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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:10pm

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 6:05am

Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's novel, A Clue to the Exit. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 6:04am

The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.

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The Gentlemen Bastards Unfold Sumptuous Stories Within Stories

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:03am

This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Scott Lynch's swashbuckling Gentleman Bastard series, a combination fantasy of manners, heist caper and heartfelt buddy comedy. With pirates.

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Making Sense Of A Tragedy, One Narrator At A Time

NPR Books - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:03am

June Reid has lost everyone she loves in one horrifying moment, but she's not the only one grieving. Bill Clegg's new novel tells of June's loss through the voices of those who know and encounter her.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

In Just Mercy, attorney Bryan Stevenson recounts his efforts to defend the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. It appears at No. 5.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

In John Grisham's Gray Mountain, a New York City lawyer turned unpaid intern stumbles upon dangerous secrets in a small Appalachian community. It appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

In H is for Hawk, experienced falconer Helen Macdonald recounts her efforts to train a dangerous goshawk after her father dies. It appears at No. 8.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

Debuting at No. 14, Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women finds moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats and hotel dining rooms.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of August 27, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:51am
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

DA Barkey responds to questions, criticisms

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:37pm
GRANBY — Brett Barkey, 14th Judicial District Attorney, faced a litany of questions and criticisms during a question and answer session organized by the Grand County Democrats on Wednesday evening, Aug. 26.Barkey, who was appointed to his position in August 2012 before running unopposed later that year, addressed questions about his office’s handling of the Lucas Ackerman and Brigid Irish cases, as well as his plans to run for re-election. Barkey started the session by explaining the operation of his three offices in Grand, Moffat and Routt counties.The 14th Judical District Attorney’s Office employs 23 people, including 10 attorneys, 10 …

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:15pm
Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.

Middle Park Class of 2016 looks to this year and beyond

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:05pm
As the summer comes to a close, the Middle Park High School senior class of 2016 anxiously awaits its last and best year of high school. Emotions range from excitement for the festivities that are yet come to nerves about applying to colleges and for scholarships. This year’s seniors have been together since sixth grade when Grand Lake, Fraser, and Granby Elementary schools joined at East Grand Middle School. In many ways, we’ve grown up together. We’ve gone through critical and interesting stages in our lives together, and I believe that despite all our distinctive differences, talents, dreams, and passions, …

DeVos: Tellin’ it like it is

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:53pm
Donald Trump is keeping the hopes of America alive! Well, at least he’s keeping the hopes of American journalists alive. Just think, two more years of self-funded pomposity under a blazing orange comb-over like you probably couldn’t even find in Branson, Missouri, the hotbed of boomer comb-overs.There’s a sad side to the Donald’s success. He relies upon that fearful mean streak that permeates baser conservative thought. Pandering to it keeps him aloft. The Republican Party will eventually coalesce around one candidate, but for now you must tattoo numbers on their ears to tell them apart. The three unifying themes among …

Delta Dental Foundation awards grant to Grand Beginnings

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:45pm
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has announced funding awards for projects working to improve children’s oral health in local communities, including Grand Beginnings locally.Eleven organizations have received awards ranging from $1,000 - $15,000 per grant. Total award funding is $100,962.The following Grand County organizations received mini-grant funding:• Grand Beginnings, Healthy Mouths, Healthy Families project in Hot Sulphur Springs.Funding priority was given to applicants whose applications showed innovation, had an implementation plan, strived to reach underserved children and have the potential for sustainability. The projects selected for funding can take no more than one year to complete.“This mini-grant funding allows Delta …

Obituary: Russell C. Jennings

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:45pm
Russell C. Jennings, 86, passed away Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Firth, Neb. He served in the Navy during WW II and the Korean War. He lived in Grand County from 1979 until 2009.Survivors include his wife Sally; son John Jennings(Trista); daughter Phyllis Johnson; seven grandchildren, Ryan Jennings, Connor Jennings, Colin Jennings, Tennessee Anderson, Wyatt Johnson, Rhett Jennings and Hayden Jennings; one great-granddaughter Kierra Bunker; one brother Charles Drury(Elsie).A memorial has been established to Project Sanctuary PO Box 1563, Granby, CO 80446. The family will have a memorial celebration in Grand County at a later date. …

'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

NPR Books - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:38pm

Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.

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Can you spare a day to help Fraser Valley trails?

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:37pm
We have a great trail system and it keeps on getting better. There are a lot more bikes out on the trails and in town than ever before.Trails experiences, signage and maps are all improving, Just this summer the Leland Creek area has seen trail improvements and additions on the Leap Frog trail. In Idlewild Crosstrails now connects to Arrow. The reroute of the bottom of Broken Thumb is ready to be created. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has created a very accurate paper and online map of the trail system. These are the best maps that we have …

Andrew Duhon plays Music On The Mall in Winter Park

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:29pm
WINTER PARK – New Orleans native and singer/songwriter, Andrew Duhon, brings refreshing honesty with a matching performance that reflects his personal perspective. His voice leaves no gaps in the experience as he sings with raw and personal conviction. Don’t miss this rising star as he shines brightly at Music On The Mall Friday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m. Whether it’s love that crosses color lines, a family challenged by life’s unexpected turns or the woeful tale of a city left to drown, Duhon brings his audience into the most intimate of spaces through his storytelling. With 3 recordings, the latest …
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