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Tattered Cover Book Store
March 2018
News & Reviews
Greetings Friends of Tattered Cover, 

Kristen and I normally co-author the intro to our monthly newsletter, but as I am the sports fan in our family, and as it's March, she's letting me hijack this space to talk about sports and books. 

In addition to daylight savings time and the first day of spring, March brings us exhibition baseball, the NCAA tournament (March Madness), the final push for the NHL and NBA playoffs, key prep races for the Kentucky Derby (including the Florida Derby), and the final tune-up events for the grandfather of all golf tournaments, the Masters. In other words, if you're a sports fan, this month is a heck of a lot of fun. (Relax fellow Broncos fans, you'll have plenty to root for later this year.)

With all this mind, to help build the excitement, I want to share a few of my favorite sports books with you:

1.  Fantasyland  --  Wall Street Journal  sports reporter Sam Walker joins the most prestigious fantasy baseball league in the country, and uses his access to players and teams to gain an edge. This hilarious and insightful book is perfect for any fan of baseball, any player of fantasy sports, and anyone who likes to laugh. It also pairs really well with any number of the fantasy baseball magazines we carry in our newsstand, which would make a great gift for the fantasy player in your life. 

2.  Moneyball  -- Michael Lewis's bestselling account of how statistics changed the game of baseball (later adapted for the wonderful film starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill), is a must read for baseball fans, and is still very relevant today, nearly fifteen years after it was first published. 

3.  Dust Bowl Girls  --  Boys in the Boat  meets  A League of Their Own  in this inspirational story of a Depression-era women's basketball team in Oklahoma. The Denver Post called it a book "you can't put down."

4.  Downhill Lie  -- Carl Hiaasen (yes, THAT Carl Hiaasen) writes of his return to the game of golf after decades away. Anyone who has ever tried her or his hand on the links will appreciate this self-deprecating and hilarious golf memoir. (Random fun quote: "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf." -- Bob Hope)

5.  100 Things Avalanche Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die  -- My kids and I have become crazy Avs fans since moving to Colorado, and this book is endless fun to browse, skipping from interesting tidbit to interesting tidbit. My favorite: The first time the Avs ever suited up as a team from Denver (rather than Quebec, the market from which they relocated) was in a tiny arena in the tiny town of Cornwall Ontario. Who knew?

I could go on and on and on --  Eight Men Out , Seabiscuit , the Art of Fielding  (a great baseball novel!) -- but you probably want to get to the good stuff, like our wonderful listing of March events. 

Happy Spring, and as always, thank you for being a friend of Tattered Cover.
We are delighted to present numerous author signings and other special events.

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

Aspen Grove 
Fiction Book Club

Aspen Grove Non-Fiction Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club
3/15: Missoula

Mystery Book Club
Event Photo of the Month: February
Author Matt Haig discusses his book How to Stop Time, Tattered Cover's February V.I.B., on Friday, February 9. Find autographed copies on shelves now!

Submit your own event photos to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
Featured Events!
Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

John Darnielle, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Wolf in White Van  and member of the musical group The Mountain Goats, will discuss and sign  Universal Harvester ($16.00 Picador), a haunting and masterfully unsettling novel. Life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut.
Friday, March 9, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Charlie Lovett will discuss and sign The Lost Book of the Grail ($16.00 Penguin Books). Lovett will introduce a special screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the Alamo Drafthouse after the booksigning. Purchase tickets for the film in adance and get 15% off the purchase of The Lost Book of the Grail, and/or show your receipt from Tattered Cover for a free popcorn during the movie.
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tayari Jones, author of  Silver Sparrow , will discuss and sign  An American Marriage  ($26.95 Algonquin Books), a stirring love story and insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forced beyond their control.  An American Marriage  was recently named an Oprah's Book Club pick.
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Local author Tiffany Quay Tyson will discuss and sign  The Past Is Never  ($24.99 Skyhorse Publishing), a compelling addition to contemporary Southern Gothic fiction, deftly weaving together local legends, magical realism, and the search for a missing child.
Friday, March 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, will discuss and sign his memoir  Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang  ($27.00 Picador), the explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of hip-hop royalty. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks.  Tickets on sale NOW!
Saturday, March 17, 4:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Steven Pinker, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, will discuss and sign  Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress  ($35.00 Viking). This follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking  The Better Angels of Our Nature  presents the big picture of human progress.  Tickets on sale NOW!
Saturday, March 24, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Luis Alberto Urrea, a Pultizer prize finalist for his nonfiction book  The Devil's Highway , will discuss and sign his novel  The House of Broken Angels  ($27.00 Little Brown and Company), a powerful and unforgettable portrait of one Mexican American family and the American dream.
Monday, March 26, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

John Hart, the only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, will discuss and sign  The Hush   ($27.99 Thomas Dunne Books). Building on the world first seen in  The Last Child , Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, rarely seen.
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

C. J. Box, the bestselling author of seventeen  Joe Pickett  novels, will discuss and sign his new  Joe Pickett  novel  The Disappeared   ($27.00 Putnam). In this novel, Joe is investigating a missing British executive and falconers who are being blocked by the feds despite having permits. The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away.
Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am, Colfax Avenue

Monday, March 12,
7:00 pm, Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch

Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 pm, Colfax Avenue

Friday, March 16,
6:30 pm, Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch

Friday, March 23,
7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, March 27, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Thursday, March 29, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Mark your calendars

Women's History Month!

3/2: Friday
Dr. Seuss Day

3/8: Thursday
International Women's Day

3/9: Friday
A Wrinkle in Time movie released

3/11: Sunday
Daylight Savings Time begins

3/12: Monday
Man Booker longlist announced

3/13: Tuesday
March Madness begins

3/17: Saturday
St. Patrick's Day

3/21: Wednesday
World Poetry Day

3/29: Thursday
Baseball Opening Day

3/30: Friday
First night of Passover

Ready Player One movie released
This month in
literary history

Virginia Woolf delivers her first novel, The Voyage Out , to her publisher

A Raisin in the Sun becomes the first play written and acted by African-Americans on to show on Broadway

The Scarlet Letter is published

Uncle Tom's Cabin is published

F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise sells out three days after its initial publication

The first installment of The Pickwick Papers , Charles Dickens' first novel, is published
Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Denver Central Library

The Colorado Book Festival is a free day-long event for lovers of reading and writing! Talk to authors, reporters, bloggers, poets and published writers of all kinds; attend writer-led panels about reading, current issues; and participate in behind-the-scenes, who-knew-it-was-this-cool library tours.

There will be 108 exhibiting authors and 19 programs showcasing 60 panelists, including two keynote speakers -- Peter Heller and Patricia Limerick. Tattered Cover Book Store will be selling books on the 5th floor. See you there!

For more information,   visit the website here.
Happy Birthday to You!
Send us an  e-mail  with your birthday month, and we'll send you a special discount certificate for your birthday!

Author Birthday : Gabriel García Márquez was born on March 6, 1927. He would be 91 years old.
Do you have a Tattered Cover Colorado READ t-shirt yet? Buy one in-store or order them online here.
March Gift Item of the Month!

Dahlia Press Pencil Sets & Fly Paper Literary Pencil Sets

"I wish my Standard No. 2's had packed this kind of punch. Messages, missions, reminders, and the occasional grammar hint (we are a book store after all), make this the perfect pick up for your own office essentials or a friend who knows how to rock their writing* this hard.

*Other acceptable uses include, but are not limited to: Math, drawing, Scantron bubble filling, and holding up your hair." -- Sam Foster, Gift Buyer
Results from last month's poll:

What is your go-to Valentine's gift?

A book!


Chocolate or candy

A giftcard
What is your favorite thing about March?
March Madness
St. Patrick's Day
First day of Spring
Man Booker longlist announcement
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 House of Broken Angels   by Luis Alberto Urrea.   Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

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 Godfather  by Mario Puzo.   Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
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've created the Tattered Cover V.I.B. That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books. Check out all our recent picks for 
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adults' pick...
by Uzodinma Iweala

Speak No Evil  is a timely and heartbreaking coming-of-age story, shared between two privileged Harvard friends who are struggling to express their truths against expectations that seem to define them. Niru, a Nigerian immigrant aspiring to be a doctor, can’t tell his religious, conservative parents he is gay. Meredith, daughter of D.C.’s political elite, is unable to speak out about what really happened in an alley outside a bar one night. Their stories are in the hands of critically acclaimed author, Uzodinma Iweala, who exposes the realities of our society in this beautifully written compact piece of contemporary fiction!” -- Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying
kids' pick...
by Kim Tomsic

“This charmingly delightful and magical story introduces us to Megan, the new kid in 7th grade. She accidentally stumbles upon the magic contained in an old cat-shaped clock in one of her classrooms…when the magic becomes real at exactly 11:11 am as she silently chants an old saying of her grandmother’s. Wild occurrences and antics ensue and Megan must find a way out of them all. A perfect kids’ book club or classroom pick—or just to read alone,  The 11:11 Wish  has themes of being the new kid, social acceptance and fitting in, and being true to who you are; issues that many kids struggle with. The book would be a great tool to tackle them. And it’s such a fun book at the same time! I thoroughly enjoyed it!” -- Kristen Gilligan, co-owner

What else are we reading?
On shelves now
by Denis Johnson

"I'd always meant to read the late Denis Johnson but somehow never got around to it. That changed when a colleague of mine put a copy of Johnson's collection of stories called The Largesse of the Sea Maiden into my hand and said I had to read this. I'm sure glad she did. Denis Johnson was an amazing writer. My favorite of this collection is a story called 'Doppelganger, Poltergeist,' which masterfully weaves a tale about a poet's obsession with the birth and stillbirth of Elvis and Jesse Presley. Within that story is a stunning 9/11 memory that makes me wonder if the author was actually there at the time. The other stories in the collection are equally clever and filled with dark humor. I think fiction readers will really love this one. I look forward to reading more of Denis Johnson." -- Pete Schulte, Union Station Retail Manager
On shelves now
by Malcolm Harris

"By all popular accounts, Millennials have an irrational love for avocado toast, a narcissistic infatuation with social media, and general disdain for hard work. Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials, a thoughtful, wry, and well-researched book, cannonballs into this conversation with a distinct and compelling argument. Where some see a directionless generation floundering into adulthood, Malcolm Harris sees a generation trained since birth to be effective worker bees in a quickly changing and increasingly competitive economic landscape. Malcolm breaks this down by examining different aspects of the life course from childhood and the K-12 system, on to internships and employment, college and debt, and mental health. Harris draws on leading social science and legal research to demonstrate how the social, economic, and political context of Millennials' lives differ drastically from previous generations. His book is deeply engaging and well supported, scholarly but cheeky, and offers an unflinching argument to understand an oft-discussed generation." -- Colleen Johnson, Bookseller
March Cookbook of the Month!

On shelves now
by Jenne Claiborne

“You don’t have to give up soul-satisfying foods to eat Vegan. That is, not if you have Jenne Claiborne’s genius cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul ! 100 vegan recipes that riff on Southern cooking in a playful and most flavorful way, like Bootylicious Gumbo, Jalapeño Hush Puppies, Coconut Collard Salad, Georgia Watermelon & Peach Salad, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls, and of course a killer Sweet Potato Pie recipe you have to try! This book will change your vegan cooking forever.” -- Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1 on shelves now...
by  Tara Westover

“Tara Westover is barely 30; could she really write a necessary and timely memoir already? Absolutely. Raised largely ‘off the grid’ in rural Idaho — without school, doctor visits, a birth certificate, or even a family consensus on the date of her birth — Tara nevertheless decides she wants to go to college. This is a story in two parts: First, Tara’s childhood working in a dangerous scrapyard alongside her six siblings, her survivalist father, and her mother, a conflicted but talented midwife and healer, while fearing Y2K and the influence of the secular world; then, her departure from her mountain home to receive an education. Both halves of her story are equally fascinating. Educated is a testament to Tara’s brilliance and tenacity, a bittersweet rendering of how family relationships can be cruel or life-saving, and a truly great read from the first page to the last.” -- Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC
New in paperback on 2/6...
by Elan Mastai

“Saunders’ first novel has a steep entry curve. It’s not a novel that reveals itself quickly and easily, but if you give it your attention, if you burrow deep into the book, you’ll be eminently rewarded. There is a richness and depth of humanity here. There is the strange and wonderful. There is love and grief and mystery all brought together in the story of Abraham Lincoln’s dead son, the Civil War, and what may happen to us all after we leave the mortal coil. It’s a beautiful and moving book that will stay with you for a long, long while.” — Jason Vanhee, University Book Store, Seattle, WA
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