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Lose Yourself In The Wild Forests Of 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'

NPR Books - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:03am

If you're looking for a cracking summer read, NPR's Madhulika Sikka says you absolutely must pick up Michael Koryta's thrill-a-minute new novel about a teenager on the run in the Montana woods.

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An Elegant, Thoughtful Exploration Of Life In 'Two Italies'

NPR Books - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:04am

Italian professor Joseph Luzzi's new memoir digs into the divisions in Italian society: north and south, poor and rich, and the question of his own complicated identity as an Italian American.

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Drew Munro: You say goodbye, and I say hello

Local News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:25pm
You may not be able to go back, as the old adage goes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come back. As some of you know, I’m returning as editor of the Sky-Hi News to replace the editor who replaced me when I left for Glenwood Springs about 14 months ago. Now that my head has stopped spinning, I’d like to thank all of you who have given me such a warm welcome. I can’t tell you how many ways Grand County feels like home and how wonderful it is to be back. I’d also like to offer a hearty …

Jon DeVos: I owe it all to Judge Judy

Local News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:25pm
Last October, I hit a pothole just outside of Granby causing considerable damage to my wife’s Mini Cooper. This pothole was a big square cut in the road left over from some excavation. Erosion from weekend traffic had worn away the dirt and left a wicked edge exposed, and I hit it with enough impact to blow out both tires on the driver’s side. Reacting immediately, I slammed both eyes shut and squealed like a pre-teen. Nonetheless, my wife tells me that after a harrowing 8-second ride, we somehow landed safely by the side of the road. Happy for life, …

Tonya Bina: Motherhood, journalism: True labors of love

Local News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:25pm
I was a month into my job as editor at the Sky-Hi when, having just learned I had a baby and was working full-time, someone said smugly and with a hint of judgment, “You’re really living the American dream!” It resonated with me in an uncomfortable way. I value the opportunities for women and work, but the dream varies among us. Not everyone who chooses to work full-time in the first year of having a baby is putting selfish career goals before family. For many, it’s about putting family first, rejecting that strong desire to stay home with child and …

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:29am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






Crime: ‘The Forsaken,’ by Ace Atkins, and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:24am
In Ace Atkins’s “The Forsaken,”






‘This Blue,’ by Maureen N. McLane

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:24am
From urban pigeons to the Adirondacks, Maureen N. McLane celebrates the intricacies of the natural world.






‘The Great Glass Sea,’ by Josh Weil

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:24am
The lives of Russian twins diverge in the post-Soviet years in this first novel.






Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:18am
Paperback books of particular interest.






‘Bicentennial,’ by Dan Chiasson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:58am
Dan Chiasson’s new collection evokes the father he never knew.






‘Midnight in Europe,’ by Alan Furst

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:57am
The hero of Alan Furst’s new espionage novel risks his life for the loyalists in the Spanish Civil War.






‘The People’s Platform,’ by Astra Taylor

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:57am
The Internet was hailed as a digital democracy, but has resulted in inequities and concentrations of power.






Gabriel Chevallier’s ‘Fear’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:45am
Gabriel Chevallier’s autobiographical novel about serving on the front lines of World War I.






Emily Gould’s ‘Friendship’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:45am
Young women grapple with jobs, men and each other in the blogger Emily Gould’s first novel.






Essay: Sing to Me, O Muse (But Keep It Brief)

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:44am
Thoughts on the state of poetry in the age of Twitter.






Patricia Lockwood’s ‘Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:42am
Patricia Lockwood’s second poetry collection continues her interrogation of gender, nature and sexuality.






‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:42am
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.






Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:41am
“The Girls of August,” No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, is the novelist Anne Rivers Siddons’s 13th best seller.






The Shortlist: Marcus Sedgwick’s ‘She Is Not Invisible,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:40am
New books by Marcus Sedgwick, Marie Rutkoski, Anne Blankman, Melvin Burgess and Sally Green.






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