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Tricia is Phoenix Books Rutland's store manager and minority owner with her husband, Tom. She is a longtime community leader in Rutland, serving in a variety of roles focused on improving community life, from Rutland coordinator for Everybody Wins!, a reading and mentoring program, to serving on the boards of the Paramount Theatre and the Rutland Free Library.  Tricia's volunteer work has also supported organizations ranging from the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, RAFFL, to the Red Cross.  She also worked at Rutland Regional Medical Center for 17 years in finance and human resources. Tricia lives in Rutland with her husband Tom and their two cats.

Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf

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ISBN: 9781101875896
Published: Knopf - May 26th, 2015

Elderly widowed neighbors in small town Holt, Colorado become comrades against loneliness despite wagging tongues.  In his final book Kent Haruf has written a perfect gem.  The writing, the characters and his incredibly spare and beautiful prose are still with me.

The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller

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ISBN: 9780307950475
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

This post-apocalyptic story highlights the love between a man and his dog as he struggles to survive after losing everything.  Funny, heartbreaking and full of hope, this book is thought-provoking and a truly unique take on survival in the wild and modern frontier.