Bookworks Hosts Nationally Touring and Local Authors in September
In September, Bookworks hosts nationally-touring and local authors whose work will pique readers' varied interests in government, the wilderness, mystery, medicine, and music.
On September 27, acclaimed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness) presents his new history of nuclear handling-and mishandling-Command and Control, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. Tickets are $5, available at Bookworks or at the door and good for $5 the new hardcover ($36, Penguin).
Tom Kizzia, another long-time investigative reporter, presents his chilling tale, Pilgrim's Wilderness, September 25. Kizzia writes about Papa Pilgrim, father of fifteen, who sparked tense confrontations with the park service and neighboring homesteaders when he bulldozed a road through the Alaskan wilderness to build a new family home. Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter, Kizzia's account puts pioneers and environmentalists head to head in this riveting read. On September 20, Terry Dunn presents a different look at nature with her celebratory National Parks photo book, Art of the National Parks, a large-format book that comes with seven different covers: of Acadia, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.
September abounds with events for mystery fans. September 22, David Wagner presents his new Poisoned Pen Press mystery, Cold Tuscan Stone. September 26, Colorado's award-winning author Margaret Coel presents her new historical mystery, Killing Custer. And September 30, New York Times best-selling author JA Jance revisits Bookworks for her new novel, Second Watch.
The mysteries of medicine and human health flavor other events in September. OnSeptember 1, Tanya Goodman recounts her father, Tinkertown Museum founder Ross Ward's, struggles with Alzheimers in her memoir, Leaving Tinkertown. On September 6, Santa Fe science writer George Johnson unlocks the mysteries of cancer in his Cancer Chronicles. September 10, novelist Robert Boswell, formerly of Las Cruces, presents a cast of characters struggling with various states of psychological distress in his new novel, Tumbledown, which the New York Times Book Review called, "dazzling."
September continues the Bookworks tradition of a little music. On September 5, ghostwriter Mike Blakely presents two musical memoirs-one co-written with Willie Nelson, A Tale Out of Luck, and one co-written with Kenny Rogers, What are the Chances. Blakely, a renowned singer/songwriter, will also perform. The Khans, a middle eastern musical duo who wowed Khaled Hosseini at his June event in Albuquerque, feature at the store September 19.
Local authors, as always, are a focus in September, including Madeline Tapia, author ofGrowing up in Bernalillo and Eloyda Roybal, author of The Roybal Family Legacy on the 14th, Max Evans on the 28th for Animal Stories, and Sandra Ramos O'Brient on the 29th for The Sandoval Sisters' Secret of Old Blood.