Leslie Doran

Position: Special to the Herald

‘The Diné Reader’ an unforgettable experience

“The Diné Reader” is obviously a labor of love with the gestation period taking over a decade of devoted research and collaboration. The four editors have wide backgrounds: Esther Berlin is Navajo...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Books

Anne Hillerman releases new novel

Anne Hillerman’s new book, “Stargazer,” is the sixth in her series that continues the stories created by her father, Tony Hillerman. The book is billed as “A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel.”...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Catching a Memory’ a fresh take on genre

Judith Shaw, an author with strong ties to Durango, has released her first book of fiction after writing two books that involved health and parenting. She was the educational director of The Family...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Books

Looking for book ideas for young readers on your holiday list?

This is the season for giving, especially for children, and especially since it is 2020. Here are some suggestions that are sure to entertain and educate. ‘The Box Turtle’ “The Box Turtle,” by...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Craig Johnson is back with new novel

Craig Johnson has recently released his 16th Walt Longmire novel, “Next To Last Stand.” Walt is the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. It is rural and wild. His department is populated with...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Former Durango Police captain releases new mystery

Former Durango Police Department Capt. Micki Browning has a new novel out that should appeal to many Durango readers. After retiring, Browning moved to Florida and wrote her first two novels...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Great reads to top off summer

Here is a selection of top reads for the rest of your summer. There are four fiction and three nonfiction for your reading enjoyment. Nonfiction “Educated: A Memoir,” by Tara Westover, is a...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

National Park Mystery Series returns

Durango author Scott Graham is releasing his sixth novel, “Mesa Verde Victim,” in his highly successful National Park Mystery Series. This story is really close to home. The action takes place not...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett is back in new novel ‘Long Range’

The opening of “Long Range,” C.J. Box’s 20th Joe Pickett adventure, is reminiscent of the beginning of his triple award winning debut novel, “Open Range.” Pickett is a Wyoming game warden based in...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Half Broke’ relives an important journey

Ginger Gaffney’s debut memoir, “Half Broke,” is a memoir about events that take place over a year and a half at a special ranch. Gaffney specializes in training horses and helping owners with their...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Pam Houston finds ‘Hope in the High Country’

Pam Houston’s newest book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country,” is a magical blend of essays that are somehow both memoir and autobiography. She manages to beautifully marry her life...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Review: Author Pam Houston finds ‘hope in the high country’

Pam Houston’s newest book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country,” is a magical blend of essays that are somehow both memoir and autobiography. She manages to beautifully marry her life...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

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