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.

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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.

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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."

Would I still fly away in a heartbeat? I have to say that Mary Doria Russell changed my mind.

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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...

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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.

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