Entries by David Jessup

Book Favorites – The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses, a novel by Molly Gloss This is a quiet story of Eastern Oregon ranch life at the time of World War I. Nineteen-year-old loner Martha Lessen goes to work training horses for rancher George Bliss and his neighbors. She gets crossways with a hired hand who abuses horses, helps a German […]

Book Favorites – The Diary of Mattie Spencer

The Diary of Mattie Spencer, a novel by Sandra Dallas LOCAL AUTHOR. No one gets the lingo and the culture of the westward wagon trek like Denver’s Sandra Dallas. Mattie leaves her Midwest home with new husband Luke to create a life homesteading in Colorado. As recorded in her “diary,” she copes with the hardships […]

Book Favorites – The Meadow

The Meadow, by James Galvin LOCAL AUTHOR. An American Library Association Notable Book. Raised in northern Colorado and owner of a ranch in Tie Siding, Wyoming, James Galvin has crafted one of the most authentic (and poetically beautiful) descriptions of ranch life we’ve ever read. You’ll meet Lyle, Ray, Clara, and App, the quirky characters […]

Favorite Books – A Dog For All Seasons

A Dog For All Seasons, a memoir by Patti Sherlock We heard Patti Sherlock read an excerpt from her new book at the Jackon Hole Writers’ Conference, and we’re pleased to host her during her stay in Loveland. People who love dogs and people will be captivated by her book. Author and Animal Behaviorialist Temple […]

Book Favorites – Hell’s Bottom, Colorado

Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, a novel by Laura Pritchett LOCAL AUTHOR. Winner of the Milkweed and PEN Center West Awards. Wonderful interconnected short stories that knit together the lives of Renny and Ben, estranged grandparents trying to preserve their family cattle ranch while daughter Rachel struggles to protect her children from an abusive husband. The family […]

The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney

The Tenderness of Wolves, a novel by Stef Penny David J’s all-time favorite historical mystery set in the 1860s Canadian frontier. A French trader is brutally murdered and scalped. The prime suspect, a lonely teenager with a troubling secret, disappears into the frozen tundra as winter approaches. His world-wise, gutsy mother teams up with a […]

You-docs Roizen and Oz on Grass-fed Beef

By David Jessup While industrial grain-fed beef can increase the risk of heart disease, grass-fed beef does not.  Here are some quotes I found from “You docs” Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz in their Daily Blog:  “Look for the grass-fed beef that’s making its way onto supermarket shelves. It contains up to one-third less saturated […]