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Annual Luncheon: Friends of the University Libraries


Date: March 17, 2014

Times: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location:   Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St., Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact: Sofia Petropoulos

Cost: $50 per person

Description:

Join us at the Friends of the University Libraries Annual Luncheon as author Thomas Cobb, whose most recent novel, With Blood in Their Eyes, was published by the UA Press, delivers a keynote lecture titled “History into Fiction, Fiction into History.”

Thomas Cobb, acclaimed author of the novel Crazy Heart, brings to us his newest novel, With Blood in Their Eyes, featuring a tale of crime, pursuit, and adventure that is sure to please any reader of western, historical and crime fiction. With Blood in Their Eyes is the first novel based on the facts surrounding the 1918 Power Affair, Arizona’s deadliest gunfight. Cobb is a superb storyteller and is fascinated with the region and the event. In his hands, this already gripping tale comes alive in a fast-paced, evocative story that goes far beyond the stereotypical simple tale of crime and pursuit.

Thomas Cobb is also the author of Crazy Heart, a novel that was made into an Academy Award-winning motion picture. Of Crazy Heart, novelist Elmore Leonard says “put this one on your list.” Director Scott Cooper says Cobb is a “man who knows and writes of the West like few others... With Blood in Their Eyes is a singular achievement."

Individual tickets for the event are $50 per person. Lunch is included. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis - no reservations except for table purchases.

Purchase tickets online at: https://uafoundation.org/NetCommunity/2014LibraryLuncheon

If you would like to be a sponsor and have your name appear in our program, a table for 8 may be purchased for $1000. The deadline for sponsorship to be noted in the program is March 7, 2014.

For more information, please visit http://giving.library.arizona.edu/events