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Book Club Notes
February 2017

A Day to Remember: Writers Respond to Readers
What do you get when you combine four bestselling, unique authors and a room full of avid readers? An amazing day of literary conversation.

From Brunonia Barry's slides showing us old vs. new Salem, MA, and introducing us to real and fictional witches; to Kevin Wilson's quiet, yet hilarious talk about getting to know his characters, then writing stories for them that will make them like him; to Eleanor Brown's amazing collection of letters from her Grandmother's adventure in 1920s France, and the novel that she was able to write based on them; and to Amor Towles, a true gentleman, allowing us to explore the grand Metropol Hotel in Moscow -- it was truly a day to remember!

STAY TUNED...  t he 20th Anniversary of Writers Respond to Readers will be celebrated with a very special event in January 2018. We hope to announce our guest authors, a new venue, and much more, in the early fall.

Literary Events for February...
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!
Thursday, February 9, 7:00 pm, Historic Lodo
O. Henry Prize winning author Emily Ruskovich will read from and sign her stunning debut novel Idaho ($27.00 Random House). "Emily Ruskovich's Idaho is a novel written like music. Striking arpeggios, haunting refrains, and then you come to a bridge, and Ruskovich leads you up into the mountains, introducing a chorus of rich and beautiful voices woven deep in the Idaho woods, each trying to come to their own understanding of a terrible tragedy. Ruskovich digs deeply into everyday moments, and shows that it is there, in our quietest thoughts and experiences, where we find and create our true selves." - Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief
Monday, February 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Journalist and author Min Jin Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for The Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air, and USA Today. Lee will read from and sign her profoundly moving new novel Pachinko ($27.00 Grand Central), which follows one family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, they are bound together by deep roots as their family faces enduring questions of faith, family, and identity. Lee will be joined in conversation by Adam Lerner, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Avid readers and book club members are invited to join us for a special evening with Will Schwalbe, the author of the beloved New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book ClubWe'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, Will Schwalbe will present his new book Books for Living ($25.95 Knopf), an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.  This event is free, but registration is requested. Register here

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 pm, Historic Lodo
Colorado writer Laura Pritchett is the acclaimed author of Stars Go BlueRed LightningHell's Bottom, Colorado, and Sky Bridge, as and several books of nonfiction. Her work has garnered many awards, including the PEN USA Award for Fiction, the WILLA, the High Plains Book Award. Pritchett will join us to present her new novel The Blue Hour, the story of an interconnected community in the Colorado mountains coming to terms with a violent act committed by the town veterinarian - a tragedy felt all across the mountainside, upending their lives and causing their paths to twist and collide in unexpected ways.
Friday, February 24, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction, and The New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist. Gay will discuss and sign Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. From a girls fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.
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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Read the Book. Join the Party. Drink the Wine.
Three Denver originals, the Tattered Cover Book Store, Illegal Pete's, and The Infinite Monkey Theorem, are hosting the Back Alley Book Club! We meet monthly to discuss a great read, eat awesome tacos, and drink ridiculously good wine in a can. 

Next we're reading Speak by Louisa Hall, and we are meeting on Monday, February 27, at 6:00 pm, at Illegal Pete's on Colfax Avenue. Show any receipt from the Tattered Cover and join us for a free wine tasting with The Infinite Monkey Theorem from 6:00, and specials all evening!
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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