Book Notes, Nov. 10, 2013

Put these book events on your calendar

Check out these area book-signings, release events and readings:

■ There will be a book release party for Sherry Ficklin and Tyler H. Jolley, coauthors of “Extracted,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

Time travel, surviving Romanov siblings and a secretive academy for time travelers drive the plot of “Extracted,” the first in The Lost Imperials series.

Go to to get the latest on this book and series.

■ Charlie Quimby, author of “Monument Road,” will be featured at two book-signing events.

A reception for Quimby’s new release will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Valley Books, 350 Main St. Quimby will give a reading from his book at 6:30 p.m.

From 2–4 p.m. Wednesday he will sign books at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

Leonard Self is the protagonist of “Monument Road.” The novel follows Self as he deals with his wife’s death, and the people who cross his path and alter his straightforward plan to follow her in death.

■ John Nizalowski will sign copies of his newest book, “Land of Cinnamon Sun: Essays on Family, Mythology and the American West,” from 2–4 p.m. Saturday at Turn the Page Used Bookstore, 119 E. Aspen St., in Fruita.

Nizalowski also will be part of the Poets & Writers of Colorado Mesa University Reading Series event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Planet Earth & the Four Directions Gallery, 534 Colorado Ave.

Local writers Luis Lopez, Javier de los Santos and Luis Silva-Villar also will be reading at the Thursday event.

Donations sought for library book sale


Donations are being accepted for the Friends of the Mesa County Libraries’ December Book Sale.

Well-kept, gently read books — particularly needed are books suitable as holiday gifts such as art books, children’s books, local history books, fiction published after 2010, CDs and DVDs — can be donated by placing them in the Friends Book Depository on the west side of the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., across from Grand Junction High School.

The sale is set for Dec. 2–14 at the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.

For information or to volunteer, call Maggie Lopez at 201-0868.


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