Leslie Doran

Position: Special to the Herald

Latest National Park Mystery story a must-read

In his new National Park Mystery series, “Arches Enemy,” local author Scott Graham takes his hero to the area of Moab, Utah. Chuck Bender of Bender Archaeological has arrived in the fall. He is...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

C.J. Box’s ‘Wolf Pack’ a fast-paced thriller

“Wolf Pack” by C. J. Box is the 19th novel featuring intrepid Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. One of the best things about a Pickett adventure is that there will always be a mix of domestic drama...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Mandy Mikulencak’s new book a hit to the heart

Local author Mandy Mikulencak’s new novel, “Forgiveness Road,” starts off with a bang. Literally. The year is 1976, and the place is Mississippi. It is a sultry summer morning when 16-year-old...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

When it comes to gifts for kids, don’t forget books

Our recent snow is a reminder that Santa will be coming soon. Books can be just the right gift because they educate and entertain children over and over again. Here are some suggestions that will...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Maria’s Bookshop to host a mystery extravaganza

Durangoans will be treated to a trio of Colorado mystery writers Thursday at Maria’s Bookshop. The featured authors are Scott Graham, Emily Littlejohn and Margaret Mizushima. Graham’s newest...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Catching up with author Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren has just published her first novel “Kickdown.” She has a strong connection to Durango and will be at Maria’s Bookshop on Thursday. How long ago and for how long did you live in...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Former Durangoan tackles small-town life in debut novel

Former Durangoan Rebecca Clarren has released her first novel, “Kickdown.” Her experience as a journalist here and in Paonia led to her working for High Country News. As an investigative reporter,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Craig Johnson’s new book a departure

This newest adventure of Walt Longmire, “Depth of Winter” by Craig Johnson, is a huge departure from his previous books. This 14th book in the Longmire series is primarily set in Mexico, and it is...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Chronicling the culinary world of the Navajo

This well-researched book, “Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way: Cooking with Tall Woman,” published this year by University of New Mexico Press spans 55 years of work by Charlotte J. Frisbie. ...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

New kids’ book explores country’s national parks

Durango author Kate Siber has recently published her first children’s book, National Parks of the U.S.A. This book is beautifully executed with wonderful illustrations by Los Angeles artist Chris...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

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

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

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