Archive for August, 2011

Author, Rick Craig, will be discussing and signing his new murder mystery, The Last Mountains at Dark Horse Books on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  In The Last Mountains, a Park Service climbing ranger finds the body of a fallen climber on the Grand Teton.  As evidence grows that the climber was murdered, ranger, Tom Hadley finds his family in danger as his son may be the only person able to identify the killer.

Reviews of The Last Mountain

“Climb The Last Mountains. Rick Craig knows the Tetons like most people know their driveways, and in this gripping tale, that’s the battleground for a family in trouble—both from within and without.”

—Neil McMahon, author of Lone Creek and Dead Silver

“A high-altitude thriller with more plot twists than a prussik knot. The Last Mountains is smart, funny, crisp, and compelling. Rick Craig is a terrific new writer!”

—Fred Haefele, author of Rebuilding the Indian

“While Rick Craig’s The Last Mountains is true to mountaineering technique and captures the feeling of the hills with accuracy and intimacy, its real power is the compelling story that I could not put down.”

—Phil Powers, author of Wilderness Mountaineering, long-time climber and owner of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides

“A beautifully crafted tale about real climbers in real-life situations. The Last Mountains is a story told by a master who knows the mountains, knows what mountaineering is all about, and, better yet, fully understands the human landscape—it’s highs, lows, summits, and abysses.”

—Cameron M. Burns, author of Climbing California’s Fourteeners



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The second big news is the debut of the Dark Horse Books online retail store. In partnership with the book wholesaler, Baker and Taylor, Dark Horse Books is now able to offer millions of books for purchase through its new website. Furthermore, these books will have some amazing discounts. Unlike other online bookstores, the Dark Horse Books online bookstore is shopping local and it will support the local economy. You can now purchase books online from Dark Horse Books and have the books delivered to your mailbox or you can shop at our downtown Driggs location.  Also it is now possible to buy ebooks from Dark Horse Books. There are many titles available in digital format at the new Dark Horse Books website.   Please hit the url below and check it out.





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This is an exciting week at Dark Horse Books. On Wednesday evening, August 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., Alexandra Fuller will be discussing and signing her latest book Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. Ms. Fuller’s talent is already well-known to our community. But the pre-publication buzz regarding Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness has reached a deafening crescendo. From NPR to the Washington Post to The Guardian, the praise has been universal for this account of the life of Nicola Fuller, the mother of Alexandra. The depth and breadth of the talent in our area is inspiring.  It should be a wonderful evening with Alexandra Fuller and, hopefully, many will be able to attend.


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August Events

August Events at Dark Horse Books

It has been a beautiful summer. Hopefully, everyone is enjoying the outdoors. As chauvinistic it may sound, there is no place lovelier than Teton Valley in the summer. While the rest of the northern hemisphere swelter in hundred plus degrees, we have perfect temperatures and pleasant breezes in which to enjoy the majestic views.

There are plenty of fun activities scheduled for the month of August at Dark Horse Books. Hopefully, you can come to a few.

 On Friday, August 5, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Dark Horse Books will be hosting Kate Yaskot and her jewelry designs during the First Friday Art Walk.

The Dark Horse Books Writing Group will be meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. The group meeting will be focus on writing action scenes.

At the Wednesday Night Social Hour on August 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., Idaho Falls author, Debu Majumdar will be discussing his children’s book, Viku and the Elephant. This story about the friendship between a boy and an elephant has been highly praised by educators, parents and children.  Debu Majumdar has also written the highly praised From the Ganges to the Snake River: An East Indian in the American West, a series of essays about his life in Eastern Idaho. Both books will be available for purchase and signing on Wednesday evening.

The following Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., local author, Thomas L. Walsh will read from his work in progress, a novel set in Ireland. Tom’s prior non-fiction book, Damnyankee is a perennial bestseller at the bookstore. The witty Mr. Walsh will no doubt provide some invaluable insight on Ireland, writing, and the general state of the world.

On Wednesday, August 24,  2011 at  7:00 p.m., best selling author, Alexandra Fuller, of Wilson, Wyoming will be signing her latest books, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. This book is an expansion of the story of her family begun in her book, Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight. In the Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Ms. Fuller focused on the life story of her mother, Nicola. This is the fourth book by this award-winning author.

The talent from this area is extraordinary. Hopefully, you can attend these evenings. If not, you can still order copies of the books.

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