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Local’s mystery series returns

Local author Scott Graham continues his successful National Park Mystery Series with book four, Yosemite Fall. The spectacular setting of the granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley frame the...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Tom Wolfe, apostle of ‘New Journalism’ who captured extravagance of his times, dies at 88

The birth of the literary movement known as New Journalism can be traced to one coffee-fueled episode in 1963: Tom Wolfe’s all-nighter. He had been sent to California by Esquire magazine to report...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Eric Idle looks at the bright side of (his own) life

NEW YORK – Eric Idle is writing a memoir, and Monty Python fans can guess the title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. “We used to be babe magnets. Now we’re fridge magnets,” Idle said in a...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Pure Land a book about murder, abuse, healing

Pure Land, the third book by award-winning journalist Annette McGivney, is a riveting read. It is a story that intertwines three lives brought together by savage violence. It all starts with the...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Book review: The Disappeared

The Disappeared by Western author C.J. Box is Joe Pickett’s 18th adventure. This popular series features the Wyoming game warden, his family, and his complicated friend Nate Romanoski. Three of...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Sherman Alexie declines literary award

NEW YORK – Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month, the American Library Association told The Associated Press on Friday. Alexie was given the $5,000 award for...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Book review: The Spiritual Nature of Animals

The Spiritual Nature of Animals by Dr. Karlene Stange, a longtime La Plata County veterinarian, has written a heavily and lovingly researched book about humans’ best friends. During her 30-year...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Sherman Alexie apologizes amid sexual misconduct allegations

SEATTLE – Sherman Alexie, one of the country’s most prominent authors, issued an apology Wednesday amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. “Over the years, I have done things that have...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Book sets the record straight about Crazy Horse

When author William Matson set out to help write Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy, he was trying to fulfill a death-bed promise he made to his father. “My dad was (in) World War II,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Native American poet, writer, musician to discuss memoir at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience has selected its first Native American author since the program started in 2006. Joy Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave is being read by the college’s...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Cortez library hosts Four Corners crime writers

Be a witness at the Cortez Public Library as Four Corners crime writers Chuck Greaves, Scott Graham and Paul Berkowitz lead a panel discussion, moderated by Anne Benson, at 6 p.m. Monday. According...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

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