Happy belated Thanksgiving (to those in the U.S. or celebrating elsewhere).
I spent my holiday on Marco Island, Florida - the home of Sunshine books
, a small retailer with two stores on Collier Blvd. (the main drag). Their locations are small, but they do a number of book signing events and have a large selection of signed books hiding within the shelves. They also specialize in local authors (which I love).
My mom got me hooked on Randy Wayne White
(a Florida author) & they almost always have signed copies of his books.
This time around I snagged three signed editions:
All Our Yesterdays
by Cristin Terrill
This is Terrill's debut. It has gotten a starred review from Kirkus
and is listed as one of their "Best [Teen] Books of 2013
It's written in first person narrative, as told by Em, the female lead. It's best categorized as science-fiction / action-adventure. Best guess, this would be a good read for 14+ y.o. (it has some language and sexuality).
by Randy Wayne White
This is his second Hannah Smith novel. Not as popular as his Doc Ford novels, the first of which is Sanibel Flats
(a good one to get your hands on both for collectibility and a good read).
Randy Wayne White is a good author to collect. He wrote under the names Carl Ramm
and Randy Striker
in the 1980s. Publishing primarily paperbacks. He started writing as Randy Wayne White in 1990 with the publication of his Doc Ford series
The Mapmaker's War
by Ronlyn Domingue
This is the first book in the Keeper of Tales trilogy and Domingue's 2d novel. The Mercy of Thin Air
was Domingue's debut novel.
This isn't a hugely collectible title or author - I just thought it looked like a good story. It's gotten generally good reviews, but no starred reviews.