The Angel of Mons: A World War I Legend
Author: Jerred Metz
Publisher: Singing Bone Press
Historical characters (Winston Churchill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, W. B. Yeats) and creations of the author’s imagination come together in this novel about the first major battle of the British Expeditionary Force as the outnumbered Brits, aided by angel-warriors, battle the Germans. The author has a doctorate in literature. He lives in Columbia and has published several books of poetry.
Get Unstuck Now: Changing Your Story Unleashes Your Power to Move On and Be Happy
Author: Jackie Capers-Brown
This self-help book encourages readers to feel more confident, overcome their fears and find the road to the future they desire. The author, a personal development trainer, draws on her own life experience. She rose from minimum-wage housekeeper at a Columbia hotel to top management at major hotels.
Me and the Lion’s Den
Author: Daniel W. Williams
The author grew up in St. Matthews, and this novel is a fictionalized account of his life as a gay teenager and young man in that small town southeast of Columbia. The book is a mixture of vignettes and poetry aimed at showing readers “that there are many different degrees in the gay world that do exist even in a small town.” The book was published last year and has just come out in an e-book edition.
Library Book Sale: The Richland Library Friends’ annual book sale officially runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Richland Library Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road. Want to get the best selection? You can sneak in on the night before if you’re a member of Friends. Not a member? No problem. You can purchase an annual membership at the door for $25. The Friday sale runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday is half-price day and the hours are 2 to 5 p.m.
Writers Support Children’s Chance Concert: Four local authors have joined together to form the SC Screams Project, and they will host a concert for Children’s Chance at 2:30 p.m. on July 20 at Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting St., West Columbia. Gene Holdway and Nancy Gates Owen will perform. Admission is a donation to the nonprofit organization that supports families dealing with pediatric cancer. The four authors are David Lee Jones, James Kirk, Richard D. Laudenslager and Fran Rizer. The name SC Screams comes from their first project: an anthology of ghost stories, with profits going to children’s charities.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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