Bio: Virginia Nosky, prize-winning author, poet and screenwriter, has lived in Arizona for over twenty years. Indian cultures have figured in several of her books. The state, its cities, mountains and mesas appear prominently in her work, though it is the desert she finds the most interesting?its topography and climate. ?The desert is a violent place; it bites and scratches, its searing heat and fierce storms kill. To go out at night in the summer, one feels its brooding presence, like the sea.? Virginia lives in Paradise Valley with her husband Richard and golden retriever Steerforth.
Patrician Boston doctor Cabot W.W. Chase has made a bargain with his granddaughter Lily. He will pay all her expenses through Harvard Medical School if at the end of her studies she will spend a year on the Navajo Reservation Indian Hospital, where he had been a doctor following WWII. She is reluctant, suspecting her grandfather has emotional ties to the Navajo, but agrees. Slowly she acclimates herself, coming to admire the people and her surroundings. Lily, now known as Cabot, meets a young Na... more info>>
Waspy Yale lawyer Sarah Livingstone, on a training run with her Shih Tzu, collides with Indian sculptor Jimmy Zah and his big Lab, Joe. The dogs have a furious dust-up. Annoyed when a hysterical Sarah accuses him of letting Joe run free on a public path, Jimmy retorts that she's trespassing on his Pima Reservation. A few days later Jimmy rescues Sarah and Yo Yo from the waters of a fast-moving canal. Despite their inauspicious beginning, they learn they're both training to run in the New York Ma... more info>>
Such beautiful people, such beautiful lives. But there's a dark side to Paradise. Three prominent women friends live in this Eden--married to powerful men in a world of privilege: grand houses, lavish parties and charity balls, the latest clothes, jewels, sleek cars. Why do they make the unfortunate choices they do? Bored Christina drifts into an affair with the family lawyer that nearly ends her husband's political career. Laise closes the door on a marriage she only thought existed. Miriam ru... more info>>
Iolanthe McKenna has graced glossy magazine covers, walked the most prestigious couture runways, purred over expensive perfumes and swirled her mane of glorious hair in TV ads. But now she wants out, to use her off-the-charts intellect to get a degree in theoretical physics. She hides her elegant angles in baggy sweaters, her sky blue eyes behind dark glasses and returns to university. Her last obstacle to her PhD is her famous doctoral thesis chairman who harbors an impatience with women in the... more info>>