10 Books Every Arizonan Should Read

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The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey This wild romp about angry young environmentalists in the West made its author a counterculture hero. The Dream Garden Press edition, which was first published in 1985 (to celebrate the book's 10th anniversary), includes illustrations by R. Crumb, plus a full-page photograph of Abbey and R. Crumb in Arches National Park. Can't go wrong there.

Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest by Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day O'Connor wrote this book with her brother, and it's at least as much the story of the sprawling Arizona cattle ranch where she grew up, and the people who made it work, as it is a book about the girl who grew up to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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