Tuesday, April 22, 2008

“OneBookAZ” Author Nancy Turner Speaks April 30

BISBEE, AZ – Nancy E. Turner, author of These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 and winner of the 2008 “OneBookAZ” statewide vote, will make a special appearance on April 30 at 6:30pm in the Meeting Room of the Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., to discuss her novel.

Inspired by her original family memoirs, These Is My Words introduces readers to the questing, indomitable Sarah Prine, one of the most memorable women ever to survive and prevail in the Arizona Territory of the late 1800s.

As a child, a fiery young woman, and finally a caring mother, Sarah forges a life as full and as fascinating as our deepest needs, our most secret hopes and our grandest dreams. She rides Indian-style and shoots with deadly aim, greedily devours a treasure trove of leatherbound books, downs fire, flood, Comanche raids and other mortal perils with the unique courage that forged the character of the American West.

Brought to Arizona in 2002, and coordinated by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, OneBookAZ is an exciting program that brings communities together through literature.

Beginning in April every year, the program encourages communities across the State of Arizona to read the same book at the same time and participate in discussions and programs centered around that book.

This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library and is free and open to all members of the public.

For additional information, contact the library at 432-4232.