Join us at Speer Memorial Library in Mission, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, for a discussion of The Last Woman Standing, to take place in the library’s Community Room at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the book.

The year is 1880, and a young woman named Josephine Marcus leaves the rich culture of San Francisco, as well as the comforts of her family home, and heads for the silver-mining boomtown of Tombstone, in the Arizona Territory. Her original reason for travelling there is to marry her fiancée, Sheriff Johnny Behan. But the more she learns about Johnny’s ways, the more she finds her affections gravitating toward legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.

Even though both men are peace officers in the wild-west town, the politically-minded Johnny and the justice-oriented Wyatt are in reality a reflection of Tombstone’s many divisions—cowboys vs. businessmen, Confederates vs. Unionists, Southern Democrats vs. Lincoln Republicans—as well as Josephine’s divided heart. But her relationship with the two men will have a direct effect on the town’s history.

Written by Thelma Adams, and first published in 2016, The Last Woman Standing is a historical novel based on the true-life story of Josephine Marcus, Wyatt Earp, Tombstone, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

We will have some copies of the book available for check out to those who sign up for the book discussion, or you can stop by our library’s Reference Desk, or call at 580-8754, and we will try to obtain a copy for you via Interlibrary Loan.

For more information, or to sign up for the book discussion, please call William Renner or Rose Alvarez at 580-8754 or 580-8750. You can also register at the Reference Desk, or by email at


Speer Memorial Library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission.