Fiction

Painted Turtle

Woman with Guitar
By Clarence Major

“Major brings his characters to life with the accretion of specific details. Even so, his novel is distinctly spiritual, emphasizing the significance of traditional beliefs in the lives of Painted Turtle and her family.”—Publishers Weekly

Subjects: Fiction

Jemez Spring

By Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya's latest Sonny Baca mystery eerily reflects current events: it involves terrorists, environmental activists, and water rights in the Southwest.

Sophie's House of Cards

A Novel
By Sharon Oard Warner

“A deftly woven story textured with beautifully flawed characters who redefine what it means to be a family in an age where love, not blood, connects all creatures—from humans to honeybees. What a charming and deeply compassionate novel.”—B. K. Loren, author of Theft: A Novel

Subjects: Fiction

The Powwow Highway

A Novel
By David Seals

“Takes us into the places where Indians live . . . their jokes, their lovemaking, their hearts. . . . Leaves me feeling as if I had made the journey myself.”—Denver Post

Sweet Medicine

A Novel
By David Seals

“Full of adventure, humor, love and sex, and occasionally some eloquent rage about the way Indians have been treated in America. . . . A trickster tale . . . in which a . . . clever and resourceful hero outsmarts stronger enemies and lives to fight another day.”—New York Times Book Review

Conjugal Bliss

A Comedy of Martial Arts
By John Nichols

“A hilarious, raucous, painfully graphic portrait of The Marriage from Hell.”— Chicago Tribune

Subjects: Fiction

A Carol Dickens Christmas

A Novel
By Thomas Fox Averill

“Joyfully riffing on a holiday classic, Tom Averill’s A Carol Dickens Christmas is a moving and contemporary tale that, like the work of that other Dickens, focuses on what affects us deeply: judgment and compassion, grief and hope, cruelty and kindness. With a warm and realistic cast of characters, this is a story for people who believe in the magic of the season and—more to the point—in simply caring for each other.”—Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone

Subjects: Fiction

American Blood

A Novel
By John Nichols

Though Michael Smith cannot forget the pornographic atrocities he witnessed abroad during the Vietnam war, it is the pervasive brutality of civilian life that threatens to destroy him. American Blood is a timely and fiercely moral statement on violence and loss.

Subjects: Fiction

An Elegy for September

A Novel
By John Nichols

A brief, poignant, and eloquent novel that renders an age-old story in a fresh and powerful form, An Elegy for September captures the turning point in the life of a man as he confronts his own mortality.

Subjects: Fiction

The Deportation of Wopper Barraza

A Novel
By Maceo Montoya

After Wopper Barraza’s fourth drunk driving violation, the judge orders his deportation and now he has to move back to Michoacán. His story unfolds as life in a rural village takes him in new and unexpected directions. We know this story from the headlines, but up to now it has been unexplored literary territory.

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