Book Notes, Dec. 2, 2012

Memoir among books at area signings

Kidnapping, death and forgiveness weave their way through a memoir by Annabelle Kindig Miglia.

In “Footsteps Out of Darkness,” Miglia recounts her memories of being abducted in 1972 at age 11 in a “compelling story of recovery and powerful growth to forgiveness of the perpetrator that tried to kill her and succeeded in killing her childhood friend 40 years ago,” according to the author.

Miglia will be signing copies of her memoir from 1–5 p.m. Saturday at an open house at Graystone Winery, 3352 F Road.

Her website is footstepsoutofdarkness.com.

Other area upcoming book-signings include:

■ Rod Martinez, author of “The Best Grand Junction Hikes,” will give a presentation and sign copies of his book from 2–4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

■ Reid Lance Rosenthal will have a signing for his book “Uncompaghre: Where Water Turns Rock Red” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

■ Carol Crawford McManus will have a book-signing from 
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens, 240 West Park Drive. McManus is the author of “Ida” and “Bess.”

Retreat scholarship applications due

 

Scholarship applications are due Friday for the women’s writing and wellness retreat “Writing the Sacred: The Practice of Compassion” set for Jan. 3–6.

The retreat at St. Benedict’s Monastery at Old Snowmass will be led by writer Sandra Dorr and yoga instructor Susan Crosby. Full cost of the retreat is $410 (commuters, $290).

To apply for a Grace Huffman Memorial Scholarship of $150, email three pages of prose or up to three poems, maximum of three pages by Friday to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Chosen applicants will be notified by Dec. 10.

To register for the retreat, contact Destiny Breckenridge at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 970-201-0303. The registration deadline is Dec. 17.


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