This Week at Bookworks Includes Nasario Garcia, Darynda Jones & Jeffe Kennedy and More
This week at Bookworks includes Nasario Garcia, Darynda Jones & Jeffe Kennedy book launches, and more. There are also events for kids like Harry Potter Book Club. For more information, visit bkwrks.com/event
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.
Sunday, May 25
3pm • Richard Vargas • Guernica Revisited
"Richard Vargas is one of the best Chicano poets writing today, a voice for all as he explores the predicaments of the modern world with tenderness and fury." - Demetria Martinez, author of Breathing Between The Lines, The Devil's Workshop, and 2013 American Book Award winner The Block Captain's Daughter.
Tuesday, May 27
7pm • Peter Heller • The Painter
Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. In the wake of tragedy, Jim, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him.
Wednesday, May 28
7pm • Jeffe Kennedy & Darynda Jones for a Romance Double Launch • The Twelve Kingdoms & Sixth Grave On the Edge
About The Twelve Kingdoms: The tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. The eldest, a valiant warrior-woman, heir to the kingdom. The youngest, the sweet beauty with her Prince Charming. No one says much about the middle princess, Andromeda. Andi, the other one. AboutSixth Grave on the Edge: Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow-but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She's a paranormal private eye and grim reaper-in-training who's known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine.
Thursday, May 29
7pm • Gary Stewart Chorre & Amm Marie Pearson •
A Modern Luddite
Gary Stewart Chorre presents poetry from his book A Modern Luddite and poet Ann Marie Pearson also reads.
Saturday, May 31
5pm • Susi Wolf, Storyteller, Healer & Trainer • Peeling Life Makes Your Eyes Water
"Susi Wolf has performed numerous times at Santa Fe Children's Museum and we look forward to having her back for more. Her stories are captivating, engaging, exciting and multicultural and have been a great addition to our special festivals." Rachel Kissling, Santa Fe Children's Museum
Saturday, May 24
10:30am • Story Time -- English & Spanish Stories •
Join us for a bilingual storytime for all.
Sunday, May 25
5pm • Harry Potter Book Club •
Thursday, May 29
10:30am • Lois Ehlert Story Time •
Sunday, June 1
3pm • Joy Waldron • Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine
In November 1944, the U.S. Navy fleet lay at anchor in Ulithi Harbor, deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS Mississinewa erupted in a ball of flames. Japan's secret weapon, the Kaiten--a manned suicide submarine--had succeeded in its first mission. The Kaiten was so secret that even Japanese naval commanders didn't know of its existence. And the Americans kept it secret as well. Embarrassed by the shocking surprise attack, the U.S. Navy refused to salvage or inspect the sunken Mighty Miss. Only decades later would the survivors understand what really happened at Ulithi, when a diving team located the wreck in 2001.
Friday, June 6
7pm • Elizabeth Cohen • Hypothetical Girl
A menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love. With levity and high style, Cohen takes her readers into a world where screen and keyboard meet the heart, with consequences that range from wonderful to weird. "The Hypothetical Girl" captures all the mystery, misery, and magic of the eternal search for human connection.
Tuesday, June 24
7pm • Katy Butler at the Center for Spiritual Living
2801 Louisiana NE • Knocking on Heaven's Door
Award-winning journalist Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her aging parents when the call came: her beloved seventy-nine-year-old father had suffered a crippling stroke. Katy and her mother joined the more than 28 million Americans who are shepherding loved ones through their final declines. Doctors outfitted her father with a pacemaker, which kept his heart going while doing nothing to prevent a slide into dementia, near-blindness, and misery. When he said, "I'm living too long," mother and daughter faced wrenching moral questions. Where is the line between saving a life and prolonging a dying? When do you say to a doctor, "Let my loved one go?"
Monday, June 30
7pm • Frances Levine • Battles and Massacres on the Southwestern Frontier
This unique study centers on four critical engagements between Anglo-American and American Indians on the southwestern frontier: the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854), the Battle of Adobe Walls (1864), the Sand Creek Massacre (1864), and the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857). Editors Ronald K. Wetherington and Frances Levine juxtapose historical and archaeological perspectives on each event to untangle the ambiguity and controversy that surround both historical and more contemporary accounts of each of these violent outbreaks.