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Littwin: Mike’s on vacation, but his words are still here for you.

Mike Littwin’s versatility is on full display in this short collection of classics, where he weighs in on Colorado history, a climate change film blockbuster, books and…Dr. Seuss?

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SunLit Interview: “Luther, Wyoming” co-authors introduced often-ignored Western characters

Mario Acevedo and Tomas Alamilla slipped Indian scouts and Buffalo soldiers into their narrative. They also paid close attention to dialogue.

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Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Luther, Wyoming,” a sheriff tries to conceal his corruption

Co-authors Mario Acevedo and Tomas Alamilla teamed up to create a gangster tale set to a backdrop of the Old West

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What the staff at Poor Richard’s Books suggests for your next great read

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SunLit Interview: Thriller author Carter Wilson has stuck to standalone novels

But in "The New Neighbor," he combined a riveting opening scene with a creepy house from an earlier book to write a psychological crossover

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SunLit Excerpt: In “The New Neighbor,” a life-changing text message collides with grief

Carter Wilson's psychological thriller begins with a widower struggling to reconcile wondrous economic fortune on the worst day of his life

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SunLit Interview: After decades, Stephen Trimble came to grips with a personal, but universal story

Through "The Mike File," the author came to understand his relationship with the brother he lost -- and something about himself

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Mike File” reveals one family’s story of a boy lost to the mental health system

In his memoir, author Stephen Trimble reaches back through time to understand the brother he never really knew

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What the staff at Old Firehouse Books thinks you should be reading right now

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What the staff at BookBar thinks you should be reading right now

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SunLit Interview: When prose failed her after her son’s death, a Colorado mother turned to poetry

Even identifying her son's body became a subject for her to address in "Breath, Suspended." Because, she says, how could it not?

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SunLit Excerpt: “Breath, Suspended” charts in poetry the depths of a mother’s grief

After Diane Alters' 22-year-old son, Armando, died suddenly in Mexico, she worked through her emotions by writing. Poetry became the vehicle for her journey.

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What the staff at Out West Books thinks you should be reading right now

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SunLit Interview: Megan Kate Nelson saw a natural jewel, and a metaphor, in “Saving Yellowstone”

The author recognized America's embrace of the breathtaking landscape during Reconstruction also underscored a danger in what lies beneath

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Sunlit Excerpt: “Saving Yellowstone” views an iconic landscape through lens of Reconstruction, national expansion

Author Megan Kate Nelson traces the American fascination with the Yellowstone region and its impact on an evolving nation

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SunLit Interview: “Denver Noir” editor Cynthia Swanson weighs in on the project and the importance of place

Swanson, who also contributed a short story to the collection, talks about recruiting authors and how Cheesman Park's history informed her own piece

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What the staff at Poor Richard’s Books thinks you should be reading right now

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SunLit Excerpt: “Pieces of Everyone, Everywhere” digs deep, but carefully, into Denver history

This short story from the collection "Denver Noir" revolves around a young person at work exhuming bodies from a cemetery that became Cheesman Park

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What the staff at Old Firehouse Books thinks you should be reading right now

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