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Tattered Cover Presents...
Women Writers:
Events, News &
Book Reviews - May 2018
Dear Readers...

It's almost Mother's Day! Whether it's something that means a lot to you or something you know will be loved, there's no gift more personal than that of a book. It's a great feeling when someone hands you a book and says, "This reminded me of you."

And while books may become tattered (pun intended) over the years, the stories and the memories attached to them will remain forever.

Here are a few recommendations this Mother's Day:

  • The Power by Naomi Alderman - A fiercely feminist sci-fi read that's been flying off our shelves. Give this to the mother who gave you "The Power."

  • When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams - The great TTW inherits her mother's diaries upon her death, only to discover they're all blank. This is a beautiful meditation on the cartwheeling complexity of the mother-daughter relationship, womanhood, and faith.

  • My Mom Is Magical by Sabrina and Eunice Moyle - This board book from the ladies behind Hello!Lucky is the rainbow-and-unicorn filled tribute to "Mom Magic" every sparkly, brave, strong new mom needs.

The above titles were suggested by our Associate Book Buyer, Lainie Formby. Next month, Lainie will be taking over the Women Writers intro letter. As this newsletter grows, more Tattered Cover staff will take turns writing this intro so you can get to know the faces behind it all. If there is anything more important to us than books and the indie bookstore community, it's connecting with our customers.

In our May general newsletter, Tattered Cover owner Len Vlahos said, "T he local community supports us and we support the local community. We are--as a business and as people--your neighbors. We think that has value, to us, and to you."

-- Ashley Lyons, Content and Communications Coordinator
Photo of the Month: April...
On Wednesday, April 18, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright presented her new book Fascism: A Warning to a large crowd at Trinity United Methodist Church. Before the the presentation, she pre-signed copies of her book.

Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.
Read about books and authors...
In this issue...

  • Poll of the month
  • Photo of the month
  • Books to look for
  • Read about books
  • Earlier this month
  • Upcoming events
  • Staff book reviews
What is the best reading weather?
Outside in the sun on a warm day
Cuddled up inside listening to the rain
Snowed in with no other choice but to read all day
Other
Results from last poll...

Why did you sign up for this newsletter?

All of the above 43.8%

To discover new books written by women 25%

To stay up-to-date on events with female authors 18.8%

Just for fun 6.3%

Other 6.3%
Books to Look For...
on shelves now
on shelves now
The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel

one shelves 3/27
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
Earlier this Month...
Sara Sue Hoklotubbe, a Cherokee tribal citizen, presented her fourth Sadie Waela Mystery , Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch , on May 3 at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Hoklotubbe was joined by special guest and fellow mystery author, Anne Hillerman.

Hillerman is the author of multiple Leaphorn Mysteries including the recently published Cave of Bones .
As part of Children's Book Week, Jessica Day George read from and signed her new middle grade novel, The Rose Legacy , on May 3 at Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue. She said, "This book has been a long time in the making... I actually started writing this book when I was twelve, in a Cabbage Patch Kids notebook."

Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.
Upcoming Events...
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Elle Nash, the founding editor of  Witch Craft Magazine  and a fiction editor at  Hobart Pulp , will discuss and sign her novel  Animals Eat Each Other  ($16.95 Dzanc Books). In this powerful debut, a girl with no name embarks on a fraught three-way relationship with Matt, a Satanist and a tattoo artist, and his girlfriend Frances, a new mom. 
Self Help Book Talk & Signing
Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Teri Karjala, local author and owner of Creative Counseling Center and  Talking With Teri , will discuss and sign  Be the Magic of You: Tools to Transform Your Life!   ($16.99 Balboa Press). This book provides you with dynamic, out-side-the-box tools to discover the power within yourself to create the life of your dreams.
Middle Grade Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman will discuss and sign  The Alcatraz Escape  ($16.99 Henry Holt & Company), the third book of the  New York Times  bestselling  Book Scavenger  series. Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet, set on the haunting Alcatraz Island.
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Elisabeth Hyde, the author of five critically acclaimed novels including  In The Heart of The Canyon , will discuss and sign  Go Ask Fannie  ($27.00 Putnam). As the Blaire siblings attempt to piece together their mother's story, they come to realize not just what they've lost, but how they can find their way back to each other.
Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Karen Crouse, author and  New York Times  sport reporter, will discuss and sign  Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence   ($28.00 Simon & Schuster), the extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Tania Romanov will discuss and sign  Mother Tongue: A Saga of Three Generations of Balkan Women   ($18.99 Travelers' Tales Guides), an exploration of lives lived in the chaos of a part of the world known as the Balkans.
Young Adult Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Bestselling author Devri Walls will discuss and sign  Venators: Magic Unleashed  ($16.99 Brown Books Publishing Group), book one of the  Venators  series. Rune has an infatuation for the supernatural, and she's trying to hide it or else her twin brother Ryker storms in fits of rage. She's also feeling her own sanity slipping.
Cookbook Talk & Signing
Saturday, May 19, 2:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Sonja and Alex Overhiser, popular husband-and-wife bloggers and podcasters, will discuss and sign  A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food   ($27.00 Da Capo Lifelong Books).
Picture Book Talk & Signing
Monday, May 21, 10:30 am, Aspen Grove

Steve Jenkins, Caldecott Honor recipient, and Robbin Gourley, art director at Boyds Mills Press, will discuss and sign their picture book   A House in the Sky: And Other Uncommon Animal Homes   ($16.99 Charlesbridge Publishing). 
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Monday, May 21, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Blanche McCrary Boyd, the award-winning author of  The Revolution of Little Girls  and  Terminal Velocity , will discuss and sign  Tomb of the Unknown Racist  ($26.00 Counterpoint LLC), a provocative new novel that concludes her grand survey of political activism twenty years later.
Young Adult Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Colorado author Lisa Brown Roberts will discuss and sign  Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story   ($9.99 Entangled Publishing). Laurel's father's company is sponsoring a scholarship competition for interns and she starts to fall for one of the competitors.
Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Mary DeMocker, the co-founder and creative director of  350 Eugene , will discuss and sign  The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night's Sleep   ($15.95 New World Library).
Fantasy Book Talk & Signing
Saturday, May 26, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

New York Times  bestselling author Maria V. Snyder will discuss and sign  Dawn Study   ($16.99 Mira Books), the last book in the fantasy  Poison Study series. Yelena and Valek have forged a bond that transcends borders. When their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an invasion.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Like many Korean adoptees of the 1980s, Megan Sound was brought up in an era when American parents were led to believe that the best way to raise their babies was to take a color-blind approach. Sound will discuss and sign  The Struggle for Soy: And Other Dilemmas of a Korean Adoptee   ($16.00 Megan Sound). 
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Misty Bell Stiers will discuss and sign her memoir  Witch, Please: Finding Magic in Modern Times   ($22.99 Apollo Publishers), a touching and thought-provoking account of how a woman explored a spectrum of religions--ancient and new--and ended up, unexpectedly, becoming a bona fide witch.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, May 31, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

For 15 years, Caroline Johnson watched her parents suffer from crippling illnesses as she spent time as their caregiver. During that time she wrote poetry as a way to grieve and celebrate their lives. Johnson will read from and sign  The Caregiver: Poems  ($16.00 Holy Cow Press), her first full-length publication.
Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, FREE REGISTRATION

Join Tattered Cover Book Store and OMG BookFest! as we proudly present the Author Circus! This event for middle grade readers will feature interactive activities, opportunities to meet authors, games, prizes, and lots of silly fun, all while encouraging a love of reading.

Attendees can meet authors such as Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, Shannon Hale, Adele Griffin, and many more!
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Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Saturday, June 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Sunday, June 10, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

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Saturday, June 23, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Sunday, June 24, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

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Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Monday, July 9, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Sunday, July 15, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Monday, July 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

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Saturday, August 11, 2:00 pm, Historic LoDo

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Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Friday, September 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, September 8, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

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Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

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Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Staff Book Reviews...
On shelves now...
by Tatyana Tolstaya

"This book was witchy and colorful and dreamy and sure-footed, and now I'm on a very serious mission to read everything Tolstaya's written. Too bad I don't have a dacha to do it in. (And yes: she's that Tolstoy's great-grandniece!)" -- Lainie Formby, Associate Book Buyer
On shelves now...
by Christine Mangan

"Set under Tangier’s red, hot desert sun, shining on glistening mosaic tiles, Tangerine is an extraordinary debut novel and a must read for summer! The novel begins with three men dragging a corpse out of the sea, leaving the reader to wonder who it is and how it ended up in there. The answer to the mystery lies within the alternating chapters between two unreliable women characters, Alice and Lucy. It doesn’t take long to settle in and become hooked on this juicy thriller, as author Christine Mangan writes a satisfying original! The best summer read for 2018!" -- Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying
On shelves now...
by Joyce Sidman

"This story blew me away! Award-winning children's poet Joyce Sidman tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian who drew creatures that were considered beasts when no one understood the evolution of butterflies. She could have been burned as a witch, but instead she changed science 150 years before Charles Darwin and is my new heroine." -- Barrie McComas, Colfax Avenue bookseller
See Yoko Tawada and Tatyana Tolstaya Read Their Stories

Last month, writers Yoko Tawada and Tatyana Tolstaya read at 92Y's Poetry Center. Watch (and read!) excerpts from their new books. * Yoko Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960, moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two, and then to Berlin in 2006.

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