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Adrian Miller, Julian Rubinstein and All the Colorado Book Award Winners

Adrian Miller, Julian Rubinstein and All the Colorado Book Award Winners

Colorado Humanities announced the winners of the Colorado Book Awards on June 25, and among the fifteen categories were some familiar names. Adrian Miller, fresh from a win in the James Beard Awards for Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, this time took the prize in History. And Julian Rubinstein snagged …

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A pirate among us: Book says infamous smuggler spent his final years hiding in Lincolnton |  Local News

A pirate among us: Book says infamous smuggler spent his final years hiding in Lincolnton | Local News

Mary Canrobert Avast yes! I’m going to talk about a pirate. I’ve never written about one before. The subject hasn’t been one that charmed me … until now. My disinterest with those daring rogues of the sea has changed thanks to two Lincolnton authors, Ashley Oliphant and her mother Beth Yarbrough, who wrote “Jean Laffite …

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Bette Howland, forgotten author, in the spotlight with Things Come and Go

Bette Howland, forgotten author, in the spotlight with Things Come and Go

Placeholder while article actions load In 2015, Brigid Hughes, an editor at A Public Space, was browsing a sale rack at the Housing Works Bookstore in Manhattan when she came across a memoir called “W-3.” She was struck by the work’s lively voice and surprised that she had never heard of its author, Bette Howland. …

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CTech's Book Review: How to live in a world of randomness

CTech’s Book Review: How to live in a world of randomness

Judah Taub is the Managing Partner at Hetz Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Tel Aviv. He has joined CTech to share a review of “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Title: “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Format: Book …

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Sarah Hall: ‘I used to almost fear opening a book’ | Fiction

Sarah Hall, 48, is the Cumbrian-born author of prizewinning short stories and novels, among them Mrs Fox and The Electric Michelangelo. Her latest, Burntcoat, is one of the first Covid-era works of long-form fiction to grapple with life during – and significantly after – a pandemic, though the plague it describes is far deadlier. Its …

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The Colorado Sun

What the staff at Old Firehouse Books suggests for your next great read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins oldfirehousebooks.com | @OFirehouseBooks on TwitterInstagram The Daughters of Ys By MT Anderson and Jo RiouxFirst Second$24.99 August …

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The Supreme Court turns to history books to redefine rights on abortion, guns

The Supreme Court turns to history books to redefine rights on abortion, guns

What personal rights, such as the right to abortion, are protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of liberty and equality? According to the Supreme Court, only those rights that are “deeply rooted in the nation’s history and traditions” dating back to 1868, when the amendment was ratified and few states allowed abortion — and when …

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Geraldine Brooks Had an Unpleasant Surprise When She Taught at Harvard

Geraldine Brooks Had an Unpleasant Surprise When She Taught at Harvard

What books are on your night stand? Permanently, three slim volumes of a series called “A Return to Poetry.” In each, 10 notable Australians choose 10 favorite poems and say why those poems speak to them. I dip into these books often and I’m sad they discontinued the series. Alongside them presently I have “Worn,” …

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Book Scene: Meddling grandfathers give rom-com a lift |  Explore Yakima

Book Scene: Meddling grandfathers give rom-com a lift | Explore Yakima

“A Proposal They Can’t Refuse” has a wonderful selection of themes I adore in a book: food, family, culture (in this case Hispanic), and two main characters who cannot love. Oh, and some Irish whiskey! Kamilah Vega is a fiery Puerto Rican chef determined to make her family’s restaurant, El Coquí, succeed. She is hopeful …

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Dallas middle-schooler collecting books for Uvalde children

Dallas middle-schooler collecting books for Uvalde children

Thirteen-year-old Sia Sankaran of Dallas is raising money and collecting book donations to create 800 “grief kits” for Uvalde children who were affected by the mass shooting that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers last month. The kits will be distributed to students from pre-K to eighth grade on Thursday. The kits …

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