Charlotte Readers Podcast: Save the Cat! Writes a Bookstore

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Plus Book Pics by Park Road Books

In this episode, we sit down with Sally Brewster and Shauna Morgan of Park Road Books to explore the ins and outs of running an independent book store, the arc of the Park Road Books story – using the three act model in Save the Cat! Writes a Novel as a guide – and their recent book picks.

Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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In this episode, we sit down with Sally Brewster and Shauna Morgan of Park Road Books to explore the ins and outs of running an independent book store, the arc of the Park Road Books story – using the three act model in Save the Cat! Writes a Novel as a guide – and their recent book picks.

It’s often said that variety is the spice in life. It’s true in running a book store and with books, too. We get a behind the scenes look at the independent book store business and a variety of book suggestions from the book-minded folks at Park Road Books.

Sally and Shauna also discuss their love of books and their commitment to helping customers find the right books.

Here are their recent picks with their references, commentary and thoughts about each of the books:

A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas Along the Route of John Lawson’s 1700 Expedition  by Scott Huler

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. In 2014, Scott Huler decided to leave home and family for his own journey by foot and canoe, faithfully retracing Lawson’s route through the Carolinas. What he finds are surprising parallels between Lawson’s time and our own, with the locals and their world poised along a knife-edge of change between a past they can’t forget and a future they can’t quite envision.

Michal Sims, author of The Adventures of Henry Thoreau says this about it: “An eye-opening journey through the contemporary South. As he does in his other excellent books, Huler reminds us in A Delicious Country that the present and the past coexist all around us. He writes with great specificity about each topic at hand, but he never loses sight of the larger human story. The book excels as a work of exploration, history, and science. It is also simply what reviewers like to call ‘a rousing good read.’”

 

Growing Things  by Paul Tremblay

July 2nd release

This is a chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.

In “The Teacher,” a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmates’ lives.

Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one-by-one, as they speed away from the crime scene in “The Getaway.”

This anthology features nineteen pieces of short fiction. From global catastrophe to the demons inside our heads, Tremblay illuminates our primal fears and darkest dreams in startlingly original fiction that leaves us unmoored. As he lowers the sky and yanks the ground from beneath our feet, we are compelled to contemplate the darkness inside our own hearts and minds.

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