Book Club Notes
September 2016

Upcoming Events

These September 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.

Monday, September 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Book Club Happy Hour

Julia Claiborne Johnson has struck gold with her novel  Be Frank With Me ($15.99 William Morrow & Co), a sparkling debut combining the charming pluck of  Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and the page-turning spirit of  Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Alice Whitely arrives at the home of a literary legend to work as an assistant, but instead is charged with being a companion to the writer's young son.  Be Frank With Me is a heartwarming story of a mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who is pulled into their unforgettable world.

Guests are invited to see Julia Claiborne Johnson, 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 reservation are required. Please call 303-322-1965 ext. 2739 to make a reservation.
Monday, September 12, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

In  The Book that Matters Most ($25.95 W.W. Norton & Co), award-winning author Ann Hood tells the story of Ava, a woman going through a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage who joins a book club in the hopes of finding companionship. When the club assigns every member to present the book that matters most to them, Ava rediscovers a childhood favorite and starts a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her a chance to remake her life.
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Charlie Jane Anders, the editor-in-chief of, will present  All the Birds in the Sky ($25.99 Tor Books), her stunning novel about the end of the world - and the beginning of our future. Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Amsted didn't expect to see each other again after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. Now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them is determined to bring them together - either to save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Gayle Forman will read and sign  Leave Me ($26.95 Algonquin Books), an ambitious and moving novel about motherhood from the author of  Just One Day and  If I Stay. A harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, Maribeth Klein doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack. Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves.
Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Amor Towles, the New York Times bestselling author of  Rules of Civility, will present his transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.  A Gentleman in Moscow ($27.00 Viking), our Tattered Cover V.I.B. (Very Impressive Book) selection for September, immerses readers in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. His reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Amy Stewart, the bestselling author of  Girl Waits with Gun and  The Drunken Botanist returns with another adventure featuring the fascinating, feisty, and unforgettable Kopp sisters. Constance Kopp is one of the nation's first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can't be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speakig con man threatens her position and her hopes for this new life, Constance may not be able to make things right.  Lady Cop Makes Trouble ($26.00 Houghton Mifflin) sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey - tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women.
Monday, September 19, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Liane Moriarty is the author of the New York Times bestsellers  Big Little LiesThe Husband's SecretWhat Alice Forgot, and  The Hypnotist's Love Story. She will join us to read from and sign  Truly Madly Guilty ($26.99 Flatiron Books), in which she turns her razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families, showing how guilt can expose the fault lines in the strongest relationships and how what we don't say can be more powerful than what we do.

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Garth Risk Hallberg will read from and sign the new paperback edition of  City on Fire ($17.00 Vintage), which is a New York Times Notable Book and was declared one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The Lost Angeles Times, NPR, Vogue, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Wall Street Journal. It was also picked as our V.I.B. the month it arrived in hardback. Set in New York City in 1976, the book follows the aftermath of a shooting in Central Park on New Year's Eve. The Mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city.
Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Kristin Hannah, author of the bestselling book  The Nightingale, is finally in Denver!  The Nightingale ($27.99 St. Martin's Press) is a #1 New York Times bestseller and was named best book of the year by Buzzfeed, iTunes, Library Journal, Paste,, The Wall Street Journal, and The Week. With courage, grace, and powerful insight, Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war.

Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Juan Gabriel Vásquez, the brilliant mind behind the bestselling, award-winning  The Sound of Things Falling, will discuss and sign his powerful new novel about a legendary political cartoonist.  Reputations ($25.00 Riverhead) is the story of Javier Mallarino, a living legend and his country's most influential political cartoonist. He's at the height of his powers, but all this changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work.

Reputations is our Autographed Book Collectors' Club selection for the month.  Find out more about the ABC here.
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Marisa Silver, the New York Times bestselling author of  Mary Coin will present a story of magical transportation in and out of human form.  Little Nothing ($27.00 Blue Rider Press) unfolds across a nearly unimaginable lifetime. In an unnamed country at the beginning of the last century, a child called Pavla is born to peasant parents. Her arrival, fervently anticipated and conceived in part by gypsy tonics and archaic prescriptions, stuns her parents and brings outrage and scorn from her community. Paula has been born a dwarf and when her parents turn to the treatments of a local charlatan, his terrifying cure opens the floodgates of persecution for her.
Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Robert Olen Butler, one of America's most important writers, will read from and sign  Perfume River ($25.00 Atlantic Monthly), an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Butler present Robert and Darla Quinlan, two professors whose marriage was forged in the fervor of anti-Vietnam-War protest, but who are facing new challenges as they age. Robert especially feels changes while dealing with his relationships with his father and brother. 
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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. 


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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