Antichrist.
All James ever wanted out of life was for Dorian Delaney -- the operatically trained and suicidal girl of his dreams -- to fall as in love with him as he is with her. But once he's stole his bloody destiny, he finds himself fighting between who he thought he was and who he's supposed to be.
With the school librarian pushing him to begin the Apocalypse, an irritable homunculus watching his back, and a murderous cabal of Catholics following him everywhere, James must discover how to navigate a world in which everything he has ever believed in is wrong -- and if it's possible to be the hero of a story when you've already been cast as the villain.
The Soul Pages book club meets to discuss their August book, Ferguson and Faith by Leah Gunning Francis