NEW RELEASES




Sweet Medicine
SWEET MEDICINE: A Novel
by David Seals

$19.95 paperback
“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
THE POWWOW HIGHWAY: A Novel
by David Seals
$19.95 paperback
“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
LOOSE CANNONS: Selected Prose
by Christopher Middleton
$21.95
paperback
Like his poetry, Middleton’s prose pieces are alive with incongruity, collage, and surprising juxtapositions.




Enduring Acequias
ENDURING ACEQUIAS: Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
by Juan Estevan Arellano
$24.95 paperback
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
GLOBAL WEST, AMERICAN FRONTIER: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression
by David M. Wrobel
$39.95 hardcover
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
RAILROAD EMPIRE ACROSS THE HEARTLAND: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey
by James E. Sherow; photography by John R. Charlton

$34.95 paperback
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
WITH A BOOK IN THEIR HANDS: Chicano/a Readers and Readerships across the Centuries
Edited by Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez
$45.00
hardcover
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
DISPATCHES FROM THE DROWNINGS: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction
by B. J. Hollars
$29.95
paperback
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
AFRICANS INTO CREOLES: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica
by Russell Lohse
$34.95
paperback
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 CAROL DICKENS CHRISTMAS: A Novel
by Thomas Fox Averill
$19.95
paperback
“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
CONJUGAL BLISS: A Comedy of Martial Arts
by John Nichols
$19.95
paperback
“A hilarious, raucous, painfully graphic portrait of The Marriage from Hell.”—Chicago Tribune


 

A Selected History of Her HeartA SELECTED HISTORY OF HER HEART: Poems
by Carole Simmons Oles
$18.95
paperback

  “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
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INDIAN OPPORTUNITY: Quiet Champion of Self-Determination
by Thomas A. Britten
$45.00
hardcover
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: PoemsTHE SKY IS SHOOTING BLUE ARROWS: Poems
by Gleena Lushei
$18.95
paperback
Celebrating life, travel, aging, and nature, this new book shines with Luschei’s view of the world.




Mysterious New MexicoMYSTERIOUS NEW MEXICO: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
by Benjamin Radford
$24.95
paperback
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 HeritageNEW MEXICO'S SPANISH LIVESTOCK HERITAGE: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People
by William W. Dunmire
$27.95
paperback
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 SitesTHE CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF SHELL-MATRIX SITES
Edited by Mirjana Roksandic, Sheila Mendonça de Souza, Sabine Eggers, Meghan Burchell, and Daniela Klokler
$85.00
hardcover
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 MemoriesINTIMATE MEMORIES: The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan
Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
$24.95
paperback
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
FOUR SQUARE LEAGUES: Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico
by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard W. Hughes
$65.00
hardcover
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.




Maya Pilgrimage to Ritual LandscapesMAYA PILGRIMAGE TO RITUAL LANDSCAPES: Insights from Archaeology, History, and Ethnography
by Joel W. Palka
$75.00
hardcover
Through cross-cultural comparisons, archaeological data, and ethnographic insights, Joel W. Palka addresses central questions about Maya pilgrimage practice and discusses the broad importance of Maya ritual landscapes and pilgrimage for Mesoamerica as a whole.




Mayan Tales from Chiapas, MexicoMAYAN TALES FROM CHIAPAS, MEXICO
by Robert M. Laughlin, with Contributions by Francisca Hernández Hernández
Spanish Translation by Socorro Gómez Hernández and Juan Benito de la Torre
$75.00
hardcover
Presented here in English, Tzotzil, and Spanish are forty-two stories told to Robert Laughlin in Tzotzil by  the only speaker of Tzotzil left in the village of San Felipe Ecatepec in Chiapas, Mexico. The stories range from mythological sacred stories to historical accounts of life in the twentieth century.




A Prehistory of Western North AmericaA PREHISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages
by David Leedom Shaul
$65.00
 hardcover
This book offers a new approach to the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory. The author shows how a well-studied language family—in this case Uto-Aztecan—can be used as an instrument for reconstructing prehistory.



 
Jesuit Student GroupsJESUIT STUDENT GROUPS, THE UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA, AND POLITICAL RESISTANCE IN MEXICO, 1913–1979
by David Espinosa
$55.00
 hardcover
This book focuses on the  twentieth century efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led student organizations designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists.




Clovis CachesCLOVIS CACHES: Recent Discoveries and New Research
Edited by Bruce B. Huckell and J. David Kilby
$75.00
 hardcover
This collection of essays investigates caches of Clovis tools, many of which have only recently come to light. The studies comprising this volume treat methodological and theoretical issues including the recognition of Clovis caches, Clovis lithic technology, mobility, and land use.




Anasazi AmericaANASAZI AMERICA: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place, Second Edition
by David E. Stuart
$27.95
paperback
David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in this new edition.




The Politics of Giving in the Viceroyalty of Rio de la PlataTHE POLITICS OF GIVING IN THE VICEROYALTY OF RIO DE LA PLATA: Donors, Lenders, Subjects, and Citizens
by Viviana L. Grieco
$55.00
hardcover
This book examines an eighteenth century Spanish state finance based on voluntary donations rather than taxes. The author analyzes the “gifts” (donativos) that residents of colonial Argentina gave to the Spanish Crown and the city council of Buenos Aires.




The Science of SoccerTHE SCIENCE OF SOCCER: A Bouncing Ball and a Banana Kick
by John Taylor
$34.95
hardcover
In a book that targets middle and high school players, Taylor explains the science behind the most popular sport in the world, soccer.




Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial MexicoEMOTIONS AND DAILY LIFE IN COLONIAL MEXICO
Edited by Javier Villa-Flores and Sonya Lipsett-Rivera
$29.95
paperback
The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico.




An Army Doctor on the Western FrontierAN ARMY DOCTOR ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER: Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890
Edited by Robert M. Utley
$29.95
hardcover
This selection of Lauderdale’s writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change.




Making AztlanMAKING AZTLÁN: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977
by Juan Gómez-Quiñones and Irene Vásquez
$45.00
paperback
This book provides a long-needed overview of the Chicana and Chicano movement’s social history as it grew, flourished, and then slowly fragmented. The authors examine the movement’s origins in the 1960s and 1970s, showing how it evolved from a variety of organizations and activities united in their quest for basic equities for Mexican Americans in U.S. society.




New Mexico's High PeaksNEW MEXICO'S HIGH PEAKS: A Photographic Celebration
by Mike Butterfield
$39.95
hardcover
Photographer-author Mike Butterfield has spent forty years hiking New Mexico's high mountains, and his magnificent images are paired here with the chronicle of his adventures.




XylothequeXYLOTHEQUE: Essays
by Yelizaveta P. Renfro
$19.95
paperback
Combining memoir and nature writing, this book comprises nine essays that represent different seasons and slices of time, not unlike the rings of a tree. No two rings are alike, but each accretes to the next, creating, section by section, a life.




American BloodAMERICAN BLOOD: A Novel
by John Nichols
$19.95
paperback
Though Michael Smith cannot forget the pornographic atrocities he witnessed abroad during the Vietnam war, it is the pervasive brutality of civilian life that threatens to destroy him. American Blood is a timely and fiercely moral statement on violence and loss.




An Elegy for SeptemberAN ELEGY FOR SEPTEMBER: A Novel
by John Nichols
$19.95
paperback
A brief, poignant, and eloquent novel that renders an age-old story in a fresh and powerful form, An Elegy for September captures the turning point in the life of a man as he confronts his own mortality.




The War Has Brought Peace to Mexico
THE WAR HAS BROUGHT PEACE TO MEXICO: World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
by Halbert Jones
$55.00
hardcover
Though the war years in Mexico have attracted less attention than other periods, this book shows how the crisis atmosphere of the early 1940s played an important part in the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime.




Mono Lake
MONO LAKE: From Dead Sea to Environmental Treasure
by Abraham Hoffman
$34.95
hardcover
Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on “Save Mono Lake” bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake’s environmental and cultural history.




Hispanic Folk MusicHISPANIC FOLK MUSIC OF NEW MEXICO AND THE SOUTHWEST: A Self-Portrait of a People
by John Donald Robb
$75.00
hardcover
First published in 1980 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this classic compilation of New Mexico folk music is based on thirty-five years of field research by a giant of modern music, composer John Donald Robb.




Jesuit MissionaryA JESUIT MISSIONARY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SONORA: The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser
Edited by Raymond H. Thompson
$75.00
hardcover
The Swiss Jesuit missionary Philipp Segesser was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain. 




Chasing the Santa Fe RingCHASING THE SANTA FE RING: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico
by David L. Caffey
$34.95
hardcover
David L. Caffey’s book tells the story of the rise and fall of the Santa Fe Ring, looking beyond myth and symbol to explore the history of this remarkably durable alliance.




New Mexican Folk MusicNEW MEXICAN FOLK MUSIC/CANCIONERO DEL FOLKLOR NUEVOMEXICANO: Treasures of a People/El Tesoro del Pueblo
by Cipriano Frederico Vigil
$45.00
hardcover
This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are the life's work of Cipriano Frederico Vigil, the most important performer of traditional Nuevomexicano folk music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.




The Goldilocks ZoneTHE GOLDILOCKS ZONE
by Kate Gale
$18.95
paperback
“The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeatedly that Kate Gale possesses a poetic tone and pace all her own. She is also refreshingly out of step with today’s poetry of self-absorption, for she is fascinated less by her ego than by the strange variety of the world around us.”—Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate




Cormac McCarthyCORMAC MCCARTHY: New Directions
Edited by James D. Lilley
$35.00
paperback
Critics have been quick to address Cormac McCarthy’s indebtedness to southern literature, Christianity, and existential thought, but the essays in this collection are among the first to tackle such issues as gender and race in McCarthy’s work. 




O'KeeffeO'KEEFFE: Days in a Life


by C. S. Merrill
$15.95
paperback
“Carol Merrill’s tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe is poems in the shape of finely rendered sketches, some of them even paintings. These intimate images convey the delicate and tough shape of O’Keeffe’s final years in New Mexico.”—Joy Harjo, author of She Had Some Horses




Meaningful PlacesMEANINGFUL PLACES: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West
by Rachel McLean Sailor
$45.00
hardcover
The early history of photography in America coincided with the Euro-American settlement of the West. This thoughtful book argues that the rich history of western photography cannot be understood by focusing solely on the handful of well-known photographers whose work has come to define the era.




Native BrazilNATIVE BRAZIL: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500-1900
by Hal Langfur
$29.95
paperback
This volume is a significant contribution to understanding the ways Brazil’s native peoples shaped their own histories.




Wings for My Flight
WINGS FOR MY FLIGHT: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated Edition
by Marcy Cottrell Houle
$24.95
paperback
First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles Marcy Cottrell Houle's work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the once endangered peregrine falcon.