Tucson Festival of Books

Unearthing Legacies

Embark on a captivating journey as you hear the authors tell two remarkable stories. Discover the trailblazing life of Marjorie Ferguson Lambert, a pioneer in southwestern archaeology, and then brace yourself for the daring 1938 expedition of botanists Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter as they braved the treacherous Colorado River. Learn about these untold adventures and resilience of these women that helped shape the American West.

Melissa Sevigny

Melissa L. Sevigny is a science journalist at KNAU (Arizona Public Radio). She has worked in water policy, sustainable agriculture and space exploration. She is the author of "Brave the Wild River," "Under Desert Skies" and "Mythical River....

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Shelby Tisdale

Shelby Tisdale, retired director of the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, is an award-winning author who has published more than 40 book chapters, articles and books on Southwest Native American art and women....

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Brave the Wild River
The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon
Melissa Sevigny
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
May 2023
ISBN 9780393868234
304 pages
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No Place for a Lady
The Life Story of Archaeologist Marjorie F. Lambert
Shelby Tisdale
History / Biography
University of Arizona Press
June 2023
ISBN 9780816549719
293 pages
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