Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
For some women, motherhood and the earning of their Mama Badge come to them through pregnancy and childbirth. For others, they must take a different path. The goal of sharing my story is to raise awareness for adoption and all involved.
Raymonde Delaitre’s diary, written during the years 1943 to 1945, gives us an intimate look inside the mind of a young woman living in France under the German occupation. The war is a constant backdrop to her coming of age; at times very close and dangerous, other times, less so as her personal story takes the stage. Her life fluctuates between ordinary daily events and poignant events such as being liberated by the Allied troops or watching a newborn lose his battle for life. But the diary is overwhelmingly about love, love lost, love found, and choosing the bitter path of reason.
The Lucky Hat Mine is an engaging historical mystery featuring a southern belle who answers a wife-wanted ad and travels to the Colorado Territory, arriving only to find her husband-to-be dead. The Denver Post's review by Sandra Dallas describes the story as "spirited" and “filled with period detail.
Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach™ provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully, whether you're engaging with one person or a team of people.
Cyber War I marries a high-tech thriller with a primer on computer security in this author’s debut novel. From his vivid description of the raised floor in a data center, to detailing a ransomware attack, Ed interprets this complex world for his readers. His authentic characters display their commitment to protecting technology in a world of bad actors. The attacks are all too real as the technology is disclosed. The potential for the advanced economies of the world to lose everything appears unstoppable in this avalanche of escalating assaults in cyberspace.
Jacob struggles with bedtime. Between the creepy closet, the nightlight shadows, and the bad dreams he can't get a good night's sleep... until his parents show him how to be brave (and a bit silly). This book was born of a bedtime story I told my children to help them conquer their fears.
Which part of the human mind will finalize our fate? The part that wrote the Gettysburg Address – or the part that murdered Abraham Lincoln? The Beatin’ Path - a lyrical guide to lucid evolution examines both the enemies of human progress and the better angels of our nature. Presented in short bursts of truth, this book is an illustrated, inspirational kaleidoscope of poetry and prose, of heroes and villains, of humor and of hope.
Hour of the Wolf is one of the wisest, most profound, and accessible books I have ever read on the preciousness of time and ability we have been given to be the artists of our own lives. Paul Lipton is a story-teller, wisdom teacher extraordinaire and his book one of amazing grace. -Rabbi Irwin Kula
His sanity lost, thanks to drugs and emotional upheaval, Terry Kruegel went on a quest to restore his mental health and find peace of mind. One auspicious look from a Tibetan Buddhist monk created an opening. Returning from Europe and the Near East to find a home in Boulder, be mentored by Chogyam Trungpa Rnipoche, and begin the meditation practice that helped him embrace the gap and find his way home to himself.
Tears Run Dry, is a compelling story of overcoming personal obstacles. Providing valuable insight into the real experience of refugee families, Patrick Kalenzi's journey from childhood to manhood in his home country of Uganda is truly inspiring. Along the way he faces tribal warfare, the threat of being kidnapped, and joining the army. By coming to America he hopes to start a new life.
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!
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!