Southwest Book Reviews

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

Going Through Ghosts

Southwest Book Reviews
4:51 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

The 19th Wife

Flagstaff, AZ – Early followers of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith faced many challenges, none more radical than the practice of polygamy as a path to Heaven. In his latest book, David Ebershoff tells the story of one woman's crusade against plural marriage. Ann Cummins gives her take as part of KNAU's monthly Southwest Book Reviews.

David Ebershoff's The 19th Wife is an ambitious book. A good book. It might have been great had it been a little less ambitious.

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Southwest Book Reviews
4:51 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

The 19th Wife

Flagstaff, AZ – Early followers of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith faced many challenges, none more radical than the practice of polygamy as a path to Heaven. In his latest book, David Ebershoff tells the story of one woman's crusade against plural marriage. Ann Cummins gives her take as part of KNAU's monthly Southwest Book Reviews.

David Ebershoff's The 19th Wife is an ambitious book. A good book. It might have been great had it been a little less ambitious.

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Southwest Book Reviews
9:59 am
Sat January 16, 2010

Budget cuts many programs funding

Southwest Book Reviews
11:17 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Flagstaff, AZ – On April 22, 2004, former Arizona Cardinal, Patrick Tillman, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. In his latest book, Where Men Win Glory, The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer examines the murky circumstances of Tillman's death. Ann Cummins has this review.

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Southwest Book Reviews
12:35 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Ann Cummins recommends children's books for the holidays

Flagstaff, AZ – Competing in the children's book market has been called a "bunny eat bunny world." But the holidays are upon us. In her December review, writer Ann Cummins leaves the bad bunny books to another time, and offers a word of praise for three picture books guaranteed to please the younger set.

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Southwest Book Reviews
8:25 am
Fri November 13, 2009

If I Die in Juarez

Flagstaff, AZ – For the plot of her novel, "If I Die in Juarez," Stella Pope Duarte draws from recent history: the serial murders of young women. Writer and Northern Arizona University creative writing professor Ann Cummins has this review.

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Southwest Book Reviews
6:45 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

Putrefaction Live

Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff physician Warren Perkins goes outside his comfort zone with his debut novel Putrefaction Live. For James Claw, the hungry soul at the heart of the book, redemption is a guitar, the music a tune from the edge of civilization. Writer and creative writing professor Ann Cummins has this review.

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Southwest Book Reviews
1:02 pm
Tue September 15, 2009

Border Crosser over the top

Flagstaff, AZ – There's a theme park in Mexico where you can get a feel for what it's like to cross the border illegally. No kidding. You can hire a real Coyote. Even get busted by fake border guards. The park is called Migrant Mountain, and Journalist Johnny Rico went there to research his new book, Border Crosser. Writer and Northern Arizona University creative writing professor Ann Cummins has this review.

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