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James Taylor audio memoir coming early next year

NEW YORK – James Taylor isn’t working on a typical rock star memoir. The singer-songwriter has a deal with producer-distributor Audible for the audio-only “Break Shot,” focusing on his early years...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Johnson’s ‘Land of Wolves’ an engrossing read

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson is the 15th book in his popular series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. Walt’s department is in Absaroka County in the wilds of rural Wyoming. His staff is a...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

George Orwell New Mexico exhibit bares ‘doublespeak’ legacy

ALBUQUERQUE – War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Those were the slogans of the Party in George Orwell’s 1949 novel “1984” that allowed the superstate of Oceania to keep its...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Prince’s anticipated, posthumous memoir is ready for fans

NEW YORK – Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Environmentalist Jack Loeffler headed to Durango to discuss new memoir

Environmentalist Jack Loeffler has just about done it all: He’s been a jazz trumpeter, served in the military, acted as a fire lookout, a museum curator, an aural historian, writer, radio producer...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: Andrew Ridgeley reminisces about George Michael and the meteoric rise of Wham!

Warning: Reading Andrew Ridgeley’s memoir “Wham! George Michael & Me” may send you straight down a YouTube or Spotify rabbit hole. It’s a reminder that the pair, in a mere four years, churned out...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Matt Lauer accused of raping a former colleague in Ronan Farrow’s new book

The “Today” show took a somber turn Wednesday as co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb confronted a report that their former colleague Matt Lauer allegedly raped a former NBC News employee in his...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Title, book cover announced for ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel

NEW YORK – “The Hunger Games” prequel has a title and a book cover. Suzanne Collins’ “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is due out May 19. Scholastic announced the title Friday along with the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Winfrey picks Ta-Nehisi Coates novel for her book club

NEW YORK – Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first novel, “The Water Dancer,” has been a long and eventful journey. Begun a decade ago, his chronicle of a slave with an extraordinary memory who joins the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Patti Smith looks back at a heartbreaking year

At the December 2016 Nobel Prize ceremony, Patti Smith stepped before the king and queen of Sweden, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of tuxedoed and gowned dignitaries and...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Dolores Public Library to host author talk

The Journal As part of the Four Corners/One Book community reading program, Dolores Public Library will host an author talk with Chuck Greaves, author of “Church of the Graveyard Saints,” at 6:30...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Author Chuck Greaves to discuss new book at Maria’s Bookshop

Cortez author Chuck Greaves, aka C. Joseph Greaves, has written yet another notable work with the release of “Church of the Graveyard Saints.” This far-reaching novel covers a wide range of issues...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

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