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Our Book of the Week is Sunset Park: A Novel by Paul Auster (Henry Holt, ISBN 9780805092868, $25.00) "Sunset Park" follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse.
 
* An enigmatic young man employed as a trash-out worker in southern Florida obsessively photographing thousands of abandoned objects left behind by the evicted families.
 
* A Group of young people squatting in a house in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
 
* The Hospital for Broken Things, which specializes in repairing the artifacts of a vanished world.
 
* William Wyler's 1946 classic "The Best Years of Our Lives."
 
* A celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway.
 
* An independent publisher desperately trying to save his business and his marriage.
 
These are just some of the elements Auster magically weaves together in this immensely moving novel about contemporary America and its ghosts. "Sunset Park" confirms Paul Auster as one of our greatest living writers, and this week it's 30% off.
 
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First line(s)...
 
"Driving into work one day, I found myself in a different city."
 
...from A Geography of Secrets by Frederick Reuss (Unbridled, ISBN www., $25.95) 


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Go to our cafe page and order lunch online by 10:30 a.m., and we'll have it waiting for you.

 

4701 East Douglas/Wichita, Kansas 67218/(316) 682-1181

Hours:

Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Cafe opens at 7:00 a.m.)

Saturday - Sunday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (Cafe opens at 7:00 a.m.)

 

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Watermark's Visiting Author Series:

 

Kim Edwards.

Author of the bestselling novel Memory-Keeper's Daughter and the new novel The Lake of Dreams, coming Jan. 4, 2011. Call to reserve books: (316) 682-1181.

Thurs., Jan. 13. 7:00 p.m.

 

Elizabeth Gilbert.

Author of the beloved bestselling memoirs Eat, Pray, Love and Committed.

Thursday, Feb. 17. 7:00 p.m.

At the Hughes Metroplex at 29th Street & Oliver.

Call Watermark for ticket information: (316) 682-1181.

 

Mike Huckabee.

Author of Do the Right Thing, A Simple Christmas, and the new book A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (And a Trillion That We Don't!), which will be available Feb. 22, 2011.

Call Watermark to reserve books: (316) 682-1181.

Tue., March 1. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

 

 

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