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June 2014

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Summer scheduling is in full swing at both stores!

We’re stocked with great books, cards, jewelry and fun gift items, and are looking forward to seeing you!

Sister Wolf has planned special events to celebrate our twentieth anniversary.

Tell the Wolves I'm delicious!

Stop in and order “Tell the Wolf I’m 20,” a special—and delicious—drink. It’s an English Toffee latte’ topped with whipping cream and Heath Bar crumbles, available hot, cold, or blended. Whichever one you order, it will be 25cents off the regular price.

Book totes waiting to be awardedWe’ll also have drawings for four totes of books the 20th of each month (June, July, and August) at Sister Wolf. Enter the drawing each time you’re in.

Rapture in the Deep

Book Signing at Sister Wolf
Saturday, June 7
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Join us in welcoming David Grindberg, who will be signing copies of his new book, Rapture of the Deep.



Dorset’s Festival of Authors and Artists will be June 28.

Authors will be signing 11:30 am to 6:00 pm; the art show will be noon to 8:00 pm. We have a stellar line up again this year, plus there will be fabulous food at the restaurants and great shopping at Dorset’s shops. Check out the new businesses in Dorset!

The schedule of authors is still being firmed up. For the latest information, see Sister Wolf Special Events.

And the 8th annual 4th of July Pie Baking Contest and Auction
is coming to Beagle Books!

Pie judgingPies!

Watch for details in our July newsletter!

BestSellers in May

Beagle Books

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Best of Itasca
  The New Midwestern Table

  Goodnight Loon
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Guide to the North Country National Scenic Trail in Minnesota

  Little Minnesota    

Sister Wolf Books
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Ordinary Grace   A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

  Girls of Atomic City
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Rocket Girl
  Learning to Walk in the Dark

  The Fault in Our Stars

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Midwest Connections
Books or authors of particular interest to our region

bookPaper Lantern: Love Stories
by Stuart Dybek, available in hardcover

Some characters recur in these short stories, while others appear only briefly. Throughout, they—and we—are confronted with vaguely familiar scents and images, reminiscent of love but strangely disconcerting, so that we might wonder whether we are looking in a mirror or down the barrel of a gun. “After the ragged discharge,” Dybek writes, “when the smoke has cleared, who will be left standing and who will be shattered into shards?” Paper Lantern brims with the intoxicating elixirs known to every love-struck, lovelorn heart, and it marks the magnificent return of one of America’s most important fiction writers at the height of his powers

bookDirty Copper
by Jim Northrup, available in paperback

In this prequel to Walking the Rez Road, Jim Northrup returns to the story of Luke Warmwater, an Anishinaabe man who returns to the Reservation after serving in Vietnam. Dirty Copper deals with the emotions and cultural changes Warmwater struggles with immediately following his service in Vietnam. He becomes a deputy sheriff on the Rez, fighting crime and racism, and is bothered by flashbacks of the war, which are intense at first but gradually become less frequent as time goes on.

bookThe Conditions of Love
by Dale Kushner, available in paperback

In 1953, ten-year-old Eunice lives in the backwaters of Wisconsin with her outrageously narcissistic mother. Abandoned by her father as an infant, Eunice worries that she’ll become a misfit like her mother.  A freak storm sends Eunice away from all things familiar. Her odyssey continues with a stay in a hermit’s shack and ends with a passionate love affair with an older man. Through her capacity to redefine herself, reject bitterness and keep her heart open, she survives and flourishes. At once fable and realistic story, The Conditions of Love is a book about emotional and physical survival. See Jen’s review.


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