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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

the Associated Press NEW YORK – Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died. His death was announced Saturday by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Gay Talese will promote new book, backs off earlier comments

NEW YORK – Gay Talese has disavowed his disavowal. A day after saying the credibility of his upcoming book, The Voyeur’s Motel, was “down the toilet” because he felt he had been deceived by the...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Hour of the Bees a great summer read for young teens

Hour of the Bees by Linsay Eagar, a debut novel for young teens, is a perfect story for summer readers to keep them entertained indoors during the current heat wave. Hopefully, there will many more...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

What science fiction says about our climate-change fears

Science fiction has always served as a looking glass into the worries and fears that we will encounter in the future. From H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds during the space race, to Max Brooks’ World...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Get lost in summer reading

With the temperatures risng and the kids mostly out of school, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about what you want to read this summer. Whether you’re headed to an exotic locale...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Rare copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland expected to fetch $2 million at auction

What do the sci-fi action thriller “The Matrix,” a suite of Salvador Dali’s paintings and Douglas Hofstadter’s Pulitzer-prize winning nonfiction book Godel, Escher, Bach have in common? Each, in...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Third time’s a charm for mystery series

You may know Scott Graham as a former Durango city councilor, but did you know he’s also a National Outdoor Book award winner turned mystery writer? Next week, Graham, who was raised in Durango, in...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

It's time for J.K. Rowling to let other people write Harry Potter books

Since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was published in 2007 and the second of the two-part movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter novels was released in 2011, the author and...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Gold Fame Citrus’ a story of survival

Claire Vaye Watkins’ apocalyptic novel, Gold Fame Citrus, is set in a southern California ravaged by drought. Years of sparse rain and intense heat have stripped LA of its greenery, killing all the...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘The Star Bright Factory’: Charming, lyrical and rhythmic

What are stars? It’s a classic question to hear from a small child, one that is commonly heard at bedtime when they twinkle out the window. It is this question that is answered in “The Star Bright...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Fortunato’s mystery ‘Dark Reservations’ a welcome addition to Western lore

This debut novel by real-life FBI Special Agent John Fortunato won the Tony Hillerman Prize for a first novel set in the Southwest. Fortunato spent much time on the vast Navajo Nation during his...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Give kids the gift of books

Santa is coming, snow or no snow and, whatever the weather, wants to give all good children a great gift. Luckily for Santa, here are some wonderful books that would make any child happy, some of...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

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