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Painted Horses

Malcolm Brooks’ new novel Painted Horses takes place in post-WWII America. Catherine Lemay eschews convention, choosing archaeology over marriage to a Manhattan banker. She goes to work for the River Basin Survey near the Montana-Wyoming border to identify any significant …

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A Great Adventure

Looking for a great adventure and a great historical novel? Sharpe’s Tiger, by Bernard Cornwell, is the perfect choice. Young Richard Sharpe, former thief and illiterate ne’er-do-well,is a private in the British army in India in 1799. Sharpe is …

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A dark and chilling story

Three teenage girls and their inseparable bond are at the heart of  The Fever, by Megan Abbott. Deenie, Lise, and Gabby share everything until Lise  suffers a mysterious seizure in class one day.  Soon, other girls at …

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Getting Cage-y

I recently got into a discussion with some coworkers about the dubious merits of a Nicolas Cage performance. These days it’s likely that any talk of this two-time Academy Award nominee will be less about the actor’s accolades and more about his …

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Unraveling the Perfect Marriage

In  You Should Have Known, by Jean Hanff Korelitz, Grace Reinhart Sachs really has it all: a happy marriage to a pediatric oncologist, a bright young son, a perfect old apartment in Manhattan, and a thriving career as a …

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

Bernadette Fox, the sharp-tongued  heroine of Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, by Maria Semple,  hates a lot of things:  Seattle, its drivers and its 5-way intersections, the local women’s hair (“there are two hairstyles here: short gray hair and long gray …

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Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944

Seventy years ago, just after D-Day, acclaimed war reporter Ernie Pyle arrived on the beaches of Normandy, where Allied forces had fought their way ashore in their quest to capture Europe back from the Germans. Indiana University has compiled many …

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Colorado Book Award finalists to read May 28 at Central Library

Please join Mesa County Libraries at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Central Library for an evening of readings and signings by several Western Slope authors whose books were selected as finalists in this year’s Colorado Book Awards.

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Get Brooks?

Know Albert Brooks?  If this question is met with confusion, or a resounding “no”, then the following is your formal introduction to this brilliant man-of-many-hats. 

Brooks was born and raised in Beverly Hills.  This fact, along with his trademark satirizing …

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