Greene County News
BEAVERCREEK — Books & Co. will host a variety of events from Nov. 10-17 at The Greene Town Center, 4453 Walnut St. For any questions call 937-429-2169.
Tiffany McDaniel will introduce her first novel, The Summer That Melted Everything, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
The story harkens back to the scorching hot summer of 1984 in Breathed, Ohio, when young Fielding Bliss makes the acquaintance of a bruised and tattered 13-year-old boy, Sal, who claims to be the devil himself. Fielding brings him home where he is welcomed into the Bliss family. When word spreads that the “devil” has come to Breathed, and strange accidents start to occur, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. When the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater town forever. Booklist says it is “an ambitious novel that will invite thought and surely spark discussion.”
Joel McHale, comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host, will introduce his memoir-self-help guide, Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Line numbers beginning at 6 p.m. Show y receipt for Thanks for the Money, to get an autograph line number.
The book features stories from McHale’s childhood and anecdotes about his professional “trials and tribulations.” McHale goes on to say that it includes “every exciting, fascinating, troubling, and never-before-revealed detail” of his professional life,” including “unbelievably juicy celebrity anecdotes.”
Ed Tarkington, a distant cousin of the renowned American novelist Booth Tarkington, will introduce the softcover edition of his successful first novel, Only Love Can Break Your Heart at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
According to the author, “It’s a coming-of-age novel, but it is also a Gothic tale with macabre undertones, a murder mystery in which the damsel-in-distress is also a suspect, and a time-capsule view of the imperiled American middle class at a point in history which in some ways foreshadows our current cultural moment.” It explores the troubled bond between two half-brothers, set against a backdrop of the hazards of love, jealousy, and madness.
Story courtesy of Books & Co.