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Rambo in Chama

Rambo Book Ma­nia is the theme of this year’s Chama Book Fes­ti­val, and with good rea­son. The fair fea­tures Santa Fean David Mor­rell, author of the 1972 novel

First Blood, which in­spired the Rambo film fran­chise. Over the past three decades, Mor­rell has writ­ten a num­ber of fast-paced mil­i­tary and CIA thrillers as well as the Mar­vel Comics 2007-2008 se­ries Cap­tain

Amer­ica: The Cho­sen. At 7 p.m. Fri­day, June 4, Mor­rell speaks at the Elkhorn Lodge Pavil­ion (2663 U.S. 84/64) in Chama and screens a doc­u­men­tary about the mak­ing of Rambo. Mor­rell and other au­thors also speak about writ­ing and pub­lish­ing at the pavil­ion at 4:30 p.m. on Satur­day, June 5. The main por­tion of the book fair takes place at Cookin’ Books (2449 U.S. 84/64) on Satur­day, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the 35 au­thors at the event are Mar­garet Tessler, whose hus­band-and-wife sleuth sto­ries are set in lo­cales through­out the South­west; Florence Wein­berg, the cre­ator of Sonora

Moon­light and Seven Cities of Mud, cul­ture­clash his­tor­i­cal fic­tion that takes place in colo­nial New Mex­ico; and David J. Cor­well, who writes horror and sci­ence fic­tion. All events are free and open to the pub­lic. Chama is two hours north of Santa Fe, just a few miles from the Colorado state line, along U.S. 84/64. For in­for­ma­tion, visit www.nm­book­coop.com or call 505-220-4933.

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