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Book Club Notes
February 2018

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 and follow us on Flowh to stay up-to-date!
TODAY: Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Cynthia Swanson, the local author the  New York Times  bestselling novel  The Bookseller , will discuss and sign  The Glass Forest  ($25.99 Touchstone Books), a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths.
Friday, February 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Matt Haig, author of the internationally bestselling memoir  Reasons to Stay Alive , will discuss and sign his new novel  How to Stop Time   ($26.00 Viking). a love story across the ages -- and for the ages -- about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live.
Monday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Peter Heller, the local bestselling author of  The Painter   and  The Dog Stars , will discuss and sign the paperback edition of  Celine  ($16.00 Vintage). Private eye Celine's last case becomes a scavenger hunt through her own memories and secrets. Combining ingenious plotting with crystalline prose and sweeping natural panoramas, Heller gives us his finest work to date.
Friday, February 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Tom Strelich will discuss and sign his literary novel  Dog Logic   ($24.95 Owl Canyon Press), about a pet cemetery caretaker who discovers a vast time-cavern full of people who've lived beneath the cemetery since 1963. They were part of a long-forgotten Government program to preserve Western civilization in case of nuclear war.
Friday, February 23, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

There are so many great books being published, it can be difficult to decide what to read with your book club. Join us as Tattered Cover staff members offer their favorite choices for book club reading and discussing. Find out what other book clubs are reading and mingle while enjoying wine and light refreshments.  Registration available NOW!
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Travel Lovers'
Book Club

Mystery Book Club
2/15:  Suite Francais

Aspen Grove 
Fiction Book Club

Aspen Grove Non-Fiction Book Club

TC LoDo Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club
3/15:  Missoula
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Portrait of a writer: Denver's Peter Heller talks about...

There's a lot riding on the first sentence of a novel. "Call me Ishmael." "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." The opening line creates an immediate connection and introduces a book's voice. Crafting it is weighty work for a writer.

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Staff Suggestions
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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) !
February V.I.B...
by Matt Haig

"Meet Tom Hazard. He’s four hundred years old. He has a genetic disorder which will only allow him to age one year for every fifteen human years. Those like Tom are protected by The Albatross Society. First Rule: You don’t fall in love. Second Rule: You’re not permitted to leave. After centuries of changing identity and encountering those like William Shakespeare and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Tom seeks to live an ordinary life. He moves to his hometown in present day London, haunted by memories of his past. That’s when he meets Rose, falls in love, and discovers a mysterious connection between his past and his present. This is a novel full of life’s big questions and Matt Haig writes them in such an imaginative and convincing way, reminding us that there will always be the light and the dark of the human condition. Times may change, but people do not, and it is Haig’s simple, yet stingingly honest assessment of time and life’s limits that makes  How to Stop Time  a difficult novel to forget." -- Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying

On shelves now
by Jesmyn Ward

"This is an open-ended book that screams for discussion about families, race, poverty and other social issues. Sounds deadly? I couldn't put it down! Ultimately, this is a book about love. As the fictional characters wend their way through the hot, sticky Mississippi backroads, their love is stretched to the breaking point and beyond. As the reader, I was drawn into exploring the ways love pushes, pulls and sometimes fails us all as we struggle through the detours and road closures in our own overgrown lives. The meat of the narrative is told from the perspectives of a bi-racial 13-year-old and his crack-head mom. By seasoning the stew with the tales of the ghosts of the long-dead and the stories of the family patriarch, Ward has created a book that will stick to your ribs. If it makes you think about messy love and gives you gas . . . the remedy is easy." --  Evelyn McLane, bookseller
On shelves now
by J.A. Baker

"Written in Essex in the late 1960’s, when peregrine falcons were in danger of becoming extinct due to harmful pesticides, J.A. Baker’s novel, the Peregrine, details his time spent in observation of these magnificent creatures and the transformation happening within himself as a result. Baker’s obsession with these birds is captured in language that is both poetic and primal as he descends into the consciousness of the peregrine and leaves behind his own humanity. At once an ornithological account, a conservationist’s plea and madman’s diary, The Peregrine stands as a one of a kind reading experience." -- Maxx Zenisek, used book department
Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo not only knows the weather, she knows great books, and is an avid reader! Check out her picks each month and read along with Lisa!

This month's selection is   The Glass Forest   by Cynthia Swanson.    Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection. Meet the Author!
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 selection is A Gentleman in Moscow   by   Amor Towles.   Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
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