Book Launch: Kate Blair's THE MAGPIE'S LIBRARY
Thursday May 23 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Kate Blair is coming back!
We're pleased to have author Kate Blair return to Bakka Phoenix to launch her new children's book, THE MAGPIE'S LIBRARY. Join us Thursday May 24th at 6:30pm for a reading, signing, and Q&A. Some snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Silva and her family visit her grandfather, only to find his health has taken a bad turn. As they struggle with this news, Silva seeks escape in books – at the local library.
But she gets more than she bargained for when a magpie guides her to a secret, magical room containing books that she can not only read, but that she can live. Silva finds herself in the worlds of the characters … who all turn out to be real people. People she knows.
There’s a catch, though: she soon discovers that the magpie has lured her to these books for selfish and dark reasons. Going back to the books could mean losing her soul
Book Launch: Jo Walton's LENT
Saturday June 01 | 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us and help launch Jo Walton's new book, LENT! There will be a signing, a reading, Q&A, and delicious snacks! Come out for what promises to be a great afternoon.
It’s a miracle that he can see demons, plain as day, and that he can cast them out with the force of his will. It’s a miracle that he’s friends with Pico della Mirandola, the Count of Concordia. It’s a miracle that when Girolamo visits the deathbed of Lorenzo “the Magnificent,” the dying Medici is wreathed in celestial light, a surprise to everyone, Lorenzo included. It’s a miracle that when Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy, Girolamo meets him in the field, and convinces him to not only spare Florence but also protect it. It’s a miracle than whenever Girolamo preaches, crowds swoon. It’s a miracle that, despite the Pope’s determination to bring young Girolamo to heel, he’s still on the loose…and, now, running Florence in all but name.
That’s only the beginning. Because Girolamo Savanarola is not who—or what—he thinks he is. He will discover the truth about himself at the most startling possible time. And this will be only the beginning of his many lives.
Guy Gavriel Kay's A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO!
Thursday June 06 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
He's back! We're pleased to announce that we'll be having internationally bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay back at Bakka. Kay will be here to celebrate the release of his new novel, A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO. Join us at 7pm on Thursday June 6th for what promisees to be a great evening. There will be a bit of a talk, a reading, Q&A, signing and snacks!
In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.
Danio's fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the Beast's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom--which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.
Unforgettable figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance.
A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel.