Fiction

A Growing Season

By Sue BoggioMare Pearl

“There are no chiles like those grown in the heart of New Mexico. In A Growing Season, Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl bring to life the deeply rooted traditions and wonderfully diverse community that sows and harvests this amazing fruit—even as drought, economic fragility, and human greed threaten it year by year.”—Ann Cummins, author of Yellowcake

Subjects: Fiction

The Soledad Crucifixion

By Nancy Wood

This gripping novel tells the story of Father Lorenzo Soledad from his boyhood in a Texas bordello to his final day in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Subjects: Fiction

Hard to Have Heroes

By Buddy Mays

When fourteen-year-old wannabe cowboy Noah Odell moves to his flamboyant uncle's ranch in rural New Mexico, he soon finds himself encountering some of the Chihuahuan Desert's strangest characters. The days are never dull, especially when the U.S. Army tries to confiscate the ranch to expand a top-secret rocket-testing facility.

Subjects: Fiction

Sunlight and Shadow

By Sue BoggioMare Pearl

An acclaimed first novel by two award-winning New Mexico writers, Sunlight and Shadow is a story of family, friendship, and what it really means to have hope.

Subjects: Fiction

Secrets of the Tsil Café

A Novel with Recipes
By Thomas Fox Averill

"Food is the talisman, the metaphor, and the basic aroma of this voluptuous novel . . . The tale is full of recipes, some on the very edge of bizarre but all bursting with flavor and history."--Booklist

Subjects: CookingFiction

Lord of the Dawn

The Legend of Quetzalcóatl
By Rudolfo Anaya

Now available in paperback, the Lord of the Dawn is Anaya's exploration of the cosmology and the rich and complex spiritual thought of his Native American ancestors.

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By Thomas Fox Averill

"Based on the American folk ballad 'Tennessee Stud,' this novel by the author of Secrets of the Tsil Café is an artistic masterpiece galloping with classic all-American appeal."-- Library Journal, starred review

Bruja

The Legend of La Llorona
By Lucinda Ciddio Leyba

In this powerfully eerie tale, the legend of La Llorona is recast as the tale of a witch intent on doing evil in modern Santa Fe.

Sweeney

By Robert Julyan

This quixotic tale of Sweeney's journey of survival and self-discovery offers a wry glimpse of the oddities and opportunities of small-town life, featuring aliens, nudists, naked bull riders, Druids, phony Indians, real Indians, and above all, Sweeney's crazy citizens, because, as one of them says, "Crazy ideas are the only kind that work around here."

Subjects: Fiction

La Llorona

The Crying Woman
By Rudolfo Anaya
Illustrations by Amy Córdova
Translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid

The legend of La Llorona as retold by Rudolfo Anaya is storytelling anchored in a very human experience. His book helps parents explain to children the reality of death and the loss of loved ones.

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