Essays • New Mexico • Southwest and Southwest
The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories
A Panelist Pick for Southwest Books of the Year, Best Reading of 2012
This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil the life and magic one experiences in the Land of Enchantment.
This edition includes a new introduction and foreword by Anne Hillerman and new photographs with each story.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Tony Hillerman (1925–2008) was an awardwinning author and newspaperman, best known for his mystery novels set on the Navajo Nation.
Anne Hillerman is the founding director of Wordharvest Writers' Workshops, a journalist, and author whose books include Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn. She is Tony Hillerman's eldest daughter
Don Strel, a photographer, has been published in numerous books and magazines. He has taught art and design at the university level and has served as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico. He is currently the director of the Southwest Assignments photography, design and public relations agency, which he founded in 1991.
"Each essay showcases [Hillerman's] deep love and understanding of New Mexico's mountains, people, history, anthropology, law enforcement, hunting, fishing, and sometimes politics. All are portrayed in his clear writing style combined with a zesty sense of humor."--
5.5 x 8.5 in. 168 pages 17 halftones