BOOKS ROUNDUP: Growing up is hard to do

May. 25, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

Parents know about the “terrible twos” and the hormonal and emotional roller coaster of adolescence. In their new guide “When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult” (Workman’s Publishing, $23.95), Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel discuss what is proving for many parents to be an equally bewildering period – the years between 18 and 29.
Arnett will discuss his book at 2 p.m. Saturday at McIntyre’s Fine Books in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro.

Here are some other events and releases:

-- Craig Johnson has completed the latest installment in his series of mysteries involving sheriff Walt Longmire, “A Serpent’s Tooth” (Viking, $26.95). Johnson will read and sign copies of his new mystery at 6:30 p.m. June 19 at McIntyre’s Fine Books in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro.

-- Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill has released the paperback edition of B.A. Shapiro’s novel “The Art Forger” (Algonquin Paperbacks, $14.95), based on the real-life 1990 art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston. For more information, visit
Algonquin also is publishing the debut novel by Susan Bussbaum, “Good Kings Bad Kings” ($23.95, hardcover). This novel about teenagers who live in a facility for youths with disabilities recently received author Barbara Kingsolver’s 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.

-- Suzetta Perkins will read and sign copies of “In My Rearview Mirror,” the follow-up to her novel “Behind the Veil,” from noon to 3 p.m. June 8 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, New Hope Commons shopping center in Durham.
Also coming to the New Hope Commons Barnes & Noble store in June:
Edward Kemp will be discussing and signing his new book “Woodard's Crest,” recommended for “Harry Potter” fans, at 7 p.m. June 14.
David Mezzapelle and Paula Snyder will discuss and sign copies of their book “Contagious Optimism” beginning at 3 p.m. June 15.

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