New Novel By Local Author
Local author Kristina Caffrey will bring her new novel The Carriers to the store on Sunday, October 20th at 3:00pm.
About the book: A woman walks into a coffee shop… No, it is not the start of a joke, but the start of The Carriers, a novel that will take the reader deep into the hearts and minds of Hadley, Parker, and Jason. These three people stand as the points of a fascinating love triangle formed of brotherhood, friendship, romance, marriage, and unrequited love. The woman walks into the coffee shop to meet a childhood acquaintance who needs a stem cell transplant from the biological brother he never knew he had. Through a narrative that shifts across timelines, the reader discovers what brought these three people together and what might still tear them apart. The Carriers will please readers looking for emotional or cerebral stimulation. It takes a microscope to the inner world of its characters as they navigate circumstances of the highest stakes. The landscape ranges from the clear blue skies of New Mexico to the sweaty streets of New York City. The reader may love the characters or hate them, but no one will be left untouched by the end.
Kristina grew up in Albuquerque, where she works as an attorney. Outside of work, she stays busy with creative writing, community theater productions, playing the cello, and serving local environmental organizations. She loves the Beatles and was a three-day Jeopardy! champion in 2008.
2019 JCC Book Fest
In partnership with the Jewish Community Center, Page 1 is proud to celebrate the 2019 JCC Book Fest! Six Jewish authors from across the country have been invited to Albuquerque to speak on their works, chosen by the 2019-20 Jewish Book Council out of a pool of 270 for their "outstanding speaking ability and the diverse richness of topics their books represent." These events will be hosted by the JCC from October 20th through the 29th. Please visit the JCC's website for more information on tickets and locations.
As an official bookselling partner, Page 1 will feature the authors' books (except for one, which will release in November) at the front of the store, along with bookmarks and brochures from the JCC. Be sure to check it all out!
Famous Father Girl
The oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, the illustrious composer/conductor, offers an intimate look at her father in this beautifully written memoir. Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her complex family's world.
Event date: Sunday, October 20th @ 3:00pm
The Girl from Berlin
This page-turner is set mainly in Nazi-era Berlin and Mussolini's Italy. In contemporary times, a powerful corporation tries to evict an elderly woman from her Tuscan villa and the only clue is a handwritten manuscript in German, which eventually unearths long-buried secrets.
Winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award
Event date: Tuesday, October 22nd @ 7:00pm
Meal and a Spiel
Elana Horwich has been described as Amy Schumer meets the Dalai Lama meets Julia Child. A world-traveling, self-taught chef, with a master's degree in Jewish Italian history, Elana infuses her cookbook with recipes, inspiration, lessons, and gorgeous pictures of delectable Italian cuisine.
Event date: Wednesday, October 23rd @ 11:30am
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The Color of Love
Marra B. Gad
This independent film/television producer writes an unforgettable memoir about being an adopted mixed-race Jewish woman. Gad's story is about what we inherit from our family — identity, ethnicity, conflict, and, most powerfully, love.
Event date: Sunday, October 27th @ 3:00pm
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was a Nobel laureate, activist, adviser to world leaders, and author of more than 40 books. But he always said, "I am a teacher first." Burger, his student, gives us a front-row seat to Wiesel's remarkable exchanges in the classroom and out — a primer on educating against indifference and the urgency of memory and individual responsibility.
Event date: Monday, October 28th @ 7:00pm
Feast Your Eyes
Feast Your Eyes is the first novel in a decade from Myla Goldberg, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. It is a compelling story of a female photographer grappling with artistic ambition — possibly at the expense of her daughter's innocence — in 1950s Brooklyn. The book's unique combination of voices presents an astounding portrait of an obsessive, renegade artist dedicated to a vision of beauty, truth, and authenticity.
Event date: Tuesday, October 29th @ 7:00pm
New History Book from Local Author
Local author Cynthia Grady will bring her new history book Write to Me to the store on Sunday, October 27th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.
Cynthia Grady is a former middle-school librarian and the author of Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song and I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery. She holds master's degrees in children's literature, library studies, and classics/philosophy/liberal studies. Cynthia lives in New Mexico with her partner and two house rabbits.
New Santa Fe Guide from Local Author
Local author Jeff Berg will bring his new book 100 Things to Do in Santa Fe Before You Die to the store on Sunday, November 3rd at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: First inhabited by Pueblo people as early as 1050, Santa Fe has been delighting residents and visitors with its one-of-a-kind environment for nearly a thousand years. With so much natural wonder to explore and a burgeoning arts scene, “The City Different” has become a top travel destination. 100 Things To Do in Santa Fe Before You Die provides an insider’s eye for the main attractions and the sights you might otherwise miss in New Mexico’s capital city. Find the best museums among the city’s many offerings, like the New Mexico History Museum covering everything from folk art to bugs, or browse a few of the hundreds of art galleries. Learn about the Oldest House in the USA and the best way to experience Santa Fe’s many festivals such as Las Posadas. Like farmer’s markets? Santa Fe’s own amazing Farmer’s Market boasts a year-round bounty of plants, art, produce, and even composting worms. Movie buffs love Santa Fe for its studios and independent movie houses, including the Jean Cocteau Cinema, owned by author George R.R. Martin. Whatever your passion, local author and film historian Jeff Berg will help you discover it in Santa Fe with his twenty-five years of experience living and writing in New Mexico. With his hints and tips for visitors, would-be residents, and locals alike, you’ll find boundless information about this beautiful city in the Sangre de Cristo foothills.
Jeff Berg is a freelance writer and film historian based in Santa Fe. His previous careers include newspapers, the US Postal Service, and smashing Imperialism. He has lived in Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Colorado, and California, after fleeing his home state of Illinois at a young age. Currently, he works for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter as an adoptions counselor and assists in their foster program.
History Guidebook from Local Author
Local author Roger M. Zimmerman will bring his new book A History Lover's Guide to Albuquerque to the store on Sunday, November 10th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: This tour of New Mexico's largest city goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through an area rich with diverse cultures and a fascinating past. The journey through time starts with the settlement of Native Americans in pueblos along the Rio Grande and then initiatives by Spain to settle and convert the region. Visit Old Town Plaza, where trade from the El Camino Real and Santa Fe Trails flourished. Look around lesser known sites, including railroad depot facilities, major military landmarks, and nostalgic Route 66. Author and local history lover Robert M. Zimmerman has carefully curated the guide's expedition through Albuquerque's history and its most beloved sites.
Roger M. Zimmerman was born east of Gallup in Rehoboth Mission, New Mexico. He earned bachelors, masters, and PhD. degrees at the University of Colorado. He's taught at both the University of Colorado and New Mexico State University, and he worked at Sandia National Laboratories. He's a member of the Albuquerque Historical Society, and became its president in 2013. He has also written Kitchen's Opera House, Gallup, New Mexico, and he's one of eleven trained guides who gives free downtown walking tours of Albuquerque.
New Fantasy Novel from Local Author
Local scifi/fantasy author Walter Jon Williams will bring his new book Quillifer the Knight (sequel to Quillifer) on Saturday, November 16 at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: Rogue. Joker. Lover. Reluctant solider. Quillifer is back in court after two years away and finds that the small castle and domain that came with his knighthood require much reformation. To complicate matters further, Quillifer is outed as Princess Floria’s lover, and those who once despised him now seek his favor. Of course, Queen Berlauda will attempt to reconquer the country with the power of her husband’s armies. At the very least, there will be a long, long war. But Quillifer is prepared to fight.
Walter Jon Williams is a New York Times and London's Times bestselling author for historical, fantasy, and scifi novels and collections, as well as film, TV, comics, and gaming. He's won two Nebulas, in 2005 and 2011. He's known for his book Hardwired, his work for George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards project, and the video game Spore, among many others.
New Dog-Lovers Book from Local Author
Local author RJ the Story Guy (aka RJ Mirabal) will bring his new book Trixie Finds Her People to the store on Saturday, November 23rd at 4:00pm.
From the author: RJ the Story Guy tells the story of Trixie the Brown Dog. This mama dog is rescued from a situation where she and her puppies were part of a hoard of 23 dogs. Soon, her puppies were adopted, and she joins a girl and her grandparents as her new family.
At first, everything is new: living indoors in her new home, learning to potty outdoors, getting the occasional bath (not fun!), and being locked in the laundry room at night (really not fun!). Soon Trixie and her people's lives turn into a series of wonderful, humorous and sometimes scary adventures.
In addition to her real life, Trixie embarks on three fantasy adventures while she sleeps. In the end it's all about the bond of love between a rescue dog and her true forever family.
RJ Mirabal has lived in the Middle Rio Grande Valley for most of his life. He won awards for his excellence in teaching, and now spends his retired life pursuing writing, music, and volunteer work. He has written three other books, including the Rio Grande Parallax series. His book Zero Visibility Possible was a finalist in the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.
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