Southwest Book Reviews

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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Southwest Book Reviews
10:25 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed

Southwest Book Reviews
9:44 am
Tue October 19, 2010

Percival's Planet

Southwest Book Reviews
9:40 am
Thu September 23, 2010

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Flagstaff, AZ – Some writers have the gift of channeling living breathing people in their fictional characters. Charles Dickens and J. D. Salinger did. So does Sherman Alexie.

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Southwest Book Reviews
9:48 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Day out of Days

Flagstaff, AZ – A man's walking along, sees a head in a ditch. The head has a Medusa hairdo black-matted snaky locks. It is, of course, a talking head. A quarrelsome, weepy, head, and the man's a curmudgeon. The head needs a lift, and the man reluctantly picks it up. It gets heavy as he goes along. Weighs a ton.

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Southwest Book Reviews
9:43 am
Mon July 19, 2010

The Butterflies of Grand Canyon

Flagstaff, AZ – For her July Southwest Book Review Ann Cummins recommends a romantic summer novel set at the Grand Canyon. In her fifth book, Flagstaff novelist, river-runner, and hiking guide Margaret Erhart, teases her readers about the sweet silliness of human affairs in the face of nature's magnitude.

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Southwest Book Reviews
9:22 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Keepers of the Windclaw Chronicles

Southwest Book Reviews
4:39 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Desert Riverman, The Free-spirited Adventures of Murl Emery

Flagstaff, AZ – Murl Emery wore many hats including beaver trapper, cattle rustler, bootlegger, ferryman, prospector, truck driver, inventor, miner, aviator and mechanic. But he was best known as the lead boatman during the construction of Hoover Dam. For this month's Southwest Book Review, Ann Cummins reviews Robert Wood's biography of Emery called Desert Riverman.

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