Book review: "The Jaguar's Children," by John Vaillant

This week, at 6pm on Wednesday May 27, we welcome John Valliant to our store as part of our Books and Brews series! To honor the occasion, Emily Katzman, one of our booksellers, shared this review with the Steamboat Pilot.

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Book review: Finding Jake

"Finding Jake," by Bryan Reardon, is one of those novels you’ll have a hard time putting down. It is very reminiscent of the 2012 novel "Defending Jacob," by William Landay. If you enjoyed the novel by Landay, "Finding Jake" is an absolute must. Like "Defending Jacob," "Finding Jake" tells the story of a son suspected of a terrible crime, told through the perspective of his father...

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Book review: "The Martian" equal parts action and suspense

In April, the ABA announced “The Martian” as the Indie Choice Book Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year. There has been a lot of praise and hype around this book since its debut. It’s all well deserved. Instead of being a boring, techy tome, it is a riveting, barnburner of a story.

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Book review: A feast of children's book authors

The Book Feast is an all-day literary arts festival for kids and all lovers of children’s books. This year’s free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Steamboat Springs Art Depot. The stellar lineup for this year’s Feast, which is focusing on the illustrated side of kids’ books, features four incredible speakers: Brian Floca, Avi, Karla Oceanak, and Kendra Spanjer.

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Butler's new books are slice of America

In the spring of 2013, my MacMillan publishing representative, Jeff, excitedly told me about an upcoming novel.  It was being published in March of 2014 and the author would be at our fall regional sales meeting.  I went to dinner with this author.  We talked about the book and its characters.  And

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