Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
A comedic novel told by a teenage girl from Boulder, forced to spend her spring break on a road trip with her dad, who works for a cemetery. Together, they set out to drive a stranger's ashes to an out-of-state funeral. Promptly breaking down in middle America, they encounter a deadbeat clown, a rodeo, a disco-dancing nerd and a belligerent dwarf … all while trying to get the departed “passenger” to the chapel on time.
The intention of FINDING THE ORIGINATION POINT is to give you processes and protocols that will serve you as you travel through a lifetime of growth without judging, blaming or shaming yourself for being normal. Normalizing a bias conversation while transforming interactions into purposeful conversations to bring our unconscious biases into our conscious awareness.
"Being human is challenging; it’s hard work. The payoff is a life well-lived. But what, exactly, does that mean to you? You have questions—big questions—about life, career, relationships, God, morality, and where they fit in the grand scheme? Are humans merely lucky (or unlucky) animals who were cursed with advanced rational abilities inviting questions that have no easy answers? Soul Experience aims to reveal those answers by awakening a deeper understanding on one’s self."
A memoir that tells how being drafted during the Vietnam era, despite having a student deferment, radicalized a young man. Some events were terrible, some humorous, some unique and all true. The author became "The General" as a barracks leader, a pirate radio disc jockey, and help prevent a troop mutiny in the U.S Army in Germany. The story is in the "Catch-22" tradition and ends as an eloquent indictment of militarism.
"Poisons” explores the types of poisoning seen on CSI-style TV shows. It describes and discusses over 200 modern poisoning cases in fascinating ways that are easily understood. Any chemical substance can be a poison - both intentional (homicide and suicide) and accidental poisoning cases are covered. Includes classic poisons like arsenic and cyanide, as well as medications, illegal drugs, pesticides, plants, household products, and industrial chemicals. Readers and authors who like mysteries and crime should consider reading “Poisons”.
The Invitation of Motherhood is a remarkable account of one woman's journey into and through motherhood. Part memoir, part teachings, invitations, and poetry- this book is of earth and spirit. It embraces both the stars and the diapers. As someone who has been researching, practicing and teaching parenting as a spiritual practice for over 20 years-I am thankful for this beautifully written and moving example of just that, in action. ~Mirriam Martineau, MA-Parenting Coach & Educator
Letting It Be: Mindful Lessons Toward Acceptance is a step-by-step guide to help learn about your own inner process, manage thoughts and emotions more effectively, and to be a better friend to yourself and others. Each chapter is about being with a certain focused energy to aid with self-awareness and ultimately with acceptence. Dr. Lisa offers her own experiences through personal stories, spiritual experiences, first-hand interpretations, poems, and guided meditations to aid others in working through suffering to become a victor in moving through the difficulties of life.
This book explains the traits of the most confusing and dangerous type of narcissism. These toxic relationships can last for years, even decades without you realizing you are being controlled, manipulated, and subtly devalued. Covert narcissists come across as the “nicest” people, often pillars of society. This book will give you clarity, as well as hope and healing.
The true story of Blackbeard—a Robin-Hood-like American patriot and most famous pirate of all time—and Governor Spotswood, the British Crown's man in Virginia who illegally hunted Blackbeard down in a cat-and-mouse political game for the ages!
This memoir explores senior space, the confusing time between middle age and old age. I retired at 64. Questioning my identity, I found primarily unrealistic portrayals of this moment. To understand this situation and myself, I look here at the present and at my past as daughter, mother, grandmother, teacher, writer, feminist. Through stories and reflection I trace the threads of my earlier identity to see how they connect to this new self, an aging woman.
What happens when you wake up one day in your comfortable, climate-controlled, corporate career in middle management and say, “Enough! Money isn’t everything. I want to make a difference in our world.” This stream of thought launched 47-year-old Delta Donohue into an adventure that would last over seven years. This unconventional, poignant travelogue will have you laughing, crying and asking yourself, “What life do I dream of?”
The Possibilities of Oneness is a heartfelt and inspiring story of discovery. It is a plunge into the greater potentialities of body, mind, heart and spirit. Irons explores the undeniable possibilities we all share to awaken in our hearts a fulfilling and lasting realization of Oneness. Learn to live that wisdom of Oneness in accord with our highest vision of truth, beauty and goodness.