Colorado author Sean Eads had resisted setting his fiction in his native Kentucky. His novel “Confessions” allowed him to face down the uneasiness of his past.
The staff at Explore Booksellers in Aspen recommends a biography of Putin, an exploration of political and social injustice and a story about family.
In “Wild Times and True Tales from the High Plains,” author Matt Vincent recounts the tumultous love affair between a prominent madame and legendary bully.
Author Matt Vincent’s upbringing on the Eastern Plains added to his fascination with local lore that eventually became the short story collection “Wild Times and True Tales from the High Plains.”
For November, the staff from Out West Books in Grand Junction recommends a sci-fi rom-com, an Indiana Jones-type adventure and a ghostly whodunit.
With “The Little Book of Aliens,” author Adam Frank, who started as a kid with bad sci-fi and Star Trek reruns, turns his attention to the serious business of astrobiology.
Sure, Adam Frank’s career in astrophysics had something to do with his interest in extraterrestrial life. But his dad’s pulp magazine collection first inspired him to seek evidence of life outlined in “The Little Book of Aliens.”
The staff from Poor Richard’s Books in Colorado Springs offers volumes on the “why” of poetry, an owl that becomes family and a Venice murder mystery.
In Amalie Howard’s Civil War-era romance, “The Duke in Question,” a crafty spy on a mission crosses paths with the man who’s both adversary and object of her desire.
Amalie Howard’s romance, “The Duke in Question,” took inspiration from a real-life Black woman who worked as a spy during the American Civil War.