Award Winners

Before Brasília

Frontier Life in Central Brazil
By Mary C. Karasch

2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Before Brasília offers an in-depth exploration of life in the captaincy of Goiás during the late colonial and early national period of Brazilian history.

Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones

A Food History of the Southwest
By Gregory McNamee

2017 Southwest Books of the Year

In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest.

The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest!

A Novel
By John Nichols

Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best Book
Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Fiction – Other

In this insightful and bittersweet love story, masterful storyteller John Nichols brings to life northern New Mexico and three unforgettable characters.

Subjects: Fiction

Let's Roll This Train

My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics
By Lenton Malry

Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award's Father Thomas Steele History Award

This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry’s journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico.

Long Night Moon

A Novel
By Sue BoggioMare Pearl

Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award's Tony Hillerman Fiction Award

Long Night Moon continues the story of the Vigils and the Silvas, begun in the authors’ first two award-winning novels, Sunlight and Shadow and A Growing Season, depicting a complicated extended family in New Mexico’s beautiful Rio Grande Valley.

Subjects: Fiction

Stories from the Camera

Reflections on the Photograph
Edited by Michele M. Penhall

Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Arts Book

As one of the earliest collegiate institutions to begin collecting photography, the University of New Mexico Art Museum holds a stunning array of images that span photography’s 175-year history.

Subjects: Photography

Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes

Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas
By Baker H. Morrow

Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Gardening Book

First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico’s many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition.

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