If You Loved Craft Night, You'll Love This!

Below is a note from Blue Willow girlboss Valerie Koehler to attendees of our June 11th book-talk-and-craft night with novelist Katherine Center.

Hey, Blue Willow crafters! I see you sitting by the pool reading one of the summer books we recommended. What fun it was getting to talk about what we are reading and chat with Katherine Center about her fantastic new book, Things You Save in a Fire. And reading your craft poetry was the best.

I wanted to remind you that, just by showing up to our event, you've all completed one of our summer reading challenges. Keep up the good work! There might be a $50 gift card in it for you.

And come back to see us sometime soon! We have some great July author events on the calendar, including one that will definitely appeal to you if you liked the book talk portion of our craft night. On Tuesday, July 30, Liz Sullivan and Brian Contine (two of the shop's favorite people ever) will present their favorite current and upcoming reads. Liz and Brian are our publisher reps from Random House and Penguin, respectively, so they know a thing or two about great books. There will be wine, there will be witty banter, and if we know Liz and Brian, there will be some fun giveaways, too.

Finally, a few folks have reached out and asked for the list of books that Cathy and I discussed at craft night. I've included it below.

See you soon,

The Guest Book: A Novel By Sarah Blake Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250110251
Availability: Backordered
Published: Flatiron Books - May 7th, 2019

Instant New York Times Bestseller
Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
2020 New England Society Book Award Winner for Fiction

The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —The Washington Post

American Pop: A Novel By Snowden Wright Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062697745
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: William Morrow - February 5th, 2019


“Mr. Wright’s imagined history of the rise and fall of the sugary drink empire is so robust and recognizable that you might feel nostalgic for the taste of a soda you’ve never had.” – Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

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Call Your Daughter Home By Deb Spera Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778307747
Published: Park Row - June 11th, 2019

Featured on Oprah's Summer Reading List

Southern Lady Code: Essays By Helen Ellis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385543897
Published: Doubleday - April 16th, 2019

"I loved it." —Ann Patchett 

The Flatshare: A Novel By Beth O'Leary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250295637
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - May 28th, 2019

What if your roommate is your soul mate? A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of ways.

Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met.

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The Garden of Small Beginnings By Abbi Waxman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399583582
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Berkley - May 2nd, 2017

“A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book”* that’s “filled with characters you’ll love and wish you lived next door to in real life”** from the author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.

Ayesha at Last By Uzma Jalaluddin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984802798
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Berkley - June 4th, 2019

As seen on The Today Show! One of the best summer romance picks!

One of Publishers Weekly Best Romance Books of 2019!

A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love.

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune By Roselle Lim Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984803252
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Berkley - June 11th, 2019

Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.