Coffee with the Authors


Ye ChunStraw Dogs of the Universe

Diane HanksThe Woman with a Purple Heart

Paula MunierHome at Night


Wednesday, November 8, 10am-11:30am

at Cohasset Lightkeepers House

Get your tickets now for our favorite fall event -- Coffee with the Authors! Join us for a light brunch, bottomless coffee and the chance to hear three amazing author introduce their new titles! Purchase tickets ($30) online below, or call the store at (781) 383-2665 to save your spot.


YE CHUN is a bilingual Chinese American writer and literary translator. Her debut story collection, Hao, was longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. She is also the author of two books of poetry, Travel Over Water and Lantern Puzzle; a novel in Chinese, Peach Tree in the Sea; and four volumes of translations. A recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and three Pushcart Prizes, she teaches at Providence College and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

DIANE HANKS has a BFA and MA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston. She first saw the name Annie Fox in relation to her job as a medical writer. Diane was writing about the Veteran Administration’s Annie app (used to send text messages to veterans about self-care) and discovered that it was named after Lt. Annie Fox. It seemed a shame that she’d never heard about the first woman to earn a Purple Heart, so Diane did some research, inspiring her to write The Woman with a Purple Heart.

PAULA MUNIER is a literary agent and the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Mercy Carr mysteries. A Borrowing of Bones, the first in the series, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and named the Dogwise Book of the Year. Blind Search was inspired by the real-life rescue of a little boy with autism. The Hiding Place debuted in March 2021. Paula credits the hero dogs of Mission K9 Rescue, her own rescue dogs, and a love of New England, where she lives, as her series’ major influences.

Store Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event address: 
Cohasset Lightkeepers House
15 Lighthouse Lane
Cohasset, MA
United States
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Straw Dogs of the Universe: A Novel By Ye Chun Cover Image
By Ye Chun
ISBN: 9781646220625
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Published: Catapult - October 17th, 2023

A harrowing and redemptive immigrant story for readers of Pachinko

A Chinese railroad worker and his young daughter—sold into servitude—in 19th century California search for family, fulfillment, and belonging in a violent new land

"Heaven and earth do not pick and choose.
They see everything as straw dogs."

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ISBN: 9781728265117
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - November 7th, 2023

"Historical fiction at its finest!" —Amanda Skenandore, author of The Second Life of Mirielle West and The Nurse's Secret

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Home at Night (A Mercy Carr Mystery #5) By Paula Munier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250887894
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 17th, 2023

Beware the blackbirds…