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Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!

Forever Wild, Forever Home: The Story of The Wild Animal Sanctuary of Colorado Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662903205
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Published: Pyree Square Publishing LLC - November 2nd, 2020

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. 

Oil and Blood Cover Image
ISBN: 9798591555306
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Published: Warrior Monkey Publishing - January 23rd, 2021

A reader observed that “Frohlich always adds unforeseen and unexpected twists and turns. You will find each of his books a great read.”  Oil and Blood is his latest and the first of a trilogy about the evolution of a family’s corruption.  Everything has a beginning, even corruption.  It started in New Zealand for the Hatch lineage.


Hemp Can Change the World:  A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578764146
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Published: Feed Your Vibe LLC - December 21st, 2020

Shadi Ramey is a Boulder  based Chef and cultural anthropologist. Her new cookbook, Hemp Can Change the World, is the first cookbook printed on hemp paper. The plant based cookbook features an entirely gluten free and vegan collection of recipes that are all centered around hemp and how the plant can be incorporated into everyday, and special occasion recipes. THIS IS THE FIRST CARBON NEUTRAL BOOK PROJECT!


Seeing the Light Through Black Death: Salvation in the African Savanna Cover Image
ISBN: 9781698702131
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Published: Trafford Publishing - July 19th, 2020

"A man recounts his long road to spiritual maturity, a journey marked by a gruesome accident, in this memoir. 
Trotter had all the worldly trappings of conventional success: wealth and its appurtenances, an accomplished career as an entrepreneur, and a happy family. But he experienced a tedious absence of complete fulfillment, a discontentment he could not comprehensively articulate. In the troubled wake of the author’s divorce, that sense of dissatisfaction intensified, and finally he took the advice of his eldest daughter, Amy, to seek solace and guidance in his Christian faith. Trotter began to read the Bible regularly—he calls it a “central component of my life”—and started to frequent church as well. He even had a mystical experience during a religious retreat, a vision that left him “trembling in awe.” Still, the culminating moment of his spiritual development came in 2012 while he was on a hunting expedition on the plains of South Africa. He was charged and gruesomely mauled by a Cape buffalo, a beast so dangerous it has earned the moniker Black Death. Abrie, the professional hunter leading the safari, subsequently said he saw the author bathed in a column of light and an angel overhead “boxing the horns of the beast.” In his heartfelt book, Trotter, with impressive candor and unabashed emotion, denotes this as his turning point, the event that finalized his utter devotion to God. This lucid story of spiritual enlightenment offers some rich and thought-provoking details that many Christians will find comforting. But ultimately, this is a familiar, even formulaic account of finding God in the detritus of catastrophe. Even the crucial lesson—openness and submission to God and the complete authority of the Bible—won’t surprise believers or persuade skeptics. In addition, the author writes with a self-confidence that rules out philosophical circumspection: “Why can’t we experience the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth as Jesus asked us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer? The answer is, of course, we can.” 
A frank but familiar account of an extensive spiritual odyssey."--Kirkus Review 2021


Sensibility: Children, Albert Einstein, and Niels Bohr Cover Image
ISBN: 9798639983146
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Published: Independently Published - May 7th, 2020

A mix of fairness, beauty and playfulness is the ground, the qualities that governed the work and lives of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. For thirty years Len Barron has shared these qualities with students, scientists, parents and teachers. An Einstein/Bohr thought: It is not coincidental that parents and teachers share the same job-to foster trust. When that quality is well seeded all manner of wonder and affection abound. 


No Pressure, No Diamonds: Mining for Gifts in Illness and Loss Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578736884
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Published: Teresa A. Dillion - November 16th, 2020

In this irreverent and intimate memoir on living with terminal illness, psychotherapist Teri Dillion reminds us of the impermanent blessings of embodiment and how to carve healing out of even life’s roughest blows. An early reviewer warned, “good luck putting this book down once you pick it up.”


Dirt Road Main Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9781977234506
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Published: Outskirts Press - October 14th, 2020

When a rock guitarist gives a ride to a beautiful stranded fan, they connect in an unexpected intense way. Five years later, haunted by her memory, he tries to find her. The romance is renewed but threatened by a brother, a boyfriend, a jilted ex, and an edgy mad woman. It's a story of love lost and found told with honesty and wit and set to music. 


Snow Starts With Me: small ways for keeping our planet cool(er) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781735301006
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Published: RememberWinter - October 1st, 2020

Filbert the Lonely Flamingo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979832482
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Published: Argami Productions - May 12th, 2020

Filbert finds it hard to make friends because he's different. He also loves to dance, but he dances at night and wakes the other flamingos. If only he could find someone to dance the Flamingo Flutter with.  Then Filbert meets a Canada goose and decides Canada might be a good place to find a friend. As he leaves behind his sunny Florida home and travels north, Filbert’s adventure teaches him the true meaning of friendship.