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Great reads to top off summer

Here is a selection of top reads for the rest of your summer. There are four fiction and three nonfiction for your reading enjoyment. Nonfiction “Educated: A Memoir,” by Tara Westover, is a...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Maria’s hosts talk with author

Herald staff report Maria’s Bookshop will host a conversation between author Julie Buntin and former Durango resident Mckenna Goodman about her debut novel, “The Shame,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday via...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82. Anaya’s niece,...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

National Park Mystery Series returns

Durango author Scott Graham is releasing his sixth novel, “Mesa Verde Victim,” in his highly successful National Park Mystery Series. This story is really close to home. The action takes place not...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Author Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show

TOKYO – Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Romance writers association announces new award, the Vivian

NEW YORK – The Romance Writers of America have dropped their annual RITA awards and replaced them with a prize dedicated to the association’s co-founder and meant to address criticisms about lack...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Curtis Sittenfeld’s ‘Rodham’ imagines a different ‘Hillary’

NEW YORK – Over the past few years, author Curtis Sittenfeld has gotten to know Hillary Clinton in a way uniquely suited for a novelist – by writing a work of fiction about her. “I was definitely...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

NEW YORK – As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Meyer: Prequel to ‘Twilight’ series to be released Aug. 4

NEW YORK – “The Midnight Sun” will finally appear. Stephenie Meyer’s long-awaited prequel to her “Twilight” series is coming out Aug. 4, the author announced on her website (

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Key West to skip Hemingway Look-Alike Contest this year

KEY WEST, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 40th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, organizers announced Thursday. The three-night competition,...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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