Start: 6:00 pm
Megan Mayhew Bergman presents Birds of a Lesser Paradise ($15.00). A beautifully written, hugely appealing collection from a writer to watch, Birds of a Lesser Paradise examines how women’s choices and relationships are shaped, mitigated, and inspired by the pull of our biology. Stories unfold in roadside zoos, urban gardens, prison farms, endangered lemur centers, southern swamps, and, of course, veterinary clinics. Like the writer herself, these female characters confront evolving roles, maternal instincts, the loss of parents, and the sweet burden of caretaking.Megan Mayhew Bergman grew up in Rocky Mount, NC and attended Wake Forest University. She has graduate degrees from Duke University and Bennington College. Her stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South and have appeared in numerous journals including Ploughshares, Oxford American, One Story, and Narrative. She lives in Shaftsbury, VT with her veterinarian husband, two daughters, three dogs, four cats, one horse, and several goats and chickens.
Joel Butler & Randall Heskett - Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age
Start: 7:00 pm
From Shiraz to Chardonnay, wine has been an essential part of Western Civilization’s religious and cultural experience for millennia. In Divine Vintage ($26.00), wine expert Joel Butler teams up with biblical scholar Randall Heskett for a remarkable journey that explores how wine has significantly influenced the evolution of human society through the lenses of historical fact and the interpretation of Biblical texts about wine. Along the way, they discover the truth behind how wine infiltrated the biblical world and facts that any wine lover, history buff or spiritually inclined person will find intriguing. Joel Butler is one of the first two resident Masters of Wine (MW)® in the North America. He holds degrees in history from Stanford University and the University of Colorado, and is currently the president of the Institute of Masters of Wine, North America, Ltd. Dr. Randall Heskett is a biblical scholar with advance degrees in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible from Yale University and the University of Toronto. He has taught at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, and Denver Seminary, among others.
Start: 7:00 pm
This event is SOLD OUT!Want a signed copy? Order here and please note "signed copy" in the comments field of your on-line order. Signed copies subject to availability. Join us as Ina Garten, the bestselling author and beloved star of "Barefoot Contessa" on Food Network, talks about her new book, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust. Many home cooks falter when it comes to pairing dishes and planning ahead. With simple tried-and-true recipes and tips, Ina comes to the rescue - and shows how everything can come together effortlessly.This special event with Ina Garten will be moderated by Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo! Each ticket entitles one person to admission and seating for the event, and one autographed copy of Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust. Ina Garten is the author of four previous cookbooks, which have sold more than three million copies. In 1978, Ina Garten left her job as a budget analyst in the White House to pursue her dream of operating a specialty food store. She is a frequent contributor to major national magazines and writes a recurring column in O Magazine. Her new television series on entertaining can be seen on Food Network.