Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
Set in the Colorado Foothills, these stories recount the true life of the author, windows into the colorful and often humorous life of day-to-day ranching over the last fifty years. This is also a powerful tale of love and commitment between two people, threading its way through all these events.
A Girl Named Trink is a personal account of Kate Rubadue growing up in an affluent family and experiencing various types of trauma in both her childhood and adulthood. Kate's memoir is both heart-wrenching and inspiring as she shares her journey through adversity towards healing."
A hunter-gatherer child is enslaved among the obsidian masters at Catalhoyuk, a mysterious site in central Turkey that housed 8,000 people in 6350 BC. As he moves from the open wilderness that sheltered his people into the white plastered chambers that surround the townsfolk, he becomes acutely aware of the differences in how the people in each of these two worlds live and die - and what they hold dear.
In a fast-paced, historical, legal drama that travels to Colombia; Alaska; and back to Colorado, this third novel in the Schreiber Series explores the bigotry that led to Prohibition and Denver mobsters; describes the botany behind a date-rape drug; and weaves it all into a gripping tale about a Boulder lawyer's legal battle with a serial rapist.
A con artist uses a three-hundred-year-old law to scam his closest friends out of their home. In a legal drama steeped in death, destruction and duplicity, Ernest Schreiber tries to do the next to impossible on behalf of his beleaguered clients—change the law that allowed this to happen and get their home back. His chances are slim to none, especially since another lawyer tried the case, and Ernest is left with only the appeal. Looming in the background are backdoor deals and deep prejudices that make next to impossible even more difficult.
A fascinating, complex and compelling read by an accomplished author well schooled in the practice of law. The author has intertwined the color of Boulder, Colorado in the 1970's with complexities of characters to yield a gripping tale of a custody battle that's hard to put back on the nightstand.
When Nina and Chris step off the plane onto Chinese soil, they are a couple in crisis. Fleeing the heartbreak of failed fertility treatments and the silence of their childless home, they arrive in Beijing just in time for the annual spring sand storms. Part humorous travelogue, part heartfelt memoir, Spirit Baby weaves together themes of longing, loss, and learning to live again, while celebrating the healing benefits of travel and the many paths to motherhood.
Fighting for her life on an alien planet was not what Denni had planned when she sought to escape the chaos of a highly publicized divorce. Self-imposed isolation on a private island in Alaska was her intention but destiny intervened setting in motion a chain of events that would transform her – mind, body and soul.
Relooking at the 44 tense years of the Cold War and veteran's remembrances helps put our current foreign relations in perspective. Don Stanton is a former Navy pilot and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense whose compelling book includes a Cold War primer with veteran's stories, details about superpower confrontations, the Draft and long range anti-submarine warfare patrol operations.
“All these stories are true. Some defy belief, others are immensely sad, some are serious, and more than a few are just plain stupid. They are vignettes from my fifteen years as Honorary British Consul in San Juan, Puerto Rico – the most rewarding, challenging, and crazy position I have ever been lucky enough to enjoy.”
Poet Barbara Ellen Sorensen writes about love, loss and landscape and how they are inextricably intertwined. Mary's River, is resonant with hope in the midst of sorrow, love in the midst of despair, and an ever-present resiliency. "These beautifully lyric poems fiercely explore the interior and the exterior life, at key points of connection: death, breath, resurrection, where the world spins out of control" writes poet Millicent Borges Accardi.
To eat is human; to digest is divine. Take your meals from boring to bountiful with Turmeric & Spice, an Indian cookbook that embraces ancient wisdom for the modern table. Harness the power and energy of natural, whole foods and feed your body, mind, and spirit. In this book, you’ll find guidance on: cooking with spices and aromatics, sourcing the freshest ingredients and methods of preparation and finding the tools you need to create vibrant, healthy Ayurvedic foods.