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In “Feeling Left Behind,” the widowed author recounts the persistent trauma of a mundane errand

Simple trips to the grocery store nearly brought Kim Murdock to her knees, and to the realization others shared her feelings

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In “Fake,” a high-school outsider describes her online metamorphosis

This excerpt from Donna Cooner's young adult novel explores the desire to create a glamorous fantasy identity when a teen girl struggles to accept herself as she is

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A rite of initiation provides a violent — but welcome — admission to an eternal bond

In this excerpt from "You Who Enter Here," author Erika T. Wurth introduces us to the prison gang culture so coveted by the protagonists of her novel

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Humanity and nature, mother and son, fulfillment and regret — a field guide

In a short story from her debut collection, author Emily Wortman-Wunder melds her love of wildlife and short fiction into a heart-wrenching meditation

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An unusual setting for romance: A petroleum tank farm, an inspection of irregularities, a drug lord and his henchman

Author Harper McDavid introduces the unlikely characters in this award-winning romance novel set in the region where she once worked as a hydrogeologist along the Texas-Mexico border

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An eager new investigator proves indispensable in a novel about a Colorado cold-case murder

Author Donnell Ann Bell specializes in close-to-home thrillers -- like this 14-year-old unsolved killing suddenly revived by clues from a new crime

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Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks

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An unexpected moment in baggage claim sent the Colorado author on her most difficult journey

In the memoir, "Poco a Poco," Michele Morris describes the intensely difficult six months following her husband's brain aneurysm in the Madrid airport

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The legacy of Colorado’s historic abandoned mines includes new, and critical, habitat for opportunistic bats

In "Gold!" the author journeys to an old mining spot in the Sangre de Cristos to witness the creatures' massive nightly exodus

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