It’s a week full of dogs, teens and fantasy literature here on the Denver literary scene. Rescue dogs both literal and metaphoric. Teens and the parents who want to understand them better. And fantasy lit, for everyone who still has adventure in their hearts — and let’s be honest: Game of Thrones brought a whole bunch of y’all out of the dragon-loving closet. Here are your four best literary bets in the coming week.
Susan Purvis, Go Find
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
Colorado rescue trainer, outdoorswoman and entrepreneur Susan Purvis speaks about and signs her book Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost — and Myself at the Boulder Book Store. It’s dogs, mountains, skiing, human interest and more mountains. Couldn’t be more Colorado if it tried. Tickets to the event are $5 and are good for $5 off the purchase of this or any book the day of the event.
W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Promise
Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m.
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Best-selling author W. Bruce Cameron brings his new book, A Dog’s Promise, to the Tattered Cover for a reading and signing. The book — the third in the popular A Dog’s Purpose series — continues the story of Bailey, a “wise canine soul” who fulfills his promise of joy, laughter and comfort over the course of several lifetimes. Seriously, if you live in Denver, you know a super-committed dog lover who’d love this book. Tickets to the event include a copy of the book and a spot in the signing line.
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Eric Lynn, Notes to My Son
Saturday, October 26, 4:30 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
Colorado businessman and father Eric Lynn launches his new book, Notes to My Son, with a reading and signing at BookBar. The book contains 25 different and important topics designed to inspire deeper and more meaningful conversations between father and child — those questions that are the toughest to ask and also often the most important to answer. It's "the greatest gift for dads of all ages and at all stages," and it might just be a way to bring family closer, now and in years to come.
Brent Weeks, The Burning White
Sunday, October 27, 2 p.m.
2526 East Colfax Avenue
New York Times best-selling author Brent Weeks comes to the Tattered Cover to discuss and sign his stunning and long-awaited conclusion to the epic Lightbringer series, The Burning White. Kingdoms clash in this modern fantasy classic series, which Publishers Weekly called “an orchestrated chess match between genius grandmasters.”
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