Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Jeanine Cummins was supposed to be at the Tattered Cover February 2....
Jeanine Cummins was supposed to be at the Tattered Cover February 2.... Joe Kennedy
The literary highlights shine through the mist of a late January winter as the first month of 2020 draws to a close. Wandering is the focus this week, from the aisles of an antique mall to immigration for both political and medical reasons. Here are the five best ways that readers can take off to parts unknown this week — without leaving their favorite bookstores.

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McFarland Books
Tracy Ferrell, Migrating for Medical Marijuana
Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder

Colorado has seen a population boom reminiscent of the state’s gold and silver rush days. But instead of mining claims, it’s the sudden availability — and usefulness — of marijuana drawing people in. Author Tracy Ferrell comes to the Boulder Book Store to discuss this phenomenon in her book Migrating for Medical Marijuana: Pioneers in a New Frontier of Treatment, which includes accounts from doctors and patients about pot, healing, and the social and medical revolution of the two coming together. Tickets are $5 and are good for a $5 discount off the purchase of this book or any other on the day of the event.

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Simon & Schuster
Luke Geddes, Heart of Junk
Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

We interviewed author Luke Geddes about his hilarious debut novel, Heart of Junk, just last week; now’s your chance to meet the author and hear him read and discuss his book, his work, and (if you ask nicely) his various collections. If you’ve ever enjoyed the thrill of the hunt for an object that others might find useless, this is the book for you — and you’re in good company. Geddes appears at the Tattered Cover Aspen Grove in conversation with Adam Vitcavage of the Debutiful podcast.

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Teague Bohlen is a writer, novelist and professor at the University of Colorado Denver. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction in 2007; his textbook The Snarktastic Guide to College Success came out in 2014. His new collection of flash fiction, Flatland, is available now.
Contact: Teague Bohlen