Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
The Valet and the Stable Groom is driven by a wonderful cast of characters with real problems and by a love in danger of winking out before it has a chance to be realized. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an uplifting love story, full of entertaining characters that will keep you laughing and invested from start to finish. If you enjoy historical plots and sparkling dialogue, you'll enjoy this.
Jonathan Slovanco finds comfort and safety in his large family and in the Catholic Church. But as he matures, he realizes that a fundamental difference between him and other boys may alienate him from both Church and family. Coming to self-acceptance is difficult enough. Coupling that with the courage needed to reveal his genuine self to his family fells like a Sisyphean effort.
An epic fantasy, Whispering Mist is the story of Rayna, an amusing woman who joins an underground rebellion with help from a mysterious guide. Her quest becomes more psycho-spiritual, after meeting Nyle, her treasonous yet honorable lover. Yugatania is a world where the animals, natural settings, geography and magical beings are original. Precisely and concisely written, Whispering Mist uses metaphors, rhythmic prose and suspense for a satisfying tale of mystery.
Where was Butch Cassidy's last campfire? In South America or in Utah? The movie indicated he and Sundance died in a hail of bullets in South America. Now comes a fiction book, based on true events, recently discovered, about a documentary where each died. Why are people being murdered to keep the secret? Travel to remote hiding places with the producers, get some answers and discover the truth.
Atlantis is a luxurious paradise run by crystal technology built in alignment with nature. For thousands of years, Atlanteans have powered their cities with a Crystal Grid fed by psychic mindlight. But the Grid has been infiltrated by parasitic shadows that feed off the negative emotions of humans – an epidemic called “the madness.” Author Mara Powers is from the Front Range of Colorado. She wrote most of her Atlantis series in Boulder at the Bookend Café, once part of the Boulder Bookstore.
Using simple text and children's art, Art Parts: A Child's Introduction to the Elements of Art introduces children between the ages of 3 and 8 to the elements of art. Blank pages allow children to make the book a treasured keepsake while experimenting with the concepts of line, color, shape, texture, space, and emotion. In addition, the book includes an activities page with suggestions for activities based on the book."
After spending a decade caring for her husband who died from younger-onset Alzheimers disease, Barbra Cohn offers a spiritual and holistic guide to help caregivers feel happier and healthier. With pathos, humor and compassion, Calmer Waters includes inspirational essays and rituals from spiritual leaders, stories from family caregivers and twenty healing modalities from renowned experts that can be practically incorporated into a daily regimen.
Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories spans the globe, taking us from Belfast to Brazil, Morocco to Manhattan. By turns innocent and canny, the characters in these stories must learn to improvise quickly when confronted with stark choices they never dreamed they’d have to make. Lyrical, immaculately constructed and deeply felt, these nine stories take us far beyond our comfort zones and deep into the wilds of the human heart.
The world is a museum of fragile, curious things.
In this collection of eighteen of her very best stories, Hannah Lackoff takes you on a guided tour of the marvelous: a ranch which held out, for years, believing the apocalypse had consumed the world (and the man who discovered them); twin sisters inseparable by life or death; the life of a queen and the many lives of a mirror, mirror on the wall; wrong numbers on the restaurant wall and a small cabin in the woods, near your home, where the dead never dare to stay dead.
Hannah Lackoff, like so many great authors before her, settles in with the bones of old stories, clichéd tales, and urban legends and builds them into her exhibits. They are alive again, and demand your attention.
Step into her museum, won’t you?
Hannah Lackoff’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the storySouth Million Writers Award and has been published or is upcoming in Spark, Pinbal, Kaleidotrope, New Myths, 10,000 Tons of Black Ink, and 10,000 Tons of Black Ink—Best of Volume II, and others. Her work has been preformed at Wheaton College.
Here is the resource to answer all the questions you don’t want to pose to your kid and don’t know who to call in order to ask. The guide is a chronological road map (think What to Expect When You Are Expecting for 18 year olds.)
Cambodia Fire tells the captivating story of how Doug Mendel came to visit Cambodia and how it changed his life and the lives of the Cambodian people he met along the way while providing them with fire fighting equipment to make their lives safe and better. His extraordinary journey to adopt Cambodia as his second home will inspire readers to make a difference in the amazing world we all call home.
Oregon novelist M. Louis takes his readers on a wild ride through the rain-soaked streets of Portland, as his protagonist PI Jake Brand accepts his latest shady client. Kirkus Reviews calls Secondhand Smoke "endlessly entertaining in any situation, especially the perilous kind." You won’t be able to put down this heart-pounding novel.
In 1986, Gulliver was brought into Avian Reconditioning Center (ARC) with a broken wing she suffered after falling out of her nest. Although she recovered, she had imprinted on people and couldn't survive in the wild. Gulliver was 10 years old when she fostered her first owlets. Gulliver's Babies is the story of her raising these owlets. in the past 19 years, Gulliver has helped raise more than 230 baby owls who have been released back into the wild.
Encouraging Positive Bedtime Behaviors! "Whoo is Ready for Bed?" is an interactive children's book that will positively reinforce a good bedtime routine. The book involves the child with a checklist of bedtime tasks and will end with a reward from a comforting and friendly owl. This method will help make bedtime a positive and enjoyable time!
When your skin gets old and wrinkled does your heart get wrinkled too? Lance and Lola prove it does not! She loves hugs, bakes cakes and sends cards. He wears a bowtie, buys Lola flowers and walks his spotty dog. Their six year old neighbor boy watches and learns how to take care of someone you love. When finished you'll wish you lived next door to Lance and Lola too!
The FBI Wife paints one young woman's struggles to establish a life separate from the secrets and rigidity of her husband's employer. the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during the tumultuous social revolution of the 1960's and 70's. There is no villain in this story, the FBI is only the jet fuel propelling the players forward. December 8, 1984, her world crashes. Cliff is dead and Sandy's life can never be the same, but it never was like anyone else's anyway.
Wendy De Rosa’s new book Expanding Your Heart: Four Stages of a Spiritual Opening takes readers on a personal journey of enlightenment to find meaning and strength in the painful and chaotic moments of their lives. When she had a revelation one day while out hiking of how a spiritual opening boils down into four stages, she knew she had found the tool to teach others how to work through the struggles to their greatest opening.