October 6, 2012. 11am-5pm
Off The Beaten Path is Proud to be The Official Bookseller for Literary Sojourn
Literary Sojourn is an annual festival of authors and readers celebrating the power of the book. Each fall, an esteemed slate of authors and 500 book lovers from all over the country gather in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Together they revel in the written word, fueled by award-winning writers who share the stories and inspiration behind their exceptional books.
- Tickets sell (out!) really fast! Contact the Bud Werner Memorial Library to join the mailing list...
Off The Beaten Path carries the works of past and future Literary Sojourn authors year-round, both in store and online.
Buy Books From Off the Beaten Path & Support Literary Sojourn
Why buy from Off the Beaten Path?
- A portion of the proceeds from all sales of current Literary Sojourn authors’ books are donated to this non-profit event.
- Book sales through the Literary Sojourn official bookseller are an important factor in a publisher’s decision to support an author’s participation at the Sojourn.
- Your purchase from Off the Beaten Path ensures that Literary Sojourn will continue to thrive with the brilliant authors and compelling reads you’ve come to expect.
2012 Literary Sojourn Master of Ceremonies
Mr. Greer is returning to Steamboat as Master of Ceremonies for Literary Sojourn after winning the PEN O'Henry short story prize among many other prestigious awards. He is the author of the bestselling The Story of Marriage, as well as The Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Path of Minor Planets, and a collection of short stories, How it Was for Me. He has been published and anthologized nationally and internationally and is currently the writer in residence in Aspen, Colorado. A list of his other works and various awards is available here.
2012 Literary Sojourn Authors
Perrotta is a bestselling author who studied writing under Thomas Berger and Tobias Wolff before teaching creative writing at Yale and Harvard. The New York Times Book Review calls him “An American Chekhov whose characters, even at their most ridiculous, seem blessed and ennobled by a luminous human aura."
His most recent book, The Leftovers, is set after the rapture in a small New Jersey suburb as families left behind are muddling through their lives. Stephen King calls it “the best Twilight Zone episode you never saw…"
Also available on his website are a myriad of articles he's written for various magazines and publications. Give these a read before seeing him at Literary Sojourn!
- The Leftovers
- The Abstinence Teacher
- Little Children
- Joe College
- The Wishbones
- Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies
When Jordan writes, she undertakes controversial issues and presents them to readers in compelling storylines. Her first book, Mudbound, deals with racism and prejudice in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. The book won the Bellweather Prize in 2006 and was hailed by Stewart O'Nan as a "...page turner - a tangle of history, tragedy and romance powered by guilt, moral indignation, and a near chorus of unstoppable voices."
When She Woke is Jordan's newest book, an amazing blend of The Scarlet Letter and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Dealing with a futuristic society in which criminals have their skin pigmented to reflect the nature of their crimes, Jordan gives a fresh face to a controversial issue. The New York Times called the book "...a feverishly conceived dystopia..." Keep abreast of Hillary's activities and newest books at her website.
Harrison is the author of seven novels, three memoirs, a biography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, a story of true crime and a collection of essays. Her New York Times bestselling memoir The Kiss, is a story of taboo and family complicity in breaking taboo during the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman’s life. Her work appears in publications including the New York Times Book Review, New Yorker, Harper’s, Vogue, O! The Oprah Magazine and More.
Kathryn Harrison’s new novel is Enchantments, a mesmerizing tale of historical fiction that recalls the fall of Russia’s legendary dynasty, the Romanov Empire, as seen through the eyes of Rasputin’s daughter. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan calls the story “sumptuous…a kaleidoscope breadth of historical detail with the sensuous, transporting prose that is Kathryn Harrison’s trademark.”
- While They Slept
- The Mother Knot: A Memoir
- The Road to Santiago
- Saint Therese of Lisieux (Out of Print New; available Used)
- Seeking Rapture
- The Seal Wife
- The Binding Chair
- The Kiss: A Memoir
- Thicker than Water
Laura Lippman has been hailed by the Washington Post as "...one of the best novelists around, period." She writes the widely recognized Tess Monaghan series, which is set in her native Baltimore, as well as several stand alone novels, most recently The Girl in the Green Raincoat and The Most Dangerous Thing.
Starting her career as a journalist, she wrote for the Baltimore Sun after graduating from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and churned out seven of her Tess Monaghan novels while still writing daily journalism. Learn more about Laura at her official website.
- Tess Monaghan Series
- Every Secret Thing
- To The Power of Three
- What The Dead Know
- Hardly Knew Her (A short story anthology)
- Life Sentences
- I'd know you Anywhere
- The Most Dangerous Thing
Lethem is a nationally acclaimed author, having won the Nebula Award as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award for his writing. His social commentaries cover a broad range of topics from cinema, drugs, cyberculture, and book touring, among many other subjects. He is noted by the LA Times as "...one of our most perceptive cultural critics...his insights buffeted by his descriptive imagination."
Lethem's 19 book canon includes genre-mixed books like Gun, with Occasional Music, Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude, and Chronic City. His most recent book, The Ecstasy of Influence is a collection of nonfiction essays described on his website as "a cornucopia of remarks on art, plagiarism, used bookstores, James Brown, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, graffiti, Donald Sutherland's buttocks, the difference between White Elephants and Termites, why superhero movies are no genre at all, and the problem of being a novelist in the 21st century."
- Gun, with Occasional Music
- Poor George
- The Vintage Book of Amnesia
- The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye
- Amnesia Moon
- Girl in Landscape
- As She Climbed Across the Table
- Talking Heads' Fear of Music
- Men and Cartoons
- Fortess of Solitude
- Chronic City
- Motherless Brooklyn
- The Ecstasy of Influence
For more books Lethem has collaborated on, click here.
2010 Literary Sojourn Authors
- Wally Lamb
- Chris Cleave
- Lori Lansens
- Frank Delaney
- Chitra Banerj Divakaruni
- Dan Chaon
2011 Literary Sojourn Authors
- Paula McClain
- Julie Orringer
- Jennifer Egan
- Peter Matthiessen
- Jim Shepard
- Julia Glass