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Book Notes: Gross, Milchman, Quirk set to read at Auntie’s

Auntie’s Bookstore is bringing some authors from out of the area to the store this month.

First up is Josh Gross, who works as a reporter for the Boise Weekly. He’s written a novel called “The Hack,” which centers on Hamilton Brownestone, who learns at his father’s funeral that his father had a secret family. Gross has written fiction, short films, plays and tons of newspaper articles. It’s likely, however, that none got as much exposure as his June 6, 2012, story in the Boise Weekly about an upcoming Nickelback show.

It went viral. Hard to imagine why:

“You can spend $45 to go see Nickelback this week.

Or you could buy 45 hammers from the dollar store, hang them from the ceiling at eye level and spend an evening banging the demons out of your dome.”

Gross will read from “The Hack” at 1 p.m. Aug. 18.

On Aug. 20, New Jersey author Jenny Milchman will read from her debut novel, “Cover of Snow,” which has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist. The story centers on the devastating effects of suicide. Milchman’s reading will begin at 7 p.m.

On Aug. 22, Maine author Katie Quirk will read from her middle reader/young adult novel, “A Girl Called Problem.”

The story centers on a 13-year-old girl, Shida, who must show leadership skills when the people of her Tanzanian village decide to leave their home and move to a new town.

Quirk’s reading will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Auntie’s at (509) 838-0206 or visit Readings will be at the main store, 402 W. Main Ave.