Wellesley books puts out May visiting authors line-up

Monday, May 2nd 2016 @ 7pm
Come hear C. C. Humphreys read from his new book, Shakespeare’s Rebel. Humphreys will also be performing an entertaining and informative one-man show, “Shakespeare 1600,” that delves into what exactly was going on when William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet.

Mary Waters-Sayer, author of The Blue Bath.
Mary Waters-Sayer, author of The Blue Bath.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 @7pm
Mary Waters-Sayer will be celebrating the launch of her debut book The Blue Bath. Join us for some snacks and bubbly and hear the author read from this beautiful book about a middle-aged, married mom rekindling an affair that took place long ago.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 @7pm
Simon Van Booy reads from his moving, redemptive new novel, Father’s Daya simple yet luminous novel of loss and transcendence, second chances and forgiveness.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 @ 10:30am
Childrens’ authors Deborah Sosin, Heather Lang, Jane Sutcliffe and Cheryl Lawton Malone will be reading from their newest children’s books, Charlotte and the Quiet Place, Fearless Flyer, Will’s Words and Dario and the Whale. Children are invited to participate in a craft after the reading and have their books signed by the authors.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 @ 7pm
Young adult authors Harriet Reuter Hapgood, Cecilia Ahern, Marie Rutkoski and special guest Sandy Hall will be coming for The Fierce Reads Spring 2016 Tour moderated by local author Erin Bowman. Come meet the authors, take some #Fierce pictures, grab some exclusive giveaways, and have a lot of fun!

Wednesday, May 11th 2016 @ 7pm
Phil Odence shares the story of seven lifelong friends, including himself, and their annual retreat in his book, The Confluence: Fly-fishiThe Confluenceng & Friendship in the Dartmouth College Grant. Experience wilderness wonders through seven unique voices and learn how their friendships have grown deeper as the men grow older.

Thursday, May 12th 2016 @ 7pm
Middle grade writer Meg Cabot reads from Royal Wedding Disaster (From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess #2). Return to the world of Meg Cabot’s bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in Royal Wedding Disaster, this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine: Princess Mia’s long lost half-sister, Olivia!

Saturday, May 14th 2016 @ 4pm
Nathanial Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower shares his new novel, ValiaValiant Ambitionnt Ambition, a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. 

This event is ticketed. Tickets are $5 and can be used as a coupon towards Valiant Ambition from Wellesley Books. This event will take place at: The Wellesley Community Center | 219 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481

Saturday, May 21st 2016 @ 10am
Prepare for the summer season with authors Joan Duris and Joanne Roach-Evans as they host a child friendly activity and reading. Kids will be asked to draw or write about their favorite thing to do during the summer. The authors will host a story hour reading from their new books, B is for Berkshires and Seashells: Treasures from the Northeast Coast.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 @ 7pm
Join us as we host bestselling authors Richard Russo and Jennifer Haigh as they introduce their latest books, Everybody’s Fool and Heat and Light. Everybody’s Fool is classic Russo—and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart in her book, Heat and Light.

This event is ticketed. Tickets are $5 and can be used as a coupon towards Everybody’s Fool or Heat and Light from Wellesley Books.

For more information, contact Wellesley Books (781) 431-1160