Susie's family moved six times before she was 10 years old. Luckily for her the last move was to Wheat Ridge, Colorado where they slowed down to let her and her older brother graduate from high school and college. Her next move was to Fort Collins, which has been home for thirty years, with some time outs to get a quick degree in Denver and spend a year with her husband Dick in Davos, Switzerland. She has been in the book business since 1983, first as a clerk and then starting and owning Book Racks in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Greeley. In 2001 she and Dick bought the Book Rack of Fort Collins from Maggie Hawk. Like so many people in the book business, her only regret is that working in the store doesn't leave enough time to read all the books she would like to be reading. The pick list is only a snapshot of favorites old and new. She would love to recommend even more books. And, especially, to listen to your favorites since many of these books were first recommended by customers.

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West By Dorothy Wickenden Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439176597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 24th, 2012

Ashfall By Mike Mullin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933718743
Availability: Not on our shelves; Available to order; Arrives in 5-7 business days
Published: Tanglewood - October 16th, 2012

Kitty and the Silver Bullet By Carrie Vaughn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446618755
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 1st, 2008

This is a series I would have passed up except that Carrie Vaughn came to the store for a signing, and it's always better if we have at least tried to read the book. The whole series just caught me from the first. Kitty does what a good fictional character should do-grow and get stronger as the books proceed. Kitty finds being a werewolf challenging enough, but starts to cope with the situation when she begins a call-in radio show for werewolfs, vampires and other outlandish creatures. On NPR of course. Kitty has taken four books to come out of the closet as a werewolf and develope the strength to stand on her own and even more, begin to reach out to others in need. In the first book she gets herself out of the abusive werewolf pack. In this last book, she saves the rest of the pack from the abusvie alpha's. Kitty also manages to start giving back to her mother and family in their time of need. And she comes to understand her lover and what she can give to him as well as the strength he gives her. This is most certainly not a romance, but a book that shows how strong people (or werewolves) develope.

The Lost King of France: How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette By Deborah Cadbury Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312320294
Availability: Not on our shelves; Available to order; Arrives in 5-7 business days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 23rd, 2003