Fiction

Mavericks

By Jack Schaefer
Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund

“Unabashedly sentimental, this has some stunning scenes and a rhythm as smooth as a slow canter. And Old Jake, symbol of the best of the old West, leaves some indestructible memories.”—Kirkus Reviews

Subjects: FictionVSM20

Company of Cowards

By Jack Schaefer

“An elegiac account of one man who followed ‘his own peculiar trail’ out of the Civil War, and the crippled, unrecorded company that went with him.”—Kirkus Reviews

Subjects: FictionVSM20

Madcap Masquerade

A Novel
By Janet Chapman

Madcap Masquerade builds delightfully on the venerable fiction tradition of romance gone crossways, mistaken identity, gender confusion, elaborate disguises, and meant-to-be lovers who keep missing connections.”—Anne Hillerman, author of Rock with Wings

Subjects: Fiction

Shane

By Jack Schaefer

In Shane, Schaefer executes a perfect Western narrative while exploring the overarching themes of virtue, the human condition, and a man’s search for self.

Subjects: FictionVSM20

Long Night Moon

A Novel
By Sue BoggioMare Pearl

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.

Subjects: Fiction

Oracles

A Novel
By Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

In this futuristic novel, the Yantuck Indians must find a way to preserve the natural environment that survives on their eastern United States reservation and yet participate in a global economy.

Old Ramon

By Jack Schaefer
Illustrations by Harold E. West

Awarded a 1961 Newbery Honor, Old Ramon tells the timeless coming-of-age story of a young boy who spends a summer with an old shepherd in the Mojave Desert.

The Canyon

By Jack Schaefer

Based on a Cheyenne legend, this novel holds universal appeal as it explores the theme of a man’s conflict with his culture.

Subjects: FictionVSM20

The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest!

A Novel
By John Nichols

In this insightful and bittersweet love story, masterful storyteller John Nichols brings to life northern New Mexico and three unforgettable characters.

Subjects: FictionVSM20

The Universe Playing Strings

A Novel
By R. M. Kinder

Music is the heartbeat of this novel about the world of hometown musicians—the jamming venues, the contests, the onstage cues, the subtle rules.

Subjects: Fiction

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