Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Local Author Day at the Moravian Bookshop this Saturday, 6/28

Here's a way to beat the summer heat and meet some local authors; the Moravian Book Shop will be hosting a meet and greet with 5 local authors this Saturday (6/28) from 1-3 pm.

You can spend your afternoon with...

Vince Chiles: Happiness in Five Minutes a Day teaches the reader how to find happiness through five one-minute exercises, so that even the busiest person can discover his or her innate ability to achieve and maintain happiness. Vince has fused his education, personal growth, and professional work experience as a hospice supervisor into a common sense guide to finding happiness in everyday life.

William Jennings: Controversies surrounding the first three chapters of the Bible are the focus of Storms Over Genesis: Biblical Battleground in America's Wars of Religion. Feminists say the chapters do women much harm, some environmentalists see the seeds of our environmental crisis, and creationists think the chapters are a bulwark against theories of evolution. The Midwestern Book Review gave the book five stars, calling it "an enlightening study." William H. Jennings (Ph.D., Yale) is Professor of Religion, Emeritus, Muhlenberg College.

John Ketwig: John Ketwig's ...and a hard rain fell is being celebrated in a new, updated 20th Anniversary Edition. This book has been praised for more than twenty years because it is one of the most honest and thought-provoking war books of all time. From the country roads of upstate New York to the jungles of Vietnam, and finally to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., ...and a hard rain fell is a gripping and visceral account of one young man's struggle to make sense of his place in a world gone mad. A former Book of the Month Club feature selection, Kirkus called it "a searing gift to his country."

Larry Kimport: What ever happened to Huck Finn? Here's Clara Waltz's loving account, in the novel A Small Harvest of Pretty Days. An 1890's Pennsylvania love story, as vast and true as the human heart itself. Author Larry Kimport grew up in north-central Pennsylvania. For the past 22 years, he has coordinated an alternative educational program for at-risk teens in suburban New Jersey.

Joey Negron: 1Zero9 is a coming-of-age story that will take the reader on a roller-coaster ride of laughter, sadness, anger, love, empathy and realism. The book is a chronological recounting of life events that are connected, tied and branded by the numbers 1, 0, and 9. Joey works as a Mobile Therapist/Behavior Specialist Consultant for children and adolescents that have mental health disorders ranging from Autism to Conduct Disorder.

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