Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
A charming story of self-acceptance written in delightful, rhyming prose for first readers-- but every age will love this book. The beautiful illustrations, by local artist Anne Kosel, are inspired by her enchanting forest home west of Boulder. Children will love discovering Curly Bear’s friends in the rich paintings and illustrated borders. A remarkable debut, destined to become a treasured classic, say hello to your new friend Curly Bear!
In The Very Special Wreath, you follow the adventures of a child on Christmas Eve as she buys her mother a very beautiful present but doesn't quite make it home with the same gift she purchased only hours before. The transformation of her very special wreath is a heartwarming story that celebrates the spirit of charity to others in very real terms.
If you embrace all aspects of loving and parenting your dog, this book is for you! Filled with healthy recipes geared toward supporting and improving your dog's health, nutritional information that will help you make more informed choices about the ingredients you're using , helpful hints for daily life with your canine, a beautiful love story, and more!
Keep a bounce in your step and a smile on your face! Live your older years with joy and fun and excitement! This book opens the doors to the inspiration and encouragement to make that happen for you! Mary Luise published this book in the month of her 80th birthday! Read these fresh perspectives yourself and enjoy giving this book to loved ones. It is a gift of life!
Cluster of Lies: Book 2 of the Joe Higheagle Environmental Sleuth Series
By Samuel Marquis
#1 Denver Post Bestselling, Award-Winning Author
“With Cluster of Lies, Marquis continues to keep me awake at night. I enjoy how he blends together science and his knack for storytelling to craft an insightful and entertaining tale. He causes me to stop and think, then jump right back into the action.”—Gov. Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado
“In his novels Blind Thrust and Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis vividly combines the excitement of the best modern techno-thrillers.”—Ambassador Marc Grossman, Former U.S. Under Secretary of State
“Cluster of Lies by Samuel Marquis is an entertaining and unpredictable thriller that kick-starts and shows no signs of slowing….This is a boisterous mystery with an intellectual backbone.”—Foreword Reviews – 4-Star Review
In this follow-up to 2015’s Blind Thrust: A Mass Murder Mystery, our Cheyenne geologist-hero finds himself entangled in another environmental conspiracy. This time Higheagle must solve a case of murder related to a mysterious cancer cluster at Dakota Ranch outside Denver, CO, a high-profile case in which friend and foe are indistinguishable and a series of seemingly impenetrable roadblocks are thrown in his path.
This is exactly what we need to introduce children to an understanding of how to access Divine Force. With wise words and beautiful illustrations, Elizabeth Cosmos introduces the idea of energy healing, guides, guardian angels, sacred ceremony and more. The book will enthrall children and adults alike. It provides the platform needed to launch family discussions on connecting with Divine Light. I look forward to more in the series!- Camille Albrecht
Travel by passenger train has been around for over 150 years. While the airlines dominate the travel market, many travelers, including millennials, are riding the train to see America. This book encourages you to start planning your next journey now...by rail. Learn about the ins and outs of today's passenger rail advantages and enjoy the trip!
After years of breaking up fights over pork prices and egg quality, young city guard Rima Bishop receives her first true assignment. Her adventures will take her into foreign realms and enemy territory, far from the only life she has ever known. Loyalties will be tested, blood will be shed, and Rima will be forced to make decisions regarding the life she has chosen for herself and the person she wants to become.
Through a combination of original writing, poetry, quotations, art images and photography, the curriculum is a guide that discusses the tools we are given, how to apply them to suffering, to being in the world, to spirituality and living a balanced life culminating in a soul-centered view of death.
Dancing on the Edge of an Endangered Planet is a breathtaking and colorfully photographed memoir that portrays the adventurous life of a poor farm boy who has a strong love for the environment and believes in following his dreams. This coffee table style book includes 26 thrilling adventures that span the globe and include 5 extreme sports. These tales are guaranteed to entertain and inspire it’s readers to live their dreams.
On a seemingly normal day, Geri Westphl's life changed while standing in the line at a pet care store: her phone rang, and she learned she had breast cancer. With honesty and humor, the author tells her story to inspire other women who are also battling cancer's grip on their lives. Including biblical verses and opportunities for reflection the book is a resource for growth of spirit and evolution of mindset. If you have the courage to shine the light on the dark places in your heart, you will see that God will give you strength to heal. He will help you heal your mind, body and soul.
In Spiritual Perspectives on Death and Dying, the author gathers basic insights from five major sources: C. G. Jung, the LSD research of Stanislav Grof, the Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist traditions and the writings of Alice Bailey. The sequence of events of the dying process, the fundamental journey of the soul and thoughtful advice from these sources are included. What unfolds is a vista of challenge and hope.
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.