Jennifer S. Holland will be here to read from and answer questions about Unlikely Friendships and Unlikely Loves.
Jennifer is a senior writer for National Geographic magazine, specializing in science and natural history. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, two dogs, and dozens of snakes and geckos; none of whom, to her dismay, have crossed the species barrier to befriend the others.
Unlikely Friendships is the phenomenal New York Times bestseller that documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why—how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other’s body language.
Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb—a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail—and always filled with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.
The event will take place on Sunday, December 8th, beginning at 2:00 PM. If you are unable to make it, we are always happy to have a copy personalized for you. Call 302-226-2665 for more information.
We are thrilled to be hosting the launch party for the new release from Cat & Mouse Press, The Beach House.
The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Competition challenged writers to create stories with local settings. Unlike a serious literary collection, The Beach House contains “beach reads,” stories that can be read in short bursts while relaxing on the beach, in a porch rocker, or next to a fishing pole. Characters range from a jilted bride and a NASCAR driver with a secret to an elderly outlaw and a flapper-era ghost.
Included in the book are the contest’s first place winner, “Summer of Your Discontent,” by Sarah Barnett; second place winner, “Why You Trashed Vera Wang,” by Nancy Powichroski Sherman (who has two stories in the book); and third place winner, “Refuge,” by Renay Regardie. Other authors with stories in the book include Emily Genshaw, Ellen Collins, Tiffany A. Schultz, Deb Griffin, Heather Lynne Davis, J.L. Epler, Mark Mobley, Nancy H. Linton, Dawn Kackley, Bob Ackerman, Beth Langston Bishop, Cathy Heller, Ellen McCathran, Dennis Lawson, Tom Ingram, Margaret Farrell Kirby, and Joseph L. Crossen. The Beach House also includes two bonus stories from popular local writers Rich Barnett and Fay Jacobs, who served as judges for the competition.
This event will also be the launch of Browseabout's new Delmarva Public Radio Reading Room.
The event will take place on Saturday, December 7th at 5:00 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
Kevin Fleming's brand new book is here!
At 11 x 14 inches and 240 pages, The Beach is Fleming's largest book ever. The photographs have been taken over a two-year period. All four seasons are represented, and include the shoreline of The First State, aerial views and wildlife. The text is also written by Fleming, with quotations from inspirational leaders worked in.
A native of Delaware, Fleming began his career as a newspaper photographer. Since then, he has traveled all over the world and worked in 26 different countries. For more information on the photographer and the book, take a look at this article in the Cape Gazette.
This beautiful book is priced at $75. We will welcome Mr. Fleming to our store on November 29th and December 7th, during which time he will be available to personalize copies of this gorgeous gift book.
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