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FAMILY READING NIGHT, Wednesday, April 15, 6-7pm
LITERARY TRIVIA NIGHT at the BROWN LANTERN, April 28, 9pm
What was Anton Chekhov's day job? How many books are in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series? Who said, "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend; inside of a dog it's too dark to read?" Test your literary knowledge! Compete for beer and book prizes at this fun event. 412 Commercial Avenue. Sponsored by Watermark.
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY BOOKS
THE HARDER THEY COME, by T.C. Boyle (Ecco, $27.99) Set in contemporary Northern California, this novel gets its energy from the volatile connections between three damaged people - an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much-older lover - as they careen towards an explosive confrontation. Inspired by a true story, this is a powerful, gripping story by a modern master that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character.
AT THE WATER'S EDGE, by Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau, $28.00) A thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants. It's 1944. Maddie and Ellis Hyde, and Ellis's best friend, Hank, leave Philadelphia in disgrace for a remote village in Scotland, where the two men hope to achieve social redemption by finding the Loch Ness monster. Left on her own, and feeling isolated in many ways, Maddie finds herself falling in love with the stark beauty of the local countryside, and making friends with two young women who open her up to larger world than she ever knew existed. In their company, Maddie begins to see that nothing is as it first appears: the values she holds dear prove unsustainable, and monsters lurk where they are least expected.