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Appledore Books
Newsletter Archives

June 2010
  • Book Club Chooses Appalachian Odyssey
    "Because It's a Good Story"
  • Book Scene: April 'Verso' Book Survey

May 2010
  • "Five Million Steps" Headlines
    Interview of 2000-milers
    Featured in The Wire Weekly
  • Kennebunk Book Port Closes
  • Book Scene: Sales Up

April 2010
  • SPRINGTIME MEANS SAP FOR MAPLE SYRUP
    AND READERS FOR MAPLE SUGAR MURDERS
  • TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP SURVEYS
    CUSTOMER USE AND OPINIONS
    ABOUT BOOKS AND E-READERS
  • BOOK SCENE: SALES UP IN JANUARY

March 2010
  • Fleur Weymouth, Photographer:
    How She Teaches CEOs
  • Book Scene: E-Books, E-Readers Slower in E-Market

February 2010
  • Roses are Red,
    Violets are Blue —

    Some Valentine
    Verses for You.


    (Samples from Appledore Books Poetry Line)

January 2010
  • Son of Taylor Morris' Swim Friend
    Reads All about His Father in
    All the Clouds'll Roll Away
  • Book Scene: A Small Sign Up for the Holidays

December 2009
  • Appalachian Odyssey Then and Now:
    'What We Didn't Have and They Do!'
  • Book scene: Clothing and Books Most Popular

November 2009
Newsletter Stories:
  • Appalachian OdysseyMemoir Selected "Classic Honorable Mention" in National Outdoor Book Awards
  • Appledore Books to Participate
    in 33rd Monadnock Fair
  • Book Scene: Independent Bookstore Celebrations

October 2009
  • Author of 2 Isles of Shoals Novels Talks about Researching Historical Fiction
  • Book Scene: Poets House Opens in Manhattan

September 2009
  • Appalachian Odyssey Authors Featured at Highland Center Lodge In New Hampshire White Mts.
  • BOOK SCENE: One Million New Book Titles!

August 2009
  • Appalachian Trail Hikers Face Giardia Parasites And Lightning Bolts
  • Book Scene: 11/7/09 National Bookstore Day

July 2009
  • APPALACHIAN ODYSSEY DISCUSS LONG DISTANCE HIKING AT BOOKSTORE EVENTS
  • Book Scene: Independent Publishers Boost National Sales

June 2009
  • Appalachian Odyssey Authors Signing Their Back-in-Print Book About Hiking from Georgia to Maine
  • Fifth Annual Poetry-Prose-Songfest For Hancock Writers at Harris Center
  • SCENE: Print on Demand Increasing

May 2009
  • Reading Group Discusses With Author This Desired Place & The Island Queen Of The Isles of Shoals Trilogy
  • Taylor Morris Reads and Signs in New Orleans
  • BOOK SCENE:† Online Sales to Increase to 40%

April 2009
  • This Desired Place Author To Discuss Historical Novel At Book Group Event April 29
  • NH Center for the Book Celebrates April National Poetry Month By Featuring a Poet & Poem a Day
  • BOOK SCENE: PUBLISHER CATALOGS GOING DIGITAL

March 2009
  • APPALACHIAN ODYSSEY THE GREAT 2000-MILE HIKE IS BACK IN PRINT!
  • BOOK SCENE: JANUARY SALES BETTER THAN OTHER PRODUCTS

January 2009
  • BOOK SCENE: REASONS POLLED FOR BUYING BOOKS
  • TRANSLATOR OF BORIS VIAN FEATURES RARE ‘ROBOPOET’ ESSAY IN ENTELECHY INTERNATIONAL

December 2008
  • Strawbery Banke Museum Features Historical Novel This Desired Place
  • Book Scene: Books = (Great) Gifts

November 2008
  • Appledore Books To Participate In Monadnock Music Fair
  • New Audio Feature Here On Appledore Books Website
  • Book Scene: Books = Gifts

October 2008
  • Reading Group Choices 2009 Selections Now Available in 15th Anniversary Edition
  • Primary Crime Author Signs At Mystery on Main Street
  • Book Scene: In Bad Economic Times

September 2008
  • Fleur Weymouth Photographs Author Celebrated in Forest Notes Journal
  • This Desired Place Featured As
    State Library
    "Book of the Week"
  • The Book Scene:
    Sales Increase In 2008

August 2008
  • Premier Reading Group Selects
    This Desired Place as a 2009 "Pick"
  • Highboy Spotlighted as "Book of the Week"
  • The Book Scene: Fiction Titles up 17%

July 2008
  • French Writer Boris Vian Surfaces As a Surrealist Should —Again and Again
  • The Book Scene: May Sales Up

June 2008
  • TAHIRIH UNVEILED Wins Bronze Metal
  • New Hampshire and Maine Readings for This Desired Place and Tahirih Unveiled
  • Celia Thaxter's Birthday
    Celebrated June 29

May 2008
  • Women Writing
    About Women"
    Featured at Newburyport Festival
  • Author of
    This Desired Place
    Signs in Maine and New Hampshire

April 2008
  • Author of Historical Novel This Desired PlaceJoins Panel at Newburyport Literary Festival

March 2008
  • Newburyport Literary Festival Features "Women Writing About Women" April 26

February 2008
  • Author of This Desired PlaceGuest at Book Club Discussion

January 2008
  • Readers of This Desired Place Tell of Real-Life Ancestral Links to Characters in Historical Novel

December 2007
  • Interview with Celia Thaxter's Granddaughter Featured in Entelechy International Journal
  • Tahirih Unveiled Listed In Holiday BookSampler

November 2007
  • Appledore Books Participates In 31st Monadnock Music Fair
  • Gibsonís Bookstore Hosts Appledore Books Author

October 2007
  • Tahirih UnveiledAbout Persian Martyr Added to Appledore Books Site
  • Maine Women Writers Collection National Literary Landmark
  • Julia Older at Gibsonís

September 2007
  • "Maine Women Writers Collection" Hosts Desired Author
  • SeacoastNH.com Adds Detailed Posting of This Desired Place

August 2007
  • Presidential Primary Heats Up Primary Crime
  • This Desired Place Added to List of Best Beach Reads

July 2007
  • Fleur Weymouth PhotographsBy Scenic Roads "Lawmaker"
  • Julia Older Signs Her Latest Books In Declaration of Independence Building

June 2007
  • This Desired Place Wins Gold Award For Best Northeast Regional Fiction

May 2007
  • MacDowell Colony Celebrates Centennial

April 2007
  • Julia Older Featured on Poet Showcase

Previous News Entries

 
Julia Older Introduces New Novel
In her Isles of Shoals Trilogy
For her second novel This Desired Place in The Isles of Shoals Trilogy, Julia Older is introducing the limited hardcover edition at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, N.H., November 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. She'll also be signing and discussing her 17th century saga at Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, N.H., Saturday December 2 at 11:00 a.m. and the same Saturday at Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough at 2:00 p.m. Then on December 16 during the annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke living history museum in Portsmouth, N.H., she'll be at the gift shop from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Here's a list of upcoming Julia Older events:

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Now Available - Second Novel
of the New England Trilogy
About the Fabled Isles of Shoals
Julia Older's second historical novel This Desired Place; The Isles of Shoals is now available. This is a deeply-researched saga of 17th century life on the intriguing Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire - a small gathering of strategic islands that became one of the most important ports of entry to the New World. Older follows young Thom Taylor to manhood as he weaves his life among pirates and Puritans, Native Indians and warring British, judges and scalawags - all of them real-life characters involved in documented events. Says David Watters, Director of Center for New England Culture, "An exciting blend of fact and fiction." Says Cally Gurley, Curator of Maine Women Writers Collection, Older could be "living in the 1600s!"
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Second Historical Novel
In Julia Older's
Isles of Shoals Trilogy
Published Soon
Julia Older's new historical novel This Desired Place; The Isles of Shoals will be published soon in limited hardcover edition as the second entry in her Isles of Shoals Trilogy. The Island Queen, first in the trilogy, focused on the life of Celia Thaxter, beloved poet, writer and hostess to her many literary and artist friends visiting her salon cottage on the Isles of Shoals during the 19th century. Older's prequel This Desired Place The Isles of Shoals, set in the late 17th century, follows Thom Taylor from shipwrecked youth to prosperous manhood. He is the only fictive character in her deeply researched tale of real-life Puritans and pirates, judges and witches, Abenakis and adventurers.
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New Orleans-born Taylor Morris
Reads From His Forthcoming Novel on New CD
From a sixth generation family that traces its roots to the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Taylor Morris brings us valuable memories of his life and loves in classic New Orleans. In his recently released CD, Morris reads major excerpts from his forthcoming novel ALL THE CLOUDS'LL ROLL AWAY, a hilarious, wonderfully written story of New Orleans at its prime before Morris, a fighter pilot, left for World War II and beyond. "The New Orleans I write about is gone," he says of Hurricane Katrina and the waves of time. "Only our stories remain – and our duty to remember."
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Autographed Books Available!
Now readers interested in buying some of our most popular books at www.AppledoreBooks.com can ask for the author to customize the books with the author's signature. Simple to do—and free. You can add a brief message, too. Great for giving personalized book gifts for birthdays or holidays. Here's how: On the Book List page, look for the titles with the red-link "Autographed Copies Available." Click the link to find the easy instructions. At the time of purchase, simply email AppledoreBooks@aol.com with your instructions for the authors to sign the books and we'll do the rest.
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Julia Older's Eighth Poetry Book Published
Julia Older will be reading from ROLLING THE SUN, her recently published eighth book of poetry, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Manchester NH July 24, Barnes & Noble in Nashua NH August 11 and RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth NH August 18. She also is expected to read from her forthcoming novel This Desired Place, the second in her Isles of Shoals Trilogy.
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New PayPal Option Brings in the New Year
As of January 2005, Appledore Books offers the most updated way to buy books from its web site - PayPal. Readers now can pay for their purchases through the popular PayPal credit card system. See Questions About Orders for an explanation of this fast and easy way to buy books online. Each Book Page describing a title now has a PayPal "Add to Cart" button for purchasing books and a PayPal "View Cart" button to see the titles you ordered.

If you don't use a credit card, you still have the option of printing your order and mailing a check or money order through the US Postal Service.

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And on the Global Front...
English-readers in India interested in French authors can pick up Julia Older's translations BLUES FOR A BLACK CAT And Other Stories by Boris Vian. Published by University of Nebraska Press for its French Modernist Library series, BLUES is fresh off the press in New Delhi. It's also available from Appledore Books (see Book List on this site.).
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Celia Thaxter Goes to The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit "Childe Hassam: American Impressionist" offers a roomful of 24 seascapes painted while Hassam was a guest at Celia Thaxter's artist colony on the Isles of Shoals. Thaxter, one of the most published writers in America, championed the young Boston-based artist. Hassam's watercolor illustration of Celia knee-deep in her flower garden from AN ISLAND GARDEN (his first book and her last) is also on the cover of the anthology Julia Older edited (see Book List on this site). Both books are featured at the Museum Gift Shop in tandem with the exhibit in New York from June 10-September 12, 2004.
Click here for more information on the exhibition.
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Back in Print!
GRAND MONADNOCK: Exploring the Most Popular Mountain in America is back in print. The mountain in southwestern New Hampshire was climbed by Thoreau, Emerson and other luminaries of the 19th century. Today more than 100,000 people a year still find this bare-rock summit an inspiring granite lookout on New England. The book contains 45 full-color photographs and many historical prints.
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New Wise and Wacky Novel
Taylor Morris, author of MESSAGE FROM THE SPARROWS (see Book List page on this site), will have his wise and wacky novel ALL THE CLOUDS'LL ROLL AWAY coming out soon. It's about New Orleans life as you always thought it would and should be.
Book One of Morris' triology.
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Moviedom in Kennebunkport
At the great Kennebunk Book Port shop in September, Julia Older signed copies of her biographical novel
THE ISLAND QUEEN about Celia Thaxter of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. During the week, Paul Newman and others of the Hollywood ilk were filming "Empire Falls." Downtown Kennebunkport, Maine, became a Cape Cod, Massachusetts, town for the shooting.
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New Hampshire Primary Crime
PRIMARY CRIME, Steve Sherman's New England Cozy mystery set against the New Hampshire Presidential primary election, turned up an unsolved real-life puzzler. One of his fictional candidates for the White House climbed Grand Monadnock as a campaign spin scheme. Then in August real-life rumor spread from a Walpole, N.H., Presidential campaign stop that Gov. Howard Dean was going to climb Grand Monadnock on Columbus Day. Was Dean's campaign manager reading PRIMARY CRIME on or off hours?
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