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Paperback Picks Need a holiday gift, or just something to read on a dark afternoon? Here's an assortment of new paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction, that should suit every taste. "Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane" by Paul Auster (Holt Paperbacks, $25). The short, remarkable life of the author of "The Red Badge of Courage" — he achieved international celebrity from his writing, ...

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"Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis" by Beth Macy; Little, Brown (373 pages, $30) ——— It was historic — and alarming — news when in August the National Center for Health Statistics announced that, for the second year in a row, life expectancy for Americans had declined, dropping to a level last seen three decades ago. One factor in that drop was, of ...

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Immersive, adrenaline-racing and darkly meditative, this Southern horror twists together real and imagined horrors in a terrifying page-turner…

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STERLING, Colo. — Tonja Jimenez is far from the only person driving an RV down Colorado’s rural highways. But unlike the other rigs, her 34-foot-long motor home is equipped as an addiction treatment clinic on wheels, bringing lifesaving treatment to the northeastern corner of the state, where patients with substance use disorders are often left to fend for themselves.

Avoiding social interaction may be a source of sadness and frustration to most people, but to those who are fighting substance abuse it can threaten recovery, as dozens of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are canceled due to COVID-19.

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HELENA — Substance abuse affects the health and quality of life of many Montanans, leading to medical, legal, financial and family problems that cost the state millions of dollars and many lives due to overdoses, fatal crashes and suicides, Attorney General Tim Fox said Tuesday in releasing a report on substance abuse in the state.

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