Events – Authors, Discussions & More

FoxTale Book Shoppe is THE venue for Authors, Book-Signings, Notice of Special Literary Events and More!

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Martha Hall Kelly, Lost Roses Book Discussion & Signing
Thursday, April 18 at 6:30pm

Martha Hall Kelly, author of the NYT bestselling Lilac Girls, discusses and signs her brand new novel Lost Roses, a Lilac Girls prequel.

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Mary Poppins Story Time
Saturday, April 20 at 11:00am

We’re so excited to welcome Mary Poppins to FoxTale Book Shoppe. She will read a story, meet and greet guests as well as pose for pictures. Free to attend. Book purchase appreciated.

 

 


Jessica Handler, The Magnetic Girl
Saturday, April 20 at 2:00pm

Excited to welcome Jessica Handler Author Page back to FoxTale!  You won’t want to miss this book discussion and signing!

In rural north Georgia two decades after the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father’s bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence.  Deemed gangly and undesirable, Lulu wants more than a lifetime of caring for her disabled baby brother, Leo, with whom she shares a profound and supernatural mental connection.

“I only wanted to be Lulu Hurst, the girl who captivated her brother until he could walk and talk and stand tall on his own. Then I would be the girl who could leave.”

Lulu begins to “captivate” her friends and family, controlling their thoughts and actions for brief moments at a time. After Lulu convinces a cousin she conducts electricity with her touch, her father sees a unique opportunity. He grooms his tall and indelicate daughter into an electrifying new woman: The Magnetic Girl. Lulu travels the Eastern seaboard, captivating enthusiastic crowds by lifting grown men in parlor chairs and throwing them across the stage with her “electrical charge.”

While adjusting to life on the vaudeville stage, Lulu harbors a secret belief that she can use her newfound gifts, as well as her growing notoriety, to heal her brother. As she delves into the mysterious book’s pages, she discovers keys to her father’s past and her own future–but how will she harness its secrets to heal her family?

Gorgeously envisioned, The Magnetic Girl is set at a time when the emerging presence of electricity raised suspicions about the other-worldly gospel of Spiritualism, and when women’s desire for political, cultural, and sexual presence electrified the country. Squarely in the realm of Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder and Leslie Parry’s Church of Marvels, The Magnetic Girl is a unique portrait of a forgotten period in history, seen through the story of one young woman’s power over her family, her community, and ultimately, herself.

 


Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 27 at 10:00am

Indie bookstores have a day to celebrate! FoxTale will be serving up mimosas all day! Plus, the first 50 customers will receive a bag including books and other treats! It’s like Christmas in April! Also, bestselling author Anna Jean Mayhew joins us at 2pm to discuss her brand new novel, TOMORROW’S BREAD!

 


Anna Jean Mayhew, Tomorrow’s Bread
Saturday, April 27 at 2:00pm

From the author of the acclaimed The Dry Grass of August comes a richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification—a moving story of loss, love, and resilience.

In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city. Self-contained and vibrant, it has its own restaurants, schools, theaters, churches, and night clubs. There are shotgun shacks and poverty, along with well-maintained houses like the one Loraylee Hawkins shares with her young son, Hawk, her Uncle Ray, and her grandmother, Bibi. Loraylee’s love for Archibald Griffin, Hawk’s white father and manager of the cafeteria where she works, must be kept secret in the segregated South.

Loraylee has heard rumors that the city plans to bulldoze her neighborhood, claiming it’s dilapidated and dangerous. The government promises to provide new housing and relocate businesses. But locals like Pastor Ebenezer Polk, who’s facing the demolition of his church, know the value of Brooklyn does not lie in bricks and mortar. Generations have lived, loved, and died here, supporting and strengthening each other. Yet street by street, longtime residents are being forced out. And Loraylee, searching for a way to keep her family together, will form new alliances—and find an unexpected path that may yet lead her home.

 


Kim Michele Richardson in conversation with Joshilyn Jackson
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30pm

One of our foxy favorites is back with a brand new Southern story based on true events. Let’s welcome back Kim Michele Richardson! Kim will be in conversation with another fox favorite, the fabulous Joshilyn Jackson!

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything ― everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy’s not only a book woman, however, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere ― even back home.

 


Brian Panowich, Like Lions
Saturday, May 4 at 2:00pm

Our author friend Brian Panowich – Writer returns to FoxTale with LIKE LIONS!

A powerful follow up to multiple award-winning debut Bull Mountain.

Brian Panowich burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2015, winning awards and accolades from readers and critics alike for his smoldering debut, Bull Mountain. Now with Like Lions, he cements his place as one of the outstanding new voices in crime fiction.

Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff, a new father, and, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull Mountain’s most notorious criminal family.

As he tries to juggle fatherhood, his job and his recovery from being shot in the confrontation that killed his two criminally-inclined brothers last year, he’s doing all he can just to survive. Yet after years of carefully toeing the line between his life in law enforcement and his family, he finally has to make a choice.

When a rival organization makes a first foray into Burroughs territory, leaving a trail of bodies and a whiff of fear in its wake, Clayton is pulled back into the life he so desperately wants to leave behind. Revenge is a powerful force, and the vacuum left by his brothers’ deaths has left them all vulnerable. With his wife and child in danger, and the way of life in Bull Mountain under siege for everyone, Clayton will need to find a way to bury the bloody legacy of his past once and for all.

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Renee Rosen, Park Avenue Summer
Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome back bestselling author Renee Rosen Author with her brand new novel, PARK AVENUE SUMMER.  Renee will be in conversation with Colleen Oakley, another of our foxy faves,

Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a brazen new editor-in-chief–Helen Gurley Brown–shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits…

New York City is filled with opportunities for single girls like Alice Weiss, who leaves her small midwestern town to chase her big-city dreams and unexpectedly lands the job of a lifetime working for the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.

Nothing could have prepared Alice for the world she enters as editors and writers resign on the spot, refusing to work for the woman who wrote the scandalous bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, and confidential memos, article ideas, and cover designs keep finding their way into the wrong hands. When someone tries to pull Alice into a scheme to sabotage her boss, she is more determined than ever to help Helen succeed. While pressure mounts at the magazine and Alice struggles to make her way in New York, she quickly learns that in Helen Gurley Brown’s world, a woman can demand to have it all.

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FoxTalk Book Club, Windy City Blues
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30pm

We will be discussing Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen Author!

 

 

 

 


Story Time with Sheri Dillard, Cowhide-And-Seek
Saturday, May 11 at 11:00am

A fun and humorous picture book about a cow playing hide and seek, perfect for fans of Click, Clack, Moo.

Where, oh where, could Bessie be?

When Bessie hears the farmer counting his cows, she thinks he’s starting a game of hide-and-seek. She hurries off to hide, determined to be the winner- but she’s the only one playing! When her “hiding spot” walks away, she follows it . . . right off the farm! Ready or not, here comes the farmer! Will Bessie find the perfect place to hide?

 


Diane C. McPhail, The Abolitionist’s Daughter
Saturday, May 11 at 1:00pm

In her sweeping debut, Diane C. McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history—Southern Abolitionists—and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict.

On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily’s companion and often her conscience—and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face. Yet even Ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set in motion as Nathan’s family arrives at the Matthews farm.

A young doctor, Charles Slate, tends to injured Nathan and begins to court Emily, finally persuading her to become his wife. But their union is disrupted by a fatal clash and a lie that will tear two families apart. As Civil War erupts, Emily, Ginny, and Emily’s stoic mother-in-law, Adeline, each face devastating losses. Emily—sheltered all her life—is especially unprepared for the hardships to come. Struggling to survive in this raw, shifting new world, Emily will discover untapped inner strength, an unlikely love, and the courage to confront deep, painful truths.

In the tradition of Cold Mountain, The Abolitionist’s Daughter eschews stereotypes of the Civil War South, instead weaving an intricate and unforgettable story of survival, loyalty, hope, and redemption.

 


Emily Carpenter, Until The Day I Die & E.C. Diskin, Desperate Paths
Saturday, May 11 at 3:00pm

We’re thrilled to welcome suspense/thriller authors Emily Carpenter and E.C. Diskin to the fox den!

UNTIL THE DAY I DIE

From the bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls comes a riveting novel about a mother and daughter separated by grief, secrets, and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy their lives.

If there’s a healthy way to grieve, Erin Gaines hasn’t found it. After her husband’s sudden death, the runaway success of the tech company they built with their best friends has become overwhelming. Her nerves are frayed, she’s disengaged, and her frustrated daughter, Shorie, is pulling away from her. Maybe Erin’s friends and family are right. Maybe a few weeks at a spa resort in the Caribbean islands is just what she needs to hit the reset button…

Shorie is not only worried about her mother’s mental state but also for the future of her parents’ company. Especially when she begins to suspect that not all of Erin’s colleagues can be trusted. It seems someone is spinning an intricate web of deception—the foundation for a conspiracy that is putting everything, and everyone she loves, at risk. And she may be the only one who can stop it.

Now, thousands of miles away in a remote, and oftentimes menacing, tropical jungle, Erin is beginning to have similar fears. Things at the resort aren’t exactly how the brochure described, and unless she’s losing her mind, Erin’s pretty sure she wasn’t sent there to recover—she was sent to disappear.

DESPERATE PATHS

She knew everything about her family and her town. Except its secrets.

Brooklyn Anderson knows it looks bad. She was found wiping down a gun. His blood on her hands. Her father now dead. The incomprehensible nightmare has started.

Seven days earlier, Brooklyn had returned to Eden to care for her beloved father, who lay helpless in a hospital bed. Her estranged sister, Ginny, said he fell. But as Brooklyn soon realizes, Ginny is prone to lying.

Former Eden resident Darius Woods was in the hospital too. The famous actor had written a screenplay that would lay bare all the secrets of the town, but within hours of his return, someone shot him.

As the Woods investigation proceeds, and Brooklyn starts to question everything she believes about her family, her neighbors, and her home, secrets and lies begin to unravel. But nothing can prepare her for where those lies will finally lead.

And sharing the truth of what happened the night her father died might just make things worse.

 


Wendy Wax, My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm

Our foxy friend, bestselling author Wendy Wax, is back with My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding and we can’t wait!

A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women’s lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road.

Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.

Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven. 

Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they’ll need each other to survive the coming storm.

 


Chris Perondi, The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever
Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm

Dog Lovers! Chris Perondi from Stunt Dog Show Productions joins us for a fun and informative event celebrating his new book.

A step-by-step guide to more than 100 dog tricks, specially designed for effective training, for pure fun, and even for turning your dog into a YouTube star, from the coauthor of the tremendously successful and much-praised Training the Best Dog Ever and the genius behind “The Stunt Dog Show,” which performs more than 1,000 shows a year.

All the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. Their mission is to promote pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and educate on the importance of spay and neutering. During every show they take time to share their mission and encourage everyone to spend more time with their pets at home.

 


Amelia the Flying Cat Story Time
Saturday, May 18 at 11:00am

Author and illustrator Nikki Florena joins us for a special story time!

Amelia is a cat who’s been adopted by birds, and wishes she could fly like her parents…and every-birdie else! But how can a cat fly without wings?

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THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU IF…

You want to teach your kids about determination, trying your best, and perseverance through a “never give up” story, no matter how “different” they feel.

Used by Adoption/Foster Care therapists from Bethany to help newly adopted children bond with their adoptive parents. After all, Amelia’s bird parents support and love her, no matter if she has fur or feathers.

Want to give an EXTRA special baby shower gift.

 


Jason Allen, The East End
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to bring you a fresh new voice in fiction, Jason Allen. The Hamptons. Suspense. Summer. Sounds like a must read!

A tragic accident threatens to unravel two families in this gripping novel of suspense and culture clash set in the Hamptons.

Corey Halpern, a local high schooler with a troubled home life, is desperate to leave the Hamptons and start anew somewhere else. His last summer before college, he settles for the escapism he finds in sneaking into neighboring mansions.

One night just before Memorial Day weekend, he breaks in to the wrong home at the wrong time: the Sheffield estate, where he and his mother, Gina, work. Under the cover of darkness, Leo Sheffield—a billionaire CEO, patriarch and the owner of the vast lakeside manor—arrives unexpectedly with a companion. After a shocking poolside accident, everything depends on Leo burying the truth before his family and friends arrive for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately for him, Corey saw what happened, as did other eyes in the shadows.

Secrecy, obsession and desperation dictate each character’s path in this spectacular debut. In a race against time, each critical moment holds life in the balance as Corey, Gina and Leo approach a common breaking point. With an ending as explosive as the Memorial Day fireworks on the island, The East End welcomes a bright new voice in fiction.

 


Little Mermaid Story Time
Saturday, June 1 at 11:00am

We’re so excited to welcome the Little Mermaid to FoxTale Book Shoppe. She will read a story, meet and greet guests as well as pose for pictures. Free to attend. Book purchase appreciated.

 

 


Mimosas with Mary Kay Andrews & Patti Callahan Henry 
Tuesday, June 4 at 11:00am

Join us for mimosas as we celebrate the latest from Fox Favorites Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry – Patti Callahan!  The event is free to attend.  Purchase of books from FoxTale is required to join the signing line after the discussion and Q&A.  Grab a girlfriend and join us for a fun morning!

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From NYT bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews: Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist.

Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job.

It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions.

With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon.

Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews’ signature wit, heart, and charm.

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From Patti Callahan Henry – Patti Callahan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water’s End, here is a lush, heart-wrenching novel about the power of memory, the meaning of family, and learning to forgive.

Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home—until she learns of her dad’s failing health.

Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs the family’s Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters’ rift. While Alzheimer’s slowly steals their father’s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. As his secret past brings Lena’s own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.

 


Lauren Willig in conversation w/Karen White, The Summer Country
Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30pm

Fox fave and international bestselling author Lauren Willig is back with a stand alone novel sure to sweep you off your feet to a whole other world — Barbados! Lauren will be in conversation with NYT bestselling author Karen White!

The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a sweeping Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados.

Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan– merely a vicar’s daughter, and a reform-minded vicar’s daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day.  But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados—a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned.

When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts.

Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins?  Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past— a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.

A brilliant, multigenerational saga in the tradition of THE THORN BIRDS and NORTH AND SOUTH, THE SUMMER COUNTRY will beguile readers with its rendering of families, heartbreak, and the endurance of hope against all odds.

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Dorothea Benton Frank Luncheon
Wednesday, June 5 at 12:00pm
at MadLife Stage & Studios (8722 Main St., Woodstock, GA  30188)

A summer tradition! Dorothea Benton Frank is back with her 20th novel, QUEEN BEE!  Join us at MadLife Stage & Studios for lunch with Dottie.  A fun time will be had for sure!

Your $60 ticket includes a signed hardcover copy of QUEEN BEE and lunch (entree, drink, dessert, tax, gratuity all included). RSVP required. Doors open at 11:45am. Tickets can be purchased at the below link or by calling or stopping in to FoxTale.

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Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan’s Island.

Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.

Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.

Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale—warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart.

 


Robert Buettner, My Enemy’s Enemy
Thursday, June 6 at 6:30pm

In September 1939, Nazi mystic Heinrich Himmler, The Holocaust’s mastermind, conscripts physicist Peter Winter to devise a secret weapon of supernatural power, and a revolutionary aircraft to deliver it. Himmler wants to win both World War II and the contest to succeed Hitler. But Peter, and his Jewish wife, Rachel, have their own agenda.

In April 1945, novice Aerial Photographer Specialist Jimmy Righetti arrives in England from Brooklyn, spoiling for a fight. But with Germany reeling, Jimmy’s running out of war.

In 2020 Pakistan, the elite terrorist known only as The Asp survives a US drone strike, then undertakes a solo mission to penetrate America’s heartland, and revive Radical Islam.

In 2021, aircraft historian Cass Gooding and aging Colorado cowboy Frank Luck unlock an aviation relic’s secret.

Atop North America’s backbone, old secrets collide with new, and Cass and Frank must prevent World War III, or die trying.

 


Elephant & Piggie Story Time
Saturday, June 8 at 10:30am

We’re excited to hold a special Elephant & Piggie Story Time just in time for Elm Street Cultural Arts Village‘s Elephant & Piggie’s We are in a Play!  Story time is free and open to all.  Book purchase appreciated. This is going to be great fun!

Tickets for the play can be purchased from Elm Street Cultural Arts Village located in Downtown Woodstock!

 


Pout-Pout Fish Story Time
Tuesday, June 11 at 11:00am

Join our friend Pout-Pout Fish for a special story time and meet and greet.  We will read the newest book, The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean, along with other favorite Pout-Pout Fish titles.  The event is free to attend.  As always, book purchase is appreciated! We will have the new book along with other titles too!

Mr. Fish and his friends have noticed something strange in their oceana big, big MESS! How did it get there? What can they do about it? The closer they look, the more they see where the mess came from . . . and they’ll have to work together to get rid of it. This newest jacketed hardcover in the New York Times–bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series will teach little guppies how to take responsibility for their actions and for the environment.

 


Liv Constantine, The Last Time I Saw You
Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30pm

We loved THE LAST MRS. PARRISH and are thrilled to welcome Liv Constantine to FoxTale with THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU!

The internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish follows that success with an addictive novel filled with shocking twists about the aftermath of a brutal high-society murder.

Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy.

But all that changes the night Kate’s mother, Lily, is found dead, brutally murdered in her own home. Heartbroken and distraught, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend, Blaire Barrington, who rushes to her side for the funeral, where the years of distance between them are forgotten in a moment.

That evening, Kate’s grief turns to horror when she receives an anonymous text: You think you’re sad now, just wait. By the time I’m finished with you, you’ll wish you had been buried today. More than ever, Kate needs her old friend’s help.

Once Blaire decides to take the investigation into her own hands, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems in Baltimore high society. As infidelity, lies, and betrayals come to light, and tensions rise to a boiling point, she begins to alienate Kate’s friends and relatives with her relentless, accusatory questions, as she tries to find Lily’s killer. The murderer could be anyone—friend, neighbor, loved one. But whoever it is, it’s clear that Kate is next on their list. . .

In The Last Time I Saw You, Liv Constantine takes the lightning pace of The Last Mrs. Parrish and raises the stakes, creating an exquisitely tension-filled and absorbing tale of psychological suspense in which innocent lives—and one woman’s sanity—hang in the balance.

 


Mary Alice Monroe, The Summer Guests
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30pm

We love her, you love her, other authors love her…we’re excited to welcome back the one and only, NYT bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe with her new novel, THE SUMMER GUESTS.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Beach House series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how, even during the worst of circumstances—or perhaps because of them—you discover what is most important in life.

Late August is a beautiful time on the Southern coast—the peach trees are ripe, the ocean is warm, and the sweet tea is icy. A perfect time to enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch. But beneath the calm surface bubbles a threat: it’s also the beginning of peak hurricane season.

When a sudden storm threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flee for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips’s daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, makeup artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, and island resident Cara Rutledge. They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can carry. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together.

During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters wasn’t what they brought with them to the mountains: but what they’ll take with them once they leave.

With Mary Alice Monroe’s “usual resplendent storytelling” (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author), The Summer Guests is a poignant and compelling story of self-discovery, love, and redemption.

 


Wreck This Journal Camp
Saturday, June 15 at 1:00pm

Ms. Maritza is back with her infectious love of life, creativity and children to facilitate our Wreck this Journal Camp! 

Kids are wild, wacky and wise—and those are precisely the traits creative writers and thinkers need. To create is to destroy! Warning: During the process of wrecking this book, you will get dirty. You may find yourself covered in paint, or any other number of foreign substances. You will get wet. You may be asked to do things you question. You may grieve for the original perfect condition of the book. You may begin to see creative destruction everywhere. You may begin to live more recklessly.

Price of the workshop includes Wreck This Journal, all supplies, snacks and fun!  Cost $65.00. Parents do not need to stay, so enjoy some you time!.  Generally, wreckers are in the age 8-14 range, but that’s flexible!  To reserve your place, call or stop in to FoxTale or register online at the link below.

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Trio 2019 Live!
Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm

Mark your calendars for this amazing and soulful event! Authors, artists and musicians attending will be posted once confirmed.

 

 

 


Beatriz Williams, The Golden Hour
Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30pm

It’s time for our Beatriz Williams fix!  We always love when Beatriz comes to town and we are so excited to read THE GOLDEN HOUR!

The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II-era Nassau—a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?

Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love.

Then Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.

The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

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Wizard of Oz Story Time
Saturday, July 13 at 11:00am

We’re excited to hold a special Wizard of Oz Story Time just in time for Elm Street Cultural Arts Village‘s play, The Wizard of Oz!  Story time is free and open to all.  Book purchase appreciated. This is going to be great fun!

Tickets for the play can be purchased from Elm Street Cultural Arts Village located in Downtown Woodstock! The Wizard of Oz runs July 10-24, 2019.

 


Stuart Turton, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30pm

Who Is Going to Kill Evelyn Hardcastle?

“Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day…quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and altogether triumphant.” A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

There are three rules of Blackheath House:

Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.

There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.

We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.

Understood? Then let’s begin… Evelyn Hardcastle will die. She will die every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. Some of his hosts are helpful, and others only operate on a need to know basis.

Fiendishly clever psychological thriller book: The most inventive debut of the year, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, twists together such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page. Author Stuart Turton is an exciting new master of psychological thriller books. Fans of delightfully good books like The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware will be thrilled by The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.


Laura Kamoie & Kate Quinn, Ribbons of Scarlet
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30pm

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. We’re delighted to welcome two of these great authors, Laura Kamoie and Kate Quinn to FoxTale!

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them.

Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself–but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.

But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive–unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.

 


Karen White, The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30pm

Save the Date, Melanie and Jack are back on October 22, 2019! We can’t wait to celebrate The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street with Karen White and y’all then! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!

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