Release Date: August 21, 2018
For many of our customers, Drew Williams has been a fixture here at Little Professor for almost 20 years, a good portion of that time as the fiction buyer. He's always friendly and ready to make a book suggestion for anyone. Drew is now embarking on a new career path--as a writer! Drew has written a sci-fi novel, the first in a trilogy, called The Stars Now Unclaimed. The publication date is August 21, 2018, and we will have plenty of copies here, and for his book launch here at Little Professor that Saturday, August 25. However, please feel free to pre-order, by phone in an email, or in person!
We hope that all our wonderful and loyal customers will come out and support Drew and his fantastic new sci-fi, space opera adventure! It's a very exciting time for everyone here at Little Professor. Click here for a link to an early review from Publisher's Weekly!
Here at Little Professor, we love to read. I know one of my favorite sections is Staff Picks, which is where we have a conglomeration of some of our current and older favorites. It changes often, and you also get a 10% discount when you chose one of these books! So come in and check them out soon.
Today, I'd like to tell you about one of my absolute favorite books of all time, Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. Here's a short synopsis of her novel by the author herself: Station Eleven "is about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North America. It's also about friendship, memory, love, celebrity, our obsession with objects, oppressive dinner parties, comic books, and knife-throwing".
Don't you want to read it now?
A flu has decimated the population, and this book travels back in forth in time to different moments in the diverse cast of characters' lives. It's fascinating, compelling and spooky, yet uplifting and ultimately hopeful. The quote "Survival is insufficient" is from the book, but some people will recognize it from the classic tv show, Star Trek. Yes, even Star Trek makes an appearance in this novel. Because it's about so many things!
I like to think anyone will enjoy this novel, because it really is for and about everyone. I was delighted when one of the teachers at the Alabama School of Fine Arts here in Birmingham chose it for some of his classes to read this school year. Look at those beautiful books!
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