The Iguana’s Eyes
Author: Sean Foley
Publisher: Columbia Vista Publishing
This just-released young adult novel has a bit of everything: a 13-year-old heroine dealing with grief, a sudden trip to Jamaica, endangered iguanas, mystery, pirates, perilous adventure, a crafty corporation and a journal holding a secret lost for hundreds of years. The plight of the iguanas came naturally enough for the author. Foley, a Clemson grad, has been a herpetologist (a specialist on reptiles and amphibians) for 22 years at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This is his debut novel. He will be signing copies at Barnes and Noble in Forest Acres from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on March 29.
America’s Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery and the Slow March Toward Civil War
Author: Joseph Kelly
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
The book title refers to the two-year siege of Charleston by Union forces in the Civil War, but the core of the book goes far earlier than that period, as the subtitle suggests. The author is a professor of literature at the College of Charleston and has also done historical writing for the Journal of Social History. In America’s Longest Siege, released last year, he focuses on the long history of the ideology of Charleston and the entire South toward the institution of slavery, looking at moral and economic issues.
Author: Leland M. Glen
The author of this 2011 polemic, a Lexington businessman, has no shortage of conservative opinions and he proclaims on the book jacket that he considers his label of “politically incorrect” as “a badge of honor.” The chapter headings show where he’s going: “Liberal Media,” “Immigration,” “Health Care” and “Big Government,” to name a few.
Be Prepared for Anything
Author: Charlene R. Cobbs
When Charmaine Carter’s two friends are shot and a detective digs into the case, both mystery and romance follow. The author of this 2010 romance novel is a program coordinator with the S.C. Department of Social Services in Columbia. She is also the author of Talking from Experience, a book of poetry.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
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Real Estate Spotlight
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WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
Donate Plasma Today & Be Somebody’s Hero For Life. You could earn up to $400 a month! Program and fees vary per location. Contact your local center today. 803-736-5888. Click here for more info