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$13.99
ISBN-13: 9780316159418
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books, 10/2004

RECOMMENDED BY MICAELA

Compelling account of one family’s life in Kabul shortly after the September 11 attacks. The Norwegian author and journalist wore a burka, and lived with the Khan family – one husband, the patriarch who is a bookseller, his two wives, and several other in-laws in a four room apartment for three months. She focuses on the conditions and daily experiences of the Afghan women under male domination. Her prose is flawless and the descriptions of her surroundings are beautiful and terrible. Several years after the publication of the book in 2003, Seierstad was charged with defamation by the bookseller who went on to write his own account. Seierstad has published two other books.


$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780143111979
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books, 5/2007

RECOMMENDED BY BILLY HANDMAKER HEAD OF BOSQUE SCHOOL

In this captivating book, Philbrick challenges readers by offering a new version of the story of the Pilgrims, the voyage of the Mayflower, and the settling of New England. Read this exciting tale, and you will never view Thanksgiving in the same way.


$23.00
ISBN-13: 9780316373722
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 4/2014

RECOMMENDED BY JOE

Our constitution has only been amended eighteen ties in more than 200 years. Steves, the retired supreme court justice, argues that it's time for six more--including gun control and the death penalty. Campaign finance change would be wonderful, but you and both know that's never going to happen. The other three amendments he purposes, while interesting, won't get much interest or attention except for political wonks.


$18.00
ISBN-13: 9780316254779
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poppy, 4/2014

RECOMMENDED BY CONNIE

The Geography of You and Me is like a melodic love song that you might hear when you are in love and say! "Exactly!" Or you might hear from a different state of the heart and say, "I remember that."

Smith celebrates the joy of a first love but doesn't forget the gentle reminder that love and romance aren't generational. Even though "Geography" could be wrapped up in a red Valentine heart, it's like a comfy box of chocolate, a treat any time of the year!


$40.00
ISBN-13: 9781416547860
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster, 11/2013

COMMUNITY REVIEW
RECOMMENDED BY BILLY HANDMAKER
HEAD OF BOSQUE SCHOOL

In a captivating and moving manner, this newest book by Goodwin tells the story of the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the reporters at the turn of the century known as the "muckrakers."  The sections in the book on the breakdown of the friendship between the two presidents will sadden any reader; in addition, the historic parallels between the Progressive Era and today's time period will quickly become apparent to even the most casual student of history. This is excellent historical writing.


Fup (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9781597141581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heyday Books, 10/2011

RECOMMENDED BY JOE

Think Tom Robbins meets Richard Brautigan meets Kurt Vonnegut. Grandad and Tiny love the solitary life they lead, and Fup is a wonderful guard duck, protecting all from the wild boar "Ol Locksaw." The end is the most beautiful description of death I've ever read.


The Troop (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781476717715
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books, 1/2014

RECOMMENDED BY RUSSELL

Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for one of your favorite thriller writers. Who is it??
This book is creepy, creepy, creepy! Friends call me names in the middle of the night for giving them such a terrifying story that they cannot put down!


$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143121558
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books, 10/2013

RECOMMENDED BY ELAINE

Reason to read: Translated from French, so funny in a very French way.

Right away we are pulled into the marriage of the main character, whose husband leaves her with his manicurist to live in Kenya and raise crocodiles. She has a totally self centered sister and a horrible teenage daughter. She is a writer and 12th century scholar. Her sister devises a scheme for her to write a book giving the credit to the sister. As she needs money, she agrees. We can only cheer for her as she rises above the mayhem and finds herself in the process. Very fun read.


$26.99
ISBN-13: 9781439177723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books, 5/2014

RECOMMENDED BY AMANDA

This book is a spider-web-of-a-story, and a perfect blend of espionage and forensics. It is a long, satisfying read with a surprising twist that will leave you scratching your head. The descriptions are stark and cutting and dark and fitting. It’s a must read.


$38.88
ISBN-13: 9780007378012
Availability: Special Order – Price & Availability May Change
Published: Fourth Estate (GB), 1/2011

RECOMMENDED BY JANICE

This uplifting story is a great reminder that a life without limits is possible. You will not be able to put this book down. Spell binding and life altering, a beautiful story of forgiveness, redemption and what is possible for the human spirit. I highly recommend this book!


$39.50
ISBN-13: 9780691139456
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press, 6/2013

RECOMMENDED BY CHRISTOPHER

Calvino’s letters are as deep and thoughtful as his lectures, essays, and stories.


$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781400065752
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House, 1/2014

RECOMMENDED BY ELAINE

Rebecca Winter is now an older woman and discovering many of the stable things in her life are gone. No more marriage, money, fame, or home, so now what. As she makes her way through new beginnings, Anna Quindlen nails it in her description of how that feels. This is just a nice story, and charming in both the tentativeness and resolution.


Mister Pip (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780385341073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback, 5/2008

RECOMMENDED BY RUSSELL

Book clubs claim that this novel generates more solid discussion than any other title they’ve read. Gritty, fresh and offering a fabulous South Pacific locale.





BOOKWORKS is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, in Albuquerque's North Valley, north of Griegos, in the Shops on Rio Grande, next door to Flying Star.

HOURS: M-Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 9am-7pm

CONTACT: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 or 505-344-8139. Staff directory

HOMETOWN AUTHOR LAUNCHES DEBUT NOVEL

July 22, 7pm: Albuquerque native Mira Jacob launches her debut novel, A Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, at Bookworks. Prior to the reading, the Albuquerque Academy Alumni Association will host a reception for Ms. Jacob next door at Flying Star. Come join us for the homecoming of this local literary talent!

ALBUQUERQUE ACADEMY READING LIST
Bookworks is happy to order any books from the Albuquerque Academy summer reading list for students. Our orders are typically processed within 3 business days. Check out the guide on the Academy website and come by or call us to order your titles: 505-344-8139.

DOUBLE YA AUTHOR EVENT

AUGUST 1:Young adult authors Kimberley Griffiths Little and Nikki Loftin present new fiction at Bookworks appropriate for middle- and high-school readers. More info: kids@bkwrks.com.

MENAUL SCHOOL SUMMER READING
Bookworks can order your books from the Menaul School summer reading list for students. Visit this link to order, or come by or call us to help.

ABQ ACADEMY ALUM PUBLISHES NEW NOVEL

August 5, 7pm: Livia Blackburne debuts her new YA fantasy novel, The Midnight Thief at Bookworks.

WHERE'S WALDO--IN ALBUQUERQUE!

July 1: Join Contessa Connie for the 2014 rendition of Where's Waldo in Albuquerque! Come by Bookworks to pick up your passport and rules for finding Waldo around town at local businesses.

WISECRAFTING

August 15, 7pm: Author and crafter Blair Stocker talks about her fun DIY book, Wisecraft, at Bookworks. The evening will include a crafting demo.

KEVIN FEDARKO SPEAKS AT THE RIO GRANDE NATURE CENTER

Outside Magazine writer Kevin Fedarko talks about the world's fastest boat race down the Grand Canyon at an event sponsored by the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center and the Adobe Whitewater Rafting Club. The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park will be open after hours for attendees and watermelon and entertainment will be provided. A minimal parking fee applies.

SIDES PRESENTS NEW HISTORY

August 23, 3pm: New Mexico author Hampton Sides presents a new history--this time about the Arctic--In the Kingdom of Ice at Bookworks.

FRIENDS CELEBRATE MAX EVANS

August 30, 3pm: Writers recollect their days with author Max Evans and celebrate his birthday and a new book about his life at Bookworks.

BRUNCH WITH DEBORAH MADISON AT SLATE STREET

September 6, 11am: New Mexico cookbook author and chef Deborah Madison will join fans for brunch and a talk about the recipes in her books Vegetable Literacy and the New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Attendees have their choice of the two books, along with a brunch of Deborah Madison recipes served up by Slate Street Cafe. Event takes place in the wine loft at Slate Street Cafe, 515 Slate Ave NW.




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Mira Jacob, July 22, 7pm
A Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

Anne Hillerman, July 24, 7pm
Spider Woman's Daughter

Nell Bernstein, July 28, 7pm
Burning Down the House, on prison reform

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, July 29, 6pm
[Un]framing the "Bad Woman"

Jo-Ann Mapson, July 31, 7pm
Owen's Daughter, a novel

Kimberley Griffiths-Little, Aug 2, 10:30
The Time of Butterflies, YA fiction

Nikki Loftin, August 2, 10:30 am
Nightingale's Nest, new YA fiction

Livia Blackburne, August 5, 7pm
Midnight Thief, new YA fantasy

Ryan Winfield, August 9, 3:30pm
Romance Panel with Land of Enchantment
Romance Writers of America

Margaret Randall, August 10, 3pm
About Charlie Lindbergh & Other Poems

Carolyn Meyer, August 11, 7pm
Victoria Rebels, historical YA fiction

Lois Rudnick, August 12, 7pm
Intimate Memories, on Mabel Dodge

Benjamin Radford, August 14, 7pm
Mysterious New Mexico

Blair Stocker, August 15, 7pm
Wisecraft, DIY crafting

John Nichols, August 16, 3pm
American Blood & An Elegy for September

Zora O'Neill, August 17, 3pm
Moon's Guide to New Mexico

Susan Slater, August 18, 7pm
Rollover, a new Poisoned Pen mystery

Kevin Fedarko, August 19 & 20, 7pm
The Emerald Mile, the fastest boat race
Rio Grande Nature Center
2901 Candelaria NW

Sherri Burr, August 27, 7pm
A Short and Happy Guide to Financial Planning

Hampton Sides, August 28, 7pm
Kingdom of Ice

Max Evans, August 30, 3pm
Max Evans & a Few Friends, a 90th-birthday-book-bash

Bill Nevins, September 2, 7pm
Heartbreak Ridge, new poems


Deborah Madison, Sept. 6, 11am
Brunch at Slate Street Cafe
515 Slate Ave NW
meal & book included
SINGLE TICKET $75
COUPLE'S TICKET $110

Lisa Lenard-Cook, Sept. 7, 3pm
Dissonance, a novel of war & music

Mark Tatulli, Sept. 17, 7pm
Desmond Puckett and Lio cartoonist