Book Club Notes
July 2016

Upcoming Events

These July 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.

Friday, July 8, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Brian Sweany will present his novel   Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride  which is loosely based on his experience growing up in Indiana and moving to New York to work in publishing. Hunter S. Thompson's biographer William McKeen describes the book as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets  Leave it to Beaver .
Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 pm, Colfax Avenue
Erika Swyler joins us for the paperback release of her magical novel
The Book of Speculation , which includes a bonus short story. Guests are invited to meet the author, enjoy wine and light refreshments, and also get some great suggestions for book group reading from the Tattered Cover staff. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Please call 303-322-1965 ext. 2739 to make a reservation.
Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
The American West is bestselling author Larry Watson's forte, and in As Good as Gone , his tenth novel, he has created his most vivid, genuine anti-hero yet - Calvin Sidey, a man stuck in a myth. Coming to the aide of his son, Sidey finds himself caring for his grandchildren for a week. His Old West ways clash with the changing culture of the 1960s, but not in the way readers might expect.
Thursday, July 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Since his award-winning debut collection of stories,  Last Days of the Dog-Men , Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Watson will discuss and sign  Miss Jane , which is inspired by the true story of his own great aunt. Born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect, Jane creates a life that is anything but barren.
Monday, July 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Bonnie Nadzam is the author of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning novel  Lamb , and now she returns with  Lions . Set on the high plains of Colorado, a young couple find their love - and everything they know to be true - threatened by the arrival of an unwelcome stranger. A story of awakening,  Lions  is an exquisite novel that explores ambition and the responsibilities we have to ourselves and each other.
Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Donald Ray Pollock, author of  The Devil All the Time  and  Knockemstiff , brings us a dark, gritty, and electrifying new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors.  The Heavenly Table  tells the story of two hardworking men, Pearl Jewett and Ellsworth Fiddler, whose paths collide on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory.

This book is also our Autographed Book Collectors' Club pick for the month. For more information on that program,  click here.
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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. 

" If Edith Wharton were alive today she would be an admirer  of  Eleanor Brown and her compelling and thought provoking new novel The Light of Paris . Like Wharton, Brown's protagonists strain against the constraints and conventional expectations  of  their families and social circles: Madeleine in 1999 and her grandmother Margie 80 years earlier. Post Great War  Paris  provides a gorgeous backdrop for Margie's emancipation and Madeleine's enlightenment many years later. I was enraptured by both  of  these women, rooting for them, their art and personal freedom. Thank you, Eleanor Brown, for giving readers a great story and compelling characters. Their struggles and triumphs ring true and will resonate with many, many readers. I can't wait to put The Light of Paris  in the hands  of  my customers." 

- Cathy Langer, Director of Buying


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.

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