Three Poetry and Book Events (Bonus: One Is About Pie!) for the Week of August 18-24

Categories: Literature

Pie baker Teeny Lamothe talks crust and filling Friday at the Tattered Cover Colfax.
Books can unfold great adventures or embrace an experience that's as easy as pie. This week's picks explore both roads; take a last summer vacation with these diversions. Read on...

See also: Five Amazing Zines From the Denver Zine Library

Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch
7 p.m. Thursday, August 21

If the late-summer heat is making you lazy, Hampton Sides's In the Kingdom of Ice will take you someplace bitter cold: His book recounts a failed nineteenth-century arctic voyage to the North Pole via the Bering Strait, financed by New York Herald owner James Gordon Bennett Jr. and led by US naval officer George Washington De Long. Like others who'd attempted to discover the Northwest Passage, the crew of the Jeannette found themselves locked in ice for months; when the ship finally broke up, they began a brutal trek by foot and by boat to the Siberian coast. Sides, whose previous books have covered everything from the Bataan Death March to the history of frontiersman Kit Carson, offers a detailed account of what the men of the Jeannette encountered along the way.

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Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch

9315 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch, CO

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Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue

2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

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Mercury Cafe

2199 California St., Denver, CO

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