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2019 White Birch Bookstore Events

We have a great series of book store events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

The Impossible Climb  

Author Evening with Mark Synnott
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00pm
Whitney Community Center, Jackson, NH

Join us at the Whitney Community Center in Jackson, NH for a great author talk with local author, Mark Synnott, and his book The Impossible Climb, which we will be selling that night.

One slip, one false move, one missed toehold and you're dead.

On June 3rd 2017 veteran adventure journalist and professional climber Mark Synnott was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents, a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation El Capitan. It is a climb extraordinarily dangerous and difficult, and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free solo'. Meaning no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story.

Indeed, to summit El Cap free solo was a feat likened to Neil Armstrong first walking on the moon.

In The Impossible Climb, Mark Synnott uses his own career as a professional climber, its intersection with that of Alex Honnold and the lead-up to Honnold's historic ascent, to paint a insider portrait of the elite climbing community, exploring what motivates them, the paradoxical drive to keep the sport pure and at the same time to fund climbs, and the role that awareness of mortality plays in the endeavour. We watch through Mark's eyes as Alex plots, trains and attempts his heart-stopping free-solo ascent. Ultimately this is a story not only about climbing but about what makes us human, how we respond to fear and our drive to transcend the inevitability of death.

About the Author

Mark Synnott is a twenty-year member of the North Face Global Athlete team. He is a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine and has written for Outside, Men’s Journal, Rock and Ice, and Climbing. He is also an internationally certified mountain guide and a trainer for the Pararescuemen of the United States Air Force. He lives in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire.

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THE LITTLE LOST FAIRY   Author Afternoon with Rebecca Sosny
Saturday, March 30 at 11am

Join us at the bookstore for a great author talk with local author, Rebecca Sosny, and her book THE LITTLE LOST FAIRY, which is written about her Aunt, Jeanne Limmer, a local dance instructor here in the valley.

THE LITTLE LOST FAIRY is the story of a young girl coping with the sickness of a beloved aunt and the fairy that provides her with hope.

“It was on a cold and windy day that Jocelyn the fairy got lost and flew right into a snowstorm. The wind blew so hard that Jocelyn was blown down into a hole, or at least what looked like one. It was actually just the footprint of a little girl named Taylor.”

Sosny wrote the book as a way of helping her own family confront the ravages of cancer. She has been teaching preschool for over 25 years and currently teaches for Promise Early Education in Lewiston. In her spare time she enjoys painting, spending time with her granddaughter, family and the love of her life, Perry.

We will be donating $1.00 of every book sold to Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation.

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