Amy, a native Coloradoan, has had a number of careers including Home Economics teacher, stay-at-home mother, greeting card designer, and now bookshop owner. Although she loved her almost 30 years living in Nebraska, she is very happy to be home in her beloved Ouray. Twins Charlie and Olivia are her children. Charlie lives with her and Brian, and Olivia is a journalist in San Francisco. Amy’s greeting cards can be found in the bookshop.
In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, bored by society luncheons and the effete men who courted them, left their families in New York to teach school in the wilds of northwestern Colorado. They lived with a family of homesteaders in the Elkhead Mountains and rode to school on horseback, often in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied in tattered clothes. The young cattle rancher who had lured them west had promised them the adventure of a lifetime. He hadn’t let on that they would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals….
A novel set in 1953 Tehran, against the backdrop of the Iranian Coup, about a young couple in love who are separated on the eve of their marriage, and who are reunited sixty years later, after having moved on to live independent lives in America, to discover the truth about what happened on that fateful day in the town square.
First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. This 2014 release celebrated the 75th anniversary.
A powerfully written novel, Mornings in Jenin tells of the Abulhega family, who is forced from the ancient village of Ein Hod into a refugee camp by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948. This novel was published, in a different form, by Journey Publications in 2006, under the title The Scar of David. The text has been revised and edited.
1970: When young widow Carly Sears learns that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she follows the extraordinary advice of her brother-in-law to save her baby, pushing the boundaries of faith and science.
This is the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.
This historical fiction follows a teenage girl who produced indigo dye which became one of the largest exports out of South Carolina, laying the foundation for the wealth of several Southern families who still live today.
Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he moves his wife and daughter north to live off the grid. In Alaska, the Allbrights find a community of strong men and women. But as winter approaches, Ernt’s mental state deteriorates. And in their cabin, covered in snow and 18 hours of night, Leni and her mother learn they are on their own.
Returning to her small Colorado hometown to find her old high school flame newly single and a new gas field threatening her family's cattle ranch, eco-activist Addie Decker ignites an armed conflict revealing cold truths about love and family, forgiveness and self-discovery.
“The history of the land and the people who populate it are interwoven into the very fabric of a plot that could grace the headlines…” –Durango Herald
Wynn and Jack have been best friends since college, bonded by their love of mountains, books, and fishing. They decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds urgency to the journey.
One night, with the fire advancing, they hear a man and woman arguing; the next day, a man appears, paddling alone. Is this the same man they heard? And if he is, where is the woman?
On a dark midwinter’s night in an inn on the river
Thames, a stranger carries in the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later the girl stirs, and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Magic? As the days pass the child remains mute, unable to answer questions. And three families are keen to claim her.
This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as the mother faces an advanced form of pancreatic cancer. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life.