What’s on the Books?

What’s on the Books for the weeks ahead?

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING

Our Events Coordinator, Gennifer Costanzo, has spent the year making our island book shops a place to learn.   While we pride ourselves on having a great selection of books and sidelines at both stores, we also hope  for the island book shops to be places that encourage reading, community and learning. October brings more events that encourage all three.

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Made over the past three decades, photographer Deborah Feingold’s iconic portraits are filled with personality, simplicity and eloquence. Her portraits of figures as varied as musical icons, famed actors, award-winning authors, Nobel laureates and presidents, have appeared in “Rolling Stone, GQ,” “Time” and numerous international publications. This volume concentrates on Feingold’s portraits of popular musicians such as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Pharrell Williams, Bono, Prince, Keith Richards, Chet Baker, James Brown, Joey Ramone and Cyndi Lauper, and bands such as The Replacements, The Beastie Boys, REM and more. Alongside Feingold’s black-and-white and color photographs, this volume includes an introduction by Anthony DeCurtis, a Grammy Award winner and noted music writer.

We welcome Deborah Feingold to Mitchell’s Book Corner on October 4th from 12pm – 1pm for a book discussion and an opportunity to learn from a truly spectacular photographer.

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On October 11th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm join Sukey Forbes, Joan Luise Hill and Katie Mahon for a panel discussion on love, loss and life after death.

Sukey Forbes will be discussing and signing her book The Angel in My Pocket.

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When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied—if eccentric—life of privilege. Yet, Forbes’s family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family’s private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the “afterlife” took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte.

With a mission to help others by sharing her own story, Forbes chronicles a world of ghosts that reawakens us to a lost American spiritual tradition. The Angel in My Pocket is a moving and utterly unique tale of one mother’s undying love for her child.

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Together with Sukey, will be Joan Luise Hill and Katie Mahon discussing their book The Miracle Chase.

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What exactly is a miracle? That’s the question three women try to answer when one of them faces a sudden tragedy. In the process, they transform a simple friendship into a powerful spiritual odyssey.
Recent polls reveal that while most Americans believe in miracles, few feel that a miracle could happen for them. Joan, Katie, and Meb were no exception, yet each had experienced something extraordinary: Joan’s son had survived a catastrophic illness. Katie had, perhaps with the aid of Divine intervention, escaped serial killer Ted Bundy. And Meb’s 6-month-old daughter had suffered abuse and was now blind; she coped through the power of prayer and faith. Katie was a skeptic, Meb a believer, and Joan struggled to mediate faith and doubt. The Miracle Chase is a story of how these three friends tried to discover what religions around the world have to tell us about miracles, why some people are blessed with miracles when others aren’t, and how anyone could believe in miracles in an age of science.

That’s what’s on the BOOKS to learn about this month!

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