Bookworks Announces Authors and Events in October
In October, Bookworks hosts nationally-touring and local authors whose work will pique readers' varied interests in history and mystery, fiction and the stranger-than-fiction.
In October, Bookworks is bookseller for Anne Hillerman for her first novel, Spider Woman's Daughter, on October 1 at an Albuquerque Library Foundation fundraiser at the KiMo Theater and again on October 4 at a UNM Law School scholarship fundraiser at the Law School Forum.
Bookworks is pleased to host internationally acclaimed ground-breaking African American novelist, Terry McMillan, on October 10 for her new novel, Who Asked You, at South Broadway Cultural Center. Co-sponsored by ABC Libraries, McMillan's talk requires a pre-purchase of the hardcover of Who Asked You (Viking, $27.95) available online @bkwrks.com/terry-mcmillan, or at Bookworks "Add-one" tickets are available for $5 for those who have already purchased a hardcover. Who Asked You continues McMillan's tradition of writing about strong black female protagonists that made her previous books Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back best-sellers.
On October 27, Bookworks and the UNM Department of Psychiatry partner for an event with renowned author, cultural observer, and National Book Award winner, Andrew Solomon, for his award-winning book, Far from the Tree. Tickets are the cost of the paperback, (Crown, $21.50) and are available online @ bkwrks.com/andrew-solomon or at Bookworks. Far from the Tree looks at the idea of difference in families, and each chapter targets a common difference that children and their families must learn to cope with, deafness, dwarfism, autism, Down's Syndrome, homosexuality, and criminality among them.
Another National Book Award winner, Bob Shacochis, visits Bookworks October 8 for his new novel, The Woman Who Lost her Soul. Renowned for his four award-winning books on the Caribbean, Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in this magnum opus that sweeps across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. Set over fifty years and in four countries enveloped by war, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul that uses the mystique and allure of history to create a portrait of catastrophic events that led up to the war on terror and the America we are today.