NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS TO MAKE
JOINT APPEARANCE AT BOOK EXCHANGE
May 16th at 6:30 pm: Book Exchange will host a reception for two popular, NYTimes bestselling Southern authors, Patti Callahan Henry and Charles Martin, to celebrate their latest releases. Author of nine books and an e-original non-fiction short story, Henry’s And Then I Found You release date is April 9th. The story chronicles the experiences of Kate Vaughan, a woman with long-held secrets who is no stranger to tough choices. “And Then I Found You is Henry at her best,” says author Joshilyn Jackson, “brimming with heart and compassionate wisdom." Kate’s story is “moving and beautifully written,” adds Mary Alice Monroe.
Author of eight books, one currently being developed into a movie, Martin’s latest, Unwritten, will be out on May 7th, and his 2012 book, Thunder and Rain, became available in paperback on April 7th. “From the Florida Everglades to the hills of France, Martin takes the reader on a magical journey of two troubled souls in search of love and redemption. Unwritten is a page-turner and has all the ingredients to become a box office smash,” says writer Michael Morris. “Charles Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers,” says author Patti Callahan Henry. That ability may be why Martin’s books hold equal appeal both to those who read general fiction and to those who read Christian fiction.
To meet the authors, RSVP by May 15 at Book Exchange, 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, 770-427-4848, or through the store’s Facebook page, BOOK EXCHANGE/MARIETTA, GA. $7 entry fee.
Earliest History of Mothers Day The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology.
Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honor of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.
Early Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.
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Save The Date!
* June 10th, 6pm- It's Cajun Book Club Night! Author Erika Marks joins meeting to discuss her titles Little Gale Gumbo and The Guest House.
* June 24th, 6:30pm- Mary Kay Andrews & Claire Cook, Dynamic Duo Comedy Night!
* July- Date TBA- Mary Alice Monroe
* July 16th- Jane Porter, Stephanie McAfee and Beth Albright
* July 18th- Mystery Novelist Wendy Corsi Staub
Book Club at The Book Exchange
Do you enjoy reading and discussing books in a group setting? Join us on the second Monday of every month.
If you have any new ideas or would like to start your own book club please contact Cathy Blanco at 770-427-4848
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