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Authors Discussion with Sam & Peter Stamatis

Dandelions for Dinner

By Sam and Peter Stamatis

What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles? Dandelions for Dinner presents a memoir set in the sleepy town of Gargaliani, Greece, spanning the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. Told through the eyes of a thirteen- year- old boy, it is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war, and unjust loss. It is also an uplifting story of how in the midst of calamity, survival is possible by using your head, taking your hits, and maintaining an undying faith. Though it is the tale of a family that is by all standards poor, Dandelions for Dinner demonstrates just how rich the poor can be when they have hope, faith, and love for one another-when they maintain the lessons of their parents and forefathers, nurture a

love of education, and never let up on their hope for freedom. This memoir is, above all, a story about the importance of America-not only for those who live there, but also for all those who reside in the dark corners of faraway lands and dream of a better life. Over the course of their life together, any family will most assuredly experience both want and plenty, suffering and joy. Dandelions for Dinner is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

Sam & Peter Stamatis:

Sam Stamatis was born in Gargaliani, Greece. He immigrated to the

United States at age thirteen and later served in the US Army. After a

long career as an electrical engineer, Sam retired. He lives in

Chicago's northern suburbs with Litsa, his wife of more than fifty

years. Peter Stamatis is the youngest of Sam's three children. He currently

is a Chicago trial lawyer. Peter is the principal attorney at Law Offices

of Peter S. Stamatis

Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781462056743
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Published: iUniverse - December 21st, 2011

Author Signing and Discussion with Gail Lukasik

Gail Lukasik is having her first signing at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore for her 4th Door County Reporter Leigh Gerard Mystery, Peak Season for Murder.

This should be of particular interest of those who have a summer place in Door County.

 

Also, thanks to Gail there will be DOOR PRIZES and special bonuses for all who buy a copy of Peak Season for Murder at this signing.

It's going to be a GREAT EVENING! 

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ISBN: 9781432827298
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Five Star (ME) - September 17th, 2013

The Lost Artist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781432825768
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Published: Five Star (ME) - May 16th, 2012

Authors Discussion & Signing with Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien

This is a another special real treat for us!

Both Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien, the husband and wife team that entertain the audience with mystery and a musical background. This is Erin's 4th Nora Gavin & Cormac McGuire mystery and this is the first book, I think, that Paddy's done. The titles are: The Book of Killowen and The Road from Catlebranagh: Gowing Up in Irish Music (A Memoir).

Come learn and be entertained.

 

 

The Road from Castlebarnagh: Growing Up in Irish Music, a Memoir Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781871305692
Availability: Backordered
Published: Orpen Press - August 3rd, 2013

The Book of Killowen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451634846
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 5th, 2013

Haunted Ground Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743272100
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 15th, 2005

Lake of Sorrows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416541301
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 7th, 2007

False Mermaid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416563778
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 1st, 2011

Author Discussion & Signing with John Billheimer

This is John Billheimer's first visit to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore and he has two great sports mysteries that deal with the current questions and problems in professional baseball. The titles are Field of Schemes #1 and A Player to Be Maimed Later  #2 with Sportswriter Lloyd Keaton of the Menckenburg (Ohio) Herald doing the reporting. You're in for a doubleheader.

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ISBN: 9781432826178
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Published: Five Star (ME) - September 19th, 2012

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ISBN: 9781432827199
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Published: Five Star (ME) - August 21st, 2013

Author Discussion & Signing for Adam Selzer (Local Author & Ghost Hunter)

Behind the crumbling walls, under the ancient bricks and the nearly forgotten streetcar tracks, the ghosts of Chicago live on.

From Resurrection Mary and Al Capone to the Murder Castle of H. H. Holmes and the funeral train of Abraham Lincoln, the spine-tingling sights and sounds of Chicago's yesteryear are still with us . . . and so are its ghosts.

Seeking to find out what we really know about the ghastly past of this famously haunted metropolis, professional ghost hunter and historian Adam Selzer pieces together the truth behind Chicago's ghosts, and brings to light dozens of never- before-told firsthand accounts. Take a historical tour of the famous and not-so-famous haunts around town, from the Alley of Death and Mutilation to Satan's Mile and beyond. Sometimes the real story is far different from the urban legend--and most of the time it's even gorier.

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ISBN: 9780738736112
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2013

Author Discussion & Signing with William Kent Krueger for "Tamarack County" the latest Cork O'Connor mystery

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ISBN: 9781451645750
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Published: Atria Books - August 20th, 2013

Ordinary Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451645828
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Published: Atria Books - March 26th, 2013

Trickster's Point Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451645712
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Published: Atria Books - May 7th, 2013

Northwest Angle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439153963
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Published: Atria Books - April 10th, 2012

Northwest Angle Cover Image
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Published: Atria Books - April 10th, 2012

Vermilion Drift Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439153871
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Published: Atria Books - June 7th, 2011

Iron Lake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439157282
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Published: Atria Books - June 9th, 2009

Double-Header Authors Discussion & Signing with Anna Lee Huber and Susanna Calkins

A Great Morning spent with two historical mystery writers, Anna Lee Huber and Susanna Calkins!

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ISBN: 9780425253281
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Published: Berkley Books - November 6th, 2012

Mortal Arts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425253786
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - September 3rd, 2013

A Murder at Rosamund's Gate Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250007902
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 23rd, 2013

Sisters in Crime Meeting

Sisters in Crime Meeting

Guest Speaker: Heather Ash (Script Writer from L.A. who worked on Stargate: SGI

Topic: Adapting mystery/suspense novels for the silver screen.

 

Author Discussion & Signing with M. E. May

Come to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore for a discussion & signing with M.E. May for her second mystery, Conspicuous.

Author Discussion & Signing with Arnie Bernstein

Arnie Bernstein returns to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore with almost an expose on American history Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund. Who would believe this type "brotherhood" could exist in "The land of the free and the home of the brave." Arnie will tell you how it came about and how he got his information about key players in this national enigma.

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In the late 1930s, the German–American Bund, led by its popinjay dictator Fritz Kuhn, was a small but powerful national movement, determined to conquer the United States government with a fascist dictatorship. They met in private social halls and beer garden backrooms, gathered at private resorts and public rallies, developed their own version of the SS and Hitler Youth, published a national newspaper and—for a brief moment of their own imagined glory—seemed poised to make an impact on American politics.

But while the American Nazi leadership dreamed of their Swastika Nation, an amalgamation of politicians, a rising legal star, an ego-charged newspaper columnist, and denizens of the criminal underworld utilized their respective means and muscle to bring down the movement and its dreams of a United Reich States.

Swastika Nation by Arnie Bernstein is a story of bad guys, good guys, and a few guys who fell somewhere in-between. The rise and fall of Fritz Kuhn and his German-American Bund at the hands of these disparate fighters is a sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing, and always compelling story from start to finish.

About the Author

ARNIE BERNSTEIN learned firsthand about American Nazis as a high school student, when a group of neo-fascists threatened to march in his neighborhood, known for its large Jewish population. Bernstein has been interviewed by the New York Times, BBC Radio, NPR, PBS, and for many documentaries. He’s lectured at DePaul University, the Chicago History Museum, and other respected venues, and has received numerous grants and awards. Bernstein is the author of Bath Massacre and lives in Chicago.

Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250006714
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 3rd, 2013

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