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The Book Cellar Book Club will meet to discuss their August pick, She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore!
The Old St. Pat's Book Club will meet to discuss their July pick, Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl.
The DesiLit Book Club will meet virtually to discuss their July pick, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You by Amulya Malladi!
Keith Ammann brought his DM expertise to the store last year with The Monsters Know What They're Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters. Now he's back to even the scales with advice for players of all levels and character classes!
Join Keith for a virtual book talk/Q&A/workshop and take your combat actions to the next level!
Link for Zoom event https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82353662291?pwd=aS9ERTlIdXo1cllCM2g5RG04L2JJUT09
About Live To Tell The Tale: On the heels of The Monsters Know What They're Doing--a compilation of villainous battle plans for Dungeon Masters based on the author's popular blog-- Live to Tell the Tale evens the score, providing beginning and intermediate D&D players the tools they need to fight back. Examining combat roles, class features, party composition, positioning, debilitating conditions, attacking combinations, action economy, and the ever-important consideration of the best ways to run away, Live to Tell the Tale will help you get the most out of your character's abilities.
About Keith Ammann: Keith Ammann has been a Dungeons & Dragons player and DM for more than thirty years. He has been writing his fifth Edition D&D–focused blog The Monsters Know What They're Doing since 2016. He lives in Chicago.
Please join us for a virtual event celebrating the debut memoir of Sharon Dukett! Sharon will joined by local breakout star Rita Dragonette (The Fourteeth of September) to discuss this story of leaving home, reasessing your values, and coming of age in a turbulent time.
Link for Zoom virtual event
About No Rules: It's 1971 in Connecticut, and sixteen-year-old Sharon's parents think that, because she's a girl, she should become a clerical office worker after high school and live at home until she marries and has a family. But Sharon wants to join the hippies and be part of the changing society, so she leaves home and heads to California.
Upon arriving in California, Sharon is thrown into an adult world for which she is unprepared, and she embarks on a precarious journey amid the 1970s counterculture. On her various adventures across the country and while living on a commune, with friends and lovers filtering in and out of her life, she realizes she must learn quickly in order to survive--as well as figure out a way to reconcile her developing spirituality with her Catholic upbringing.
In this colorful memoir, Sharon reflects upon the changes that reshaped her during the 1970s women's movement, and how they have transformed society's expectations for girls and women today--and, through it all, shares moments of triumph, joy, love, and awakening.
About Sharon Dukett: Sharon Dukett has been a computer programmer, deputy director in state government, cocktail waitress, and project manager (PMP certified), and she has designed and embroidered handmade clothing. She travels extensively using loyalty points and avoiding tourist traps. When she is home, she and her husband live in central Connecticut in a house he built that overlooks the Connecticut River―the house they raised their family in. When not writing or blogging, she is reading, skiing, biking, golfing, spending time with family and friends, creating clutter, and committing to more activities than she probably should. She loves reading memoir from a variety of backgrounds―to learn how others feel, experience life, and deal with their struggles. No Rules is her debut memoir.
The Racial Justice Book Club launches with their first (virtual) meeting, discussing Beverly Daniel Tatum's Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?