Upcoming readings at New Dominion Bookshop

Two readings and book-signings coming up at New Dominion Bookshop:

May 14 (Thursday) at 5:30 PM

Joe Lieberman, Dancing at the Edge: From Chuckles to Chills

RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 AT 12:15 PM

Stefan Bechtel, Tornado Hunter: Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth

Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 PM

Joe Lieberman will tell the stories behind the stories in

Dancing at the Edge: From Chuckles to Chills

Encompassing a broad range of themes and topics-from the occult to legends and ghost stories-this collection of thirty short stories offers unique insights from the personal perspective of author Joe Lieberman.

“The Legend of Taps” explores the origin of this haunting military bugle call sounded at funerals and memorial services. “See and Learn” demonstrates the power of a young man’s dedication to two deaf puppies and their positive effect on deaf youth. The title story, “Dancing at the Edge,” examines the relationship of a man and woman thrown into a crisis situation and the unexpected result of their chance encounter. In the poignant story of “Jacob and Sarah,” a violin plays on its own after the death of its owner.

The stories, told at a light and rapid pace, offer an insightful look at romance, war, adventure, ghosts, and humor. In Dancing at the Edge, Lieberman demonstrates his power as a master storyteller as he weaves his unique views into each and every tale.

Joe Lieberman is a local author and former columnist in The Daily Progress.

RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 AT 12:15 PM

Stefan Bechtel relates the adventures of

tornado chaser and co-author Tim Samaras in

Tornado Hunter: Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth

Of nature’s weapons, tornadoes are among the most unforgiving, and here’s an unforgettable portrait of these storms and one extraordinary man who challenged them—and produced the first-ever photographs snatched from a rampaging twister’s black heart. Tornado chaser Tim Samaras worked with master storyteller Stefan Bechtel, author of Roar of the Heavens, to create a page-turner with narrative force and scientific substance.

In the first of five you-are-there accounts, Tornado Hunter opens with a moment-by-moment description of the 2003 catastrophe that engulfed Manchester, South Dakota. The authors evoke the doomed town and its people; the dark menacing funnel; and Samaras’s fearless advance into the whirlwind’s core to deploy the ingenious equipment he devised. They interweave the tornado chaser’s passion, the fascinating science of the storms themselves, and six decades of progress in predicting and recording their onslaught—an art beholden to Samaras’s own groundbreaking inventions.

Stefan Bechtel is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and serves on the board of the Center for Creative Voices in Media, a fierce and effective nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of independent voices in film, television and printed media.

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One Response

  1. Don’t forget Mary Beth Keane next Thursday! She’s a high school classmate who did her grad work at UVa. Her new book is called The Walking People.

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