Saturday, July 1st, at 5 pm
Mr. M's Notebook by John Splaine
We're happy to be hosting a reading and discussion with local author John Splaine. Drawing on his experience of over 50 years as a teacher, he has released his debut novel, Mr. M's Notebook: A Teacher's Life.
In this book, you are introduced to Mark Blenchard who teaches in Bailey T. S. Memorial High School. Blenchard’s “notebook” enlightens educators and the general public about education issues that are still relevant today. If you are a teacher, a prospective teacher, a parent, a school administrator, or any member of the public, then Mark Blenchard’s story informs readers about the kinds of things that happen every day in schools and society. Mr. M’s Notebook inspires us to think about what could be changed.
Introducing the Europa Dinner Club!
Get started on the new year with a brand new book group, one that will transport you to new lands and enlighten your view of the world. Using the Europa Editions, which features international fiction, each month the club will examine a new locale while enjoying great food in downtown Shepherdstown.
For $37.50 a person (or $60 a couple), you will receive entry to the club's family style dinner at Domestic along with a copy of the month's book. Discussion and dinner will be held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm.
Stop in at Four Seasons Books and pick up a ticket today!
June title: "The Golden Age," by Joan London,
to be discussed June 8th at 7 pm.
Set against the backdrop of World War II, it traces the story of two young polio patients as they fall in love and learn to live in their new realities.
With tenderness and humor, The Golden Age tells a deeply moving story about illness and recovery. It is a book about learning to navigate the unfamiliar, about embracing music, poetry, death, and, most importantly, life.
We are happy to partner with Domestic for the Europa Dinner Club! Discover their menu at www.wvdomestic.com.
Saturday, June 24th at 1 pm
Corthron will read sections and autograph copies of her recently published young adult novel, The Truth of Right Now. The book will be available for purchase at Four Seasons Books the day of the event. The Truth of Right Now was declared by Kirkus as “a powerhouse of storytelling that feels timely and timeless.” Corthron chronicles the journey of two teenagers and explores tough issues many students face, such as navigating high school social circles and family dynamics, and more unsettling topics such as mental health and suicide.
Kara Lee Cothron has won several awards for her writing including: the Princess Grace
Award, the Helen Merrill Award, and the Theodore Ward Prize. Her play Welcome to Fear City will receive its world premiere at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown during the 27th Season, July 7-30.
Saturday July 8th at 5 pm
Hosted at the Town Run Brewing Company
The pepperoni roll, a soft bread roll with pepperoni baked in the middle, originated in the coal mining areas of north central West Virginia when Italian immigrants invented a food that could be eaten easily underground.
This spicy snack soon found its way out of the mines and into bakeries, bread companies, restaurants, and event venues around the state, often with additional ingredients like cheese, red sauce, or peppers.
The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll is a comprehensive history of the unofficial state food of West Virginia. With over 100 photographs and countless recipes and recollections, it tells the story of the immigrants, business owners, laborers, and citizens who have developed and devoured this simple yet practical food since its invention.
Candace Nelson, a West Virginia native, is the social media editor at West Virginia University. She writes Candace Lately, a blog that focuses on food culture in West Virginia, and resides in Morgantown.
Sponsored by Town Run Brewing. For more info, click here.
Four Seasons Books is happy to be an official Come Write In location! Bring your laptop and come by the shop for a quiet space to write or for a brainstorming session with your NaNo buddies. Check out our contact page above for our hours. Feel free to send us an email ahead of time so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.