Literature

Fortunate Son

Selected Essays from the Lone Star State
By Rick Bass

Rick Bass’s Fortunate Son is a literary tour of the Lone Star State by a native Texan of exceptional talent.

The Rock Cycle

Essays
By Kevin Honold

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

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In the Bear's House

By N. Scott Momaday

In these engaging writings Momaday shares his personal quest to understand the spirit of wilderness embodied in the image of Bear.

Try to Get Lost

Essays on Travel and Place
By Joan Frank

Try to Get Lost is a bold, engaging disquisition on the perils and promises of travel: both cranky and wise, worldly and cultivated, humorous and rueful, its every sentence sparkles. All in all, it is thoroughly entertaining, a sophisticated pleasure.”—Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother’s Tale

River Teeth

Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction
Edited by Joe MackallDaniel W. Lehman

To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection.

The Way to Rainy Mountain

50th Anniversary Edition
By N. Scott Momaday
Illustrations by Al Momaday

Celebrating fifty years since its 1969 release, this new edition offers a moving new preface and invites a new generation of readers to explore the Kiowa myths, legends, and history with Pulitzer Prize–winning author N. Scott Momaday.

I Am a Stranger Here Myself

By Debra Gwartney

Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West.

Below Freezing

Elegy for the Melting Planet
By Donald Anderson

Below Freezing is a unique assemblage of scientific fact, newspaper reports, and excerpts from novels, short stories, nonfiction, history, creative nonfiction, and poetry—a commonplace book for our era of altering climate.

The Life and Writing of Fray Angélico Chávez

A New Mexico Renaissance Man
By Ellen McCracken

Ellen McCracken provides a literary biography that includes a deep look into the intellectual and cultural contributions of this Renaissance man. McCracken moves chronologically through a substantial body of work that includes fiction, poetry, plays, essays, spiritual tracts, sermons, historical writing, translation, painting, church renovation, and journalism.

MINE

Essays
By Sarah Viren

Mining her own life and those of others, Sarah Viren considers the contingencies of ownership alongside the realities of loss in this debut essay collection.

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