Winner of the 2019 Zia Book Award from New Mexico Press Women
Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award's Tony Hillerman Fiction Award
Fresh out of college, Santiago Silva begins his dream career in San Francisco, only to receive shocking news from home in Esperanza, New Mexico. A woman he briefly dated has reappeared with a three-year-old son she swears Santiago fathered. She claims they are in danger. Confronting the unfolding crisis in New Mexico, Santiago faces a soul-wrenching crossroads between the new life he has worked so hard to achieve and the undeniable pull of Esperanza. Long Night Moon continues the story of the Vigils and the Silvas, begun in the authors' first two award-winning novels, Sunlight and Shadow and A Growing Season, depicting a complicated extended family in New Mexico's beautiful Rio Grande Valley.
"Long Night Moon is compelling and delicious, one of those amazing novels that lingers in the heart and brain long after you've savored the final sentence. Filled with intriguing characters, heart-stopping situations, and exquisite descriptions, this book stole my heart and my sleep. You can smell the piñon smoke and simmering chile and feel the chill of winter's perfect moonlit nights. From the village of Esperanza's gnarled cottonwoods to the foggy hills of San Francisco, the authors use landscape to shape the characters and inform the story. Although this is the long-awaited final installment in an award-winning trilogy, the story stands on its own. I am honored to recommend it. Well done!"--Anne Hillerman, author of Rock with Wings