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Book Club Notes
June 2017

Literary Events for June...
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!
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm Mingling & Reception, 7:00 pm Book Talk, Colfax Avenue

Maile Meloy is the author of the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter, the short-story collection Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, and a bestselling middle-grade trilogy. Her fiction has won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Meloy was shortlisted for the UK's Orange Prize and chosen as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. Maile Meloy will read from and sign Do Not Become Alarmed ($27.00 Riverhead Books), her addictive new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for."

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Please click here to register.
Friday, June 9, 6:30 pm, Colfax Avenue

There are so many great books being published, it can be difficult to decide what to read with your book club. We have the perfect solution for this admittedly good problem to have—Book Club Happy Hour! Join us as Tattered Cover staff members offer their favorite choices for book club reading and discussing. Find out what other book clubs are reading and mingle while enjoying wine and light refreshments.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Please click here to register.
Saturday, June 17, 6:30 pm Mingling & Reception, 7:00 pm Book Talks, Aspen Grove

Avid readers and book club members are invited to join us for a special evening with three bestselling authors! We’ll mix and mingle with wine and refreshments where guests can meet fellow book lovers and pick up book club reading lists. Then beginning at 7:00 pm, Elin Hilderbrand will read from and sign her 19th novel The Identicals ($28.00 Little, Brown & Co.), about twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently; Hannah Tinti will read from and sign The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley ($27.00 Dial Press), a coming-of-age novel and a literary thrill ride about the price we pay to protect the people we love most; and Dani Shapiro will read from and sign her memoir Hourglass: Time, Memory, and Marriage ($22.95 Knopf), a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Please click here to register.

Monday, June 19, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Colorado writer David Milofsky is the author of four previous novels and hundreds of short stories and articles. He has served as editor of Colorado Review and has received fellowships from the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, The New Writing Conference, the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. For ten years he wrote the popular "Bookbeat" column for the Denver Post and his reviews have appeared in many newspapers. Milofksy will read from and sign his latest novel Managed Care ($18.00), a deeply moving story of Sylvia Rose, a young Denver physician trying to work through the related problems of her career and family. Along the way, Sylvia finds parallels between her troubled marriage and an unresponsive medical establishment.


Thursday, June 27, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Iowa Writers' Workshop and Pushcart Press Editor's Book Award nominee Paul Cohen will read from and sign his debut novel The Glamshack ($14.99 7.13 Books), a lyrical, darkly humorous novel on the nature of love, divinity, the Plains Indian Wars, and the male gaze. A bold, accomplished work set at end of the millennium, the book echoes early prose masterpieces of Cormac McCarthy and Martin Amis, but is entirely Paul Cohen.


Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Siobhan Fallon is the author of the short story collection You Know When the Men Are Gone , which won the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction, the Indies Choice Honor Award, and the Texas Institute of Letters Award for First Fiction. Fallon will read from and sign her debut novel The Confusion of Languages ($26.00 Putnam), a  searing story about jealousy, the unpredictable path of friendship, and the secrets kept in marriage, all set within the U.S. expat community of the Middle East during the rise of the Arab Spring.



Thursday, June 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Alexandra Fuller, author of the bestselling memoirs Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come, will read from and sign her debut novel Quiet Until the Thaw ($25.00 Penguin Press). A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected.

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)! That means it's a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books. 

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June V.I.B...
by Courtney Maum

"Touch is the perfect smart summer book. Sloane Jacobson is a trend forecaster hired by Mammoth, a huge tech company, to organize a three day summit celebrating child free and possibly touch free lifestyles.   Early on in her tenure with Mammoth Sloane’s forecasting vibes begin to take her and her predictions in the opposite direction of a device focused lifestyle, back to human to human interaction and person to person touch.  One can predict how well this will go over with a technology giant, or her boyfriend Roman, who is making a name for himself as the prophet of a post-sexual world.  Maum’s satirical novel is at once very entertaining and unquestionably thought provoking." -- Cathy Langer, director of buying

On shelves now...
by David Grann

"When a series of murders remain unsolved in Old West Oklahoma, a beleaguered community turns to the newly formed FBI for help. With great sensitivity to the victims and thorough research, Grann reveals the shocking results of the investigation, and even sheds some light on a few cases that went unsolved for almost a century. His addictive writing style and many fantastic photographs help to put the reader right in the middle of this intriguing and heartbreaking true story." -- Dan Grossett, LoDo Security & Bookseller

On shelves 6/6
by Anthony Horowitz

"Fans of Agatha Christie rejoice!  Anthony Horowitz has written a wonderful homage to Christie in the form of a book within a book.  Solve the mystery of the manuscript along with editor Susan Ryeland as she reads the latest work of a bestselling author and deals with a mystery around her." --  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 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan .   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 Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 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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