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Women Writers:
Events, News & Book Reviews - November 2018
Hello fellow readers!

The holiday season is fast approaching. Now, we all are familiar with Black Friday and now, Cyber Monday. But in between those two shopping days is Small Business Saturday. On Saturday, November 24, you are invited to shop local for all the things on your wishlist.

I understand the urge to stay home and shop from the comfort of your bed. Even as I am writing this, I am wrapped in my blankets, wearing my pajamas and my favorite fuzzy socks. But what some of you might not know is that Tattered Cover’s online store allows you to buy and ship books anywhere in the country.

Tattered Cover’s new low shipping rates are only $0.99 for orders over $50 or $3.99 for smaller shipments. You can shop local online this holiday season!

But what about you audiobook listeners? You aren’t a big fan of the physical book but love to listen to your favorite story while cleaning, running, or driving. You can also shop local when you buy audiobooks. is the first audiobook company that lets you buy from your local bookstore.

When you purchase a book or an monthly membership through, a portion of your proceeds goes to Tattered Cover. There are over thousands of wonderful titles including Jodi Picoult’s latest novel, A Spark of Light , and Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered .

So stop in Saturday, November 24, for Small Business Saturday or gift a membership for your significant other or ship Grandma the latest Kate Atkinson book. There are lots of ways to shop local this holiday season and we hope to see you in the store soon!

Happy reading!

Mikaley Osley
Events & Marketing Manager
Photo of the Month: October...
On Wednesday, October 17, Anne Lamott presented Almost Everything: Notes of Hope at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

"I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of  Almost Everything . Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest--when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" 

Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious,  Almost Everything   is the book we need and that only Lamott can write.
In this issue...

  • Poll of the Month
  • Photo of the Month
  • Book Radar
  • Upcoming Events
  • Staff Book Reviews
  • Book Giveaway
It's holiday season! What is your favorite holiday?
New Year's
Last month's poll...

Who is your favorite female horror or suspense writer?

Shirley Jackson

Mary Shelley

Agatha Christie

Anne Rice

Book Radar...
on shelves now
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

on shelves now
Family Trust by Kathy Wang
on shelves now
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. MAas
Upcoming Events...
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Cai Emmons will discuss and sign  Weather Woman   ($16.95 Red Hen Press), a novel that poses questions about science and intuition, women and power, and what the earth needs from humans.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Sunday, November 4, 2:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Bestselling author Reyna Grande, whose remarkable memoir  The Distance Between Us  has become required reading in schools across the country, will discuss and sign  A Dream Called Home   ($26.00 Atria Books). This is an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. Reyna will be joined by Lydia Gil, author of the bilingual children's books and professor at the University of Denver.
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Monday, November 5, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Lori Leachman will discuss and sign her memoir  The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen: A Daughter's Tale of Family and Football  ($17.95 Morgan James Publishing). This book provides a look under the hood of one family's rise through the ranks of competitive football- from high school to college to professional coaching, and ultimately Super Bowl champion. 
Historical Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Therese Anne Fowler, author of the bestselling novel  Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald , will discuss and sign  A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts   ($27.99 St. Martin's Press), a riveting novel about the iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York.
Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author and filmmaker Diane Bell will discuss and sign  Shoot from the Heart: Successful Filmmaking from a Sundance Rebel   ($26.95 Michael Weise Production). Broken down into sixteen essential steps, this book provides you with a clear, actionable, real-world plan for turning your filmmaking dream into your reality.  Shoot From the Heart  will empower you to trust your creative instincts and leave you with no excuses for not making the best film you can.
Book Talk & Signing
Friday, November 9, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

In late 2016, President Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres of public lands in southeastern Utah as Bears Ears National Monument. On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump shrank the monument by 85 percent. Bears Ears found itself at the heart of a national debate over the future of public lands. Photographer Stephen Strom and author Rebecca Robinson will discuss and sign   Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land   ($24.95 University of Arizona Press), which, through the stories of 20 individuals, captures the passions of those who fought to protect Bears Ears.
Poetry Readings & Signings
Saturday, November 10, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Poet Leslie Ullman will read from and sign  Library of Small Happiness  ($25.00 3: A Taos Press), which offers a glorious hybrid collection of essays, poems, and writing exercises. Poet Joan Roberta Ryan will read from and sign  Dark Ladies & Other Avatars  ($24.00 3: A Taos Press). Here, the real and the dream world converge in a broad array of poems. Jane Lin will read from and sign  Day of Clean Brightness  ($23.00 3: A Taos Press), which reminds us of all of our many commonalities. 
Fantasy Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Molly Tanzer will discuss and sign  Creatures of Want and Ruin  ($16.99 John Joseph Adams), a fantasy novel about a young woman who bootlegs alcohol during Prohibition to help send her brother to college.
Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Rich Grant served as director of communications for VISIT DENVER for thirty five years and Irene Rawlings has been editorial director of  Colorado Homes & Lifestyles  magazine and editor-in-chief of  Mountain Living  magazine and writes for many national publications. They will discuss and sign   100 Things to Do in Denver Before You Die   ($16.00 Reedy Press).
Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Elly Lonon will discuss and sign  Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST)   ($19.95 PowerHouse Books). Based on the successful  McSweeney 's column,  Amongst the Liberal Elite  takes readers on a cross-country road trip with romantic partners Alex and Michael whose voices will resonate with fans of shows such as  Portlandia  and  Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Julia Mossbridge, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist and Director of the Innovation Lab at The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). She will discuss and sign  The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition, How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life   ($17.95 Watkins Publishing). This book covers what precognition is and the most common premonitions that people experience and why, including examples from around the world, experimental tools, case studies, personal experiences, and interviews with leading scientists and experts in the field.
Poetry Reading & Signing
Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

The Logan School for Creative Learning is a place where individualized learning is the foundation of each student's education. Every student pursues a different path, guided by teachers, which includes meaningful content across the curricular spectrum. In this way, students can follow their passions, and in the process, they learn a tremendous amount of information about a range of subjects related to their topic. Author Patti McKinnell will discuss and sign  One School, Many Paths to Success: The History, Philosophy, and Educational Program of the Logan School for Creative Learning  ($17.50 The Logan School for Creative Learning).
Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo
Sold Out: Jen Sincero
Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Wednesday, December 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church,  TICKETS

Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
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Staff Book Reviews...
On shelves now...
by Katherine Arden

"11-year-old Ollie finds a mysterious journal that tells her 'Avoid large places at night...Keep to small,' and when her school bus breaks down on the way back from a field trip, she and her classmates discover what that really means. Katherine Arden (of The Bear and the Nightingale  fame) nails her first middle grade novel. Ollie is a fabulous character, and this is the perfect Halloween season read: it's just the right amount of scary and you'll never look the same way at a corn maze again!" -- Bethany, Director of Buying

On shelves now...
by Sarah J. Maas

"While this review can be applied to the entire series ( A Court of Thorns and Roses ), this book in particular had a big influence on me! The young adult genre, especially of late, seems to be flourishing with strong female protagonists. To me, the protagonist in this book series takes the cake. In a gorgeous world that's hard at war, newly-fae Feyre Archeron has gone beyond to save the people she loves, sacrificing almost everything she has, including herself. But in this book, she doesn't fight for love (though don't get me wrong, the romance is plentiful, and definitely steamy). She fights for herself. No, not just a "you can do it" in the mirror--she appraises her faults, the demons we so often run away from, and works to accept them in order to become the true badass she deserves to be. This book makes you want to raise your chin and look at the people who put you down with fire in your eyes. Filled with love, betrayal, and brutal self-discovery, this series is worth pursuing, especially for those who want to remember the strength in being a woman, and love a healthy dose of fantasy." -- Elise, Inventory Coordinator
On shelves now...
by Anne Lamott

"The title comes from a story Lamott tells of her brother letting a bird-watching assignment sit until the last minute one school year. Of course, their father helped him finish it, and when her brother asked how, dad answered, "Bird by bird." Anecdotes like that permeate this writing manual, so even though chapters are often divided by focus on plot or outlining or character or research, you feel like you're talking to her. Lamott's style is approachable, accessible, conversational, and informed. She's been writing since she was a child and she draws on those years when discussing what works and what doesn't. I recommend this book (which was, in turn, recommended to me by a teacher) to anyone who wants to understand the writing process--writers, readers, and critics--and to anyone who likes great creative non-fiction. -- Jennifer, Bookseller
Sarah J. Maas Announces New Fantasy Book Series — For Adults

If you're one of the over six million readers who fell in love with the young adult fantasy series Throne of Glass and Court of Thorns and Roses, then I have some incredible news that just might blow your bookish mind: author Sarah J. Mass is...

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Book Giveaway: November 2018

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You must be able to pick up the book at one of our  Denver Metro locations  (Colfax Avenue, Historic LoDo, Aspen Grove) .


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