Book Signing with Randall Peffer, author of Screams & Whispers
Wednesday, July 6th, 4pm-5pm
Join the author of the Cape Islands Mystery series as we celebrate his newest book, Screams & Whispers ($15.95 pbk). The novel features Michael DeCastro, big hearted Cape Cod commercial fisherman and former attorney, who ventures to Saigon with his father, a Vietnam War veteran, to come to the aid of a past client and love interest. Peffer is the author of 9 other novels, including Old School Bones and hundreds of features for travel magazines such as National Geographic and Smithsonian. The son of a career naval officer and a working mariner on traditional sailing vessels since the age of 20, Randy brings an intimate knowledge of the naval life and windships to his writing.
Book Talk and Signing with Nancy Thayer, author of Heat Wave
Thursday, July 7th, 4pm-5pm
Start your summer reading off with Heat Wave ($25.00; our price $20.00), a new novel set on Nantucket by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Heat Wave tells the moving story of a woman who, after her husband's death, make the discovery that her family finances are in dire straits. In order to keep herself and her two daughters in their beloved historic house, she transforms it into a bed and breakfast inn. Nancy Thayer is the author of over 20 novels, including The Hot Flash Club, Summer House and Beachcombers. She has lived on Nantucket year round for 26 years. Light refreshments will be served - beach-themed of course!
Book Talk and Signing with Linda Greenlaw and Martha Greenlaw, Authors of The Maine Summers Cookbook: Recipes for Delicious, Sun-Filled Days
Saturday, July 9th, 4:30pm
at Sandwich Town Hall (sponsored with Sandwich Reads Together)
Please join us for a wonderful gathering to celebrate the Greenlaws' beautiful new cookbook The Maine Summers Cookbook ($30.00) and the paperback release of Linda's memoir Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea ($15.00).
In The Maine Summers Cookbook, Linda and Martha share their favorite recipes, from the tried and true family heirlooms to delicious twists on local New England cuisine all tailored for the home cook and perfect for Cape Cod summers, too! 90 gorgeous four-color photographs and delightful essays chock-full of Linda's salty wit and Martha's kitchen wisdom round out this lavish feast, making The Maine Summers Cookbook an irresistible treat for everyone with a zest for good food and good living-any time of year.
Linda Greenlaw is America's only female swordfishing captain and author of three New York Times bestselling books about being a commercial fisherman: The Hungry Ocean, The Lobster Chronicles, and All Fish are Liars. She was one of four swordfish captains featured on the Discovery Channel television show, Swords. Linda's newest book, Seaworthy, is a memoir about returning to sword fishing after a 10 year hiatus.
There will be a tasting of some of the recipes from the cookbook, too! Admission $2 at the door; advance tickets also available at the Sandwich Public Library and Titcomb's Bookshop.
Nature Writers Robert Finch and David Gessner
Sunday, July 10th, 4pm-5pm
Two award-winning Cape Cod nature writers are coming to the bookshop! Robert Finch will sign his new book, A Cape Cod Notebook ($14.95), a collection of his eloquent and informative NPR radio nature commentaries. You've heard him on the radio, now you can meet him in person! David Gessner will sign his My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism. With a leaky canoe, a broken cell phone, a cooler of beer, a great sense of humor and the environmental planner Dan Driscoll in tow, Gessner grapples with the stereotype of the environmentalist as an overzealous, puritanical mess. Gessner is the author of 8 books on nature and the environment, including Return of the Osprey, which was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year. ($15.00)
Both authors will offer a short talk before the signing.
Monday, July 11th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Bring a project you're working on and join a group of like-minded people. Share knitting tips and get great advice, too! All skill levels welcome. No registration needed.
Book Talk and Signing with Justin Cronin, author of The Passage
Tuesday, July 12th, 7:00pm
at Sandwich Town Hall (sponsored with Sandwich Public Library)
Justin Cronin, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, The Passage, will talk about his book, which was named one of the 10 Best Novels of the Year in 2010 by TIME Magazine.
The Passage is an epic tale of love and loyalty, friendship and sacrifice set against a world devastated by a horrific virus. It is also the story of Amy-abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. ($16.00 paperback).
Men's Book Club - The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
Thursday, July 14th, 9:30am
In the tradition of Mary Karr's The Liars' Club and Rick Bragg's All Over But the Shouting, Jeanette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family. The Glass Castle, $15.00 (our price: $12.00 for this month)
Elise Broach, children's author of Missing on Superstition Mountain, talks about Writing Mysteries
Thursday, July 14th 4pm-5pm at Sandwich Public Library
Missing on Superstition Mountain ($15.99) is based on the real story of an Arizona mountain infamous for mysterious deaths and a legendary gold mine. The first of a trilogy, it features three brothers who move to Arizona and discover some of the mountain's secrets. Ms. Broach will show photos of the real Superstition Mountain and its surroundings. She will also talk with children about how they can write mysteries, too. She's an amazing author and really nice person. We hope you can come! Elise's other books include Shakespeare's Secret and Masterpiece, as well as numerous picture books for younger children. She attended Yale University, where she received a Master's Degree in American History. Light refreshments. Ages 8-13.
Saturday, July 16th 11am-4pm
Sandwich Center (Titcomb's booth is on Jarves Street)
SandwichFest is a glorious celebration of our town and its wonderful restaurants! The day includes live entertainment, a street fair, games and activities, a pet contest and the very popular Best Sandwich in Sandwich contest. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold and the winner announced at 3:45 (a past winner won $10,000!). Come on down to the center of Sandwich and enjoy this great day!
Titcomb's will be at the street fair with an assortment of great books and toys, as well as several authors - and Clifford the Big Red Dog! Clifford will be appearing throughout the day.
George Heineman, author of Sudoku on the Half-Shell: 150 Addictive Sujiken Puzzles will be at our booth from 12-2 pm. Come meet Dr. Heineman and learn all about this great new way to play sudoku! In this version, the rows, columns, outlined boxes, and every diagonal contain no repeated numbers. Lots of fun! $7.95
Barbara Gleason, author of a beautiful new children's picture book, Great esCAPEs, will be at our booth from 2-3pm The book shows wonderful things to do and explore in all the towns of Cape Cod. It's told in rhyme and beautifully illustrated by Jenny Kelley. Barbara is a Health and Physical Education teacher at Barnstable High School and an underlying message of the book is to get children and their families or friends to practice healthy habits such as exercise, relieving stress and eating healthy. $9.99
Elaine Tammi, co-author of Scallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook, will be one of the judges of the Best Sandwich in Sandwich contest. We'll bring her beautiful cookbooks to our booth and she will sign them for you during the judging and immediately after it's over at our booth.
Signing with Patrick Robinson, author of The Delta Solution
Sunday, July 17th, 4pm-5pm
Author Patrick Robinson will be at the shop to sign his new novel, The Delta Solution.
The Delta Solution ($25.99; our price: $20.79) is an action-packed novel featuring Mack Bedford, previously featured in Diamondhead and Intercept. Mack is deployed to SEAL Team 10 to form the Delta Platoon. Their job is to deal with the Somali pirates operating off the southerly reaches of the lawless East African republic on the Indian Ocean. Patrick is the author of over twenty books, including the bestseller Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10.
Book Club - The Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier
Tuesday, July 19th, 7:00pm
Author Diane Meier will join us at book club via phone to discuss The Season of Second Chances.
In The Season of Second Chances ($14.99; this month $11.99), a world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home, in this story that illustrates how coming-of-age can happen at any age.
An Evening of Cape Cod Noir with David Ulin
Wednesday, July 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
David Ulin is a book critic at the Los Angeles Times and has been vacationing on Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He is the editor Cape Cod Noir ($15.95), a collection of stories, and will be at the shop to discuss the book with contributors William Hastings and Dana Cameron.
Book Talk and Signing with Dawn Tripp, Author of Game of Secrets
Friday, July 22nd, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Dawn Tripp, acclaimed author of Moon Tide and The Season of Open Water, will be at the shop to discuss her latest novel, Game of Secrets.
In 1957, Jane Weld was eleven years old when her father, Luce, disappeared. Rumors sprang up that he had been murdered by the jealous husband of his mistress, Ada Varick. Now, half a century later, Jane is still searching for the truth of her father's death, a mystery made more urgent by the unexpected romance that her willful daughter, Marne, has struck up with one of Ada's sons. As the love affair intensifies, Jane and Ada meet for their weekly Friday game of Scrabble, a pastime that soon transforms into a cat-and-mouse game of words long left unspoken, and dark secrets best left untold.
(Game of Secrets $25.00, our price $20.00)
Book Talk and Signing with Elaine Tammi and Karin Tammi, authors of Scallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook
Sunday, July 31st, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Scallop foodies Elaine and Karin A. Tammi, a mother/daughter team, have written a book about the scallop fishery that weaves together some of the best recipes in New England with interviews from Nantucket bay scallop fishermen, marine scientists, world-renowned chefs, shuckers, and sea scallopers. Designed to help the busy cook, these tantalizing recipes are accompanied by easy-to-identify headings indicating which meals can be prepared in thirty minutes or less and marking those containing six or fewer ingredients. A thoroughly researched resource on all aspects of this delectable mollusk, Scallops ($39.95) also includes shellfish lore and information about keeping scallop harvesting sustainable.