June 2018
First Fiction
Healthy Meal Prep American Islamophobia Bad Blood
The popular YouTube pair Fit Couple Cooks share their cookbook Khaled Beydoun presents his latest American Islamophobia Pulitzer Prize-winner John Carreyrou in Tempe with Bad Blood
The Book of M A Sin Such As This A Sin Such As This
Local author Peng Shepherd presents her debut The Book of M Heard at Changing Hands: poetry reading with Demian DinéYazhi´ New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins visits Tempe
I'll Be Gone in the Dark Found in Translation Invitation to a Bonfire
Join us for a pop up book group discussing I'll Be Gone in the Dark June's pick: Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami Tucson author Adrienne Celt shares Invitation to a Bonfire
Mndful Dreaming Tom Papa Dave Munsey
Dr. Clare Johnson discusses her guide Mindful Dreaming Tom Papa visits Tempe with his book Your Dad Stole My Rake Local legend Dave Munsey shares his memoir in Tempe
Dreams that can Save Your Life Latino Leaders Speak The Road to Dawn
Burk and O'Keefe-Kanavos with their book about dreaming Mickey Ibarra shares the personal stories of stuggle and triumph Jared Brock with a film screening of Josiah and booksigning
Bonanza King The Three Questions First Draft Book Club
Gregory Crouch tells the rags-to-riches tale of John Mackay International bestseller Don Miguel Ruiz presents his latest Join us in Phoenix to discuss this month's pick Gun Love
First Fiction First Fiction Dave Munsey
First Fiction at First Draft: Three debut novelists, one night . . . Enjoy crafting, music, and refreshments at our First Draft Book Bar Local legend Dave Munsey shares his memoir in Phoenix
Craft Rave
ALSO THIS MONTH

Staff Picks »

Classes and Workshops »

Book Clubs »
 
 
First Draft Book Club
 
Arizona Opera Season Tickets
 
The Newton Phoenix
 
Canyon Records
 
Canyon Records
 
The Women's Eye
 
Changing Hands Junior
 
Birthday Gift
 
Birthday Gift
 
Club Read
 
Teen Advisory Board
 
BIT
 
Book Baskets
 

CHB Gift Card

Changing Hands
GIFT CARD
Purchase online
or by phone 480.730.0205
No expiration.
No taxes.
No shipping.
 

 

[Your ad here]

Please contact us at
brandon.stout
@changinghands.com

for details

 

coming soon
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
3-6pm | PHOENIX | MODERN TIMES CAN BEER PARTY | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (our wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a beer tasting party. We were able to get our hands on some of May seasonal can Avalon, and will be sampling and selling all things Modern Times! More »
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | KAREN KANE | CHARLIE & FROG | The sign language interpreter and author shares her new middle grade mystery about a boy who just wants his parents to listen and a girl who wants to be the world's greatest detective. Discover the surprising ways people listen in debut author Karen Kane's page-turning mystery filled with humor, intrigue, and heartwarming friendships. An ASL interpreter will be on-hand for this event. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | STEPHANIE TORNATORE AND ADAM BANNON (FIT COUPLE COOKS) | HEALTHY MEAL PREP: TIME-SAVING PLANS TO PREP AND PORTION YOUR WEEKLY MEALS |
Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon of the popular YouTube channel Fit Couple Cooks discuss and sign their first cookbook Healthy Meal Prep. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure success when you're trying to eat healthy, but figuring out what to make and eat each week can be overwhelming. Healthy Meal Prep does the work for you with meal plans and recipes that guide you through preparing a week's worth of wholesome, balanced meals in just a few hours. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 2
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LITTLE CRITTER | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Little Critter. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | DINOMANIA |
Join us as we celebrate all things DINOSAUR. Enjoy activity stations and crafts for toddler to elementary-school age kids. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT| CLUB READ | ENDLING #1: THE LAST | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Katherine Applegate's Endling #1: The Last. Club Read Badge Members: Get three points for attending the meeting and one point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands Bookstore. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.
7pm | PHOENIX | KHALED BEYDOUN | AMERICAN ISLAMOPHOBIA | Changing Hands and CAIR-AZ present critical race theorist and law professor Khaled Beydoun with his new book exploring the many ways in which law, policy, and official state rhetoric have fueled the frightening resurgence of Islamophobia in the United States. More »

MONDAY, JUNE 4
7pm | TEMPE | IN CONVERSATION WITH KJZZ REPORTER WILL STONE | JOHN CARREYROU | BAD BLOOD | The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter shares his book about the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup. More »

TUESDAY, JUNE 5
7pm | PHOENIX | PENG SHEPHERD | THE BOOK OF M | Phoenix native Peng Shepherd discusses and signs her debut novel, which Booklist calls "Eerie, dark, and compelling. The Book of M will not disappoint lovers of The Passage and Station Eleven." More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KELLY DEVOS | FAT GIRL ON A PLANE | The local author shares her debut, a novel told in dual "Fat" and "Skinny" perspectives, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself. More »

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
10-11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | PLAY ART AND YOGA WORKSHOP | Discover mindfulness skills that you and your child can share to create happiness, comfort, and fun. Parents and kids will learn yoga poses based on each week's theme and do a coordinating art project. Cost: $20 for each parent/child unit for four sessions, June 6, 13, 20, 27. Ideal for ages 2-5 years. Parents are invited to bring yoga mats as they will be provided for children only. $5 for each additional child. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. Drop in fee for an adult and child is $5 per session, call for more details. More »
11am-12pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | PLAY ART AND YOGA WORKSHOP | See above for details. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | SARA ELLA | UNBREAKABLE | Award-winning author Ella masterfully takes readers to new worlds in the jaw-dropping finale to the Unblemished trilogy, as Eliyana fights to save everything--and everyone--she loves. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 7
5:30pm | TEMPE | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. Info: 602.973.2212 or handsonphoenix.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY OPEN READING | Join us for a Friday Poetry open reading at Changing Hands Tempe. Please bring two poems (approximately one page each) to read to the group. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 9
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LITTLE CRITTER | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Little Critter. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | HEARD AT CHANGING HANDS: DEMIAN DINÉYAZHI´ | ANCESTRAL MEMORY | The Heard Museum and Changing Hands Bookstore present Ancestral Memory, the poetry debut of trans-disciplinary artist Demian DinéYazhi´. The collection highlights a selection of Demian's poems from 2009 to 2016—Tribal Memory: Post-Apocalyptic Landscape Representation & Indigenous Survivance, and twelve additional poems which excavate ancestral trauma(s) as a means to acknowledge and heal familial ties to Indigenous culture, tradition, and settler-colonial violence. More »

MONDAY, JUNE 11
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | First Draft Book Bar (our wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies. Cost: $8. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.
7pm | TEMPE | ELLEN HOPKINS | A SIN SUCH AS THIS | The #1 New York Times bestselling author visits with the gripping follow-up to Love Lies Beneath. Tara has always considered herself a tough, self-made woman after surviving a childhood defined by poverty, abuse, and neglect. For years, she suffered from the sins of others. She committed a few of her own. Now she wonders if the misdeeds of her past are about to catch up with her—and if she can ever outrun them. More »

TUESDAY, JUNE 12
6-8pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP | FLASH MEMOIR: THE ART OF MEMORY IN 750 WORDS OR LESS WITH ROSEMARIE DOMBROWSKI | The co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series leads a two-part workshop in which attendees read and discuss works of flash memoir focused on the recreation of personal memories, then participate in a writing exercise based on those discussions. The first session concludes with an overview of a take-home writing prompt. The second session is Tuesday, June 19 from 6 to 8pm. Cost: $35 for the two sessions. Attendees must sign up for both sessions. Registration and pre-payment at 480.730.0205. More »
7-8pm | PHOENIX | POP-UP DISCUSSION GROUP: I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK | Join Arizona Republic reporter and First Draft Book Club moderator Barbara VanDenburgh for a community conversation about Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark, an in-depth look into the elusive Golden State Killer. McNamara dedicated her life to trying to find the killer only to die tragically during her investigation. After 40 years, it was reported the killer was finally caught late April of this year. More »

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | SABAA TAHIR (A REAPER AT THE GATES ) AND RENEE AHDIEH (SMOKE IN THE SUN ) Bestselling authors Sabaa Tahir and Renee Ahdieh visit Tempe with their latest young adult novels. Tahir presents the third installment of her Ember Quartet and Ahdieh shares the sequel to the bestselling Flame in the Mist. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB: STRANGE WEATHER IN TOKYO | This month we discuss Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami, a moving, funny, and immersive tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 14
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH KATRINA SHAWVER | "BRINGING SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY TO LIFE" Katrina Shawver, author of the award-winning biography Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, leads a writing workshop in Tempe. Katrina shares insights, ideas, and some pitfalls to avoid when telling a story of someone beside yourself. Bring an idea for a story or someone whose story you would like to write. Work through ideas for interviewing your character, capturing their voice and spirit, verifying facts, and achieving credibility with a capital "C." Cost: $25. Registration at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | ADRIENNE CELT | INVITATION TO A BONFIRE | The Tucson author shares her latest, the seductive story of a dangerous love triangle, inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage, with a spellbinding psychological thriller at its core. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 15
7pm | PHOENIX | CLARE R. JOHNSON, PHD | MINDFUL DREAMING | Do you remember your dreams? Maybe you've even had lucid dreams? Dr. Johnson combines the principles of mindfulness with a fresh approach to lucid dreaming. She shows how you can bring mindfulness into your dreams to transform nightmares, heal from the past, and experience empowering and beautiful dreams. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 16
11:30am-12:30pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | DIG IT WORKSHOP | Changing Hands Phoenix is partnering with Dig It Urban Gardens for a summer series for kids ages 5 and up! One pop-up workshop per month, each with a different theme and featured book. Kids will make a seed bomb at the end of each session. Beat the heat with this family-friendly event and help develop your green thumb! Cost: FREE. More »
2pm | TEMPE | TOM PAPA | YOUR DAD STOLE MY RAKE! | The comedian and head writer for Live From Here with Chris Thile (formerly A Prairie Home Companion) discusses and signs his new book. Your Dad Stole My Rake is a hilarious and warm book that saws deep into every branch of the family tree and uncovers the most bizarre and surprisingly meaningful aspects of our lives. He exposes everyone, from crazy aunts with mustaches, grandparents who communicate by yelling, and uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. Anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or has spent time with another human being will love this book. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.): ILLUMINAE | Teens meet to discuss Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's New York Times bestseller Illuminae. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.
6:30pm | TEMPE | DAVE MUNSEY | MUNSEY BUSINESS | After an impressive 51 years in broadcasting journalism, earning the titles of Hall of Fame Journalist, National Emmy Award Weatherman and Water Safety Advocate, David Munsey is now adding author to his repertoire with the release of his first book, Munsey Business. More »

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 | HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

MONDAY, JUNE 18
7pm | TEMPE | LARRY BURK MD AND KAT O'KEEFE-KANAVOS | DREAMS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE | Co-authors Burk and O'Keefe-Kanavos share their book about exploring dreams as a spiritual source of healing and inner guidance for health and well-being. More »

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
5pm | PHOENIX | MICKEY IBARRA | LATINO LEADERS SPEAK | The founder and chairman of Latino Leaders Network presents a collection of personal stories of national Latino leaders including former Congressman Henry Bonilla, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and journalist Soledad O'Brien. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | JARED BROCK | JOSIAH FILM SCREENING AND THE ROAD TO DAWN BOOKSIGNING | Author and director Jared Brock presents a free screening of his film Josiah, a documentary (narrated by Danny Glover) that seeks to restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history. Afterwards, Brock discusses the film and signs copies of his book The Road to Dawn. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 21
7pm | TEMPE | GREGORY CROUCH | THE BONANZA KING: JOHN MACKAY AND THE BATTLE OVER THE GREATEST FORTUNE IN THE AMERICAN WEST | Author Gregory Crouch—whose work has appeared in National Geographic, American History, Outside, and Climbing—tells the rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode—the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 23
10am-5pm | PHOENIX | EMANCIPATION MARATHON | Storytellers continue a 20-year literary tradition of commemoration of the victims of American Chattel Slavery. Volunteers read historic and contemporary pieces about slavery—the laws, the definition, and the legacy it left behind. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24
11am-6pm | PHOENIX | NATIONAL TYPEWRITER DAY | Changing Hands and First Draft Book Bar (our wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) celebrate National Typewriter Day. Join us as we celebrate all things typewriter, with a display of different typewriters, demos, a discussion of the history of typewriters, and coffee drink specials at our bar. More »
2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | FREEING AND RELAXING THE VOICE | Enjoy the freedom of expressing your own voice! Singing sacred sounds and relaxing body, mind, and spirit, explore ancient and modern chants and create invocations with seed syllables and improvised vocalizations. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts the workshop. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $25. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

TUESDAY, JUNE 26
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH BETTY WEBB | "FIRST BOOK PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM" | As a lifelong writer, Betty Webb, former journalist, author of 16 novels, and a syndicated book critic for 30 years, has seen every manuscript problem imaginable—and she's learned how to fix them. So if you're experiencing what seems like an unconquerable writing roadblock, this hands-on workshop is for you. The usual "first book" problems include writer's block, plot holes, characters who just won't come alive, weak arc of action, and stuffy or clumsy authorial style. Any one of these is guaranteed to get your manuscript rejected, but they're easier to fix than you think. Betty will also alert you to the first-page mistakes that keep your entire manuscript from being read, as well as a host of other amateurish missteps that can make editors turn up their noses. Cost: $25. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
7pm | OFFSITE | DON MIGUEL RUIZ | THE THREE QUESTIONS | The beloved spiritual teacher builds on the message of his enduring international bestseller The Four Agreements with The Three Questions, a profound guide that takes us deeper into the tradition of Toltec wisdom. Location: Mesa Arts Center (Piper Theater), 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201. More »

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | GUN LOVE | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (our wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Jennifer Clement's Gun Love, the searing, unforgettable story of a young girl's resilience by the award-winning author of Prayers for the Stolen. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Gun Love for 20% off, then meet Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices during the event. More »

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST FICTION AT FIRST DRAFT | FEATURING TOMMY ORANGE (THERE, THERE), FATIMA FARHEEN MIRZA (A PLACE FOR US), JOSEPH CASSARA (THE HOUSE OF IMPOSSIBLE BEAUTIES) | It's back! First Fiction returns to Changing Hands, now at our own First Draft Book Bar. Three first-time fiction writers read excerpts from their novels while YOU enjoy happy hour prices at the bar. Afterwards, we'll open the floor to questions, then host an informal mixer with the authors. Tommy Orange reads from There, There, Fatima Farheen Mirza presents A Place for Us, and Joseph Cassara shares The House of Impossible Beauties. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | THE LADY JANIES: JODI MEADOWS, CYNTHIA HAND, AND BRODI ASHTON | MY PLAIN JANE | The co-authors known as "The Lady Janies" present the stand-alone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling My Lady Jane, an irreverent spin on Jane Eyre—a tale of mischief, romance, and supernatural mayhem. You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. More »

FRIDAY, JUNE 29
6-11pm | PHOENIX | CRAFT RAVE | Changing Hands hosts five non-stop hours of crafting, featuring one-on-one instruction from Arizona artisans. Enjoy music, hourly raffle giveaways, and refreshments at our very own First Draft Book Bar and our neighbor, Southern Rail Restaurant. Admission: $5 per person. Register at the door, at 602.274.0067, or online. Once inside, buy any number of $5 tickets at the ticketing table and exchange a set number of tickets (varies by craft) to participate in a crafter's hands-on project. More »

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
9am-4pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | YA WRITING CONFERENCE | Authors of young adult fiction, including several New York Times bestsellers, share strategies, tips, and tricks for writing engaging work for tween and teen readers in three workshop sessions spanning key topics. This year's panelists include Tom Leveen (Mercy Rule), Stephanie Elliot (Sad Perfect), Amy Lukavics (Ravenous), Bill Konigsberg (Honestly Ben), Abigail Johnson (First to Know), and Amy Trueblood (Nothing But Sky). Cost: $75 with lunch included. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
6:30pm | PHOENIX | DAVE MUNSEY | MUNSEY BUSINESS | After an impressive 51 years in broadcasting journalism, earning the titles of Hall of Fame Journalist, National Emmy Award Weatherman and Water Safety Advocate, David Munsey is now adding Author to his repertoire with the release of his first book, Munsey Business. More »
this month at first draft

June’s Pick:
Gun Love by Jennifer Clement

PHOENIX | 7PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Barbara Vanderburg Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Jennifer Clement's Gun Love, the searing, unforgettable story of a young girl's resilience by the award-winning author of Prayers for the Stolen.

Stop by Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe (or order online) to get your copy of Gun Love for 20% OFF. Then join Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar (the wine, beer, and coffee bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) to discuss and enjoy HAPPY HOUR prices all through the event! More »


book coverABOUT THE BOOK | Pearl's mother took her away from her family just weeks after she was born, and drove off to central Florida determined to begin a new life for herself and her daughter--in the parking lot next to a trailer park. Pearl grew up in the front seat of their '94 Mercury, while her mother lived in the back. Despite their hardships, mother and daughter both adjusted to life, making friends with the residents of the trailers and creating a deep connection to each other. All around them, Florida is populated with gun owners--those hunting alligators for sport, those who want to protect their families, and those who create a sense of danger.

Written in a gorgeous lyric all its own, Gun Love is the story of a tough but optimistic young woman growing up in contemporary America, in the midst of its harrowing love affair with firearms. More »


FOLLOW FIRST DRAFT BOOK BAR First Draft FacebookFirst Draft on TwitterFirst Draft on InstagramFirst Draft on Yelp
 
staffpicks

There There

by Tommy Orange | Hardcover, $25.95 »

There There "'There There is the kind of book that grabs you from the start and doesn't let go, even after you've long since turned the last page. It is a work of fiction and every word of it is true. Tommy Orange writes with a palpable anger and pain, telling the history of a cultural trauma handed down through generations in the blood and bones and stories of individual lives. He also writes with incredible heart and humor, infusing his characters with a tangible humanity and moments of joy even as they are headed toward tragedy. There There has claimed a permanent spot in my heart despite having broken it or maybe even because it did. I think this may be the best book I've ever read."  —Heather


Tommy Orange joins Fatima Farheen Mirza and Joseph Cassara at our First Fiction event, Thursday, June 28 at 7pm in Phoenix. More »
 

A Place for Us

by Fatima Farheen Mirza | Hardcover, $27.00 »

Cove "'...I told myself there was nothing the human heart could not grow to endure, that the miracle of the human heart is that it expands in its capacity to love, to accept.' These words spoken by a Muslim father, a first generation Indian transplant to California, come late in this beautifully crafted debut novel and surprise both the reader and the speaker. We have traveled far with this traditional Muslim family--an arranged marriage that births two daughters, one son--as they seek to find their personal places in a world defined by prayer, avoidance of 'shame' from their community, and the harsh realities of being different by a non-comprehending world. I learned so much reading this novel; was so moved by the issues and found the writing compelling and beautiful. Pick it up, savor it, share it with your friends."  —Gayle

Fatima Farheen Mirza joins Tommy Orange and Joseph Cassara at our First Fiction event, Thursday, June 28 at 7pm in Phoenix. More »

 

Florida

by Lauren Groff | Hardcover, $27.00 »

Weeping Waters "Florida is an amazing collection of short stories tied together through the state of Florida. These stories are about loneliness, family and landscape. Groff takes the reader to the very edge of a dark and chilling place without ever stepping into the territory. Groff is a wildly entertaining master of storytelling."  —Cindy







Browse more picks by staff member » or by genre »
 
Changing Hands Bookstore TEMPE | 6428 South McClintock Drive, 85283 | 480.730.0205
PHOENIX | 300 West Camelback Road, 85013 | 602.274.0067
Merchant Services
SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment