Green Valley Author Talk with Tom Zoellner

When: 3 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023

Where: Green Valley-Joyner Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley

In this free and open to the public event, Tom Zoellner shares stories from his book, Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona.

Not only is the book a quest for the origin of Arizona’s enigmatic name, but it’s also a probing look into the past: the roots of the state’s colorful politics, literary heritage, music, cuisine, geology, and complex mix of races and traditions—the whole dazzling combination of elements that make the 48th state a prism of the past and unique laboratory of the future.

Copies of Rim to River will be available for purchase.

Book excerpt:

Here it was at last. I would be hiking across the Kaibab Plateau, down and out of the Grand Canyon, past the cinder cone of Humphreys Peak, across Anderson Mesa, down the Mogollon Rim, through the Mazatzals and the Superstitions, across the Black Hills of Pinal County, and then up and over four major ranges in succession: the Catalinas, the Rincons, the Santa Ritas, and the Huachucas to the Mexican border and then—hopefully—the spot in the valley that poured forth silver for about a week and from which the state had taken its beguiling name.

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