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At the end, a rumination on a daughter’s complex relationship with her adoptive father

In this excerpt from "Bitterroot," American Indian author Susan Devan Harness explores powerful emotions as childhood memories frame her dad's final days

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An American aid worker in WWI Belgium struggles to maintain neutrality as German deportations devastate town

In this excerpt from Jeffrey B. Miller's "WWI Crusaders," the author sets the stage for the brutality of the German occupation and the challenges ahead for a group of Americans seeking to save millions from starvation

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In “Tales from an Uncertain World” excerpt, author explores the boundaries of understanding

Science educator L.S. Gardiner's book about climate change begins with an explanation of how we process what we know, and what we don't know

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A sibling adventure to a forbidden place — and the disconcerting aftermath of a disorienting storm

In "The Past Is Never," author Tiffany Quay Tyson spins a story that resonates with Southern Gothic tradition

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In wartime, a boy and a redcoat converge in an abandoned house and form an awkward alliance

In his novel "Mad Boy," author Nick Arvin introduces his young protagonist in a vivid encounter with a soldier -- and both have looting on their minds

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On militarized landscapes in Colorado and beyond, can we successfully preserve both history and environment?

In "Bombs Away," the author examines sites like Rocky Flats and Hanford in search of ways restoration can "honor the sacrifices demanded of both nature and culture"

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A dog-rescuer working with breeders? Take a peek into the gray area of rescue work

"The Doggie in the Window" author Rory Kress found that cultivating relationships with puppy mills can be controversial, but one Colorado-based organization saves thousands of dogs that otherwise would be killed

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Excerpt: Fascinated by flight as a child, a young Soviet girl feels the calling that will take her to war in the skies

In her historical novel "Daughters of the Night Sky," author Aimie K. Runyan develops a heroine who becomes a decorated combat flier in an all-women unit

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Excerpt: A dog’s diagnosis leads to the savoring of mornings and appreciation for every detail

In "Rough Beauty," the author and her canine companion, Elvis, refuse to await the end and instead relish the days