NEW RELEASES





 ABBEY IN AMERICA: A Philosopher's Legacy in a New Century
Edited by John A. Murray
$39.95
hardcover
Abbey in America, published forty years after Abbey’s popular novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey’s best friends, as they explore Abbey’s ideas and legacy through their unique literary, personal, and scholarly perspectives.




CHASING THE SANTA FE RING: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico
by David L. Caffey
$24.95
paperback
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.




SPACESHOTS AND SNAPSHOTS OF PROJECTS MERCURY AND GEMINI: A Rare Photographic History
by John Bisney and J.L. Pickering
$45.00
hardcover
“A wonderful collection of rarely seen photographs that true space buffs will enjoy. The captions are worth their weight in space-fact gold.”—Richard W. Orloff, coauthor of Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook




 THE WILD THAT ATTRACTS US: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers
Edited by ShaunAnne Tangney
$55.00
hardcover

The first collection in twenty years of essays on Robinson Jeffers, one of the great American poets of the twentieth century, this work signals the sea change in Jeffers scholarship, as well as the increasing breadth and depth of criticism of the literature of the American West.




 HUICHOL WOMEN, WEAVERS, AND SHAMANS
by Stacy B. Schaefer
$29.95
paperback
“A beautiful ethnographic work. Schaefer deftly relates mythology, cosmology, family life, and economics within the spiritual practice and mechanics of weaving. There is clearly a preservation ethos underlying Schaefer’s work, yet her depiction is not mournful, it is celebratory.”—Ethnohistory




OF LOVE AND OTHER PASSIONS: Elites, Politics, and Family in Bogotá, Colombia, 1778-1870
by Guiomar Dueñas-Vargas
$55.00
hardcover
In Of Love and Other Passions Guiomar Dueñas-Vargas delves into the world of emotions among the bourgeois elite in Bogotá from the end of the colonial period to 1870.




MAYA IMAGERY, ARCHITECTURE, AND ACTIVITY: Space and Spatial Analysis in Art History
Edited by Maline D. Werness-Rude and Kaylee R. Spencer
$75.00
hardcover
Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity privileges art historical perspectives in addressing the ways the ancient Maya organized, manipulated, created, interacted with, and conceived of the world around them.




A VISION OF VOICES: John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera
by Craig A. Smith
$29.95
paperback
“An authoritative and exhaustive examination of John Crosby—the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man—and his magnum opus, The Santa Fe Opera."—Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music




 UNRULY WATERS: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River
by Kenna Lang Archer
$40.00
harcover
This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow.




MIZIKER'S COMPLETE EVENT PLANNER'S HANDBOOK: Tips, Terminology, and Techniques for Success
by Ron Miziker
$34.95
paperback
With decades of experience as a gala event planner, award-winning director and producer Ron Miziker presents the ultimate guide to planning and executing every special event in this one-of-a-kind guidebook.




ADVOCATES FOR THE OPPRESSED: Hispanos, Indians, Genízaros, and Their Land
by Malcolm Ebright
$34.95
paperback
Having written about Hispano land grants and Pueblo Indian grants separately, Malcolm Ebright now brings these narratives together for the first time, reconnecting them and resurrecting lost histories.




WORKERS GO SHOPPING IN ARGENTINA: The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture

by Natalia Milanesio
$55.00
hardcover
Combining theories from the anthropology of consumption, cultural studies, and gender studies with the methodologies of social, cultural, and oral histories, Milanesio shows the exceptional cultural and social visibility of low-income consumers in postwar Argentina along with their unprecedented economic and political influence.




FINDING ABBEY: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave
by Sean Prentiss
$21.95
paperback
“Prentiss reveals the power of Ed Abbey’s lasting call to action, not just as a Monkey Wrencher, but also as an ethicist who lives by Ed’s own motto, ‘Follow the truth no matter where it leads.’”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey




WILDFLOWERS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO: Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia, and Manzano
by Larry J. LIttlefield and Pearl M. Burns
$29.95
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This unique reference work describes over 350 wildflowers and flowering shrubs that grow in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia, and Manzano Mountains, as well as neighboring ranges, including the Manzanita, San Pedro, Ortiz, and other lower-elevation mountains in central portions of the state.




THE FASTER REDDER ROAD : The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones
Edited by Theodore C. Van Alst Jr
$24.95
paperback
This collection showcases the best writings of Stephen Graham Jones, whose career is developing rapidly from the noir underground to the mainstream.




COMMUNITY HEALTH NARRATIVES: A Reader
Edited by Emily Mendenhall and Kathy Wollner, Illustrated by Hannah Adams Burque
$34.95
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Community Health Narratives: A Reader along with its companions Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth and Environmental Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth (UNM Press), provides a comprehensive curriculum that examines people’s health experiences across cultures and nations.




THE WOMEN'S NATIONAL INDIAN ASSOCIATION: A History
Edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes
$45.0
0 hardcover
Mathes’s edited volume, the first book to address the history of the WNIA, comprises essays by eight authors on the work of this important reform group.




CORONADO: Knight of Pueblos and Plains
by Herbert E. Bolton
$34.95
paperback
Herbert E. Bolton’s classic of southwestern history, first published in 1949, delivers the epic account of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s sixteenth-century entrada to the North American frontier of the Spanish Empire.




HOE, HEAVEN, AND HELL: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico
by Nasario García
$24.95
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In this account of his boyhood García writes unforgettably about his family’s village life, telling story after story, all of them true, and fascinating everyone interested in New Mexico history and culture.




ONE DAY I'LL TELL YOU THE THINGS I'VE SEEN: Stories
by Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez
$18.95
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The stories in Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez’s intimate conversational narrative take readers around the world, from the orchards of California to the cornfields of Iowa, from the neighborhoods of Madrid and Mexico City to the Asian shore of Istanbul.




NATIVE WOMEN AND LAND: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence
by Stephanie J. Fitzgerald
$45.0
0 hardcover
“What roles do literary and community texts and social media play in the memory, politics, and lived experience of those dispossessed?” Fitzgerald asks this question in her introduction and sets out to answer it in her study of literature and social media by (primarily) Native women who are writing about and often actively protesting against displacement caused both by forced relocation and environmental disaster.




REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Poems
by Diane Glancy
$21.95
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Constructed as a series of reports to the Department of the Interior, these poems of grief, anger, defiance, and resistance focus on the oppressive educational system adopted by Indian boarding schools and the struggle Native Americans experienced to retain and honor traditional ways of life and culture.




THE ARRANGED MARRIAGE: Poems
by Jehanne Dubrow
$18.95
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“Jehanne Dubrow in her fifth book of poems tells us a story so compelling that we put down our tasks and turn to her voice.”—Hilda Raz, author of All Odd and Splendid




FOUR SQUARE LEAGUES: Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico
by Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, and Richard Hughes
$34.95
paperback
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.




LAGUNA PUEBLO: A Photographic History
by Lee Marmon and Tom Corbett
$39.95
hardcover
Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History includes more than one hundred of Marmon’s photos showcasing his talents while highlighting the cohesive, adaptive, and independent character of the Laguna people.




THE CANYON: A Novel
by Stanley Crawford
$19.95
paperback
To read this quiet, rich evocation of adolescent watchfulness is to experience what it is like to be fourteen years old, waiting for something to happen, aware of everything but oblivious to as much of it as possible.




PAINTED TURTLE: Woman with Guitar
by Clarence Major
$19.95
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“Major brings his characters to life with the accretion of specific details. Even so, his novel is distinctly spiritual, emphasizing the significance of traditional beliefs in the lives of Painted Turtle and her family.”—Publishers Weekly




EL PASO'S MUCKRAKER: The Life of Owen Payne White
by Garna L. Christian
$45.00
hardcover
This long-overdue biography restores this overlooked writer to the forefront of western history and journalism.




JEMEZ SPRING
by Rudolfo Anaya
$19.95
paperback
Rudolfo Anaya's latest Sonny Baca mystery eerily reflects current events: it involves terrorists, environmental activists, and water rights in the Southwest.




PROTECTING YELLOWSTONE: Science and the Politics of National Park Management
by Michael J. Yochim
$29.95
paperback
In Protecting Yellowstone, Michael Yochim considers how park managers may best work within the contemporary policy-making context to preserve national parks.




THE ZUNIS: Self-Portrayals
by The Zuni People
Translated by Alvina Quam
$24.95
paperback
Now back in print after more than thirty years, The Zunis: Self-Portrayals offers forty-six stories of myth, prophecy, and history from the great oral literature of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico.




PREP SCHOOL COWBOYS : Ranch Schools in the American West
by Melissa Bingmann
$45.00
hardcover
“An engaging, well-researched account of the private schools that proliferated in the interwar years in the American Southwest. Bingmann does an excellent job of situating these schools in the context of the history of American education."—Lynn Dumenil, author of The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s




RIDER OF THE PALE HORSE: A Memoir of Los Alamos and Beyond
by McAllister Hull
Illustrated by John Hull
$24.95
paperback
A recollection of life in the workshops where nuclear bomb components were constructed during the Manhattan Project.




THE HERO TWINS: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers
by Jim Kristofic
Illustrated by Nolan Karras James
$19.95
paperback
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
$24.95
paperback
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
$34.95
paperback
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
$39.95
hardcover
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
$55.00
hardcover
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
$24.95
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“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
$39.95
paperback
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
$24.95
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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
$45.00
hardcover
“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
$27.95
hardcover
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
$24.95
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“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
$24.95
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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.




 THE MEMORY OF STONE: Meditations on the Canyons of the West

by Erv Schroeder
$34.9
5 hardcover
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
$29.95
paperback
“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 MedicineSWEET 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 HighwayTHE 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 FrontierGLOBAL 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
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  “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.