Harlan Coben, ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ and More at Words in March

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It’s a busy month at Words Bookstore in Maplewood, with Harlan Coben making an astounding second appearance at the store (Coben is famous for not doing a lot public events) and Kim Barker returning to promote her book “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and talk about what its like to have Tina Fey portray her in the movie version.

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Warrior’s Return
with author Edward Tick, PhD
Saturday, March 5  — 7:30 pm 

In spite of billions spent on psychologist care and reintegration programs, we face an epidemic of combat-related conditions such as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). With Warrior’s Return, Dr. Edward Tick presents a powerful case for changing the way we welcome our veterans back from service—a vision and a path for transforming the wounds of war into sources of wisdom, honor, and growth.


Y.A. Festival
Celebrate the best in Y.A. with four great authors
Thursday, March 107:30 pm

The Conjurer’s Riddle with Andrea Cremer
Shades of Darkness with A.R. Kahler
Another Day with David Levithan
Kill the Boy Band with Goldy Moldavsky

Mackenzie Goode Makes a Mistake
with author Judith Natelli McLaughlin
Saturday, March 12  — 11:00 am

Eight-year-old Mackenzie Goode has a sense of humor that always gets her into trouble. But in third grade, she makes the ultimate promise to herself: no more mistakes. Mistakes are for babies and the last huge mistake she made, back in second grade, caused her a forever grounding and to see a look in her parents’ eyes she never wants to see again: disappointment.

All Things Cease to Appear
with author Elizabeth Brundage
Friday, March 11  — 7:30 pm

Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife killed and their three-year-old daughter alone—for how many hours?—in her room across the hall. A rich and complex portrait of a psychopath and a marriage, this is also an astute study of various taints that can scar very different families, and even an entire community.

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party
with Dan Amatuzzi
Saturday, March 19  — 7:30 pm*

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just a wine lover who loves to throw a party, this complete kit is for you. Dan Amatuzzi’s How to Host a Wine Tasting Party contains everything you’ll need to host a wine tasting in your own home. A wine-tasting party is fun and educational for everyone from novices to sophisticated wine drinkers.

*must be 21 years old or older to attend

Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo
with author Boris Fishman
Sunday, March 207:30 pm

The author of the critically admired, award-winning A Replacement Life turns to a different kind of story—an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family, a woman reckoning with what she’s given up to make both work, and the universal question of how we reconcile who we are and whom the world wants us to be.

Fool Me Once
with #1 bestselling author Harlan Coben
Wednesday, March 23 —  1:00 pm

#1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben delivers his next impossible-to-put-down thriller.Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
with author Kim Barker
Thursday, March 247:30 pm

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thorton.From tea with warlords in the countryside to parties with drunken foreign correspondents in the “dry” city of Kabul, journalist Kim Barker captures the humor and heartbreak of life in post-9/11 Afghanistan and Pakistan in this profound and darkly comedic memoir.

From the Other Side of the World
with author Elmira Bayrasli
Tuesday, March 297:30 pm

Why the next Steve Jobs is just as likely to come from Lagos, Acapulco, Lahore, or Mumbai as from Silicon Valley.Elmira Bayrasli’s colorful narrative brings readers inside the world of high-growth entrepreneurs as they overcome vexing obstacles to build businesses that create jobs and economic growth and—perhaps most important—shift mindsets.

Rain Dogs
with author Adrian McKinty
Wednesday, March 307:30 pm

When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like suicide. Yet there are just a few things that bother Sean Duffy enough to keep the case file open, which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond.

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