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Why I love David Sedaris (and you should, too)

To say that David Sedaris is great because he’s so funny is to say that what makes Ben and Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie so good is because it’s so creamy. It is creamy, for sure. Incredibly...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

1920s drama inspires author

Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) by Cortez author C. Joseph Greaves has a complex and lengthy title that reflects the book’s narrative. This novel is based on real people and real events that...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Tom Petty was a heroin addict in the '90s. Here's why he's finally talking about it

The idea for a new unauthorized Tom Petty biography came from a surprising source: Tom Petty. “He didn’t want it to be authorized because he felt like authorized meant bull----,” says Warren Zanes,...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Mikulencak’s ‘Burn Girl’ is worthy for any age

Opening the pages of “Burn Girl” will bring Durango readers home, literally. This young adult novel by Durango’s Mandy Mikulencak is set here in river city and the time frame is current day....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

How a rebellious frat boy became Dr. Seuss

For all the stories Dr. Seuss has told you, have you ever heard his own? How a boy from Springfield, Massachusetts, become the man whose work is the gold standard of children’s literature? It...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Harper Lee’s attorney recalls finding ‘Watchman’ manuscript

NEW YORK (AP) – Harper Lee’s attorney has provided her fullest accounting yet of how she came upon the manuscript for “Go Set a Watchman,” which comes out Tuesday. She is also raising the...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Unique characters, setting create entertaining new novel

The writing team of Win and Meredith Blevins has created a new novel, The Darkness Rolling, featuring a unique hero, Yazzie Goldman. This is to be the first in a series that features Yazzie, who is...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Herald contributor Gulliford wins Colorado Book Award

Fort Lewis College professor and Herald contributing writer Andrew Gulliford was awarded a Colorado Book Award prize for his essay collection “Outdoors in the Southwest” on Sunday, June 21, at the...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Judd Apatow reflects on a life in comedy in new book

NEW YORK (AP) – The comedy education of Judd Apatow began with unusual access to great comic minds, which he pried for straightforward instruction: How do you tell a joke? Growing up on Long Island...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

50 shades of theft: Copy of upcoming ‘Fifty Shades’ novel stolen

LONDON – A copy of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel has been stolen, just over a week before publication day, publisher Penguin Random House said Wednesday. The publisher said Kent Police...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

George RR Martin overseeing ‘Game of Thrones’ coloring book

NEW YORK – George R.R. Martin is joining the adult coloring book game. Bantam announced Monday that Martin will be overseeing the release of the “Game of Thrones Coloring Book,” featuring 45 new...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Hillerman stands alone in spotlight of new novel

Anne Hillerman continues her father’s legacy while forging her own literary path with the release of her second novel, Rock with Wings. She will sign and read excerpts from her book Saturday...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

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