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Sharon Book Signing

Bibliophiles take note. It is almost time for the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s annual Summer Book Signing, planned for August 4th from 6 to 8 PM. on the library’s grounds across from the village green.

A special children’s book signing will be held from 4:30-5:30PM.

Some thirty authors will be present with their hardcover books to sell and sign. The festive event is held under tents, complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $40 per person.

The book signing kicks off a full weekend in Sharon, with the Sharon Green Arts and Crafts Show to be held on Saturday, and the library’s annual Used Book Sale, on Saturday, August 5th, from 10AM to 4PM, and Sunday, August 6th, from 10AM to 2PM.

Authors expected to attend this year include Joseph Kanon, author of Defectors; Min Jim Lee, Pachinko; Courtney Maum, Touch; Allen Blagden, Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden; Ann Hodgman, Vegan Food for the Rest of Us: Recipes Even You Will Love; Joan Osofsky, Abby Adams and John Gruen, Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration; Carol Ascher, A Chance for Fresh Air: Russian Jewish Immigrants in Sharon and Amenia, 1907-1940; Sally Mott Freeman, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home; Leonard Marcus, Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books; James Charlton, Speaking of Dogs: The Best Collection of Canine Quotables Ever Compiled; Kathy Chamberlain, Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World: A Story of Love, Work, Marriage and Friendship; David Leite, Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression; Sheila Nevins, You Don’t Look Your Age . . . and Other Fairy Tales; Dani Shapiro, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage; David K. Leff, Canoeing Maine’s Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance, and Survival of the Wild; Jesse Eisenger, The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives; Chris Whipple, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency; Sally Cook, How to Speak Soccer: From Assist to Woodwork: an Illustrated Guide to Pitch-Perfect Jargon; and Greg W. Prince, Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star.

For young adults there will be Ann Brashares, The Whole Thing Together; Jennifer Donnelly, Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book; Deborah Heiligman, Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers; Leonard Marcus, editor, Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box, and Steve Sheinkin, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team.

For children, there will be Michell Cuevas, The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles; Jordan P. Novak, Mosquitoes Can’t Bite Ninjas; Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Coding; Barbara Dee, Truth or Dare and Star-Crossed; Peter Lourie and Wendell Minor (illustrator), Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush, and Anita Sanchez, Karl, Get Out of the Garden!: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything.