BookLovers: Social distance and meet some authors via local streams –

Longing for a book event but worried about social distancing, boosters, spikes, and masks?
No worries. It’s a confusing time— but the silver lining is we have bestselling authors to Zoom with this month, thanks to bookstores on both ends of our stretch of Rt. 6.
Worried about social distancing? No worries. These events are Zoom, so you can meet awesome authors from your SouthCoast couch. Register for all three below via
Mark your calendars, and get comfy…
The gem that is Titcomb’s Bookshop in East Sandwich hosts quite a few events in the next few weeks. As always, I applaud this indie bookstore down Rt. 6 for consistently bringing bestselling authors our way—and doing so during the pandemic. 
Zoom into a book discussion Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. with Leah Weiss. The bestselling author talks about her latest historical novel, “All the Little Hopes.”  Ripe for discussion. According to the publisher’s synopsis:
Set in North Carolina in WWII, Lucy Brown is 13, precocious and itching for adventure. When Allie Bert Tucker wanders into town the two aim to solve crimes like Nancy Drew. Their chance comes when a man goes missing, a woman stops speaking, their town becomes home to a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp…
Really excited for this one: On Oct. 21, Titcomb’s hosts a Zoom with Massachusetts bestselling author, Juliette Fay to talk about her latest, “Catch Us When We Fall.”
Fay’s debut, “Shelter Me,” was named a Top 10 best works of fiction in 2009 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress, among other honors. “Deep Down True” was short-listed for the 2011 Women’s Fiction Award of the American Library Association. “The Tumbling Turner Sisters” was a USA Today bestseller… I’ll stop there. 
The Harvard grad’s latest book features a (fictional) Boston Red Sox player, hard-partying turned to binge drinking, homelessness, and a pregnancy… I can see this as a gritty Matt Damon movie. 
Mark your calendar for Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. for a Titcomb’s Zoom with Camron Wright, on his latest, “In Times of Rain and War.”
Set during the 1940 Blitz in London, Audrey Stocking has a secret. She’s not British; she’s German. Then she meets American Lieutenant Wesley Bowers….
This is interesting. Barnes & Noble is hosting quite a few virtual events. Instead of going to the brick & mortar store in Dartmouth, you can Zoom into B&N streams and see some HNs. (Huge Names.) For details,
For example, Nikki Sixx, of Motley Crue, discusses his bestselling memoir “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx.” Oct.18 at 7 p.m. Ticketed event, $38.10 plus a fee, for tickets visit
On Oct. 20, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Billy Porter and “Hamilton’s” Leslie Odom, Jr.  discuss Porter’s memoir, “Unprotected.” $35.10 with the signed book.
I mentioned this one in my Top 5 of Fall: Amor Towles discusses “The Lincoln Highway” Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The book is outstanding. Towles is brilliant. I know there are lots of SouthCoast fans who loved “A Gentleman in Moscow” — which topped many a SouthCoast Century Club list. Signed Book Admission.
Oct 25: Watch this one with popcorn. Half of the Rose family from “Schitt’s Creek ‘s” — Daniel and Eugene Levy discuss their new book “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek.” The most GIF-able dad-and-son comedy duo ever. This book is a must-give this season for the “Schitt’s Creek” fan on your list — and we all know at least 6. $62 includes book. Register via, more info at
Coming in November to B&N streams? Louise Erdrich, Ken Follett and more. Our calendars = full.
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