SUMMER is here, and with it Narrow Gauge Book Coop’s Summer Author Series. This Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m., author Katherine Standefer will be celebrating her paperback release of her novel Lightning Flowers.

Written in 2020, the novel details the author’s own experience of finding out the origins of her own life-saving medical device, an experience that takes her all over the globe.

When author Katherine Standefer is shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator, she looks deeper into how the tiny lifesaver was created, and at what cost on a social and environmental level. A description of the book on Amazon reads, “Deeply personal and sharply reported, Lightning Flowers takes a hard look at technological mythos, healthcare and our cultural relationship to medical technology, raising important questions about our obligations to one another, and the cost of saving one life.


  • June 25: Kali Fajardo-Anstine, 5 p.m.
    Author of Woman of Light, historical fiction set in Denver and Southern Colorado. 
  • July 1: Teresa Jesus de Vigil, 5 p.m.
    Herbalist, Storyteller, Poet 
  • July 8: Emmy Savage, 5 p.m.
    Walking the Stations in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • July 22: Rina Brown, 5:30 p.m.
    Acceptance in Ice, a young adult novel
  • August 5: Jenene Holcomb, 5:30 p.m.
    H.E.A.L.I.N.G. A Guide to the Grieving Process, a brand-new book by a local author
  • August 20: Jonathon Stalls, 6 p.m.
    Walk: Slow Down, Wake Up and Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour
    We will begin with a walk, and then come back to the store for the book event

Narrow Gauge Book Coop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The coop is located at 602 Main St. in Alamosa.


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