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Strange Happenings in August

August 2nd

The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean on shelves.

“Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.

Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon―like all other book eater women―is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories.

But real life doesn’t always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger―not for books, but for human minds.”

August 5th

Harry Houdini stays underwater for 1.5 hours in a casket before escaping in 1926.

Bodies Bodies Bodies in Theaters.

“When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.”

August 11th

Full moon

August 15th

Fathom Events presents Coraline in theaters.

“A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to save her family and get back home.”

August 18th

The Haunted History of Invisible Women: A Collection of True Ghost Stories, Andrea Janes & Leanna Renee Hieber on shelves.

“Andrea Janes, owner of Boroughs of the Dead in Manhattan, and Leanna Renee Hieber, an award-winning author of historical gothic fiction, are teaming up to write a collection of ghost stories that tackle the tragic history of women who were invisible in mainstream society—widows, spinsters, servants and other working women. With firsthand accounts of ghostly encounters and historical research, The Haunted History of Invisible Women is both spine-tingling and thoughtful—a page turner that will stay with you long after you’ve closed the book.”

August 30th

Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales by R.L. Stine on shelves.

August 31st

Enjoy the informal end of summer by celebrating National Eat Outside Day.

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