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Bookslinger Update: “The Legend’s Daughter”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!       This week’s story is from The Legend’s Daughter by David Kranes, published by Torrey House Press. The stories in The Legend’s Daughter inhabit present-day Idaho where fires, streams, and landscapes ask–even demand–that individuals reconsider and reorient their lives. An award-winning playwright, David Kranes infuses this collection with

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David Kranes: Playwriting to win

With more than 40 plays to his name, David Kranes most certainly qualifies as a professional playwright. To paraphrase one of William Shakespeare’s most famous lines, however, the play’s not always “the thing.” Be it painting, architecture, prose or even dance, Kranes’ consciousness is caught by so many other passions on the way to his

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King’s English Book Reading

David Kranes, prolific local playwright and author, will read from and sign The Legend’s Daughter, his new collection of stories. These fast-paced stories set in contemporary Idaho explore intricate dynamics between fathers and sons, unlikely friends, people and place. Terry Tempest Williams, author of When Women Were Birds, calls The Legend’s Daughter “a story collection

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The Legend’s Daughter Review

The Legend’s Daughter STORIES ForeWord Review — Summer 2013 Short story collection filled with dynamic prose and genuine characters amid rugged Idaho landscape. In the opening story in this robust collection of ten, “Where I Am … Where I’ve Been,” two buddies on the last night of their weeklong fishing trip agree, as Clifford explains

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Utah Art’s Magazine “David Kranes: Dramaturgy of Space”

“David Kranes will tell you he’s driven. Since his arrival in Utah from his home in New England in 1967, he has taught students at the University of Utah Creative Writing Program, directed the Sundance Playwright’s Lab, written 7 novels and now, with his recently released The Legend’s Daughter (Torrey House Press) three volumes of

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Radio West Interview on The Legend’s Daughter

In his new collection of short stories, the Utah-based writer David Kranes tests contemporary settlers into the crucible of Utah’s neighbor to the north. Idaho’s rugged landscape – its skies and fires and waters, its elements – forces Kranes’ characters to reexamine and reorient their lives. The West did much the same thing to Kranes

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Games of Chance

U professor emeritus David Kranes has a legacy in plays, stories, novels—and casinos. David Kranes was a silent boy. He was always on the sidelines, observing, rarely saying much. On Saturday mornings, he might go to Boston’s University Theater to see a Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, or Gene Autry film. The theater handed out silver

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