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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.

By Sue Tone September 18, 2019
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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.

By Special to Prescott News Network September 12, 2019
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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.

By JEFF AYERS, Associated Press September 12, 2019
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Review: Chimes of a Lost Cathedral, by Janet Fitch
Reviewed by Susan Lang, Peregrine Book Company Event Coordinator

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).

August 29, 2019
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"Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever" (Crown Archetype), by Nick de Semlyen

By Associated Press June 20, 2019
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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.

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press June 19, 2019
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New York Times best selling author, Anne Hillerman, has written her best mystery yet with The Tale Teller.

June 13, 2019
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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.

By Associated Press May 18, 2019
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Book Review: 'Spare Room: Haibun Variations,' by Jim Natal
Reading, discussion Saturday, April 27

Former Yavapai College professor Jim Natal’s latest book of poetry, "Spare Room: Haibun Variations," is wholly a delight to read.

By SUSAN LANG, Peregrine Book Company Event Coordinator April 25, 2019
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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, info@granitecreekvineyards.com.

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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