Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book announced in April 2014 that Kismet: From the Joy of Romance to the Agony of Alzheimer's was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Colorado Book Awards Memoir category. Prior to the announcement, for many weeks, more than 45 volunteer selectors—writers, editors, educators, librarians, and enthusiastic readers—worked hard reviewing theyear’s entries, and were impressed with the quality of books produced by Colorado authors, artists, and publishers.

The Colorado Book Award Finalist Reading was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Oxford Hotel in Denver. Visitors enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. More Event Information | Event Facebook Page. Please feel free to share the Facebook event page with your friends and followers.

Finalists were recognized and winners announced at the Colorado Book Awards on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado. The celebration is part of the Aspen Summer Words 2014 Literary Festival.

See the full list of 2014 Colorado Book Award Finalists.

Reader Review of Kismet:

A thought provoking and poignant look at how the illness of a loved one can take over the life of a spouse, and what it takes to move beyond the illness. I very much enjoyed the unique history of the characters as international travelers from the 70's through 90's. The author sets scenes with all five senses, giving the reader a rich experience in the places of the story with vivid descriptions of color, scent, sound and sensation. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys books focused on character, travel and relationships.

-- D.

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