July's selections span murder, mining, a biblical flood and more
by John Irby
“Bringing Out the Untold Life: Recollections of Mildred Reid Grant Gray” related to Claire E. Scheuren
“Love Abideth Still: A Novel of the Civil War” by Scott R. Rezer
“The Cass Street Kid ... a Journal Remembered” by Hughlett L. Morris
“Mariachi Murder: An Andy Veracruz Mystery” by D.R. Ransdell
“Red Cloud Pistachios” by David J. Heslop
The introduction to the Southern Arizona Authors website carries a brief account of the column’s beginning in 1980, noting that its goal always has been to provide a place where local authors could get recognition and readers could learn about books — not easily found — that might be of genu…
“In the Shadow of the Sabertooth”
“This Will Be Difficult To Explain: And Other Stories”
"Understanding Marketing & Technology Without Losing Your Mind: A Practical Guide for Managers and Leaders"
"The Spirit of Dogie Long"
"Love Poems for Cannibals"
"Arizona: 100 Years, 100 Poems, 100 Poets"
"Early Danish Pioneers: Southern Arizona Territorial Days"
"Alexander O. Brodie: Frontiersman, Rough Rider, Governor"
"Desert Trader: The Life and Quilts of Goldie Tracy Richmond"
Each year when I coordinate the annual series "Best Southwest Books of the Year" (and by the way, the 2012 edition is available now, free, at local libraries and a few bookstores), Bunny Fontana, who was on the panel that selected the books, would always turn his list in with a sigh. "I know…
"Private War, Personal Victory"
"Saguaro National Park: Images of America"
"Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing"
"The Way of the Buffalo: A Business Primer & Fashion Love Song"
"Double No-Hit: Johnny Vander Meer's Historic Night Under the Lights"
What a treat it is to settle into a book and realize the place is familiar. You share a history with the characters; you know that mountain's profile because you see it every day.
"Arizona: A Photographic Tribute"
"Spirit Stones: Unraveling the Megalithic Mysteries of Western Europe's Prehistoric Monuments"
"Levi's & Lace: Arizona Women Who Made
"Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide
to the Santa Catalina Mountains and Other Nearby
"Here I Am a Writer" by Christopher McIlroy (Kitsune Books,
"Quincy Tahoma: The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist" by
Charnell Havens and Vera Marie Badertscher (Schiffer Publishing,
"What You See in the Dark" by Manuel Muñoz (Algonquin,
“What You See in the Dark” by Manuel Muñoz
"History of Nurse-Midwifery in Santa Fe, New Mexico" by Rita
C.A. Kroska (self-published, $20 plus $5 shipping and
"Kissing Arizona" by Elizabeth Gunn (Severn House, $28.95).
"Death Clouds on Mt Baldy" by Cathy Hufault (Arizona Mountain
Publications LLC, $22.95)
"Hell Horse Winter of the Apache Kid" by Phyllis de la
Garza (Silk Label Books, $19.99).
"Native American Night Before Christmas" adapted and written by
Gary Robinson and illustrated by Jesse T. Hummingbird (Clear Light
"Birds of Southeastern Arizona" By Richard Cachor Taylor
(R.W. Morse Co., $ 19.95)
"Dream Queen" by Betsy Thornton (Minotaur Books, St. Martin's
Publishing Group, $25.99).
"Historic Walking Guides: Tombstone and Bisbee" by Jane Eppinga
(Destin World Publishing, $12.99).