Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
Inspired by stories of her Austrian ancestry, Kika Dorsey narrates the devastation of the aftermath of WWII, creating vignettes of both true and fictional portraits, especially those of women and children. Her multi-generational voice then explores her own life as her mother succumbed to Alzheimer's, Dorsey raised children and excavated memory and loss. Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer writes, "These are poems to break your heart, and also an homage to how despite great sorrow, injustice, and fear, we find a way forward."
If you like warm bear hugs and cocoa filled mugs ~
If you would like to embrace the magic of Christmas and what the holiday season is all about, evoking the generous and kind spirit we all have~
And if you would like to instill and re-inforce the beauty and the unique value all children possess, then this is the book for you and your family. (For big kids too! Maybe especially for us~)
Based upon old hand-written notes, ledgers, and diaries found tucked away in the author's family home, Notes from the Past is the personal account of the author's paternal grandfather's life as a hard rock minder and stone mason in the early days of Boulder. Spanning from the 1840's to the 1960's, Notes from the Past is a fascinating look at life in the hard-scrabble Rocky Mountain Colorado Front Range.
On Jericho Flats is a synthesis of science fiction and nature story solidly grounded in quantum physics, evolutionary biology, and philosophy. The book will appeal to readers of classic sci-fi in the style of Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451) and Arthur C. Clarke (2001 a Space Odyssey). A dystopian Nature vs. Machine story that is essentially H.D. Thoreau meets a rogue AI computer.
Davis and Becca first meet in the latrine lines at Woodstock, initiating a blissful, music-fueled infatuation. When their paths cross again on the Kent State campus, he’s a (reluctant) National Guardsman and she’s a campus radical. Woven through this backdrop is an ancient ritual of “grafting,” a mutual sharing of flesh that can imbue the co-recipients with psychic access to the other as well as physical and psychological characteristics. But... “Which ones?”
After 16 years of selling real estate, author Christina Davies found single women seldom buying real estate. Many women find buying or selling a home to be daunting. This book will arm any buyer with information and tools needed to make informed buying and selling decisions. It will also help buyers and sellers set reasonable expectations, manage stress, and make the home buying and selling process seamless and enjoyable.
This novel is a love story about the ordinary corruptions we all experience and practice. Silas believes the best hope to save humanity is to undermine all institutions and start over again. He considers himself a political operative. Lili believes human nature can self correct. Her life mission is to neuter operatives like Silas. Roby, a homicide detective, worked with Silas and Lili to solve a murder case, which was the definition of corruption.
When a burn victim seeks Ernest Schreiber’s help to save his family’s ranch from being stolen by a powerful cult, Ernest comes face-to-face with its psychotic leader. Thomas Struthers had taken the cult started by his father, Samuel, and expanded its reach into government, the courts and sex trafficking. Where his father had limits to what he would do, Thomas had none. After a shocking revelation, Ernest realizes that he has no hope of saving his client’s ranch in court.
The absentmindedness. the nonsensical ramblings. The black stares. Ward Ayers, physically disabled and confined to his Jersey Shore home, can only watch in dismay as his beloved wife Malina slips further and further into dementia. Until Ward uncovers the dark force behind Malina's decline and must plumb the depths of sacrifice and selfishness to reclaim his wife and preserve humanity's future.
A tale of survival, enchantment, and redemption unfolds as a successful spiritual advisor travels home to Iran to find the only person who can help her unravel the secrets of the night that shattered her life: a childhood storyteller who introduced her to the mythical Seven Valleys of Love. (Note: The author began writing this novel at Boulder Bookstore.)
Max Goes to Town is the delightful, sweet story of the scruffy, gray family cat who amazes his family when he journeys to town. Charmingly written in verse and beautifully illustrated, readers of all ages will delight in Max's spirit and determination.
Forever Wild, Forever Home showcases the 40 yr anniversary of The Wild Animal Sanctuary, home to more than 500 exotic animals, including bears, lions and tigers. It’s a story that has never been told about a place like nowhere else, just 30 miles from Denver. The sanctuary’s wild residents have been rescued from pet homes, circuses, cub petting outfits and roadside zoo. But our story does not end with rescues. Forever Wild, Forever Home highlights the Sanctuary's groundbreaking rehabilitation programs, compassionate care, and unique Mile into the Wild Walkway where each year more than 200,000 sky-high visitors observe these magnificent survivors. Both heartwarming and humorous, this well-researched and timely feel-good book with over 100 color photos honors the nobility of the wild animals who call the Sanctuary their "forever home," and the heroic and gratifying labors of those who care for them. The authors are donating the majority of the proceeds to The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
Author Joe Reed brings the beautify area of Salida, Colorado to life, while the characters of his suspense novel do everything in their power to hang onto life, love and family. Set in the summer of 1980 during the towns biggest event two families collide and crimes are committed. Will these crimes go unsolved and the guilty walk free or will justice finally be served?
“A delightful depiction of humanity's future and the role of art and governance within it, all told through the innocence and honesty of a child. Plaster wraps the grim overtones and serious considerations of our future in a young protagonist's simple and humorous opinions, making it both thought provoking and a superb page turner.” - Reader
Leaving her carefully ordered life behind, Diane accepts her friend's invitation and immerses herself in the harsh, unfamiliar environment of Burning Man. After an intense, life-changing two weeks of unimaginable experiences, she emerges into a reality more extraordinary and rewarding than she ever could have hoped for or imagined. Diane's world will never be the same.