June 2019 at Jeffreys Books
We would like to congratulate the following local authors on their recent publications: K.H. Canobi, Albert Trajstman, Denise Tobin Shine, the Glen Eira Historical Society and Jacqueline McLeod.
We will be open from 10am - 5pm on the Queen's Birthday, Monday 10 June.
Don't be fooled by this short newsletter - there are loads of new releases to keep you cosy and warm.
Linda and the Jeffreys Team
A stunning historical tale of loss, desire and courage that is full of the terror and the beauty of the Australian bush. To forge a new life she must first deal with her past...1871. Adelaide Greaves and her young son have found sanctuary in the Australian town of Maiden's Creek, where she works as a postmistress. The rough Victorian goldmining settlement is a hard place for a woman - especially as the other women in town don't know what to make of her - but through force of will and sheer necessity, Adelaide carves out a role. But her past is coming to find her, and the embittered and scarred Confederate soldier Caleb Hunt, in town in search of gold and not without a dark past of his own, might be the only one who can help.
Please note this is a July event.
6.30pm - 8.00pm
Wednesday 10 July
RSVP on 95095133
Last Tuesday Book Club (Fiction)
Less - Andrew Sean Greer
Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years who is engaged to someone else. Arthur can't say yes - it would be too awkward; he can't say no - it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.
In-store on Tuesday 25 June at 7 pm. Contact us to reserve your place on 9509 5133.
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter, and soon it's impossible to imagine life without her.
Tuesday 25 June at 10.30 am. Contact us to reserve your place on 9509 5133.
I often find this time of year slightly stressful. Firstly there are all the EOFY sales, June sales, stock take sales and my need to purchase now to maximise my purchasing power. And there's the cold which means I find myself with shoulders hunched, jaw clenched and fists tight. Not to mention it's a big 'special occasion' month in my family.
Of course, family comes first so please ignore the order of my thoughts.
Dear S for Short,
I call it the 3-step Uncle Jeffrey plan to de-stressing.
Some people say I'm simplistic.
1. Go to Jeffreys and buy cards and gifts.
2. Buy yourself a book.
3. Go home, find a warm spot and read.