This Week at Bookworks Includes Douglas Preston, David Stuart and More

This Week at Bookworks Includes Douglas Preston, David Stuart and More

This week at Bookworks includes authors Douglas Preston and Nasario Garcia. There are also many events for children, such as Indies First Story Time. For more information, visit

Saturday, May 17
3pm • Thomas Clagett • The Pursuit of Murieta
It's 1853. The notorious bandit Joaquin Murieta and his outlaw gang have ravaged the infant state of California for three years. Now, Murieta has had enough and wants to return to Mexico.

3pm • Patrick Dawson presents Vintage Beer at La Cumbre Brewing Co at 3313 Girard Blvd NE
Like good wine, certain beers can be aged under the right conditions, a process that enhances and changes their flavors in interesting and delicious ways.

Sunday, May 18
3pm • Chris Enss • Love Lessons From the Old West
From Calamity Jane's relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson--and learned to regret it, these romantic stories from the Old West are still familiar and entertaining to readers today. This collection features the lessons learned by and from the antics of the women who shaped the West.

Tuesday, May 20
7pm • Douglas Preston • The Kraken Project
Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston. NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software.

Wednesday, May 21
7pm • David Stuart • Anasazi America
At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. Developed over the course of centuries and thriving for over two hundred years, the Chacoans' society collapsed dramatically in the twelfth century in a mere forty years.

Thursday, May 22
7pm • Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew • Hannah Delivered
Late one night in a busy St. Paul hospital, a nurse midwife drags Hannah Larson out from behind her reception desk to assist with a birth. When Hannah witnesses that baby tumble into the world, her secure, conventional life is upended by a fierce desire to deliver babies. To deliver healthy babies, Hannah risks jail time, her community's respect, and her career. The key to unlocking her fear rests in one birth---her own.

Saturday, May 24
1pm • Doug Fine • Hemp Bound
Its fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States.

3pm • Nasario Garcia • Bernalillo: Yesterday's Sunshine, Today's Shadows
In Bernalillo: Yesterday's Sunshine, Today's Shadows, folklorist, oral historian, and linguist Nasario Garcia has assembled a bittersweet anthology of vivid and varied recollections of life and tradition in Bernalillo, New Mexico, between the 1930s and the beginning of the twenty-first century.

For Kids

Saturday, May 17
10am • Indies First Story Time