Weekends Booked | September

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Sweater weather is arriving, evenings are getting a little cooler, and off-season has us offloading any plans. A night in with a good book is in order and we have your upcoming weekends booked with these four picks.

The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah // It’s 1974 Alaska and a former Vietnam POW decides to move his family from the bright lights and big city to a homestead left to him by a war buddy. But life on the bush proves to be harsh and the realities of life seem impossible to run away from. Fantastic fiction from an award-winning author, with characters that linger with you long after the last page.

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens // A child of the marsh, Kya is left alone for days by her absent father and eventually lost to a traditional family setting. She grows up, even finding love amidst her own personal losses, but when murder comes to town the suspicion comes down on Kya. A stunning debut novel by author Owens, it is no surprise this is a popular book club pick.

Braving the Wilderness, by Brene Brown // Finding true belonging in order to find your own community is at the heart of this non-fiction book. Not only a good read for members of small communities (hello, Roaring Fork Valley) but organizations and work cultures, too. Author Brown offers fantastic wisdom with everything she touches.

The Salt Line, by Holly Goddard Jones // This dystopian novel takes us into the lives of people that live behind the salt line – a scorched portion of land that protects them from a deadly-tick virus. Only adrenaline junkies dare to go beyond the line, risking their lives in the process. A great book for weekend warriors stuck at home on a rainy/sleety/snowy weekend.