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

Prologue Lost The  Cut,  Montana  Territory.  October  1870. The dog stopped along the trail ahead of him, growling. Yellowstone Jack Baronett reined in his horse and dismounted, taking his gun from the saddle. He soon saw what had captured the dog’s attention: an animal was dragging itself slowly up the side of the Cut, a […]

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

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts, 320 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs poorrichardsdowntown.com When We Cease to Understand the World By Benjamin LabatutNew York Review of […]

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

Excerpted from “Pieces of Everyone, Everywhere” by Cynthia Swanson, copyright 2022 by Cynthia Swanson, included in the anthology “Denver Noir ” edited by Cynthia Swanson. Used with permission of the author and Akashic Books (akashicbooks.com). “Denver Noir” is available May 3. Cheesman Park Digging graves is straightforward labor, involving little more than brute strength and a sufficiently […]

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

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins oldfirehousebooks.com | @OFirehouseBooks on Twitter, Instagram Saint Death’s Daughter By CSE CooneySolaris$27.99  April 12, 2022 >> Purchase […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “Gone to Darkness” begins with a fog-shrouded mystery by the tracks

Chapter 1 To hell with their laws and restrictions. You have a great and wise heart, Sydney Rose. And that makes for a much better guide to what’s wrong and what’s right. —Effie “Grams” Parnell. Private conversation. My first official homicide investigation began without a corpse.  An actual body is what triggers a murder case. […]

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

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts, 320 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs poorrichardsdowntown.com From the River to the Sea By John SedgwickAvid Reader Press, Simon & […]

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

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins oldfirehousebooks.com | @OFirehouseBooks on Twitter, Instagram The Love Hypothesis By Ali HazelwoodBerkley$16.00  Sept. 14, 2021 >> Purchase […]