Tom Zoellner Is Arizona’s Pick for National Book Festival

When: Saturday, August 12, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., EDT

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

The Arizona Center for the Book, part of the Arizona State Library and Archives, selected Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona  by Tom Zoellner to represent Arizona at the National Book Festival this year. Rim to River will represent Arizona in “Great Reads from Great Places.”

Meet Tom Zoellner at the Arizona booth! He will be on hand to talk with readers about his book,  1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

About the book:

Tom Zoellner walked across the length of Arizona to come to terms with his home state. But the trip revealed more mountains behind the mountains.

Rim to River is the story of this extraordinary journey through redrock country, down canyons, up mesas, and across desert plains to the obscure valley in Mexico that gave the state its enigmatic name. The trek is interspersed with incisive essays that pick apart the distinctive cultural landscape of Arizona: the wine-colored pinnacles and complex spirituality of Navajoland, the mind-numbing stucco suburbs, desperate border crossings, legislative skullduggery, extreme politics, billion-dollar copper ventures, dehydrating rivers, retirement kingdoms, old-time foodways, ghosts of old wars, honky-tonk dreamers, murder mysteries, and magical Grand Canyon reveries.

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