Position: Special to the Herald

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

Book review: The Disappeared

The Disappeared by Western author C.J. Box is Joe Pickett’s 18th adventure. This popular series features the Wyoming game warden, his family, and his complicated friend Nate Romanoski. Three of...

DATE: March 29, 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

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

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

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

Review: Of Cartography adventurous, playful

Before even opening the pages of Esther Belin’s newest collection of poems, Of Cartography, the multi-talented artist/poet reveals hints about her intentions. Belin’s cover illustration depicts the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

In Quality of Mercy, a new crime-fighting duo is born

The Quality of Mercy, a debut novel by Katayoun Medhat, is garnering kudos from across the literary landscape. Comparisons to Tony Hillerman, Craig Johnson and others are being bandied about. This...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Megafire sheds light on regional problem

Megafire, by Michael Kodas, could not be a more timely, well-researched book written about this huge threat by Mother Nature to those of us living in the western United States. This part of the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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