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Audiobooks: ‘Gravity’s Rainbow,’ Read by George Guidall

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:09am
A skilled audiobook performance brings new life to “Gravity’s Rainbow” at age 41.

Audiobooks: Dan Stevens Reads Homer Translations

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:09am
Dan Stevens reads Robert Fitzgerald’s classic translations of Homer.

Audiobooks: ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Read by Tim Robbins

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:09am
Is “Fahrenheit 451” a parable about censorship or an indictment of the cultural distraction of technology?

‘Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life,’ by Hermione Lee

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:59am
Hermione Lee’s latest biography is of the English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, a late bloomer who published her first book at 58 and became famous at 80.

The Shortlist: Val Wang's 'Beijing Bastard,' and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:20am
New books by Val Wang, Xiaolu Guo, Tim Clissold and Liu Zhenyun.

Book News: Daniel Handler Apologizes For Jokes At National Book Awards

NPR Books - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:17am

Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, hosted Wednesday's ceremony — and made a few racially charged jokes while doing so. He apologized after a backlash Thursday. Also: A Beach Boy plans a memoir.

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Open Book: A ‘No Wing’ Author

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:08am
Carolyn Chute is as unclassifiable and unruly in her books as she is in person.

Carolyn Chute’s ‘Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:06am
Some residents of Egypt, Maine, fear a communal settlement and its enigmatic leader; others are irresistibly attracted.

Letters: ‘This Changes Everything’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:02am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything,” Denis Johnson’s “The Laughing Monsters” and more.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:02am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:57am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:52am
Richard Ford, whose latest Frank Bascombe book is on the extended hardcover fiction list, had originally named his character Frank Slocum.

ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:50am
Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.

Grand County towns make Top 10 ‘authentic’ list

Local News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:21pm
Grand County has the unique distinction of having two towns among the “Top 10 Authentic Small Towns in America.” Steve Winston, writing for World Property Journal (, named Grand Lake and Winter Park among his selections. Winter Park weighed in at No. 6, while Grand Lake’s charms earned it the No. 1 ranking. “Imagine a tiny town of a few hundred, sitting on the shore of a huge alpine lake surrounded by snowcapped mountains,” Winston wrote. “Then, imagine that this town has wood-planked sidewalks, funky Western restaurants, friendly folks with wide smiles and cowboy hats, fresh mountain air, craftspeople in …

‘Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love,’ by James Booth

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:07pm
James Booth’s new biography of Philip Larkin demonstrates why the poet’s work is great.

Searchers find body of missing man on Longs Peak

Local News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:21pm
Helicopter search efforts helped locate the body of Peter Jeffris on Thursday 200 feet below the Ledges on the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak. A Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team was flown to a landing spot in the Glacier Gorge drainage. The four team members then climbed approximately 1,800 vertical feet to where Jeffris was found. His body was flown from the scene to a landing spot at Upper Beaver Meadows at approximately 4 p.m. and transferred to the Boulder County coroner. Search and rescue efforts continued Wednesday and Thursday to find the missing hiker, 25, of …

Granby welcomes new hair stylist

Local News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:21pm
If you have been in Roxanne’s Salon in Granby in the last few months, you might have noticed a new face. Stylist Tina Rolando moved to Grand County in June and is taking new clients and walk-ins at Roxanne’s Salon, 80 E. Agate Ave., Granby. Rolando and her family moved to the high country from Fort Collins to live closer to Tina’s parents. She and her husband Cliff and their four children have put down stakes in Granby and Tina has hung her shingle at Roxanne’s Salon. Tina is an independent small business owner. She rents booth space in Roxanne’s …

Winter Park skiers training for U.S. Ski Team selections

Local News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:13pm
There’s more than snow flying at Winter Park Resort this week. Two of Winter Park’s top winter athletes, freestyle aerialist Nik Seemann and mogul skier Joel Hedrick, have started their early season training at Winter Park Resort. After a summer of training on water, coach Chris Seemann said early season training is about getting back to basics. “Early season training is just getting back on snow and getting back to landing on a real incline,” Chris said. Nik, 17, is currently training for the U.S. Aerial Selection, which will be held in Park City, Utah, from Dec. 18 to 21. …

Grand County: Most of missing funds unrecovered

Local News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:05pm
Grand County has been unable to recover more than $300,000 in county funds that went missing from the county building department, county officials said. The county has since filed an insurance claim with its provider, Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., for $315,599, said County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran. It is unclear whether the insurance company will reimburse the full amount, Curran said, though representatives from accounting firm Alvarez & Marsal stated in June that insurance would not cover all of the county’s losses. County officials had held off on presenting the insurance company with a number until July, when officials believed …

Grand County sheriff-elect to conduct interagency meeting

Local News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:41pm
Prior to representing Grand County at the upcoming Sheriff’s Academy and in keeping with one of his campaign promises to work closely with the community, Sheriff-elect Brett Schroetlin will be hosting an interagency “meet and greet” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 8 a.m. at the Granby Town Hall. “In order to be successful in what I want to accomplish,” Schroetlin said, “we need to come together and listen to our community.” The invitation list includes: all the police and fire chiefs; the director of Grand County EMS; officials from Colorado State Patrol, State Parks and Wildlife, the National Park Service, …
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