EDWARDS — This year’s One Book, One Valley book selection, “Finders Keepers,” by Craig Childs, brings together this community through The Bookworm of Edwards and local libraries, local readers and book clubs.
Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bookworm of Edwards.
“Finders Keepers” was selected as the 2014 One Book, One Valley title for its appeal across age and gender lines as well as for its high literary merit. The book asks the fundamental question — to whom does the past belong? Is the archaeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero — or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs’ riveting novel is a ghost story — an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. Readers visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory; a dashing tale of crime and detection.
The One Book One Valley initiative is a partnership between The Bookworm of Edwards, Colorado Mountain College, Eagle Valley Library District, the Town of Vail Public Library and Walking Mountains Science Center. For a complete list of related events, go to www.coloradomtn.edu/onebook.
About the author
Craig Childs writes about the relationship between humans, animals, landscape and time. His stories come from visceral, personal experience, whether in the company of illicit artifact dealers or in deep wilderness. He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, and is a commentator for National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside and Orion. At High Country News, he’s a contributing editor, and he teaches writing for both the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Southern New Hampshire University.