This Week at Bookworks Includes Jane Lindskold, Brinn Colenda and More
This week at Bookworks includes author Jane Lindskold, the 16th Annual Taos Writers Conference, and more. There are also events for kids like Jenny Ruden and American Girl Book Club. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event.
Saturday, July 12
3pm • Jane Lindskold • Artemis Awakening
Artemis Awakening is the start of a new series by New York Times bestseller Jane Lindskold. The distant world Artemis is a pleasure planet created out of bare rock by a technologically advanced human empire that provided its richest citizens with a veritable Eden to play in.
5pm • Pamela Windo • Him Through Me
In the fall of 1969, two months after the Woodstock festival, a young man leaves America and returns home to England. He knocks at the door of a girl he'd known in school. Gary has paid his dues as a saxophone player in New York City's jazz clubs and sets his sights on rousing the British music scene. Pam has traveled in Europe and North Africa, has two young sons, and has just left her marriage in suburbia.
Sunday, July 13
3pm • Sharleen Daugherty • Double Doll
"A breathtaking tale of risk, vision, and wisdom, Sharleen Daugherty's Double Doll leads us from the pressure cooker of Wall Street to the big skies of the Navajo Nation. Like the Navajo weavings the book celebrates, Daugherty intertwines issues of race, class, and gender against a backdrop of heartbreaking beauty."--Robert Wilder, author of Daddy Needs a Drink.
Sunday - Sunday, July 13-20
16th Annual Taos Writers Conference • at the Sagebrush Inn Bookworks is pleased to be the bookseller at this year's Taos Writers Conference. Named one of the Top Ten writers' conferences in the United States by USA Today, this annual, weeklong gathering draws writers from all over the country to the inspirational setting of Taos where pariticipants enjoy numerous weeklong and weekend workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and screenwriting.
Monday, July 14
7pm • Jan Chodosh • Death Spiral
Faith Flores is sixteen, her mother has just died. Was it really a drug overdose? Faith isn't buying that explanation and begins her own investigation. Upper high school students with an interest in science this is the book and book talk for you!
Tuesday, July 15
5:30pm • Jim Albrecht • 101 Stupid Haiku
Haiku is a classic style of Japanese poetry consisting of exactly seventeen syllables. "101 Stupid Haiku" offers a modern-day interpretation of this elegant art form, adding a dash of humor (with a touch of cynicism) along the way.
7pm • Brinn Colenda • Chita Quest with Scott Archer Jonesauthor of Jupiter & Gilgamesh
Were American POWs left behind at the end of the Vietnam War-either by accident or design? Colonel Tom Callahan is driven to find out-his own father is still listed as Missing In Action. What Callahan doesn't understand is how politically explosive the issue is, domestically and internationally.
Wednesday, July 16
7pm • Celeste Yacoboni • How Do Your Pray
As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world.
Thursday, July 17
7pm • Wendy Foxworth • Co-Creating Good, Healthy Relationships
Co-creating Good, Healthy Relationships: Living Life The We Way With Everyone, Every Day shows us that choosing to make a shift in how we interact in our relationships can help solve the critical challenges facing humanity today.
Friday, July 18
5:30pm • Alisa Valdes • Dirty Girls Social Club at the Hispano Business Chamber 1309 4th SW
Valdes-Rodriguez's debut novel delivers on the promise of its sexy title, offering six lively, irreverent characters: the sucias ("dirty girls" in Spanish), who have been friends since college and get together twice a year to catch up. The book opens at just such a meeting, six years after they've graduated from Boston University, and takes us through an eventful year in their late 20-something lives.
Saturday, July 19
3pm • Malcolm Ebright • Four Square Leagues
This long-awaited book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the complex history of Pueblo Indian land in New Mexico, beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing to the present day by our state's best-versed researcher on land grants, Malcolm Ebright.
Saturday, July 12
4-6pm • Jenny Ruden • Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet At the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE. The party will be poolside, with free swiming. Jenny will also be serving cake and ice cream. Sixteen-year-old Baltimore teen Bethany Stern knows the only way out of spending her summer at Camp Utopia, a fat camp in Northern California, is weight-loss. Desperate, she tries The Forgiveness Diet, the latest fad.
Wednesday, July 16
4:30pm • American Girl Book Club
Thursday, July 17
10:30am • Story Time
Tuesday, Aug 5
7pm • Livia Blackburne • Midnight Thief
Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she's not sure she wants to play by his rules.
Saturday, Aug 16
3pm • John Nichols • American Blood & An Elegy for September & Conjugal Bliss
American Blood: Michael Smith survives the Vietnam war only to find himself angry and adrift in a United States at war with itself. Though he cannot forget the pornographic atrocities he witnessed abroad, it is the pervasive brutality of civilian life that threatens to destroy him until he lands in a tormented yet life-saving relationship.
An Elegy for September: He is fifty, a man of middle years with a weak heart and two failed marriages. Mourning the loss of the boundless energy he squandered as a young man, he is a creature of habit now, relying on daily patterns to pace himself, to conserve what is left.
Conjugal Bliss: What happens when two oft-divorced and middle-aged sex fiends tie the knot again? Birds do it, bees do it, and Roger and Zelda do it whenever their teenage kids aren't looking. Their ecstasy is boundless. But when the darker side of Paradise rears its comical head, they suddenly find themselves trapped in a Three Stooges movie directed by Freddy Krueger.
Saturday, Aug 23
3pm • Hampton Sides • Kingdom of Ice
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.
Saturday, Aug 30
3pm • Max Evans • Max Evan's 90th Birthday Bash
Bookworks and Rio Grande Books celebrate the 90th birthday of western writer Max Evans and the launch of a new anthology about him and his work.