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‘The Transcriptionist,’ by Amy Rowland

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:18am
Amy Rowland’s solitary heroine is unhinged by a harrowing stream of disembodied words.

Philip Ziegler’s ‘Olivier’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:17am
A biography of the “strangely hidden” man who, since boyhood, wanted to be “the greatest actor in the world.”

‘Brando’s Smile,’ by Susan L. Mizruchi

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:17am
A biographer of Marlon Brando delves into the archives and tries to demystify her complex subject.

Letters: The Word

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:15am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Alex Beam’s “American Crucifixion,” Josh Ostergaard’s “The Devil’s Snake Curve” and more.

ArtsBeat: Comic-Con 2014: Lois Lowry Finally Sees Her Novel On-Screen

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:09pm
Ms. Lowry, whose novel “The Giver” helped spawn the young adult science fiction genre, says seeing the film version opened her eyes to things left unsaid in the book.

‘The Utes Must Go,’ a history chat

Local News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:53pm
Peter R. Decker, college professor, author, policy analyst and rancher, combines his knowledge, experience and education in his many books about the West, including “The Utes Must Go,” his book and the topic of his lecture at Cozens Ranch Museum, a free event scheduled for 5 p.m. July 25. Decker attended boarding school, Middlebury College, and earned his Ph.D. in American History at Columbia University. In 1974, after teaching at Barnard College, he was ready to head West. He and his wife found a ranch in Ouray County. In 1980 they moved permanently and now Decker is owner and operator …

Economy gaining steam in East Grand County

Local News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:25pm
A recent slew of business openings and improvements in Winter Park could be a sign that the economy is rebounding. The recently opened Vasquez Creek Inn and Hideaway Park Brewery are the latest examples of business owners investing in the downtown area. “Things are improving and looking better, and people’s businesses are growing,” said Catherine Ross, executive director of the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce. The property transaction for Vasquez Creek Inn, formerly the German-style inn and restaurant Gasthaus Eichler, closed on Sept. 6, 2013, for $1.4 million, according to the Grand County assessor’s website. Bob and Suzanne …

Ben Macintyre’s ‘A Spy Among Friends’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:08pm
Ben Macintyre’s latest nonfiction thriller, “A Spy Among Friends,” is about Kim Philby, the high-level British spymaster who turned out to be a Russian mole.

Kai Bird’s ‘The Good Spy’ and Jack Devine’s ‘Good Hunting’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:08pm
Kai Bird tells the story of Robert Ames, an American operative in the Middle East, while Jack Devine’s memoir recounts his time helping rebel fighters battle Soviet troops in Afghanistan.
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