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Karl Ove ­Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle: Book 4’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:53am
Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 4,” which centers on the author’s yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.

Olen Steinhauer: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “All the Old Knives” says the best espionage stories “not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself.”

'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure

NPR Books - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:03am

Sydney Padua's rollicking graphic novel about computing pioneers Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend, says critic Etelka Lehoczky.

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ArtsBeat: Star-Studded Book Tour Planned for Judy Blume’s Latest

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:35pm
Ms. Blume will cross the country to promote her new book for adults, “In the Unlikely Event.”

ArtsBeat: Baryshnikov to Perform in a Show Based on Brodsky’s Poetry

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:42am
The show will not use dance, Mr. Baryshnikov said, but will incorporate body language along with selected poems by Joseph Brodsky.

Toni Morrison's New Novel Is Best Read With Her Backlist In Mind

NPR Books - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:03am

The Nobel Prize winner has become a giant in the literary world, but reviewer Saeed Jones says that her latest novel can only stand with confidence when it has the idea of the author as its spine.

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'Vermilion' Finds New Magic In The Old West

NPR Books - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:03am

Molly Tanzer's grit-and-ghosts adventure follows a young woman tasked with guiding troubled spirits in a colorfully diverse, alternate-history Wild West, full of talking animals and vampires.

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‘Mr. West,’ Sarah Blake’s Poems About Kanye West

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
A “lyric biography” traces the career and influence of Kanye West.

Wislawa Szymborska’s ‘Map: Collected and Last Poems’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
This Nobel Prize-winning poet was interested in everything here on earth.

‘The Do-Over,’ by Kathleen Ossip

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
In a wide-ranging collection, sonnets, acrostics and prose poems explore mortality and loss.

Bradley's 'China Mirage' Portrays A Long-Running U.S. Mistake In Asia

NPR Books - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:01am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to author and historian James Bradley, about his his new book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of the American Disaster in Asia.

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ArtsBeat: New $200,000 Carnegie Fellowships to Aid Researchers in Humanities and Social Science

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:05pm
The award, to be given annually, supports a year or two of full-time research and writing.

Grand County clerk, treasurer, assessor discuss their elected offices

Local News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:49pm
Three of Grand County’s elected officials met with citizens to discuss their positions and experiences at the Grand County Democrats’ monthly meeting on Monday, April 20.The meeting was the first in a series called “Eyes Wide Open” that seeks to elucidate the “process and responsibilities of county government.”The following is an abridged excerpt from the exchange, edited for clarity.Sarah Rosene Clerk and Recorder What skills did you have going into office?Before I ran for county clerk, I actually worked as a title examiner for Grand County Abstract. I did work in the assessor’s office before that and when I ran …

‘Michelle Obama: A Life,’ by Peter Slevin

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:34pm
Michelle Robinson Obama, an Ivy League-educated lawyer, has deep roots in the city of her birth.

Grand Lake offers grants up to $1,000

Local News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:09pm
The Town of Grand Lake is once again seeking applications for its semiannual Commercial Enhancement Grant Program. The deadline for submitting grant applications is May 1.The Grand Lake Commercial Enhancement Grant Program offers qualifying Grand Lake organizations and businesses the opportunity to receive a matching grant for, “aesthetic property improvements.” Approved grant applications will be eligible to receive up to 50 percent of the total projected cost of an approved project up to a $1,000 maximum contribution from the Town of Grand Lake. The applications are available online by going to and clicking on the hyperlink provided. Applications are …

Grand County commissioners consider policies on open records, ethics

Local News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:09pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners reviewed several draft policies relating to open records requests, ethics and communications at its Monday, April 20, policy workshop. The board has not yet approved the policies.Public RecordsThe county attorney’s office has drafted a policy setting guidelines for fees for open records requests.The policy proposes charging the statutory maximum research and retrieval fee of $30 per hour after the first hour for open records requests, while maintaining its 25-cent charge for copies after the first 10 pages. During the meeting, Commissioner Kris Manguso proposed lowering the hourly fee to $25.Assistant County Attorney Robert “Bob” …

Lady Panthers dominate soccer pitch this season

Local News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:57pm
The Lady Panthers soccer team has dominated the pitch this year, going undefeated on the season and outscoring their opponents 45-5 over the course of seven games.Middle Park’s new head soccer coach for the girls’ squad, Jared Bacon, spoke highly of the girls and the work they are putting in during practice and in games.“These girls are playing at the level everyone thought they could be playing at,” said Coach Bacon. “They are working as a team and being creative.”The Lady Panther’s offensive unit has been outstanding this season. Sophomore Annalys Hanna leads the team with 13 goals. She is …

After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories

NPR Books - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:25pm

"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." He retired from the force in 2003. His memoir is called The Job.

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Revisiting A Suburbia-Gone-Sour In Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction

NPR Books - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:11pm

A reissue of four of the detective writer's 1950s novels excavates the dark depths of California's suburban decay. Maureen Corrigan praises Macdonald's "psychological depth" and "penetrating vision."

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Bringing Disney’s management secrets to Grand County

Local News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:21pm
Did you ever pick up a book and after you read it you knew it would remain with you for the rest of your life? That is what happened to me in the early 2000s. Reading “The Disney Way, Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in your Company,” started a journey that was invaluable for my previous business team. Fifteen years later, working as Grand County Economic Development coordinator, “The Disney Way” became an invaluable contact once again. This has led to a workshop that will be held on May 15 in Grand Lake with Bill Capodagli, one of the …
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