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JUNE EVENTS at The Regulator Bookshop


Wednesday, June 6, 10:15 a.m
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free!

Thursday, June 7, 7:00 p.m
The Regulator welcomes Duke alumna Rae DelBianco, author of the critically-acclaimed debut novel, Rough Animals: An American Western Thriller, for a reading and book signing.

Ever since their father's death, Wyatt Smith and his twin sister, Lucy, have scraped by alone on their family's isolated ranch in Box Elder County, Utah. That is until one morning when Wyatt is hit in the arm by a hail of gunfire that takes five cattle with it. The shooter ―a fever-eyed, fearsome girl-child with an outdated TEC-9 in her left hand and a worn shotgun in her right― escapes and heads south into the desert. Wyatt feels he has no choice but to go after her. Wyatt's decision sets him on an epic twelve-day odyssey through a nightmarish underworld he only half understands ―against the primordial ways of men and the beautiful yet brutally unforgiving landscape. Steeped in a mythic, wildly alive language of its own, Rough Animals is a tour de force from a powerful new voice.

A brilliant, incandescent debut that will remind everyone of a young Cormac McCarthy.”
―Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Son

Rae DelBianco grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she began competitively showing livestock at the age of eight and founded a beef cattle operation at fourteen. She attended Duke University as a Robertson Scholar, and is an alumnus of Tin House’s Summer Workshop and Curtis Brown’s Novel-Writing Course in London. She lives outside New York City.
Rough Animals, 9781628729733, Arcade/Skyhorse Publishing
Contact: Publicist: Caroline Perny, Caroline.Perny@harpercollins.com; Author contact: Rae DelBianco, a.rae.delbianco@gmail.com

Sunday, June 10, 2:00 p.m
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.

Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m
The Regulator welcomes Durham author Grant Hetherton for a reading and book signing of his newest mystery, Last Girl Gone.

Investigative journalist Laura Chambers is back in her tiny hometown of Hillsborough, the one place she swore never to return. Fired from the Boston Globe, her career in shambles, she reluctantly takes a job with the local paper. The work is simple, unimportant, and worst of all, boring―at least until a missing girl turns up dead. Years earlier, ten-year-old Patty Finch left home and never made it back. Now that terror has returned to seize another girl. And another. And another. Powerful, intricate, and tense, Last Girl Gone will have you looking over your shoulder long after the last page.

“Forget sleep. Forget everything. No one will pry this book out of your hands until the last diabolical twist.” ―Brian Freeman, bestselling author of The Night Bird

J. G. Hetherton was raised in rural Wisconsin, graduated from Northwestern, and lived in Chicago for the better part of a decade. Along the way to his first novel, he dabbled in many different day jobs before moving to North Carolina for a girl. They live in Durham with their twin daughters, and when he’s not writing, you can find J.G. hiking on the Eno or sitting down with a good book.
Last Girl Gone: A Laura Chambers Mystery, 978-1683316176, Crooked Lane Book
Contact: Grant Hetherton, grant.hetherton@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 13, 10:15 a.m
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free!

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Andrew Lawler, author of The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, for a reading and book signing.

The Secret Token is a sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony of Roanoke reveals about America today.

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony's leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue―a "secret token" etched into a tree.

In The Secret Token, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness. Incisive and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the Lost Colony and its fate, but of how its absence continues to define--and divide--America.

Andrew Lawler is the author of the highly acclaimed Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? He is a contributing writer for Science, a contributing editor for Archaeology Magazine and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Slate.
The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, 9780385542012, Doubleday/RH (pub date: June 5, 2018)
Contact: Andrew Lawler, aflawler@gmail.com, publicist: Charlotte O’Donnell, codonnell@penguinrandomhouse.com, 212-782-9619

Saturday, June 16, 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate “Superhero Saturday” with Bolaji O, author of the Brave Young Heroes series. Come dressed as your favorite superhero! All ages are welcome.
Bolaji O. will read selections from his Brave Young Heroes about kid superheroes from around the world who overcome obstacles. A gifted author and motivational speaker, Bolaji O. shows kids that we all have the power to make a difference and change the world.

Bolaji Oyejide (Oh-yay-gee-day) inspires kids to find their superpowers, so they can change the world. Growing up in Nigeria, Bolaji used comic books to overcome crippling shyness and social anxiety. Today, his 50 Brave Young Heroes books feature kids from all over the world who struggle with issues like dyslexia, autism, and anxiety who find their inner strength. Bolaji O lives with his wife and two Brave Little Heroes, in North Carolina, USA. To learn more, visit: http://www.BraveYoungHeroes.com
Media contact: Author: Bolaji Oyejide 919-633-1778; Publicist: Marissa Kern, marissa@braveyoungheroes.com

TRUTHFUL TUESDAY with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.
This event is co-sponsored by The Regulator Bookshop and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign's 40 Days of Moral Action.

Please join us for a Truthful Tuesday Teach-In with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion, at The Regulator Bookshop. All are welcome. Free.

Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our compromised Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past. Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ. Reconstructing the gospel requires facing the pain of the past and present, from racial blindness to systemic abuses of power. Grappling seriously with troubling history and theology, Wilson-Hartgrove recovers the subversiveness of the gospel that sustained the church through centuries of slavery and oppression, from the civil rights era to the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. When the gospel is reconstructed, freedom rings both for individuals and for society as a whole.

"A must-read for Christians interested in how race-infused politics and religion undermine the American democratic dream." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is a writer, speaker, and activist. He and his wife, Leah, founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit that pursues beloved community with kids in the neighborhood, through classes in North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. Jonathan is also an associate minister at the historically black St. John's Missionary Baptist Church. Jonathan is the coauthor of Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers, a coeditor of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, and the author of Strangers at My Door, The Awakening of Hope, The Wisdom of Stability, and The New Monasticism. He is also the coauthor, with Rev. Dr. William Barber II, of The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement.
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion, 978-0830845347, IVP Books (Intervarsity Press)
Contact: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, jonathanwilsonhartgrove@hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 20, 10:15 a.m
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free!

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m
Join us at The Regulator for a reading and book signing with Steve Chaney, author of Slaying the Food Myths: The Truth Behind the Headlines.

Are you confused by all the conflicting nutritional advice? Do you want the healthiest diet for you and your family? If so, this book is for you. In this book, Dr. Chaney gives you science-backed answers that cut through the claims, counter-claims, and nutrition myths. He searches the scientific literature to provide you with scientifically accurate answers to your nutrition questions. Slaying the Food Myths provides a variety of healthy diets with guidance so you can choose the one that is best for you. Dr. Chaney debunks the myths and misleading information that are so prevalent in Nutrition today and will arm you to avoid pitfalls and wayward paths along your quest for better health.

Dr. Steve Chaney received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Duke and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCLA. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Chaney was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Academy of Educators upon his retirement in 2012. An award-winning professor of nutrition and cancer researcher, Dr. Chaney is committed to helping people lead healthier lives and is highly sought after as a speaker on the topic of holistic approaches to health.
Slaying the Food Myths: The Truth Behind the Headlines, 978-1948404143, Vervante
Contact: Steve Chaney, stevechaneytips@gmail.com, 919-929-5334.

WBWC BREASTFEEDING CLASS -- Please note: This is a paid event that requires pre-registration. To register, visit:  https://ncbirthcenter.org/classes/
Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m -- 4 p.m
Location: The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham, NC 27705 (downstairs)
This is a paid class offered by the  Women’s Birth and Wellness Center that will be held downstairs at the Regulator Bookshop. Pre-registration and payment are required. Contact WBWC for more information. https://ncbirthcenter.org/classes/

Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m.
Students from the Duke Young Writers Camp will read from their work at The Regulator Bookshop. All are welcome.
This summer marks the 35th year that young writers from all over the country and around the world have been coming to Duke University to craft stories, poems, scripts, and essays. Every two weeks for six weeks out of the summer, approximately 100 to 140 adolescents form a creative writing community at Duke Young Writers’ Camp. Selected by their instructors, between fifteen and twenty of those writers will share at The Regulator their poetry and excerpts from stories, scripts, and essays.
Contact: Mitchell Cox, prof.mitch@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 27, 10:15 a.m
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free!

Saturday, June 30, 11:00 a.m (upstairs) & 1:00 p.m. (downstairs)
The Regulator welcomes Durham children’s author Melissa Rooney for a fun-filled storytime about frogs, our water resources, alliteration, camouflage, and other K-2 curricula topics. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s writing style and concerns about sustainability, Rooney’s new children’s book The Fate of the Frog combines engaging illustrations and playful verse that is as fun to read aloud as it is to listen to. The event includes a plush tadpole craft using 100% recycled materials (provided).
The Fate of the Frog, 978-1-684-01467-5, Mascot Books
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TheFateOfTheFrog/
Contact: Melissa Rooney, melissarooneywriting@gmail.com

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