To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter chronicles the (one big) up and (one big) down of an intimate relationship—that between the town of Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Imogene Pass Run in western Colorado. In this award-winning collection, more than 70 contributors confide—in essays, poems, quips, photos, selfies, and emails—their personal encounters with Imogene. With exclusive watercolors by runner/painter Linda Sherman and more than 100 full-color photos and illustrations, these pages provide entertaining, poignant, and transformative perspectives into a unique bond shared between town and race. This book was a silver medalist in the Best First Nonfiction of the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards, and Best First Book Arizona and and Best Large Format Cover Design in the New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards. (hardcover, 207 pages)
If you’re considering registering for the Imogene Pass Run, visit our exclusive page with training tips from the book!
We’re happy to offer free local pickup in the Flagstaff area. Choose “local pickup” when you check out.
And check out our Imogene stickers: 17.1 / Flagstaff, the Running Nation ($1.50),
I-HEART-Imogene ($3), Soul of the Runner ($3), I Dream of Imogene ($1.50), Imagine Imogene ($1.50).
Kathy Hooker –
When someone tells a story in their own words about the love and passion of a challenge they face, it inspires me as a reader. It is not the end result that matters, but the journey of the inner and outer struggle, drive, and emotions along the way. This is “Imogene Book.”
Stephanie Edgerton –
To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter” is a book for everyone – runners and non-runners alike. If you’ve ever participated in the Imogene Pass Run or it’s on your bucket list, if you’re from Flagstaff or not (you’ll feel like part of the family), or if you’ve ever set your mind to accomplish something very challenging and succeeded – battered and bruised but not broken – this book will resonate. I love the physical book: the feel, look, colors, and smell. The pictures and illustrations enhance the reading of each love letter. Finally, I love that I can find a piece of myself and how I felt when I was running the race, in each of the stories.
Marsha Jensen (verified owner) –
I know all of the love and hard work that went into this creation. It is a beautiful work of art and I am happy to be a part of our amazing Flagstaff running community and to have participated in the Imogene Pass Run. And yet, mine is not necessarily a love letter…..