New Releases

Here are some books we’re looking forward to in the next couple of months:

HarryP331780-4344Harry Potter Fans Rejoice!  A New Book From the Wizarding World Is Coming This Summer!  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by J.K. Rowling

The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, picks up the story of Harry, Ron and Hermione where the epilogue left off, according to author J.K. Rowling’s website, Pottermore. The book is the script of a play by the same name opening this summer in London.

As you no doubt vividly remember, the series’ final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, closes on a scene that takes place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts and Voldemort’s downfall.

The postscript brings the epic story full circle, depicting the beloved characters standing on Platform Nine and Three-Quarters with their families. Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione wave nostalgic goodbyes as their children board the Hogwarts Express and head to wizarding school.

Release Date: July 31st

Screen shot 2016-05-05 at 4.38.19 PMHour of Land

by Terry Tempest Williams

In this centennial year of our National Park Service it seems fitting that one of our great western writers, Terry Tempest Williams, has crafted a beautiful tribute to twelve of our National Parks.  In these varied vignettes, some parks rekindle memories (Grand Teton, Acadia), some generate poignancies (Gates of the Arctic) and some inspire her advocacies (Gulf Islands National Seashores), but as always, it is when she writes about the West and it’s National Parks that Terry Tempest Williams truly makes my heart sing.

Release Date: June 7th

MyHolidayinNorthKoreaMy Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth

by Wendy Simmons

Wendy Simmons is a very seasoned traveler; has been all over the world….except for North Korea.  Her account of an over-long 10 day visit will have you laughing and make your skin crawl at the same time. Wendy’s 10 day tour was spent around Pyongyang, the only place foreigners are allowed to go in North Korea.  Her tales of the staged scenes she sees and plays a part in are enough to creep out even the most adventurous readers and travelers.  Her story always seems to give you that edgy feeling that she could get stuck there….the funniest/worst place on earth!

Release Date: May 3rd