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Book Club Notes
September 2017

Literary Events for September...

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!
Monday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Pulitzer Prize finalist and the bestselling author of  For the Relief of Unbearable Urges , Nathan Englander, will read from and sign  Dinner at the Center of the Earth   ($26.95 Knopf), a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Gabrielle Zevin, author of  The New York Times  bestseller  The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry , will read from and sign her ninth novel  Young Jane Young   ($26.95 Algonquin Books). This smart, funny, and moving book tells of a congressional intern named Aviva Grossman attempting to move on with her life in secret after an affair with her boss goes public.
Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Jim Fergus, author of the bestselling, award-winning novel  One Thousand White Women , will read from and sign the eagerly anticipated new novel  The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill   ($26.99 St. Martin's Press), which explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, and children and mothers, when society deems them unspeakable. 

Jamie Ford, the bestselling author of  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet , will discuss and sign  Love and Other Consolation Prizes  ($28.00 Ballantine Books), which is inspired by the true story of an orphan boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair when he learns he will be raffled off.

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. Then at 7:00 pm, Jamie Ford will present  Love and Other Consolation Prizes
September V.I.B pick, see below!
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Gabriel Tallent will read from and sign his critically acclaimed debut novel  My Absolute Darling  ($27.00 Riverhead Books), which Stephen King calls a "masterpiece." In this novel, Tallent tells the story a 14-year-old girl called Turtle's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.
Thursday, September 28, 6-7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Join us for our 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.
Save the Date
Monday, October 2, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

James McBride, the award-winning author of  The Good Lord Bird will discuss and sign his short story collection  Five-Carat Soul  ($27.00 Riverhead Books).
Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Robin Sloan, author of  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore , will present his triumphant return to the literary world  Sourdough  ($26.00 MCD). Grateful Bread Bakery will provide sourdough samples!
Writers Respond to Readers!
Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this beloved event on  Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the historic, newly renovated McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. We'll be announcing guest authors and information on ticketing in the coming months. Stay tuned!
Celebrate Book & Lover's Day in Spain!
April 16 to 24, 2018
Madrid & Barcelona
Tattered Cover is delighted to introduce you to Endless Travel Literary Tours, as they invite you and your favorite traveling partner on a Spanish Literary Tour which begins in Spain’s modern capital, Madrid, and ends with a celebration on April 23 of World Book Day and the Day of Books and Roses in Barcelona, a UNESCO City of Literature!

Interested in joining us? Stay tuned for an announcement about details of the trip, followed by the important terms, conditions, and how to register.
Staff Suggestions
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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September V.I.B...
by Gabriel Tallent

"Turtle Alveston, fourteen, prefers target practice with her Sig Sauer to vocabulary homework.  She is not a character in a dystopian novel but rather a remarkable and damaged teen living with her father on the Northern California coast.  Turtle and her father, a survivalist, live an unconventional life and though they are well known in the area, the locals generally shake their heads and leave them be.  When Turtle develops a crush on a local boy she begins to understand that her life needs a serious change of direction. She also understands that crossing her father is dangerous business. Gabriel Tallent writes with a naturalist’s eye and the coast of Mendocino County is a character itself, beautiful and dangerous, welcoming and wild.  My Absolute Darling  is a page turner brilliantly conceived and written, but beyond that, challenging, thought provoking and a book to inspire lively debate." --  Cathy Langer, Director of Buying Meet the Author!
On shelves now...
by Danya Kukafka

"Written with dreamy prose and metaphors, Danya Kukafka's debut novel is a mystery you can't put down. On the surface, this is a book about the murder of teenaged Lucinda Hayes. But it's really about three people whose lives are now permanently changed by this tragedy - the boy who stalked her, the girl who hated her, and the officer investigating her murder. Lucinda's death serves as a catalyst for major life changes these characters must go through in order to grow, and their lives begin to intertwine as they all get closer to solving the mystery (whether they want to or not). My favorite thing about this book is the way Kukafka describes her characters. They are real people will real physical and emotional flaws. She shows you the ugly with her beautiful words." -- Ashley Lyons, Marketing Communications Associate
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 Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford . 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  City of Thieves by David Benioff 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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