Children’s Reading Circle with Miss Joan

Date: Every Thursday until June 14, 2018
Time: 10:30 am  to  11:30 am

2018 Teas

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

Tea Cup Wreath Workshop

Date: February 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm

Succulent Workshop

Date: February 18, 2018
Time: 10:30 am  to  12:30 pm

Spring Workshop

Date: March 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm

Writers Series with Min Jin Lee and Erin McHugh at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery

Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

This event is sold out. Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome MIN JIN LEE, author of the New York Times bestselling novel PACHINKO  to our spring Writers Series on Thursday, May 24th at 6:00pm at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery (1 Partners Lane, Westport). Lee will be in conversation with Erin McHugh, author of several bestsellers, including Political Suicide, soon to be released in paperback.

 

In Min Jin Lee’s bestselling, magisterial epic, four generations of a poor, proud immigrant family fight to control their destinies, exiled from a homeland they never knew.

 

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant—and that her lover is married—she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home and to reject her son’s powerful father sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

 

Richly told and profoundly moving, PACHINKO is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From the bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters—strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis—survive against the indifferent arc of history.

Photo: Elena Seibert

MIN JIN LEE’S Pachinko (2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017, a USA Today Top 10 Books of 2017, an American Library Association Notable Book, and an American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next Great Reads. It is a New York Times Bestseller. Pachinko was also a Top 10 Books of the Year for BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Public Library, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Chicago Public Library and was on over 75 best books of the year lists.

Lee is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction and has received the NYFA Fellowship for Fiction, the Peden Prize from The Missouri Review for Best Story, the Narrative Prize for New and Emerging Writer, and the Reading Women Award.

Photo: Kim Goddard

ERIN MCHUGH is a former publishing executive and award-winning author of more than twenty books of popular nonfiction, including trivia, gay history, children’s books, and much more. She lives in New York City and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Please call Partners Village Store at (508) 636 – 2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat to this not-to-miss event hosted by Partners at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery on Thursday, May 24th, 6:00pm.

 

Writers Series with Red Cummings

Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome Red Cummings on Thursday, June 7th at 6:oo pm as he presents Murder, Manslaughter, and Mayhem on the Southcoast, Volume Two 1970 -1999, the companion to his first in the series (Volume One, 1832 – 1969) published last summer.

 

The subjects of Volume 2 1970-1999 will include the roadside murders of the 1980s and cult murders from 1970s as well as over 100 regional deaths many of which remain mysteries. Stefani Koorey, PHD assisted in the writing both volumes.

 

Red Cummings has written five highly acclaimed historical true stories since his first book eight years ago. Other best-selling books are The Last Fling, Hurricane Carol 1954; Cream of the Crop, Fall River’s Best and Brightest about Fall River and neighboring communities outstanding successful citizens; Lobstah Tales, the History of the Moby Dick/Back Eddy Restaurant in Westport and Murder, Manslaughter and Mayhem Volume One.

 

Please call Partners Village Store at (508) 636 – 2572 to reserve your seat for Thursday, June 7th at 6pm!

 

Writers Series with Claire Messud

Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome Claire Messud for our Summer Writers Series on Tuesday, June 26th at 6pm, in honor of the paperback release of her latest novel, The Burning Girl.  Messud will be in conversation with Dawn Tripp, author of the national bestselling novel Georgia.  Please call for reservations, this in-demand event is quickly filling up.

Described as a masterwork of psychological fiction, The Burning Girl tells the story of teenagers Julia and Cassie, friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts.

But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, childhood’s imaginary worlds and painful adult reality—crafting a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence.

Claire Messud, American writer in 2017.

Claire Messud, one of our finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What are the stories we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, The Burning Girl gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way.

The Burning Girl was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, NPR, Financial Times, Town & Country, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Refinery29, and Literary Hub.

Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The author of five other works of fiction including, most recently, The Burning Girl, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.

Please call Partners Village Store at (508) 636 – 2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat to this not-to-miss event on Tuesday, June 26th at 6pm.

Writers Series with Erin McHugh

Date: July 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:08 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join Partners Village Store and Kitchen on Thursday, July 12th at 6pm for an engaging and entertaining discussion with local author Erin McHugh as we celebrate the paperback release of her book Political Suicide – a topic which is increasingly relevant today!

Political Suicide shares the best and most interesting missteps, peccadilloes, bad calls, back room hijinks, sordid pasts, rotten breaks, and just plain dumb mistakes in the annals of American politics.

They have tweeted their private parts to women they’re trying to impress. They have gotten caught on tape doing and saying things they really shouldn’t have. They have denied knowing about the underhanded doings of underlings — only to have a paper trail lead straight back to them. Nowadays, it seems like half of what we hear about politicians isn’t about laws or governing, but is instead coverage focused on shenanigans, questionable morals, and scandals too numerous to count. And while we shake our heads in disbelief, we still can’t resist poring over the details of these notorious incidents.

In Political Suicide, the foibles of our politicians are brought from the tabloid pages to this entertaining — and cautionary — tale of American history.

Photo: Kim Goddard

ERIN MCHUGH is a former publishing executive and award-winning author of more than twenty books of popular nonfiction, including trivia, gay history, children’s books, and much more. She lives in New York City and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

To reserve your spot on Thursday, July 12th, please contact Partners Village Store: (508) 636-2572 or [email protected]