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Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
From the acclaimed author of The Pattons and Patriot Pirates, Robert Patton brings us a book celebrating America's early war correspondents--legends in their time, but mostly forgotten today--who learned their trade in the Civil War and went on to cover twenty years of bloody imperial conflict in Europe and Central Asia. Hell Before Breakfast: America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire evokes a lost age of journalism showcasing innovation, bravado, and showmanship. The noted historian and grandson of General George Patton joins us Sunday, July 13 at 6:30 pm. 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. Author of historical fiction, Emperor and Conqueror and Dangerous Book for Boys, Conn Iggulden, retells the historical story of medieval intrigue in the gripping new trilogy, Wars of the Roses. Iggulden joins us Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 pm to present the first book of the trilogy, Stormbird.


Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

It's an evening for the girls! We present a special event called Women Writers Writing Women's Stories featuring three talented authors. Anne Barnhill presents Queen Elizabeth's Daughter, the gripping tale of Mary Shelton, Elizabeth I’s young cousin and ward, set against the glittering backdrop of the Elizabethan court. Lydia Netzer showcases How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky, a story of star-crossed lovers for the 21st century. The book is about fate and determinism, science and faith, and asks the question: what is love? Finally, Barbara Claypole White (pictured) brings us The In-Between Hour, where a mother loses her child and then has to pretend he's still alive. Join us on Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 pm for ladies night! All gentlemen are welcome, of course.  


Friday, July 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Beneath the glamour of a trendy Hamptons summer town lies another world–one of dark lives and desperate secrets. And when Labor Day arrives and the beautiful people depart, locals like Declan MacManus are left behind to make a living out of just surviving. A sometime P.I., MacManus is an expert at self-defense and a master of self-destruction, but nothing he’s seen of the dark side of fortune can prepare him for what he is about to discover. Author of The Poacher's Son, Paul Doiron, presents this story in The Bone Orchard on Friday, July 18 at 7:30 pm.


Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 3:00pm
Please join us for the highly anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches. Deborah Harkness joins us Saturday, July 19 at 3 p.m. with the third installment, The Book of Life, which brings the superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.
This is a signing line event. Receive a signing line ticket with the QRB purchase of The Book of Life.
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
Boston, 1769: Ethan Kaille, a Boston thieftaker who uses his conjuring to catch criminals, has snared villains and defeated magic that would have daunted a lesser man. What starts out as a mysterious phenomenon that has local ministers confused becomes something far more serious. Join us and D. B. Jackson for the 3rd in his Thieftaker Chronicles, A Plunder of Souls, on Monday, July 21 at 7:30 pm. 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:30pm

Bestselling author of Midwives, Sandcastle Girls, and more, Chris Bohjalian, will be here to present his newest work. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is a heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway.  Join us Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm to preview a book Jodi Picoult counts as a favorite.


Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, July 26, 2:00 pm 
Home Grown: Quail Ridge Books & Music Celebrates Locally-Published Authors 
A reading and signing featuring local authors: 
  • J. DANIEL DAY, Seeking the Face of God: Evangelical Worship Reconceived 
  • LLOYD GRIFFITH, Trust the Wildness: A Trail Guide for Your Spiritual Journey 
  • TROUPE NOONAN, Tennis in North Carolina 
  • JUNE PEACOCK, Window in the Wall 
  • SYLVIA PERKINS, My Mother’s Restaurant 


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