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Turtle Town Events

See below for Turtle Town Books and Nisswa area events. We hope to see you!

Book Review Contest
Summer Book Review Contest

Have you ever wondered if your opinion of a book would encourage someone else to read it?  Now is your chance to find out. Enter our Summer Book Review Contest and give readers a chance to share your enthusiasm!

Turtle Town would like to feature your favorite book this summer.  The winner will get a $100 gift certificate and endless local fame.  Here are the rules:

  1. Choose a favorite book you have read in the last few years.  It needs to be a book that wasn’t widely popular and not on the New York Times Bestseller list or promoted by Oprah or Reese Witherspoon. (For example, not The Help or To Kill a Mockingbird)

  2. Write a review of the book that fits on a recipe-sized index card. This can be legibly hand-written or typed. Your goal is to entice readers to buy your recommendation. Include your name at the bottom of the card and your phone number on the back.

  3. The top reviews will be chosen by Mary, Turtle Town’s owner and former professional writer, with input from the staff. We’ll order the books based on the chosen reviews and display the book and review on a prominent shelf in the store.

  4. Turtle Town will keep track of all books sold between Memorial and Labor day, and the reviewed book with the most sales wins the contest. We will publish the review on our Facebook page for instant fame.

  5. Reviews must be received by Monday, May 13, 2024. Please drop your reviews by the store or send them in the mail to PO 665, Nisswa, MN 56468. All submissions will qualify for a drawing for a free paperback book and a bag of Almost Famous Popcorn!

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Book Signing with Candice Simar

Saturday, May 11, 2024

12-2pm at Turtle Town Books & Gifts, Nisswa

Local author, Candice Simar, will be signing her latest addition to her historical series: Abercrombie TrailSister Lumberjack takes place in mid Minnesota around the time of the Native American uprising of 1862. It is a story of three immigrants whose stories interconnect at a lumber camp. Newly widowed Solveig Rognaldson, an indentured Norwegian servant, is facing financial ruin. Nells is lumberjack in love with the bottle, and Sister Magdalena, a Benedictine nun, is trying to bring affordable health care to the lumberjacks who are largely untrained and work in extremely dangerous conditions. When the three of them get together, all hell breaks loose.

Simar is an award-winning author with a large following in the area and on GoodReads. Her style is very direct and refreshing. She tells an historical story without editorializing and makes history easy to understand.

Don’t miss this event! Sister Lumberjack is a great gift for Mother’s Day!

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