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Book Club Notes
August 2017

Literary Events for August...

These events may be of particular interest to book clubs. Bring your group to meet an author you've read, or discover new books to add to your reading list.

Check out our Event Calendar for more information on upcoming events and follow us on Flowh to stay up-to-date!
Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Colorado author Danya Kukafka, in conversation with Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, will discuss and sign her compulsively readable and powerfully moving debut thriller Girl in Snow ($26.00 Simon & Schuster).  "From its startling opening line right through to its stunning conclusion, Girl in Snow is a perfectly paced and tautly plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka's misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie--this is an incredibly accomplished debut." -- Paula Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue


Denver author Emily Culliton will read from and sign her wildly entertaining debut novel The Misfortune of Marion Palm ($25.95 Knopf) about a Brooklyn Heights mother on the run after embezzling money from her children's private school, and leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her.
Join Tattered Cover as we discuss recommendations for your next book club read. Light refreshments will be served.  Register here.

Sunday, August 13, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue


V.L. Purvis-Smith will read from and sign her historical novel Greenwood Riven ($23.99) which grew from her desire to portray the forever-present tensions between America's immigrant groups -- in this case, in the life of a rural community enduring the stress of World War II and the construction of a nearby Japanese internment camp.



Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue


Playwright Heather Harpham will read from and sign her memoir Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After ($27.00 Henry Holt), a shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness radiates in many directions--new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family.

Saturday, August 26, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue


Colorado author King Grossman will read from and sign his lyrical novel Letters to Alice ($16.00 Occupy the Word Publishing), which introduces readers to Frazier Pickett III, also known as the slumbering man. Fraizier's dirty little secret: he's desperately myopic, actually preferring not to clearly see what's going on. 

Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue


Michael Frank's articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Tablet Magazine, and Travel and Leisure, among many other publications. He served as a Los Angeles Times book critic for nearly ten years. Frank will read from and sign his memoir The Mighty Franks ($26.00 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which dives into the time he spent with his Auntie Hankie and Uncle Irving, two glamorous Hollywood screenwriters.

Thursday, August 31, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue


Daniel Magariel will read from and sign his stunning debut novel One of the Boys ($22.00 Scribner). Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with propulsive prose and extraordinary compassion a young boy's struggle to hold onto the pieces of his shattered family.
Thursday, August 31, 6-7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Join us for this new monthly tradition of group book talks with the booksellers of Aspen Grove! On the last Thursday of every month, we'll discuss our favorite new books.
Literary Travel with Tattered Cover...

In April 2018, we will be joining Endless Travel to lead a group to Spain in honor of World Book Day and the Rose & Book Festival on April 23.  Details of the week-long tour will be finalized soon. If you'd like to learn more, send us an email to newsletter@tatteredcover.com, with "Literary Tour" in the subject line, and we'll send you all the information on this extraordinary adventure when it becomes available. If you have suggestions of other literary tours you'd like to see in the future, we'd love to have those as well.

Staff Suggestions for Book Club Reading
Every now and then we encounter a new book that we're so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we have this special designation to distinguish it from the rest: TC V.I.B. (very impressive book)!

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July V.I.B...
by Charles Frazier

"As we look forward to the plethora of fabulous fiction coming this fall, we decided to choose one of our all time favorite novels for our August VIB. Cold Mountain for the hot summer. Charles Frazier's masterpiece of civil war, love, and loss is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its publication." -- Stephanie Coleman, associate frontlist buyer

On shelves now...
by Ann Beattie

"Guys, I love Ann Beattie. She's a breath of dry, incisive, introspective, 70s-80s New Yorker-esque cool air on a hot day. She's deeply -- but tenderly -- critical of human shortcomings, and she's funny, and it's only mildly disconcerting when she acknowledges current technologies or politics. Each of the thirteen stories in this collection, her eleventh over her forty-year tenure, deal with being a guest or welcoming one. I have found The Debt, about an unofficial college reunion weekend in the Keys gone awry, particularly memorable because it is exemplary of the banal, electrifying violence that wends its way through the book (and, I suppose, our lives). Beattie's characters have aged as she has, but Millennial though I may be, I still find them infinitely relatable." -- Lainie Formby, bookseller

On shelves now...
by Gail Honeyman

"Honeyman is a gifted writer and it's hard for me to believe this is her debut novel.  I felt drawn to and connected with Eleanor, whose quirkiness, humor, and courage are remarkable.  In fact, all Honeyman's characters are intriguing and utterly captivating....including Eleanor's cat and each one, in their own way provides a way for Eleanor to find healing.  In the end, though, it's Eleanor who teaches us a life lesson in the power of the human spirit to overcome and find hope.  I loved the book from the first sentence to the very last." -- Kathy Coble, Colfax retail manager

Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo not only knows the weather, she knows great books, and is an avid reader! Check out her picks each month and read along with Lisa!

This month's selection is The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy . Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

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 selection is The Nightingale by David Baldacci Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
TC Book Clubs
Our in-store book clubs are open to everyone, and you are welcome to drop in on one meeting, or join us for every discussion.  Check out the upcoming reading selections here.

Happy Reading!

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