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Book Club Notes
July 2017

Literary Events for July...

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!
Wednesday, July 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty and The Devil's Alphabet , will read from and sign his latest novel Spoonbenders ($27.95 Knopf) that Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest , called "hilarious, heartfelt and brimming with humanity." Harnessing the imaginative powers that have made him a master storyteller, Gregory delivers a stunning, laugh-out-loud new novel about a family of gifted dreamers and the invisible forces that bind us all.
Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Sylvia Torti is the author of The Scorpion's Tail and winner of the Miguel Marmol Award for first fiction by an American of Latino descent. She will read from and sign her latest novel Cages ($16.95 Schaffner Press), which involves two neurologists who are engaged in divergent quests: one to locate the source of memory and the other to study speech patterns in humans by analyzing and manipulating bird vocalization.

Friday, July 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

New York Times bestselling author and activist, Roxane Gay, will read from and sign her latest book Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body ($25.99 HarperCollins), where she has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health.


Free numbered tickets for the signing line are available now with the purchase of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body at any Tattered Cover location (excluding the airport stores). Everyone in the signing line must have a copy of the new book with a ticket. Seating for the presentation prior to the signing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket and signing restrictions may apply.

Friday, July 14, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Fiona Davis will read from and sign her stunning debut novel The Dollhouse ($16.00 Dutton Books), which pulls readers into the lush history of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, and into the story of a present-day journalist consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past.



Eleanor Brown, acclaimed author of The Light of Paris and The Weird Sisters, will discuss and sign A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light ($16.00 G.P. Putnam), a collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain and Therese Anne Fowler, and edited by Brown herself.


We’ll mix and mingle with wine and refreshments beginning at 6:30 pm, where guests can meet fellow book lovers and pick up book club reading lists.

Register here!

Saturday, July 22, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Bianca Marais will read from and sign her debut novel Hum If You Don't Know the Words ($26.00 Putnam), a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family. Told through two alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions of Apartheid-era South Africa.
Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Finding Beauty in a Broken World, and When Women Were Birds. She will read from and sign the new paperback edition of her bestselling, timely book The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks ($18.00 Picador), which was a 2016 Indie Next List pick.
Thursday, June 29, 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.
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 Matthew Sullivan

"Former Tattered Cover bookseller Matt Sullivan’s debut literary mystery is an entertaining page-turner and affectionate salute to independent bookstores. Lydia Smith is a bookseller at The 

Bright Ideas Bookstore, a thinly disguised LoDo Tattered Cover sometime in the 1990’s. Late one night as she’s closing the store she discovers that Joey Molina, one of her favorite young regulars, has hung himself in the store, a photo of her as a child in his jeans pocket. Devastated and confronted with a link to a violent crime she survived as a child, Lydia struggles to uncover the reason for Joey’s suicide and what his connection is to her past. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a gripping read and a knowing nod to all who pass their time in bookstores." -- Cathy Langer, Director of Buying

On shelves now...
by Sarah Perry

"The Essex Serpent is set in a fictional coastal village called Aldwinter during the 1890’s when tensions between science and religion were high. After the death of her husband, Cora Seaborne sets out to hunt fossils in the salt marshes of the area. Soon after, strange occurrences begin happening - earthquakes are splitting houses, boats are taken by water, and a child goes missing. Cora begins to investigate and stories of an Essex Serpent terrorizing the area surface. The Essex Serpent has elements of mystery, adventure, nature, history, religion, and feminist strength - I couldn’t help but adore this book. I fell in love with author Sarah Perry’s engaging writing style as she describes the dangerous beauty of the landscape in such a tangible way. I see why The Essex Serpent won the British Book Award for fiction this year and should be on every summer must-read list." -- Stephanie Coleman, frontlist buyer


On shelves 7/25...
by Ruth Ware

"What would you do for a friend?  Soon after the birth of her daughter, Isa receives a text from her old school friend Kate "I need you." Her life will never be the same.  A can't-put-it-down psychological thriller that will both make you wish you had such dedicated friends as this group of four and glad you do not."
--  Margaret Noteman, backlist buyer
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 Hum if You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais . Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.  Meet the Author!

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 Zero Day 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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