Blurring Dreams and Reality: The Inspiration Behind 'The Bookseller'

Guest post by Cynthia Swanson, the author of The Bookseller

In Kitty Miller’s 1962 Denver, life is unconventional but peaceful.

Kitty, 38 years old and never married, runs a bookshop with her best friend. Kitty lives life on her own terms: often, she goes out after work for drinks or dinner, or stays up all night reading with her beloved cat  Aslan by her side. Though she once hoped to marry and have a family, those days have long since passed.

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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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