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Book Club Notes
September 2018


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!
Tuesday, September 4, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Debut author John Larison will discuss and sign  Whiskey When We're Dry   ($26.00 Viking), a gritty and lyrical American epic about a young woman who disguises herself as a boy and heads west to find her brother.  Whiskey When We're Dry  is a stunning achievement, an epic as expansive as America itself--and a reckoning with the myths that are entwined with our history.

Whiskey samples will be provided by Denver Distillery! Free registration is available. Attendees must be 21 years and older to attend. Registration available NOW!
Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Debut author Linda Keir will discuss and sign  The Swing of Things   ($14.95 Lake Union Publishing). Told from the dual perspective of a husband and a wife,  The Swing of Things  is a sexy, provocative, page-turning novel about a suburban couple who wants out of their routine--but will they take things too far?
Thursday, September 6, 7:00 pm, Englewood Public Library

Alice McDermott is a National Book Award-winner, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and the author of eight novels. She will discuss and sign  The Ninth Hour   ($17.00 Picador), a vivid portrait of an Irish Catholic clan in early 20th-century America.  Registration available NOW!
Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Robert Michael Pyle is the award-winning author of 22 books. He will discuss and sign his first and long-awaited novel  Magdalena Mountain   ($16.95 Counterpoint LLC), about a group of people with a shared quest of finding a rare butterfly and a mystery that pulls them deep into the high mountain wilderness, culminating in a harrowing encounter on the stony slopes of Magdalena Mountain.
Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Julia Dixon Evans will discuss and sign  How to Set Yourself on Fire   ($16.95 Dzanc Books), about a woman who inherits a box of old love letters from her dead grandmother and is determined to find the man who wrote them.
Friday, September 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue , TICKETS
Thursday, September 27, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
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Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 PM, Aspen Grove
Book Clubs!
Everyone is welcome to join us for the following book club meetings.  Click here for more details

TC LoDo Book Club

Travel Lovers'
Book Club

Third Thursday
Book Club

Mystery Book Club
10/18:  Epitaph for a Spy  
Whiskey When We're Dry

I heard it said God moves on the water. Well, I have looked for Him there.

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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:
September V.I.B...
Vox
by Christina Dalcher

"In Dalcher’s dystopian America, women must adhere to a strict limit of 100 words a day--or submit to government-mandated electroshock. Our heroine Jean McClellan stands by as the leader of a patriarchal Pure Movement rises to power, immersing herself in the cozy den of academia to become a respected neurolinguist. But as working women nationwide are forced into early retirement for the sake of an idealized 1950s husband-and-housewife model, she must watch in horror as her children internalize the dogma, her daughter’s voice dwindling alarmingly day by day. There may come time for a reckoning, however, when the President’s brother faces neurological trouble only McClellan can solve. A thrilling, visceral next read for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Naomi Alderman’s  The Power , and a call for action over apathy. Buyer beware: You may find yourself quantifying what you say as you navigate Vox’s uncanny terrain." -- Lainie Formby, Adult Frontlist Buyer
On shelves 9/11...
by Rebecca Serle

"What an intriguing, delightful read. Sabrina's journey within the dinner was relatable and interesting; all of the dinner guests tested and pushed her in different ways. The dynamic of the characters was great, and fit well within the context of the whole story. I did appreciate the sort of easy magical realism that wove its way in. It's nothing too heavy, and a nice, comforting read. It's a light read that I think would be good for book clubs." -- Mikaley Osley, Marketing and Events Manager
On shelves now...
by Sofia Grant

"Sofia Grant's story weaves together the lives of two cousins, Katie and Scarlett, who both receive an inheritance from their grandmother. Scarlett, an East Texan, knew her grandmother well and adored her. Katie, however, had bolted East Texas to attend Columbia and then began her married life in Boston. She never knew her grandmother and found it intriguing that she would leave her an inheritance. As the two young women befriend each other and begin to go through their grandmother's belongings, they piece together details of a horrific tragedy that had impacted their family many years earlier. As the author moves us back and forth between present-day events, the tragedy itself, and the ensuing pain it inflicted on the family, I found myself caught up in the details, marking the time from chapter to chapter.  Grant eventually leads us to a very surprising ending. I think you'll love reading the book as much as I did." -- Kathy Coble, Personnel Manager
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   Ghosted   by Rosie Walsh.   Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
Join Tattered Cover Book Store and Denver7 Meteorologist, Lisa Hidalgo, for light refreshments and lively discussion as Lisa’s monthly book pick becomes an exciting new book club! The Denver7 Book Club is reserved for guests 21+.

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 The Dorito Effect   by   Mark Schatzker.   Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
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