Monday, August 3, 2009

Nonfiction Book With Arizona Flavor

For fans
bonesof true crime don't miss: Jana Bommersbach's Bones in the Desert ($7)

The True Story of a Mother's Murder and a Daughter's Search.

Loretta Bowersock and her daughter, Terri, ran a multimillion-dollar furniture store based in Tempe, Arizona, where they were well-known and admired by many. Together, these two women seemed to be living the American Dream…until one man decided to take it all away. Over the course of two decades, Taw Benderly worked his way into Loretta’s heart, home, and business. Though the couple appeared to be happy, their lives behind closed doors told another story. Terri had always known that the handsome, charming, and usually unemployed Taw was manipulating her mother—but she did not know the extent of the abuse or how far he would go to defraud her. Then, just before Christmas in 2004, Loretta went missing.

Also from this author, Trunk Murderess ($17)
ince the 1930s, Winnie Ruth Judd's name has been cloaked in mystery and questions: did the beautiful young girl really kill her best friends; did she really cut them up into pieces; did she really do all this alone?

Trees and Shrubs for the Sothwest. by Mary Irish ($35) Signed

Learn about Trees and Shrubs of the Southwest from horticulturalist and author Irish, a long time PP customer and former Director of Public Horticulture at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix.

This is a beautiful volume any gardener would want for their collection.

In Trees and Shrubs for the Southwest, readers will find profiles of more than 200 of th
irishe most attractive, easy-to-grow, and climate appropriate trees and shrubs.

Mary Irish also provides expert information about how to use trees and shrubs in the garden, how to plant and care for them, and how to combat common pests and diseases. This comprehensive title also includes clear and concise instructions on common tasks such as planting, staking, and pruning. From feathery-leaved acacias to bright-flowered desert willows, tough-as-nails mesquites to silvery Texas rangers, homeowners who want to create an attractive, sustainable landscape will find no better resource.

Rosales and Elemental Shaman ($19) One Man's Journey Into the omarHeart of Humanity, Spirituality & Ecology.

Oman follows his dreams on a spiritual quest that takes him across four continents to shaman, priests, ghosts, legends, and mountain deities. This inspiring true story chronicles one man's search for the truth behind the healing practices of four shamanistic traditions: Toltec, Cherokee, Maya, and Buddhist.

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