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					                                    Books & News to give you Paws                                 July 2009




Events                                                     at Beagle Books from 8:30AM – noon on July 4th.
                                                           The judging will take place at noon. The winners
     Bill Durbin signing at Sister Wolf Books              will be announced following the parade, which
Bill Durbin, author of Winter War, El Lector,              starts at 3PM. After the pie champs have been
Broken Blade, Song of Sampo Lake, and others               announced and prizes have been given, we’ll
will be signing copies of his books on July 3rd 5-         auction off the pies! (Each pie will of course be
7PM at Sister Wolf.                                        missing one slice). All funds raised will be
                                                           donated to the Park Rapids Library! Don’t miss
                                                           out!

                                                                John Michael Lerma will be signing copies of
                                                           his books at Sister Wolf Books on July 9th from 12-
                                                           2:00.

    4th of July Pie Baking Contest & Auction
Fundraiser for the Park Rapids Library!!!!!!!!




                                                               Deanna Germain signing at Beagle Books
2008 Pie Champs with Sally and John Michael                Deanna Germain, author of Reaching Past the
That’s right, it’s time to get out your favorite pie       Wire: A Nurse at Abu Ghraib will be signing
recipe, get a pie tin, and get baking! Chef John           copies of her book on July 11th at 12:00
Michael Lerma will join us again for the 3rd
annual pie baking contest! Also joining John
Michael at the judging table will be author WILL
WEAVER!, Park Rapids’ much-loved Helen
Peterson (original owner of 3rd Street Market),
and Chef Tom Geraedts. The entry fee is $5 per
pie. The pies must be accompanied with the                      Leif Enger signing at Beagle Books
recipe. The four categories include: cream &               Leif Enger, author of Peace Like a River, and So
custard, single crust, double crust, and Juniors           Brave, Young, and Handsome will be signing
(bakers age 8-16). The winner of each category             copies of his books on July 18th at 12:30.
will win $25, an Emile Henri pie plate, a gift
certificate to Beagle Books/Sister Wolf Books,
and bragging rights! The baker who enters the pie
deemed “best in show” will win $100, an Emile
Henri pie plate, a gift certificate to Beagle
Books/Sister Wolf Books Pies, a gift basket loaded
with baking tools and books, and the ultimate
bragging rights! Pies will be accepted for judging
     Beagle Books, 112 – 3rd St W                                                Sister Wolf Books, 20471 State 226
     Park Rapids, MN 56470                                                                Park Rapids, MN 56470
     www.beagle-books.com                              1                                  www.sisterwolfbooks.com
     beagle-books@comcast.net                                                       sisterwolfbooks@comcast.net
     (218) 237-2665                                                                                (218) 732-7565
                                    Books & News to give you Paws                                   July 2009




    Brunch and Book Signing with Lauraine                    Red Knife by William Kent Krueger $15 – mystery
Snelling in Dorset




                                                             *Krueger will be visiting Beagle Books this fall!
                        th
On Monday, July 27 , Lauraine Snelling, author of
the Daughters of Blessing series, Red River                  A Prayer for the Dying by Stewart O'Nan $14 –
series, and many others will be in Dorset. At                historical fiction
9:30, Lauraine will share a brunch at Dorset
House with the first thirty registrants. Tickets for
the brunch are $25 and include brunch and a
Snelling book. Following the brunch, we’ll travel
down the boardwalk to Sister Wolf Books and
Lauraine will do a public signing. Call or email
either store for reservations.                               So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger $14
                                                             – fiction *Don’t forget Leif Enger’s signing at
     Margaret Hasse and Lin Enger will be at                 Beagle on July 18th at 12:30!
Sister Wolf for book group events – see Book
Groups section at end of newsletter for details

Midwest Connections Picks



                                                             River of Heaven by Lee Martin $14 - fiction
July Picks are:
(*Note: These are all paperbacks! Also, I usually
include a review of each book, but there are
quite a few books on the list, so I’ll list the title,
author, genre, & price. For more info on a
specific title, visit:
http://www.midwestbooksellers.org/category/m
idwest-connections/ )                                        Driftless by David Rhodes $16 – fiction

Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer $7.99 – mystery




     Beagle Books, 112 – 3rd St W                                                  Sister Wolf Books, 20471 State 226
     Park Rapids, MN 56470                                                                  Park Rapids, MN 56470
     www.beagle-books.com                                2                                  www.sisterwolfbooks.com
     beagle-books@comcast.net                                                         sisterwolfbooks@comcast.net
     (218) 237-2665                                                                                  (218) 732-7565
                                   Books & News to give you Paws                           July 2009




(Midwest Connections Picks cont.)                    Linda:
The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton $14.99 –       The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway $15
fiction




                                                     People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks $15
Charlatan by Pope Brock $14.95 – biography
                                                     Hannah:
*This is Jen’s favorite non-fiction read!
                                                     Mansfield Park by Jane Austen




Staff Picks                                          Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Bob:
Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway $15           Jody:
                                                     The Prospering Power of Love by Catherine
                                                     Ponder $7.95




Brian:
Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and
Emo by Andy Greenwald $15.95                         Rhoda:
                                                     Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg $22
                                                     (paperback will be available in September)




When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David
Sedaris $15.99
                                                     Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman $17.99 Rhoda
                                                     says: Excellent!

    Beagle Books, 112 – 3rd St W                                          Sister Wolf Books, 20471 State 226
    Park Rapids, MN 56470                                                          Park Rapids, MN 56470
    www.beagle-books.com                         3                                 www.sisterwolfbooks.com
    beagle-books@comcast.net                                                 sisterwolfbooks@comcast.net
    (218) 237-2665                                                                          (218) 732-7565
                                    Books & News to give you Paws                               July 2009




(Staff Picks cont.)                                     Jennifer:
Gail:                                                   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie
Reaching Past the Wire: A Nurse at Abu Gharib           Society by Mary Ann Schafer and Annie Barrows
by Deanna Germain $24.95                                on audio $34.95 (paperback is $14)
*Deanna Germain will be doing a signing at
Beagle Books on Saturday, July 11th!



                                                                   Jen says: I am IN LOVE with this book! I
                                                        was intrigued by it when customers kept telling
                                                        me it’s both light and heavy. They’re absolutely
Gail says: In Lt. Col. Germain's story of nursing       right. Centered around writer Juliet, an
both our troops and prisoners, we get a view of         unmarried woman in her 30s, letters are
Iraq that isn't on the news. We empathize as she        exchanged between Juliet and a host of
struggles with her desire to relate to those she        characters in the 1940s (post World War II): her
has been told not to trust.                             obnoxious boyfriend, her best friend, editor, and
Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the              new friends of Guernsey Island. This book is
Future of Christianity by Eric Elnes $12.95             fulfilling all my literary needs: light moments,
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan $13.95                       mystery, fun & silly moments, heart-wrenching
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway $15          scenes, intelligent people, good writing,
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks $15              characters I love and characters I love to hate. I
Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton                       can see why everyone is reading it this summer!!

Sally:                                                  Youth Yak
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan $13.95                       This month’s section is short and sweet.

                                                        Gail’s Pick:
                                                        Chickadee's Message by Doug Wood


The Magician by Michael Scott on audio $44
 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks                          Gail says: Doug Wood, author of Old
                                                        Turtle, recounts a Native American folktale,
Cindie:                                                 brought to life by Elly Van Diest's striking
Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert                         watercolors. This book should be on every coffee
                                                        table in our north woods homes. It's a treasure.



                                                                     Newsletter Coupon
            Cindie says: Guilty pleasure!                             20% off any one book.
     Beagle Books, 112 – 3rd St W                                              Sister Wolf Books, 20471 State 226
     Park Rapids, MN 56470                                                              Park Rapids, MN 56470
     www.beagle-books.com                           4                                   www.sisterwolfbooks.com
     beagle-books@comcast.net                                                     sisterwolfbooks@comcast.net
     (218) 237-2665                                                                              (218) 732-7565
                                    Books & News to give you Paws                            July 2009




Book Group Picks
Beagle Books:                                          7/15 @ 9AM
                                                       Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton$14.99
Beagle Men’s Book Group will be meeting
Tuesday, July 21st at 10AM (instead of 8AM) off-
site to discuss The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
by Thaddeus Carhart $14.

                                                       7/29 @ 9AM
                                                       The Great Man by Kate Christensen $14.95



Call Beagle for location.

Faith Talk – Pastor Gary Walpole will lead a
discussion of Three Cups of Tea by Greg
Mortenson ($15) at Beagle Books on July 28that         Wednesday Morning & Thursday Evening Joint
7PM                                                    Potluck:
                                                       7/23 @ 5:30PM *call Sister Wolf for location &
                                                       directions
                                                       Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger $23.99
                                                       (special promotion this summer – 20% discount)
                                                       THE AUTHOR WILL BE JOINING US!!

Beagle Women’s Book Group has taken the
summer off –- check out the Sister Wolf Books
book groups!

Sister Wolf Books
                                                       Thursday Evening Womens Group:
Wednesday Morning Womens Group:                        7/9 @ 7PM:
7/1 @ 9AM                                              People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks $15
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan $13.95




     Beagle Books, 112 – 3rd St W                                           Sister Wolf Books, 20471 State 226
     Park Rapids, MN 56470                                                           Park Rapids, MN 56470
     www.beagle-books.com                          5                                 www.sisterwolfbooks.com
     beagle-books@comcast.net                                                  sisterwolfbooks@comcast.net
     (218) 237-2665                                                                           (218) 732-7565
                                    Books & News to give you Paws                    July 2009




(Book Groups cont.)

Poetry:
7/8 @ 10 AM
Milk and Tides by Margaret Hasse $16




           Milk and Tides won the Midwest Book
Award in Poetry from the Midwest Independent
Book Publishers Association in 2009. Milk and
Tides was also short-listed for the 2009 Minnesota
Book Award in poetry.
THE AUTHOR WILL BE JOINING US!!

Faith Talk:
7/29 @ 7:00 PM
Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith by Barbara
Brown Taylor $14.99




     Beagle Books, 112 – 3rd St W                                   Sister Wolf Books, 20471 State 226
     Park Rapids, MN 56470                                                   Park Rapids, MN 56470
     www.beagle-books.com                            6                       www.sisterwolfbooks.com
     beagle-books@comcast.net                                          sisterwolfbooks@comcast.net
     (218) 237-2665                                                                   (218) 732-7565

				
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