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Morgan Fraser 2 Book-Signings

Saturday , January 19, 1 -2:30pm

Saturday , January 19, 2:30 - 4pm

A Book for All Seasons
Morgan Fraser will be signing copies of her book Savoring Leavenworth in which Fraser pairs wines from the Leavenworth area with recipes from local chefs, cooks, winery owners and winemakers. Again enlisting the help of photographer Richard Uhlhorn and watercolor artist Kerry Siderius, Fraser's most recent release showcases all new recipes paired with area wines.

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Robert Wells Book-Signing

Sunday, Jan 20th - 1-3pm
The author of the Wells of Knowledge Science series brings us another thought provoking non-fiction work on endangered species.


Location: A Book for All Seasons
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Jack Nisbet Presentation and Booksigning

jackThursday, February 21, 7-9pm

Naturalist Jack Nisbet will be presenting a slide show of his mid-Columbia collections.
Wenatchee Public Library
310 Douglas
Wenatchee, WA
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Cheryl Strayed Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat

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Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat will offer an opportunity for established and emerging memoirists to acquire new skills, build a writing community and renew their vision as writers. Keynote speaker, Cheryl Strayed, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Wild, will talk about memoirs' big deep things: how writers make meaning in memoir, excavating the layers within a narrative, and a writer's use of intuition. Candace Walsh, Suzanne Finnamore, Ariel Gore, EJ Levy, and Theo Pauline Nestor will teach ten different classes focusing on the craft of literary memoir writing, the genre's ethical and logistical challenges, and strategies for overcoming memoir's most common obstacles.

Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat
7375 Icicle Rd
Leavenworth, WA 98826
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Bruce Bjornstad Presentation and Booksigning

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Geologist Bruce Bjornstad, author of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, and On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches, will be giving a presentation at the Wenatchee River Institute. The first of his books deals with the Mid-Columbia Basin and the second is devoted to northern Idaho and the Channeled Scablands area. Both serve as excellent guides to explore the geological features, trails and tours in these regions where we can witness what those awesome ancient floods have left behind.
Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA,
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Bruce Bjornstad Booksigning

bruce.jpg?1356567243Saturday, March 16, 1-3pm

See above.

A Book For All Seasons
Leavenworth, WA,
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Derek Sheffield Presentation

Friday, April 19, 7-8pm

Derek Sheffield is a highly acclaimed poet and Wenatchee Valley College English professor. Through the Second Skin (January 2013) is his newly published book of poetry. Sheffield has received numerous awards and has lectured extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest. Several of his previously published poems include  A Good Fish, The World’s Other Side, and To Do.

Leavenworth Public Librarry
700 US Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA,
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Through the Second Skin is available at ABFAS for $21.95. Please call the bookstore to order. (509) 548-1451

Derek Sheffield Booksigning

Saturday, April 20, 1-3pm

See above

A Book For All Seasons
703 US Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA
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Through the Second Skin is available at ABFAS for $21.95. Please call the bookstore to order. (509) 548-1451

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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities.
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Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

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New York Times-bestselling author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life.
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The Art Forger

FC9781616201326By Barbara Shapiro

In 1990, 13 works of art worth today more than $500 million were stolen from a museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, the heroine of this intriguing work of fiction, is a struggling young artist on the verge of discovering that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.
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Dear Life: Stories

FC9780307596888By Alice Munro

A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time.
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Recommended Reads for Young Adults

The Peculiar

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Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings—Peculiars—and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.
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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

FC9780316176194By Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka

Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments.
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Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II

FC9780062024718By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis

Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. School holds no interest for her, and her new science teacher keeps getting on her case about her dismal test scores and daydreaming in class. Her mind is constantly returning to the verdant groves and sky-tall trees of Wildwood, where her friend Curtis still remains as a bandit-in-training.
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Recommended Picture Books

Jangles: A Big Fish Story

FC9780545143127By David Shannon

Bestselling storyteller and Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon instantly hooks readers with this stunning, highly entertaining tour-de-force. Breathtaking oil paintings bursting with energy pull readers along into Big Lake, the home of Jangles, the biggest fish anyone has seen.
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Look! Another Book!

FC9780316204590By Bob Staake

From a music note to a teeny red boat, a blue kangaroo to a robot or two, there are endless things to discover in this zany follow-up to Look! A Book! from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die-cuts on the cover and every spread reveal hidden treasures in each vast landscape, from a zoo gone wild to an out-of-this-world moon base to a crazy art museum, and more, providing hours of entertainment to readers young and old.
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The Very Helpful Hedgehog (Paperback)

FC9781843651987By Rosie Wellesley

Isaac is a hedgehog who has only ever been alone, and that is the way he likes it. One day an apple falls from a tree and sticks onto the spines on his back. He wiggles and jiggles, but he cannot get it off. As he struggles to remove the apple, help comes in the unexpected form of a donkey who cannot reach the apples which fall outside of his paddock. Isaac learns that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful, than to be on your own all of the time.
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Books for the Whole Family

 The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook (Hardcover)

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A new book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflection from the brilliant mind of award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Tan. Full color. This should prove interesting for all ages.
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Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects

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Recycle and have fun too.
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"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."

by Goran Persson

May 2013 be an amazingly good year for us all.

from the staff at A Book for All Seasons 

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