March 3: Colorado author discusses new novel set in 1960s Denver

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Join us March 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Tattered Cover on Colfax, when local author Cynthia Swanson will join “Colorado Matters” host Ryan Warner to talk about her debut novel, “The Bookseller,” on the day it arrives in bookstores.

In a haunting exploration of how past choices can define the present, “The Bookseller” tells the story of Kitty Miller, an unmarried bookshop owner in 1960s Denver who dreams of a better life, at the risk of surrendering her own reality. Reminiscent of the film “Sliding Doors,” this book asks the tantalizing question, “What if?”

A Denverite herself, Swanson weaves imagery of the city’s neighborhoods and history throughout the novel, from Old South Pearl Street shops to Wash Park bungalows to the Saucy Noodle restaurant.

The event is free to attend. Seating is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you can’t attend, listen to the interview on CPR News the week of March 9.

This event is part of our monthly series, “Colorado Matters at the Tattered,” which features interviews with Colorado authors and authors who write about Western issues.

Listen to past interviews, including the most recent February event with Paralympic snowboarder and “Dancing With the Stars” finalist Amy Purdy. Stay tuned for information on the April event.