Monday, August 17th, 2020
6:30 PM MST on Zoom
Makenna Goodman - The Shame
Join Marias Bookshop as we host a conversation between Julie Buntin (Author of "Marlena") and former Durango local Makenna Goodman about her debut novel, "The Shame"
What if you could change your life? Would you do it? How would you do it?
Alma and her family live close to the land: they raise chickens and sheep, they make maple syrup. Every day Alma's husband leaves for his job at a nearby college while she stays home with their young children, cleans, searches for secondhand goods online, and reads books by the women writers she adores. Then, one night, she abruptly leaves it all behind--speeding through the darkness, away from their Vermont homestead, bound for New York.
In a series of flashbacks, Alma reveals the circumstances and choices that led to this moment. The joys and claustrophobia of their remote life through the passing of each season. Her fears and uncertainties about motherhood. The painfully awkward faculty dinners. Her feelings of loneliness and failure. And her growing fascination with Celeste: the mysterious ceramicist and self-loving doppelg nger whose story begins as inspiration for Alma before turning into a powerful obsession.
A fable both blistering and surreal, The Shame is a propulsive, funny, and thought-provoking debut about a woman in isolation, whose mind--fueled by capitalism, motherhood, and the search for meaningful art--attempts to betray her.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
6:30 pm on Zoom
Scott Graham - Mesa Verde Victim
Scott will be signing books from noon - 2 p.m. out in front of the shop!
Hounded by false accusations of murder, archaeologist Chuck Bender and his family risk their lives to track down an unknown killer on the loose in a rugged canyon on the remote western edge of Mesa Verde National Park, where ancient stone villages and secret burial sites, abandoned centuries ago by the Ancestral Puebloan people, harbor artifacts so rare and precious they're worth killing over.
Thursday, May 28th, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Check out the conversation HERE!
JP Gritton - Wyoming
"It’s 1988 and Shelley Cooper is in trouble. He’s broke, he’s been fired from his construction job, and his ex-wife has left him for their next door neighbor and a new life in Kansas City. The only opportunity on his horizon is fifty pounds of his brother’s high-grade marijuana, which needs to be driven from Colorado to Houston and exchanged for a lockbox full of cash. JP Gritton’s portrait of a hapless aspirant at odds with himself and everyone around him is both tender and ruthless, and Wyoming considers the possibility of redemption in a world that grants forgiveness grudgingly, if at all."
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Watch the conversation Here!
John Peel - Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado, 5th Edition
John will present this latest edition of his hiking guide (which includes 12 new hikes!), sharing how it came to be, tips and timely trail info, as well as some photos and maps from a couple of favorites in the book.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-hiking-trails-of-southwestern-colorado-with-john-peel-tickets-107732697398