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Novelist Amy Stewart Turns 1914 Traffic Accident Into 'Girl Waits With Gun'

NPR Books - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Stewart about her novel Girl Waits With Gun. It's based on the story of a woman who went on to become one of the first female deputy sheriffs in early 20th century America.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 4:09pm

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 6:53am

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 6:19am

Hermann Simon's mother lived as a Jew in Berlin during World War II. Through cunning and disguise, Marie Jalowicz Simon managed to evade the Nazis right under their noses.

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Presenting: The Holy Romance Trinity Of J

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 5:03am

Blogger Sarah Wendell usually reads on a Kindle, but she treasures a row of crumbling paperbacks by authors she calls the Holy Romance Trinity of J: Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood and Judith McNaught.

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:10pm

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 6:05am

Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's novel, A Clue to the Exit. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 6:04am

The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.

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The Gentlemen Bastards Unfold Sumptuous Stories Within Stories

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:03am

This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Scott Lynch's swashbuckling Gentleman Bastard series, a combination fantasy of manners, heist caper and heartfelt buddy comedy. With pirates.

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Making Sense Of A Tragedy, One Narrator At A Time

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:03am

June Reid has lost everyone she loves in one horrifying moment, but she's not the only one grieving. Bill Clegg's new novel tells of June's loss through the voices of those who know and encounter her.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

In Just Mercy, attorney Bryan Stevenson recounts his efforts to defend the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. It appears at No. 5.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

In John Grisham's Gray Mountain, a New York City lawyer turned unpaid intern stumbles upon dangerous secrets in a small Appalachian community. It appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

In H is for Hawk, experienced falconer Helen Macdonald recounts her efforts to train a dangerous goshawk after her father dies. It appears at No. 8.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

Debuting at No. 14, Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women finds moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats and hotel dining rooms.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:51am
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.









DA Barkey responds to questions, criticisms

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:37pm
GRANBY — Brett Barkey, 14th Judicial District Attorney, faced a litany of questions and criticisms during a question and answer session organized by the Grand County Democrats on Wednesday evening, Aug. 26.Barkey, who was appointed to his position in August 2012 before running unopposed later that year, addressed questions about his office’s handling of the Lucas Ackerman and Brigid Irish cases, as well as his plans to run for re-election. Barkey started the session by explaining the operation of his three offices in Grand, Moffat and Routt counties.The 14th Judical District Attorney’s Office employs 23 people, including 10 attorneys, 10 …

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:15pm
Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.









Middle Park Class of 2016 looks to this year and beyond

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:05pm
As the summer comes to a close, the Middle Park High School senior class of 2016 anxiously awaits its last and best year of high school. Emotions range from excitement for the festivities that are yet come to nerves about applying to colleges and for scholarships. This year’s seniors have been together since sixth grade when Grand Lake, Fraser, and Granby Elementary schools joined at East Grand Middle School. In many ways, we’ve grown up together. We’ve gone through critical and interesting stages in our lives together, and I believe that despite all our distinctive differences, talents, dreams, and passions, …

DeVos: Tellin’ it like it is

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:53pm
Donald Trump is keeping the hopes of America alive! Well, at least he’s keeping the hopes of American journalists alive. Just think, two more years of self-funded pomposity under a blazing orange comb-over like you probably couldn’t even find in Branson, Missouri, the hotbed of boomer comb-overs.There’s a sad side to the Donald’s success. He relies upon that fearful mean streak that permeates baser conservative thought. Pandering to it keeps him aloft. The Republican Party will eventually coalesce around one candidate, but for now you must tattoo numbers on their ears to tell them apart. The three unifying themes among …
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