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Leslie Doran

Position: Special to the Herald

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

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

1920s drama inspires author

Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) by Cortez author C. Joseph Greaves has a complex and lengthy title that reflects the book’s narrative. This novel is based on real people and real events that...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Mikulencak’s ‘Burn Girl’ is worthy for any age

Opening the pages of “Burn Girl” will bring Durango readers home, literally. This young adult novel by Durango’s Mandy Mikulencak is set here in river city and the time frame is current day....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Unique characters, setting create entertaining new novel

The writing team of Win and Meredith Blevins has created a new novel, The Darkness Rolling, featuring a unique hero, Yazzie Goldman. This is to be the first in a series that features Yazzie, who is...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Hillerman stands alone in spotlight of new novel

Anne Hillerman continues her father’s legacy while forging her own literary path with the release of her second novel, Rock with Wings. She will sign and read excerpts from her book Saturday...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Local’s book explores West’s mining history

Mountain Rampage, the second installment in local author Scott Graham’s National Park mystery series published by Torrey House Press, takes readers to majestic Rocky Mountain National Park for...

DATE: May 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Local author’s first novel paints colorful tale

Bayfield resident Stew Mosberg has penned his first novel, In the Shadows of Canyon Road. This tale is set in the rarified air of the Santa Fe art world, specifically in the storied art district...

DATE: March 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Searching for peace during painful loss

Philip Connors’ first book, Fire Season, received rave reviews and honors, including the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for the tale of his life as a fire lookout in the Gila wilderness area of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Books

Children’s books that belong under the tree

Santa, parents and friends are in luck this year: There are plenty of great books that can make wonderful gifts for well-behaved boys, girls and bookworms. For the youngest readers, there is Little...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

ID theft and memories of war

The recently released Sinking Suspicions by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is number three in her popular Sadie Walela series. Hoklotubbe lives in Pagosa Springs and is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Her...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

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