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SunLit Excerpt: In “Canyonlands Carnage,” river mishaps raise suspicion

Chuck gaped at the back of Clarence’s helmeted head. “What in God’s name are you saying?” “I mean, consider the odds,” Clarence yelled back at him. “You really think—?”  Clarence nodded, his plastic helmet bobbing. “I do. The power—the force—of this first rapid made me realize I needed to say something.”  Chuck grimaced and rowed […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche” offers philosophical view of business culture

Style “Culture is, before all things, the unity of artistic style, in every expression of the life of a people. Abundant knowledge and learning, however, are not essential to it, nor are they a sign of its existence; and, at a pinch, they might coexist much more harmoniously with the very opposite of culture— with […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Girl Who Dared to Defy” galvanized Denver’s domestic mutiny

Editor’s note: The following is a shorter version of the chapter that appears in the book. CHAPTER FOUR Fiery, Little Jane Street “The melodrama, ‘Woman Against Woman, or How the Mistress Lost the Maid’ is going full blast.” ― Frances Wayne, Denver Post, March 20, 1916 The two eggs lay side by side in a […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “Unstoppable” recounts historic journey of Colorado’s first IVF mom

Epilogue A Year and a Half Later “Wouldn’t you say you are playing God?” Moments earlier, cool fingers had touched my neck as an assistant, wearing big earphones loosely hanging under her chin, clipped a microphone onto my white, ruffled collar. The people I noticed when I arrived this morning, standing in line outside the […]

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SunLit Excerpt: An account of improbable cesarean success by “The Cape Doctor” introduces this historical novel

Author’s Note: “The Cape Doctor” was inspired by the life of a brilliant, irascible, 19th-century Irish army surgeon, Dr. James Miranda Barry, who practiced medicine in the British colonies in the first half of the 19th century. Dr. Barry performed the first successful caesarian recorded in Africa, improved medicine for the socially marginalized, was caught […]

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Red Rabbit on the Run,” a woman with a strange story isn’t sure where to turn

Will’s head was freezing even with the stocking cap on. He yanked it off, hoping that a bit of air—even blasted nippy air— might help it dry faster. At least the cab was fairly warm. He looked out at the snowy Denver streets, praying he’d be on a flight back to the godawful heat and […]