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Book World: The pain, and weirdness, of Sherman Alexie’s mother’s life and death

In May 2015, author Sherman Alexie’s mother, Lillian, was rushed to the hospital from her home on the Spokane Indian Reservation after she found it difficult to breathe. One month later, his mother...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Brooke Williams’ new book more than a memoir

Brooke Williams’ most recent book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors & Wilderness Meet, is classified as a memoir. But it is more. Williams has been an active conservationist working for the...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Oprah picks debut novel Behold the Dreamers for book club

NEW YORK – Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel Behold the Dreamers is Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. “Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

LONDON – It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat. Bond would go on to see...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

NEW YORK – John Green fans, mark your calendar. The author of the million-selling The Fault in Our Stars has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday. The book is called Turtles...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Ed Victor, literary agent for Clapton, Richards, dead at 77

NEW YORK – Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful personality was well-matched by such clients as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died. Victor died Wednesday...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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H.G. Wells was ahead of his time – about bicycles

During the first half of his writing career, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) imagined a machine that would travel through time, the fearsome tripods of Martian invaders, a moon rocket powered by Cavorite,...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Vulgar Tongues pimped out with dopest research

English slang is a field rich for tillage, as Max Décharné proves in Vulgar Tongues, a triumph of philological research and mordant social commentary. To grok it righteously, though, we must...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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David Sedaris is 60 and ready to look back – again

“I think I peaked in 1988, and it’s all downhill now. How awful, to decline this way. What makes young people young is that they see themselves going up, up, up. Not me, though. I’m old now.” –...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Denis Johnson, author of Jesus’ Son, dead at 67

NEW YORK – Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection Jesus’ Son, has died. He was 67. Johnson died Wednesday,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Pine River Library to host ‘poet-in-residence’

“Poet-in-residence” Kathleen Willard, a Fort Collins poet, will offer two poetry programs June 10-11 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Workshops to be held 1-3 p.m. will include:...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Book World: Ivanka’s tips is for some working women

The new book that Ivanka Trump has written, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, is trite and tedious. So focused on exhorting readers to define success on their own terms, it manages...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books