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Diary-to-book topic at genealogy meeting today

It took 30 years between transcribing her grandmother’s diaries to the publication of “With a Heart for Any Fate: Hazel’s Memoir” by Sharon Atkins.

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Smart, funny LA author reads at Yavapai College Friday

4 novels, 9 non-fiction books, numerous awards

Novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer will read from his work at the Literary Southwest series at Yavapai College.

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4 Notable Books

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Book Review: Hot Season, by Susan Defreitas

When I moved to Prescott in the summer of 2002, life here was just a little bit stranger.

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Grief, laughter mix in author’s book series for ‘seasoned women’

What else is there to do in a retirement community but bond with fellow tablemates and solve mysteries?

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Prescott woman pens mystery

It’s not every day that a romantic trip to the Mexican Riviera leads to a story of intrigue and suspense.

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Postcard book chronicles ‘places and spaces’ of Yavapai County

The old-time cursive script at the bottom of the black-and-white photo makes early-20th-century Jerome sound lively and engaging.

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Debut novel by Prescott College grad will appeal to many

The three main characters in Hot Season, the debut novel by former Prescott resident, Susan DeFreitas, are idealistic students at a college known for its environmental programs.

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Forget the Hatfields and McCoys. Arizona has the Grahams and Tewksburys

Payson author Jayne Peace Pyle, a fifth-generation descendant of Gila County pioneer families, will present a lecture on the Pleasant Valley War at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Sharlot Hall Museum.

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Yavapai College presents a poetry pairing that will electrify the audience

Coordinating the Literary Southwest Series at Yavapai College requires an in-depth knowledge of contemporary poets and authors.

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Review: A guide to the history of ‘Star Trek’

Authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross follow up volume one, which looked at the history of the original "Star Trek" series, with a new volume covering the behind-the-scenes details of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: Enterprise" and the most recent films that recast the iconic roles from the original series.

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3 authors present their newest works at the Peregrine Saturday

Books about WWII, tough teen years, barbarians

Meet three local authors, hear them read from their newest works, and find out what they’re currently working on.

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Unsolved Arizona Mysteries at the Phippen Museum

On Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. the Phippen Museum invites the public to join award-winning historian and author, Jane Eppinga, as she presents fascinating stories of Arizona intrigue and mystery.

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Ask these 4 authors anything at Western history panel Saturday

Four prominent historians of the west bring their knowledge and expertise to Prescott for an interactive panel discussion “Where is Western History Today?” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the Peregrine Book Company.

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Literary Southwest features poets Jane Hirshfield, Susan Terris

April is National Poetry Month and in commemoration, The Literary Southwest is featuring the poets Jane Hirshfield and Susan Terris on Friday, April 8, in the Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room, 1100 E. Sheldon St., at 7 p.m.

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Two chances to meet pioneering Phoenix TV helicopter newsman in Prescott

If you lived in the Phoenix area – or, really, anywhere in Arizona – in the 1970s and 80s, you know the name Jerry Foster.

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Off the Shelf: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

For those of you that love and care about the land you walk on and are concerned about various cultural practices that are doing harm, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s amazing Braiding Sweetgrass is a book you don’t want to miss.

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Peter Straub collects creepy short stories in 1 book

If the only mass-market horror writer you’ve ever read is Stephen King, you owe it to yourself to check out Peter Straub. His latest book, “Interior Darkness,” compiles the best of his previously published short stories and adds three new ones.

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Off the Shelf: Memoir chronicles cross-cultural marriage

Linda Valdez, who writes editorials and columns for the Arizona Republic that have made her a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Scripps Howard Walker Stone Award, has written a very different kind of work with her new memoir, "Crossing the Line: A Marriage Across Borders."

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Off the Shelf: Former Prescott College student pens novel for young adults

Book Review: "A Series of Small Maneuvers" by Eliot Treichel (Ooligan Press)Prescott College should be very proud of its former student, Eliot Treichel, for what he has accomplished.

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Off the Shelf: Moving memoir describes boy's life on Navajo Reservation

Book Review: "Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life" by Jim Kristofic (University of New Mexico Press)

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Off the Shelf: 'A Wild Swan' a delightful new take on classic tales

Book Review: "A Wild Swan" by Michael Cunningham(Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Michael Cunningham does an impressive job of enhancing the many classic tales he includes in his latest book, "A Wild Swan," adding and deepening character, motivation, plot, pathos and humor, as well as setting them in a more modern world.

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Prescott author's books amplify Star Wars films

Book Review: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey)It is no wonder that Alan Dean Foster's novelization of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" jumped to No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List in less than a week.

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Meet the man who expanded the Star Wars universe

Prescott author Alan Dean Foster, whose "Star Wars" novels include the original novelization for "Star Wars," first published as "Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker" and "Splinter of the Mind's Eye," will appear at Peregrine Book Company, 219 N. Cortez St., at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, for a reading of his novelization of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," with a Q&A and book signing.

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Off the Shelf:'Pithy' book contains a wealth of insights - and humor

Book Review: "Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It," by Daniel KleinWhen Daniel Klein was a young philosophy major at Harvard, trying to see what great minds had to say about the meaning of life and how to best live a good life, he began a notebook of "Pithies," which were quotes from the great philosophers, followed by notes about his feelings on those ideas.

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