Each week, as part of SunLit — The Sun’s literary section — we feature staff picks from Colorado bookstores. This week, the staff at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins recommends Freshwater, Walkable City, and Black Company.
To Akwake Emeji
from the publisher: The acclaimed best-selling author’s stunning debut novel tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern for families in Southern Nigeria. Young Ada is troubled and prone to violent seizures.Born with “one leg on the other side of her”, she becomes a separate self within herself as she becomes an adult. begin to develop.
And when she travels to America to go to college, a traumatic event on campus crystallizes herself into something powerful and potentially dangerous, fading Ada into the background of her own mind. let me
From Heather in the Bookstore: ‘Freshwater’ is a book that challenges what we know and think about narration, perspective, characters and storytelling. This speculative fiction is based on Igbo legends and ontology and has many faces. At the center of it all is “Ada”, a god-filled human, also known as brothers and sisters, who negotiate past traumas and her/their divine truths in order to pursue a fluid reality. . Her life is shattered, condensed, shattered again. In order to put into words the greatness of this author, it is a work that I would like you to experience.
Walkable Cities: How Downtown Can Save America, Step by Step
To Jeff Speck
north point press
from the publisher: Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he boiled it down to his one key element. It’s walkability. Making downtown a walkable and viable community is an essential fix to the quintessential American city. It is highly achievable and its benefits are manifold. Full of keen observations and key insights into how urban change happens, “Walkable City” presents a practical, necessary and inspiring vision of how to make America’s cities great again. increase.
From Sterling, Bookstore: Speck’s walkability theory is condensed into one fascinating book. The book is thoroughly researched but not very detailed due to the occasional anecdote. This book presents a fascinating insight into how cities work and examines many aspects of what makes a good life for its citizens.From sustainability and community building to infrastructure and economics. It collects many of my favorite subjects, from start to finish.
To Glen Cook
from the publisher: Some feel that the Lady, who has just been resurrected as a slave for centuries, stands between humanity and evil. Some feel she is bad herself. The men in the throes of black corporations take their paychecks, do their thing, and bury their doubts in the dead. Until Prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn somewhere and personified goodness again, there must be a way for Black Corporation to find her…so she’s one of the best fantasy epics of our time Glen Her Cook’s Black Enterprise Chronicle begins.
Alison, from a bookbuyer: Cook was certainly the progenitor of both “Grimdark” fantasy and military fantasy for me, and rereading this first book in the Black Company series is still one of my absolute favorites. The stakes are staggering, and the scope somehow remains intimate.
Here are the book records for this week:
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As part of The Colorado Sun’s The Literature Section — SunLit — features staff selections from bookstores across the state. read more.