Tag Archives: Chuck Greaves

‘City on Fire’ an impressive debut (Prose and Cons)

It is from the distance between an author’s ambitions and his finished novel that we may measure his literary chops. So when an author, knowing this cold calculus, undertakes to write the Great American Novel – or at least the … Continue reading

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Evison is getting better all the time (Prose and Cons)

Want to catch a rising star? “All About Lulu,” the witty, wise, and achingly poignant debut novel that launched Jonathan Evison onto the nation’s literary radar in 2008, remains one of my favorite discoveries of the past 10 years. Moving … Continue reading

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Pros of prose: 3 local authors are nominated for Colorado Book Awards

What do Ed Abbey’s outdoor legacy, 13 weeds for human survival, and a Napa Valley winery mystery have in common? These are the subjects of three books by Four Corners authors who have been nominated for a Colorado Book Award. … Continue reading

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‘Darkness’ helps fill void left by Hillerman (Prose and Cons)

Tony Hillerman, the late, great author of 18 novels featuring Navajo tribal police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, cited the aboriginal mysteries of Australian crime writer Arthur W. Upfield as the inspirations for his signature blend of page-turning whodunits … Continue reading

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‘American Meteor’ is a fine frontier yarn (Prose and Cons)

We first meet Stephen Moran, the Brooklyn-born narrator of American Meteor, Norman Lock’s keyhole-view history of the American West, as a 16-year-old bugle boy convalescing in a Washington, D.C. hospital. Young Stephen has lost half his sight, and all his … Continue reading

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