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

My name is Mikaley Osley and I’m the Events and Marketing Manager at Tattered Cover Book Store. I have been coming to author events at Tattered Cover for the past twenty years and now can’t even believe I am helping organize them. It’s the job I never knew I wanted.

We have some amazing author events this fall, with incredible female writers. I’m assuming that since you’re reading this newsletter, you’re a fan of female writers. If you really want the inside scoop about upcoming author events at Tattered Cover, then you have to join our brand new membership program: Friends of Tattered Cover. One of the perks of joining is getting 24-48 hour priority on ticketed events for some of your favorite authors. Seriously, with this upcoming line up, you want to be a Friend of Tattered Cover. You can check out all the details and perks on our website here !

My most anticipated events this fall cover a wide range of genres, from literary fiction, to YA, to children’s chapter books. I first want to tell you about Alice McDermott. Tattered Cover is partnering with Englewood Library for this event TONIGHT at 7:00 pm. Alice is talking about the paperback release of The Ninth Hour , a brilliant interweaving story set in the heart of Brooklyn. I’m going to be in conversation with Alice that evening and I can’t wait to speak with this prominent writer. Tickets for this event are free but you can register here !

Later in September we have a slew of wonderful women writers, including Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Chains . She is promoting Speak: The Graphic Novel ; after almost twenty years after its first publication, this riving story is just as relevant and important--in some ways--now more than ever. She will be coming to our Colfax Avenue location at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 25.

Additionally, we have the husband and wife duo behind the ever popular Princess in Black series, Shannon and Dean Hale. These two were here for our Children’s Book Festival in May and they are so fantastic they deserve an event all of their own. So we’re throwing a Princess in Black tea party. But the best part is we are also hosting the fabulous illustrator, Leuyen Pham which only adds to the magnificence of this event. So join us for the Princess in Black book signing and tea party at our Aspen Grove location at 2:00 pm on Sunday September 30.

I could go on and on about the women authors we have coming to the store but I only get 500 words here so just keep an eye out on our website, our newsletters, and our social media, for the latest and greatest author events. It’s thanks to you, our wonderful customers, that we are able to bring such amazing authors to our store. Thank you for all you do. I look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Photo of the Month: August...
On Friday, August 24, actress and writer Amber Tamblyn presented her debut novel, Any Man , at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Sloans Lake, before a showing of her directorial debut Paint it Black . Any Man blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.
In this issue...

  • Poll of the month
  • Photo of the month
  • Book radar
  • Earlier this month
  • Upcoming events
  • Staff book reviews
What are you looking forward to the most about the FoTC membership program?
Earning gift cards
Attending the private party/sale
Advanced access to select ticket sales
The silver bookmark gift
Other
Last month's poll...

How many books by women have you read so far this year?

0-10
66.7%

30+
22.2%

11-20
11.1%

21-30
0%
Book Radar...
on shelves now
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott




on shelves 9/11
The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams




Earlier this month...
Rosemary Wells is an illustrator, author, and creator of  Max & Ruby . On Tuesday, September 4, she presented  Kit & Kaboodle   ($17.99 Henry Holt), a new preschool picture book series starring brother-and-sister twin cat duo Kit and Kaboodle, and the mischievous mouse Spinka!

Kit and Kaboodle are twin Siamese cats. The brother and sister are very good kittens--they are always well behaved--but they are always getting into trouble. It's not the kittens who are making mischief. It's the red-capped mouse named Spinka!

Last night, we welcomed Gwen Florio and Kate Moretti to Tattered Cover Historic LoDo for a duo event of women's fiction and mystery. New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti presented her new thriller  In Her Bones   ($16.00 Atria Books), which follows the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.

Author Gwen Florio will discuss and sign  Silent Hearts   ($26.00 Atria Books), a stirring novel set in Afghanistan about two women--an American aid worker and her local interpreter--who form an unexpected friendship despite their utterly different life experiences and the ever-increasing violence that surrounds them in Kabul.
Upcoming Events...
Young Adult Book Talk & Signing
TODAY: Thursday, September 6, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author and poet of many young adult books including the  Crank  trilogy. She will discuss and sign  People Kill People   ($19.99 Margaret K. McElderry Books), a compelling and complex novel that tackles gun violence and white supremacy.
Fiction Book Talks & Signings
TODAY: 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!
Book Talk & Signing
Friday, September 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Artist and activist Kimothy Joy will discuss and sign  That's What She Said: Wise Words from Influential Women   ($21.99 Harper Wave), a gorgeous illustrated book blending watercolor and short biography to showcase the contributions of more than 50 influential female leaders whose words and actions are a passionate call to arms.
Food History Book Talk & Signing
Friday, September 7, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Simone Spinner created and earned the first degree in the study and business of wine for Metropolitan State University of Denver. Spinner will discuss and sign  Denver Food: A Culinary Evolution   ($23.99 History Press). 
Picture Book Talk & Signing
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Denver author and illustrator Lily Williams will discuss and sign  If Polar Bears Disappeared   ($17.99 Roaring Book Press). What would happen if polar bears disappeared from the planet? Find out in this gorgeous, accessible nonfiction picture book that imagines the consequences of a world without polar bears.
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Sunday, September 9, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Jeanne Winer was an attorney in Colorado for 35 years, specializing in criminal defense. She will discuss and sign  Her Kind of Case: A Lee Isaacs, Esq. Novel   ($25.00 Bancroft Press), a legal drama about a female defense attorney who chooses to take on a tough murder case in which a young man is accused of helping kill a gay gang member.
Book Talk & Signing
Monday, September 10, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

In the world outside her front door in the great outdoors, Cara Wilson-Granat learned powerful lessons about the human spirit and her own journey. She is now sharing these insights with you. She will discuss and sign  Strength from Nature: Simple Lessons of Life Taught by the Most Unlikely Masters: The Nature Teachers   ($11.00). 
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Sylvia Acevedo will discuss and sign  Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist   ($17.99 Clarion Books), her inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
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.
History Book Talk & Signing
Friday, September 14, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Paige Williams is a staff writer at  The New Yorker  and a recipient of a National Magazine Award for feature writing. She will discuss and sign her first book,  The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy   ($28.00 Hachette Books).
Middle Grade Book Talk & Signing
Saturday, September 15, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Debut author Lija Fisher will discuss and sign  The Cryptid Catcher   ($16.99 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), the first book in a monstrously fun middle-grade duology about a boy who inherits a job hunting legendary creatures. 
Biography Book Talks & Signings
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Donna M. Lucey will discuss and sign  Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas   ($18.95 W. W. Norton & Company), a seductive, multilayered biography about the four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent.
Spirituality Book Talk & Signing
Monday, September 17, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll will discuss and sign  The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals   ($19.95 Storey Publishing). Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, this text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant's power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. 
Historical Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Monday, September 17, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Author Signe Pike will discuss and sign  The Lost Queen  ($27.99 Touchstone Books), the thrilling first novel of a debut trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth--a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland--twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin.
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Laurie Halse Anderson is the  New York Times -bestselling author who writes for all ages including the acclaimed novel Speak . She will discuss and sign  Speak: The Graphic Novel   ($19.99 Farrar Straus Grioux). With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll,  Speak: The Graphic Novel  comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.
Parenting Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Anya Kamenetz is the lead digital education correspondent for NPR. She is an expert on education and technology, as well as a mother of two young children. She will discuss and sign  The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life   ($27.00 PublicAffairs).
Memoir Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Sylvia Verange will discuss and sign  Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking Across the Himalayas   ($17.95 Rare Bird Books), which follows her hike through the Himalayas as she endures nature and comes to know herself.
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Rebecca Clarren, an award-winning journalist, has been writing about the rural West for nearly twenty years. She will discuss and sign  Kickdown   ($24.99 Arcade Publishing), a tautly written debut novel about two sisters and the Iraq war veteran who steps in to help.
Cookbook Talk & Signing
Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Julia Turshen is a writer, recipe developer, and author of  Small Victories . She will discuss and sign  Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers   ($35.00 Chronicle Books). She will be joined by Chef Ann Cooper, a celebrated author, chef, educator and enduring advocate for better food for all children.
Young Adult Book Talk & Signing
Friday, September 28, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the  And I Darken  series. She will discuss and sign  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein   ($18.99 Delacorte Press), a stunning and dark reimagining of  Frankenstein .
Fantasy Book Talk & Signing
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Victoria "V.E." Schwab is the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed  Shades of Magic  series. She will discuss and sign  Vengeful  ($25.99 Tor Books), the second book in the  Villains  series and the thrilling follow-up to  Vicious
Middle Grade Book Talk & Signing
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Join us for a tea party, costumes, and crafts with authors Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham as they present  The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare   ($14.99 Candlewick Press)! It's mayhem at the science fair and a squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black--but luckily some science-loving princesses are on hand to help.
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September 9 - 15 you can bid on over 100 one-of-a-kind piggy banks decorated by your favorite authors, illustrators, and celebrities, including Denver's own  Dow Phumiruk, illustrator of  Counting on Katherine , whose piggy bank is pictured above ! Auction proceeds go to the Binc Foundation, the only non-profit in the country that helps booksellers and their families in times of crisis.  
 
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Staff Book Reviews...
Adult V.I.B. pick, on shelves now...
Vox
by Christina Dalcher

"I finished it in essentially a day. It was so good! It's a Penguin book and it reads with the same eerie dystopian urgency as The Handmaid's Tale . It's about the future (only about 20 or so years) where all females are limited to 100 words per day. They are branded with a bracelet that counts their words and sends an electric shock once they go over the allotted amount. There's a whole secret government plan, underground resistance movement, and intense action towards the end. It's kind of medical based, but my background is in psychology so I understood the whole plan and it's implications even better. IT WAS SO GOOD. 10/10 would recommend." -- Katie Palazzolo, Conferences Department
Kids' V.I.B. pick, on shelves now...
by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael LóPez 

“There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you.” So what do you do next? Multi-award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shows how to be brave, kind, and open in this poetic portrait perfect for someone starting school—or really, for all kids trying something new. Rafael López’s vibrant and colorful illustrations welcome readers in to any new experience with a warm hug." --  Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
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
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