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Billee Escott Presentation and Book-Signing

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For a trip back to the Depression, join Billee Escott on Thursday evening at the Wenatchee Library as she weaves the emotional, visual and experiential journey of living through that era as a child. In her new book, Someday I’m Gonna, Escott brings to life the history of both Wenatchee and the nation during this troubled time.

Copies of Billee's book will be available after the presentation for $19.95

Location:
Wenatchee Public Library
310 Douglas
Wenatchee, WA

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Billee Escott  Book-Signing

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Friday, Nov. 8, 1-3pm

Come welcome Billee Escott to Leavenworth and A Book for All Seasons as she tells us about her book, Someday I'm Gonna. Told from the perspective of the author’s seven-year-old self, whose biggest dream is to have her own pair of shoes and the chance to go to school. Someday I’m Gonna is a heartrending, inspiring story about hope in the face of hardship, the power of perseverance, and the bond of family during one of the most difficult periods in American history.

Copies of Billee's book will be available for $19.95.

Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA
             

Shannon Huffman Polson Presentation & Book-Signing

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In Shannon Huffman Polson's new book, North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey, she presents her story of the Arctic through the tragedy of her father’s and stepmother’s death. Her slideshow at Wenatchee River Institute will bring to life the beauty and largeness of the arctic. Her book is a personal journey of discovery.
She says, “My dad and stepmother died together. They died on a beach along a river, thousands of miles from me, miles away from anyone else, in Alaska's remote and wild Arctic wilderness. They died when a grizzly bear rampaged through their quiet riverside camp and killed them."

Location:
Barn Beach Reserve (Wenatchee River Institute)
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA

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Kimberly Rose Johnson Book-Signing

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Meet Northwest native Kimberly Rose Johnson when she signs copies of The Christmas Promise, her new novel set in Leavenworth. You will feel as though you have met each of the characters and visited the shops and places in the book.
Keira Noble is a young, working mother who was widowed when her husband died tragically in an auto accident on a snowy day. Four years later, it is Christmas time and she meets the new veterinarian in town, Pete Harding, who just so happens to be single. But it might quickly dissolve when Pete says he doesn’t date single mothers. His actions soon speak otherwise and gives Keira hope that maybe Pete has changed his mind.

Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA

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Shannon Huffman Polson Book-Signing

9780310328766Sat, Nov. 9, 1-3pm

In North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey, Shannon Huffman Polson presents her gift of insight in this story of the Artic through the tragedy of her father’s and stepmother’s death. Her book is a personal journey of discovery.
She says, “My dad and stepmother died together. They died on a beach along a river, thousands of miles from me, miles away from anyone else, in Alaska's remote and wild Arctic wilderness. They died when a grizzly bear rampaged through their quiet riverside camp and killed them."

Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA
             


Dennis Dauble Presentation & Book-Signing

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Returning author, teacher and scientist Dennis Dauble presents a compelling look at the economic and environmental issues that lead to dam removal, and its anticipated effects on fish populations at Red Barn Friday at Wenatchee River Institute. Example studies from Oregon, Washington and Idaho will be highlighted. In addition, a short film about dam removal on the Elwha River (Condit Dam) will be shown.
Dennis will also present his most recent book, The Barbless Hook: Inner Sanctum of Angling Revealed,  a collection of 26 stories drawn from a lifetime of fishing experience
His first book, Fishes of the Columbia Basin, received the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA) award of excellence. Noted author, Jack Nisbett says, "Dennis Dauble has created a guidebook not only for anglers but for anyone who wants to peer into the liquid soul of the Interior."

Both books will be available at the event and at A Book for All Seasons.

Location:
Barn Beach Reserve (Wenatchee River Institute)
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA

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Dennis Dauble Book-Signing

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On Saturday, visit with Dennis at ABFAS and learn more of the secrets of angling as he signs copies of his books, The Barbless Hook and Fishes of the Columbia Basin.

Dennis is currently an adjunct professor at the Washington State University Tri-City branch campus in Richland, where he teaches Fish Ecology and Biology, and Management of Fishes. Dennis also gives presentations on the history of fish and fishing in the Columbia Basin, on the ecology of dam removal and on fish-eating birds. He is a member of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA) and regularly contributes articles to newspapers and regional fishing magazines.

Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 US Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA             


Scott Driscoll Writers Workshop

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We are pleased to welcome Scott Driscoll to Leavenworth Library for a presentation of his recently published novel, Better You Go Home, and to share writing techniques in a creative writing workshop. Driscoll brings to this program a wealth of experience. He has taught creative writing for the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education programs for 20 years; he has also taught fiction and creative nonfiction in the Writers in the Schools and Path With Art programs and online through the Seattle-based Writers Workshop, as well as at Seattle’s Richard Hugo House literary center.


The Writers Workshop will be at the Leavenworth Library from 6-8pm, Friday evening, November 22. The event is free, the cost of the book is $16.


Location:
Leavenworth Library
700 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA
   

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Scott Driscoll Book-Signing

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And yet another opportunity to meet and talk with Scott Driscoll. He will be at ABFAS, where he will be signing copies of Better You Go Home and visiting with folks.
This event is Free.


Location:
A Book for All Seasons
700 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA

                       

John Keeble Book-Signing

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We are privileged to have Northwest writer, John Keeble, join us for a rare appearance, signing his newest novel, The Shadows of Owls, a taut, literary thriller about science, power, and the lives of ordinary people. John Keeble tells the story of a woman whose passion for her work puts herself and her family at serious risk.
This event is Free.


Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA

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Kate Lebo Words and Wine

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Did someone say pie? Here is your chance to learn more of this delicious, commonplace, warm-in-the-tummy and more-than-dessert staple of the American kitchen. And if it's not a staple in your kitchen, it just may well become so after you meet and listen to Kate Lebo, award winning author and baker, when she talks about her book, A Commonplace Book of Pie.


Location:
dVinery
617 Front St
Leavenworth, WA

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Annual Christmas Party and Book-Buzz

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Celebrate with 4 Authors and an Artist at A Book for All Seasons'  Annual Christmas Party!

Celebrate all things Pie at our Annual Christmas Party, Monday, December 2 from 5:00-7:00 PM. ABFAS staff will bake pies from Kate Lebo's book,  A Commonplace Book of Pie, an irresistible mixture of art, pop culture and recipes. Join in our multi-author Book-Buzz and enter to win Holiday Prizes. Meet authors Kate Lebo, Cashmere artist Dan McConnell who brings his original, popular Then & Now Calendar; John Keeble, Northwest author of The Shadows of Owls, a literary thriller about science, power, and the lives of ordinary people; Jane Kirkpatrick, who brings to life nineteenth century social reformer Dorothea Dix  in One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix; and award winning fantasy writer, Kay Kenyon, signing A Thousand Perfect Things, a fantastic story of alternate worlds. Mingle with friends, meet authors, and shop books from our Holiday catalog while sampling mmmmmm-inducing pie and sipping Eagle Creek Wine.


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Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA
             




Matthew Gonder Book-Signing

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We welcome Matthew Gonder, author, singer, dancer, and 1976 graduate of Wenatchee High School as he signs copies of his funny and touching memoir, Music On The Move Out West. This true, but crazy family adventure begins in 1969 and follows a widower and his five teenagers through trial after trial in their search for a place to call home in the Pacific Northwest. Spanning four years, two states and four cities, this story of hard-knocks and discoveries takes the reader back to a time when less was more. A coming of age story that reminds us of the expression: “where there’s a will, there’s a way”, accompanied by a musical soundtrack of top 40 radio hits from the early ‘70s that will make everyone sing along. Both Pioneer Junior High School and Wenatchee High School figure prominently in this story.

Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA

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Sandra Walker  Book-Signing

9780988819207Tuesday,  Dec. 10, 1-3pm

Come to A Book for All Seasons to meet Sandra Walker author of Little Merchants: The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers. She will be available to talk about and sign copies of her book.

One of the first stories in Walker's collection takes place in Wenatchee. As one former Wenatchee World paperboy, Marc Dailey, recalls, "I learned a lot about people, timeliness, customer satisfaction, bookkeeping, and selling. I was especially jazzed because I was able to buy my first car from my paper route earnings. I believe this is also where the ink began to seep into my blood for this fascinating business."

Sandra will also be at the Wenatchee Library for a presentation Tuesday evening from 7-9pm.

Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth,  WA



Sandra Walker Presentation &  Book-Signing

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Hold the presses. Here is your opportunity to relive the age of paper carriers--rambunctious kids with remarkable fortitude who hustled to earn money by hefting a canvas newspaper bag along a neighborhood route. You are invited to join Sandra Walker as she explores this rich and colorful history from her book, Little Merchants: The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers, at Wenatchee Public Library.

One of the first stories in Walker's collection takes place in Wenatchee. As one former Wenatchee World paperboy, Marc Dailey, recalls, "I learned a lot about people, timeliness, customer satisfaction, bookkeeping, and selling. I was especially jazzed because I was able to buy my first car from my paper route earnings. I believe this is also where the ink began to seep into my blood for this fascinating business."



Location:
Wenatchee Public Library
310 Douglas
Wenatchee,  WA

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Matthew Porter Story-Hour & Book-Signing

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Come aboard for story hour!  Author and illustrator Matthew Porter presents his newest Monkey World children’s book, The Thunderbolt Express. This event is for children of all ages and Matthew will bring plenty of coloring pages available to color.
"All aboard!" calls the station master. So starts a magical train ride with Jango Jenkins and his Dixieland Band, Oscar the magician, Miss Trixie and her pug dog Napoleon. This is about what happens when a pleasant journey goes all wrong. The pug goes missing. The bridge ahead disappears. And, the handle on the train brake is broken. Only in Monkey World can the solution to this pickle involve shedding all weight to attempt to fly the train!

Location:
A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth,  WA

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ABFAS Recommends The Books in our Holiday Catalog

Mark your calendar, our annual Holiday Catalog Party is on Dec. 2, 5-7 and you are cordially invited. Please come. There will be pie.

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Watch for this catalog in the November14th issue of the Wenatchee world or come into ABFAS and pick up your own copy; makes you feel good about holiday gift-giving.

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