southwest book review

Southwest Book Reviews
4:41 am
Fri May 8, 2015

KNAU's Southwest Book Review: Laraine Herring's 'Writing Begins With the Breath'

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If you've ever decided that you're finally going to sit down and write the novel, article, or collection of short stories you've always wanted to do only to find that months later you haven't written a word, then author Laraine Herring has some advice for you. In her new book Writing Begins with the Breath, the Prescott-based writer offers an almost yogic perspective on the influence breathing can have on writing. It's an idea KNAU's Southwest Book reviewer Mary Sojourner thinks is spot-on.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
1:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentaries: Cliffhanger

Between Hance Creek in the Grand Canyon
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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.

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Southwest Book Reviews
5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

KNAU's Southwest Book Review: 'Yellowcake'

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.

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Southwest Book Reviews
4:02 am
Fri May 9, 2014

KNAU's Southwest Book Review: Cold Deck

Credit University of Nevada Press

Cold Deck 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 Cold Deck is poignant, gritty and kept her reading well into the night.

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Southwest Book Reviews
5:51 am
Fri December 21, 2012

A Few Southwest Book Suggestions for Young Readers

Need a gift for a young reader? Arizona’s Book Reviewer, writer Ann Cummins has a few suggestions that have a southwestern flair.

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Southwest Book Reviews
5:30 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Book Review: From This Wicked Patch of Dust

Writer Sergio Troncoso graduated from Harvard, studied philosophy at Yale, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.  But he started in a Texas barrio.  In his latest novel, he tells the story of upward mobility in a family much like his own. 

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