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June 14, 2021
Welcome to this week's Rendezvous With A Writer OutWest featured book round-up. Find these books, and many more like them, on our separate book website Bookshop.org/shop/OutWestShop.com.
We've curated book lists representing the complicated, compelling, and engaging culture, history and diversity of the American West. This week's featured book selections were posted on our OutWest Shop Facebook posts June 13 - June 19. Featured titles include books about New Mexico just in time for National New Mexico Day, National Nature Photography Day, and Writer's Block featured author Victor Hess, Juneteenth and.... MORE!
JUNE 17...ARE YOU READY TO HEAD OUT to a garage sale, estate sale, flea market, or swap meet? We’ve been inside for so long! It’s time to freshen up our homes; rearrange the furniture, paint a wall, or rediscover treasures in the cupboard and highlight them again.
Find guidance and inspiration in MODERN AMERICANA. The chapters in designer Max Humphrey’s new book are arranged by design element and cleverly titled: “Brick and Mortar” (tile), “Into the Woods (shiplap, beadboard, etc.), “Sitting, Snoozing, Standing Around” (furniture), and many more.
His rooms combine vintage with modern; some incorporate Western features such as bandannas and Pendleton blankets. The rooms look so comfortable and lived in that I could imagine myself at home on many pages - hopping into a window seat, curling up on a sofa, or investigating a collection.
I believe style is about knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. - Max Humphrey
---Post by Book Guide WENDY
JUNE 17, 2021 THE WRITER'S BLOCK RADIO SHOW
SHOW #311 A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR HESS
Join hosts Jim Christina, Russ Avison, Richard Paolinelli and OutWest's Bobbi Jean Bell for a conversation with author VICTOR HOLMES. We chat about his writing process and his book THE CLOCK TOWER TREASURE.
The 1950’s was a time of new homes, television, astronauts, new cars, and rock and roll. It was also a time of nuclear threats and deadly polio. Out of this challenging decade comes the enchanting story of a ten-year-old boy from the Midwest showing a small town the meaning of toughness and tenacity.
The Shawnee Indian treasure was a myth, they said. Nowhere to be found, except in the legends and tall tales of the region. Despite his polio, despite his poverty, despite his fractured family, Jesse Hall believes the stories and discovers irresistible clues in the courthouse clock tower.
With each twist and turn, Jesse learns to overcome all that life can throw at him. He leads his Boy Scout pal, his nineteen-year-old nurse, and the local county historian in a quest for the mythical treasure – a hunt that yields a most unexpected discovery.
The Writer's Block Radio Show airs on LA Talk Radio. Airs live every Thursday on LA Talk Radio: 6pm (PST), 7pm (MT), 8pm (CST), 9pm (EST).
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JUNE 17 SADDLE UP AMERICA
GUEST GINGER GAFFNEY
AUTHOR OF "HALF BROKE: A MEMOIR"
An alternative prison ranch in New Mexico conducts a daring experiment: setting the troubled residents out to retrain an aggressive herd of horses. The horses and prisoners both arrive at the ranch broken in one way or many— the horses often abandoned and suspicious, the residents, some battling drug and alcohol addiction, emotionally, physically, and financially shattered. GINGER GAFFNEY’s job is to retrain the untrainable. With time, the horses and residents form a profound bond, and teach each other patience, control, and trust.
Airs live every Thursday on Equestrian Legacy Radio 10:00am (PST), 11:00am (MT), 12:00pm (CST), 1:00pm (EST).
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1. Click above link for podcast (March 26, 2020 Rebroadcast)
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Lake Tahoe - Courtesy of In The Lens Photography
JUNE 14...THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT - NEW MEXICO - IS ALSO A LAND OF MYSTERY! In honor of NATIONAL NEW MEXICO DAY I've selected four titles by terrific and engaging authors set in New Mexico, one is non-fiction and the other three are first rate mysteries.
Who are we to be your guides? We are two sisters who grew up in a family that valued reading and encouraged an interest in history and the arts. Wendy spent her career with books. She worked as a children's librarian and as the buyer and manager of the children's department of an independent bookstore. A college major in literature introduced her to the classics of the American West.
Bobbi Jean and her husband, Jim, own OutWest Shop. She was the manager and buyer for a museum store before they started their own business. Bobbi Jean co-hosts The Writer's Block on LA Talk Radio, where she interviews authors of all types. The three other radio shows she hosts involve Western music and horses. Find podcasts of all her shows at OutWest Live!
We love sharing our book knowledge. You are not limited to the titles you find on our lists, though. Use the search box to rustle up any books that you want, and put them in your OutWest Book Shop cart!
Remember, it's always a Great Day OutWest!
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