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Book Review — Lullaby Road

Lullaby Road: A Novel by James Anderson Truck driver Ben Jones drives a remote section of Route 117 in Utah delivering goods to local residents, most of whom are hermits or have some reason to live a solitary existence. Ben has a checkered past himself and this work suits him. On a wintry day things…

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Author Event Saturday — Don’t Skip Out on Me

by Carol Lloyd — Determined to prove his worth, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand from Tonopah who was abandoned by his parents, leaves his aging guardians to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny. Vlautin’s writings…

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Book Review — Little Faith

Little Faith by Nickolas Butler   Faith and male friendship are at the core of this beautifuly written story set in a small town in rural Wisconsin. Lyle and Peg lost a baby early in their marriage and with it went Lyle’s faith in God. He wanted and tried to believe but it never felt…

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Book Review — Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott Years ago I was listening to a radio interview about a book called Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life which was very funny and insightful. So I checked the book out of the library and found the writing to be just as funny and…

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Book Review — A Forger’s Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger

A Forger’s Tale by Shaun Greenhalgh Shaun Greenhalgh is the Bolton forger and he wrote this book while in prison for, you guessed it, forgery. He was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months in 2006 after years of hoodwinking art dealers and museums with all manner of his recreations. He worked out of a…

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Local Author Signs Book Deal

Bookouture, a British publishing company, announced today, our own local author, Tammy L. Grace, known for her best-selling Hometown Harbor Series in women’s fiction and her Cooper Harrington Detective Novels, has just signed a two-book contract with them, writing under the pen name of Casey Wilson. Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to…

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The Weight of a Piano: A Novel by Chris Cander

How much does a piano weigh? In the case of the German Bluthner model, featured prominently in this book, the emotional weight is much more than its actual 600 plus pounds for Katya and Clara whose lives are intertwined with the instrument. Katya is given the piano when she is 8 years old and living…

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Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country — by Pam Houston

Wow! This book was worth the wait. Houston’s first book Cowboys Are My Weakness had a profound impact on me when it came out in 1993 for its descriptions of her wilderness travels and what her personal take-aways were. In Deep Creek, with 5% down and owner carry, Houston bought a 120 acre ranch in the…

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