Book Club Kit: Going Back to Bisbee

Going Back to BisbeeGoing Back to Bisbee
by Richard Shelton
First Published: 1992 (OneBookAZ 2007)
7 Copies & Reading Guide

Richard Shelton first came to southeastern Arizona in the 1950s as a soldier stationed at Fort Huachuca. He soon fell in love with the region and upon his discharge found a job as a schoolteacher in nearby Bisbee. Now a university professor and respected poet living in Tucson, still in love with the Southwestern deserts, Shelton sets off for Bisbee on a not-uncommon day trip. Along the way, he reflects on the history of the area, on the beauty of the landscape, and on his own life.

Reading Guide:
OneBookAZ – Includes Themes and Discussion Questions
ReadingGroupGuides – General questions for Memoirs

Publishers WeeklyReviewed 05/04/1992
Kirkus Reviews – “Editor Review” – June 1, 1992

Richard Shelton’s Website:

More about Bisbee and Southeastern Arizona:
Bisbee – City of Bisbee, Wikipedia, Visitor Center, & Chamber of Commerce
Ghost Towns – Cochise County, Santa Cruz County, Pima County
Discover Southeast Arizona – Old Tombstone, Ghost Towns, and more.

More OneBookAZ picks:
2011: Hopi Summer: Letters From Ethel to Maud by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis
2010: The Trunk Murderess, Winnie Ruth Judd by Jana Bommersbach
2009: Capirotada: A Nogales Memoir by Alberto Rios
2008: These Is My Words (Book Club Kit) by Nancy E. Turner
2006: An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg
2002: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

OneBookAZ Kids selections:
2011: Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac
2010: The Three Little Javelinas/Los Tres Pequeños Jabalíes by Susan Lowell, illustrated by Jim Harris
2009: Hip, Hip, Hooray, It’s Monsoon Day!/¡Ajúa, ya llegó el chubasco! by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
2008: Danger in the Desert by Terri Fields
2007: Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

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