Library corner: Read the Rockies
June 1, 2017
This year's adult summer reading program asks readers to choose a book set in the Rocky Mountains, fiction or nonfiction.
Up for a wild, dystopian journey? "The Dog Stars," by Peter Heller, features a post-apocalyptic version of Colorado and some memorable characters. The writing can be challenging, but Heller's unflinching look at survival, grief, and philosophy make for a great novel.
"Prayers for Sale," by Sandra Dallas, also takes place in the harsh Colorado landscape. Set in the throes of the Depression, two women forge an unlikely friendship, stitching together stories and secrets as well as quilts.
If you are in the mood for a tasty summer mystery, try Diane Mott Davidson's "Sweet Revenge." Goldy Schultz is catering a holiday breakfast for the library when she is drawn into the dark and mysterious world of high-end map dealing and rare book theft. Davidson's mysteries include recipes as well as the fictional Colorado town of Aspen Meadows.