Merritt @ the Market with Della Ferreri
Saturday August 31 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Come join Merritt Bookstore at the Millbrook Farmers' Market!
Della Ferreri, local children's author, will be sharing her two newest books. Come and hear her delightful readings and then have an opportunity to talk with her and ask questions. Books will be available for purchase and signings.
Precious Baby- Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the joyful preparations for, and welcome given to, a much-beloved baby.
Beep! Beep! Special Delivery- Buckle up for an imaginative journey as one little boy has a special delivery to make – but he’s stuck in a traffic jam! Beep! Beep! Ride along as he takes a shortcut through the zoo, splashes down a jungle river – watch out for that alligator! – and climbs a steep mountain to make his special delivery.
Merritt @ the Market! Nerds With Knives | New Cookbook!
Saturday August 31 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Beacon residents Emily and Matt Clifton have a book! Using the same great voice in their wildly popular blog, Nerds With Knives, the Clifton's have created a cookbook that emphasizes the pairings of wine, bourbon, and other spirits and food. Join us at the market!
Emily says... "Now that we live in the Hudson Valley I love to experiment with local, seasonal produce and see what kind of Nerdy spin I can put on it. My goal is to take simple, accessible ingredients and turn them into something delicious that anyone can make, regardless of skill level. All the recipes on this site are ones that we’ve cooked and enjoyed for ourselves, our friends and our family."
In Cork and Knife, Emily and Matt put together seventy-five delicious and easy-to-follow recipes, each using a little splash of something that you probably already have in your liquor cabinet. Learn how to use wine, beer, tequila, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop with flavor! They have dishes for appetizers, entrees, desserts and party favorites, and every recipe has a mouth-watering full-page photo.
Talk about the book The Maid, with author Kimberly Cutter
Saturday September 21 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come to a talk with author, Kimberly Cutter, about her book, The Maid. You don't have to read the book first, but we think many people will. That said, the ending of the story of Joan of Arc is, sadly, one you probably know, so attending our event won't contain any spoilers...
From the publisher... "It is the early part of the fifteenth century and the tumultuous Hundred Years War rages on. The French city of Orleans is under siege, English soldiers tear through the countryside wreaking destruction on all who cross their path, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the strength nor the will to rally his army. And in the quiet of her parents’ garden in Domremy, a twelve-year-old peasant girl, Jehanne, hears a voice that will change her life - and the course of European history.
The tale of Jehanne d’Arc, the saint and warrior who believed she had been chosen by God to save France, and who led an army of 10,000 soldiers against the English, has captivated our imagination for centuries. But the story of Jehanne- the girl - whose sister was murdered by the English, who sought an escape from her violent father and a forced marriage, who taught herself to ride, andfight, and lead, and who somehow found the courage and tenacity to convince first one, then two, then tens, then thousands to follow her, is at once thrilling, unexpected and heart-breaking.
Sweeping, gripping and rich with intrigue, betrayal, love and valour, The Maid is an unforgettable novel about the power and burden of faith, and the exhilarating and devastating consequences of fame."
Kira's Book Club | Exit West
Saturday September 28 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Please join Kira and the Merritt Book Club as they discuss Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. A New York Times bestseller, Exit West is an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands.
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet and embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When familiar streets turn into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .
Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.
Mohsin Hamid is the author of four novels and a book of essays. His writing has been translated into forty languages, featured on bestseller lists, and adapted for the cinema.
Born in Lahore, he has spent about half his life there and much of the rest in London, New York, and California.