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Book Launch For …

“MY MOSTLY HAPPY LIFE: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree”

SNEAK PEEK (Details below):

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UNADILLA PUBLIC LIBRARY 

After a successful serialization in The Evening Sun, My Mostly Happy Life will be introduced to the public in book form at the Unadilla Public Library on Arbor Day!

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This will be a particularly meaningful celebration, because the library’s grounds are home to the giant trees that inspired the climbing-tree narrator in Shelly Reuben’s novel.  Join us as Shelly tells a few stories, reads a few paragraphs, answers questions, and introduces us to her ferret, Homer, after whom one of the books most memorable characters, Winston the Ferret, is patterned. Marigold, the goat, will also be present. Petting is encouraged. Poetry contest, too! Get rules at the library. Adults. Children. Come one. Come all. Refreshments. FREE.

Date:  Friday, April 27, 2018     

TIME:       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Unadilla Public Library • 193 Main Street • Unadilla, NY 13849

Contact: Andrea Edwards, Director • Phone: 607-639-3131        

AFTON FREE LIBRARY

HOMER - For Press Releases & Web SiteJoin Shelly Reuben as we celebrate the publication of her new urban fable, My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree. Shelly will tell us about its creation (the narrator-tree was inspired by trees at the Unadilla Public Library, and the book’s illustrator, Ruth McGraw, grew up in Afton). She will read a few favorite passages, answer questions, and introduce you to her ferret Homer, after whom Winston the Ferret, one of the book’s most lovable characters, was patterned. Petting is encouraged! Poetry contest, too! Get rules at the library. Refreshments. Free!

Date:  Saturday, April 28, 2018     

TIME:       1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Afton Free Library • 105A Main Street • Afton, New York 13730

Contact: Ramona Bogart, Manager • Phone: 607.639.1212 • Email: af.ill@4cls.org

GUERNSEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Shelly Reuben, columnist for The Evening Sun, which serialized her urban fable My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree, is coming to the Guernsey Library to celebrate its publication. Shelly will tell us about its creation (the narrator-tree was inspired by trees at the Unadilla Library), read a few favorite passages, answer questions, and introduce you to her ferret Homer, after whom Winston the Ferret, one of the book’s most lovable characters, was patterned. Petting is encouraged! Refreshments. Free!

Date:  Sunday, April 29, 2018     

TIME:       2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Guernsey Memorial Library • 3 Court Street • Norwich, NY 13815

Contact: Connie Dalrymple, Director • Phone: 607-334-4034 • Email: guernsey@4cls.org

FOXY LOXY COFFEE SHOPPE

Join us on a beautiful May afternoon as we celebrate the publication of Shelly Reuben’s new novel, My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree.  Shelly will describe how oddly shaped trees inspired a most unusual narrator, and tell us why she decided to both serialize and illustrate this urban fantasy before releasing it as a book.

On a lighter side, Shelly will read a few favorite passages and introduce us to her ferret, Homer, after whom Winston the Ferret, one of the book’s most lovable characters, was patterned.  Petting is encouraged!

Come early for lunch, coffee, or ice cream, and chat with the author. Both Shelly and Homer will be happy to autograph your copy of her book!

Date:  Saturday, May 12, 2018     Rain date:  Sunday, May 20th.  Same time.

TIME: 1:00–2:00 p.m.   

WHERE:  Foxy Loxy Coffee Shoppe • 5 Cemetery Lane • Unionville, PA 19875 

Contact: Jayne Shea • Manager • Phone: (610) 347-1928 • linhill@verizon.net

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM – Museum Store

Edgar nominated mystery novelist Shelly Reuben returns to the museum that inspired so much of her work to talk about My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree. In the  tradition of great 19th Century authors like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reuben’s novel was first serialized in newspapers, and is only now being released in book form. And like her predecessors, Shelly’s book is illustrated with artwork that captivates and delights. Join us as she discusses the creation of her enchanting urban fantasy. Mary Holahan, our director of illustrations, will also give us insights into the artwork (some in our own collection!) that has given so much pleasure to past and present readers.

Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2018     

TIME:       1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Delaware Art Museum Store • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • Wilmington, DE 19806

Contact: Jeanie Robino • Museum Store Supervisor • 302.351.8542 • jrobino@delart.org