Let's all have some mint tea to celebrate: local children’s author Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford just told us that her book My Tata's Remedies = Los Remedios De Mi Tata has been selected by the Arizona State Library's Arizona Center for the Book as their next Great Read for Arizona, representing our state at the National Book Festival this September! Los […]Read More from More honors for “My Tata’s Remedies!”
Bernard (Bunny) Fontana, scholar, author, friend to libraries and elder statesman of Southwestern cultural anthropology, passed away on Saturday, April 2. His career was long and distinguished, and his impact on the way we understand our Sonoran Desert heritage was profound. Fontana arrived in Tucson in 1955 to earn his PhD at the University of […]Read More from The Passing of a Southwest Icon
Cheers! Chill evening breezes have cooled the fiery deserts, there’s snow on the mountains and the year has drawn to a close: it’s time to look back on the many books that came our way in 2015. The days have been full of great reading – more than 180 Southwest-oriented titles crossed our desk this […]Read More from The Year’s Best in Southwest Books
All the Wild That Remains As summer arrives with scorching temperatures, a profound drought with no end in sight, and the all-too-real threat of devastating wildfires, award-winning nature writer David Gessner’s newest book on the way we live now will resonate with Westerners wondering what comes next. Gessner's account of his road trip through the […]Read More from How the West was Lost
We can't get enough O.K. Corral mythology here in Tucson, so Mary Doria Russell fans were delighted when she unveiled Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral at the Tucson Festival of Books a few weeks ago. The long wait for the sequel to her best-selling novel, Doc, is finally over--and it was well worth […]Read More from Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp Ride Again (and Again!)
We enjoy warm sunny days, night skies ablaze with stars and a wealth of great literature about the unique place we call home. Make the most of our good fortune! Pull up a comfortable chair, throw another log on the fire and let us tempt you with some of this year’s best Southwest reading. The […]Read More from Southwest readers have all the luck!