Our new “Sunday Gal” is Nancy Kienapfel. Nancy moved to Ouray in 1996 with her husband Bruce. She spent the next 14 years as counselor at Ouray School. She then spent and additional 8 years as an Emergency Crisis Clinician for the Center for Mental Health. Nancy has a BSN in nursing from the University of Iowa and an MS in counseling from the University of Wyoming. She has two adult daughters and four delightful grandchildren. Her passions are hiking, reading, traveling and Mahjongg.
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. Traveling through the dizzying expanse of geologic time―from prehistoric art in Norwegian sea caves, to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come―Underland takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the life of Addie LaRue, and an adventure that will play out across centuries and continents—until, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man who remembers her name.
1932. After the Great War took her brother and fiancé, Violet is doomed to spinsterhood. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother, so she moves Winchester. There, she is drawn into a society of broderers—women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, bringing comfort to worshippers.
In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives on Kauai to research a biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. There, Janey tracks down Irene Lindquist, whom she believes might be Mallory’s onetime flying partner.
In Germany during World War II, Liesel Meminger is a foster girl who scratches out an existence by stealing, when she encounters something she can’t resist: books.
This Tender Land follows an orphan’s adventure traveling down America’s great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair.
Lisa Wingate brings to life stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves searched for loved ones who had been sold away.
1946, Manhattan. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal, Grace Healey finds a suitcase filled a dozen photo- graphs—each of a different woman. She learns the suitcase belonged to Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war.
Setting out to learn the truth, Grace is drawn to Marie, whose mission reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal.
At the height of the Cold War, Irina, a young Russian-American secretary, is given the assignment of a lifetime. Her mission: to help smuggle Doctor Zhivago into the USSR, where it is banned, and enable Pasternak’s magnum opus to make its way into print around the world. Told with captivating historical detail, this is an unforgettable debut: a celebration of the powerful belief that a work of art can change the world.
Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo—until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they must leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey toward an uncertain future in Britain.