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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.
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.
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."
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...
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.
The up-side of a long, rainy spring is that we have 18 books for you to add to your reading list! We even have a book recommended by Geraldine Brooks and Stephen King - and Virgie. Enjoy! Don't forget to check-out our Books and Brews event line-up too...
This week, at 6pm on Wednesday May 27, we welcome John Valliant to our store as part of our Books and Brews series!
"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.
We can snow-dance all we like, but we can't guarantee a snowy winter. We're not always blessed with a long hot summer (and for some that is a blessing)! ...But somehow, we can always count on the topsy-turvey weather of spring (a.k.a mud-season) which often locks us indoors on weekends. For that fact, we are immensely grateful because it's one of life's simplest and greatest pleasures to curl up with a good book - for the whole weekend!
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.