Award Winners

The Rock Cycle

Essays
By Kevin Honold

Silver Winner for Essays in 2021 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

In this collection of essays, Kevin Honold explores themes of history and its fading significance in modern American life.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

The Best Peace Fiction

A Social Justice Anthology
Edited by Robert Olen ButlerPhong Nguyen

Named Peacemaker of the Year in the 2022 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards
Gold Winner for Anthologies in 2021 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

In the first anthology of its kind, Robert Olen Butler and Phong Nguyen assemble an astounding collection of stories that cause readers to contemplate war, peace, and social justice in a new light.

Subjects: Fiction

Patterns of Connection

Essential Essays from Five Decades
By Fritjof Capra

Winner of the Silver Medal for Environment/Ecology in the 2022 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

Fritjof Capra, scientist, educator, activist, and accomplished author, presents the evolution of his thought over five decades in Patterns of Connection.

Writing the Novella

By Sharon Oard Warner

Winner of the Bronze Medal for Writing/Publishing in the 2022 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards
2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist for Self-help & Guides

While the novella has existed as a distinct literary form for over four hundred years, Writing the Novella is the first craft book dedicated to creating this intermediate-length fiction.

Memory into Memoir

A Writer's Handbook
By Laura Kalpakian

Winner of the Gold Medal for Writing/Publishing in the 2022 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

Memory into Memoir provides a lively guide for anyone looking to wrestle the unruly past onto the page.

Subjects: Writing Guides

Public Waters

Lessons from Wyoming for the American West
By Anne MacKinnon

Winner of the 2022 Spur Award for Best First Nonfiction Book from Western Writers of America

Public Waters shows how, as popular hopes and dreams meet tough terrain, a central idea that has historically structured water management can guide water policy for Western states today.

Send a Runner

A Navajo Honors the Long Walk
By Edison EskeetsJim Kristofic

2022 Southwest Books of the Year

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send A Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened.

Overhaul

A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops
By Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

Winner of the 2021 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

In Overhaul, historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint present the largely forgotten story of Albuquerque’s locomotive repair shops, which were the driving force behind the city’s economy for more than seventy years.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

Bosque

Poems
By Michelle Otero

Winner of the 2021 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association
2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist for Poetry–New Mexico

In her debut poetry collection, Bosque, Otero celebrates the importance of water and the bosque to the people of Albuquerque.

Subjects: Poetry

The Shoulders We Stand On

A History of Bilingual Education in New Mexico
Edited by Rebecca Blum MartínezMary Jean Habermann López

Winner of the 2021 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

The Shoulders We Stand On traces the complex history of bilingual education in New Mexico, covering Spanish, Diné, and Pueblo languages.

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