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Position: Special to the Herald

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New novels bring thrills to West

Now is a great time for fans of characters and books about the West. Two of the best writers who shine a light on our part of the nation have published new novels. C.J. Box’s Paradise Valley,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Brooke Williams’ new book more than a memoir

Brooke Williams’ most recent book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors & Wilderness Meet, is classified as a memoir. But it is more. Williams has been an active conservationist working for the...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Narrow River, Wide Sky an impressive debut novel

Narrow River, Wide Sky by Jenny Forrester is an impressive debut. Her story is raw, truthful and unflinching. Her narrative flows back and forth in both time and place. Forrester’s sense of place...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Indelible is a remarkable first novel

The debut novel Indelible by Adelia Saunders, who grew up in Durango, is a complex, intriguing and compelling tale. Saunders shares the story of Magdalena, a young Lithuanian woman living in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Adrift a marvelous debut novel by Micki Browning

Former Durango Police Capt. Micki Browning has just released Adrift, her first mystery novel. Since retiring, Browning has moved to the Florida Keys and now has much greater opportunity to enjoy...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Happy hints for Santa

Despite the dearth of snow to cover the brown ground, Santa is coming soon. Books are perfect presents for girls and boys. They can educate, entertain and expand children’s worlds. Fortunately,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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Lynching Waltz conveys message of hope

Stephen L. Kanne’s second novel, The Lynching Waltz, is historical fiction inspired by a real event that occurred in the author’s hometown of Glencoe, Illinois, in 1947. It was a favorite and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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The Gift of Caring an important resource

Only days ago, the lead article on the front page of this very paper exclaimed that this nation is facing a Silver Tsunami. As stated then, readers were informed that baby boomers – those born...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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Blake Crouch is back with new book, Dark Matter

Local author Blake Crouch is on a rising trajectory of writing success with the release of his newest novel, Dark Matter. Currently, he is in Los Angeles working on the screenplay for the movie...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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Hour of the Bees a great summer read for young teens

Hour of the Bees by Linsay Eagar, a debut novel for young teens, is a perfect story for summer readers to keep them entertained indoors during the current heat wave. Hopefully, there will many more...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Fortunato’s mystery ‘Dark Reservations’ a welcome addition to Western lore

This debut novel by real-life FBI Special Agent John Fortunato won the Tony Hillerman Prize for a first novel set in the Southwest. Fortunato spent much time on the vast Navajo Nation during his...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

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Give kids the gift of books

Santa is coming, snow or no snow and, whatever the weather, wants to give all good children a great gift. Luckily for Santa, here are some wonderful books that would make any child happy, some of...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books