DON’T MISS THESE LOCAL LITERARY EVENTS!

Our friend, Debra Castanon, Community Relations Manager at the San Pedro Crossings Barnes and Noble, invites readers to two book signing opportunities:

Date: Friday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

Meet Houston-based author Justin Cronin and learn about the hot read of the summer:  The Passage.  The buzz around this book has been big and just keeps growing with the movie rights having been sold with director Ridley Scott at the helm.  The San Pedro Crossing Barnes and Noble is the only location in San Antonio to host Mr. Cronin for a discussion and signing of this post-apocalyptic American thriller! 

Here is a book review of The Passage from Publishers Weekly:

Fans of vampire fiction who are bored by the endless hordes of sensitive, misunderstood Byronesque bloodsuckers will revel in Cronin’s engrossingly horrific account of a post-apocalyptic America overrun by the gruesome reality behind the wish-fulfillment fantasies. When a secret project to create a super-soldier backfires, a virus leads to a plague of vampiric revenants that wipes out most of the population. One of the few bands of survivors is the Colony, a FEMA-established island of safety bunkered behind massive banks of lights that repel the virals, or dracs—but a small group realizes that the aging technological defenses will soon fail. When members of the Colony find a young girl, Amy, living outside their enclave, they realize that Amy shares the virals’ agelessness, but not the virals’ mindless hunger, and they embark on a search to find answers to her condition. PEN/Hemingway Award–winner Cronin (The Summer Guest) uses a number of tropes that may be overly familiar to genre fans, but he manages to engage the reader with a sweeping epic style. The first of a proposed trilogy, it’s already under development by director Ripley Scott and the subject of much publicity buzz (Retail Nation, Mar. 15). (June)

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Date: Saturday, June 19 at 3:00 PM

Michelle Cuthrell was a 23-year old newlywed expecting her first child and living in Alaska when her husband was deployed to Iraq.  Her journey through a year of tests and trials, heartbreaks and hard times that led to a discovery of the real value of friendship, faith, and unfailing love is chronicled in her book, Behind the Blue-Star Banner: A Memoir from the Home Front

The San Pedro Crossing Barnes and Noble is located at 321 NW Loop 410, #104

Visit Barnes & Noble at www.barnesandnobleinc.com or call at (210) 342-2386.

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