Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Upcoming Old Firehouse Books Events

So, now that the new store is up and running, we have a few events planned for May, including our open book group and a few signings.

On May 23rd we're hosting Laura Resau. Laura will be signing her book, Red Glass, which comes out in paperback the week prior to the signing. A summary of the book:

One night Sophie, her mother, and her stepfather are called to a hospital, where Pablo, a five-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Pablo was carrying the business card of Sophie's step-father - but he doesn't recognize the boy. Crossing the border into Arizona with seven other Mexicans and a coyote, or guide, Pablo and his parents faced such harsh conditions that the boy is the only survivor. Pablo comes to live with Sophie, her parents, and Sophie's aunt Dika, a refugee from the war in Bosnia. Sophie loves Pablo - her Principito, or Little Prince - but after a year, Sophie's parents are able to contact Pablo's extended family in Mexico, and Sophie, Dika, and Dika's new boyfriend and his son must travel with Pablo to his hometown so that he can make a heart-wrenching decision.

Sophie has always been afraid of everything - car wrecks, cancer, becoming an orphan herself. But traveling with Dika, Pablo, Mr. Lorenzo, and Angel - people who have suffered losses beyond Sophie's imagining - changes her perception of danger. Sophie feels a strong connection to Ángel, but she fears losing him almost as much as she enjoys their time together. When a tragic event forces Sophie to take a dangerous journey, she recognizes that life is beautiful even in the midst of death - and that love is worth the risk of losing.

Red Glass is also one of the Fort Collins Reads books, which is the program the city implores its residents to read and discuss, culminating in a discussion with the Fort Collins Reads authors.

Shortly after on May 26, we're having our first Brown Bag Lunch with author Lisa Jones, who will be discussing her book Broken. The lunch is exactly what it sounds like, so bring some food and we'll see you there!

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