Literature

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.

Subjects: MemoirLiterature

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.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

Sawbill

A Search for Place
By Jennifer Case

By chronicling her migratory adulthood alongside the similarly unpredictable history of Sawbill Lodge, this memoir offers a resonant meditation on home, family, environment, and the human desire for place in the inherently mobile twenty-first century.

Subjects: MemoirLiterature

Deep Waters

Frank Waters Remembered in Letters and Commentary
By Alan Louis Kishbaugh

A lively introduction to the breadth of Waters’s work, Deep Waters touches on themes of ecology, philosophy, pre-Columbiana, Eastern philosophy, Egyptology, American Indians, and a host of other subjects reflecting the great cultural shifts occurring at the time.

Letters Like the Day

On Reading Georgia O'Keeffe
By Jennifer Sinor

Taking O’Keeffe’s letters as a touchstone, Sinor experiments with the limits of language using the same aesthetic that drove O’Keeffe’s art.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

Rough Crossing

An Alaskan Fisherwoman's Memoir
By Rosemary McGuire

Both an adult coming-of-age tale and a candid look at the Alaskan fishing industry, this is the story of a woman in a man’s world.

Subjects: MemoirLiterature

The Girls in My Town

Essays
By Angela Morales

The Girls in My Town creates an unforgettable portrait of a family in Los Angeles. Reaching back to her grandmother’s childhood and navigating through her own girlhood and on to the present, Angela Morales contemplates moments of loss and longing, truth and beauty, motherhood and daughterhood.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

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