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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

Forget Harry Potter. In D.C., people lined up at midnight for Michael Wolff’s Trump exposé.

WASHINGTON – The wind chill hit minus-3 degrees the night Fire and Fury came to town. But neither polar vortex nor “bomb cyclone” nor gloom of night could keep Washington’s political gossipmongers...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Sue Grafton, writer of popular ‘alphabet’ mysteries, dies

LOS ANGELES – Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling “alphabet series” of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77. Grafton was surrounded by family, including husband Steven...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Review: Best children’s books for Christmas

Wow! It’s that time of year again. Hopefully, Santa’s sleigh will be filled with books that will charm and engage young readers. Here are some stellar choices that will enchant all year long: For...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Book review: The Go-Backer

The crux of the conflict in Peter R. Decker’s novel The Go-Backer illustrates the frustrations of “those who moved west and followed the mandate of Manifest Destiny,” but who never succeeded in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Louis L’Amour’s son publishes writer’s ‘Lost Treasures’

Posthumous publishing isn’t uncommon when it comes to writers who were as prolific as Louis L’Amour. Sometimes, the volume of unpublished work is big enough that what comes after their deaths ends...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: Cloudy with a chance for terror in Joe Hill’s Strange Weather

In fiction and film, horror can be cautionary (Don’t go in the basement!) and even oddly comforting (Bad as things are, they’re even worse on Elm Street). But in times like these, when real world...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Take a journey with Durango author’s debut novel

San Juan Sunrise, a debut self-published novel by Edward Lehner, tells the story of Jenny Morse. Lehner, a local, also features Durango as an important character in Jenny’s story. It is always a...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: Joni Mitchell from both sides now

With her regal beauty, imperious nature and nifty clothes, Joni Mitchell could fit right into “Game of Thrones.” Her kingdom would be a mix of Canada and California, where handsome male musicians...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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