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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Holding Fire

HOLDING FIRE ‘Embattled ranchers versus the federal government’ has been a headline in newspapers for generations, especially in Nevada, where the disagreements have been fierce. 

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Between the World and Me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Between the World and Me takes the form of a letter Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his teenage son.  In a

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Father’s Day Picks

Recommending a book for dad is much easier than a title for mom, at least that was my experience when I pounded the brick and

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Sun Going Down

While I am reading a book that I plan to review, I am constantly thinking of words and phrases that might best describe the author’s

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In Dependence
Reviews
Ann Ronald

In Dependence

IN DEPENDENCE The title of Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s novel, In Dependence, captures the thematic subtleties presented in its pages. Is twentieth-century Nigeria seeking independence, or

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Alibi Creek

Alibi Creek Bev Magennis’s knack for characterization makes the men and women of Alibi Creek sound like real denizens of the American West. She sets

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The Prince of Frogtown
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Prince of Frogtown

THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN The Prince of Frogtown is Pulitzer Prize-winning Rick Bragg’s third memoir. The first, All Over But the Shoutin‘, was written in praise

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The High Divide

Lin Enger sends The High Divide characters into a sequence of improbable, nearly impossible situations. The novel takes place in 1886, when the West was

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History
Sunny Solomon

German Voices

The reader who recalls Frederic Tubach’s and Bernard Rosner’s movingly honest memoir, An Uncommon Friendship, should not pass up Tubach’s latest book, German Voices. The

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A Long Way Home
Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

A Long Way Home

A LONG WAY HOME Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home, was the basis for the 2014 Academy Award nominated film, Lion, that featured much-praised

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Coal Black Horse

Robert Olmstead has given us a little literary gem in Coal Black Horse, the tale of fourteen year old Robey Childs, who has been sent

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Kraken

Bookin’ with Sunny may not have a cache of science fiction reviewers to draw on, but with that caveat, let me tell you that Kraken

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Cold Wind

There are so many reasons to recommend C. J. Box and his Joe Pickett novels it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s start with

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American Zion
History
Ann Ronald

American Zion

AMERICAN ZION, CLIVE BUNDY, GOD & PUBLIC LANDS IN THE WEST American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West unearths historic myths

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