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Posted: Friday, April 1, 2005 6:05 am | Updated: 9:52 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

April 1, 2005

One book just isn’t good enough this year. The fourth annual One-BookAZ event is focusing on two tomes: "Grand Ambition" by Lisa Michaels and "Sunk Without a Sound" by Brad Dimock.

The former is fiction, the latter nonfiction, but both are about the true story of Glen and Bessie Hyde, a young couple who vanished in 1928 during their honeymoon boat excursion through the Grand Canyon.

"This year we were looking for an Arizona-based story," says Katie Cloudman, a One-BookAZ committee member. "We chose these books because they are two points of view for one interesting mystery story."

And nothing says Arizona more than the Grand Canyon. Our license plates all say so.

The Arizona Humanities Council Book Festival will host the kickoff of this year’s OneBookAZ event Saturday. OneBookAZ celebrates reading by encouraging the whole state to read the same book — or books, in this case — for one month. This is the fourth year in a row that One-BookAZ has designated April as the month to put down the remote (the shows are all reruns, anyway) and pick up a book — or books.

OneBookAZ

What: Kickoff for monthlong event encouraging Arizonans to read two books about one historical occurrence in the state

When: Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; author readings and discussions 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: The Carnegie Center, 1101 W. Washington St., Phoenix

Cost: Free

Information: (602) 257-0335, www.azbookfestival.org or www.onebookaz.org

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