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A few old and a few new, these 4 essential Southwestern books belong on your bookshelf right now By Laurie Davies Take it back a minute to a time when books — as fast as their pages could be turned — formed our composite of an untamed Western frontier. Books inspired free spirits to go West.…(Read More)

Find inspiration in the pages of these five authors who bring an original perspective to our corner of the world By Celeste Sepessy If you’re looking for a new nighttime read that won’t put you to sleep, the Tucson Festival of Books has you covered. Each year, more than 130,000 readers flock…(Read More)

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Literary fiends, take note: the Tucson Festival of Books is fast approaching. Here’s what you won’t want to miss The finale of a Shakespeare First Folio exhibition is among the highlights of the eighth annual Tucson Festival of Books. The festival, the fourth largest of its kind in the U.S., will be…(Read More)

Stock your shelves with the best of the West Tomboy Bride by Harriet Fish Backus This first-person account of life as an assayer’s wife at the Tomboy Mine above Telluride, Colorado, paints a vivid picture of a life high in the San Juan Mountains. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather A…(Read More)

Images supplied by Esther Greenfield, courtesy of Center of Southwest Studies So many of the things we now take for granted were once considered feats of amazing strength and marvels of modern engineering. Esther Greenfield’s new book, Tough Men in Hard Places, offers a glimpse into the lives of men who braved avalanches, winter…(Read More)

Inspired by a friend’s past and the beauty of rural New Mexico and Colorado, Peter Heller overcomes writer’s block to capture the violent, poetic drama of the Southwest By Stuart Miller Peter Heller’s debut novel, The Dog Stars, just poured out. “I wrote by instinct,” he says. Heller listened for a voice…(Read More)