Book Signing with Wade Rouse, writing as Viola Shipman, author of "The Hope Chest"

Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 PM

Reservations Requested. Please call (269) 982-1110 or email us to save your seat.

 The Discovery Of One Woman’s Heirloom Hope Chest Unveils Precious Memories And Helps Three People Who Have Each Lost A Part Of Themselves Find Joy Once Again.

Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn’t feel like herself. She can’t navigate her beloved home, she can’t go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn’t want to imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn’t likely to make it past their anniversary.

But when Rose, Mattie’s new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple’s life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother.

With each item—including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament—the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges.

A beautiful story about the unconditional love and support of family, The Hope Chest will remind you that hope can be found where and when you least expect it.

 

VIOLA SHIPMAN is a pen name for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother’s name to pay tribute to the woman whose heirlooms, life, lessons and love inspire his fiction. To date, The Charm Bracelet and The Hope Chest have been translated into over a dozen languages and become international bestsellers. The Recipe Box will publish in 2018. Rouse writes regularly for PeopleGood Housekeeping and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. He divides his time between the resort towns of Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan, and Palm Springs, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
312 State Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
The Hope Chest Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250105073
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 21st, 2017

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Saturday, November 25

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, we're giving away a free book with a purchase of $20 or up (Advanced Reader's Copy). We will also be open until 8:00 PM. 

Book Signing and Storytimes with Leslie Helakoski

1:00-3:00 PM (Storytimes Ongoing)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Patrica Polacco Signs her books

 Sunday, December 3, 3-5 PM

 Children's author Patricia Polacco will be visiting the St. Joseph schools

 and will also sign her books at Forever Books!

 Time at this event is limited, so a receipt with a time slot and number is required in advance. Click here for more info,   including guidelines for how her signing will run.

 

 

 

The Elf on the Shelf Search

Daily, until December 21st

The Elf on the Shelf is hiding in downtown Saint Joseph! Find him and win your own Elf.

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