Book notes, April 13, 2014

Area authors finalists for Colorado Book Awards

A number of books by area authors are finalists for the 2014 Colorado Book Awards given by the Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book.

The winners will be announced June 13 at the Aspen Summer Words 2014 Literary Festival in Aspen.

Among the western Colorado finalists are:

■ “Drink It In: Wine Guide of Western Colorado” by Dave Buchanan, general nonfiction category.

■ “Monument Road” by Charlie Quimby, literary fiction category.

■ “The History of City Market: The Brothers Four and the Colorado Back Slope Empire” by Anthony F. Prinster and Kate Ruland-Thorne, history category.

■ “The Peaks of Telluride: Labeled Images and Stories Behind the Names of the Mountains Surrounding Telluride, Colorado” by Jeff Burch, pictorial category.

■ “Finding Cassiopeia” by Frank H. Coons, poetry/chapbook category.

■ “Hyacinth” by Kyle Harvey, poetry/chapbook category.

Book a finalist for authors league award


“Stepping Stones To The Sun” by Patricia Martin under the pen name of Nawashani, is a finalist for an annual award from the Colorado Authors League.

The book “is a story told through the eyes of a Native American boy coming of age during the clash of cultures that marked the American frontier in the late 1800s,” according to a news release.

The winner of the award will be announced May 8 at a banquet in Denver.

Local book, author events scheduled


Mark your schedule for these upcoming author events.

■ There will be a reading and book-signing with Lyn Fraser, author of “Debits and Credits,” and Rebecca Hale, author of “How to Paint a Cat,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

■ Meadowlark Garden Center will host a conversation with author Charlie Quimby about his book “Monument Road.”

There will be wine and other beverages and appetizers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the program beginning at 6 p.m. at the garden center at 2259 Broadway.


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