Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
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.
Ashtanga yoga, though familiar to some as strictly a series of postures accompanied by specific patterns of breathing and gazing, is actually the broad system of yoga that forms the context for posture and breathing practices. The opportunity to start again at the very beginning is always available, but we often overlook it. Ashtanga Yoga For Beginner's Mind provides a solid introduction this process of inquiry.~Richard Freeman
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.
Each crisis we face is an awakening; a fresh opportunity to discover if we’re living from our soul’s perspective, our divine view, or from the ego self. Once we’re aware of these warring perspectives within and their consequences, we can choose to view life through the Divine Lens. That choice changes everything - for the better
Timmy the Button is a story about a brave little spare button who's decides to go on an adventure. Along the way, he meets many interesting characters, and learns that having an adventure and doing the right thing can be the same.
From the Bushmen in Africa to high society in Egypt, from Morocco to the caves of ancient Jerusalem, Moghul India to Medieval France, we meet priests and priestesses, Swamis and monks, midwives and healers, medicine men and aristocrats as we discover the intriguing stories of two souls, and two intertwined destinies.
Bodyguard of Deception: Book 1 of the World War Two Trilogy
By Samuel Marquis
#1 Denver Post Bestselling, Award-Winning Author
"Bodyguard of Deception grabbed my attention right from the beginning and never let go. The character development is excellent. Samuel Marquis has a knack for using historic details and events to create captivation and fun to read tales."-Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado
"Readers looking for an unapologetic historical action book should tear through this volume."-Kirkus Reviews
Can the American and British Allies stop a diabolically clever German spy and his U-boat commander brother from warning Hitlers High Command about the Allies' greatest military secret?
In Willow’s Gift, author Connie Myslik-McFadden introduces us to modern heroine Willow, who has just survived a heartrending, near-death experience. In the days that follow, Willow discovers a new telepathic bond with the animals around her and soon realizes they are to become her greatest allies and teachers.This sweet and insightful story, beautifully illustrated and elegantly designed, conveys to children the important message that science and reason are the foundation of a humanist worldview, which includes respect for all living things and shows how morality can be grounded in rationality and even the scientific method. Storytelling with a rational message—what could be better?!”
—Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, author of The Moral Arc