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Leslie Doran

Position: Special to the Herald

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

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

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