October 13, 2018
2:00 -4:00 PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for the new principal of Holy Trinity School, Adele Ellis,
author of the children’s book Is There an Elephant in Your Shoe? on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Is There an Elephant in Your Shoe? shares the story of a little girl struggling to put her sneaker on by herself. As
she continues to fit her foot into the shoe, her grandparents start to wonder what could be in the sneaker that stops the girl from slipping it on. Could it be an elephant? Read this whimsical story to find out.
Adele Ellis is the new principal of Holy Trinity School, an educator for over 25 years, and a grandmother of four girls. An avid lifelong reader and previous owner of the Colonia Corner newspaper for ten years, Ellis finally put pen to paper to create a delightful children’s book, Is There an Elephant in Your Shoe? The next book, Forever Five will be published in the spring of 2019.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of Is There an Elephant in Your Shoe?
Celebrating the Talents of Westfield's Own, Harry and Wende Devlin
October 14, 2018
1:30 - 2:00 PM
We will be reading Wende and Harry Devlin's 1982 Children's Book Cranberry Halloween.
~All Devlin books 10% off~
October 20, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for Cranford resident Lockey Maisonneuve author of A Girl
Raised By Wolves: An Inspiring Memoir of One woman’s Journey Through Sex Trafficking, Cancer, Murder,
and More on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00-3:00 PM.
In the late 1970's, in a gritty NJ town, an adolescent girl is unwittingly handed a one-way ticket by her mother to
allegedly "visit" her estranged father in Florida. Young and vulnerable, Lockey Maisonneuve had no idea what was
in store for her when she was sent to live with her vile and dangerous father. During the next several years her father
violently raped, abused and mercilessly sold his daughter's body repeatedly in childhood prostitution. Eventually rescued by her naive, but well-intentioned, grandparents, she begins to pull herself out of her troubled past only to eventually find herself fighting breast cancer and dealing with the brutal murder of her mother. A Girl Raised by Wolves is the inspirational memoir of a survivor of some of the darkest circumstances one can endure in a single lifetime. Her “Jersey Girl” sarcasm throughout her gripping story leaves the reader laughing out loud despite the harrowing details of her life.
Lockey Maisonnueve is a certified yoga and meditation guide. She guides yoga and meditation classes for incarcerated men, people in drug and alcohol recovery, mental health patients and students in inner-city schools. Lockey’s unique experiences give her the ability to lead mindfulness programs in these marginalized communities.
Lockey knows from first-hand experience that healing trauma is not a one-and-done event. In her classes and workshops, she incorporates her own experiences with managing flashbacks, triggers, anxiety, and rage as well as using her “Jersey Girl” sarcasm and wry sense of humor to connect with her participants. She is committed to supporting people in their own healing journeys.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of A Girl Raised by Wolves.