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February 2016

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Meet the Authors: Judith Claire Mitchell, T. Geronimo Johnson, Cristina Henriquez, and Tim Johnston at the Oxford for the 2016 Writers Respond to Readers seminar: 

Tea Time at TC: Exploring the Teas of Darjeeling

In our second in a series of tea tastings, Chris Chantler, tea buyer and co-founder of Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Company, will offer an introduction to the teas of Darjeeling.  Event Details

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Our Tattered Cover V.I.B. selections are books that are staff favorites and true stand-outs in a world of many excellent and compelling new books.

This month's adult V.I.B. pick is  A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara

This month's children's V.I.B. selection is Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco
by Judith Robbins Rose 

Check out all of our previous selections here: adults, and kids.

Autographed Book Collectors' Club

A club for the true collector, the ardent bibliophile, and all lovers of the printed word. Members of the  ABC Club receive one signed first edition chosen by our buyers and events staff each month. Our February 2016 ABC Club selection will be announced soon.

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7News Book Club
Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo not only knows the weather, she knows great books, and is an avid reader! Each month she shares her picks on the  7News website.

This month's book is 
by Ed Tarkington

Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

Dom's Book Club
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  book is
by John Grisham

Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase  in-store 
to receive 20% off the current selection.

Young Children's Storytimes
Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Colfax Avenue
Saturdays at 10:30 am, Historic LoDo
Tuesdays at 10:30 am & Saturdays at 10:30 am, Aspen Grove


Monday, February 1, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Ally Carter, the
New York Times bestselling author of the  Gallagher Girls and  Heist Society series, will read from and sign her new novel for middle grade readers

Tuesday, February 2, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Aspen Grove
Tickets are $10.00 per person and can be purchased at any of our locations (airport bookstores excluded), or by calling 303-470-7050. Space is limited.

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Editors James Lough and Alex Stein will present their new book Short Flights: Thirty-Two Modern Writers Share Aphorisms of Insight, Inspiration, and Wit ($16.95 Schaffner Press).

David Joy
Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove
David Joy will read from and sign the new paperback edition of his critically acclaimed novel Where All Light Tends to Go ($16.00 Putnam), a savage and beautiful country-noir story -- Winter's Bone meets Breaking Bad -- of a young man seeking redemption.

Thursday, February 4, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Maggie Messitt, an independent narrative and immersion journalist reporting from inside underserved communities in southern Africa and middle America will discuss and sign her new book The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa ($19.95 University of Iowa Press).

Thursday, February 4, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo
Robert Knott, actor, writer, producer, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Robert B. Parker's The Bridge, Robert B. Parker's Bull River, and Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse, will read from and sign his new book Robert B. Parker's Blackjack ($27.00 Putnam).

Thursday, February 4, 7:00 pm, The Inverness Hotel
The Tattered Cover is delighted to join the Douglas County Library in welcoming presidential biographer Jon Meacham, discussing and signing his new thought-provoking book, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush ($35.00 Random House).
Visit Douglas County Libraries for tickets and important information.

Kevin Hearne
Friday, February 5, 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue
Kevin Hearne, the New York Times bestselling author of the urban fantasy series the Iron Druid Chronicles, will read from and sign Staked ($27.00 Del Rey), the newest book in the series.

Black History Month Storytime
Saturday, February 6, 10:30 am, Historic LoDo

Handmade Valentine Fundraiser
Saturday, February 6, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tattered Cover Film Series
Sunday, February 7, 1:00 pm, Sie FilmCenter
This month we'll screen the 1989 Jim Jarmusch classic Mystery Train.
Tickets are $1.00, and are available one hour before the screening from the box office.

Active Minds Lecture: The Year 1963
Tuesday, February 9, 12:30 pm, Aspen Grove

Lindsay King-Miller
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Denver author Lindsay King-Miller, who writes the advice column "Ask A Queer Chick" for The Hairpin, will discuss and sign her new book Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls ($16.00 Plume Books).

Tom LaMarr
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo
Local writer Tom LaMarr, author of the novels October Revolution and Hallelujah City, will discuss and sign his memoir Geezer Dad ($16.99).

Pop Culture Classroom Teen Workshop: Create Your Own Superhero!
Wednesday, February 10, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Event is free, but advance registration is required by calling 303-322-1965 x.2739, or sending an e-mail to calendar@tatteredcover.com. Space is limited.

Richard Fifield
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Richard Fifield will read from and sign his debut novel The Flood Girls ($25.00 Gallery Books), a snappy, sassy redemption story set in small-town Montana, filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters.

Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo
Boulder, Colorado, management consultant Pamela Dennis will discuss and sign her new book Exit Signs: The Expressway to Selling Your Company with Pride and Profit ($29.95).

Diane Les Becquets
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Colorado author Diane Les Becquets will read from and sign her debut thriller for adult readers Breaking Wild ($25.95 Berkley Books).

Stephanie Barron
Thursday, February 11, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Colorado author Stephanie Barron, a.k.a. Francine Mathews, will read from and sign Jane and the Waterloo Map ($25.95 Soho Crime), her newest Regency-era novel featuring Jane Austen turned amateur sleuth.

Pierce Brown
Friday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Pierce Brown will read from and sign his eagerly anticipated new science fiction epic Morning Star ($27.00 Del Rey), the exhilarating conclusion to his Red Rising Trilogy.

Kim Goldman
Saturday, February13, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Kim Goldman, whose brother, Ron Goldman, was brutally murdered with Nicole Brown Simpson, will discuss and sign her book Media Circus: A Look at a Private Tragedy in the Public Eye ($24.95 Benbella Books).

Sue Duff
Monday, February 15, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Colorado author Sue Duff will read from and sign Sleight of Hand: Book Three, The Weir Chronicles ($14.00 paper, $30.00 hardcover Crosswinds), the new book in her popular urban fantasy, science fiction epic.

Friday, February 19, 6:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Brandon Sanderson, the author of the New York Times bestselling Reckoners series for teen readers, the internationally bestselling books in the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series, and the final books in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series, will read from, discuss and sign Calamity ($18.99 Delacorte Press), the final book in the Reckoners series.
Important event and ticketing information.

Black History Month Storytime
Saturday, February 20, 10:30 am, Aspen Grove

R(evolve) Reading Into the Music Concert
Sunday, February 21, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Peter Sheahan & Julie Williamson
Monday, February 22, 6:00 pm, Historic LoDo
Peter Sheahan, founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group, and Julie Williamson, Vice President of Strategy & Research for Karrikins Group, will discuss and sign their new book Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice ($26.95 Benbella Books).

Greg Jobin-Leeds
Monday, February 22, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds will discuss and sign the new collection When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World ($17.95 New Press).

Whole Kids Storytime
Tuesday, February 23, 10:30 am, Colfax Avenue

Active Minds Lecture: Pope Francis
Tuesday, February 23, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Poetry Open Mic
Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, Orchestra Pit

Mona Awad
Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Mona Awad, whose work has appeared in McSweeney's, The Walrus, Joyland, Post Road, and many other journals, and is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing and English literature at the University of Denver, will read from and sign her highly anticipated debut novel 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl ($16.00 Penguin Books).

Jim Wallis
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
The Denver Forum joins us in presenting Jim Wallis, a leading figure at the crossroads of religion and politics in America, discussing and signing his new book America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America ($21.99 Brazos Press).

Dr. Lisa Damour
Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, will discuss and sign her new book Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood ($27.00 Ballantine Books).

Family Friday Night
Friday, February 26, 6:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, Historic LoDo, and Aspen Grove

Colton Moore
Friday, February 26, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
X-Games champion snowmobile racer Colton Moore will discuss and sign his memoir Catching the Sky ($26.00 Atria), a transcendent story about risk and the pursuit of happiness, family, and the bond between brothers.

Monday, February 29, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Lindsay Mattick, the real-life great-granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, the WWII veterinarian who rescued the bear Winnie-the-Pooh is modeled on, will read from and sign her Caldecott-winning new picture book Finding Winnie ($18.00 Little, Brown Books for Young Readers).

February 2016 Indie Next List

by Melanie Benjamin
(Delacorte Press, $28)
"Are you interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous? Arrange your hair and makeup, darlings, and get ready to dish about the dirty little secrets in 1950s high society. Truman Capote collected 'swans' - rich and glamorous women who floated through life pampered and indulged. This fictionalized account of the meteoric rise and very public fall of Capote, entwined with his deep friendship with Babe Paley and his ultimate betrayal of her and the rest of the swans, will slake your thirst for gossipy, breezy, scandalous details. Take off your wrap, pour a highball, and enjoy!" - Cindy Pauldine, the river's end bookstore, Oswego, NY

by Julia Claiborne Johnson
(William Morrow, $25.99)
"When reclusive novelist Mimi Banning loses her fortune and must quickly write a second novel, her publisher sends a young publicist to oversee the efforts and make sure their huge investment is secure. Alice Whitley arrives and is put to work as a caregiver to Mimi's eccentric nine-year-old son, Frank. Frank is a diamond in the rough, and as Alice gets to know him and the mysterious characters in his life, she becomes all-consumed with discovering his paternity. Be Frank With Me is captivating, irresistible, moving, heartbreaking, and utterly unputdownable." -Bess Bleyaert, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI

by Paul Goldberg
(Picador, $26)
"When Solomon Levinson escapes arrest in the final days of Joseph Stalin's regime, he embarks on a quixotic attempt to kill the leader of the Soviet Union. Along with Friederich Lewis, an African American who has left Omaha for the Soviet Union, and a ragtag crew of Soviet dissenters, Levinson races to thwart a monstrous plan to unleash a second Holocaust against the Jews of Russia. The Yid is a very serious farce, a philosophical novel larded with pitch black comedy. Fans of City of Thieves and Absurdistan will love Goldberg's ambitious new novel." -David Enyeart, Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN

by Diane Les Becquets
(Berkley, $25.95)
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"Outdoor and adventure enthusiasts will rejoice in Les Becquets' debut novel. In the spectacular and unforgiving wilderness of northwestern Colorado, elk-hunter Amy Raye Latour goes missing in a snowstorm at the beginning of winter. A search-and-rescue operation is organized and ranger Pru Hathaway and her rescue dog go to look for the missing woman. With alternating chapters focusing on each woman, Les Becquets spins a thrilling story about two strong and mysterious female characters whose resourcefulness and determination help them tackle incredible adversity. Breaking Wild is an extraordinary adventure story whose ending is as tense and suspenseful as anything I have ever read." -Pierre Camy, Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids, MI

by Gregg Hurwitz
(Minotaur Books, $25.99)
"The U.S. government secretly trained a group of orphaned children to be lethal assassins when they grew up. Evan, one of these children and now a grown man, has left the program and disappeared, resurfacing only to help those in desperate need. It is through this work that one of his enemies has found him, but which enemy - the government, one of his fellow orphans, or a relative of one of the many bad guys he has gotten rid of? Filled with lots of twists and turns and neat techno gadgets, Orphan X takes you on a roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless and waiting for the next installment of the Nowhere Man." - Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

by Elizabeth McKenzie
(Penguin Press, $25.95)
"This story of an engaged couple trying to navigate crazy family dynamics, betrayal, and professional dilemmas on their way to getting married is one of the funniest, most unique novels I've ever read. If you simply list the story's elements - a hippy commune, a combat field-medicine controversy, screaming snails, a devious pharmaceutical exec, a long-dead social theorist, the world's greatest hypochondriac, and a main character who believes a squirrel is following her around California trying to tell her something - you would think that there is just no way it could all come together, but it absolutely does, and ingeniously so. A terrific book!" -Rico Lange, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

by Sharon Guskin
(Flatiron Books, $25.99)
"Psychologist Dr. Jerry Anderson is literally losing his mind - aphasia is taking away his memory and his ability to communicate - when he is introduced to the severe behavior problems of four-year-old Noah. From the few clues, it seems Noah has lived a previous life. Anderson fights to keep his lucidity long enough to complete this final investigation of his career, trying to make sense of this young boy while also attempting to make sense of his own life. A compelling, dynamic, and intriguing debut novel." - Allen Murphey, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH

by Charlie Jane Anders
(Tor Books, $25.99)
" All the Birds in the Sky reads like an instant classic. In tackling big questions about what is really important in life and how we are all connected, the novel soars through magic and science, good and evil, and all the shades in between; through the struggles of children against clueless parents, teachers, and spiteful kids; and through the struggles of adults against a heedless society, all with a love story at its heart. Deep, dark, funny, and wonderful!" -Sara Hinckley, Hudson Booksellers, Marietta, GA

The Things We Keep
by Sally Hepworth
(St. Martin's Press, $25.99)
"Anna Forster is facing everyone's worst nightmare - early onset Alzheimer's disease. Anna may not remember the people she meets, but readers will not forget Anna. With startling insight and intense compassion, Hepworth creates a character who watches her intellectual world implode while at the same time, experiencing a new romance. The Things We Keep is a love story and a tribute to life, a rare gem that shows that what the heart knows cannot be forgotten. Bravo!" -Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior, MN

by Ashley Warlick
(Viking, $26)
"Ostensibly the story of M.F.K. Fisher and the years when she honed her skills as America's first food essayist, The Arrangement is actually a story about the fragility of relationships. As Fisher grows in renown, her marriage crumbles and she boldly takes a lover who represents everything antithetical to her husband - his best friend. This is a sensual novel in every sense of the word, and the reader experiences all the excitement of both food and sexuality as Fisher becomes a more independent woman and discovers her writing abilities. What a woman! What a novel!" -William Carl, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

by Travis Mulhauser
(Ecco, $26.99)
"When her addict mother goes missing, Percy James is determined to find her before a winter storm descends upon their rural Michigan town. When Percy arrives at the drug dealer's house, the smells and clutter don't surprise her, but the discovery of a screaming infant does. Percy grabs the child and sets out to find help for her, no matter what the cost. Determined to save this little girl, Percy takes risks she never thought she could assume, and through the journey she finds she can save herself as well. Fans of Ron Rash will fall in love with Percy in Mulhauser's debut!" -Teresa Steele, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO

by Dawn Tripp
(Random House, $28)
" Georgia is as stunningly beautiful as the artwork that inspired it. With amazing insight, Tripp captures the personal and artistic relationships between two difficult, brilliant, and complex people: the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. This is an incredible read from beginning to end, a book that begs to be discussed!" -Vicky Titcomb, Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA

by Chris Offutt
(Atria Books, $26)
"This fascinating memoir of Offutt's difficult relationship with his father is complicated by the realization that his father was a prolific writer of pornography. Author Andrew Offutt was known as a science fiction writer, but, with his death, his son discovers that his family's income was due to the astounding abundance of writing in this other genre. As he catalogs his father's library of writings, drawings, and more, Offutt tries to understand the man that kept his family walking on eggshells. Difficult to read at times, but complex, intriguing, and hard to put down." -Nona Camuel, CoffeeTree Books, Morehead, KY

by Alvaro Enrigue
(Riverhead, $27)
" Sudden Death is one of the most audacious, smart, and original books you will read this year. It is a literary triptych - part history lesson, part tennis match, and part hypermodern adventure. Daring and visceral with a cast that includes Thomas Cromwell, Mary Magdalene, Aztec emperors, and more, the limits of the novel in Enrigue's hands seem boundless. No other author is taking chances like this with such gratifying results." -Mark Haber, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX

by Richard Fifield
(Gallery Books, $26)
"Rachel Flood moves back home to a rural anywhere town: Quinn, Montana. In Quinn, dirty bars breed dirty people, and Rachel struggles to find kindness in a place that kindness seems to have abandoned. These are the '90s, and these are the women - crude and unapologetic - who carry Fifield's debut to its shocking, though perhaps necessary, end with the harsh winds that slam across Montana's eastern prairie. Booze, softball, western wildlife, bar fights - and the clothes! The music!" -Lauren Korn, Fact & Fiction, Missoula, MT

by Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein (Trans.)
(Knopf, $26.95)
"Lahiri traces the origins, tribulations, and tiny victories that have fueled her decades-long courtship with the Italian language in a bilingual memoir that reads more like an intimate diary. The chapters and short stories offer a vivid timeline of Lahiri's turbulent relationship with language, bouncing around from English to Bengali during her childhood, immersing herself in the Italian culture by moving her family overseas, and finally attempting to write a book in a new voice. In Other Words is much more than an attempt at self-reflection and reinvention, it's a mastery." -Carly Lenz, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

by Heather Gudenkauf
(MIRA, $26.99)
"Gudenkauf once again weaves her magic, drawing readers into her latest work. Missing Pieces is a story of dark family secrets that have multiplied over the years, eroding the trust and love between husbands and wives, siblings, parents, and children. Gudenkauf uses deliberate pacing, skillful character development, and even the old nursery rhyme 'Three Blind Mice' to bring this thriller to a perfect, stunning ending." -Nancy Simpson-Brice, The Book Vault, Oskaloosa, IA

by Aiden Donnelley Rowley
(William Morrow, $25.99)
"This charming book is an homage to families - both the ones we are born with and the ones we create. It follows three characters in their early 30s who are trying to take the next steps toward growing up, deciding who they really are, and what they really want to do with the rest of their lives. They are closely linked and surrounded by family members who are in turns supportive, destructive, and ultimately loving. As members of New York's privileged, they are free to explore their options while enjoying the best the city has to offer. You will laugh, cry, and cheer these characters on as they come to terms with both their past and their future." -Ann Carlson, Waterfront Books, Georgetown, SC

by Alexander Chee
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28)
"This historical novel about an opera singer is as grand and theatrical as opera itself. It is the story of a legendary soprano who looks back at her past to solve a mystery, but it is also a story of an artist and the road she takes to become one. Chee attempts the seemingly impossible - to describe a soprano voice with words - and he succeeds brilliantly, creating a tale that is vivid, intricate, and rich. Throw in cameos by figures like Verdi and George Sand, fascinating details about royal fashions, 19th century Paris, theater, and a circus, and the result is a perfect novel." -Anton Bogomazov, Politics & Prose, Washington, DC

by Amber Sparks
(Liveright, trade paper, $16.95)
"The beautiful stories in Sparks' debut collection have an ephemeral quality that is difficult to categorize. Comparisons can be made to Haruki Murakami or George Saunders, but the writing is honestly unlike anything I have ever read. The otherworldliness of these stories will transport you beyond the minutiae of your everyday life and alter the way you look at the world." -Shawn Donley, Powell's Books, Portland, OR

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