Mary Kay Andrews Signs The High Tide Club

Y'all, we are super stoked to announce that beloved Southern author Mary Kay Andrews returns on Mother's Day to sign her brand new book, The High Tide Club. Ms. Andrews is a New York Times bestselling author with journalistic roots, writing for the Atlanta Journal Constitution before moving on to become a full-time author.  In addition to being a fabulously prolific novel writer (see below), she has also written a bestselling cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook, that we take delight in.

We will be hosting Ms. Andrews on Mother's Day afternoon, beginning at 1pm.  We hope you'll come on out to say hello - and just as a head's up, we think you might be able to score a great last minute Mother's Day Gift.  Just sayin. <.<

Event date: 

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

89 Central Square
Seaside, FL 32459
The High Tide Club: A Novel Cover Image
Not in stock.
ISBN: 9781250126061
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 8th, 2018

An instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018) from the author of The Weekenders - a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.


The Beach House Cookbook Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250130440
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 2nd, 2017

The Beach House Cookbook is the perfect gift for creative chefs looking to expand their summer cuisine.


Beach Town: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250065957
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 3rd, 2016

Greer Hennessy needs palm trees.

As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida town called Cypress Key.


Every Crooked Nanny (Callahan Garrity #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062195081
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 26th, 2013

“Fresh, confident, intelligent and amusing. Grab a cold drink, put your feet up, and enjoy yourself.”— Sue Grafton


The Weekenders: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250065964
Availability: Backordered
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 2nd, 2017

Tote bag, suitcase, backpack or duffle, it’s time to pack for a summer of intrigue…


Savannah Breeze: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060564674
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

“A sheer delight and will have readers laughing out loud by the second page.” — Daytona Beach News-Journal

“The perfect mix of comedy, action and romance makes this book nearly impossible to put down.”  — Library Journal


Spring Fever: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312642723
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 12th, 2013


First husbands, second chances…

When you think the past is over and done and when you believe you've moved on in life, there's no harm in catching a little spring fever. . . is there?


Irish Eyes: A Callahan Garrity Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062195159
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 4th, 2014

“Entertaining. . . . If you are up for a big helping of humor and heartbreak, insanity and intrigue, read Irish Eyes.” —Orange Country Register


To Live and Die in Dixie: A Callahan Garrity Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062195098
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 26th, 2013

Mary Kay Andrews brings back cleaning lady and sleuth Callahan Garrity in the whodunit To Live and Die in Dixie.

Former Atlanta police officer Callahan is known for scrubbing all kinds of muck, but she has no idea what she’s getting herself into when she is hired by Elliott Littlefield, a notorious Atlanta antiques dealer.


Hissy Fit: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060564650
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

"Andrews is at her best in this thoroughly satisfying story with the right blend of mystery, romance, and sharply funny writing." --Orlando Sentinel


Savannah Blues: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060519131
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

“Quirky, endearing characters make Savannah Blues one heck of a good time.”
 —Jennifer Crusie

“Mary Kay Andrews has perfect pitch when it comes to endearing, smart-mouth heroines, and she has caught the languid looniness of the Low Country perfectly.”
—Anne Rivers Siddons


Little Bitty Lies: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060566692
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

“Little white lies have never been so risky—or so much fun.” —Orlando Sentinel


The Fixer Upper: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060837396
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

“Entirely satisfying, an expert balance of warmth and compassion, terrific supporting characters, a little steamy sex, and just enough suspense to keep you from guessing how it will all go down."  —Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Summer Rental: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780312642709
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 8th, 2012

Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction....Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love.


Save the Date: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250019707
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 5th, 2015

Can this wedding be saved?


Ladies' Night Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250019660
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 29th, 2014

Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called…Ladies' Night!


Strange Brew: A Callahan Garrity Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062195135
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 15th, 2013

The winds of change are blowing, bringing gentrification to Callahan Garrity's funky Atlanta neighborhood. Though it probably won't harm her House Mouse housecleaning service, not everyone welcomes the rebirth.


Heart Trouble: A Callahan Garrity Mystery Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062195128
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 11th, 2014

The fifth book in the exciting Callahan Garrity series sees the cleaning lady/sleuth tracking down the murderer of a woman whom the entire city loved to hate.


Homemade Sin: A Callahan Garrity Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062195104
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 26th, 2013

Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta's elite. She's also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set.


Happy Never After: A Callahan Garrity Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062195111
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 26th, 2013

Callahan Garrity is the ownerof house mouse, a cleaningservice that tidies up afterAtlanta's elite. She's also aformer cop and a part-timesleuth. She and her coterie ofdevoted helpers can ransack ahouse for clues faster than ittakes a fingerprint to set.


How to read more

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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