Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
Five year old Clara is a girl with a big secret. On those enchanted evenings when the full moon rises into the summer sky, she slips away to the garden where the great old o oak tree shines in the moonlight. It is on these extraordinary nights that she knows her friends have arrived, and will be waiting to meet her to dance and play toghter in the light of the moon.
Backpacking for a year through Africa in their twenties, Micah and her best friend Kasia, get up to all sort of adventures, planned and unplanned. One year to backpack, 58 days with a nomadic warrior lover, 24 years to process, 8 years to write, and an eternity of gratitude for life’s fated experiences and their indelible mark on our hearts! Boulder in 1994, featured.
This book gives students inside information-but only what they truly need to create exceptional college and scholarship applications. The authors have taken their combined 30+ years of experience working with competitive selections processes and simplified it in an easy-to-use guide that gives students the techniques they need to excel in the high-stakes college application process.
“A clear and practical resource, intelligently structured-Kirkus Reviews
Fuzzy Cat decides to go out for an adventure. Her mom tells her to remember to stay where she can still see the house, but of course, Fuzzy Cat has no plans of doing that! She seen so many great sights, but as it gets dark, she realizes she has wandered too far.
Are you locked in an incessant, exhausting battle with food and your body? Body Love, Food Peace: Ten Practices to End the War leads you on an empowering journey towards fierce, unconditional self-love and acceptance and creating freedom from dieting and weight loss obsession. Learn to eat with moderation and joy and reveal the root causes of your suffering. Transform your cravings stop binging and get tools for healing.
Wings and Feet, touches the soul! Children or adults will enjoy this story! Symbolism of friendship between two people who are similar, yet different, love and respect their differences. Children will recall this story encountering different and unique people in life like the boy and butterfly. Steadfast friends embracing individuality.
A wannabe believer raised without religion seeks meaning by asking people from a variety of religious traditions to explain their faith. A delightfully lighthearted, but thoughtful account of one woman’s quest to find a faith she could call her own. An extraordinary journey from the fog of doubt to authentic personal faith.
Julie was adopted by the Beekmans in the late 1960's and brought to the idyllic town of Grand Haven. When her father dies, her mother decides to sell everything, leave town and provide Julie and her brothers with some "cultural awareness" in the south. Over the years Marge becomes more abusive and Julie seeks help from an Art Therapist who helps uncover a barrage of secrets. Written with humor, Two Trees explores the dark times and the triumphs of one woman's quest to pull through and become a whole adult.
Keeping Romance Alive After Children Arrive was written to help couples maintain strong and loving relationships as the embark upon the beautiful though often challenging path of parenting. Without adequate tools, emotional, sexual and relational issues can linger for years causing unhappiness and distance. This book contains valuable informaion, skills, and strategies, to assist partners to remail close, committed, intimate, and romantic so they can create happy and enduring families.
Optimal Distance, a Divided Life is a perceptive, intellectually rich, and luminously written account of reckoning with faith, the specter of death, and the family in all it's disappointments and deep joys. Using the forensic precision of a scientist, the hindsight of a historian, and the understanding of a therapist, Lieberman has unearthed the shards of memory and evidence from her life, examining them with a merciful eye. The intimacy of her writhing will stay with you forever. Terry Tempest Williams called Optimal Distance "brave and beautiful".
In Part Two the author takes a chance when she gives birth to her second child, twenty years after her first. She soon meets new obstacles, including metastatic breast cancer. With death in close proximity, the author stops looking forward in hope and instead begins to look back in search of meaning. She uncovers the secrets of her ancestors and explores the new science of epigenetics. Her intimate narrative inspires readers to reflect on the distance in their own relationships, their inevitable deaths and their spiritual beliefs. Her long survival with metastatic disease is a phenomenal and inspirational odyssey.
In this fun coming-of-age memoir, Rich Israel takes off on a journey of self-discovery during the late 1960s. Eschewing societal norms, he hitchhikes across the country, tries his hand at mining, works at a circus, and rides a horse hundreds of miles through the Rocky Mountains—all the while, the draft and Vietnam War are nipping at his heels. A consummate storyteller, Rich peppers his writing with wit and sensitivity, as well as insights often revealed through mind-blowing acid trips.
Turning 40, Sue Frederick was widowed, childless and heartbroken. When the married man she was seeing walked away, she embarked on a spiritual journey. Told with warmth and style, this memoir offers hope that losing everything is often the way to finding what matters; to building something new and better from our losses. The book empowers us to ask different questions and take the path less traveled to forge our unique story.
In 1866, Lily and Rose, beautiful, mischievous fifteen-year-old identical twins set out in a covered wagon to the Colorado Territory with their stern minister father, Reverend Daniel Wright. Because of a sexual indiscretion, Daniel has been sent away from his prosperous Boston parish to a small church in the Colorado Territory. Full of guilt about his sexuality, he strives to repress his vibrant young daughters in the wide open culture of the frontier.