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In “To Walk Humbly,” a historical novel, the Ku Klux Klan’s influence is on display

Author Laurie Marr Wasmund invokes 1920s Denver landmarks in an excerpt where the Klan appeals to the business interests of prospective members

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In “The Secrets of Lost Stones,” a cryptic note presents troubled teen with a choice

Melissa Payne's novel calls on her experience with abused and neglected children to paint a compelling portrait of the troubled protagonist

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Addiction, denial, despair — and joy — mark one woman’s thought experiment, aided by soft-hearted “guides”

In "Soft Hearted Stories," author Jenny Forrester views her world through a kaleidoscopic lens of prose and poetry

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A talented 16-year-old painter is given a chance to “merge minds” with a dying master. Should he take it?

Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl's young-adult tale of a plan to accelerate human development makes the opportunity sound enticing. But what are the ultimate costs?

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Remember hitting rock bottom in high school — and then facing friends in the cafeteria?

In "There's Something About Sweetie," author Sandhya Menon explores teen angst and the fraught world of finding young love without losing yourself

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