Women

Eye of the West

Photographs by Nancy Wood
Photographs by Nancy Wood

This collection of photographs from the last three decades by Western writer and photographer Nancy Wood captures the people and places of rural Colorado and New Mexico.

Weaving Women's Lives

Three Generations in a Navajo Family
By Louise LamphereEva PriceCarole CadmanValerie Darwin

Well-known anthropologist Lamphere highlights the voices of three generations of Navajo women who are weaving their traditional beliefs with modern American culture to create a new blueprint for their lives and the next generations.

A Woman in the Great Outdoors

Adventures in the National Park Service
By Melody Webb

Melody Webb's reflections on her twenty-five-year career in the National Park Service is an insider's account of a public bureaucracy.

Sor Juana's Second Dream

A Novel
By Alicia Gaspar de Alba

This historically accurate and beautifully written novel explores the secret inclinations, subjective desires, and political struggles of the 17th-century Mexican nun and poet.

Josefina Niggli, Mexican American Writer

A Critical Biography
By Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez

The work of one of the earliest Mexican American women writers who focused on life lived between two cultures and nations is the subject of this new literary study.

Doña Tules

Santa Fe's Courtesan and Gambler
By Mary J. Straw Cook

Cook takes a new look at this notorious woman of 1840s Santa Fe.

Sing My Whole Life Long

Jenny Vincent's Life in Folk Music and Activism
By Craig Smith

"This lady is a big breath of hope in a cynical age."—from the Introduction by John Nichols

Between Breaths

A Teacher in the Alaskan Bush
By Sandra K. Mathews

The experiences of a young woman who was the first band instructor in a remote fishing village in 1950s Alaska.

Tinisima

By Elena Poniatowska
Translated by Katherine Silver

This fictionalized account of the life of Tina Modotti is a fascinating story of the complex woman caught up in the social and political turbulence of the pre-World War II era.

Subjects: FictionWomen

Malintzin's Choices

An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico
By Camilla Townsend

The complicated life of the real woman who came to be known as La Malinche.

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