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April 2016

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Earth Day Giveaway
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Friday, April 22
All Tattered Cover 
Metro-Denver Locations

Visit the Tattered Cover on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, to receive a free reusable Tattered Cover tote bag with any purchase of $25.00 or more.

Book & Lovers' Day
Saturday, April 23, beginning at 9:00 am
All Tattered Cover Metro-Denver Locations

Every year on April 23rd, Barcelona erupts in a celebration of chivalry and romance. It all began in the Middle Ages with an annual Festival of Roses to honor St. George, Patron Saint of Catalonia. A brave Roman soldier, he allegedly slew a dragon about to devour a beautiful young princess. According to legend, a rosebush then sprouted from the blood of the slain dragon and the soldier plucked its most perfect blossoms to give to the princess as a remembrance. In 1923, the traditional Rose Festival merged with UNESCO's World Book Day, established to celebrate the lives of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, both of whom died on April 23rd in 1616. Now, bookstalls and flower stands sprout up along the Rambla, a two-mile stretch connecting the city with the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of Barcelonans crowd the streets to enjoy a festive atmosphere of readings, music, literature, and dance. The Tattered Cover is delighted to honor this springtime celebration of culture, beauty, literature, and love. Complimentary roses and commemorative bookmarks will be available on April 23 with the purchase of a book; while supplies last. As always, we'll be happy to turn your purchases into lovely wrapped gifts at no extra charge.

Independent  Bookstore Day 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016

All Tattered Cover Metro-Denver Locations Bookstores across the nation will be once again be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores. Literary festivities at the Tattered Cover will include storytimes, unique activities and games, and exclusive products celebrating indie bookstores. In addition, all Tattered Cover logo gear will be 25% off for the day, and guests will receive a FREE Tattered Cover reusable tote bag with every purchase of $25.00 or more.

The exclusive books and art pieces for IBD 2016 will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, only on April 30, while supplies last. Items include the very limited-edition Neil Gaiman Coloring Book ; a signed Anthony Bourdain Perfect Burger art print; a  limited-edition hardcover book of trivia from The Stormlight Archive epic fantasy series written by Brandon Sanderson; and much more!

Visit our website at www.tatteredcover.com for complete information on all the fun!

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Our Tattered Cover V.I.B. picks 
are staff favorites that truly stand 
out in  a world of so many 
excellent new books.

This month's adult V.I.B. pick is  The Nest   by Cynthia Sweeney

This month's children's V.I.B. selection is
by Terry Fan

Check out all of our previous selections here: adults, and kids.

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7News Book Club

Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo not only knows the weather, she knows great books, and is an avid reader! Each month she shares her picks on the  7News website.

This month's pick is 
by Joyce Maynard
Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

Dom's Book Club
Dom Testa is an author, advocate for children's education, and the host of Dom in the Morning on Mix 100.3. He loves reading, and we
love sharing his book reviews with you. Check out his blog and happy reading!

This month's  book is
by Jonathan Tropper 

Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase  in-store 
to receive 20% off the current selection.

Young Children's Storytimes
Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Colfax Avenue
Saturdays at 10:30 am, Historic LoDo
Tuesdays at 10:30 am & Saturdays at 10:30 am, 
Aspen Grove

Friday, April 1, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Lyndsay Faye, the bestselling author whose acclaimed books include The Gods of Gotham and Dust and Shadow , will read from and sign her eagerly anticipated new novel Jane Steele ($27.00 Putnam).

Saturday, April 2, 2:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Colorado author Dede Stockton will read from and sign her new novel for young readers   Sammi Jo and the Best Rodeo Ever ($11.99 Tate Publishing), the follow up to her debut novel Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever .

Sunday, April 3, 1:00 pm
Sie FilmCenter
This month we'll screen the 1971 Nicolas Roeg classic Walkabout .
Tickets are $1.00, and are available one hour before the screening from the box office.

Monday, April 4, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Journalist and columnist David Schmader will discuss and sign his new book   Weed: The User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana   ($18.95 Sasquatch Books).

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Ally Condie, the bestselling author of the Matched Trilogy , and the wonderful Atlantia , will read from and sign her new novel for middle grade readers Summerlost ($17.99 Dutton Books for Young Readers).

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Journalist and essayist Wendy Paris who moved with her ex-husband and son, together but apart, from New York to California, will discuss and sign her new book   Splitopia: Dispatches from Today's Good Divorce and How to Part Well ($26.00 Atria).

Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Authors and activists Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami will discuss and sign their new book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War ($24.00 Pluto Press), which the journalist Hassan Hassan says is "poised to become the definitive book not only on the continuing Syrian conflict but on the country and its society as a whole."

Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Aspen Grove
Event is free and open to the public. Guests must bring their own art supplies.

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Poet, illustrator, historian, naturalist, and research scholar Helen MacDonald, author of the acclaimed, bestselling memoir H Is for Hawk, will read from and sign her poetry collection Shaler's Fish ($22.00 Atlantic Monthly Press) and discuss  H Is for Hawk.

Thursday, April 7, 6:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Cinda Williams Chima author of many bestselling fantasies for teens of all ages, including the  Heir Chronicles and the  Seven Realms series, will read from and sign her new novel Flamecaster ($12.00 HarperTeen).

Friday, April 8, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Edgar Award winning author Laurie R. King, who was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, will read from and sign The Murder of Mary Russell ($28.00 Bantam), another novel featuring one of modern literature's most beloved teams, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, which once again weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense.

Friday, April 8, 7:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Ames Sheldon will read from and sign her historical novel Eleanor's Wars ($18.95 Beaver's Pond Press), which is set against the historical backdrop of World War II, and chronicles the personal battles of one heroic woman in a rapidly changing world.

Saturday, April 9, 2:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Matthew Quick, the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook , which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and The Good Luck of Right Now , will read from and sign his recent acclaimed book for teen readers Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock ($10.00 Little, Brown BFYR), a brilliant, touching story of one teen boy's possible last day, and the pain and beauty brought by the relationships in his life.

Saturday, April 9, 2:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Jessica Brody, the bestselling author of twelve novels for teens, tweens, and adults including 52 Reasons to Hate My Father , The Karma Club , My Life Undecided , and the three books in the Unremembered trilogy, will join us to launch her fun new book for teen readers Boys of Summer ($17.99 HC, $10.99 PB Simon Pulse), a breezy beach read about love, family, and the true meaning of friendship.

Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Bill Ritter, Jr., the 41st governor of Colorado and one of America's key thought leaders on sustainable energy, will discuss and sign his new book Powering Forward: What Everyone Should Know about America's Energy Revolution ($17.95 Fulcrum), which is written in partnership with the Center for a New Energy Economy.

Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Isaac Marion's debut novel Warm Bodies became a New York Times bestseller and inspired a major Hollywood film adaptation. Marion will discuss and sign The New Hunger ($14.00 Atria), the must-read prequel to the unexpected and strange love story in Warm Bodies .

Tuesday, April 12, 12:30 pm
Aspen Grove

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Colorado author Paolo Bacigalupi, the New York Times bestselling author of The Windup Girl and a National Book Award finalist, will discuss and sign the new paperback edition of his critically acclaimed novel The Water Knife ($16.00 Vintage).

Wednesday, April 13, 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Event is free, but advance registration is requested. Register here.

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Ahmed White, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss and sign The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, The CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in the New Deal America ($29.95 Univ. of California Press).

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Beloved pop culture favorite Ernest Cline, author of the bestselling novel Ready Player One , and creator of the cult-classic film Fanboys , will join us to celebrate the new paperback edition of his second novel Armada ($16.00 Broadway Books).

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Hannah Crum, known as The Kombucha Mamma,  and Alex LaGory will discuss and sign The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea ($24.95 Storey). Denver's own Happy Leaf Kombucha will provide samples at this event.

Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Publishers Mark Stevens and Mike Keefe will present The Detachment ($24.95 Running Meter Press), the second novel in the late Gary Reilly's trilogy featuring Private Palmer, a U.S. Army draftee during the Vietnam War.

Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Mary Moynihan, who has solo hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail, will join us to discuss and sign her memoir Married to the Trail: Hiking the Continental Divide Trail ($19.95 Johnson Books).

Saturday, April 16, 2:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Colorado author Holly Grant will read from and sign The League of Beastly Dreadfuls, Book 2: The Dastardly Deed ($16.99 Random House BFYR), the second book in her captivating middle grade series.

Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Kevin Holdsworth, an associate professor of English and director of the Western American Studies Program at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, Wyoming, will read from and sign Good Water ($21.95 Univ. Press of Colorado ISBN 9781607324546), a collection of essays about the land he calls home: Good Water, Utah.

Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Multiple award-winning author Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council on Foreign Relations. Brinkley will discuss and sign his critically acclaimed new history Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America ($35.00 HarperCollins).

Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Journalist Katie Parla will discuss and sign Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City ($30.00 Clarkson Potter), which features a foreword by acclaimed chef Mario Batali.

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Gianni Kovacevic, who has spent more than a decade honing his passion for investing in the new spending class, will discuss and sign his new book My Electrician Drives a Porsche?: Investing in the Rise of the New Spending Class ($19.95 Greenleaf).

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Local poet Emily Pérez will read from and sign her new collection House of Sugar, House of Stone ($16.95 University Press of Colorado), which weaves Grimm's Fairy Tales into the business of modern life to explore an undercurrent of terror about living in a family.

Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Online entertainment pioneer, actress, and queen of the geeks Felicia Day will sign the new paperback edition of her relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational ( Forbes.com ) bestselling book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir ($16.00 Touchstone).
Important signing information and restrictions

Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Wendy Newman, a professional dating, relationship, and sex educator, will discuss and sign her new book 121 First Dates: How to Succeed at Online Dating, Fall in Love, and Live Happily Ever After (Really!) ($16.00 Beyond Words).

Sunday, April 24, 2:00 pm
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, Orchestra Pit

Tuesday, April 26, 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue & Aspen Grove

Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 pm
Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue, Orchestra Pit 

Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Ken Ilgunas, author of the frank and witty memoir about living in a van to save costs while attending grad school Walden on Wheels , will discuss and sign his new personal adventure story Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland ($27.00 Blue Rider Press).

Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Author, speaker, ski-mountaineer and geographer Jon Kedrowski will discuss and sign his new book Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest ($29.95 Colorado Mountain Club Press).

Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Frederic Rich, an eminent international corporate lawyer and environmental leader, will discuss and sign his new book Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution ($26.95 W. W. Norton).

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Shawn Vestal, a lifelong journalist, raised in the Mormon faith, whose Spokesman-Review column is a fixture in Spokane, WA, will read from and sign Daredevils ($27.00 Penguin Press), his unforgettable debut novel about Loretta, a teenager married off as a sister wife, who makes a break for freedom.

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Historic LoDo
Johnny Welsh, who  has worked as a professional bartender in Frisco, Colorado, for almost twenty years, will present his collection Weedgalized in Colorado: True Tales from the High Country ($19.95), a lighthearted and surprisingly informative read, featuring on-the-ground stories from scores of participants in Colorado's historic transformation into a cannabis-friendly state.

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Lesley Poling-Kempes will discuss and sign her new book Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest ($24.95 University of Arizona Press).

Friday, April 29, 6:00 pm
Colfax Avenue & Aspen Grove

Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Chris Guillebeau, the bestselling author of The $100 Start-up , will discuss and sign his new book Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do ($26.00 Crown Business).

Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Aspen Grove
Dr. Kelly Starrett, renowned physical therapist and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Jo urnal bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard , will discuss and sign Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World ($39.95 Victory Belt), which unveils a detailed battle plan for surviving our chair-centric society.

Saturday, April 30, Beginning at 9:00 am 
All Tattered Cover Metro-Denver Locations
Visit our website at www.tatteredcover.com for complete information on all the fun!

Saturday, April 30, 7:00 pm
Aspen Grove

April 2016 Indie Next List

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
(Ecco, $26.99)
April TC VIB 
"Welcome to the strikingly dysfunctional Plumb family: four siblings connected by little more than The Nest, a joint trust fund that each has earmarked to support their unrealistic lifestyles. When Leo, the older brother and the center of the Plumb family universe, injures himself and a 19-year-old waitress in a scandalous car accident and endangers The Nest just months before the funds are to be made available, the siblings come together for damage control. Sweeney artfully touches on each family member as they scramble to save the precarious lives they have built for themselves, bringing light and humor to her characters' various plights. Funny, thoughtful, and filled with unique and complex characters - this book is a must-read." -Jennifer Oleinik, University Book Store, Seattle, WA

by Hope Jahren
(Knopf, $26.95)
"This book has it all: nature, love, science, drama, heartbreak, joy, and plenty of dirt. Not since Cheryl Strayed's Wild have I read such a rich and compelling nonfiction narrative. Lab Girl is the story of Jahren's life in science, and her writing on the wonders of nature will renew your sense of awe. But more than that, it is an exploration of friendship, mental illness, parenthood, and the messiness of life. The only flaw - these pages fly by too quickly, leaving you wondering what you could possibly read next that will be just as good." -Pete Mulvihill, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA

by Molly Prentiss
(Gallery/Scout Press, $26)
"A synesthetic art critic rises to prominence by capturing the je ne sais quoi of great new paintings in terms of sound, aura, and taste. A young painter escapes war in his native Argentina to bring his unusual portraits to New York. A wide-eyed farm girl leaves home for the gritty promise of the big city, destined to become a muse of the art scene. The web between these characters becomes increasingly tangled as 1980 progresses in all its dark glamour. Prentiss captures raw ambition, startled joy, and aching tragedy equally well to produce a thought-provoking, originally textured novel that both transports and awes." -Richael Best, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

Jane Steele    
by Lyndsay Faye
(Putnam, $26.95)
"It would be the easy way out for me to describe Jane Steele as an utterly delightful and charmingly murderous retelling of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. However, I am honor-bound to inform readers that Faye has created much more than that: she has spun a snappy, tongue-in-cheek masterpiece that both thrills readers to the bone and expertly plucks their heartstrings in all the right places. One can't help but cheer on the tenacious Steele as she drinks, swears, stabs, and gallops her way through her quest to find love, home, and self, while stepping delicately over the bodies of her tormentors - so as not to ruin her dress - along the way. An absolutely marvelous book!" -Rebecca Speas, One More Page Books, Arlington, VA

by Maggie Nelson
(Graywolf Press, $16.99)
"If I could read the work of only one writer for the rest of my life, I think I would be happy to spend the rest of my days in the staggering beauty of Nelson's prose. In The Red Parts, what could have merely been a relatively interesting true crime narrative becomes, instead, a wholly original memoir of pain, history, family, and those bright moments of clarity in a world that, for Nelson, had become so dark. This book asks us to wonder, to be angry, and ultimately to become more human. This is an inescapable, utterly compelling read." -Claire Tobin, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI

by Viola Shipman
(Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99)
"This is the story of three women slowly losing themselves until they are reunited in Scoops, Michigan, at the beginning of summer: Arden, working at a job that gives her nothing but a paycheck; Lauren, becoming sadder as she moves farther from doing what she loves most; and Lolly, gradually forgetting all the things in her life that brought her joy and happiness. Linked together like the charms on their wrists, Arden, Lauren, and Lolly will remind each other of times gone by, how to appreciate the present, and how to embrace whatever the future brings. Reading this sweet story reminded me how lucky we are if we are close to those who share our history." -Sylvia Smith, Bookmiser, Roswell, GA

by Bill Beverly
(Crown, $26)
"Four young black men, following orders, leave their tightly bound South Central Los Angeles community, and drive across the country to perform a hit to prevent a witness from testifying against their boss. They are ghetto born, raised, and trained, so they have outlaw skills and the resulting respect in their community. In wide-open America, they are profoundly out of their comfort zone. What each young man does with his skills, wits, sense of duty, and - for one in particular - a dawning sense of what the future holds for such a lifestyle, forms the core of this powerful novel. Provocative, gripping, and timely, Dodgers is a riveting read that leaves a lasting impression." -Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA

by Augusten Burroughs
(St. Martin's Press, $26.99)
"We have read about his crazy childhood, his struggles with alcohol, and his troubled relationships with his father and Christmas. Now, we have Burroughs' take on love and romance, and what a tale it is! This is a love story as only Burroughs can tell it - the wrong lovers, the long-term relationship that turned out to be toxic, and the love that was staring him in the face all along. Roses and moonlight it is not, but the course of true love never does run smooth. I laughed, I cried - just read it!" -Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY

by Helen Simonson
(Random House, $28)
"Witty, engaging, elegiac, and tragic - with this tale Simonson has once again captured our hearts. Set in an East Sussex village in the summer before the tragedy of the First World War, Simonson's latest details a battle of wills between Agatha, Lady North, and the mayor's wife over the new Latin master - a woman! Beatrice Nash arrives to her new post, charming everyone including the reader. Since readers know the horrors that lie ahead for England's young men, the story becomes more poignant as they move closer to their destinies. I loved it!" -Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX

by Martha Hall Kelly
(Ballantine Books, $26)
" Lilac Girls is a powerful and moving debut told through the voices of three women during World War II. Caroline is a New York socialite working at the French consulate and sending care packages to French orphans. Kasia, a young Polish girl, is arrested for helping the underground resistance and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. Herta is the only female German surgeon stationed at Ravensbrück. The way these three women's lives intersect both during and after the war will grip you and tug at your heartstrings. I would recommend this to anyone who loved Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale." -Melissa Law, Island Bookstore, Corolla, NC

by M.R. Carey
(Orbit, $27)
"Let's say you've been convicted of murder and sent to a maximum security prison for the remainder of your life, which should be a while since you are not that old. Then let's say that not only can you not remember killing anyone, but you can't remember who you are. Could things get any worse? How about if the ghost of the little boy you supposedly killed visits you in prison to ask for your help. What do you do? From the author of The Girl With All the Gifts comes another gripping and unforgettable story." -Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA

by Tracy Chevalier
(Viking, $27)
"Robert Goodenough was born in Ohio's Black Swamp. The youngest of 10 children, he was the only one with any interest in his father's obsession of buying seedlings from John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, and trying to cultivate and perfect his apple orchard in the inhospitable black muck. Family tragedy sends Robert running west to California and the Gold Rush, where he finds solace in the redwoods and sequoias and meets a naturalist who recognizes his love of botany. But Robert is reluctantly forced to face his past and must decide to either claim it or set out on his own path. Chevalier's tale is a thoughtfully crafted and vivid slice of pioneer life." -Jody Misner Chwatun, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI

by Jung Yun
(Picador, $26)
" Shelter is the perfect example of that extraordinary kind of story that careens down a path toward a conclusion that feels somehow both completely surprising and totally inevitable. Kyung Cho is a young father whose anxiety over present financial concerns couples with damage from past traumas to inhabit every breath he takes. His precarious equilibrium is shattered when his parents are the victims of a cruel act of violence and he is called upon to react with a compassion and forgiveness that he may not possess. This novel is a dark and moving portrait of a family and what it ultimately means to love." -Mary Cotton, Newtonville Books, Newton Centre, MA

by Shawn Vestal
(Penguin Press, $26.95)
"Gooding, Idaho, 1975: Loretta, Jason, and Boyd, three teenagers each trapped in their own way, find each other and plot their escape. Vestal lays out the history and complexity of their lives and their Mormon community, from Loretta's becoming an unwilling 'sister wife' in a zealous household to Jason's struggle to identify himself while at odds with his family and hometown. Surreal interludes of 'Evel Knievel Addresses an Adoring Nation' showcasing the fevered stunt driver waxing poetic, demonstrate Vestal's strength with language as a reeling Knievel appears like a vision of cowboy extremism, becoming the off-kilter savior the teenagers have been seeking." -Julia Sinn, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
by Dominic Smith
(Sarah Crichton Books, $26)
"Smith's new novel unfolds slowly, and each moment of illumination offers a glimpse into the true heart of this quiet, captivating tale. Spanning more than three centuries, it is the story of three lives--a female master painter of the Dutch Golden Age, a moneyed New York patent attorney, and an art history student turned one-time art forger - each changed by one haunting painting. Filled with hurt, grief, and deceit, but also layered with love, grace, and regret, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is a wonderful read, beautifully written." -Heather Duncan, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
by Ashley Hay
(Atria Books, $26)
" The Railwayman's Wife is a remarkable story drenched by the wells of sadness, yet it leaves readers marveling at the beauty of it all. Annika Lachlan is grieving her beloved husband and attempting to find solace in books. But the town of Thirroul, Australia, is home to more than one person damaged by grief. Brought together as members of a club no one would choose to join, each begins to move towards healing. The Railwayman's Wife immerses the reader in Ani's life, and as one savors the novel's heartbreaking prose, a world is revealed in which hope and grief are forever intertwined and love may be the strongest current of all." -Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
by Lisa Scottoline
(St. Martin's Press, $27.99)
"An infertile couple decides to use a sperm donor to create the perfect family they have always wanted. When the wife sees a picture of a man who looks very similar to their donor on the evening news, the story is set in motion. Could their donor be a serial killer? Christine will stop at nothing to find out who the biological father is, even if it means the end of her marriage. This latest novel of suspense from the bestselling Scottoline is fast-paced and will keep readers guessing until the end!" -Sarah Harmuth Letke, Redbery Books, Cable, WI

by Monica Wood
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25)
"Despite its themes of loss, love, and aging, The One-in-a-Million Boy is a hopeful novel. Musician and mostly absent dad Quinn Porter honors his dead son's Boy Scout agreement to help 104-year-old Ona Vitkus. As Quinn and Ona get to know each other, Quinn begins to understand his son - and in some ways, himself - for the first time. Heartfelt and charming!" -Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI

by Andromeda Romano-Lax
(Soho Press, $26.95)
" Behave is a rich and nuanced glimpse of Rosalie Rayner, the woman behind John B. Watson, the man who founded behaviorist psychology. The ethical issues presented here are both shocking and thought-provoking, and the intimate struggles of a woman weighing her value, utility, and satisfaction both within and outside the home certainly resonate today. Beautifully written and meticulously researched, this is a novel to be savored and shared." -Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

by Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh
(Simon & Schuster, $24.99)
"What is entailed in living 'a good life'? Using the writings of a succession of Chinese scholars from 2,000 years ago, the authors explain their ancient teachings through contemporary examples and demonstrate how changing our perspective can change our lives. And 'the path' that we are to follow? There is none! Rather, we create the journey moment by moment as we change how we observe and interact with our world and those in it. Challenging and potentially transformative!" -Susan Posch, The Book Shoppe, Boone, IA

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