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Suddenly awake and alone, a woman works toward survival and understanding — on Mars

Right off the bat, the co-authors of "Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars" have their protagonist face two existential questions: Who am I? Why am I here?

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How an iconic Hitchcock film inspired a young adult novel about reality in the internet age

Author Donna Cooner contrasted people's real-life personas with online "reality," and was shocked at the private information one photo can carry

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A 1984 flashback reveals family dynamics forged in a trying political campaign

Author Elisabeth Hyde creates vivid scenes of sibling love and discord that play out over decades and converge on one weekend in "Go Ask Fanny"

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An intimate bilingual encounter draws a storied gunfighter to a conflicted young woman

The steamy scene sets the stage for a work of historical fiction built around the exploits of Billy the Kid

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From a dream job that was not without its risks came the inspiration for outdoor thrillers

Author J.M. Mitchell's career with the National Park Service informs his writing. But he needed extra research on how his Kenyan counterparts did their job.

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Rhinos, wild horses, politics — and dead bodies — set a frenetic pace from D.C. to Kenya

The first chapter of "Killing Godiva's Horse" plants the seeds of eventually converging storylines in author J.M. Mitchell's thriller

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A K-9 detective does his job well, which means Deputy Mattie Cobb has another mystery on her hands

In this edition of her ongoing series, author Margaret Mizushima introduces us to the grisly discovery that raises a multitude of questions

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Here are eight great books by Colorado authors for your summer reading list

SunLit asked some of the authors we've featured over the past year to tells us which books by other Colorado authors they'd recommend. Their picks, and the reasons why, could be the start of your shortlist.

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Excerpt: A dog’s diagnosis leads to the savoring of mornings and appreciation for every detail

In "Rough Beauty," the author and her canine companion, Elvis, refuse to await the end and instead relish the days