December 19, 2019
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Sabrina & Corina
By Kali Fajardo-Anstine
This collection of short stories, set in Colorado, is perfect for anyone who loves the writings of Joy Harjo, Pam Houston and Sandra Cisneros.
This Tender Land
By William Kent Krueger
Lovers of Where the Crawdads Sing, Huckleberry Finn, or the writing of Ivan Doig will embrace this coming of age adventure tale set on the river systems of depression-era Minnesota.
Dreams of El Dorado
By H.W. Brands
Here's a great next read for that lover of history and all things American west.
By Blake Crouch
This mind-bending thriller, by local author Blake Crouch, will keep anyone on the edge of their seat. Reminiscent of the movie Inception or the writings of Michael Crichton.
Half Baked Harvest
By Tieghan Gerard
Looking for the perfect cookbook? Look no further! This one will no-doubt become your go-to for hassle-free meals that never sacrifice taste.
Scholars of Mayhem
By Daniel C. Guiet
& Timothy K. Smith
This incredible true story by local author Daniel C. Guiet will appeal to any fiction or non-fiction lover with an interest in the World War II era.
Deep Creek
By Pam Houston
Pam Houston has captured our hearts once again with her new tale of self-discovery through her relationship to the land and the great Colorado Rockies.
The Body
By Bill Bryson
Looking for a natural science read? Bill Bryson masterfully walks readers through the inner-workings of the human body while maintaining his quintessentially conversational tone.
Talking to Strangers
By Malcolm Gladwell
For the socially conscious reader, Malcolm Gladwell has done it again. He effortlessly navigates the tricky waters of a very real and very large social issue that has had huge impacts both historically and currently.
Welcoming the Unwelcome
By Pema Chodron
This is Pema's first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years. With her familiar wisdom, heartfelt relatability, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship.
Running with Sherman
By Christopher McDougall
For a heartwarming story of rehabilitation, the power of animals in our lives, community, mental health, and sticking to a goal, then look no further than Chris McDougall's delighful and well-crafted story of running with Sherman.
The Saturday Night Ghost Club
By Craig Davidson
If you need something poignant, nostalgic, a little bit eerie and a little like Stranger Things, then look no further than this powerful little book by Craig Davidson.
Virga & Bone
By Craig Childs
Nature writing at its absolute finest. This is a short yet powerful collection of desert essays for nature lovers and contemplative souls.
By Terry Tempest Williams
This fierce and spirited essay collection from a powerful and well-known voice is perfect for the environmental activist. Terry Tempest Williams is absolutely one of our greatest naturalists, essayists, and defenders of the environment.
By Guojing
This tender tale is a picture-perfect book for dog lovers - so practically everyone in Durango!
Nobody Hugs a Cactus
By Carter Goodrich
Such an adorably funny story with fabulous illustrations, you won’t want to let go of this book.
By Raina Telgemeier
We’ve got a gut feeling that kids 8 years old & up will love Raina Telgemeier’s latest graphic novel.
By Allan Gratz
A thrilling and intense fictional account of D-Day for 9-years-old and up. Another historical bestseller by the author of Refugee.
Ember and the Ice Dragons
By Heather Fawcett
A magically wonderful story about a 12-year-old girl who has to hide that she’s really a dragon. A soon-to-be classic that mixes fantasy with messages about the environment and the meaning
of family.
Frankly in Love
By David Yoon
Smart, funny, romantic – match this with fans of Jenny Han, Angie Thomas, John Green and Becky Albertalli.
By Samira Ahmed
What if Islamophobia escalated to where Muslims are rounded up and sent off to internment camps? Partly dystopic, partly historic, and completely gripping and heartfelt.
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