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Grand County board public hearing set for Granby-area marijuana grow facility

Local News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:57pm
The Grand County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding a special use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility near Granby. The board will consider the application on Tuesday, July 22, in the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs. The Grand County Planning Commission denied a special use permit for the same applicant, Kevin Speier, during its July 9 meeting. Speier had applied for a special use permit to grow recreational marijuana in the former Mountain Parks Electric warehouse building north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 34. …

Writer Nadine Gordimer Captured Apartheid's Contradictions

NPR Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:15pm

The South African Nobel laureate was an associate of Nelson Mandela's, and while she was never imprisoned, several of her books were banned by the government. She died Sunday at the age of 90.

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'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

NPR Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:32pm

After Harper Lee wrote To Kill A Mockingbird, she became a recluse and lived with her sister, Alice, in Alabama. Reporter Marja Mills uses rich detail to provides glimpses into their twilight years.

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How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

NPR Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:16pm

Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.

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With Bright Benches, London Shows Off Its Love Of Books

NPR Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:12pm

The National Literacy Trust commissioned 50 artists to paint benches with scenes from famous books and placed them around London for the summer.

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Nadine Gordimer: Wise Words About Bettering A Troubled World

NPR Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:20am

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning Chronicler Of Apartheid, Dies

NPR Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:10am

Gordimer found her central theme exploring the human effects of racial injustice, but her work continued long after South Africa's apartheid regime had ended.

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ArtsBeat: ‘The Escape Artist’: Thomas Beller Talks About J. D. Salinger

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:27pm
Mr. Beller’s new book is part biography of the reclusive Salinger and part memoir.






Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:48am
Joan Rivers’s “Diary of a Mad Diva,” No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with the author’s brand of rapid-fire politically incorrect jokes.






‘The Painter,’ by Peter Heller

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:48am
A painter with violent impulses tries to start over, but his past catches up with him.






‘Dying Every Day,’ by James Romm

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:47am
A classicist tries to unravel the enigma of Seneca, the Stoic philosopher who tutored the emperor Nero.






Herman Koch’s ‘Summer House With Swimming Pool’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:47am
A holiday near the Mediterranean leads to disaster for a doctor and his celebrity patient in this novel by the author of “The Dinner.”






‘The Year She Left Us,’ by Kathryn Ma

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:46am
In this first novel, a girl adopted from China finds it difficult to situate herself in American life.






‘Astonish Me,’ by Maggie Shipstead

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:46am
A New York ballerina helps a Russian dancer defect, but her own desires are thwarted.






‘Preparing the Ghost,’ by Matthew Gavin Frank

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:45am
Matthew Gavin Frank’s wide-ranging book explores an amateur naturalist’s compulsion to understand the mystery of the giant squid.






Children’s Books: ‘Like No Other,’ by Una LaMarche

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:45am
A Hasidic girl and a West Indian boy fall in love and face the consequences in this young adult novel.






Children’s Books: ‘Guy in Real Life,’ by Steve Brezenoff

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:44am
In this young adult novel, a teenager takes on an identity much like his girlfriend’s for an online role-playing game.






Children’s Books: ‘From There to Here,’ ‘The Good-Pie Party’ and ‘Bad Bye, Good Bye’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:44am
Three picture books feature children struggling with displacement and new surroundings.






Children’s Books: ‘The Young World,’ by Chris Weitz

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:44am
Social order breaks down when a mysterious illness spreads worldwide, sparing only adolescents.






Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:43am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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