Memoir

Weekends with O'Keeffe

By C. S. Merrill

In 1973 Georgia O’Keeffe employed C. S. Merrill to catalog her library for her estate. Merrill, a poet who was a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was twenty-six years old and O’Keeffe was eighty-five, almost blind, but still painting. Over seven years, Merrill was called upon for secretarial assistance, cooking, and personal care for the artist. Merrill’s journals reveal details of the daily life of a genius.

Subjects: ArtMemoir

Navajos Wear Nikes

A Reservation Life
By Jim Kristofic

With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author’s own experience of sincere friendships that lead to hózhó (beautiful harmony), Kristofic’s memoir is an honest portrait of growing up on—and growing to love—the Reservation.

Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies

The Dry Fly and the Nymph, Evolution and Conflict
By William Black

Through stories of numerous historical characters Black details the long debate among fly-fishing devotees on the relative merits of dry or wet flies.

Where the Ox Does Not Plow

A Mexican American Ballad
By Manuel Peña

Manuel Peña chronicles his transformative journey from migrant worker to academia in twenty-six poignant life episodes.

Leaving New Buffalo Commune

By Arthur Kopecky

This is the second book based on the author's journals about life at one of the most famous communes of the "back to the land" era.

The River in Winter

New and Selected Essays
By Stanley Crawford

Crawford's thoughtful and witty essays explore his experiences as a farmer, activist, and observer in rural New Mexico. In his third nonfiction book he writes, among other topics, about the river which irrigates his land and the animals and plants which touch his life.

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