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Book review: "Beneath the Surface" offers look into real world of captive aquatic mammals

If you had asked me as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said what many children at the time said: a SeaWorld Trainer.

Book review: 'House of Thieves' compelling work of historical fiction

This is the story of the Cross family in 1886. John Cross is a New York architect who benefits from the help of his aunt, Caroline Astor. With this connection, the Cross family is quickly becoming part of New York City's elite society, with many events to attend and people to see.

September 2015 Staff Picks

"There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book." ~Josh Jameson. For our September Staff Picks, we have page-turners for all ages with many soon to be published books to choose from.
 

Two great reads to close out summer

Jennie Lay offers a review of two books to end your summer reading list, "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain and "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Ms. Lay is the adult programs coordinator at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

This article first appeared in the Steamboat Pilot and Today

Book review: “The Marriage of Opposites”

Alice Hoffman uses rich, colorful prose in this historical, fictional novel about the life of a very strong-willed woman and her equally strong-willed son. "The Marriage of Opposites" is one of those books that keeps giving back days and weeks after reading it.

August 2015 Staff Picks

"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light." –Vera Nazarian. Get ready to let in more light with this month's staff picks...

Book review: "A Little LIfe," by Hanya Yanagihara

This week's book review of "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara is by Logan Farmer, a bookseller at Off the Beaten Path. The review was first published in Steamboat Today.

Book reviews: Medical intrigue characterize local author's novels

One of the many privileges of owning an independent bookstore is the opportunity to meet, talk to and read nationally acclaimed authors. For book geeks, this is the ultimate brush with fame. Even more exciting, however, is the discovery of writing talent right here in our small mountain community. Today I want to tell you about our own Stacy Childs and hisnovels, “Block 10,” published last year.

Book reviews: Would you fly away?

A question I love posing to my husband is, “If you had the opportunity to travel to another planet, either with fellow humans or aliens, would you do it?” He always says, “No, I like it here.”

I, on the other hand, would fly away in a heartbeat never to look back or to question my actions, which is why I eagerly picked up Mary Doria Russell’s Sparrow series and found it impossible to put down, both "The Sparrow" and her second book, "Children of God."

July 2015 Staff Picks

So many wonderful books, so little time. Let's not waste another second! Without further ado, let's dive into this month's staff picks...