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Author Discussion & Signing with John Connolly

The Gates: (A Children's Novel with Young Samuel Johnson & his Dachshund Boswell have an Adventure Trick-or-Treating 3 Days before Halloween.)

Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe. A gap in which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out...

Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it?

Bursting with imagination, The Gates is about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy. It is about a quirky and eccentric boy who is impossible not to love, and the unlikely cast of characters who give him the strength to stand up to a demonic power.

John Connolly manages to re-create the magical and scary world of childhood that we've all left behind but so love to visit. And for those of you who thought you knew everything you could about particle physics and the universe, think again. This novel makes anything seem possible.

Publishers Weekly

In this frothy fantasy thriller from bestseller Connolly (The Book of Lost Things), 11-year-old Samuel Johnson witnesses an inadvertent intersection of science and the supernatural while trick-or-treating at the Abernathy household in Biddlecombe, England. Something nasty reaches through an atomically engineered portal to Hades and possesses four suburban sorcerers. From that point on, Samuel finds himself battling hordes of invading demons and desperately trying to convince disbelieving adults that the impending end of the world is not a fancy of his overactive imagination. Connolly plays this potentially spooky scenario strictly for laughs, larding the narrative with droll jokes, humorous asides and the slapstick pratfalls of Nurd, an amusingly incompetent subdemon whom Samuel ultimately befriends. Though billed as “an adult book for children,” this light fantasy will strike even adult readers as divertingly whimsical. (Oct.)

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ISBN: 9781439172636
Availability: Special Order
Published: Atria Books - October 6th, 2009

Author Discussion & Signing : Azina Stone Dale

Title: When the Postwar World was New: A Memoir of 1952.

Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing for author

Alzina Stone Dale

Centuries & Slueths Bookstore

7419 W. Madison St.

Forest Park, IL 60130

Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 1 p.m.

We hope

Tate Publishing and Enterprises

The Lord gave the Word; great was the company of those that published it.”

-Psalm 68:11

Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing for author

Alzina Stone Dale

Centuries & Slueths Bookstore

7419 W. Madison St.

Forest Park, IL 60130

Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 1 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Authors Discussion & Signing: David Heinzmann & Lee J. Williams

Titles: A Word to the Wise: Former FBI agent working as an attorney has problems with organized crime in Chicago.and In His Blood: Scott Garity followed in his father's footsteps fighting the good fight. It was in In His Blood. Eighteen years after his father, a decorated Chicago policeman, was killed in the line of duty Scott is told that his father was corrupt, an adulterer, and committed suicide. But the worst is yet to come. Scott deals with these issues and more as he is thrown into the investigation of a ghetto street drug operation, corrupt policemen and betrayal by those closest to him.

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ISBN: 9781594148477
Availability: Special Order
Published: Five Star (ME) - December 2009

The Last Celebration of the Bicentennial of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe.

Poe on the Road: with the cooperation of the Oak Park Public Library.

Celebrating the birth of the Man who made Mystery, Terror, & Horror in Fiction what it is TODAY!

M.C. August Aleksy with Commentaries from Local Guest Authors


Bob Goldsborough (A President in Peril)                          Luisa Buehler (The Innkeeper)

Mary Welk (Rune Stone Murders)                                    Michael Black (Hostile Takeovers)

Wearing a costume is encouraged and you may be able to drink from a Cask of Amontillado from Forest Park's House Red.

Authors Discussion & Signing with Barbara D'Amato; Jeanne M. Dams & Mark R. Zubro

Foolproof: A Stunning Global Thriller that Exposes a Terrorist Plot to Topple Democracies Worldwide.

Authors: Barbara D'Amato; Jeanne M. Dams & Mark R. Zubro

It will be an authors discussion & signing.

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ISBN: 9780765322661
Availability: Special Order
Published: Forge Books - December 22nd, 2009


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