southwest book review http://knau.org en Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentaries: Cliffhanger http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentaries-cliffhanger <p>Every experienced hiker, river runner and climber I know has made mistakes of one sort or another. Usually it takes a string of them to get into serious trouble, but even then some people manage to pull it off. Whether they do so on skill alone or pure luck is never clear. I once found myself deep in the Grand Canyon clinging to the side of a cliff, unable to move up or down.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Scott Thybony 49701 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentaries: Cliffhanger KNAU's Southwest Book Review: 'Yellowcake' http://knau.org/post/knaus-southwest-book-review-yellowcake <p>Ann Cummins’ 2007 novel “Yellowcake” is set in the uranium country of northern Arizona and New Mexico. In the book, the Flagstaff-based author presents two families struggling with the complex fallout of the mining life. In KNAU’s latest Southwest Book Review, Mary Sojourner says “Yellowcake” is a compelling work by an author who captures humanity at its most personal level.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Mary Sojourner 49029 at http://knau.org KNAU's Southwest Book Review: 'Yellowcake' KNAU's Southwest Book Review: Cold Deck http://knau.org/post/knaus-southwest-book-review-cold-deck <p><em>Cold Deck </em>is the latest novel by Nevada-based writer H. Lee Barnes. Set in Las Vegas, it chronicles the life of a single father, struggling to raise his children and keep his life from spiraling out of control in "Sin City". In KNAU's latest Southwest Book Review, Mary Sojourner says <em>Cold Deck </em>is poignant, gritty and kept her reading well into the night.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:02:00 +0000 Mary Sojourner 47072 at http://knau.org KNAU's Southwest Book Review: Cold Deck A Few Southwest Book Suggestions for Young Readers http://knau.org/post/few-southwest-book-suggestions-young-readers <p>Need a gift for a young reader? Arizona’s Book Reviewer, writer Ann Cummins has a few suggestions that have a southwestern flair. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:51:00 +0000 Ann Cummins 24941 at http://knau.org A Few Southwest Book Suggestions for Young Readers Book Review: From This Wicked Patch of Dust http://knau.org/post/book-review-wicked-patch-dust <p>Writer Sergio Troncoso graduated from Harvard, studied philosophy at Yale, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.&nbsp; But he started in a Texas barrio.&nbsp; In his latest novel, he tells the story of upward mobility in a family much like his own.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Ann Cummins 4597 at http://knau.org Book Review: From This Wicked Patch of Dust