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ISBN: 9781937226664
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Published: Torrey House Press - February 21st, 2017

Review by Leslie Doran

Spagna, using her skills honed on her nonfiction work, introduces an unlikely duo of Charlotte and Larry. As the story opens, 14-year-old Charlotte and her mom, Angela, are packing up their lives in Colorado because Angela has lost her job. They are moving back to Washington state, where Larry, Charlotte’s father, lives. Colorado and the Rockies are the only home Charlotte knows, and she thinks it is the best place in the world to snowboard. Charlotte is a champion racer, and moving down to the dinky Cascades where the tallest mountains don’t even reach 9,000 feet is quite a letdown. So much so, she’s gotten rid of all her gear except her boards. MORE...

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ISBN: 9781632863942
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 17th, 2017

Review by Leslie Doran

The debut novel Indelible by Adelia Saunders, who grew up in Durango, is a complex, intriguing and compelling tale. Saunders shares the story of Magdalena, a young Lithuanian woman living in England whose life becomes involved with a father and son who have become disconnected. This somewhat postmodern adventure is told through the viewpoints of the diverse characters of Magdalena, Neil and his father, Richard. MORE...

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ISBN: 9781594631580
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 10th, 2017

Review by Jaime Cary

The quest for the simple life is one that has been undertaken by many throughout America’s history. However, in the age of consumption and global warming, we can see that the traditional ways that people have created the good life for themselves can have dire consequences across the globe. In The Unsettlers, author Mark Sundeen wades through the complicated issues of sustainability, and examines many ways we could create a simpler life. MORE...

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