Southwest Book Reviews

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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Southwest Book Reviews
1:22 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Anthropologies

Flagstaff, AZ – When Beth Alvarado was a child in the Fifties, her parents moved to Grand Junction, Colorado at the time, a uranium hotbed. They came with a proud legacy: They were from a line of people who had seized opportunity and done well.

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Southwest Book Reviews
11:31 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Dispatches from the Republic Othernes

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4:04 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

The Lonely Polygamist

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9:01 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Angle of Repose

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5:24 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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11:25 am
Fri March 18, 2011

A Volume of Friendship

Flagstaff, AZ – In 1932, Eleanor Roosevelt was working hard to get Franklin elected president. She was hoping for an early endorsement from Arizona. She wrote her friend Isabella Greenway, who was on the verge of being elected Arizona's first congresswoman. But Isabella advised soft-pedaling. Her instincts were sound. FDR carried Arizona, but the delegates emerged from community efforts not a hard push from the national organization.

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Southwest Book Reviews
4:25 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Flood Song

Award-winning Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui.

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Southwest Book Reviews
4:24 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Cheyenne Madonna

Flagstaff, AZ – Occasionally a short story writer comes along whose stories are as roomy and absorbing as good novels. Eddie Chuculate is such a writer. In each of the seven stories in his wonderful premier book, "Cheyenne Madonna," Chuculate treats us to seductive, ornery, winsome characters muddling along in the messy business of living.

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Southwest Book Reviews
12:30 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Ann Cummins (and two Flagstaff students) recommends Holiday Kids' Books

Flagstaff, AZ – This year, I've asked two friends to join me in reviewing our holiday picks. Both Isabella Berglund Brown and Valerie Schlosberg are eighth graders at Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff.

We'll start out with Isabell's review of "A Boy Named Beckoning," by Gina Capaldi.

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