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Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that nine of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery, and more.
All 10 Bookends columnists on the most interesting literary development — welcome or lamentable — of the year.
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Anjelica Huston’s memoir about growing up in Ireland, London and New York doubles as a social history of the 1960s.
Categories: New York Times Best Sellers
The latest installment in the Hobbit movie trilogy opens this week. And some hard-core fans plan to celebrate not just with a marathon screening of the Lord of The Ring films that came before it, but with a full day of feasting — seven meals, hobbit-style. We offer up a sample menu.
Rocky Mountain National Park received significant damages on bridges, roads and trails in the historic floods that occurred in September. However, damages in the park were relatively minor in comparison to the disastrous flooding that downstream communities east of the park experienced. The west side of the park was largely unaffected by the storm with flooding occurring only east of the Continental Divide. Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. Old Fall River Road is a historic dirt road built between 1913 and 1920. Due to the winding, narrow …
Delicious Dishes 24th Annual Christmas Project Fundraiser Chicken and biscuit dinner; craft and dessert auction 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Daven Haven Lodge, Grand Lake $10, adults; free, ages 12 and younger. Benefitting Grand County families through the Mountain Family Center …
Dec. 1- Dec. 7 Lots 2,3,4 SEC 7 TWP 1N R 80W; SEC 12 TWP 1N R 81W Partial Legal – See Document – Robert Young to Colorado River Cattle Ranch LLC, $250,000 Old Park Filing #2, Lot 11, Block D – Gayle Schmidt, Sandra Hoefer and Joyce Thompson to Jason and Brandy Patrick, $146,750 Grand Country Estates TRT 41 – David and Jami Heye to Jeff Richter, $314,000 Lot 11 SEC 1 TWP 1S R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – David Edelmann to Dominic and Sandra Longhini, $86,000 Colorado Anglers Club #1, Lot 8, Block 8 – …
Bill Tetlow and his wife bought a lot in the Winter Park Highlands in 1990 with dreams of building their mountain escape. He worked as a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder at the time, but after retiring, he’s embraced full-time mountain living. He drives a rugged pickup to get up the steep dirt roads to his home. His 1,300-square-foot home is set high on a hilltop, and from his deck, Tetlow can gaze at a steep valley whittled down by the Fraser River. But when Tetlow built his home in 1992, his view was hemmed in by the …
The rolling farmland, adobe hills and arroyos of Colorado’s Uncompahgre Valley are largely devoid of trees, and might seem like an unusual site for a sawmill, especially one of the largest in a five-state area. Still, even after a tumultuous recent past, the Montrose-based sawmill manages to process trees at a greater rate that any other in the immediate area. It currently employs about 90 people, but on a Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the facility was quiet. Its saws and planers sat idle, and only a handful of upper management employees were on site. The mill’s supervisors would like …
Grand County Commissioners are continuing work on re-opening Rollins (Corona) Pass. The commissioners, along with Gilpin County, sent a letter addressed to Boulder County Commissioners on Wednesday, Nov. 27, addressing concerns raised by Boulder interests in opening the road to vehicular traffic. Rollins Pass is a historic mountain road linking Highway 40 near Winter Park to the town of Rollinsvile in Gilpin County. It occasionally passes through Boulder County. Much of the road remains open to high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles, except for portions on the east side of the road and areas near Needle’s Eye Tunnel. Boulder County closed the …
GRAND LAKE — Pumps at the Alva B. Adams Tunnel fired up again last week, moving water from Lake Granby to East Slope reservoirs. The Bureau of Reclamation stopped pumping in mid-September after heavy rains in Estes Park and the Front Range. Crews were working to repair damage and dredge sediment loads from reservoirs caused by the ensuing floods in the Estes Park area. As of Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Bureau began running around 60 cubic feet per second through the tunnel. Most years, it runs around 550 cfs by mid-December to refill Horsetooth and Carter reservoirs. According to public …
Novelist Delia Ephron says that losing her older sister Nora was like "losing an arm." But for all their collaboration and closeness, Delia writes about the complications of sisterhood in her new collection of autobiographical essays, Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.).
Historian Maureen Ogle's new book examines the rise of our modern industrial meat system by examining its roots — all the way back to Colonial America. There's a fundamental disconnect, she argues, in our demands for both cheap, plentiful meat and an end to factory farms. Something, she says, has to give.
Each year The New York Times highlights top children's books. But this year, not one book is by a Latino author. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with blogger Monica Olivera, and Latinas for Latino Lit co-founder, Viviana Hurtado, about books they feel were overlooked this year.