Tucson Festival of Books

Visions of the West

This morning we will meet three authors with books detailing life in the West. Saddle up!

Ted Conover

Ted Conover is the author of several books, most recently "Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America's Edge" named a best book of 2022 by The New Yorker. He may be best known for "Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing," about his ten months undercover as a New York State corrections officer....

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Kathryn Wilder

Kathryn Wilder's literary endeavors about the Southwest include anthologies, children’s books, essays, fiction, and the memoir "Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West," which won the 2022 Colorado Book Award in creative nonfiction, a Nautilus Book Award, and a National Indie Excellence Award....

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Emma Zimmerman

In the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, "The Miller’s Daughter" has to weave straw into gold because of her father’s overly enthusiastic claims. In a modern-day fairytale, Emma Zimmerman has taken her dad’s obsession for heritage grains and transformed it into an award-winning flour business....

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Cheap Land Colorado
Off-Gridders at America's Edge
Ted Conover
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2022
ISBN 9780525521488
304 pages

Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West
Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West
Kathryn Wilder
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Torrey House Press
May 2021
ISBN 9781948814362
350 pages

The Miller's Daughter
A Western with Recipes for Unusual Grains and Stone-Milled Flours
Emma Zimmerman
Hardie Grant Publishing
March 2022
ISBN 9781743797105
224 pages
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