Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
Though his deeply poetic and wildly provocative tale of personal transformation, Scott Stillman takes us on a spiritual journey, away from a chaotic world of details, obligations, smartphones and machines, to a place that is unspoiled, untamed and free. Come on in. The door is wide open. To all who wish to wander.
Imagine That is a story about a young woman moving to NYC from a small town to pursue a dream of becoming an actor. It's a journey of self-discovery, a thirst for knowledge, and a love that transcends all diversities and finally acceptance. Along the way, she finds herself in peculiar circumstances navigating all the different cultures around her.
Letting Go Is All We Have to Hold Onto is an adventure into paradox, semantics and humor. Like Zen koas, The Eisenberg Principles play on contradictions in language and logic and provide momentary relief from normal cognitive processes.
I wrote the book I needed when my son was diagnosed with autism years ago. The Autism Help Book includes chapters on self-care, education, life with autism, biomedical interventions, therapies, adolescence and legal matters. Written in conversational language, this book will guide parents to resources and the thing they need most-hope
“This memoir/map to enlightenment is funny, earthy, and gallops along at a breathless pace... an engaging and entertaining narration." -Blueink Review
Coming Up for Air takes the reader on a surreal journey from the ruins of the Berlin wall to the jungles of Borneo, through rich dream imagery and tender love poems. Building on her work for Rust, her last book. Dorsey continues to expand her voice and her exploration of the real and imagined world.
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