Part owner of Townie Books and Rumors, Danica is a native of Crested Butte and enjoys books with a lot of heart and spirit. She searches for stories about real life and often is drawn to books with sad endings.
The Book of Longings : A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd
Released April 21st
I absolutely loved this new novel by one of our store's favorite authors! I was not super familiar of Jesus's story or what was going on politically during his lifetime so this was a fascinating primer. The Book of Longings was an engrossing story of one woman finding herself among these times and in the shadow of this religious figure. I loved Ana and was rooting for her even though I knew she would loose her husband. But in her writing and in her strong community of women she survives this and so much more. Can't wait to hand sell this one!
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Part owner of Townie Books and Rumors, Arvin enjoys the classics as well as books of poetry and coming-of-age stories involving music and pop culture.
Dear Edward: a novel by Ann Napolitano
After losing everything, a young boy discovers there are still reasons for hope in this luminous, life-affirming novel, perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Ann Patchett.
What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. And then, tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family. When you’ve lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose?
Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.
Kelly Jo Clark
Kelly Jo is thrilled to be a bookseller at Townie Books! She relishes that part of her job description is "read books and talk to people about them"! Her favorites are usually in the historical fiction genre, often with a strong female protagonist. She also values fresh, intelligent writing.
Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein
A BOOK FOR THE TRUMP ERA THAT'S NOT ABOUT TRUMP: One Nation Under Politics is not another book about the Trump election or presidency. It's a book of greater breadth and depth that examines the state of politics in America over the past half-century, forming a fully comprehensive picture of the ways in which our political system has shifted over time to create the gridlock and antagonism that characterize our current polarized politics.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
SIGNED COPIES SOLD OUT
In her most personal and inspiring book yet, the beloved speaker, philanthropist, activist, and author explores the wild joy we discover when we stop trying to be good for others and start living true to ourselves.
This is how you find yourself.
Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
SIGNED COPIES ARE SOLD OUT!
Britton is a native of the Gunnison Valley who likes hiking with a book to enjoy at the top. She loves YA, amazing children’s picture books, and usually prefers non-fiction, since real-life and history are often more incredible than the stories from our imaginations.
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events-a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.
Emily St. John Mandel really knows how to spin a yarn. Whether you're new to her work or you loved Station Eleven, you have to give her latest book a read. Her choice of a Ponzi scheme as her central theme might sound odd or boring to you, but the gracefulness of this narrative is a testament to her skill as a writer.
The Falcon Thief : A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer
Talking to Strangers : What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
Mama's Last Hug : Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal
Jen loves almost any genre, as long as it's written well! She does have a special affinity for science fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction that reads like fiction. Jen has been in Crested Butte for 18 years, and has spent much of that time working with local youth as a tutor, early childhood educator, or children's librarian. Ask her about her favorite picture books!
A Sharp Solitude
In the darkening days of autumn, in a remote region near the Canadian border, a journalist has been murdered. Anne Marie Johnson was last seen with Reeve Landon, whose chocolate Labrador was part of an article she had been writing about a scientific canine research program. Now Landon is the prime suspect. Intensely private and paranoid, in a panic that he'll be wrongfully arrested, he ventures deep into in the woods. Even as he evades the detective, Landon secretly feels the whole thing is somehow deserved, a karmic punishment for a horrifying crime he committed as a young boy.
While Montana FBI investigator Ali Paige is not officially assigned to the case, Landon—an ex-boyfriend and the father of her child—needs help. Ali has only one objective for snooping around the edges of an investigation she’s not authorized to pursue: to save her daughter the shame of having a father in jail and the pain of abandonment she endured as a child. As the clock ticks and the noose tightens around Landon's neck, Ali isn’t sure how far she will go to find out the truth. And what if the truth is not something she wants to know?
A Sharp Solitude is a study of two flawed characters, bonded by a child, trying to make their way in an extraordinary place where escape seems possible. But no one can ever really outrun their demons, even in the vast terrain of Glacier, the ultimate backdrop for a journey of the soul.