Southwest Book Reviews

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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Southwest Book Reviews
8:58 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Vendetta

Flagstaff, AZ – People have long had a fascination with Wyatt Earp who had the reputation for being the West's toughest and deadliest gunman. For this month's Southwest Book Review writer Ann Cummins enlisted the help of her husband, an Earp fanatic, who had a different take on Glenn Boyer's Wyatt Earp biography.

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Southwest Book Reviews
9:50 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Going Through Ghosts

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