Love, Laughter and Living Saints is the just-released book by local priest, Rev. Charles J Cummings. He shares memories of his childhood and a lifetime of parish stories. We are delighted to be carrying signed copies for $10.00 here at Otto's.
Can you believe the taste of Spring we've been enjoying for the last few days? We know it won't last, winter will surprise us with its last "Hurrah!" but the longer days, crocuses poking thier noses up and the buds on the trees give us assurance that spring will amaze us soon with all its glory.
For the wee ones, the brand new DO FAIRIES BRING SPRING? by Liza Gardner Walsh, with illustrations by Hazel Mitchell shows a colorful, diverse group of fairies flitting around as Spring moves in to fill Winter's bare ground.
The artist who brought us TREE, last year's unique, peek-through picture book, has a new offering perfect for spring. BEE, with text by Patricia Hegarty and lively illustrations by Britta Teckentrup, is so vibrant you can almost hear the buzzing of the bee as she gathers her pollen and does her dance to bring her fellow bees out to join her.
H M Bouwman uses the historical event known as the 1781 Zong slave ship massacre to anchor her story, which weaves real people and events, including Amelia Earhart & the Vietnam War, into an extraordinary, yet believable fantasy world. Middle graders to adult will find themselves immersed in this world and searching the library for further reading of the history, thanks to Bouwman's brief, but interesting, lists of recommended further reading.
For adult readers with an interest in literary historical fiction that breaks the mold, George Saunders' first novel is a unique reading experience to be savored. We still have a few signed, first editions, but they're going fast.
As the days get longer, sunny and warmer, look for our great bargain deals on the carts outside and stop in to say "Hi!" and find your next perfect read.