High Road Books

In New Mexico, the High Road between Taos and Santa Fe connects our landscapes, cultures, and histories in a ring of natural beauty. The route inspires a long tradition of artistry and literary excellence. High Road Books is an imprint of the University of New Mexico Press dedicated to thoughtful, stylish, provocative fiction and nonfiction with western roots and national appeal. Featuring exceptional authors sharing fresh stories and original arguments, the books will appeal to a wide audience of general readers interested in exploring the world in new and surprising ways.

I Got Mine

Confessions of a Midlist Writer
By John Nichols

I Got Mine: Confessions of a Midlist Writer is the memoir of Nichols’s extraordinary life, as seen through the lens of his writing.

Subjects: Memoir

Requiem for America’s Best Idea

National Parks in the Era of Climate Change
By Michael J. Yochim

A poignant and thought-provoking work, Requiem for America’s Best Idea investigates the interactions between people and nature and the world that can inspire and destroy them.

Richard Tregaskis

Reporting under Fire from Guadalcanal to Vietnam
By Ray E. Boomhower

Boomhower’s riveting book is the first to tell Tregaskis’s gripping life story, concentrating on his intrepid reporting experiences during World War II and his fascination with war and its effect on the men who fought it.

Patterns of Connection

Essential Essays from Five Decades
By Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra, scientist, educator, activist, and accomplished author, presents the evolution of his thought over five decades in Patterns of Connection.

My Book of the Dead

New Poems
By Ana Castillo

My Book of the Dead is a remarkable collection that features a poet at the height of her craft.

Subjects: Poetry

Fortunate Son

Selected Essays from the Lone Star State
By Rick Bass

Rick Bass’s Fortunate Son is a literary tour of the Lone Star State by a native Texan of exceptional talent.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

The Believer

Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack
By Ralph Blumenthal

The Believer reveals the life and work of a man who explored the deepest of scientific conundrums and further leads us to the hidden dimensions and alternate realities that captivated Mack until the end of his life.

Hill of Beans

A Novel of War and Celluloid
By Leslie Epstein

Leslie Epstein’s Hill of Beans is the story of how one nation, one industry, and in particular one man responded to the desperate hope of freedom in the Second World War.

Subjects: Fiction