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Hamilton — Immigration policy: By consent or geography?

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:25pm
Legal scholars on both sides of the current immigration debate agree that the original purpose of the 14th Amendment was to make sure the formerly enslaved African-Americans were accorded U.S. citizenship – a policy based on ethnicity, not geography.But, as reported in two earlier columns, this writer met a well-dressed, well-spoken Latina whose business is based on geography. She picks up pregnant women who have crossed our southern geographic border illegally and escorts them northward from U.S. hospital to U.S. hospital until they deliver a so-called, “anchor-baby” on U.S. soil.Next, she arranges for the “chain migration” of parents and other …

Ann Beattie: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:46pm
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”









Critic’s Take: Closing the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:45pm
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.









Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Flood of Fire’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:45pm
The main characters in the final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s trilogy all have something to hide.









‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,’ by Julianna Baggott

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A writer with a cult following has turned her life into six well-loved novels. But where is the last one?









‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.









‘Girl Waits With Gun,’ by Amy Stewart

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
The bad guys are no match for a bullied woman in 1914.









‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.









Susan Casey’s ‘Voices in the Ocean’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
Exploring a watery world of intriguing creatures and the people they captivate.









The Shortlist: Surviving the Nazis

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
New books include Alex Kershaw’s “Avenue of Spies.”









‘Murder by Candlelight,’ by Michael Knox Beran

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:33pm
This book urges us to consider our own hearts of darkness.









Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:33pm
Jonathan Franzen’s protagonist, a young woman named Pip, makes her way in the world.









Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:54pm
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:49pm
Paperback books of particular interest.









Children's Storytime

Evanced Signup RSS - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:33am
When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:15 AM
Where: Hot Sulphur Springs Library at Hot Sulphur Springs Library

Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library. Please call 725-3942 for more information.

Granby man fined $11,653 for illegal elk hunt in 2014

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45am
GRANBY – Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing on Monday, Aug. 17, according to a statement released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed onto the Devil’s Thumb Ranch and an adjacent property in September 2014, killing a high-quality bull elk on Devil’s Thumb Ranch property during the illegal hunt.Following a three-day trial earlier this month, Johnson was found …

How The Sad Puppies Won — By Losing

NPR Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:03am

A group of conservative sci-fi fans and writers took over the Hugo Award nominations this year, then lost big when the actual awards were given out. But they still dominated the conversation.

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Open Book: An Unlikely Debut

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:17am
Naomi J. Williams couldn’t have predicted the nature of her debut novel: “I’m just the most unlikely person to have written this book.”









‘Landfalls,’ by Naomi J. Williams

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:12am
Mostly true stories form a novel about an 18th-century French expedition across two oceans.









Exclusive First Read: 'The Shepherd's Crown' By Terry Pratchett

NPR Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:03am

Return to the Discworld one more time in the late author's last novel, about young witch Tiffany Aching. Tiffany faced down the Queen of the Elves in her first adventure — but now the queen is back.

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