Wade Rouse

We are thrilled to welcome Wade Rouse back for an event on Wednesday, July 17th at 2pm at The Perry Hotel's Rose Garden Veranda. This is a ticketed event which includes a drink ticket and snacks, tickets are $15. Wade will be talking about his latest Viola Shipman novel, The Summer Cottage, at this cozy afternoon event. Tickets are limited so get them before they are gone. To purchase tickets please give us a call at 231.347.1180, check out our website at www.mcleanandeakin.com or come talk to us in person at the store. 

Advance Praise for THE SUMMER COTTAGE "Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel." -- New York Times  Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank

From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box comes the perfect summer escape about the restorative power of family tradition, small-town community and the feel of sand between your toes.

Adie Lou Kruger's ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home--complete with its own set of rules for relaxing--that she's inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she's facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. She's determined not to let her husband's affair with a grad student reduce her to a clich , or to waste one more minute in a career she doesn't love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms.But converting the beloved, weather-beaten structure into a bed-and-breakfast isn't quite the efficient home-reno experience she's seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatuck's contentious preservation society, costly surprises and demanding guests were not part of the plan. But as the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon. One cottage rule at a time, Adie Lou reclaims her own strength, history and joy by rediscovering the magic in every sunset and sandcastle. 

VIOLA SHIPMAN is a pen name for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose charm bracelet and family stories inspired him to write his debut novel, which is a tribute to all of our elders. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. To date, The Charm Bracelet has been translated into nine languages. He is at work on his next “heirloom novel.”

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

Perry Hotel
Rose Garden Veranda
Petoskey, MI 49770
The Summer Cottage Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781525831522
Availability: Special Order
Published: Graydon House - April 23rd, 2019

Advance Praise for THE SUMMER COTTAGE

"Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel." -- New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank


The Recipe Box: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250146779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 20th, 2018

"Filled with cherished memories and treasured recipes, The Recipe Box is a touching tribute to the women and food that unite us and connect our past to the present." —Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"An easy, delightful novel" –Good Housekeeping


The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250111111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - February 13th, 2018

“A graceful, moving, emotionally impactful read.” —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in The Rain

"Saugatuck, MI, springs to life in this nostalgic, gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide. " —Library Journal


The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250071330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - January 3rd, 2017

Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet.

Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.


At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307451910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - June 1st, 2010

We all dream about it, but Wade Rouse actually did it. Discover his journey to live the simple life in this hilarious memoir. 


I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists Cover Image
By Wade Rouse (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451234582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - September 6th, 2011

An anthology of bark-out-loud original essays about dogs from some of today's most popular writers.

Critically acclaimed memoirist Wade Rouse has gathered some of America's best known humorists- authors, comedians, and actors-to offer biting commentary on what it means to share a life, and a heart, with a dog.


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It's All Relative: 2 Families, 3 Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307716637
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - February 1st, 2011

How come the only thing my family tree ever grows is nuts?

Wade Rouse attempts to answer that question in his blisteringly funny new memoir by looking at the yearly celebrations that unite us all and bring out the very best and worst in our nearest and dearest.


Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780307382719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - August 12th, 2008

At an elite prep school, the devil wears Lilly Pulitzer pink.

When Wade Rouse, who grew up more Hee-Haw than Dynasty, was hired as the director of publicity at the prestigious Tate Academy, he quickly discovered his real job: to make the very pretty, very rich, very mean mommies of the elite students very happy.


 

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