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Bridges of Madison County author Robert James Waller dies

NEW YORK – Robert James Waller, whose best-selling, bittersweet 1992 romance novel The Bridges of Madison County was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and later into a...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Protest books help us examine our values

Edward Abbey once said,“sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” Protesting is an action that anyone can take. It is a way to make this will of the people heard when those in power take...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Books for Black History Month

Black History Month was established in 1976 to encourage people to learn about a part of American history that is often neglected by the general public. Gerald Ford urged Americans “to seize the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Indelible is a remarkable first novel

The debut novel Indelible by Adelia Saunders, who grew up in Durango, is a complex, intriguing and compelling tale. Saunders shares the story of Magdalena, a young Lithuanian woman living in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Stephen King and son Owen King to team up at book convention

NEW YORK – This year’s BookExpo will feature a popular father-and-son combination: Stephen and Owen King. Convention organizers ReedPop told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the authors will be...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Rushdie novel takes on age of Obama, and Trump

NEW YORK – Salman Rushdie’s next novel will be a take on the age of Obama, with an added dash of Trump. The author best known for Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses is working on a...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale latest dystopian novel to top best-seller lists

Move over, 1984. There’s a new dystopian novel topping the charts. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has just become the best-selling book on Amazon.com. “New,” of course, is a relative term....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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The Unsettlers explores simpler living

The quest for the simple life is one that has been undertaken by many throughout America’s history. However, in the age of consumption and global warming, we can see that the traditional ways that...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Launch your reading out of this galaxy

When the winters get cold and the snow piles up in the mountains, we sometimes need to escape the cabin fever with a trip to another galaxy. This year’s Intergalactic Snowdown aims to take us to...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Why Orwell’s ‘1984’ matters so much now

Donald Trump may not be a big reader, but he’s been a boon for sales of dystopian literature. Amid our thirst for adult coloring books and stories about missing girls and reincarnated puppies, some...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Adrift a marvelous debut novel by Micki Browning

Former Durango Police Capt. Micki Browning has just released Adrift, her first mystery novel. Since retiring, Browning has moved to the Florida Keys and now has much greater opportunity to enjoy...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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‘Dirtbags’ author graduates with new book

How do you nest when you largely live on the road? Luke Mehall, author of Great American Dirtbags and American Climber, has released a new book about the trials of growing up a dirtbag. Revisiting...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books