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The Arab Spring, ancient pharaohs and 21st century garbage collectors are all part of #Colorado author Peter Hessler’s new book “The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution.”

What do you do when you plan to move to Egypt and then a revolution starts there? If you are journalist Peter Hessler of Ridgway you are undeterred by the Arab Spring and head for Cairo. He spent five years … Continue reading

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Colorado Author Pam Houston’s Latest Book Is Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country.

Twenty-five years ago author Pam Houston was living in her car. But her first book, Cowboys Are My Weakness, became a bestseller – giving voice to women across the nation — and it gave Houston just enough money to make … Continue reading

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The Wolf Who Became A Legend, And A Pawn In American Culture And Politics

  Wolf O-Six photographed from Soda Butte in Yellowstone National Park in October, 2012. (Courtesy:Doug McLaughlin) Journalist Nate Blakeslee chronicles the life of a wolf in the Rockies and the forces both natural and human that shape her destiny. His new book is “American Wolf: A True Story Of … Continue reading

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85-Year-Old Gives An Insider’s Look At Life In Big Eldercare

Sue Petrovski and her husband on their wedding day. (Courtesy Sue Petrovski) Moving into senior independent living is a little like being back in a college dorm, with all the pluses and minuses of communal living. Then there’s the fact that much of … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Poet Explores Life’s Landscape Of Longing And Belonging

Janice Gould is the voice of an outsider when she writes with a tender intimacy of how she felt different as a teenager. Then she goes deep into the connection of family, a family standing at the “precipice of mortality” … Continue reading

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Young Pueblo Author’s Novel Garners More Than 24 Million Online Views

Alison Gervais (Courtesy of Kaleena English) Alison Gervais of Pueblo was only 16 when she started writing a paranormal novel about teen suicide. Now she’s 21, the story has had some 24 million views online and she has a publishing deal. Her … Continue reading

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Man-Booker-Prize Translator’s Job Isn’t Just About Language. She Translates Culture Too

Jessica Cohen (Courtesy of Tamara Mahoney Kneisel) “A Horse Walks Into A Bar” is the opening line of a joke, and it’s the title of Israeli author David Grossman’s new Man Booker International Prize-winning novel. Denverite Jessica Cohen translated the novel from the original Hebrew and shares the … Continue reading

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From Sand Creek To 9/11, CU-Boulder Library Deemed Keeper Of Government History

At the University of Colorado – Boulder’s Norlin Library you can peruse a sheepskin-covered copy of congressional reports from the 1800s or read an 1893 account of the Native American Ghost Dance peace ritual, that was once deemed a threat. The … Continue reading

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The creator of James Bond becomes the spy in new historical thriller by Denver author

Denver author Francine Mathews gets inside the head of Ian Fleming, the writer who created the world’s most famous spy, in her new book, “Too Bad To Die.” She puts Fleming in the middle of a Nazi plot to kill Allied leaders, Franklin … Continue reading

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