Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Kimball Library News 1/23/17

Acclaimed author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of THE LACE READER with her new newest release The Fifth Petal, a spellbinding new thriller, full of suspense, seduction and murder.  Join us for an evening with Brunonia Barry as she discusses her latest novel, The Fifth Petal, on Thursday February 23, at 6:30pm.  Following her presentation, books will be available for purchase and the author will do a book signing.

About The Fifth Petal: When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed 'The Goddess Murders,' in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?

About the author: Brunonia Barry is the New York Times & international best-selling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction and Amazon’s Best of the Month. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in The London Times and The Washington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee. She lives in Salem, MA with her husband Gary Ward and their dog, Angel.

This event requires registration.  This program is free and open to the public. 

SATURDAY CINEMA: Join us for a movie and a popcorn treat on Saturday, February 18th, at 10:30am! You will love Disney's Aladdin on the big screen. The songs will make you want to sing along and Robin Williams will sure to have you laughing as the Genie. Whether you grew up with this beloved movie or are seeing it for the first time, this G-rated movie experience will be fun for the whole family!

Chairs will be provided but please bring a pillow or blanket if you prefer to sprawl out.  Register all ages on our website (calendar icon) or give us a call and we’ll sign you up.  

HOLIDAY HOURS: The library will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in recognition of Presidents Day.  Please stock up accordingly, and do remember that Overdrive (NH Downloadable Books) and TumbleBook Library is open 24/7 right on our website. 

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