One of the most enjoyable books I’ve read lately is Nancy Mattina’s biography of Gladys Reichard, “The Uncommon Anthropologist.”
Former Prescott College professor and award-winning author Ken Cook has managed the heroic feat of having three books published on the same date. A literary trifecta! He will be returning to Prescott to share them with us at the Peregrine Book Company at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18.
A terrifying killer that targets families by attacking them in the middle of the night tests the abilities of FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix in Meg Gardiner’s latest thriller, “The Dark Corners of the Night.”
I first heard about New York Times bestseller Nell Freudenberger’s newest book, Lost and Wanted, from book critic Maureen Corrigan, who had it listed as one of the top ten reads of 2019.
Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge” (Sarah Crichton Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Sheila Weller
After a call for authors earlier this year, things are looking good for the Prescott Area Arts & Humanities Council’s inaugural Thumb Butte Book Festival, said President Parker Anderson.
Coyote paid me no mind. He was just going about his coyote business when he crossed the trail 50 yards ahead, giving me a sideways glance and a tongue wag.”
In "The Night Fire" by Michael Connelly, John Jack Thompson, Harry Bosch's first mentor when he became a police officer, dies. He leaves behind a gift for Bosch: a murder book that highlights a cold case from almost 30 years ago.
The Literary Southwest continues its 10th Anniversary celebration with a reading by acclaimed novelist Janet Fitch at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Yavapai College Library Community Room (Bldg. 19, Room 147) on the Prescott campus.
From the radiant cover photograph of Susan Lang’s barefoot granddaughter running on a desert dirt road, to the equally joyful pictures of a barefoot Susan and granddaughter on the back cover, Running Barefoot is a memoir filled with love, raw honesty and true desert grit.
The investigation of an explosion in a mine propels Isaac Bell into a conspiracy with ties to the doomed ocean liner in "The Titanic Secret," the latest entry in the historical series by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.
Chimes of a Lost Cathedral is Janet Fitch’s wonderfully satisfying sequel to her compelling page-turner, The Revolution of Marina M. (If you still haven’t read that one, it is now out in paperback).
"Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever" (Crown Archetype), by Nick de Semlyen
Our favorite funnymen of the 1980s reached glorious heights and managed to endure the decade despite some appallingly unfunny lows. Sharing "SNL" in their DNA, most of them worked together in front of the camera at some point and, behind the scenes, commiserated at times over the vagaries of show business.
New York Times best selling author, Anne Hillerman, has written her best mystery yet with The Tale Teller.
Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War” whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103.
Former Yavapai College professor Jim Natal’s latest book of poetry, "Spare Room: Haibun Variations," is wholly a delight to read.
In his forward, Prescott College Professor Doug Hulmes recounts how he gained deepened insight into the way place-based stories can expand our understanding ...
Janet Fitch, author of "White Oleander" (an Oprah pick made into a movie staring Michelle Pfeiffer and Renée Zellweger) has now written an incredibly gripping page-turner of a book, "The Revolution of Marina M."
In 1969 the Western movie enjoyed its best year in a decade before drifting off onto a side trail of American culture.
I very much enjoyed Barbara Kingsolver’s latest New York Times best selling novel, Unsheltered, and was happy to see that it was an NPR pick for Best Books of 2018, as well as one of The Christian Science Monitor’s best fiction reads of 2018.
It is rare that I can say that a book is one of the absolute best I’ve read in years, but The Overstory, by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner, Richard Powers, is such a book.