Memoir

My Heart Belongs to Nature

A Memoir in Photographs and Prose
By John Nichols

In My Heart Belongs to Nature, Nichols records his forty-five-year connection to the Taos valley and its mountains, where he still lives.

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

Let's Roll This Train

My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics
By Lenton Malry

This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry’s journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico.

Underground Ranger

Adventures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Other Remarkable Places
By Doug Thompson

In Underground Ranger Doug Thompson passes along the essence of what he learned on this unusual job as a park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Subjects: MemoirSouthwest

Coyota in the Kitchen

A Memoir of New and Old Mexico
By Anita Rodríguez

Accompanied by Rodríguez’s vibrant paintings—including scenes of people eating on fiesta nights and plastering an adobe church—Coyota in the Kitchen shows how food reflects the complicated family histories that shape our lives.

LIFE Story

The Education of an American Journalist
By Gerald Moore

In LIFE Story Gerald Moore—a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete—recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE’s fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news.

Subjects: MemoirJournalism

A Distant Heartbeat

A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets
By Eunice Lipton

A Distant Heartbeat tells a tale of passion and heroism, centered on a fierce competition between brothers, a packet of missing letters, and the unforeseen results of family betrayal.

Subjects: HistoryMemoir

Garo Z. Antreasian

Reflections on Life and Art
By Garo Z. Antreasian

Illustrating his drawings, paintings, and prints, this book reveals Antreasian as a major American artist.

Subjects: ArtMemoir

Canícula

Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera
Updated Edition
By Norma Elia Cantú

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the original publication, this updated edition includes newly written pieces as well as never-before-published images—culled from hundreds of the author’s family photos—adding further depth and insight into this unique contribution to Chicana literature.

Subjects: MemoirSouthwest

¡Cancerlandia!

A Memoir
By Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Comic and unsparing, ¡Cancerlandia! chronicles Alvarado Valdivia’s journey as he not only fights to survive his personified adversary, Mr. Hodgkins, but also as he struggles with his own self-destructive spirit.

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