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2:56 PM Fri, Sept. 21st

Kudos / Words

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Poet Alberto Rio headlines 10th anniversary of Literary Southwest Sept. 21

One of the Literary Southwest series’ original featured authors, Arizona poet Alberto Rios, the first poet to be named Arizona Poet Laureate, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room.

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Book Review: ‘Junior Bonner’ behind the scenes

When bull-rider Junior Bonner (Steve McQueen) comes home to Prescott for the rodeo, he swings by the house of his father, Ace Bonner (Robert Preston), to find him gone, the property being bulldozed for a housing development being built by his brother, Curly Bonner (Joe Don Baker).

KornuKopia Calendar: Sept. 8 - Sept. 16

Ongoing Yavapai County Fair, Thursday, Sept. 6-Sunday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m. Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive.

KornuKopia Calendar: Aug. 31 - Sept. 9

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, Labor Day Harvest Festival, noon, Granite Creek Vineyards, 2515 N. Road 1 East, Chino Valley. $10 for general public, $7 for Case Club Members. 928-636-2003, info@granitecreekvineyards.com.

Kornukopia Calendar, Aug. 24-Sept. 2

Saturday, Sept. 1-Sunday, Sept. 2, Labor Day Harvest Festival, noon, Granite Creek Vineyards, 2515 N. Road 1 East, Chino Valley.

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Book review: Cave of Bones, A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel, by Anne Hillerman

Cave of Bones is the fourth novel by Tony Hillerman’s daughter, Anne Hillerman, and like her first three (Spider Woman’s Daughter, Rock with Wings, and Song of the Lion) has become another New York Times bestseller.

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Author talks ‘Arizona’s Deadliest Gunfight’ at Sharlot Hall

Many theories surround cause

Historian and author Heidi Osselaer asserts that Arizona’s deadliest gunfight was not at the O.K. Corral, but at the Powers Cabin in the Galiuro Mountains.

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Book review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan

Notable books listed

I had to fight to force myself put down Matthew Sullivan’s delightful, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, whenever work and other responsibilities pulled me away from it.

Notable books and their authors, some scheduled to speak in Prescott this month

• In his memoir, “Self-Portrait with Dogwood,” Christopher Merrill – poet, essayist, war correspondent, editor and translator, and director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa —

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Book Review: Author reveals who is behind books’ angry, witty narrator

“You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” by Sherman Alexie

One of the most moving and revealing books I’ve read this year is Sherman Alexie’s memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.”