Tuesday, September 12, 2000

What's happening at local bookstores this week




By Sara Pearce
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        What Southern Women Know by Ronda Rich (Penguin Putnam; $12). The paperback edition of this celebration of femininity is out. It's subtitled “Timeless Secrets to Get Everything You Want in Love, Life and Work” and might sound like a parody but Yankee-born Shelf has been assured it's not. Signings: 1 p.m. Wednesday Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, (937) 298-6540.

        Let Me Whisper in Your Ear by Mary Jane Clark (St. Martin's Press; $22.95). Ms. Clark (a CBS producer/writer) sets her new thriller at a television station where a reporter has the uncanny knack of having celebrity obituaries completely ready to roll when the person dies. Signings: 7 p.m. Thursday, Joseph-Beth, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960; and 7 p.m. Friday , Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540.

        The Big Pig Gig: Celebrating Pigs in the City ($34.95). ArtWorks is taking orders for its 208-page book, which includes photographs of just about every pig now on the streets of Greater Cincinnati. Publication's late October but buy the book by Friday and get a 15 percent discount. Log on towww.bigpiggig.com/commerce/commerce.asp.Order forms also are on ArtWorks' La Tour de Pork Pig map. Information: 333-0388.

        Far From The Tree by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant (St. Martin's Press; $24.95). The newest novel from this best-selling pair (Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made) is about two sisters whose lives seem about as far apart as their personalities. But when their father dies, Celeste and Ronnie are brought together at a house they have inherited in North Carolina. Signing: 2 p.m. Sunday , Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540.

       



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