The Family: A Proclamation to the World PERSONALIZED

Proc1020hOur LDS Department is now carrying a beautifully framed and matted print of The Family: A Proclamation to the World which includes a place to add your own 5×7 picture!

This item would make a great wedding, anniversary, or Christmas gift, giving the gift receiver the option of placing a family photo, a wedding photo, or a photo of their favorite temple.

We have limited stock, so be sure to come in a grab yours before it’s too late!

Labor Day Store Hours

In observance of the holiday, we will hold special hours on

Monday September 1, 2014. 

We will be open 10 am-6 pm.

Thank you for your continued support, and have a safe holiday!

The Skeleton in My Closet Wears a Wedding Dress

Though “wedding season” may be over, we’re never ready to let go of love and romance, especially in our LDS Fiction! Check out these four great novels all centered around one central theme: weddings.

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the posh resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to her impeccable taste and unique style, Adri lands two celebrity clients and her business is headed for success–until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.

Tying the Knot by Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, and Julie Wright

When Athena Di Jasper accepts dashing bookstore-owner Grey Ronning’s proposal for marriage and they sit down to work out the details of the wedding, they discover it’s a daunting task.  Most of Athena’s family lives in Greece, so Athena and Grey decide there’s only one thing they can do: take a cruise and have a destination wedding in Athens–and with their trademark show of support, the women of the Newport Ladies Book Club are going international with them.

The cruise turns out to be life changing for more than Athena and Grey. Aboard the ship, each book-club lady unfolds a new chapter of her life. In this final installment of the beloved Newport Ladies Book Club series, discover what’s in store for Athena, Ruby, Ilana, Olivia, Victoria, Daisy, Paige, and Shannon. From mending marriages to overcoming addictions, the women of this remarkable group meet their triumphs and tragedies as they always have: together.

Before the Clock Strikes 30 by Aubrey Mace

With wedding festivities swirling around her, the bride’s fortune-telling aunt transfixes young Shannon Fielding. The gypsy woman foresees love in the girl’s future: before her thirtieth year, Shannon will meet the man of her dreams. The promise of romance is absolutely thrilling–it’s almost enough to compensate for the groom’s annoying younger brother…

Shannon has remembered, and loathed, Nathan since their childhood meeting at the wedding reception that set her on a never-ending quest to find her Mr. Right. When Nathan steps back into Shannon’s life, she is forced to reconcile her memory of the obnoxious boy he once was with the endearing man he’s become. Nathan quickly becomes the best friend a girl could ask for–but when their friendship threatens to develop into something more, can Shannon give up the idea of the mysterious soul mate she’s sought for so long?

The Skeleton in My Closet Wears a Wedding Dress by Sally Johnson

Beautiful, young Sophia Davis is confident that her decision to marry Travis will lead her to eternal bliss–but when her new husband abruptly files for divorce, she is completely blindsided. With the whole world falling apart, what’s a nineteen-year-old divorcee to do? The answer for Sophia is simple: she picks up the pieces of her shattered heart and returns to BYU. Hoping for a clean slate, she embarks on her freshman year–again. But this time, Sophia has a skeleton in her closet, and she’ll go to any length to protect her secret. As she reluctantly navigates a world populated by newly returned missionaries, sweet Suzie Homemakers, and serious students, she finds herself turning more and more to her home teacher, Luke. As their friendship blossoms, will Sophia allow herself to trust again in the hope of a true happy ending?

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander’s troubles have amused readers since the publication of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in 1987, and now, fans of the book can see one of their favorite stories brought to life!

Coming to theaters October 10, 2014

Remember to read the book before you see the movie!

New in General Books

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal—but now she’s off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene

My mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing wedding bells once again—which is why she must hop across the pond for a quickie divorce in Reno. To offer my moral support, and since all expenses are paid by her new hubby-to-be, Max, I agree to make the voyage with her.

Crossing the Atlantic, with adventure in the air and wealthy men aboard, Mother all but forgets about Max and matrimony—especially when movie mogul Cy Goldman insists on casting her in his next picture.

Meanwhile, I find myself caught up in the secret investigation of a suspected jewel thief. Lucky for me, the lead investigator happens to be my dashing beau, Darcy!

Mother’s movie and Darcy’s larceny lead everyone to Cy’s Hollywood home, where the likes of Charlie Chaplin are hanging about and there’s enough romantic intrigue to fill a double feature. But we hardly get a chance to work out the sleeping arrangements before Cy turns up dead—as if there wasn’t enough drama already…

The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Gideon Crew–brilliant scientist, master thief–is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon’s task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment–only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon’s life.

Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

Top Secret by W.E.B. Griffin 

In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union.

The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley’s job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can. His recruiter thinks he has the potential to become an asset—though, of course, he could also screw up spectacularly. And in his first assignment, it looks like that’s exactly what might happen. He’s got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but Cronley’s managed to rile up his superior officers (he seems to have a talent for it), and if he fails, it could be one of the shortest intelligence careers in history.

There are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.

When Dinosaurs Go To School

Back to school books are a fun tradition for new students and returning students alike. A theme that we’ve noticed in the back to school books we’ve received this year is dinosaurs!

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen 

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?Everyone’s favorite dinosaurs are back, and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own! As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children’s rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.

What would you do if a very large Ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic Silvisaurus, who decided to jump on top of the desk? Come along and join the fun as dinosaurs ride the bus, read their favorite books, and have fun on the playground with all their friends. Filled with entertaining details and familiar scenes, each illustration includes the name of the featured dinosaur hidden in the picture. Going to school has never been so much fun!

When Dinosaurs Go to School by Linda Martin

What happens when dinosaurs go to school? After goodbye hugs and a quick bus ride, they spend the day playing and learning. They mix up squishy fingerpaints, practice playing tuba, munch prickly pizza, brave the dino-slide, and look forward to another day of school. With her funny, rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, Linda Martin invites everyone to see just how cool-osaurus school can be.

Dinosaur vs School by Bob Shea

Dinosaur is starting preschool today. ROAR! There are new friends to meet, dress-up outfits to wear, glitter and googly eyes to paste, musical instruments to play, and snacks to eat. What’s not to like? But then, oh, no! It’s Dinosaur vs. Clean-up Time! Fortunately, when friends work together, EVERYONE WINS!

Read the book BEFORE you see the movie: Fall 2014

Movie adaptations of popular books have become so popular that sometimes moviegoers aren’t even aware that the movies they love are taken from amazing books. Here are just a few books that have movie adaptations being released this fall. Trust us, you’ll want to read these first. Click on each title below to see the trailer for these upcoming films.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Movie release date: August 15, 2014

Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Movie release date: August 22, 2014

On a day that started like any other…

Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the one decision she has left—the most important decision she’ll ever make.

Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.

 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Movie release date: September 19, 2014

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
 
Remember. Survive. Run.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Movie release date: October 17, 2014

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew — about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear — was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead:Can love truly rewrite the past?

Another Book Signing this SATURDAY

C.R. Willie will be with us on Saturday August 9 from 5:00-7:30 pm signing his book Heavy Metal.

About the book: Deep in the bowels of the Samaria Mountains, Jack Crampton labors in search of the “mother lode” He knew he was getting close when the last blaster had revealed evidence of lead and silver, and an enormous deposit of a grayish, chalky mineral. This worthless mineral Jack had discovered turns out to be the catalyst to a heart-pounding thriller that leads from the legend of the “Iron Door” through the disaster of the Bay of Pigs, to the brink of nuclear war at the Cuban Missile Crisis. Burt Jones, retired air force officer, leads the way in a race against time to control this “heavy metal” which will decide U.S. military might, or subjection to Soviet domination. HEAVY METAL draws from a local legend amid rumors about Jesse James and the Wild West in uncovering a secret that could change the course of history. The prologue sets the stage for this historical fiction novel, which causes the reader to wonder about a much different world than the one that exists today, had this tale turned out differently. Who will end up with the map to the “Iron Door” and who will be left to regret its loss? Possession means military might; its loss means subjection to the Kremlin.

About the author: C.R. (Randy) Willie grew up in the West with the freedom that comes with life in small town America. Always intrigued by a local legend of an “Iron Door” that concealed a hidden treasure, he explored in the shadows of the Samaria Mountains where the treasure was supposed to be and where this story begins. With a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, and master degrees from Idaho State University and the University of Idaho, Randy teaches secondary English and history. Along with teaching, he also coaches high school sports and owns a private driver’s education school. Randy lives in Idaho with his wife, Lois. They have four children and eight grandchildren.

Book Launch this Thursday!

Jolynne Lyon, Lewiston native and author of a new mystery novel, Truth is Relative: A Truth Inducer Mystery, is coming to officially launch her book with us this Thursday, August 7 from noon until 3 pm. 

From the back cover:

Anthony Blackwell’s “gift” compels people to confess their deepest secrets.

It corrupts his relationships, derails his career and drives him toward eviction–until he becomes Anthony Bishop, private investigator. His first case drops him into deadly family drama that will save him financially, if it doesn’t kill him first.

Join us in helping Jolynne Lyon launch her book with style! Along with selling her new book, she will be bring along her husband who will be baking Lyon Bread, a homemade bread recipe, for us to sample.

J.J. LyonIn the words of the author: “I am a wife, mom, public relations professional and recovering journalist. My passion for prose and my love of the American West are so intertwined, I don’t think I can separate them. When I run out of words, I reach for my camera, take off on a back road and return home with a bucketful of inspiration. I live in a mountain valley with my husband, three children, some cats, two goats, a bird and a basset hound.”

FREE Piano Workshop!

The Book Table Department of Music is proud to present their final workshop of the summer.

Wynn-Ann Rossi of Alfred Publishing will be coming to share her knowledge with piano teachers on Wednesday August 13,2014. Doors will open at 9 AM, and the workshop will last from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM.

Wynn-Anne Rossi is a nationally acclaimed composer whose works have reached audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Iceland and Australia. Active as a presenter, Wynn-Anne is known for her innovative lectures, workshops and masterclasses. She has given talks throughout the United States on a variety of subjects, presenting for organizations such as the Music Teachers National Association. Encouragement of creative expression has also taken her beyond the borders into Reykjavik, Iceland and Bamako, Mali.

At this workshop, Ms. Rossi plans to explore:

  • How to teach Latin American music styles and learn practical Latin dance steps.
  • How to harness the power of applied theory by incorporating composition into the curriculum.
  • How to plan repertoire for your students with a fast-paced review of new music.

To sign up for this workshop, please contact the Music Department by calling (435) 752-3055 or emailing the department manager, Katherine, at loganbooktable@gmail.com. We also have a sign-up sheet on the desk in music.

There is no charge to attend this event.