Posted in Children's/YA Books, Events

HOW TO BECOME A PIRATE HUNTER

Join us for the launch of

HOW TO BECOME A PIRATE HUNTER

by local author MARTY REEDER. 

On Friday, March 17th
from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
we are having a launch party!

ON DECK FOR THE NIGHT:

A reading by the author, Marty Reeder
A costume contest–come in your best pirate costume to compete
A book giveaway
Original music by Composition Commodore, Tanner Lex Jones
An activity related to the book
Information about the book’s secret treasure hunt!
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About the book . . .

Eric has always felt useless. That is, until he meets Charlotte, the new girl at school. She has the power to see other people’s natural-born abilities–what they are born to do. So when she tells him he’s a pirate hunter, and offers to prove it, Eric can’t resist the adventure. Thrown in the middle of the Spanish Main, Eric must quickly accept his skills, or else succumb to the horrors of the dreaded Willard Pirate Twins.

About the author . . .

Marty Reeder lives in Smithfield, Utah, with his wife and five children. He teaches creative writing and Spanish at the local high school. Though not a natural born pirate hunter, he taught sailing at Scout camps for many years and uses his history degree to fuel worlds of piracy and compensate for perhaps being born in the wrong time and place for his passions!

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FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES GO TO

MARTYREEDER.COM

 

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Posted in Books, Info

U T A H

Come and see the latest and greatest addition to our store! We now have a Utah section which includes books, treats, and other products from local businesses here in Cache Valley!

Come sit down and eat a treat after you shop! We have goodies from Shaffer House Bakery, Alvey’s Chocolates, Weeks Berries of Paradise, and Gosner’s! We also have chips, drinks, and the famous Utah Truffles for you to enjoy. Come in and have a taste!

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Posted in Books, Just Because

Supporting Local Authors

Did you know that the Book Table supports local authors? We have quite a big selection in our LDS department of books all on consignment. Here are just a few great reads:


 

The Haunting of Springett Hall by E. B. Wheeler

About the Book: Eighteen-year-old Lucy doesn’t remember how she died or why she’s haunting Springett Hall in Victorian England. One thing is certain: she was trying to fix a terrible mistake—one she must set right before oblivion reclaims her. As she pieces together the mystery of her death, shadows try to drag her into a dark abyss, and she struggles against the commands of a disembodied voice.

None of the living notice Lucy haunting them, except a servant named Philip whose memories are as fragmented as hers. They find evidence they were involved in a necromancer’s scheme to cheat death: a spell that went awry. Lucy also suspects Philip, for whom she’s developing an impossible attraction, may have been one of her enemies.

The more Lucy learns, the less she wants to remember. The necromancer’s work isn’t finished, though, and his influence is consuming the minds and wills of everyone in the house, living and dead. To have any chance of making a happy ending out of their mistakes, Lucy and Philip must face the truth about their past and free the residents of Springett Hall from a curse that reaches beyond death.

About the Author: 

E.B. Wheeler grew up in Georgia and California. She attended BYU, majoring in history with an English minor, and earned an MA in early modern history with an emphasis on British religion and popular belief, as well as an MLA in historic and cultural landscapes, from Utah State University. In addition to writing, she also consults about historic preservation and teaches Utah history at Utah State University. She has worked on projects for the National Park Service, the LDS church, and the USU Museum of Anthropology. She currently serves on the board of directors for the League of Utah Writers. She lives in the mountains of Utah with her husband, children, and various pets. If she had spare time, she would spend it playing harp and hammered dulcimer, gardening, hiking, shooting archery, knitting, and reading.

Adder in the Path by William Jensen

About the Book: Beautifully written and unflinchingly honest, this wondeful book is a tragic chronicle of the Mormon War, and two very different families caught up in a maelstrom of intolerance and violence. It is a tale that teaches the fragility of human connection and the destruction caused by fanaticism and hypocrisy—crucial lessons that resonate long after the last word.

About the Author: William Jensen was born and raised on a farm in a tiny town in northern Utah, the very heart of Mormon country.  He received a Master’s degree in History from Utah State University and then worked on an advanced Degree at Kansas State University. At Kansas State he became very interested in Mormon History.

Space Gum by Dannette Hansen

About the Book: Has gum ever been in space? It’s been every other place. Astronau
ts, Stan and Willie, land on a fiery-orange planet. Willie is so worried about aliens and creatures that he chokes. His gum goes flying out of his mouth and then he steps on it. The gum ends up on the planet’s surface.cover

About the Author: Danette Hansen has always gravitated to the creative side of life and she has a very vivid imagination. She writes historical fiction, contemporary fantasy for middle grade and young adult audiences. She’s also illustrates and writes picture books. Having the ability to create worlds that readers escape into is very satisfying to her. She said, “As the magical elements fall into place in a story I’ve learned to recognize that’s really how life is; magical when you least expect it.” She spends her time with husband and four children in Northern Utah.

Seefus Finds A Friend by Laurel MacQuarrie

About the Book: This cute book, just one in it’s series, tells a woeful tale of a lonely slug who discovers the true meaning of friendship. The whole family will enjoy this charming and whimsical story of a young slug’s journey as he learns that the only way to have a good friend, is to be a good friend. Join Seefus and his new friend, Saul Snail, as they tumble and roll on their misadventure through the beautifully illustrated pages in search of ten similar items to count.

About the Author: Laurel MacQuarrie is a former special-needs teacher, foster mother, mother, and step-mother whose heart has a special place for young children. She majored in psychology and used that training, intuitive expertise, and big heart to break through some of the toughest mental walls. She creates her own illustrations out of clay, paper, and odd finds at garage sales to help capture a young child’s imagination. She adores telling a story both visually and through her old-styled rhyming prose.


 

Did you write a book that you want to sell? Call or come in to the Book Table and talk to Mary Ann. (435) 752-3055.

 

 

Posted in Books, LDS

Celebrating Local Authors

Here at The Book Table, we pride ourselves on carrying books from local, published authors. Often we have the privilege of hosting signings with said authors, and they are such a hoot to have around. Right now in our LDS section, we have an entire display dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the art of our local Cache Valley authors.

Here are just a few of the fun books we pulled off of the display to give you a little taste of the artists our local authors truly are.

The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts 

6640597After a tragic fall leaves her sister in a coma, Savannah becomes the prime suspect in the investigation. Desperately hoping to prove her innocence, she convinces detective Noah Shumway to stay by her side at all times. But the close quarters prove too much for them to handle. Can Savannah find the proof she needs to show Noah she’s not a monster? And how can she rely on her faith and keep her family safe when it seems all hope is lost? The Sister Pact is a thrilling story of action, suspense, and love. Full of unexpected twists, this book will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Concise Harmony of the Four Gospels: New Testament Study Guide by Gene Van Shaar

A perfect companion to your New Testament studies, the full color Concise Harmony of the Four Gospels marks a new standard of accuracy and detail. It includes authoritative notations and cross references that will be a priceless addition to your Bible study.

Using this harmony will help you understand the ministry of Christ as you have never understood it before. It is designed so that it can be carried with your scriptures.

Includes LDS references.

Child of Mine by Sherry Hogg

Following a boy and his mother from birth to adulthood, Child of Mine is reminiscent of the classic Love You Forever, and is sure to find a place in every child’s heart with Hogg’s fun songs included at every stage of the boy’s life. Full of beautiful illustrations by Richard Watkins,  Child of Mine is a story of the never ending promise of a mother’s unstoppable love.

Check out this story published in the Herald Journal just a few months ago about Child of Mine.

Posted in Announcements, Books, Events, Info, LDS

Even More 2013 Midnight Madness Authors!

Midnight Madness is TONIGHT from 8 p.m.-midnight! For more information about the sale, click here.

This post is going to be full of even more authors that are coming to this year’s sale. As always, click the blue words for more information about authors/books. If you missed our first post about authors coming to the sale, click here.

Karen Sunderland author of Feasting on Food Storage

M.L. Forman author of the Adventurers Wanted series

Chad Morris author of The Inventor’s Secret

the-mounds-anomaly-phyllis-gunderson-978-1-4621-1197-8_coverPhyllis Gunderson author of The Mounds Anomaly

Rachelle Castor author of Sing to Baby Jesus

Lee Cantwell author of Mother George: The Midwife Who Shoked Grays Lake

Karla Axtell a classical pianist whose CDs include “Classical Piano”, “My Quiet Garden”, and “Seeds of Faith”

Singer Lorisa Pulotu will also be here signing her CD “Crimson Sky”

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2013 Midnight Madness Authors

Midnight Madness is coming up this Friday night! Below is a list of local authors to expect at the sale! Click on the blue words for more information about the authors or their books.

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David Barker author of Science and Religion

Phillip Chipping author of the knowonder! series

Darrin Smith author of How Beautiful 

Kevan Kennington author of Book of Mormon Brain Bogglers

Bill Jensen author of Adder in the Path

John Flemming author of Tracks of A Pidgeon-Toed Horse

Pete Cornia author of A Cowboy’s Christmas

imageDoug Mottonen author of If Barns Could Talk

Posted in Books, General Books

For Cryin’ Out Loud!

For Cryin’ Out Loud by Dianne B. Hardy is a breathtaking memoir about growing up in the Uintah Basin in an idealistic time in a less than ideal situation. Hardy, a music professor, retired three years ago and began writing her childhood memoirs. She currently resides in Logan.

The rural community of Roosevelt, Utah, was an idyllic place in the 1950s. Everyone knew their neighbors and no one locked their doors at night. By all appearances, the Blaines are the idealic Roosevelt family. Father is the school principal and well-liked by everyone in town; Mother cooks and cleans and shepherds the children to church each Sunday. But appearances can be misleading. In reality, the Blaine family is a disaster. 

In a time when children were seen and not heard, Dianne Blaine wrestles with her mother’s despair, her father’s rage, and her older sister’s sexual rebellion. To make sense of this place where nothing is as it seems, Dianne must confront the secrets her family keeps in the shadows and the hypocrisy that hides in plain sight.