SOUTHERN ARIZONA AUTHORS
OUR DESIRES ARE WITHOUR REMEDY: STORIES AND ESSAYS by Bruce Petronio (XLibris, $19.99, paper; $29.99, cloth).
A colection of 13 short fiction and travel pieces
DEFINING GRAY by Denise Bjornson (Soaring Turtle Press, $15.95)
Sisters struggle with the disappearance of their mother
MOISTURE OF THE EARTH, MARY ROBINSON, CIVIL RIGHTS & TEXTILE UNION ACTIVIST: AN ORAL HISTORY, compiled and edited by Fran Leeper Buss (University of Michigan Press, $22.95)
An account of an extraordinary woman
BLOOD ON BARE ROCK by Ned Lord (Sneakaboard Press, $14.95).
A ghost story
THE SAVING OF ARIS by NovaMelia (Outskirts Press, $16.95)
Everyone hallucinates in this complex story
THE AMERICAN PUBLISHER: PAYING THE COST OF CORPORATISM AND CENSORSHIP FOR WRITING THE TRUTH ABOUT CUBA, RUSSIA AND THE WAR ON TERROR by Jay Fraser (Affiliated Writers of American $28).
Author “has a great time jousting with corporations and governments to keep his small press alive.”
PATCHES ON MY BRITCHES: MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN THE DUST BOWL by James Alfred Davidson (1st Books Library, $10)
Author grew up in the Texas Panhandle in the 1920′s, 30′s, and ’40′s where he was one of 13 children.
EUROPEAN INTRIGUE: A SPY NOVEL by Robert O. McCartan (Wheatmark, $16.95)
A mix of romance and spying
THINKING OF MILLER PLACE: A MEMOIR OF SUMMER COMFORT, by Ethel Lee-Miller (iUniverse Inc, $15.95)
Set on the North Shore of Long Island
MY QUEST FOR CREATION: A UNIQUE MEMOIR OF A SIGHTLESS RUNNER AND HIS INTERACTIONS WITH THE SUPERNATURALNESS by K. C. Roleck (Xlibris, $19.99, paper; 29,99, hardcover)
About spiritualism, reincarnation, and associated fields
If you are an author and live in Southern Arizona and would like your book to be included in J. C. Martin’s column, please send a cop to J. C. Martin, P.O. Box 65388, Tucson 85728-5388. State the price and give the name of someone who can be reached in case additional information is needed. After the titles appear in the column, they go to the Pima Community College West Campus library.