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No More Bingo, Comadre!

Stories
By Nasario García

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Overview

It takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has every one: from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals. Noted author Nasario García introduces us to some of these people and the challenges they face. The title character, Adelfa, flirts with the glamour of casinos and finds herself addicted to gambling. Sam “Spam” Austin, an inmate serving a long sentence for murder, is paroled, attends medical school, and becomes a doctor. The affable grandfather in “Yo Quiero Hacer un Lie ’Way,” a hardworking and honorable rancher, stuns the proprietor of a mortuary with his request to put a coffin on layaway.

Subjects: Short Stories

Contributor Bios
Folklorist and native New Mexican Nasario García has published numerous books about Hispanic folklore and the oral history of northern New Mexico, including Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico (UNM Press) and Grandpa Lolo’s Navajo Saddle Blanket: La tilma de Abuelito Lolo (UNM Press). He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.