Literature

Closing the book on the next One Book, One Denver

Today is the deadline to vote for the next pick in the One Book, One Denver program. Your options: Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Jef Otte wasn't thrilled by the choices, following in a long tradition of Westword writers who'd rather see more Colorado-centric books by Jack Kerouac, or Mark Twain, or Kent Haruf, or David Wroblewski -- if you cut off the last hundred pages of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, and forget that he set it in the Midwest.

And because we're not just a bunch of carpers, we'll be coming up with our own summer reading program. But in the meantime, you still have a book to choose for Denver.

Vote here...if you dare.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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