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UtahLit: Life and death at the heart of the Western novel ‘Stars Go Blue’

Utah Lit » Colorado writer Laura Pritchett’s tough, uplifting novel is about family, about Alzheimer’s, about caretaking, about community, about ranching life, as well as living and dying.



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She considers "Stars Go Blue" a love story. "If ever there was a book when I tried to pay attention to the language, every single word, this was it," Pritchett says. "That was a gift from my father. He would start to invent words, and in that way, he became a poet, this geneticist, a rancher who had never read poetry in his life."

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‘Stars Go Blue’

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