Saturday Signings: Alison McGhee & Steve Brezenoff

Magers & Quinn Booksellers presents “Saturday Signings.” Every Saturday in December, great local authors will be available to make your book a unique present–at Magers & Quinn Booksellers. Signed books are one-of-a-kind gifts. No one else can give your dad a copy of Kevin Kling’s Holiday Inn dedicated to him by the author. Or a copy of Drink This with a personal recommendation from Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers makes it easy for you to get personalized gifts for everyone on your list. Every Saturday in December, authors will be in the store signing copies of their books. The events are free and open to the public.

1:00pm, Saturday, December 11–Books children of all ages

Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls–one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. No matter where their roller skates take them, at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends. Full of quick-witted repartee, Bink and Gollie, the brainchild of Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and award-winning author Alison McGhee, is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure, brought to life through the delightfully kinetic images of Tony Fucile. For ages 4 to 104.

Noah, Lily, and Simon have been a trio forever. But as they enter high school, their relationships shift and their world starts to fall apart. Privately, each is dealing with a family crisis–divorce, abuse, and a parentโ€™s illness. Yet as they try to escape the pain and reach out for the connections they once counted on, they slip–like soap in a shower. Noahโ€™s got it bad for Lily, but he knows too well Lily sees only Simon. Simon is indifferent, suddenly inscrutable to his friends. All stand alone in their heartache and grief. In his luminous YA novel The Absolute Value of -1, Steve Brezenoff explores the changing value of relationships as the characters realize that the distances between them are far greater than they knew.