Book notes, May 13, 2012

Historical novelist makes presentation

Patricia Martin will give a presentation on her historical novel, “A Meadowlark Calling,” at noon Thursday at the Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St.

“A Meadowlark Calling” is the story of Martin’s grandmother, who grew up on the Kansas and Oklahoma plains in the late 1880s, according to a news release.

The 40-minute slide presentation will be followed by a book-signing. The novel will be available for purchase.

The presentation, sponsored by the Museum of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Historical Society, is free to attend.

Wildlife expert, writer visits valley


Author and wildlife expert Mary Taylor Young will be in the Grand Valley from May 18–21 for a number of presentations and book-signings.

Young’s books include “The Guide to Colorado Mammals” and “On the Trail of Colorado Critters.” The National Park Service chose Young to be the artist in residence at Rocky Mountain National Park this summer.

Here is a list of some of Young’s upcoming events:

■ 2–4 p.m. Saturday, presentation and book-signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

■ 3–4 p.m. May 20, presentation and book-signing at Colorado National Monument’s Visitors Center.

■ 7–9 p.m. May 21, presentation and signing for the Grand Valley Audubon Society at Colorado Mesa University.


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