Thomas Cobb to Read at UA

Holly Schaffer
Sept. 21, 2012

UA alumnus Thomas Cobb, the award-winning author of "Crazy Heart," will be reading from his new novel at the UA BookStore.

The reading will be held Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the UA College of Humanities and the master of fine arts creative writing program, of which Cobb was the first student graduate.

Cobb's most recent novel, "With Blood in Their Eyes," was published by the UA Press.

The book's description reads: On February 10, 1918, John Power woke to the sound of bells and horses' hooves. He was sharing a cabin near the family mine with his brother Tom and their father Jeff; hired man Tom Sisson was also nearby. Then gunfire erupted, and so began the day when the Power brothers engaged the Graham County Sheriff's Department in the bloodiest shootout in Arizona history. What seems at first a simple tale of crime and pursuit takes on much greater meaning and complexity as the story traces the past lives of the main characters and interconnects them – all leading back to the deadly confrontation that begins the book.

Joining Cobb will be Bruce Dinges of the Arizona Historical Society, who will facilitate a discussion with Cobb that is intended to mimic the highly-regarded author pairings at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Photo courtesy of the UA Press


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