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Upcoming Events

Dan Bevacqua

02/04/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00pm for the launch event for local author Dan Bevacqua's debut novel, Molly Bit. About the Book A haunting and provocative debut novel about the stratospheric rise of an enigmatic Hollywood star and her legacy in the vein of Daisy Jones and the Six, from Columbia MFA graduate Dan Bevacqua. A tragic death was not part of the script. Molly Bit is a great actress. From her first acting classes to her big break, she is different from the...

Eugenia W. Herbert

02/05/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Eugenia W. Hebert, Professor Emeritus of History at Mount Holyoke College and author of Serendib: Scenes from Colonial Ceylon. About the Book Since antiquity Ceylon — long known as Serendib, now Sri Lanka — has been renowned for its beauty and its wealth. Shipwrecked on its shores, Sindbad the Sailor found it a land of “unrivalled splendor and magnificence,” the air filled with the fragrance of spices and...

Marcia Gomes House Concert

02/09/2020 - 6:00PM

  Join us on Sunday, February 9 at 6:00pm for a house concert by local musician Marcia Gomes, who will be at the Odyssey to perform live and raise funds to complete her first album. Attendees will get the chance to hear a sneak preview of the album of original songs, Overcome: Songs of Faith, Love, and Justice. Marcia will perform several of her songs live, and you can hear before and after versions of the songs produced by June Millington and recorded at the IMA studio in Goshen...

Meg Little Reilly

02/11/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Meg Little Reilly, author of The Misfortunes of Family. About the Book WHAT BRINGS A FAMILY TOGETHER CAN ALSO TEAR IT APART The Bright family is the picture of perfection--attractive, competitive and a bit badly behaved. As the four adult sons of retired senator John Bright head with their partners to the annual family reunion, they have everything they need, except self-awareness. This year the senator has...

Helen Fremont

02/12/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Helen Fremont, author of The Escape Artist. About the Book A luminous family memoir from the author of the critically acclaimed Boston Globe bestseller, After Long Silence, lauded as “mesmerizing” (The Washington Post Book World), “extraordinary” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), and “a triumphant work of art” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In the tradition of Alison Bechdel’s Fun...

Silent Book Club

02/13/2020 - 6:30PM

Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Odyssey's new Silent Book Club on Thursday, February 13 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. The Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup where book-lovers can come together and read in sociable silence at their local independent bookstore, the Odyssey! There are no group reading assignments, no deadlines, and no set discussion questions. Its just a chance to take a break from the hecticness of daily life to sit, relax, and read alongside one another. Because at it's...

Special Storytime!

02/16/2020 - 2:00PM

Join us on Sunday, February 16 at 2:00pm for a very special storytime wiht Megan Dowd Lambert, author of A Kid of Their Own. About the Book In this fresh and funny follow-up to the Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book A Crow of His Own, rooster Clyde is forced to adjust to new roommates on the farm when Fran the goat and her kid, Rowdy, take up residence. Can Clyde handle having a new kid in town? Rooster Clyde has just settled in and found his voice when everyone demands that he take his...

Writing Party!

02/20/2020 - 11:00AM

On Thursday, February 20 at 11:00am, the Odyssey welcomes young writers and their families to a Writing Party event with Sharon Edwards, Robert Maloy, and Torrey Trust, authors of Kids Have All the Write Stuff. We attend parties to celebrate holidays, birthdays, family events. A Writing Party celebrates children as writers, talkers, tellers of stories, jokers, comic drawers, actors and creators of ideas.  This party offers ways for children to express the creative ideas they have in their...

Active Citizens Group

02/23/2020 - 4:00PM

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m. February 23: All Hell Breaking Loose by Michael Klare About the Book All Hell Breaking Loose is an eye-opening examination of climate change from the perspective of the U.S. military. The Pentagon,...

Open Fiction Group

02/24/2020 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.  Monday, February 24: Less by Andrew Sean Greer About the Book A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full...

Martha Ackmann

02/25/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Martha Ackmann, author of These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson. About the Book An engaging, intimate portrait of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest and most-mythologized poets, that sheds new light on her groundbreaking poetry. On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, “All things are ready” and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began....

Gabriel Bump

02/26/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, February 26 for a book talk and signing with Gabriel Bump, author of the Odyssey's First Editions Club February selection, Everywhere You Don't Belong.  This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Africana Studies department. It is free and open to the public. About the Book “This book is astonishing. You’ll be smiling even as your heart is breaking, and you’ll tip willingly into this world Bump offers you, because what appears again and again are...

Elizabeth Young

02/27/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Elizabeth Young, Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and author of Pet Projects: Animal Fiction and Taxidermy in the Nineteenth-Century Archive. This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College English department. It is free and open to the public. About the Book In Pet Projects, Elizabeth Young joins an analysis of the representation of animals in...

Jennifer Rosner

03/03/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00pm to celebrate the launch of author Jennifer Rosner's latest novel, The Yellow Bird Sings.  About the Book In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still...

Jenny Offill

03/05/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Jenny Offill, the bestselling author of Weather.  About the Book From the author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation--one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year--a shimmering tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice...

Jacob Tobia

03/06/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Friday, March 6 at 7:00pm at the Majestic Saloon in Northampton to celebrate the paperback release of Jacob Tobia's nationally bestselling memoir, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above. As a young child in North Carolina, Jacob Tobia wasn't...

Jeanine Cummins

03/07/2020 - 4:00PM

Join us on Saturday, March 7 at 4:00pm for a book talk and signing with Jeanine Cummins, author of American Dirt. About the Book También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large,...

Crime Club

03/09/2020 - 7:00PM

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store. It's free and everyone is...

Laura Zigman

03/10/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Laura Zigman, bestselling author of Separation Anxiety. About the Book From bestselling author Laura Zigman, a hilarious novel about a wife and mother whose life is unraveling and the well-intentioned but increasingly disastrous steps she takes to course-correct her relationships, her career, and her belief in herself Judy never intended to start wearing the dog. But when she stumbled across her son Teddy’s old baby...

Andrew Altschul

03/11/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Andrew Altschul, author of The Gringa. Andrew will be in conversation with local author Ellen Meeropol. About the Book A gripping and subversive novel about the slippery nature of truth and the tragic consequences of American idealism …   Leonora Gelb came to Peru to make a difference. A passionate and idealistic Stanford grad, she left a life of privilege to fight poverty and oppression, but her beliefs...

Open Fiction Group

03/23/2020 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.  Monday, March 23: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez About the Book WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF THE VIEW'S SUMMER READ 2019...

Katy Simpson Smith

03/26/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Katy Simpson Smith, author of our First Editions Club March selection, The Everlasting.  About the Book From a supremely talented author comes this brilliant and inventive novel, set in Rome in four different centuries, that explores love in all its various incarnations and ponders elemental questions of good and evil, obedience and free will that connect four unforgettable lives. Spanning two thousand years,...

Active Citizens Group

03/29/2020 - 4:00PM

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m. March 29: This Land is Their Land by David J. Silverman About the Book Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with...

Joanna Schaffhausen

03/31/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Joanna Schaffhausen, author of All the Best Lies, the latest Ellery Hathaway novel. About the Book The highly anticipated third novel in the award-winning Ellery Hathaway mystery series. FBI agent Reed Markham is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother? Camilla was brutally stabbed to death more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. The trail went so cold...

David Moloney

04/09/2020 - 7:00PM

Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with David Moloney, author of Barker House. About the Book Olive Kitteridge meets The Mars Room in this powerfully unsentimental work of fiction--a portrait of nine lives behind the concrete walls of a New Hampshire jail. David Moloney's Barker House follows the story of nine unforgettable New Hampshire correctional officers over the course of one year on the job. While veteran guards get by on...

Crime Club

04/13/2020 - 7:00PM

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store. It's free and everyone is...

Crime Club

05/11/2020 - 7:00PM

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store. It's free and everyone is...

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