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SunLit Excerpt: “Edge of the Map,” recounts the true story of climbers lost in China

Author Johanna Garton recounts how search efforts by U.S. friends hinged on clues from the contents of the legendary Coloradans' backpacks

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Shadow Ridge,” a detective, a crime scene and a curious visitor collide

In this Jo Wyatt mystery, author M.E. Browning introduces the fraught relationship between two cops amid a death that may not be what it seems

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Tower of the Four: The Champions Academy,” a teen faces failure

This excerpt from Todd Fahnestock's sci-fi fantasy explores the tug of war between the passion and impetuosity of youth for an aspiring town guardian

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Sunlit Excerpt: “Her Perfect Life” frames sibling rivalry in the starkest terms

Author Rebecca Taylor's excerpt introduces the sister with the humdrum life and crumbling marriage, juxtaposed with the fame and fortune of the rich and famous writer

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Sunlit Excerpt: From “St. Christopher on Pluto,” a hardscrabble holiday tale

Author Nancy McKinley weaves a story of insurance fraud with the flipside of humanity at a church's Christmas gift giveaway that comes up short

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Sunlit Excerpt: Is “The Gringa” an international terrorist, or simply a dupe?

Author Andrew Altschul's writer/narrator struggles in his search for the complex truth about his ex-pat protagonist, imprisoned in Peru, in this novel inspired by the real-life story of Lori Berenson

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SunLit excerpt: “The Scholar and the Struggle” reveals the life and impact of Lawrence Reddick

Author David Varel's biography tracks the work of one of the most important Black intellectuals of the 20th century -- and links his importance to the present day

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In “Shall We Dance?” a cop’s lost bet sets the stage for dance lessons and romance

Shelley Shepard Gray introduces a dance teacher struggling to launch her new studio when a handsome potential student walks through her door with an off-putting proposition

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SunLit interview: Josh Hillis introduced psychology into a plan for healthy eating “in real life”

Working with clients and digging into research informed the principles behind "Lean and Strong: Eating Skills, Psychology and Workouts," which revamped the author's approach to diet and exercise

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In an excerpt from “Once Again,” a mother suddenly finds herself reliving the loss of her daughter

Author Catherine Wallace Hope introduces a grieving woman, barely clinging to her sanity, who's jolted back in time by a phone call from the girl's school

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In this excerpt from “Creatures of Charm and Hunger,” astral projection yields heartbreaking results

After escaping the Nazis to England in the waning days of World War II, Miriam Cantor employs special powers to determine her parents' fate. Her nocturnal adventure reveals a startling truth.

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In “Death of a Car Salesman,” a daughter discovers her semi-famous father’s death could be a homicide

Author Collin Brantmeyer introduces a woman returning home to settle family business involving her car-hawking dad, whose goofy TV ads made him a celebrity and overshadowed his checkered past

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“Heartbreak Kennel” tells a grim tale of abuse, but also the complex story of a breeder who fooled everyone

Through dozens of interviews and stacks of documents, author Cary Unkelbach weaves the story of deception and mistreatment. Somehow, her own dog Max defied the odds.

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SunLit interview: How Stephanie Harper’s story of agoraphobia unexpectedly found an audience

She finished her novel in 2013, but "Wesley Yorstead Goes Outside" didn't find its way to print until seven years later, when the isolation that followed the coronavirus made it a "pandemic read"

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SunLit interview: How Dylan Fisher’s fever dream became a game to create the longest sentence

The author notes that his sentences seldom came to a full stop, "and, thus, the question of 'what comes next' never came up for me"

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In this excerpt from “No Man’s Son,” the author recounts her husband’s final day

Michael Chowdry, a Pakastani immigrant, built a cargo airline and a life in Colorado. It all ended too soon when he and a journalist died in a crash.

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The SunLit Interview: Debbi MacLeod’s unsung Colorado library helps bring books to the print-disabled

Part of a national network, the Colorado Talking Book Library serves about 7,000 book lovers statewide. MacLeod wants to serve more.

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The SunLit interview: Clara Villarosa’s Hue-Man Experience finds unexpected new life

The brand she launched in 1984 in Denver to advance books by and about people of color, and later revived in New York City, now will become a curatorial service within the Tattered Cover

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The SunLit interview: A conversation with “Wimpy Kid” creator Jeff Kinney

With a new book of spooky stories coming out, the wildly successful author brings a drive-thru experience to four Front Range book stores

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Half of the duo known as Linda Keir explains how two authors forged an “almost flawless working relationship”

Denver's Linda Joffe Hull and Chicago's Keir Graff, separated by a thousand miles, have combined their talents on three novels, including their latest, "The Three Mrs. Wrights"

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