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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Oh, this is a juicy one! This is about witches--modern day and those involved in the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600s, a debut novel written by one of ...more
May 16, 2009
May 12, 2009
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)
I wanted to see what I had missed, and now I have. The concept of the story is better than the actual telling of the story, but that's looking through ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
The Promised World
"Words can be like arrows. You can't see them, and that's why they're so dangerous. With an ordinary arrow, if you get hit, you know you have to remov ...more
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting
Michael Perry has made a name for himself writing about small town life: "Population:485" about being a volunteer fire fighter, "Truck: A Love Story" ...more
May 03, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
This is an intense novel about what the past made us, and how we go about making our own futures. It's the story a family--a distant father, an ailing ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Manuscript Found in Accra
A manuscript, carbon dated back to 1307 AD, was found in 1974. It is written in Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. It concerns a town meeting in July 14, 1099, ...more
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
The Birthing House
This debut novel was inspired by a dream. Ransom and his wife DID move into an old birthing house in Mineral Point, WI. They DID find an old sepia pho ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
The Dog Stars
It takes a bit to get used to Peter Heller's unique writing style in this debut novel. But soon you get into its rhythm, which suits Hig, the main cha ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Anything But Typical
This is a charming and disarming book written in the voice of a 12 year old autistic boy. Jason writes wonderful stories on a website called Storyboar ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
Running from the Devil (Emma Caldridge, #1)
This is a great read--fast paced, smart and unusual, particularly since the main hero of the piece is a woman. Emma Caldridge, a biochemist for a cosm ...more
May 07, 2009
May 03, 2009
The Errand Boy
This is the third book Bredes has written with the main character Hector Bellevance in it, but don't let that keep you from reading it--the story carr ...more
Aug 22, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
After the Fall: A Novel
This is a quirky story of one very unique New York family. The narrator is 10 year old Alan, and through him we learn about his 7 year old theater obs ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
I love the double entendre that is this book's title, Lit. This third memoir from Karr (the first: Liars Club, the second: Cherry) picks up with Mary ...more
Sep 03, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
I Knew You'd Be Lovely
If every short story writer was able to write with such succinct intensity and blazing purity of message, I'd be a much bigger fan of the genre. At th ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Building a Home with My Husband: A Journey Through the Renovation of Love
It's a wonder that Rachel and her husband Hal are together at all--they are very different people. Rachel is a writer and an advocate for people with ...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Save as Draft
This book catches your eye, with it's shiny, hard silver cover, reminiscent of a small laptop. Which is appropriate, since the story it contains is to ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
So Happy Together
Claire Noble is a member in good standing of The Sandwich Generation. Most of her life so far has been spent being a single parent to her daughter and ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir
44 year old Alice was sick. Months of tests and doctor's exams left her with a portfolio of diagnosis--early menopause, a bladder disorder, middle age ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
I Thought You Were Dead
Paul is going through a mid-life crisis. He's trying to deal with his recent divorce and his father's even more recent stroke. He relies on his drinki ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a World Addicted to Speed
I took my time reading this, not just to make a pun, but also because there are many, many lessons and/or good points in this book I wanted to sit wit ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun
Aimed at the 10-14 set, this book is a fun ride for just about everyone. This is the first book in a series about 11 year old Zack Goodspeed and his e ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)
This book is the second in a high-tech vampire trilogy that began with "The Strain", and it picks up where the last one left off, right smack dab in t ...more
Jul 2010
Sep 05, 2010
The Light in the Ruins
More than a decade ago, Chris Bohjalian rocked my world with his book "Trans-Sister Radio". I was new to Tattered Cover and the wonderful world of mul ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1)
This book came out earlier this year, but recently caught my attention because it's
written by Amber Benson, the actress who played Tara on the Buffy T
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
East of Denver
On the surface, this is a simple book. A 40something Denver man, Stacey "Shakespeare" Williams takes an unscheduled trip to his boyhood home in Dorsey ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
Men in the Making
Bruce Machart is one hell of a writer. I'd go so far as to say that he is a "3-D writer"--his stories jump off the page in vivid Technicolor with perf ...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
The book world is buzzing about this book, and I can see why. This book is amazing. It's a smart, compelling book with an unlikely but extremely engro ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Good Cop, Dead Cop (An AfterNet Mystery)
Jennifer Petkus is a Denver author who is doing the city proud, and I'm not just saying that because Tattered Cover (my employer) plays a roll in the ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites
I thought that this was far more of a "foodie" book than it turned out to be. She talks about food pretty often, and has included some recipes in the ...more
Aug 02, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
This debut novel has a lot going on. There are two stories. The first is set in 1923 and involves a lady missionary who has found a disciple in Eva's ...more
May 18, 2012
May 12, 2012