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Grand County rescuers save man who lost shoes in deep snow

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:37am
Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR), was paged out Saturday afternoon, March 21, to rescue a man who had lost his shoes in the backcountry.Braden Huff, 18, of Highlands Ranch went for a hike up Baker Gulch in the Neversummer Range wearing only tennis shoes, even though there was several feet of snow in the area. About two miles from the trailhead he lost both of his shoes in deep snow.Luckily, he was able to reach 9-1-1 with his cell phone. Huff had some food and water, but no way to start a fire.A team of six GCSAR volunteers with …

‘Night at the Fiestas,’ by Kirstin Valdez Quade

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:16am
Wayward souls in New Mexico seek out personal deliverance in this debut story collection.

Joseph Kanon’s ‘Leaving Berlin’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:11am
In Joseph Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in Cold War East Berlin.

‘Hausfrau,’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:02am
The troubled heroine of this debut novel strays from her stable Zurich fold.

ArtsBeat: ‘Family Life,’ by Akhil Sharma, Wins Folio Prize

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:31am
A panel of five writers chose Mr. Sharma, who will receive an award of almost $60,000. “The fact that I got this prize doesn’t mean that I wrote the best book,” he said, “it just means that I got this prize.”

Bookends: What’s More Important to You: the Initial Rush of Prose or the Self-Editing and Revision That Come After It?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:30am
Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.

Ia, Ia, YA! 'Harrison Squared' Is A Tentacular Teen Adventure

NPR Books - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 5:03am

Daryl Gregory ventures into the murky waters of young adult fiction in Harrison Squared, the story of a boy in a creepily Lovecraftian town, searching for sea monsters and his missing mother.

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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

NPR Books - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:41am

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

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