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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

Charlie Daniels to sign copies of memoir at Toh-Atin

For the past couple of decades, Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels has been working on his memoir, Never Look at the Empty Seats. But there was a problem: He didn’t know how to finish it....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Horror master Stephen King to receive PEN America award

NEW YORK – There’s a whiff of horror about PEN America’s new Literary Service Award winner – it’s Stephen King. The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Midge Kirk plans book launch at Mancos library

Midge Kirk will launch her first book, They Persisted, at the Mancos Public Library on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. According to a news release, the book is a brief look at the lives of 21 women who were born...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Book review: The Last Suppers serves up solid, surprising drama

In Mandy Mikulencak ’s second published novel, The Last Suppers, the author transports readers back to a time of suppressed turmoil and crushing deprivation. It is 1950s Louisiana, beyond hot and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Cortez Western writer bringing back dime novel

Cortez author Denny Bertrand’s stories on cowboy life continue to be recognized as part of a growing trend to bring back the dime novel. “A lot of Western writing is from the early 1900s. My...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

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