On the Edge of Deportation

On the Edge of Deportation

An excerpt from The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

Bordering on Brutality: The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

Aaron Bobrow-Strain's new book about the border, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, combines the life story of a young undocumented woman, told in extraordinary detail, with a history of the U.S. border enforcement regime.

A Remembrance of Painful Things Past

Artist Chris Rush’s memoir tells a tale of an astonishing childhood

Know Your Product: Brian Jabas Smith

Brian Jabas Smith pioneered the Know Your Product column in the Weekly during his time here editing the Music section. In a literary twist, we asked him to write about five of the many books that altered the course of his life.

40 Essential Arizona Books

This list is not meant to be the definitive list of essential Arizona reading; it's merely a stroll through the vast literary landscape of books about Arizona.

Read All About It

You only have to see the turnout at the Tucson Festivals of Books to know that Tucson is a book town—and as usual, there are plenty of books coming out of Southern Arizona this year, whether written by local authors or published by local presses.


The Range

Not-to-be-Missed Author Events at The Library

Adoptable Pet: Callie Needs a Home

Adoptable Pet: Golddie Needs a Home

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Staff Pick Events

  • Tour the UA Tree-Ring Research Lab @ The UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

    • 1 going/interested
  • Art Walk Sundays @ Madaras Gallery

    • Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free
    • 1 going/interested
  • Laughing Liberally Comedy Showcase (Performing Arts)

    • Fourth Sunday of every month, 8-9:30 p.m. Free

Popular Events

  • Transiting 2 @ Joseph Gross Gallery

    • Mon., May 20 and Mon., Sept. 9 free
  • Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Lecture Series @ Banner – UMC, DuVal Auditorium

    • Mon., May 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m. free
  • Brew Haha Comedy Presents: Ellen Doyle! @ Borderlands Brewing Company

    • Mon., May 20, 8-10 p.m. $5
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