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All the Lives We Ever Lived: SEEKING SOLACE IN VIRGINIA WOOLF, by Katharine Smyth

Smyth’s story moves between the New England of her childhood and Woolf’s Cornish shores and Bloomsbury squares, exploring universal questions about family, loss, and homecoming. Through her inventive, highly personal reading of To the Lighthouse, and her artful adaptation of its groundbreaking structure, Smyth guides us toward a new vision of Woolf’s most demanding and rewarding novel—and crafts an elegant reminder of literature’s ability to clarify and console.
A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives—and see clearly the people we love most.


A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride—the wildest—down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles across Peru and Bolivia, ending up in a channel to nowhere, a dead end so flooded there is literally no land to stand on. Their raft—a mere four logs—separates them from the piranha-and-caiman-infested water until they finally realize that there is no way out but to swim. Vintage Original.

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FOOD TASTING & BOOK SIGNING: Kate Bowler local author of New England Invite: Fresh Feasts to Savor the Seasons

New England Invite gives the seasoned host and the busy novice the tools they need to effortlessly entertain at home. Collected seasonal recipes with a modern take on New England traditions make for festive gatherings all year round. Enjoy expert entertaining tips, delicious recipes and simple party decor ideas to make any celebration pop. From a summer clam bake to a fall harvest-themed party, you will find full entertaining menus and the steps you need to make these events come to life. Author Kate Bowler captures the spirit of New England cooking and presentation to get friends and family excited to make life entertaining.

Kate Bowler is the author of the popular lifestyle blog where she writes about festive entertaining tips, easy recipes, DIY projects and life as a new mom. Her recipes and styling work have been featured in publications such as Martha Stewart Living, Family Circle Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and The Boston Globe.

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3:00 PM15:00

BOOK SIGNING: John "Cliff" Halliwell's local author of Flying Nightmare

Join us as we celebrate the release of John "Cliff" Halliwell's book, "Flying Nightmare."

“Flying Nightmare” is straight from the heart of a 19-year-old B-24 Bomber Pilot. It is a front row seat of his 42 bombing missions through flak-filled skies over Germany, France, Austria and the Balkans. Finally, after his 42nd mission, wounded for the second and last time, being sent home.”

Ink Fish Books will have books available for sale on the day of the signing. Refreshments will be served.

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6:00 PM18:00

Independent Publishing Discussion: Steven R. Porter founder of Stillwater River Publications

Ever dreamed of becoming a published author? Join Stillwater River Publications founder Steven R. Porter as he explores and discusses the often confusing options writers have in today's publishing world.

Find out if self-publishing is the option right for you. 90 Minutes.

Steven R. Porter is the author of the critically-acclaimed Southie crime thriller Confessions of the Meek & the Valiant, and the award-winning historical novel Manisses based on the legends and rich history of Block Island, Rhode Island. In 2011, along with a handful of talented local authors, he founded the 501(c)3 non-profit Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) to help promote, market and sell the state's best books throughout the region and the country. With a membership of over 300 authors, it is Rhode Island's fastest growing arts organization.

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4:00 PM16:00

WARREN MAIN STREET STROLL: Meet local childrens book author Anika Denise & join us for Jamican Patties by JA Patty from Hope & Main

CHILDRENS STORY TIME & BOOK SIGNING: ANIKA DENISE LOCAL AUTHOR of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré. 4:30-6:00 PM

Local Food Pop Up with JA PAtty from Hope & Main. Jamaican Patties with a flaky pastry dough filled with various savory fillings. 4:00-7:00 PM

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