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For a very limited time, we are accepting orders for the signed limited edition hardcover edition of John Connolly's short story, THE REFLECTING EYE. You can find more information about the book, including its introduction here. The book will cost £21 plus postage (to be determined). If you would like your name added to the list, send an email to David with the title of the book in the subject line and information will be provided as we get it. Please note that this is a very limited edition, so copies will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A limit of TWO copies per customer will also be imposed.

Matthew-May 04 2012, 10:15

Hélène Gestern
In conversation with Gerard Brennan
Friday 2nd May at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE

No Alibis Bookstore is pleased to invite you to an evening with Hélène Gestern, on Friday 2nd May at 6:30PM. Hélène will be reading from her book, THE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTO, and taking part in a roundtable discussion with author Gerard Brennan. This is a free event.

Parisian archivist Hélène knows very little about her mother, Nathalie, who died when she was four. In the hope of learning more, she places a newspaper advert calling for information on Nathalie and two unknown men pictured with her at a tennis tournament in 1971. Against the odds, she receives a response from Stéphane, a Swiss biologist: his father is one of the people in the photo. More letters, and more photos, pass between them, in an attempt to unearth the truth their parents kept from them. But as they piece together events from the past, will they discover more than they can actually deal with? Winner of more than 20 literary awards, this dark yet moving drama deftly explores the themes of blame and forgiveness, identity and love.

Hélène Gestern was born in 1971. She teaches and researches in the field of linguistics at CNRS and sits on the editorial committee of a literary review dedicated to autobiographical writing. Her first novel, The People in the Photo, won more than 20 literary awards and draws upon, among other things, her interests in photography and cats. She lives and works in Nancy.

Book your spot now by emailing David, or calling the shop on 9031 9607.

Matthew-April 8 2014, 09:48

Rachel Ries
Thursday 8th May at 8:00PM
Tickets: £8

No Alibis Bookstore is pleased to invite you to an evening of music, to celebrate the launch of Rachel Ries' latest album, GHOST OF A GARDENER, on Thursday 8th May at 8:00PM. Tickets, priced £8 each, are now on sale.

Daughter of Mennonite missionaries, Rachel Ries hails from the inspiring, vast expanses of South Dakota, by way of Zaire. Her formative years were filled with Mennonite hymns, Suzuki violin and The Carpenters. Currently splitting her time between rural Vermont and New York City, she crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With a clear voice and steady hand, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her open-eyed search for redemption and reason.

Returning from a years-long hiatus, Rachel is releasing her third long player, Ghost of a Gardener on Feb 18, 2014. Her voice at times echoes that of Regina Spektor or early Maria Muldaur and this new album is full of thoughtful and inventive arrangements. Fingerpicked melodicism pairs with sweeping strings & analog synths while a Merle Haggard-style drinking song struts with trumpets and close knit harmonies. The album, produced by Ries along with Secretly Canadian artist David Vandervelde, also includes Emmett Kelly (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Cairo Gang), Gregory Alan Isakov, Evan Bivins (Cary Ann Hearst, Duncan Sheik), members of Brooklyn’s Cuddle Magic, strings from RSVQ and long-time bandmate Ariel Bolles.

Since 2008's Country EP, a split 45" with Anaïs Mitchell released on Righteous Babe Records, Ries ("reese") has recorded and toured extensively with Mitchell, supporting Bon Iver and others. She was granted a Chicago Arts award in 2010, worked in Chicago theatre, toured Europe and the States, learned how to repair Wurlitzers and (kind of) play the drums.

Book your tickets now by emailing David, or calling the shop on 9031 9607.

Matthew-April 8 2014, 10:03

Paul Charles
Friday 9th May at 6:00PM
Tickets: FREE

No Alibis Bookstore is pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of Paul Charles' latest novel, THE LONESOME HEART IS ANGRY, on Friday 9th May at 6:00PM. This is a free event.

What seems like a routine job for the matchmaker, Michael Gilmour, in a 1960s small Northern Irish town becomes something very much more when events take an unexpected turn. The brothers Kane have an idea for their matches that will set tongues wagging, light the fires of jealousy in more than one heart, and open the door to tragedy.

The Lonesome Heart is Angry explores life in a small town and the darker side of the human condition. It doesn't shy away from the gossip, the fear, the violence and desperation that can build up inside people and behind closed doors.

Set in Castlemartin, home of the Playboys who featured in Paul Charles' The Last Dance, The Lonesome Heart is Angry is a gripping novel that will keep you reading until the last page.

Paul Charles is a noted author of crime and music books. He works as a music agent and is based in London. New Island published his previous Castlemartin novel, The Last Dance, in 2012.

Book your spot now by emailing David, or calling the shop on 9031 9607.

Matthew-April 15 2014, 10:34


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