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The Circle of Book Clubs brings together various public and private book clubs, library supporters, lovers of literature and authors in a lively but relaxed atmosphere of intellectual exploration. Participants meet the authors of their favorite books and share their passion with other book enthusiasts.  Proceeds support the Pima Library Foundation, the private philanthropic partner of the Pima County Public Library.


The 2019-2020 Season will be held at The Hacienda Del Sol

From 5:30-7:30PM.

Cost:  $55/person in advance- $60 at the door

Cost Includes:  hors d’oeuvres and 1 drink ticket/person for beer or wine

Kip Stratton

November 14, 2019

Austin, Texas writer, W.K. Stratton is the author of The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film. The Wild Bunch, W.K. Stratton tells the fascinating history of the making of the movie and documents for the first time the extraordinary contribution of Mexican and Mexican-American actors and crew members to the movie's success. Shaped by infamous director Sam Peckinpah, and starring such visionary actors as William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, the movie was also the product of an industry and a nation in transition. The Wild Bunch is an authoritative history of the making of a movie and the era behind it. (Bloomsbury)

Terrence Moore

December 12, 2019

66 on 66 A Photographer’s Journey is the latest collection of photographs by the “Big Daddy of the Mother Road” and Tucson resident, Terrence Moore.  Moore grew up near Route 66 in Claremont, California and has been photographing the iconic highway celebrated in story, song and films for nearly 50 years.  Known as "The Mother Road," this highway became the vital path for travelers, tourists, and fortune-seekers.  This volume highlights 66 of Moore’s finest 35mm color film images – a stunning chronicle of this storied road in states from Missouri to California.

Bill Broyles and Bruce Dinges

January 16, 2020

Bill Broyles and Bruce Dinges have collaborated in editing a collection of fifty reflections on the life and work of award-winning author Charles Bowden. Growing up in Tucson, Bill fell in love with the Southwest and its literature at an early age. His lifelong friendship with Bowden began when Chuck suggested taking a hike that fills the pages of Bowden’s book Blue Desert. Bruce’s appreciation for Bowden’s work spans four decades as an editor, publisher, and writer at the University of Arizona and the Arizona Historical Society. In America’s Most Alarming Writer Broyles and Dinges introduce readers to a unique and important literary voice.  

Peg Bowden

February 13, 2020 

Peg Bowden is the author of the 2019 publication, A Stranger at My Door:  Finding My Humanity on the US-Mexico Border.


When a man appears at the door of her home in the Sonoran Desert lost and half-dead, Peg Bowden must examine the values that drive her life choices, which aren’t currently aligned with the politics of her homeland. This true story of shared humanity explores the literal and metaphorical significance of the borders in our lives, and the fear and xenophobia that keep them standing.

Peg Bowden is a retired public health nurse who volunteers with the Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans and works with the migrant population on the U.S./Mexico border.  As a musician and artist, Peg pounds the timpani in the Green Valley Concert Band, and paints watercolors of her beloved desert. She lives with her husband, Lester Weil, two dogs, a feral cat, and a lot of open range cattle. 

Evan Thomas

March 12, 2020

First Sandra Day O’Connor is the 10th book by author Evan Thomas. According to Doris Kearns Goodwin, “a great storyteller has found his greatest subject in trailblazer Sandra Day O’Connor.  Evan Thomas has written one of the most insightful and thoroughly captivating biographies I have ever read.”  


 Thomas’ other works include:  The Wise Men (with Walter Isaacson), The Man to See, The Very Best Men, Robert Kennedy, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, The War Lovers, Ike’s Bluff, Being Nixon, and First:  Sandra Day O’Connor.  Being Nixon, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder and First were New York Times bestsellers.  (see more) Thomas was a writer, correspondent and editor for thirty-three years at Time and Newsweek, including ten years (1986-96) as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where he wrote more than one hundred cover stories and at the time of his retirement in 2010 was editor-at-large.  He has appeared on many TV and radio talk shows, including Meet the Press, CBS Morning News, Morning Joe and The Colbert Report.  The author of dozens of book reviews for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Thomas has taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton, where, from 2007 to 2014, he was Ferris Professor of Journalism.