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Book review: Creative Place-Based Environmental Education
By Jorunn Barane, Askel Hugo and Morten Clemetsen

In his forward, Prescott College Professor Doug Hulmes recounts how he gained deepened insight into the way place-based stories can expand our understanding ...

By Susan Lang, Peregrine Book Company Event Coordinator March 21, 2019
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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."

February 21, 2019
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In 1969 the Western movie enjoyed its best year in a decade before drifting off onto a side trail of American culture.

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press February 18, 2019
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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.

By Reviewed by Susan Lang, Peregrine Book Company Event Coordinator January 24, 2019
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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.

November 29, 2018
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Haunted Prescott” authors Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson, owner of A Haunting Experience Tours, worked on the book for about a year, Anderson said.

By Jason Wheeler October 18, 2018
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Book Review: Haunted Prescott, by Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson
Reviewed by Susan Lang, Peregrine Book Company Event Coordinator

Just in time for Halloween, local and logical historian Parker Anderson teamed up with highly credentialed paranormal expert Darlene Wilson to produce a uniquely balanced perspective on the many legendary paranormal phenomena that haunt Prescott.

October 18, 2018
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When I first picked up Indie First Nominated Goodbye Paris, by Antsy Harris, I was hoping that the character’s goodbye to that amazing city didn’t come too early in the book.

October 11, 2018
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‘Haunted Prescott’ authors set for signings
Newly released book covers best, little known ghost stories

Prescott historian Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson, owner of A Haunting Experience Tours, have a new book that came out this past week and are scheduled for a number of book signings.

By Jason Wheeler October 9, 2018
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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.

By Sue Tone September 19, 2018
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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).

By HENRY C. PARKE, Special to the Courier September 8, 2018

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

September 6, 2018

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,

August 30, 2018

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

August 23, 2018
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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.

August 16, 2018
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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.

By Jason Wheeler July 18, 2018
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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.

By Susan Lang, Peregrine Book Company Event Coordinator July 5, 2018
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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.”

February 23, 2018

• 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 —

February 23, 2018
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Writing your life story? Hear a journalist read from recent memoir
Reading by poet Christopher Merrill on Friday

Journalist, poet and memoirist Christopher Merrill brings to Prescott his far-ranging travels and experience as a cultural diplomat at the Literary Southwest reading at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in the Yavapai College Library Community Room (Building 19, Room 147).

By Sue Tone February 21, 2018
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Keeping in step with the Phippen Museum’s western flavor, educator and writer Kevin Schindler will be giving a presentation on Buckey O’Neill at the museum at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

By Jason Wheeler February 2, 2018
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Katrina Shawver is “passionate about the power of the written word to influence opinion, provoke discussion, and inform the community.” Her “accidental” writing career began in 1996.

By Shea Stanfield, for Kudos January 18, 2018
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An afternoon of reading, poetry and humor featuring Amy Hale Auker, a woman who “cowboys” and grapples with body image and beauty, will be the focus at the Sharlot Hall Museum lecture series, “Ordinary Skin.”

November 18, 2017
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The Romanov Ransom (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure)” (Putnam), by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

September 14, 2017
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Helen Sedgwick’s haunting book, “The Comet Seekers,” begins at a research base in the Arctic, where a team of scientists have gone to witness a rare phenomenon in the world of comets.

By Susan Lang, Peregrine Event Coordinator September 7, 2017