THE HERO TWINS: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers
by Jim Kristofic
Illustrated by Nolan Karras James
Told in Navajo, the Diné language, and English, this story exists in many versions, and all demonstrate the importance of thinking, patience, persistence, bravery, and reverence.
GILA COUNTRY LEGEND: The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse
by Nancy Coggeshall
The compelling biography of a unique western rancher constantly adjusting to the inroads of modernity into his traditional way of life.
Searching for Madre Matiana: Prophecy and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico
by Edward Wright-Rios
Edward Wright-Rios examines the much-maligned—and sometimes celebrated—character of Madre Matiana and her position in the development of Mexico.
CHASING DICHOS THROUGH CHIMAYÓ
by Don J. Usner
In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region.
SPIRITUAL CURRENCY IN NORTHEAST BRAZIL
by Lindsey King
This book examines the spiritual community of the followers of St. Francis of Wounds in the town of Canindé in northeast Brazil.
BUSH LEAGUE BOYS: The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest
by Toby Smith
“In Bush League Boys sportswriter Toby Smith relies upon fascinating oral histories to recall the home runs, screen money, and dust storms that characterized the glory days of post–World War II baseball in the Southwest.”—Ron Briley, author of The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948–1962
HOW LONG IS THE PRESENT: Selected Talk Poems of David Antin
Edited by Stephen Fredman
In this book editor Stephen Fredman provides critical introductions to a selection of talk poems from Antin’s now out-of-print collections in conjunction with a new interview with the author.
MASSACRE OF THE DREAMERS: Essays on Xicanisma
by Ana Castillo
This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN BLACK AND BROWN: Ethnic Identity in Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez
by Michael Nieto Garcia
“An important contribution to the study of American life writing and an invaluable reassessment of the work of Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez.”—Robert J. Butler, coeditor of The Richard Wright Encyclopedia
GOIN' CRAZY WITH SAM PECKINPAH AND ALL OUR FRIENDS
by Max Evans
In this enthralling memoir we follow Evans and Peckinpah through conversations in bars, family gatherings, binges on drugs and alcohol, struggles with film producers and executives, and Peckinpah’s abusive behavior—sometimes directed at Evans himself.
SOPHIE'S HOUSE OF CARDS: A Novel
by Sharon Oard Warner
“A deftly woven story textured with beautifully flawed characters who redefine what it means to be a family in an age where love, not blood, connects all creatures—from humans to honeybees. What a charming and deeply compassionate novel.”—B. K. Loren, author of Theft: A Novel
TORTILLAS: A Cultural History
by Paula E. Morton
In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla.
by Erv Schroeder
Erv Schroeder’s photographs bear witness to the primordial forces of the earth—the raw power that moved and shifted huge hunks of rock to form natural stone sculptures.
WOMEN DRUG TRAFFICKERS: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime
by Elaine Carey
“The first full-length study of female drug traffickers. The lives of these women are fascinating and skillfully analyzed by the author. The book will be pleasurable reading to general readers and specialists alike.”—Howard Campbell, author of Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez
SWEET MEDICINE: A Novel
by David Seals
“Full of adventure, humor, love and sex, and occasionally some eloquent rage about the way Indians have been treated in America. . . . A trickster tale . . . in which a . . . clever and resourceful hero outsmarts stronger enemies and lives to fight another day.”—New York Times Book Review
THE POWWOW HIGHWAY: A Novel
by David Seals
“Takes us into the places where Indians live . . . their jokes, their lovemaking, their hearts. . . . Leaves me feeling as if I had made the journey myself.”—Denver Post
LOOSE CANNONS: Selected Prose
by Christopher Middleton
Like his poetry, Middleton’s prose pieces are alive with incongruity, collage, and surprising juxtapositions.
ENDURING ACEQUIAS: Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
by Juan Estevan Arellano
Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.
GLOBAL WEST, AMERICAN FRONTIER: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression
by David M. Wrobel
Looking at both European and American travelers’ accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation’s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention.
RAILROAD EMPIRE ACROSS THE HEARTLAND: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey
by James E. Sherow; photography by John R. Charlton
This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow’s discussion.
WITH A BOOK IN THEIR HANDS: Chicano/a Readers and Readerships across the Centuries
Edited by Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez
In this collection, Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez gathers diverse and passionate accounts of reading drawn from several research projects aimed at documenting Chicana and Chicano reading practices and experiences.
DISPATCHES FROM THE DROWNINGS: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction
by B. J. Hollars
In homage to Michael Lesy’s cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip, Hollars pairs reports from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century journalists with fictional versions, creating a hybrid text complete with facts, lies, and a wide range of blurring in between.
AFRICANS INTO CREOLES: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica
by Russell Lohse
Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World.
A CAROL DICKENS CHRISTMAS: A Novel
by Thomas Fox Averill
“Joyfully riffing on a holiday classic, Tom Averill’s A Carol Dickens Christmas is a moving and contemporary tale that, like the work of that other Dickens, focuses on what affects us deeply: judgment and compassion, grief and hope, cruelty and kindness. With a warm and realistic cast of characters, this is a story for people who believe in the magic of the season and—more to the point—in simply caring for each other.”—Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone
CONJUGAL BLISS: A Comedy of Martial Arts
by John Nichols
“A hilarious, raucous, painfully graphic portrait of The Marriage from Hell.”—Chicago Tribune
A SELECTED HISTORY OF HER HEART: Poems
by Carole Simmons Oles
“Through the lens of her singular and compelling life, Carole Simmons Oles guides us through our fractured, confused, violent century. At seventy, facing an increasingly fragile body, Oles crafts language that creates bonds—across cultures and tongues, across decades and oceans and continents. These powerhouse poems reach out generation to generation with generosity and compassion. These poems invite us in, offer food and drink and shelter.”—Peggy Shumaker, author of Gnawed Bones
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INDIAN OPPORTUNITY: Quiet Champion of Self-Determination
by Thomas A. Britten
In this book, the first study of the NCIO, historian Thomas A. Britten traces the workings of the council along with its enduring impact on the lives of indigenous people.
THE SKY IS SHOOTING BLUE ARROWS: Poems
by Gleena Lushei
Celebrating life, travel, aging, and nature, this new book shines with Luschei’s view of the world.
MYSTERIOUS NEW MEXICO: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
by Benjamin Radford
Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science—as well as good old-fashioned detective work—Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico’s greatest mysteries.
NEW MEXICO'S SPANISH LIVESTOCK HERITAGE: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People
by William W. Dunmire
The Spanish introduced European livestock to the New World—not only cattle and horses but also mules, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. This survey of the history of domestic livestock in New Mexico is the first of its kind, going beyond cowboy culture to examine the ways Spaniards, Indians, and Anglos used animals and how those uses affected the region’s landscapes and cultures.
THE CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF SHELL-MATRIX SITES
Edited by Mirjana Roksandic, Sheila Mendonça de Souza, Sabine Eggers, Meghan Burchell, and Daniela Klokler
The contributors to this book introduce new ways to study shell-matrix sites, ranging from the geochemical analysis of shellfish to the interpretation of human remains buried within. Drawing upon examples from around the world, this is one of the only books to offer a global perspective on the archaeology of shell-matrix sites.
INTIMATE MEMORIES: The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan
Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
At last edited into one volume, the story of one of 20th-century America’s most flamboyant women, from her youth in upper-class Buffalo to her “discovery” of New Mexico.
FOUR SQUARE LEAGUES: Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico
by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard W. Hughes
This long-awaited book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the complex history of Pueblo Indian land in New Mexico, beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing to the present day.