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Opera Book Club: Zane Grey's West

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:00pm (Tucson)

In Opera Book Club, use on-stage works as a jumping off point to read, discover, and gain added context to enhance your experience in the theater. Opera Book Club meetings take place at Union Public House. Appetizers will be provided, and additional food and drink will be available for purchase.

This meeting of Opera Book Club, we’ll learn about Grey's inspiration for both Riders of the Purple Sage and The Rainbow Trail, led by members of Zane Grey's West Society.

Note: Zane Grey's West Society have produced a special version of The Rainbow Trail for Arizona Opera Book Club. This version can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here.

Opera Book Club events are free with registration. Due to limited capacity, please register for each individual meeting you wish to attend. You can register for this event by clicking the ticketing link below.



In Riders of the Purple Sage, Zane Grey's enduring classic, Jane and her friends must escape the clutches of her most dangerous enemies. The story continues in his sequel, The Rainbow Trail.

John Shefford rode into Utah in search of a new life, and when he met Fay Larkin, a beautiful woman charged with murder, he knew he had found it. Breaking her out of jail was the easy part. Now he has a posse and violent bands of Indians to outrun; a murderous trek through a trackless waste; and a brutal passage through white-water hell.