Last-Minute Gift Recommendations

Review by Suzanne Macdonald

Various – January 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

(Hey, buy yourself a present, too!)

The Dog Who Rescues Cats — A true story and a must for ailurophiles.

Neither Wolf nor Dog — not about canines at all, but a good one on an encounter between white and native Americans.

Colorado Collage — the latest in the Junior League of Denver’s beautiful cookbook series.

I Spy Christmas — a search book, fun for children and adults together.

Old Mose — The story of the last grizzly bear in this area (well known to some of our old-timers).

Warning — A charming poster of the title poem from “When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple” (comes in a mailing tube).

In God’s Name — an award-winning children’s book with a beautiful message of tolerance.

Red Earth, White Lies — Vine Deloria takes on the scientific community’s version of North American pre-history.

Pay Dirt — the latest from Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown — the best cat mysteries around.

Where the Bodies Are — if you haven’t already, be sure to pick up a couple of copies of June Shaputis’s book on central Chaffee County burials — we’ll be losing her to Nevada.

High Tide in Tuscon — If you haven’t read Barbara Kingsolver yet, try this book of essays or any of her earlier novels. If you have, you know how good she is and you won’t want to miss this one.

The Shambala series of little $6 philosophy books make great stocking stuffers for the thinkers on your list.

Suzanne MacDonald is proprietor of Creekside Books in Buena Vista.