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ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:06am
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.






ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00am
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.






Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir

NPR Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:38am

Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.

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A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

NPR Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:08pm

Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.

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Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books

NPR Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 5:48am

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.

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Sprinting Toward Epiphany: Talking With A Songwriter Turned Novelist

NPR Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 5:48am

NPR's Lynn Neary talks storytelling with John Darnielle, the creative force behind the indie-folk band The Mountain Goats and author of the new novel Wolf In White Van.

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In The Quest To Make A Difference, 'A Path Appears'

NPR Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 5:48am

Everyone wants to "make a difference" but the question is: how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book, A Path Appears.

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A Fresh Take On Dystopia In 'Chimpanzee'

NPR Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:29am

Dystopian literature usually focuses on global ills — climate change, GMO food, nuclear war. But Darin Bradley's new novel takes off from an economic collapse and the plight of student-loan debtors.

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In Margaret Atwood's Latest, The Past Is Powerfully Present

NPR Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:09pm

Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.

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A Cheerful Mortician Tackles The Lighter Side Of Death

NPR Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:55pm

Caitlin Doughty has built a following on YouTube by humorously discussing the morbid elements of her profession. In her new book, she explains that she's been interested in death since childhood.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

NPR Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:40am

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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The 'Witch With No Name' Rides Into The Sunset, In Style

NPR Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:03am

Kim Harrison bids farewell to her long-running Hollows series of urban fantasies in spectacular fashion; reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls Witch "a rollercoaster ride of interlocking shenanigans."

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Franklin Expedition Find May Reveal 'The Horror Of The Darkness'

NPR Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:39am

One of the ships from a failed expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s was recently discovered. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Dan Simmons, who wrote a best-selling fictionalized account of the disaster.

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Peter Thiel In 'Zero To One': How To Develop The Developed World

NPR Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:39am

NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to investor and Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.

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'The Dog': Dubious Dealings In Dubai

NPR Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:36am

There are no winners in Joseph O'Neill's new novel The Dog, just a long downward spiral into stalemate as the nameless narrator flees a bad breakup and gets mired in shady financial dealings in Dubai.

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As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

NPR Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:22pm

Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 11, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:03pm

Appearing at No. 5, The Heart of Everything That Is explores the little-known story of a powerful Sioux warrior who led the only American Indian defeat of U.S. troops.

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More deceptive attacks on Obamacare

Local News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:57am
A young entrepreneur mom and wife looks you straight in the face in a recent anti-Mark Udall commercial and asks Udall to repeal Obamacare because it hurts families and small businesses. Mark Udall is running for re-election for U.S. senator for Colorado and his Republican opponent, Cory Gardner, wants to repeal Obamacare. How that mom could have delivered that ad with a straight face is beyond me. Eli Stokols of Denver’s Fox 31 interviewed the spokesperson and concluded, “Bottom line: This is yet another example of a deceptive Republican attack on Obamacare falling apart under even casual scrutiny.” Her story …

Grand County trail improvements await forest visitors

Local News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:57am
There’s still plenty of warm weather to test out one of the U.S. Forest Service’s improved trails in Grand County. Late summer and early fall provide an ideal opportunity to experience some of the new trail work the U.S. Forest Service has completed this summer with the help of many volunteer groups and a grant from the National Forest Foundation’s Ski Conservation Fund. Seven major trails projects are already complete and several more are planned for this fall. “It’s been rejuvenating to spend some time working with the community on improving our trail system and planning for the future,” said …

Grand County bear activity ramps up

Local News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:57am
Though certainly an egregious crime, a home invasion is not an offense punishable by death. Not, that is, unless you’re a bear. Department of Parks and Wildlife officials this week have been trying to trap a bear that entered a Winter Park home through an open garage door before ransacking the kitchen trash can. Though the details of the case are somewhat extraordinary, bear encounters have picked up in recent weeks, including an instance where a black bear casually entered a Grand Lake business. District Wildlife Officer Jeromy Huntington said the number of encounters between bears and humans increases around …
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