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What are we reading?

Wren Wertin

The Bookworm of Edwards

1. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory: The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife.

2. Inventors of Vail by Dick Hauserman: Chronicles the first decade of Vail’s history as a ski resort.



3. World’s Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions by Huston Smith: Examines the defining perspectives within the world’s central religions, and learn how they differ, while retaining a common interior language that speaks to humanity’s highest aspirations.

4. Vail: Triumph of a Dream by Pete Seibert: Vail Triumph of a Dream by Pete Seibert: A colorful chronicle of Vail’s colorful history.



5. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: The spirit of 14-year-old Susie Salmon describes her murder, her surprise at her new home in heaven, and her witness to her family’s grief in their efforts to find the killer.

6. Colorado Colore by Junior League of Denver: A compilation of recipes by the Junior League of Denver.

7. John Fielder’s Best of Colorado by John Fielder: Colorado’s most famous photographer takes the reader to his favorite accessible photo spots, restaurants and towns.



8. Prey by Michael Crichton: Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant. Inside, eight people are trapped, because outside, waiting for them, looking for them, is a predatory swarm of micro-particles that they themselves created. The swarm is getting bigger and more powerful by the hour.

9. Hornet Flight by Ken Follett: It is June of 1941, and the war is not going well for England. Hermia Mount, an intelligence analyst with MI6, wonders if the Germans could have perfected a radar system like the one the British themselves are struggling to achieve. Across the North Sea, 18-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut across the German-occupied Danish island of Fano on his homemade motorcycle, and comes across an astonishing sight.

10. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks: In 1666, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death. Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a “plague village” in the rugged hill country of England, it’s a detailed evocation of a singular moment in history.

Verbatim Booksellers in Lionshead

1. Vail: Triumph of a Dream by Pete Seibert: Vail Triumph of a Dream by Pete Seibert: A colorful chronicle of Vail’s colorful history.

2. Colorado Colore by Junior League of Denver: A compilation of recipes by the Junior League of Denver.

3. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand: The story of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend.

4. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger: Eleven-year-old asthmatic Reuben Land chronicles the Land family’s odyssey in search of Reuben’s older brother, Davy, who has escaped from jail before he can stand trial for the killing of two marauders who came to their Minnesota farm to harm the family.

5. Prey by Michael Crichton: Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant. Inside, eight people are trapped, because outside, waiting for them, looking for them, is a predatory swarm of micro-particles that they themselves created. The swarm is getting bigger and more powerful by the hour.

6. Bush at War by Bob Woodward: Based on hundreds of interviews with officials in the White House and throughout the administration, Woodward’s account provides the first in-depth, behind-the-scenes story of President George W. Bush and his advisors as they respond to the worst acts of terrorism in American history.

7. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: The spirit of 14-year-old Susie Salmon describes her murder, her surprise at her new home in heaven, and her witness to her family’s grief in their efforts to find the killer.

8. Laughter in the Valley of Madness by local author Eric Herm: In pursuit of the quintessence of youth, Garrett Meek has found a festive home and decadent lifestyle in the world famous ski resort of Vail, Colo.

9. Downhill Slide by Hal Clifford: A former Skiing Magazine editor takes on three publicly owned ski companies and explains why they’re bad for skiing and the environment.

10. Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall: At the beginning of this high-spirited novel of the American West, a boy on an Apache Indian reservation in Arizona has his head run over by a mail truck. Nevertheless, the book is anything but tragic – or, at least, not purely tragic.


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