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DU ties to Oscar night

DU ties to Oscar night

The most fabulous night in the world of film may have taken place in Hollywood, but there was still a University of Denver connection.

For the Bookshelf: Delicious Memories

For the Bookshelf: Delicious Memories

You won’t find recipes for Beefaroni or canned lasagna in Anna Boiardi’s new cookbook, Delicious Memories (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011). Instead you’ll learn to make gourmet dishes like ravioli with ricotta and squash filling, cotechino with lentils, and baked fennel with butter and Parmesan.   Boiardi (BA ’94), whose […]

For the Bookshelf: Condoleezza Rice

For the Bookshelf: Condoleezza Rice

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (Crown Publishers 2011) Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of My Family (Three Rivers Press 2011) By Condoleezza Rice On Nov. 1, Condoleezza Rice (BA political science ’74, PhD international studies ’81) released her second book: No Higher Honor: A Memoir […]

For the Bookshelf: Werewolf Smackdown

For the Bookshelf: Werewolf Smackdown

For the bookshelf: East of Denver

For the bookshelf: East of Denver

East of Denver By Gregory Hill Dutton Adult, 2012   East of Denver tells the story of Shakespeare Williams, who returns to his family’s farm in eastern Colorado to find his widowed, senile father living in squalor. Facing the loss of the farm, Shakespeare hatches a plot with his father […]

For the bookshelf: Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor

For the bookshelf: Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor

Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor: What You Won’t Learn at Most Music Schools By Ramon Ricker Soundown Inc., 2011   Most music schools teach students how to perform on stage, but they don’t teach skills for performance in the business world. Ramon “Ray” Ricker (BME ’65) fills in the missing […]

For the bookshelf: Healing the Highlander

For the bookshelf: Healing the Highlander

Healing the Highlander By Melissa Mayhue Simon & Schuster Adult, 2011   Mayhue’s seventh “Daughters of the Glen” paranormal historical Scottish romance novel matches up time traveler Leah Noble McQuarrie and highland warrior Andrew MacAlister. He longs for a cure to free him from the excruciating pain caused by an […]

For the Bookshelf: Man’s Companions

For the Bookshelf: Man’s Companions

Man’s Companions By Joanna Ruocco Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010 For the characters in Man’s Companions — a collection of 31 linked short stories — the self is a degraded version of someone else. Fantasy is stymied by performance anxiety. Delayed gratification phones in a last-minute cancellation. At the heart of […]

For the bookshelf: Stoner

For the bookshelf: Stoner

For the bookshelf: Patrick’s Home Run

Patrick’s Home Run By Elizabeth McCarthy Tate Publishing, 2010   War has many victims. But one group of people affected by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan can’t fend for themselves, and Elizabeth McCarthy is determined to do something about it. “When a parent is deployed, children don’t fully understand […]