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Literary Las Vegas: Donald H. Hart

A litter of newborn pups shared Jesus’ stable and his birthday. Shortly after birth, one of the six miraculously opened his eyes, struggled to reach Mary’s feet and nudged his way between mother and newborn child.

Las Vegas Book Briefs for June 19-25, 2014

Among this week’s author event highlights: Outdoors authors Deborah Wall and Dennis Boulton have published a book designed to help people with limited mobility enjoy the same sights of the American Southwest as others. The new book will be unveiled and available for purchase and signing by the authors from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 22 at the Boulder Dam Hotel.

Literary Las Vegas: “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State”

Readers can celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with the official Nevada Sesquicentennial book, “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.” Local author Geoff Schumacher brought together contributions from more than 70 writers — journalists, novelists, historians and more — to explore the state’s legacy, from neon and mining to ranching and gaming. The book profiles each of Nevada’s 17 counties, its natural landmarks and its unique character.

Rush Limbaugh wins award for children’s book

Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has won the Children’s Choice Book Award for author of the year for his book, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” a story about a history teacher who time travels to have adventures with historical Americans.