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101 MEN AND WOMEN OF NEW MEXICO
101 Men and 101 Women Who Contributed to New Mexico's History
By Betty Woods

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These 101 men and 101 women who made history in New Mexico are people of adventure and challengers of destiny. The early ones explored and pioneered in this land of paradox. Between the years of Fray Marcos de Niza and the “Moon Men” is a vast pageant of history played by the men and women appearing in this book. With rocket speed we span the centuries from 1536 to those as they fly to the moon. The purpose of this little book is to acquaint you quickly with those men and women whose accomplishments left a deep imprint on New Mexico. To a great extent New Mexico is what it is today for their having been here. You’ll find their names chiseled on cliffsides, in ancient ruins, in journals and in modern news media. And you will meet for the first time some humble people whose stories have never been recognized before. All these people, the known and unknowns, in their very special experiences merit your acquaintance.

Betty Woods was a long-established writer whose articles on the American Southwest appeared in national magazines. For 26 years her “Trip of the Month” ran in New Mexico Magazine to take readers to interesting parts of the state.


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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-913270-58-5
26 pp.,$14.95


ACE FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE
Third in the “Can’t Stop Ace” Series
By Barbara Beasley Murphy

Named one of the BEST BOOKS FOR RELUCTANT READERS by the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.

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One summer night his dad says, “HOBART is not my real last name, Ace! We’re going on a journey to find my roots and my bliss.” About to protest that he’d rather hang out at home in New York City with the Falcons, Ace wonders if he’s related to someone like Humphrey Bogart or Buffalo Bill. Driving a thousand miles to Kansas City to find out why Dad was placed in an orphanage right after birth, they search for his grandmother, the only one who knows his true identity. “A whole state full of girls and what are we doing?” Ace writes back home. “Looking for an 80 year old woman!” But Ace’s mysterious grandfather is not in K.C., although sexy Amy Schwarzenegger is. Ace could spend the rest of the summer with her, if it was left up to him, but off he goes to a place in America he never knew existed. Finally, in the high desert of the Rockies, they discover Dad’s father. He soon introduces them to a life that makes Ace and his father powerful new men. Even if you’ve never gone on a “hero’s journey” with your dad, and don’t want to, read how Ace quits worrying about what others think of him by becoming Eagle Feather in a secret, heroic world.

BARBARA BEASLEY MURPHY is the author, along with Judie Wolkoff, of ACE HITS THE BIG TIME and ACE HITS ROCK BOTTOM. A former actress, Barbara is also the author of MIGUEL LOST & FOUND IN THE PALACE (winner of the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Women’s Association and first in a series of novels on the New Mexico State Museums), TRIPPING THE RUNNER, ANNIE AND THE ANIMALS, and ANNIE AT THE RANCH. She received the Christopher Award for THE NY KIDS BOOK and, in addition to a busy writing schedule, participates in a program of building homes for the poor in Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-409-9
180 pp.,$16.95


ACE HITS ROCK BOTTOM
Second in the “Can’t Stop Ace” Series
By Barbara Beasley Murphy & Judie Wolkoff

“Behind the zany humor is an appealing picture of youth interacting with the aged—played for a few heart tugs as well as laughs.” (BOOKLIST, starred review)

“A fast-paced story of teenagers in New York City…. The characters come across as real teenagers who mature because of their experiences… [A] welcome companion to ACE HITS THE BIG TIME…” (SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)

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“Horace, get up and get a job!” his mom yells one summer morning, forgetting he’s ACE HOBART, HOT PROPERTY. That’s what Marilyn Maroon calls him, and she directed his movie with the Purple Falcons. So she ought to know! Ace and the Falcons want to stay in Show Biz, however, so they have to hunt for acting jobs…fast! Tricked into invading the territory of the Piranha Gang in New York City—far from BROADWAY’S Big Lights—they find theater work in a Rest Home for Famous Actors. But is this any place for teenagers? Ace has to play an old French guy with a big, ugly nose. To top it all, lurking outside the theater are the Piranhas planning pyromaniac tricks to blow the Falcons off their territory. And on opening night, when he sees the huge, live audience, he’s so scared he can’t get himself on stage. The director says if Ace doesn’t go out and play the part, he’ll kill himself. “That’s murder, Ace!” his girlfriend yells, hating him for being a coward again. Even if you’re always totally sure of yourself (and are you REALLY SURE YOU’RE SURE?), you’ll enjoy reading this book for essential information.

BARBARA BEASLEY MURPHY and JUDIE WOLKOFF were once kids in New York City, too, and also wrote ACE HITS THE BIG TIME, the first in the “Can’t Stop Ace” series. Barbara, a former actress, is the author of ACE FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE (ALA Best Books for Reluctant Readers), MIGUEL LOST & FOUND IN THE PALACE (winner of the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Women’s Association and first in a series of novels on the New Mexico State Museums) and TRIPPING THE RUNNER, ANNIE AND THE ANIMALS, and ANNIE AT THE RANCH. She received the Christopher Award and, in addition to a busy writing schedule, participates in a program of building homes for the poor in Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe. Judie grew up in Montana and Idaho and had a short childhood career as a pet funeral director. As a teenager, her list of short careers multiplied: life guard (2 ½ days), elevator operator, movie extra, model, typist (6 hours), and carhop. She attended schools in Mexico and Spain, but graduated from an American university, taught school, then went globetrotting. Among her written works are seven scripts for the TV series, THE SPIRIT OF ’76, and six novels, including the hilarious WALLY, and the much-loved HAPPILY EVER AFTER…ALMOST. She lives in Santa Fe and works supporting a group that brings beautiful music to her community.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-408-2
204 pp.,$16.95


ACE HITS THE BIG TIME
First in the “Can’t Stop Ace” Series
By Barbara Beasley Murphy & Judie Wolkoff

“Top 100 of THE BEST Teen Age Books in 25 Years” (AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION)

“Fast-pace, written with humor and flair, the first-person narrative is a side-splitting comedy of errors in the Damon Runyon tradition.” (THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE)

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Horace Hobart is the new kid on the block in New York City and he’s scared. His sister warns that the scary Purple Falcon Gang is going to cream him. He puts on his wild uncle’s dragon jacket, covers a sty with an eye-patch and swaggers out. Through an amazing coincidence in the first hour of school, he takes the name ACE and fools the Falcons. Then Ace falls for Raven, the Falcons’ beautiful buddy. Looking tough now, he’s recruited to act in a low-budget film and gets parts for his new friends. During a night shoot, one of the Falcons disappears when the Piranha Gang disrupts the filming. Ace has to confront the bloodthirsty bunch to get the kid back. Then he has to figure a way to stop wearing the sweaty eye-patch in front of his friends. Even if you’re NEVER SCARED like Ace was, you can read this book just for laughs.

BARBARA BEASLEY MURPHY and JUDIE WOLKOFF were once kids in New York City, too, and also wrote ACE HITS ROCK BOTTOM, the second in the “Can’t Stop Ace” series. Barbara, a former actress, is the author of ACE FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE (ALA Best Books for Reluctant Readers), MIGUEL LOST & FOUND IN THE PALACE (winner of the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Women’s Association and first in a series of novels on the New Mexico State Museums) and TRIPPING THE RUNNER, ANNIE AND THE ANIMALS, and ANNIE AT THE RANCH. She received the Christopher Award and, in addition to a busy writing schedule, participates in a program of building homes for the poor in Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe. Judie grew up in Montana and Idaho and had a short childhood career as a pet funeral director. As a teenager, her list of short careers multiplied: life guard (2 ½ days), elevator operator, movie extra, model, typist (6 hours), and carhop. She attended schools in Mexico and Spain, but graduated from an American university, taught school, then went globetrotting. Among her written works are seven scripts for the TV series, THE SPIRIT OF ’76, and six novels, including the hilarious WALLY, and the much-loved HAPPILY EVER AFTER…ALMOST. She lives in Santa Fe and works supporting a group that brings beautiful music to her community.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-407-5
184 pp.,$16.95


ACROSS AMERICA ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Cycling into a New Life
By Virginia Mudd

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Imagine reading a “Cycling Companion Wanted” ad in a bicycling newsletter for a cross-America bike trip, answering it, and setting off two months later with a woman you just met for a 3,500-mile, 60-day journey from California to Washington, DC. Taken from Virginia’s journal this tells the story of two twenty-nine year old adventurers who fulfill a common dream. She recalls exhilarating roads and landscapes, tedious miles, peaceful times, scary experiences, personal struggles, wonderful encounters with people, and the unfolding of a journey of a lifetime.

Virginia Mudd, a California native, has followed her heart into many diverse arenas—politics, business, education, the arts—as well as numerous bicycling adventures. Beneath it all has flowed the deeper call to self-discovery and personal knowledge of the divine. Virginia is also the author of Bicycling Home, My Journey to Find God from Sunstone Press. She lives in New Mexico with her husband and family of beloved animals.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-048-4
152 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-356-9
152 pp.,$9.99


ACTING BADLY
First Novel in a Trilogy
By Michael Scofield

Optioned for a TV/Movie Deal by Peter McCarthy, Co-Producer of Cult-Film Classic, "Repo Man."

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As in the lives of people we all know, this story presents a dozen fictional Santa Feans trying to love, yet mistreating, each other the week before US forces invade Iraq. “The aggression that dominates American life today,” says author Michael Scofield, “goads them into brandishing their dark sides.”

Married realtor Maxine Morgan, for instance, coaxes conservative mortgage broker Ron Kirkpatrick (and others) into bed. Ron’s not-quite-yet-psychotic wife Lila tries to seduce handyman Victor Valdez. High-tech writer Manny Barnes falsely promises his fiancée to give up in-your-face activism. CPA Chuck Ridley leaves his family for Silicon Valley CEO Bret, who changes his mind about war.

In an ambiance of black humor and misfiring sex, readers will find themselves embracing Maxine’s attempt to escape from nymphomania after meeting a retired war correspondent, Victor’s desperate scheme to care for his mother while returning to carving Santos, Lila’s plan to destroy Maxine, Manny’s longing to give Joyce a baby, and Chuck’s joy in discovering he’s gay.

You’ll laugh a lot--but you’ll also weep to see how our increasing turmoil at home in the United States mirrors our ongoing behavior overseas.

Yale University graduate MICHAEL SCOFIELD received his MFA in Writing from Vermont College in 2002. Currently he teaches creative-writing skills to half a dozen students one-on-one. The author of two books of poems, "Silicon Valley Escapee" (2000) and "Whirling Backward into the World" (2006), he also has published books on bird-watching and do-it-yourself upholstering. Before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1995, his wife and he ran a high-tech marketing-communications business from their home in Palo Alto, California.

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Email: michael@scofieldonline.com

Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-484-6
187 pp.,$26.95

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-537-9
187 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-016-2
187 pp.,$9.99


ADAM'S FALL
Traumatic Brain Injury, the First 365 Days
By Robert V. Bullough, Jr.

“This book will help physicians and nurses, as well as respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists to understand the struggles of their patients and their families. [And it] will bolster the faith of the family in the midst of dealing with a loved one with severe head injury.” —Randy Jensen, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, and Oncological Sciences, University of Utah

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On a warm summer’s evening, while riding his bicycle with his girlfriend down a gentle slope something inexplicable happened. Suddenly, Adam flew over his handle bars, bounced on the street, and crushed the back of his head. TBI—traumatic brain injury. In that moment, Adam’s life and the life of his family changed forever. Like tens of thousands of other young people who probably rode their bikes that day, Adam was not wearing a helmet. Adam’s Fall tells a very personal story of a young man’s struggle to survive first while in prolonged coma and then to heal and to recover himself. It is a story of the heroic efforts of doctors, nurses and therapists who saved his life and of those who have since supported his healing. But mostly, it is a story of a family facing every parent’s worst nightmare, a story of faith and of hope that continues to unfold in often surprising ways.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-809-7
248 pp.,$22.95


ADOBE ARCHITECTURE
A Guide to the Use of Adobe in Building
By Myrtle Stedman & Wilfred Stedman

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Dreaming of building an adobe home? This classic guide, with floor plans ranging from a small casita to larger ones gives 18 comprehensive period designs for the traditional adobe (the earthern “bricks” used all over the world) house adapted to building materials, plumbing, heating and small lot sizes of today. Thousands of readers have found this a valuable handbook. The authors also venture into actual adobe brick-making, construction techniques, furnishing, even how to make a horno, a traditional Indian oven. Illustrated, detailed diagrams, house plans. While nowhere in the United States is the Earth Building spirit as revered as in Santa Fe and Taos, new interest is spreading all over the world. New research and new technology is being combined with the traditional in keeping with an overall awakening to the natural resources and beauty of our planet and with a new personal sense of responsibility on the part of individuals in regard to better planning in the use of these. There is a new sense of joy in finding out how much one can do oneself with natural materials.

Myrtle Stedman was known as an “Artist in Adobe,” designing, building, and remodeling adobe homes under a contractor’s license. She was also a well-known artist whose academic training started in 1927 when she was a student in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts school. Her English born husband, Wilfred Stedman, whose background was in architecture as well as in painting and illustrating was recognized as one of the most outstanding artists of the American Southwest. Adobe architecture in New Mexico was one of Wilfred’s favorite topics of conversation and Myrtle was instilled with the love of adobes from the moment they were married. After his death in 1950, Myrtle went on to become one of the foremost authorities on adobe construction. Myrtle Stedman was a member of PEN New Mexico, a branch of PEN Center USA West of International PEN and believed that there is no end to what the mind can do with the eye and hand, in time and in spirit. She is also the author of Artists in Adobe, A House Not Made With Hands, Adobe Remodeling and Fireplaces, Of One Mind, Of Things to Come, Ongoing Life, Rural Architecture, The Ups and Downs of Living Alone in Later Life, and The Way Things Are or Could Be, all from Sunstone Press.

“…the most informative book we have found on adobe homes…a masterpiece of design and clear explanation of the craft of building with adobe.”—Harper’s Magazine


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-111-1
48 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139272-2
48 pp.,$7.99


ADOBE CONSERVATION
A Preservation Handbook
By the Technical Staff of Cornerstones Community Partnerships in Santa Fe, New Mexico

"With so much practical and well-intentioned information gathered in such a useable and appealing book, 'Adobe Conservation' has earned a top-of-the-dashboard spot in every 'adobero's' pickup and a slot in every armchair builder's bookshelf." SU CASA MAGAZINE

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This richly illustrated guide is acknowledged as the best source for expert, field-tested information on the care and maintenance of historic adobe buildings--from small vernacular structures to the great Spanish Colonial missions. As a true “how-to” manual, it presents a user-friendly and straightforward approach to the assessment, maintenance, preservation and restoration of earthen buildings based on time-tested techniques.

Subjects include: architectural styles and materials; tools and equipment; materials and supplies; emergency shoring; moisture testing in adobe walls; material selection, mixing and testing; making adobe bricks; repairing and rebuilding adobe walls; repairing cracks in adobe walls; mud and lime plastering; earthen and lime finishes; removing contra paredes; repairing corbels; inspecting vigas and corbels; splicing vigas; compliance with State and Federal cultural resource protection legislation; glossary of terms; and bibliography.

Cornerstones Community Partnerships in Santa Fe, New Mexico is devoted to the preservation of the architectural heritage and community traditions in New Mexico and the American Southwest. Through its nationally honored technical assistance, applied learning and traditional building skills programs, Cornerstones has assisted more than 300 rural Hispanic and Native American communities with the preservation of historic and culturally significant earthen buildings. Cornerstones has developed and utilized the techniques in this book throughout the American Southwest since 1986.

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Softcover:
8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-527-0
200 pp.,$34.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-099-5
200 pp.,$15.38


ADOBE HOUSES FOR TODAY
Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home, New and Revised
By Laura Sanchez and Alex Sanchez

“…a wealth of information about the history and techniques associated with the use of adobe.” --Library Journal
“…a fascinating wealth of information and lore.” --The Bookwatch
“Helpful for anyone buying, building, or remodeling an adobe house as well as for contractors, drafters, and real estate brokers.” --Book News
“…argues by example that adobe construction need not be a costly luxury reserved only for the wealthy.” --Su Casa
“…at last, a book written by authors who understand solar and thermal mass!” --Adobe Builder

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Since Adobe Houses for Today first appeared, interest in energy efficiency has exploded. Showing the pathway to smaller, solar tempered, easy-to-heat homes using adobe, one of the world's most energy efficient building materials, makes this book about adobe houses not only for today, but also for tomorrow. Adobe Houses for Today features 12 plans for compact, beautifully proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. The illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can be expanded and adapted to fit readers' own budgets, family sizes, style preferences, and building sites.

After a brief look at adobe's history, Adobe Houses for Today surveys adobe's advantages as a building material, illustrates adobe construction, and gives an eye-opening tour through the facts and fantasies of energy conservation. The heart of the book details the plans, using them as examples of design techniques that increase livability and control costs in any house. The book and its minimal-cost construction drawings are valuable, enjoyable tools for those buying, building, or remodeling a house. With this new edition, which includes an additional chapter with stories from people who have built the houses, construction drawings are now available for some of the expanded versions.

Author and journalist LAURA SANCHEZ previously ran a drafting business specializing in adobe houses. She called it quits sometime after the 250th set of plans but maintains an abiding interest in designing the very best, most cost-effective houses possible.

ALEX SANCHEZ, who grew up building houses, has taught courses in adobe construction and solar energy. He heads the renowned computer-aided drafting program at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus.

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Email: alex@unm.edu

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-662-8
230 pp.,$29.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-109-1
230 pp.,$14.38


THE ADOBE KINGDOM
New Mexico 1598 - 1958 as Experienced by the Families Lucero de Godoy y Baca
By Donald L. Lucero

"Superbly researched and written, the true history of two New Mexico families through four centuries." --Michael L. Olsen, Ph.D. Professor of History, New Mexico Highlands University

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The Adobe Kingdom is one of those rare things: the true story of two families across twelve generations. They came to New Mexico seeking a new homeland, not to initiate a new society but to transplant an old one. What they found, as they lived their lives in what they came to believe was one of the most beautiful places on earth, was a forbidding land, both hostile and nurturing, and not unlike the land they had left behind. Their daily contact with its remarkable landscape assured that they would remain a pastoral people centered on their herds and flocks and, at once, one with the land. Culturally isolated and little disturbed by outside influences for over two and one-half centuries, they retained their way of life.

Yearning for his roots and for a return to the land of his birth, Donald Lucero follows two families across twelve generations, from their entry into New Mexico at La Toma del Rio del Norte, in 1598, to their achievement of statehood in 1912 and beyond. This account of their journey, littered with both joys and sorrows, invites the reader to share in the New Mexico experience.

Lucero is a former resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he was born in his father's home, formerly the home of his paternal grandfather. He was educated in the Las Vegas schools through college, where in 1958 he received his B. A. in history from New Mexico Highlands University. After service with the U. S. Army, he served a two-year commitment with the U. S. Peace Corps in Colombia, South America. He then returned to New Mexico on a Peace Corps Preferential Fellowship to pursue graduate work in Counseling at the University of New Mexico. He received his M.A. in Counseling from this institution in 1965 and returned to complete his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1970.

Since completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in Community Psychiatry and a second master's degree in Mental Health Administration at the University of North Carolina Medical School and School of Public Health, he has held several clinical and administrative positions in mental health. Dr. Lucero, a licensed psychologist, conducts a private practice in psychology in Raynham Massachusetts. He is also the author of A Nation of Shepherds and The Rosas Affair, both from Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-669-7
384 pp.,$26.95


ADOBE REMODELING AND FIREPLACES
A Comprehensive Guide to Expansion, Restoration and Maintenance of Adobe Homes
By Myrtle Stedman

Many plans and illustrations.

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In this one volume are clear and thorough instructions on remodeling adobe houses plus how to build an adobe fireplace. Illustrations and practical instructions make working from this book a pleasure. Designed for use by the most inexperienced person as well as the professional builder. Based on 48 years of the author's experience.

Myrtle Stedman was known as an “Artist in Adobe,” designing, building, and remodeling adobe homes under a contractor’s license. She was also a well-known artist whose academic training started in 1927 when she was a student in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts school. Her English born husband, Wilfred Stedman, whose background was in architecture as well as in painting and illustrating was recognized as one of the most outstanding artists of the American Southwest. Adobe architecture in New Mexico was one of Wilfred’s favorite topics of conversation and Myrtle was instilled with the love of adobes from the moment they were married. After his death in 1950, Myrtle went on to become one of the foremost authorities on adobe construction. Myrtle Stedman was a member of PEN New Mexico, a branch of PEN Center USA West of International PEN and believed that there is no end to what the mind can do with the eye and hand, in time and in spirit. She is also the author of Artists in Adobe, A House Not Made With Hands, Adobe Architecture, Of One Mind, Of Things to Come, Ongoing Life, Rural Architecture, The Ups and Downs of Living Alone in Later Life, and The Way Things Are or Could Be, all from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZfVwE0v-LQMC&dq=isbn:0865340862

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-086-2
48 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-981-3
48 pp.,$5.99


ADVENTURES OF A PHYSICIST
From Peddling News To Making It
By John S. Rinehart

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Student, educator, experimenter, consultant and world traveler--all these describe John S. Rinehart. Educated at Northeast Missouri State Teachers college, Caltech and the University of Iowa, he went on to World War II work in the development of the proximity fuze, for which he received the Presidential Certificate of Merit, the test of these fuzes and later to original research regarding metal/explosive systems, meteorites and geysers.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-289-7
232 pp.,$18.95


THE AGED TROUBADOUR
A Novel
By Karl Lodur

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Against a backdrop of multiple operatic scenarios, THE AGED TROUBADOUR tells the story of an aging, disillusioned philosopher whose chance encounter with a beautiful young woman stirs his hope of redeeming something from the youthful years he has supposedly wasted on the pursuit of wisdom. Emulating Rousseau, he tries luring the woman into his erotic embrace by sharing with her the first chapter of a novel he has started composing along Faustian lines about their own relationship. But when his initial fantasy of a “night of pleasure” is frustrated by the woman’s apparent lack of interest in anything more than a friendship, his writing of the story is stymied, and fascination with the porn he has stumbled across on the Internet turns into an addiction that threatens the loss of his professional position. A trip with the woman to Alaska, climaxed by a night at the opera in Santa Fe on their return, helps him recover the sense of wonder which, according to his analyst, years of philosophical speculation had smothered. In the end his eyes are opened to the true nature of his love for the woman, and he saves his soul and job by converting the story of their relationship into a myth of “pure love” imagined by the medieval troubadours.

KARL LODUR lives in a Midwestern town in the United States where, after completing graduate studies for a doctoral degree at several European and American universities, he has taught philosophy at the local college for the past twenty-five years. In addition to his fictional writing, he has published multiple books and articles on a variety of philosophical and theological issues, including several on the life and thought of medieval times.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-404-4
224 pp.,$18.95


AGELESS ADOBE
History and Preservation in American Southwestern Architecture
By Jerome Iowa

“…highly recommended for architectural studies collections and supplemental reading lists.” --Reviewers Bookwatch

“Ageless Adobe is one of those few manuals that actually succeeds in eliminating the mystery and guesswork for the do-it-yourselfer.” --Albuquerque Journal Magazine

“This book is great for getting a sense of where adobes came from and how they’re being preserved and updated now.” --Farmington Daily Times

“Carefully and clearly written, without the clutter of jargon, this is a book anyone interested in Southwestern houses should include in a personal library.” --The Santa Fe Reporter

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The American Southwest possesses an extraordinary depth of cultural heritage and much of its history is preserved in its architecture. Particularly prominent in the region’s man-made landscape are the historic structures made from the earth itself--adobe. Attention has turned to ways of preserving and maintaining the old buildings of the Southwest partly because of the growing national interest in historic preservation. However, in the Southwest there has also been an increased awareness of the inherent viability of native architecture. Adobe structures present unique challenges and require special treatment and until now, much of that information has been unpublished.

AGELESS ADOBE provides practical details on methods of preservation and maintenance for old adobe buildings. The over 200 illustrations in the book along with directions on “how-to” will enable the do-it-yourself home owner as well as the professional architect or contractor to plan and carry out renovation. The author presents solutions to the problems of keeping an historic structure intact while repairing it and making it 20th century livable. The issue of energy conservation is discussed at length and the premise of the book is that historic integrity does not have to be sacrificed for energy efficiency. Rehabilitation is always preferable, usually possible and often more profitable than demolition.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=kLP2NdaA-VAC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-034-3
158 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-124-4
158 pp.,$17.99


AGELESS OBSESSION
A Novel
By Beverly Ungar

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Melody Fox, disillusioned psychologist, is the only person who suspects the sudden death of Grant Fisher, her husband's friend and business partner, was not due to a previously undiagnosed bad heart. She has absolutely nothing to support her gut feelings--at first. Melody begins delving into places she shouldn't go and finds answers to questions she wished she'd never asked. The tenacious Melody Fox finds herself in perilous, life-threatening predicaments as she attempts to uncover the truth about the prestigious Scottsdale Anti-Aging Clinic and Grant Fisher's death. A quintessential shattered dream...an undaunted search for truth...and an exhaustive struggle for survival turn Melody Fox's once tranquil life into a daring excursion.

BEVERLY UNGAR moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1994 from Davenport Iowa. She has also resided in London, England, and Hanau, Germany. She has been the owner of an award winning advertising agency in the Midwest, co-hosted and produced a weekly movie review television program, and has been marketing director for an Indian casino in New Mexico before becoming a novelist. She is currently working on her next book in the Melody Fox Mystery series.

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AGUINALDOS
Christmas Customs, Music and Foods of the Spanish-speaking Countries of the Americas
By Virginia Nylander Ebinger

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Aguinaldos y villancicos, recetas, tradiciones de Navidad—songs, recipes, and traditions of Christmas from the nineteen Spanish-speaking countries of Middle and South America, as well as from the one state that is officially bi-lingual, are included in this well-researched book. There is a wealth of Christmas music, much of it unknown to North Americans, with tunes and guitar chords, words and translations. And there are recipes from each country for holiday foods, ranging from simple beverages to complex tamales and desserts—from gingebre to hallaca and tres leches. Also included are customs and traditions from each of the countries, some common to all, others specific to place, all reflecting the joys of Christmas. An index, glossary, and extensive bibliography make this a valuable resource for readers of all interests.

Virginia Nylander Ebinger is a retired music teacher and a teacher trainer, researcher, and author, with special interest in the Hispanic folklore of New Mexico. Among her other publications are Niñez: Spanish Songs, Games and Stories of Childhood and De Colores. She and her husband live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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ALIAS BILLY THE KID
The Man Behind The Legend
By Donald Cline

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Who was Billy the Kid? Was he Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim or William H. Bonny? Was he a Robin Hood or a cold-blooded outlaw? History says he was a little of both but in this book Donald Cline exposes Billy the Kid as a cowardly crook who did not hesitate to kill for money. Cline explodes all the popular myths and misrepresentations to bring us an authentic Billy the Kid, a cattle rustler, horse thief and murderer. Illustrated with historical photographs, Booklist has said that “…Cline’s book nicely balances the legend for both scholars and lay readers.” This book is based on solid research and depicts the man behind the legend.

Donald Cline as a historian spent more than thirty-five years studying the life and times of Billy the Kid. He assigned himself the task of separating fact from fiction.

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ALICE MARRIOTT REMEMBERED
Edited Memoirs
By Charlotte Whaley, Editor and Annotator

The edited autobiography of anthropologist/ethnologist and author Alice Marriott.

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In her large body of work that spanned more than half a century, Alice Marriott gave a wide audience fresh and lively accounts of the complex cultures of the Southwestern American Indian. Trained as an anthropologist/ethnologist, the first woman to graduate with a degree in that field from the University of Oklahoma, she coupled her scientific and creative writing skills to produce books that have become classics. Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso, a definitive study of Pueblo Indian pottery making, has remained in print for sixty years.

The memoirs that comprise this volume were written by Alice Marriott four years before her death in 1992, at the age of 82. They were her response to a request from Still Point Press for a full autobiography. Her frail health at the time—she was ill with Bell’s Palsy, blind in one eye, recovering from multiple fractures from falls—prevented her from writing more. Nevertheless, the pieces she did complete are delightful personal stories, told in that unique Marriott style, still engaging and humorous today.

Charlotte Whaley is the author of Nina Otero-Warren of Santa Fe, also published by Sunstone Press; editor emeritus of Southwest Review; and founder and publisher, with her late husband, of Still Point Press.

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ALL TRAILS LEAD TO SANTA FE
An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610
By Nineteen Historians with a Foreword by Marc Simmons and a Preface by Orlando Romero

The Official Commemorative Publication

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Santa Fe, as a tourist destination and an international art market with its attraction of devotees to opera, flamenco, good food and romanticized cultures, is also a city of deep historical drama. Like its seemingly “adobe style-only” architecture, all one has to do is turn the corner and discover a miniature Alhambra, a Romanesque Cathedral, or a French-inspired chapel next to one of the oldest adobe chapels in the United States to realize its long historical diversity. This fusion of architectural styles is a mirror of its people, cultures and history.

From its early origins, Native American presence in the area through the archaeological record is undeniable and has proved to be a force to be reckoned with as well as reconciled. It was, however, the desire of European arrivals, Spaniards, already mixed in Spain and Mexico, to create a new life, a new environment, different architecture, different government, culture and spiritual life that set the foundations for the creation of La Villa de Santa Fe. Indeed, Santa Fe remained Spanish from its earliest Spanish presence of 1607 until 1821.

But history is not just the time between dates but the human drama that creates the “City Different.” The Mexican Period of 1821–1848, American occupation and the following Territorial Period into Statehood are no less defining and, in fact, are as traumatic for some citizens as the first European contact. This tapestry was all held together by the common belief that Santa Fe was different and after centuries of coexistence a city with its cultures, tolerance and beauty was worth preserving. Indeed, the existence and awareness of this oldest of North American capitals was to attract the famous as well as infamous: poets, writers, painters, philosophers, scientists and the sickly whose prayers were answered in the thin dry air of the city situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristos at 7,000 foot elevation.

We hope readers will enjoy All Trails Lead to Santa Fe and in its pages discover facts not revealed before, or, in the sense of true adventure, enlighten and encourage the reader to continue the search for the evolution of La Villa de Santa Fe.

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ALONG THE HIGH ROAD
A Guide to the Scenic Route Between Espanola and Taos
By Margaret M. Nava

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The road between Espanola and Taos, New Mexico, commonly referred to as the “High Road to Taos,” covers a distance of about fifty miles and passes through many northern frontier settlement towns. Because of the speed limit and road conditions, a trip along this road usually takes three hours although some drivers do it in less. They drive serpentine roads, look at quaint houses and magnificent scenery, and depart content that they have driven through a fascinating area. But the High Road is more than just a scenic road trip; it is a journey through the lives of the people, past and present, who--tied to the earth, fiercely independent, and staunchly Catholic--settled a hostile land, created a new life for themselves, and became the moral fiber of New Mexico.

This book gives readers a brief glimpse into the lives, beliefs, and arts of these people and offers suggestions about sights and accommodations for travelers willing to take enough time to discover the beauty and mysteries hidden in the small towns "Along the High Road."

MARGARET NAVA, a native of Illinois, spent twenty years traveling throughout the American Southwest researching and writing hundreds of local and national magazine articles about natural science, anthropology, spirituality, and Hispanic and Native American traditions. However, the lure of the Land of Enchantment, as New Mexico is call, was strong and several years ago she left the Midwest behind. These days Margaret, and her dog Sauza, can be found traveling around the state looking for little-known or unusual travel destinations.

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AMERICAN BREAD
Chronic Lyme Disease and the Tao of the Open Road
By Nick Vittas

SUMMARY: A memoir that chronicles the author’s battles with Lyme disease over 14 years, as well as the cross-country adventures these battles inspired during times when he was healthy enough to travel.

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This book chronicles the author’s battles with Lyme disease over 14 years, as well as the cross-country adventures these battles inspired during times when he was healthy enough to travel. Taoist and Zen philosophies helped him cope with the frequent ups and downs associated with the disease, and these same philosophies also prepared him to make the most of his time on the road.

Nick’s saga began in 1998 when chronic pain began to spread throughout his body. Three years later he was correctly diagnosed with Lyme disease, but the journey had just begun. Over the course of the next decade he experienced both remarkable recoveries and heartbreaking setbacks, all of which taught him many influential lessons. American Bread offers valuable insights on how to evolve from hardship to anyone coping with any chronic illness.

Dispersed between each chapter about Lyme disease is a chapter from the cross-country trips he took when he was well enough to travel the highways of North America. During these trips he had the good fortune of connecting with several captivating characters, one of the most engaging being an eccentric Mexican nicknamed Lobo. Nick experienced many obstacles and unexpected events during his travels, but met them all with an equanimity that was cultivated from years of searching for meaning while coping with chronic illness.

Nick Vittas was born in London to Greek immigrant parents. He and his family moved to the Washington, DC metropolitan area when he was eight years old. He is a committed early childhood educator who has been working in Preschools for seven years. He graduated from the Texas State University Education program in 2011 and now resides in Austin, Texas.

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AMERICAN INDIAN CREATION MYTHS
By Teresa Pijoan, PhD

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Myths tell us much about a people. And all cultures have creation myths. The myths collected by the author in this book tell us about the rich and varied lives and imagination of the first Americans. They vary from simple to complex and all attempt to answer the question of human origin. Native Americans are of profound beginnings. Each Tribe, Group or Pueblo hold their beginning to be truths, unique from one another. The beliefs in this book are only a sampling of the many that still exist today.

“In collecting these tales,” the author says, “no tape recorder was used and no notes were taken during the telling. Immediately after the session copious notes were taken and later expanded into a recreation of the myth. Subjects were located through word of mouth and after a short time people started coming forward and volunteering their stories.

“The people hold the stories. May they continue to tell and share with their families, communities, and the outsiders. We have much to learn from Creation, from each other, and from the holders of the stories.”

TERESA PIJOAN was raised on the San Juan Pueblo Indian Reservation in New Mexico and later her family moved to the Nambe Indian Reservation. She is a national lecturer, storyteller, research writer, college professor, and teacher. She has lectured throughout Central Europe, Mexico, and the United States.

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THE AMERICAN PUEBLO INDIAN ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, PhD

Games, cut-outs, stories, puzzles, pictures to color.

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Sharing the art and culture of Native Americans of the Southwest is a very important activity. For centuries these inventive people, the original inhabitants of the arid southwestern part of the United States, have survived a beautiful but demanding environment. They have produced unique buildings and wonderful arts and crafts. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities centered around the contributions of these resourceful people.

Children learn about the “Land of the Pueblos” through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting facets of Southwestern pueblo history.

Walter Yoder has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history. He received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

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THE AMERICAN RHYTHM
Studies and Reëxpressions of Amerindian Songs
By Mary Austin

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Mary Austin was one of the first to recognize that Native American myths and culture were in danger of being eroded and lost. She then took upon herself the duty of tracking down American Indian songs and poems, saying that she was not giving a translation of the original but what she preferred to call a “re-expression” which she referred to as “reëxpressions.” It was her belief that the life and environment of the person who made up the words was an important part of understanding the rhythm and meaning of the work. She considered tribal dancing an essential part of the sung or spoken words and her extensive research led first to lectures and later to the publication of The American Rhythm. It was her work in this field that resulted in Austin being named an Associate in Native American Literature by the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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THE ANASAZI AND THE VIKING
A Novel of the Southwest
By A. Tanner Smith

FANTASY MEETS FACT!

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Perhaps it is asking too much of the reader to accept a story in which a Viking warrior wanders into a settlement of Anasazi Indians in southwestern Colorado over 800 years ago. But the author thinks it could have happened. And he weaves a story of Norsemen and Anasazi ways of life that will fascinate and stimulate the imagination from the moment Thorvar enters the high cliff homes of the Indians he befriends in Mesa Verde until he eventually leads them in a hunt for something more precious than gold. Travel with them to those ancient inspiring places that are now known as Canyon de Chelly, the Painted Desert, Ouray, the Grand Canyon and Supai (the Indians’ “Shangri La”).

The author worked for forty years with a major oil company, most of which he served as Director of Safety. Engineering was his career field and he also served on state and national presidential committees involved with industrial and public safety.

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AND THEY CALLED IT HORIZON
Santa Fe Poems
By Valerie Martínez

“The poetry delicately born into this book reflects the beauty and tragedy of a place older than its name and still, ever changing. These words bear witness to wisdom and nurture births yet unknown. While she could, our Poet Laureate does not wear the laurel leaves of Apollo, but carries a wreath woven from the Santa Fe horizon itself.” —Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Executive Director, National Hispanic Cultural Center

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During her two-year tenure as Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate, award-winning poet Valerie Martínez appeared at over 50 public events—in schools, museums, cafés, galleries; in public parks and local banks and libraries; for children, youth, adults, and families. While traversing the city, she wrote about it—occasional poems, meditations, narratives, lyric poems that capture the present and past of the capital city and its people, all collected here, in this volume. The title poem imagines the creation of the land and its people and unfolds forward to the present. “Blue Winding, Blue Way” watches the Santa Fe River as it threads through the city. “History, Apology” tries to grapple with complex issues of history and race, and “Days Like This” captures the whimsy and resonance of the annual Pet Parade.

There is a poem for everyone in this book, and those who love Santa Fe (residents and visitors, alike) will trace the city’s streets as they read, find themselves at familiar street corners and buildings, and navigate the historical, cultural and social issues that lie at the center of community life. Drawings by Linda Swanson (whose work is in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum and The Newark Museum) accompany the poems and capture the tenderness and beauty of families.

Valerie Martínez is the author of four books of poetry and one book of translations (selected poems of Uruguay’s Delmira Agustini). Her poems have appeared widely in journals, anthologies and magazines. She was the Poet Laureate for the City of Santa Fe from March 2008 – March 2010.

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ANGEL ON DANIEL'S SHOULDER
Bilingual Story in Spanish and English
By Joseph J. Ruiz

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Little Daniel was a very special child. Some say he was “blessed” since he was born during an eclipse and on the same day as his father. Daniel’s special gift guides his family throughout his life. Why? Because the Angel on his shoulder remained with him from birth until Daniel was a grown man. This bilingual (Spanish and English) story will appeal to all ages.

JOSEPH J. RUIZ, a native of northern New Mexico is an avid researcher into the history of New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment,” or “La Tierra Encantada” as it is referred to in Spanish. Jose always incorporates some of his own life experiences into each book he has written and is pleased that they are in both Spanish and English. His other Sunstone Press books are: LITTLE JUAN LEARNS A LESSON, THE LITTLE GHOST WHO WOULDN’T GO AWAY, and MANUEL AND THE MAGIC RING. All are bilingual.

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ANGELS IN TESUQUE
A Novel
By Michael Glasco

“Glasco keeps his sensitive hero on the right track through costly lessons.” —Publishers Weekly

“…much more than an idea. It is a beautiful gift from the angels and from a talented writer who knows how to touch the heart.” —Angel Times Magazine

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On Christmas Eve, snow falls softly on the small adobe house perched in a field on the edge of the pueblo. Young Ben Touchstone, a half-breed, feels a tear snake past his cheekbone to his mouth. Born with pale skin, straw colored hair and cobalt eyes, his sad expression is reflected in the window. Rejected by the pueblo, he also feels the pain of knowing he is regarded as an oddity by anglos. Even the tourists on the plaza in Santa Fe cast curious glances. Ben feels forsaken in a strange limbo between the cultures. That night, in the mysterious chapel at Chimayo, he is startled and bewildered by the majestic appearance of his angel who promises Ben she will intervene and counsel him at every crossroad of his life. But does she? For many years Ben is puzzled by her absence. Will he be able to discern whether people in his life have been sent by the angel, or are they dark forces dispatched by some demonic being? Moving between the abject poverty of Tesuque pueblo and the wealthy social life of Santa Fe, Ben is constantly confronted with choices, choices he alone must make. Only in the final pages of the novel does Ben comprehend the significance and fulfillment of the angel’s mysterious promises made thirty years earlier in the chapel at Chimayo.

Michael Glasco is a native of Dallas, Texas, and received his undergraduate degree in journalism and his masters degree from Southern Methodist University where he taught photography and film. He has also been a commercial photographer with assignments throughout the United States, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This is his first published novel.

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ANNIVERSARY WINGS
Poems Centric and Eccentric
By William N. Gates

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In Anniversary Wings, a poet has found that, though life may start in loss and suffering, it can climb to celebration—which he believes is the point of poetry. This book is written in praise of New Mexico mountains and canyons, of the gala of the spring runoff, of the sounds and smells of Santa Fe nights. Above all it celebrates the love that grew between two who explored those highs and lows together. The reader will discover a phonetic harmony in odd columns of one-word lines, sometimes solemn as a bare tree, or wild and scattered as snow. And will find a poet who believes in form shaped by sound. As musical time and dance time are measured, so too is poetic time. This poet reaches out to all who believe that poetry begins in the music and the dance of words.

Poet and author of Spell, House Born of Mud, Minutes Toward Night, River Riding Writing, and In Words Dive, William Gates grew up in Ohio but always felt the allure of New Mexico. He and his wife Helen live and work in Santa Fe.


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ANTES
Stories from the Past, Rural Cuba, New Mexico, 1769-1949
By Esther V. Cordova May

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Cuba, New Mexico, was first settled in 1769. Originally known as Nacimiento, it was located on the northwestern edge of the Spanish Colonial Empire. It was very isolated and the people who settled Cuba seldom travelled to other areas due to the lack of roads and long distances between settlements.

As a consequence, Cuba retained many of the traditions, practices and archaic language of the early Colonial Period until the mid-twentieth century. Only after World War II did this village emerge from its Colonial traditions and begin to acquire more modern amenities and practices. Different from many other small towns, it did not change because of outside forces but mostly because of the actions of people who had been away during World War II and came back wanting what they had experienced elsewhere.

Antes is the Spanish word for “before.” When used by itself in casual conversation, it always refers to the way things were before the end of World War II. This book contains descriptions and photographs of the practices and activities of the people of Cuba in that earlier time.

Esther Cordova May was born in Cuba, New Mexico, before World War II and experienced the world of Antes personally as a child. Several prior generations of her family also lived their entire lives in Cuba and surrounding villages. As a young woman, she left Cuba to pursue an education, have a family and develop a career. She earned a Master’s degree in Folklore at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1981, Esther and her husband returned to Cuba to manage the family cattle ranch. She also continued to add to her storehouse of verbal accounts and photographs about the period “before” World War II, the world of Antes.

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THE ANTIQUARIAN
A Fantasy Novel
By Matthew Baca

Two young Tewa Indians time-travel back to 1692 in an effort to forestall a massacre and bring about peace and religious tolerance in what is now New Mexico.

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“Why do you want a scary owl?” Sage asked slowly, her eyes fixed on the bird with a mesmerizing stare.
“Eh? Well…hmmm. I guess you never know when a scary owl will come in handy.”
“Handy for what?”
“Why, handy for any situation where a scary owl could be of use.”

An after-school job in the extraordinary collection of a peculiar Antiquarian takes a startling turn for Carlos and Sage. In a terrifying moment, they become part of the history surrounding them. It is 1692 and the stakes are high, very high, as a conquering army’s march threatens to bring genocide to an ancient people and their culture. Can Carlos, riding as the Captain General’s aide, and Sage, the granddaughter of a Tewa Indian leader, forestall a massacre and bring about peace and religious tolerance?

Matthew Baca was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where his family has ranched and farmed since the first days of European colonization, and continues to do so to this day. When not living the country life, he can be found conducting research at the University of New Mexico. Matthew’s writing was first recognized by the Recursos de Santa Fe Discovery Competition for his award winning short story, "A Taste from the Past." This is his first novel.

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APACHE SHADOWS
A Novel of the West
By Albert R. Booky

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The nineteenth century American Southwest is the setting of APACHE SHADOWS at the time when both Mexican and American action threatened to destroy the traditional ways of the Indians. How these threats and dangers were met is shown through the adventures of two Mescalero Apache brothers, Crazy Legs and Great Star.

Learning that they share white blood because their mother was a captured American, they learn to reconcile two opposite cultures and accept a new way of life as more and more settlers move westward. In Great Star's words: "...maybe this is the beginning of something new, something wonderful for both America and her children of many races, colors, and religions."

Albert R. Booky taught in the Hondo Valley Public Schools in New Mexico and was a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University. Postgraduate work was done at Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State University.

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APACHE, THE LONG RIDE HOME
A Novel of the Old West
By Grant Gall

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"An Apache warrior bent down from his horse, its glossy black flanks still heaving from exertion, to pick me up. As his hand grabbed my arm I bit hard into the flesh of his forearm. It was a deep bite and he shouted with pain. The other Apaches laughed loudly at his discomfort.

He reached down again. I tried the same tactic but this time he was too quick. He jerked me upwards onto his horse and sat me in front of him. I fought like a cornered bobcat, spitting, biting and clawing. He struck me on the back of the neck. A vivid flash, then darkness."

Thus begins the saga of Pedro Bautista captured by the Apache Indians when he was nine years old after a raid on his Mexican village. Adopted into the tribe, he absorbed their culture and survived their eventual confrontation and defeat by American troops.

BOOKLIST reported: "...descriptions of the battle scenes will delight the reader who appreciates fiction set against the Old West backdrop."

GRANT GALL is one of England's foremost authorities on Western American history. He has appeared on B.B.C. television and radio programs dealing with the Apache Indian Wars. A former news reporter and news editor, Mr. Gall is now a full-time writer.

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ARTISTS
A Novel
By Andrew Grof

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Artists is a brilliant exploration of the world of art, past and present, and two of its contemporary practitioners. They are a father and son team, although ‘team’ is a misnomer, as the father is by far the more brilliant of the two, with an increasingly growing reputation to boot. The father’s role is more that of a tutor, lecturer and guide to his son as he explores both the surface as well as the deeper values of the fine arts and the workings of the minds—not least his own—that have created them. The resulting love and tension between father and son carries the novel forward into unexpected directions.

It is through the son’s eyes that we experience this liberating as well as confining world, and his questions as to the ultimate value of art versus human relationships and the day to day realities of a life fully lived become the reader’s as well. The novel’s language is at once immediate and lyrical with the feel of alternating movements of a musical symphony.

Andrew Grof is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, all published by Sunstone Press: The Goldberg Variations (also translated and published by Argumentum Press in Hungary, 2014), Everyone Loves Ronald McDonald and Lost Loves. He currently resides in Miami, Florida after having retired from Florida International University as a humanities librarian and adjunct professor of English and Honors Studies.

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ARTISTS IN ADOBE
Two Artists Build Their First Adobe Home
By Myrtle Stedman

A Simple Story Of Two "Big-City" Artists Building Their First Adobe Home. llustrated.

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The author finished the drawings in this book in 1937 when the images were fresh in her mind. Together with the story, they give an insight into what many artists were doing in the twenties and thirties, not only as an aftermath of the depression in the United States but as a lifestyle—a way of living creatively and artistically in an atmosphere more conducive than city life. While Myrtle and Wilfred Stedman’s art thrived in the city (Houston, Texas) during the seven years before the depression, their reputations as artists grew to the point that they felt they could go anywhere and do anything. Myrtle describes the adventure of moving to northern New Mexico where their skills and their joy in art and architecture rose to unexpected heights in spite of hard times in the economy and in their private life.

Myrtle Stedman was a member of PEN New Mexico, a branch of PEN Center USA West of International PEN and believed that there is no end to what the mind can do with the eye and hand, in time and in spirit. She is also the author of Adobe Architecture, Adobe Remodeling and Fireplaces, House Not Made with Hands, Of One Mind, Of Things to Come, Ongoing Life, Rural Architecture, The Ups and Downs of Living Alone in Later Life, and The Way Things Are or Could Be, all from Sunstone Press.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS PROJECTS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
By Nancy Krenz and Patricia Byrnes

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This book has a threefold purpose: to build cultural appreciation, to present workable art projects and to utilize inexpensive and indigenous materials of the American Southwest. This illustrated guide shows how to make interesting, educational and fun projects with and for children at the elementary level, ages 5 to 12. The authors know their business and have carefully calculated each lesson—making sure that the procedures are directed toward a satisfactory goal. Their methods have been put to the test and the results are self-evident as one reads the basic and well-planned instructions. Projects include a corn husk doll, sand painting, candle holders, tin craft, a musical instrument, paper flowers, and basket weaving as well as recipes, Mexican songs and dances and Indian games. Index.

Nancy Krenz has a Masters Degree in art education from the University of New Mexico and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her interest in art and culture was enhanced by teaching “art in the bush” to teachers for two summers in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with the International Teach Corps.

Patricia Byrnes is a native New Mexican and has a BS Degree from the University of New Mexico. Her interest in arts and crafts stems from a need to provide an outlet for her children and she also found it good therapy for her one handicapped child.


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ASK ABOUT FLORIDA
Five hundred and thirty-eight questions and their answers about the State of Florida
By James J. Raciti

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Five hundred and thirty-eight questions and their answers about the State of Florida from its origins to the present day cover such subjects as the Native Americans, the Spanish explorers, wars for dominance, the history of religion, politics, population, resources, wildlife and remarkable people that lent their imagination, hard work and dedication to the state.

This book was written with various readers in mind. Floridians will find this an easy-to-read review of historical events, and other useful information about their state. Then there are those visitors to Florida who may want to get an overall grasp on how the state grew from its origins in the fifteen hundreds to the present day. Many may want to compare Florida’s development with those of other states that grew under the Spanish domination. Those who know quite a bit about Florida may wish to test their knowledge and score their correct answers. Others may find that short bits of information can more easily be absorbed than pages upon pages of data. "Ask About Florida" makes this easy for everyone.

JAMES J. RACITI divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Although a native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Raciti spent most of his adult life in Europe as an educator. His books on poetry are “Charles” and “Dabs of Myself.” His theatrical writings include “The Song of Roland” and “Invitation at Dawn: Ernest Hemingway.” His novels are “Au Revoir a la France,” “Giacomo” and “Legacy of War.” Sunstone Press has published “Pulling No Ponchos” and “Old Santa Fe.”

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ASK ABOUT SANTA FE
464 Essential Questions and Their Answers about This City and the State of New Mexico
By James J. Raciti

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Using a question-and-answer format, this book follows the development of Santa Fe, a city that lived under several flags before New Mexico was finally admitted into the Union in 1912 as the 47th state. It is also about great leaders who knew the price of sacrifice and terrible tyrants who used their power for personal gain only. Covering a broad sweep of history beginning with the area’s first settlers, both Native American and Spaniards, it explores Spain’s forays into the American Southwest from its base in New Spain (colonial Mexico); its quest for gold and other precious metals; and its desire to save native souls by baptism and conversion to Catholicism. Many historical figures are briefly introduced including Don Juan de Oñate; Don Pedro de Peralta; Don Diego de Vargas; Popé, Leader of the Pueblo Revolt; Archbishop Lamy; Kit Carson; Governor Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur; the outlaw Billy the Kid and Geronimo. Other topics treated are The Santa Fe Trail and the contribution it made to the region’s growth and prosperity; the brave Buffalo Soldiers; Civil War battles and the men who fought them; the coming of the railroad; and finally statehood. The author says, “My efforts here have been modest. I simply wanted to focus on aspects of the life and culture of people who inhabited these lands and those of the people who came seeking fame and wealth but stayed to leave a lasting mark on customs, language, and religion. Ask about Santa Fe only scratches the surface of a subject that hopefully will entice readers to explore further the origins of the nation’s oldest capitol city within a state of remarkable achievement.”

James J. Raciti, PhD, has had a home in Santa Fe for many years. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has spent more than twenty-five years in Europe as a university educator. Raciti’s graduate degrees in comparative literature are from the University of Grenoble in France and the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Sunstone Press has published his non-fictional works Old Santa Fe and Ask About Florida; Pulling No Ponchos, the playfully irreverent fictional history of Santa Fe; and a collection of poetry, The Bird Chart Boy.


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ASSIGNMENT HOMICIDE, BEHIND THE HEADLINES
A Woman Reporter in New York City in the 1940s
By Jeanne Toomey

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In New York City in 1948, a dozen or so reporters founded the New York Press Club to improve relations between newspapermen and the judiciary and police department. One of these "newspapermen," and the only living founder is Jeanne Toomey, a law school dropout for financial reasons. At twenty-one years of age, she joined the staff of "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle" and was sent to cover police headquarters, alternating between Brooklyn and Manhattan. What went on behind all those headlines? The inside story of the sex lives, the disasters, comic episodes, and the general mayhem of those who report the crime of a great city is faithfully recorded in ASSIGNMENT HOMICIDE. With bail bondsmen, judges and cops, the only woman among one hundred men, the author was the envy of her female friends. When the reporters--she dated some of them--launched their press club, they also introduced the district attorneys and police commissioners to their hectic, alcohol-fueled world. Heartaches, passionate mix-ups resulting in sudden death, plane crashes, jail breaks, complex court cases--every kind of disaster--were daily fare for reporters in America's largest city.

Here is their story: uncolored, unbiased, bigger than life.

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER reported: "An enlightening, insightful and entertaining read. ASSIGNMENT HOMICIDE, BEHIND THE HEADLINES transports the reader back through nostalgic, first-person anecdotes of what newspaper reporting (and life on the streets of New York at the time) were all about from veteran New York Police Department reporter Jeanne Toomey."

Jeanne Toomey is also the author of the Sunstone Press mystery, MURDER IN THE HAMPTONS.

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AT LAGUNITAS WITH OTHER POEMS
By Peter Dechert

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In this first published collection, Peter Dechert makes a statement that deserves and rewards study. Composing his poems in many forms, he matches form to content with unexpected and striking results. His book is the essence of a lifetime of thought-provoking productivity. Although not widely known as a poet, Dr. Dechert served for several years as president of the then-nascent New Mexico Poetry Society and some of his poems have been published over the years in magazines and anthologies.

Peter Dechert earned his doctorate in English Literature in 1955, and is probably best known for his five books and many articles on photographic subjects, especially the historical development of varying makes of cameras. For more than ten years he wrote monthly articles about cameras for Shutterbug Magazine. Also an active professional photographer for many years, he has been named an honorary life member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

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AT THE EDGELESSNESS OF LIGHT
Poems
By James McGrath

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The author says, "These poems express my 75 years of experiencing the world as a child, adult, teacher, artist, son, father, husband, lover, adventurer: a poet. I have spoken with stones, clouds, bugs, ghosts, a grandson, Native American elders, a mother and father, students, ex-wife, and friends in Greece, Japan, Yemen, Santa Fe, and my birthplace, Tacoma, Washington. I care about what and how I write while letting the poems speak on their own, in their own time.

"A poem may come in a meeting with Natalie Goldberg, David Whyte, Joan Logghe, Morgan Farley, Sharon Olds, a friend in a local writing group, at a stoplight, on the Hopi Reservation, in the middle of the night in my home, with a group of artists at the Congo River, at Coole Lake in Ireland with my daughter, on a beach in Leros, in the Dodecanese, in India, or in a classroom of children in Seoul, Korea. Each time, place, thing, or person is sacred.

"And what does the edgelessness of light mean? It means that place where love and light are revealed: a vibrant, gentle, lonely place where the tides of feeling and understanding move in and out with constant illumination and exposure of what is important in the moment before fading, leaving the edgeless shadow of a poem.

"Writing a poem is my way of blooming, bearing fruit, decaying and returning to that edgelessness of life with a word of praise. I try to share a revelation as I have glimpsed it. When something I have written is felt by you, that for me is a blessing."

JAMES McGRATH, poet, visual artist and teacher is known for his narrative poetry in the PBS American Indian Artist Series in the 1970s. He has published poetry in 12 anthologies including “Dakotah Territory,” “Passager,” “Inside Grief,” “In Cabin Six,” and “Mercy of Tides,” among others. McGrath was poet-artist-in-residence with Arts America in Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of the Congo in the 1990s and his 50 year retrospective as artist was held at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco in 2002. He lives in La Cieneguilla, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-453-2
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AT THE RIM
Selected Poems
By Bob Johnston

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Bob Johnston is a retired petroleum engineer and translator. His published works include a number of papers in the scientific press and eight books translated from Russian. He waited until his sixtieth year to begin writing serious poetry, and over the next thirty years he has been trying to catch up. His poetry and short stories have been published in twenty-odd literary journals. He lives in the original Las Vegas, New Mexico with a wife and some hope of completing his memoirs and The Great American Novel.

“As a poet, Bob Johnston is unique. After spending a lifetime as a man of science, he now proves to be a man of rich literary gifts. At the Rim offers this collection of wit, insight, and above all, a direct honesty that will be recognized as a rare poetic voice that touches, stirs, and ultimately satisfies. What lover of poetry could ask for more?” —Joyce Ellen Davis, author of Chrysalis, In Willy's House, and Pepek the Assassin

“Bob Johnston is a poet of incredible range, whether narrating the rural lands of ‘dry lightning,’ invoking Rambo in a sonnet, dreaming ‘drowned corpses’ in a lyric, or voicing the dark monologues of deadly sinners. There is poignancy, humor, regret, and acute insight in At the Rim, everything at the heart of the human condition, and it is a pleasure to read a book of poems that allows us the breadth of what it means to be to be alive in this world.” —Valerie Martínez, author of Each and Her, And They Called it Horizon, World to World, and Absence, Luminescent

“Having found itself in a slipping down life, Bob Johnston’s soul force proceeded sure-footed. The course of a man’s life becomes history, and what we find within these pages is one man’s journey, written in poetry, that yields a page turner.” —Stellasue Lee, Editor Emeritus of Rattle, author of Crossing the Double Yellow Line and Firecracker Red

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-814-1
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AUDREY OF THE MOUNTAINS
The Story of a Twentieth Century Pioneer Woman
By Dorothy Audrey Simpson

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Audrey Clements Simpson was one of the first female journalists in New Mexico and was known for her informative, influential and inspiring writing. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 11, 1912, she was brought up in a family where her father was a cowboy and her mother a teacher. When the Clements family moved to New Mexico, Audrey's mother roped a wild cow every day to provide milk and rode horseback to the school house. Audrey's father taught his two-year-old daughter to ride when he wasn't out on the range herding cattle. Audrey later worked her way through school, then married Clyde Simpson and they had two children.

During a separation, Audrey moved back to her mountain ranch near Las Vegas and had to deal with the elements and the wild life while supplementing her income by free lance writing for such publications as The Denver Post, New Mexico Magazine and True Treasure. Audrey later worked as a reporter/editor at the Las Vegas Daily Optic. After she was reunited with her husband, they had a third daughter. Audrey interviewed and knew, among others, some of the last of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders; actors Rex Allen and Fred A. Stone; and writers S. Omar Barker and Claire Turlay Newberry. The events of Audrey's years from 1912 to 1997 are rich in the pathos of life in a world that few remember.

Dorothy Audrey Simpson, Ed.D., a native of Las Vegas, New Mexico, is a professor emeritus from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. Her first book, Hovels, Haciendas and House Calls: The Life of Carl H. Gellenthien, M.D., was published by Sunstone Press in 1986. That book, written under the name Dorothy Simpson Beimer, was dedicated to her mother, Audrey Simpson. With a B.A. from New Mexico Highlands University, an M.S. from the University of Utah, and an Ed.D. from the University of New Mexico, Dr. Simpson taught over thirty years while writing various articles for publications such as True West, Old West, Good Old Days, and Dog Fancy. She has also published under the names Dorothy Simpson Croxton and D.A. Simpson. She has two daughters, Laura Mitchell and Rose Shore, and three grandchildren: Caitlin Nelson, Wade Nelson, and Jessica Mitchell.

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AUGUST IN ABIQUIU
Poems
By Diane Jackson

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In the author's own words, this illuminating volume of sharp, insightful poems took place "in August 1976 at my home in Abiquiu, New Mexico after a two-week-old kitten suddenly clawed a vertical stripe deep into the cornea of my right eye... Due to a lack of balance and depth perception, I was literally forced to sit, to think, to listen, to write..."

Combining personal, hard-won philosophy with lyrical truth, the book shines with faith and good humor.


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ISBN: 978-0-913270-87-5
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THE AUTHENTIC LIFE OF BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of 1927 Edition
By Pat F. Garrett

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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When Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett ended Billy the Kid's life on the night of July 14, 1881 with a shot in the dark, he was catapulted at once into stardom in the annals of Western history. The killing occurred at old Fort Sumner, New Mexico on the Pecos River. Garrett by pure chance had encountered the Kid in a darkened room of the Pete Maxwell house. As the unsuspecting Billy entered, he was cut down without warning.

But the Kid had his share of friends and many of them stepped forward to level some harsh criticism against the lawman. It soon became clear that while Pat Garrett was an instant celebrity, he had also come away, at least in some quarters, with a negative image. To address that problem, he began thinking about a book to give the public his side of the story. The editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Charles Greene, offered to publish a Garrett volume if the sheriff could find someone to ghost write it for him. Pat enlisted his good friend Marshall Ashmun (Ash) Upson, a journalist, to do the job. Upson cranked out a manuscript and it was published in 1882 under the title The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. Sunstone’s edition is a facsimile of the 1927 edition.

Before that fateful night in 1881, there was not much in Pat Garrett's career to suggest he was headed for a place in the history books. Alabama-born in 1850, he worked as a cowboy and buffalo hunter in Texas. By 1878 he had drifted to the Pecos in eastern New Mexico. Perhaps craving excitement, Pat Garrett ran for sheriff of wild Lincoln County in the fall of 1880. He was elected. Winning the office put him on a collision course with the outlaw Billy and the incident that catapulted the Kid into literary immortality.

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AYMOND
A Novel of the Wild West
By A. G. Burkhart, Jr.

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Aymond was captured at the age of five by comanches, taken by raiding Apaches at eight and rescued unwillingly at twelve by US troopers. Placed in the care of Doc Bearman, a physician living in Lizard Sands, Texas, he is later sent to the University of Virginia. While returning home, Aymond comes upon the scene of a bloody massacre made to look like the work of Indians. Aymonds knows better and with the help of a young survivor sets out to bring the murderer to justice.

The author has been a teacher and has practiced law. He has traveled widely and now lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-258-3
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A BABY BOOMER'S GUIDE TO THEIR SECOND SIXTIES
By Ryan Custer Amacher

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While this book was written for male Baby Boomers and their significant others, it also includes Boomer history and what lies ahead as we experience the decade of our own sixties. This story reviews our Boomer luck, recounts the great history of being a kid in the 1950s, and the great opportunities provided by improved education in the 1960s, not to ignore a seemingly mind expanding culture.

Turning sixty is not for the faint hearted. There are issues ahead. The first thing we all face is taking care of aging parents or what the author refers to as helping your parents check out. Then there are our own Boomer health issues including cataracts and prostate cancer. You likely think there is nothing funny about these topics but the quirky economist author finds humor in all of our aging experiences. This book covers Boomer issues, all in the context of our Boomer culture. We Boomers thought we would be young forever.

Maybe that is why it is so amusing.

Ryan Custer Amacher was born 52 days too early to be an “official” Baby Boomer, but he in no way ever considered himself a member of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation.” In this book, the author chronicles the good luck of the first sixty years of the Boomer experience and guides Boomers into the humorous, but sobering experience of their personal sixties. Amacher, an economist, has a BA degree from Ripon College and a PhD from the University of Virginia. He has been a professor at the University of Oklahoma, Economics Department Chair at Arizona State, Business Dean at Clemson University, and President of the University of Texas at Arlington where he is now a Professor of Economics. He has worked at the Pentagon, writing a market plan for the All-Volunteer Army, the Federal Trade Commission as a consultant, and the US Treasury, on the Law of The Sea negotiations.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-855-4
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A BACHELOR PARTY FOR ODYSSEUS
A Novel
By Albert M. Balesh

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In this first in the Alex Bales Fiction Series, high-powered, Chicago CEO Alex Bales has it all, including a loyal friend named Randy Danhurst. Yet something is missing in his life. Alex’s flings with strange women and drunken debauchery bring him no satisfaction, and he has already begun to see the telltale signs of his body’s decline. He’s gone on like this for years, devoid of true happiness that transcends the material. Then a straw breaks the camel’s back, when Alex finds his friend Randy’s body dripping blood on a cold bathroom floor. That shock triggers introspection and a quest to relive his life, further encouraged by a mysterious ad Alex sees buried in the Chicago Tribune. It appears that a new experimental drug called FOY1 is about to be employed in a suburban research project. Alex makes the trek to the address listed in the ad, and that becomes the beginning of his plunge into deep, dark waters. He knows not whether the new characters he meets are real or imaginary. The strange character of Dr. Edward Stawson, the principal investigator in the experiment, promises to give Alex a new mental and physical identity at very little risk. Is Stawson, however, an uncompromising researcher or something far more sinister? Alex relives his life post-experiment, and goes down the “rabbit hole,” with the growing grim realization that something is amiss. Was his participation in Stawson’s experiment nearsighted, at best? Includes Readers Guide.

Albert M. Balesh, MD, lived in Rome, Italy for 20 years, where he obtained his Doctorate of Medicine. He has written over 100 medical columns and three books of poetry. He now practices family medicine in Texas.

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BAD BLOOD
The Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers
By Frederick Nolan

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Most of the men and women who inhabit this story set in Texas and New Mexico in the 1870s have been dead for more than a century. Good, bad, rich, poor, handsome, ugly, courageous or craven, their lives are remembered first in the protective, slanted, often-partisan recollections of their families, their children, their friends. And then, they are not so much remembered as reconstructed by present-day researchers and historians relating those reminiscences to facts, to dates and to known events. But how near the truth is any of it? We can barely imagine, let alone identify with pioneer families like the Horrells, shaped as they were by the turmoil of Reconstruction, their spartan upbringing, a family pride as cruel and haughty as that of the clans of ancient Scotland, and an unwavering refusal to recognize any law other than the law they made themselves. In the final analysis, what researchers and historians—no matter how diligent, no matter how honest—tell us is what happened, how it all came out. What would those proud, vengeful men—and women—think, what would their reaction be if they could read or listen to the author’s conclusions? Would they be surprised by how much is known? Or would they laugh scornfully at how much might be wrong? The author believes it would probably be the latter.

Frederick Nolan is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the history of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War and both he and his work on the subject have been garlanded with honors. He has received the Border Regional Library Association of Texas’ Award for Literary Excellence, the first France V. Scholes Prize from the Historical Society of New Mexico, and the first J. Evetts Haley Fellowship from the Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas. The Western Outlaw-Lawman History Association has presented him with its highest honor, the Glenn Shirley Award, for his lifetime contribution to outlaw-lawman history and The Westerners Foundation has named his The West of Billy the Kid one of the 100 most important 20th-century historical works on the American West. In 2007 the National Outlaw-Lawman Association awarded him its prestigious William D. Reynolds Award in recognition of his outstanding research and writing in Western history and in 2008 True West magazine named him “Best Living Non-Fiction Writer.” Among his other books about the American West are an annotated edition of Pat Garrett’s Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, The West of Billy the Kid, The Lincoln County War, and The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall, the latter two from Sunstone Press in new editions. He lives in England.

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BANDIT YEARS, A GATHERING OF WOLVES
True Adventures of Four Outlaws
By Mark Dugan

FOUR OLD WEST BANDITS RAISE HELL!

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Live again the days of the Old West when travel was not only rough but dangerous! The days when outlaws lurked behind boulders and along remote trails, ready to trap and rob the unwary drivers and their passengers. Billy LeRoy, Bill Miner, Charley Allison and Hamilton White III all shared a common bond of contempt for the law-abiding life, preferring to become stagecoach robbers. BANDIT YEARS profiles these four unforgettable outlaws who made the Barlow-Sanderson Overland Mail their special target. BOOKLIST reported: "Though the major events detailed in this book all took place during a 10-month period in southern Colorado and northern new mexico, they provide a sound overview of the predatory habits of western outlaws."

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BANDITA BONITA
Romancing Billy the Kid
By Nicole Maddalo Dixon

Includes Readers Guide

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Precocious, spirited, bored, and outspoken, sixteen year old Elucia (Lucy) Grey Alexis Howard, is both out-of-place in and a prisoner of her wealthy life amongst the highest of New York’s social elite and her father’s ambitious pursuit of greater prosperity.

Sent out west in 1877 to Lincoln County, New Mexico, to marry her pre-contracted fiancé, John H. Tunstall, Lucy is inconsolable at the prospect of a loveless marriage when she meets and falls in love with pistoleer, Billy Bonney, a young, vivacious firebrand hired by John to work his land and provide protection from the dangers posed by John’s nefarious competitor, J. J. Dolan and the entire Santa Fe Ring.

When John pays the ultimate price and is murdered, refusing to succumb to the opposition and intimidation of his rivals, Lucy’s own life is then in jeopardy. As a result of John’s death, Billy and the other men working in John’s employment are deputized to combat the tyranny of Dolan and the Ring. Fearing for Lucy, the newly deputized Lincoln County Regulators take her into their protective guard and into the hellfire of what becomes known as the Lincoln County War, the catalyst that inspires Lucy to wage her own personal war for freedom from her oppressive life and a desperate attempt to stay close to the man she loves, the boy about to become known to history as the incendiary notorious outlaw, Billy the Kid.

Nicole Dixon was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband, Wallace.

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BANDITA BONITA AND BILLY THE KID
The Scourge of New Mexico
By Nicole Maddalo Dixon

A young woman in the Wild West wages her own personal war for freedom and a desperate attempt to stay close to the man she loves, Billy the Kid, in 1877.

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In this sequel to Bandita Bonita, Romancing Billy the Kid, the Lincoln County War is far from over and William H. Bonney is now the most wanted, notorious outlaw in the New Mexico Territory. Elucia Howard, now christened with the celebrated moniker, Lucy “Lucky Lu” Howard, has settled into her new role as the Kid’s notorious outlaw sweetheart. With Billy condemned to death as a murderer, Lucy stands by him in his fight to clear his name, and with the few remaining Regulators, they embark on a journey that places Billy deeper within the clutches of the crooked law they had tried to destroy. Includes Readers Guide.

Nicole Maddalo Dixon was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband, Wallace. Her first book, Bandita Bonita, Romancing Billy the Kid, was also published by Sunstone Press.


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BEAUTY WAY
A Novel
By Bette Rush

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Charlie, a lonely Miami travel writer, takes a rockhounding journey to the northwestern Nevada wilderness to find solace after the death of Link, her writing partner. Alone in the vast Black Rock Desert, she has an “unexpected otherworldly visit” from Link, followed by a gift of two Clovis points that turn up in the white sands beneath her feet. Convinced that these arrowheads are conveying an important message, Charlie is drawn into a spiritual force which she follows into the world of the Dineh, and an adventure that is exciting, uplifting and at times dangerous.

Meanwhile, Shash, a lonely Dineh elder traverses the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. With him, he carries his worn leather medicine pouch filled with all the right prayers to satisfy the spirits, to help him lead his family back to the old ways, to the beauty way.

Bette Rush has written for magazines in the United States, South America, Singapore and Tokyo, yet still finds time to pursue her favorite hobby, rockhounding. Her search for minerals has taken her to Virgin Valley, Nevada for opal mining, the top of Mount Antero in Colorado’s Rockies to seek out aquamarines and the Pecos diamond fields of Roswell, New Mexico. Along the way, she has made many new best friends, and counts among them her present Dineh and Shoshone families. Her experiences led her to the writing of Beauty Way which is her second book. Her first was Ovni-la Entera Verdad, a book about UFOs co-written with Harry Lebelson.

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BEEBUZZARDS ATOP THE CARCASS
Rogues or Saints
By Clarence W. Dawson

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Are collegians Carl and Lawrence, alias “The Beebuzzards,” villains or Sir Galahads? Go with them in The Carcass (an old Model T) to comically “chastise” a cruel hermit who lives on their beloved desert in the mid-1930s. Watch them as they humorously “punish” a choir director bent on seducing their preacher’s daughter. Sit with them in church when they rubber-band a tinfoil missile into the bald head of Lawrence’s snoring cousin Boyd, prompting the minister’s mother to exclaim to the pained outburster, “Young man, I believe you’ve got the Holy Ghost!” See them on many more chuckle-grabbing adventure as they poke fun at other “victims” and themselves, sometimes impersonating characters who run the gamut from witty British scholars to laughter-provoking hillbillies.

Clarence W. Dawson, author of numerous magazine articles and Sunday newspaper features, is the author of two other novels, Return of Montezuma and Desert Vendetta. Born in Louisiana, Dawson spent most of his life in Texas, where he taught high school Spanish, English, and journalism. While teaching the latter subject, he was proclaimed Texas’ Journalism Teacher of the Year and was inducted into the Order of the Golden Quill. He holds BA and MA degrees from Hardin-Simmons University.

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THE BEEF INDUSTRY
What They Don’t Tell You
By John Peirce, DVM

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Whether or not you are a beef consumer, are you satisfied that you know all you should about this product? Usual sources of information might, to a very large degree, not give adequate information about beef. Some of these sources might be biased—either for or against the product. They often have an ulterior motive to sway you one way or another for a variety of reasons. If you care for your body, if you care for your family, throw off the cloak of not knowing. This is your opportunity to discern for yourself the facts regarding beef. It is a story of how, what, when, why and by whom beef is created. Is it really safe? Is it really healthy? Do you want to know more about the terminology of beef? Then this book is for you. Know what you are putting on your plate, or why you are not. Real knowledge is empowerment. Empower yourselves.

John Peirce, DVM, lives in Rockport, Texas, three miles from the site of the first refrigerated packer, the harbor that sailing ships in the past utilized to move locally processed beef toward the cities along the east coast of America. Born a third generation cowboy in Wichita County, Texas he attended schools in Archer City and Matador before going to Texas A&M and obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


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BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS
Facsimile of 1956 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons
By Oliver La Farge

A novel about a family in remote northern New Mexico and the village people whose idyllic life finally succumbs to tourists and the outside world by Pulitzer Prize winner Oliver La Farge.

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Imagine yourself in a secluded green valley high in the mountains of northern New Mexico. You are one of a large family who own a sheep and cattle ranch surrounding the little village of Rociada. Your father, a Spaniard, is the revered and distinguished José Baca, and your mother, Doña Marguerite, is of French descent. Everyone in the village loves and respects your family as their patrones, appealing to them in times of trouble and bringing them gifts at Christmas.

Out of the everyday life of the Baca family, the village people, their customs and superstitions, Oliver La Farge has drawn, for example, the touching story of young Pino’s disillusionment with his hero, the horse thief Pascual. Or there is the account of the wedding shoes that pinched until the bride was in tears. Then there is Carmen’s discovery of treachery in the unlit hovel of the blind religious and the amusing tale of how Pino was punished for his arrogance the night the Archbishop came to dinner.

But beneath this rippling surface of adventure, tenderness, and humor rides the gradual encroachment of the outside world on Rociada, one of the last survivals of the ancient Spanish way of life in the United States. Finally, this idyllic village succumbs to the invasion of tourists and the machine, and Rociada becomes only a dream of the past.

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of Southwestern letters. Since he died in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was 30. Of his many books, Behind the Mountains has earned the affection of Santa Feans and New Mexicans, who continue to regard the book as a regional classic. Santa Fe has changed a great deal—more than most people are prepared to acknowledge—since Oliver La Farge died. The small-town atmosphere with “its warmth and rewards” he often spoke of and admired is swiftly becoming a thing of the past. But with his name appropriately enshrined over the doorway of a library in Santa Fe, perhaps the Modern Age will not be inclined to forget his love for the city and for the people of the American Southwest.

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THE BELLS OF AUTUMN
A Western Novel
By James Hufferd

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In 1903, a small western town—Newcastle, Wyoming—struggles to overcome its remembered violent past of Indian wars and fighting outlaws and enter the new, modern 20th century. Arrayed against this good intent is the fresh reality of vigilante action and a lynching triggered by a gruesome murder and a distrust of civil justice, and ultimately, the final consequential Battle of Lightning Creek. That lesser-known skirmish flared in November of that fateful year as a surprising encore on Wyoming soil pitting townspeople stirred up by a hectoring town father against young Sioux from the Pine Ridge Reservation on a sanctioned fall hunt. Based largely on real incidents, the events in this book are viewed through the eyes of a precocious adolescent and his adoptive father who, the son of the army’s contracted storekeeper at Fort Laramie before the destruction of the buffalo, and partly raised and acculturated by Indians, is the local pariah.

Longtime Wyomingite and sometime Westerner, JAMES HUFFERD is a versatile author, activist, humorist, explorer, novelist, historian, and retired college teacher with roots in the Midwest (Iowa). He has worked, studied, and found inspiration in seven states and abroad and traveled widely from Canada’s Arctic Islands in winter to Patagonia to Morocco and twice been a Pesquisador (Researcher) Visitante at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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BESIDE THE RIO HONDO
The Memoir of a Writer’s Life in Northern New Mexico.
By Phaedra Greenwood

“Phaedra Greenwood has captured the essence of life in her unique village with a clear and loving prose style, a keen eye for the compassionate detail, much humor, and a heart as big as the sky over our beautiful Southwest.” --John Nichols

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How can a lone female of “a certain age” take her last stand on a stony wedge of land in the mountains of Northern New Mexico? Will she find a job, learn to chop wood, be eaten by a bear or give it up and fall in love again? Beside the Rio Hondo is a memoir that explores in depth Phaedra Greenwood’s connection with the natural world and simultaneous need for community. Her ex-husband gives her a year to live in the old adobe where they raised their children; then he plans to sell it so they can split the proceeds. But she wants to stay in the house forever. She has a year to come up with her own financing to buy out his half of the property or negotiate a deal with the neighbors. The house is falling apart, her money is running out and she has never applied for a loan in her life. It’s a hell of a time to decide to have an epiphany.

“For over three decades I have made my home in the Taos area of Northern New Mexico,” the author says, “not just because I love the spare and dramatic landscape, but also because I am intrigued by the complex layers of history and culture. I admire the devotion of the artists and craftsmen to their work, the loving care New Mexicans bestow on their churches and the close family ties that bond them in community. As I struggle with my garden, my orchard and old adobe casa, I absorb with gratitude my neighbors’ rural savvy and the skills these tenacious hunters, fishermen, and ranchers have developed over the centuries to survive and thrive in the high mountain desert. Life here is hard, but often delicious. The energy, exotic flavors and bright colors of Taos are unique.”

Phaedra Greenwood is a freelance writer/photographer whose poems, essays and stories have appeared in many local newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She has won numerous literary prizes including the Katherine Anne Porter Award. As a journalist and columnist for The Taos News, she received two first place awards in 2000 from the New Mexico Press Association for Best Review and Columns. In 1995 she won the PEN New Mexico Award for a short story included in this book: “Dogs and Sheep.”

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BEYOND CONTENTMENT
A Contemporary Novel of Adventure and Revelation
By Glen Onley

"This brisk, uplifting book is recommended for general readers and fiction collections." (REVIEW OF TEXAS BOOKS)

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Standing on a high wilderness ridge in northern New Mexico, Blaine Wells, a self-imposed hermit after the horrifying murders of his wife and daughter, is torn from an almost hypnotic absorption with the natural beauty around him by the sputtering engines of a small plane. The helpless aircraft, a fragment of society hurtling into his private paradise, both startles and angers him. With conflicting feelings, he seeks the crash site where he nurtures the survivors and fights those who would serve their selfish desires at the expense of those less capable. Blaine soon devises a means for their rescue and when a helicopter disappears into the distance with the survivors, he finds himself alone once again. During the trek back to his cabin and throughout the long harsh winter, he often thinks of the young girl who lost her father and the elderly woman whose husband was killed. Later, responding to the girl's need for help, he leaves the wilderness. While helping her, he contacts his sister-in-law and her husband whom he has not seen since his family's funeral. To his astonishment, he learns that he has inherited 700 acres of ranch land from his late wife. Meanwhile, the eventual healing of the young girl triggers feelings and emotions that challenge those stirred by the beauty and contentment of his mountain retreat. Will he re-enter society or return to his beloved wilderness?

Glen Onley, a former Information Technology executive, was born in Texas and often enjoys the tranquility of New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness. There the daily stresses and pressures of the business world and modern life fade under the spell of that vast land of natural beauty. Through the contrast of a fast-paced, competitive world and the serenity of the wilderness, the author has created this fictional story.

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BEYOND COURAGE
One Regiment Against Japan, 1941-1945
By Dorothy Cave

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Bataan, the last bastion stemming the Japanese tidal wave across the Pacific, was about to fall. In the midst of crashing bombs and depleted stores, the vastly outnumbered lines broke and commands disintegrated. Only one unit, ‘Old Two Hon’erd,” a small band of New Mexico National Guardsmen, remained intact. With only rifles, a few rounds of ammunition, and an unshakable esprit de corps, they prepared to die but not surrender.

In her award-winning history, Dorothy Cave follows the members of a small unit who played a key role in this pivotal moment in history. They were the first unit to fire when the Japanese struck. They guarded the bridges of the strategic retreat as all others crossed into Bataan to make the now-famous stand. They were the last to lay down arms, and did so only when ordered by the high command.

Then followed the Death March, starvation, and brutality of Japanese POW camps and Hell Ships. Laughing at their captors, they sabotaged the Japanese war machine at every chance. They were still fighting in Uncle Sam’s army and only half returned. Amid human depravity, described in graphic detail, they kept their faith, honor, and a profound love of their country. Theirs is a legacy of courage and something beyond.

Dorothy Cave’s literary credits include two Southwest Writers’ Awards, the Simon Scanlon Award, and the International Literary Award. She has served as historical consultant for two film documentaries on the Battle of Bataan and the ensuing POW experience, and appears in both films as commentator. This book, now, classic, is widely regarded as “the definitive volume” on the subject. Cave’s other books, all from Sunstone Press, include Four Trails to Valor, Mountains of the Blue Stone, Song on a Blue Guitar, and God’s Warrior: Father Albert Braun, O.F.M., Last of the Frontier Priests.

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BEYOND THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
By Bernice Carton

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Since the triumph of “Our Town,” many American writers have sensed the tug of the past, the longing to share the sights, sounds and smells of gentler times with each new generation. Bernice Carton is part of that noble tradition as she depicts Brooklyn, New York in the glittering 1920s and the depressed 1930s—a time when America was innocent and hopeful. This evocative portrait will appeal to young people exploring their roots as well as to older people looking for the glow of cherished memories. Carton uses the eye of a journalist and the sensitivity of a novelist to explore a long-past world where nobody ever left Brooklyn because it was the center of the universe.

Bernice Carton has sailed the seven seas but has never lost her love for home. Her travels have ranged from the Arctic to the Antarctic and just about everywhere in between. She's waded ashore to barter for lemons with tribal chiefs in the South Pacific, explored Alaska's Inside Passage, the fjords of Scandinavia, the secret islands of the Caribbean and Greece—all from the deck of a small sailboat. She has also spent evenings waltzing at the Vienna Opera Ball, been a guest at the palace of the Prince of Morocco, and has enjoyed dinners at the White House. Her writing and photography have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers across the US and Canada. While her schoolteacher mother in Brooklyn claimed half jokingly to be preparing her as a child to marry the then Prince of Rumania, she never did realize that ambition.

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BEYOND THE FAR MOUNTAIN
A Novel
By Dick Falzoi

An Odyssey of Adventure, Survival, and Romance. Includes Readers Guide.

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In the rough 1880s coal mining town of Jericho, West Virginia, young Jonas McNabb is unjustly accused of knifing a man and is forced to flee into the mountains, one step ahead of the law, but in spite of this, he doubles back, in a daring move, to assure Laura Becker of his innocence, and his love.

Now, Jonas faces a treacherous winter in the Appalachian Mountains and must call upon every ounce of his courage and resolve to survive, driven by the need to somehow clear his name and return for Laura. His chances for success rely heavily upon a fortuitous encounter with a crusty old mountain man, Jebediah, and the wondrous wolf/dog, Savage, who with uncanny insight, always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

Dick Falzoi grew up in the small, southern tier village of Arkport, New York. After four years in the Marine Corps, he obtained an MFA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Following a career as a commercial and portrait artist, he decided to pursue his dream as a writer. Dick Falzoi now lives in Geneva, New York, pursuing his love of music, reading, movies and fantasy sports. This is his first novel.

Includes Readers Guide.

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BICYCLING HOME
My Journey to Find God
By Virginia Mudd

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Desperate to be free of a terrifying food addiction and driven by a terrible longing to find God, whomever and whatever that meant, Virginia began a ten-year journey that covered more than 10,000 miles by bicycle and countless inner miles of self-discovery and transformation. Her search takes her from a well-ordered, happy married life into divorce, chaos, confusion and despair—and ultimately to the unexpected and profound answer to her quest. This story follows a modern-day seeker as she bicycles her way—alone on back roads and in long distance races—all the way home, where she finds herself as she finds the God she is seeking.

Virginia Mudd, a California native, has followed her heart into many diverse arenas—politics, business, education, the arts—as well as numerous bicycling adventures. Beneath it all has flowed the deeper call to self-discovery and personal knowledge of the divine. Virginia is also the author of Across America on the Yellow Brick Road. She lives in New Mexico with her husband and family of beloved animals.

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THE BIG AMERICAN SOUTHWEST ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, cut-outs, stories, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers over 50 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment. It includes nine sections:

The Land
Desert Wonders
Natural Things
Pioneers
Hispanic Heritage
Native Crafts
Kachina Art
Sand Painting
Mud, Clay and Stone

Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and mystery puzzles that offer fascinating facts about the American Southwest and natural history that entertain and stretch the mind.

Walter D. Yoder received a Ph.D. in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administration posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico. He is also the author of The American Pueblo Indian Activity Book, The Old Santa Fe Trail Activity Book, The Camino Real Activity Book, The Big New Mexico Activity Book, and The Big Spanish Heritage Activity Book, all from Sunstone Press.

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BIG BLACK DOG IN VALLARTA
A Sydney Reardon Mystery
By Mary Branham

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Hoping to prevent her best friend’s suicide, Sydney Reardon rushes to Puerto Vallarta where she becomes entangled with witchcraft, a handsome Gringo lawyer, a New York cop, a huge black dog—and murder. This book, one of a series, was a selection of the Mystery Book Club. Her other books, also from Sunstone Press, are Little Green Man in Ireland and Three Deadly Days in Spain.

Mary Branham was assistant director of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having bought numerous thick books at airport shops and left them on the plane unfinished, she determined to write a series of books that could be enjoyed on a flight of reasonable length and call them “airplane books.”

“It is a challenge to develop characters and action in such a narrow framework, but Mary Branham successfully integrates some interesting characters around Maude’s personality, which permeates the entire story. Mary Branham obeys one of the adages of writing: ‘write what you know.’ Her descriptions of Puerto Vallarta are interesting and show that she has spent considerable time there. She also does a nice job of working in a few side stories to keep the plot moving—big on dialog and relaxing for the brain.” —The Midwest Book Review

“Memorable characters, slick dialog, and almost whimsical settings make this a delightful short read....” —Library Journal

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THE BIG NEW MEXICO ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

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Here is a comprehensive activity book for children which entertains and stretches the mind. The Big New Mexico Activity Book offers over 90 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment.

There are nine sections on Hispanic Folk Art Kachinas, Spanish Missions, Sand Painting, Rock Art Designs, Pottery Designs, and Native American Art. Projects are presented with a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and more. The author has richly illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with over 250 black and white pictures. Field-tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of New Mexico’s heritage.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

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THE BIG ONE
The True Story of an Epic Search to Find a Missing Small Plane Lost for Years
By Bruce Gallaher

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When a small airplane carrying four men vanished in 1968 over the vast skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico a massive official search was launched in the rugged American Rocky Mountains. That official search was called off within two weeks with few leads. That plane and those four men had disappeared off the planet.

This spellbinding saga follows the men’s wives, families, and friends after they realized it was now up to them and them alone to find their loved ones. These amazing women were joined in their search by a cast of characters as diverse as the New Mexico landscape, including a group of Apollo space program engineers, a bar owner, a stunt pilot, a minister, some of the world’s most renowned psychics, and an army of complete strangers. Along the way, they get help from President Lyndon Johnson, a U-2 spy plane, and an American Indian Tribe. The entire search effort ranks as one of the largest in State history, lasting nearly five years.

An incredible, true story of how two young hikers in the remote mountains of New Mexico stumbled on the greatest discovery of not only their lives but the lives of hundreds of others. That discovery would change everything, forever, for everyone involved.

Bruce Gallaher was born and raised in New Mexico. He was a respected hydrologist at national research laboratory where he conducted water resources investigations and contamination studies and was active exploring the outdoors with boots, bikes, and skis.

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THE BIG SPANISH HERITAGE ACTIVITY BOOK
Hispanic Settlers in the Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Games, cut-outs, puzzles, stories and pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of the Hispanic Colonial settlers in the multi-cultural environment of the American Southwest.

There are eight sections: The Age of Discovery, The New World, Colonial Life, The Camino Real, The Native Americans, Hispanic Art, Hispanic Architecture, and Hispanic Crafts. Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as illustrations to complete, word searches, matching names and ideas, picture construction, puzzles, and more.

This entertaining activity book, richly illustrated by the author, provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of the Hispanic settlement of America.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-239-2
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BIG YELLOW DOG
A Novel
By J. A. Jones

Summary: In this novel, a Vietnam veteran returns home only to find his time filled with the problems of army buddies in the V. A. Hospital, the Indians of the nearby pueblo and the poker players, which include the theft of sacred artifacts, the murders of young Indian men and the enmity of witches.

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Sergeant Jack Kilroy returns to the United States after a year in combat and two years in a prison camp in Vietnam where he had led an escape and returned over a hundred internees back to U. S. lines, becoming a hero to his men. He takes his discharge in New Mexico and finds an isolated stream near Santa Cala Pueblo where he can fish and think, all by himself, but soon visitors begin to arrive: a Maine coon cat, the cat’s pretty owner, and an old Indian selling firewood. Others follow and soon he is playing high stakes poker in the back room of the local bar once a week. All he wants is a little time off, but his time is soon filled with the problems of his army buddies in the V. A. Hospital, the Indians of the nearby pueblo and the poker players, which include the theft of sacred artifacts, the murders of young Indian men and the enmity of witches.

John A. Jones spent three years as an army enlisted man during WW II, went to college on the G.I. bill and earned a B.A. in anthropology at the University of New Mexico and a PhD in anthropology at Columbia. He worked on Indian Claims law suits, taught anthropology at Arizona State University and Indiana University and was a Professor of Social Planning at Pennsylvania State. From there he went into community development in Chicago and became a hospital administrator In Las Vegas, New Mexico, retiring to write and play poker. He’s been married to the same woman for sixty-four years. His trilogy on King Arthur, In the Shadow of the Oak King, Witch Queen of the North and A Prince in Camelot, made best seller lists.

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BILLY OLD, ARIZONA RANGER
A Historical Novel Based on a True Story
By Geff Moyer

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In this historical novel, Billy Old and Jeff Kidder were Arizona Rangers at the turn of the twentieth century and best friends. In 1908, while acting in the line of duty, Kidder was murdered by five crooked Mexican policemen. No charges were filed against his killers. They were quietly skirted away to various locations throughout the county of Sonora, Mexico, a vast, desolate area covering nearly twenty thousand square miles. In 1909, shady politics in the Territory of Arizona brought about the disbanding of the Rangers, leaving many to drift into obscurity and some into degradation. In that same year Billy Old vanished into Sonora to find and kill the men responsible for his friend’s death. He returned close to two years later with that deed accomplished.

During Billy’s search of hundreds of sleazy Sonora whorehouses and cantinas he experiences many exciting, humorous, and tragic encounters. There’s a bloody and deadly confrontation with four scalp hunters; a mystical meeting with an old, dying Hopi Indian; an attack by the legendary “Red Ghost” of the southwest; a sorrowful meeting with a past fellow Ranger; cannibal Indians from East Texas; renegade Apaches; flushing toilets; the wonders of ether; Dancing Devils—fifty-foot high swirling dust funnels that can blind an animal; and a whore named Abbie Crutchfield who proves vital to Billy’s quest. And then there’s his horse Orion and a mule named Captain, all a part of a critically changing time in the American Southwest.

Includes Historical Background and Readers Guide.

Geff Moyer is a published playwright and retired high school theater and creative writing instructor. His play scripts have been produced by hundreds of schools and theaters across the country, including Canada, Greece, Australia, and the United Kingdom. This is his first novel. He and his wife Cathy have three sons and two granddaughters and live in the Kansas City area.

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BILLY THE KID
The Legend of El Chivato
By Elizabeth Fackler

“An exciting tale, crammed with historic detail and told with skill, action, and a bit of whimsy.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Relies on actual letters, court records, and eyewitness accounts while filling in the holes of the unknown with plausible fiction and realistic dialogue, not to mention excellently rich detail of place and period. The ensuing events emerge as compelling tragedy laced with irony and fueled by friendship, loyalty, and love. Most memorable is Billy himself. The Kid and the time he lived in come off the page and capture the imagination.” KIRKUS REVIEWS

“In Fackler’s hands the saga, like Billy himself, never grows old.” TEXAS MONTHLY

“‘Quién es?’ Billy asks when he realizes a stranger waits in the darkness of Pete Maxwell’s bedroom. ‘Who is it?’ That is the question Billy might ask of himself and all those who rode with him and against him. Billy the Kid: The Legend of El Chivato is the best and most complete answer. It is a magnificent achievement in historical fiction.” WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA

“She makes the legend live.” ELMER KELTON

“Fackler recognizes the enduring appeal of Billy’s brand of individualism run amok, but she tempers the romance with reality. Above all, she sees Billy as the product of a hard life and hard times.” BOOKLIST

“A gifted novelist can bring history alive better than any historian. Elizabeth Fackler’s Billy the Kid is no doubt the best depiction ever of those gripping events in Lincoln County. She brilliantly brings Billy and the other complex and tragic characters alive, and makes us care about them all. She is a master storyteller and writes with a perfect honesty that makes everything real. This book is destined to live for generations, the ultimate expression of an American legend. Readers will put it in an honored place on their bookshelves, and return to it again and again.” RICHARD WHEELER, author of Goldfield

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When young Englishman John Tunstall arrived in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory, in 1876, he felt he had found the true frontier at last. Here was the toughest little spot in America, and he jumped eagerly into the game of getting rich. Lawyer McSween coated his own ambition with pious motives, but his worldly wife predicted disaster. Their marriage, and McSween’s alliance with Tunstall against the local kingpin of the corrupt Santa Fe Ring, set the fuse for the bloody Lincoln County War. In the explosion of violence that followed, Billy Bonney slowly rose from obscurity to become “The” Kid of American legend. This is how it happened.

ELIZABETH FACKLER is the author of the critically-praised Seth Strummar series of western novels as well as novels of psychological suspense. Her latest mystery is When Kindness Fails. She lives in the Pecos Valley of New Mexico.

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BILLY THE KID RIDES AGAIN
Digging for the Truth
By Jay Miller

"Bravo! Excelsior!! By asking all the right questions and putting his conclusions where they counted, Jay Miller gave heart to those who, alone, would have been unable to combat such devious chicanery." (Frederick Nolan, Chalfont St. Giles, England, Author of "The West of Billy the Kid")

"In a series of newspaper columns, Jay Miller has dug deeply into the latest exploitation of Billy the Kid. A book packed with top-notch investigative reporting." (Robert M. Utley, Georgetown, Texas, Author of "Billy the Kid: a Short and Violent Life")

"Miller systematically demolished the baloney behind the campaign for exhumation. For a long time he was as much a lone gunman as Billy the Kid ever was." (David A. Clary, Roswell, New Mexico, Author of "Rocket Man: Robert Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age")

"Anyone interested in learning about New Mexico should first check with Jay Miller. This collection of Jay's columns is the first in a series of books about New Mexico history and current events. It's a must read." (Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico)

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In early 2003, three sheriffs set out to prove that Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, thereby also proving that Brushy Bill of Hico, Texas was not the real Kid. Along their way, the sheriffs enlisted New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's support and took two communities on a wild ride through court battles to dig up Billy and his mother.

Governor Richardson found an attorney willing to work free and provide Billy with a voice. Follow "Billy" as he speaks for himself in court, requesting that he and his mother be dug up to examine the DNA in their dusty remains for evidence that they were related. And follow the small towns of Fort Sumner and Silver City, New Mexico as they fight to retain the integrity of their municipal cemeteries and keep the legend of Billy the Kid from crumbling away.

Author Jay Miller followed the strange unfolding of events, digging to find the source of the money that financed an official murder investigation and the court action against two courageous small towns struggling to prevent the exhumations.

JAY MILLER grew up in Billy the Kid Country, listening to yarns about Billy, some true, some not. As a syndicated newspaper columnist, Miller has written often about Billy and the Lincoln County War and has used a collection of those columns to weave a riveting story of just what happened when Billy rode again.

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BILLY THE KID'S LAST RIDE
A Novel
By John A. Aragon

A historical novel based on the life of Billy the Kid.

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The orphaned, bucktoothed, New York Irish boy speaks Spanish and wears a Mexican sombrero. He claims his name is William Bonney. His amigos call him “Kid.” To newspapers in the New Mexico Territory and across America, he is “Billy the Kid.” William was among the bravest of the McSween alliance in the Lincoln County War. He was lucky, too—lucky enough to shoot his way out when the rest of his faction was cornered and slaughtered in battle. He was later captured and condemned to hang, but he killed his guards and escaped.

Now, William has one last chance. He heads into Old Mexico with his lover, the fierce Apache maiden Tzoeh. There he hopes to start a new life, live in peace and obscurity, and be forgotten. But powerful Anglo ranchers plot to use William’s hot temper, unmatched courage, consummate loyalty to his amigos, and superb skill with a six-gun for their own ends.

JOHN A. ARAGON was born in Espanola, New Mexico. A former Forest Service “Hotshot” firefighter and Hall of Fame rugby player, he attended St. John’s College in Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico. Aragon is the father of two young adults and has been a practicing trial lawyer for thirty years. He works and writes in Santa Fe.

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BINGO BEAR WAS HERE
A Toy Bear's Climb to the Top of Africa's Highest Mountain
By Gwill York Newman

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During the Christmas Holidays one year, the author invited two young friends over for hot chocolate and marshmallows. After the girls had consumed as much sweetness as they could, she wondered what they should do since she didn’t have any games. Fortunately, the two girls were very interested in two tall stained glass windows of giraffes that divided the kitchen from the living room and they noticed a little bear in the lower corner of one of the windows. The author explained that the little bear was called Bingo and that he had climbed the great African mountain called Kilimanjaro that could be seen behind one of the giraffes. She then asked the girls if they would like to hear the story of that climb which had been written many years ago for her own children. Of course they did. And here it is for you to enjoy as well.

GWILL YORK NEWMAN was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College. She has been a trustee of twenty-five nonprofit organizations in education, health, the arts, equal rights, civic affairs, social services, gardens and urban development. She co-founded the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and became president and then chairman of the Brain Research Foundation of the University of Chicago. She now resides in New Mexico.

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THE BIRD CHART BOY
Poems
By James J. Raciti

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The Bird Chart Boy explores how a child, an adolescent, a mature man and an octogenarian face their daily emotional trials. It is also about how the mind distorts reality to deal with situations beyond its experience or comfort level. The reader may be convinced that the distorted view is the true one, or maybe not. The characters that populate the pages of this book share their distress in many ways including being caught in an illicit love affair, arrested in a foreign land, shot at in a war zone, learning about the birth defect of a son, being pushed into a bread line, and withdrawing from a world no longer tolerant or understandable. Raciti selects poetic styles that fit the speaker—be it simple child-like rhyme, free verse expressing cynical snobbery, sneering anger or political criticism. He reserves the formal nature of the sonnet to speak reverently of love or death.

James J. Raciti, PhD, has had a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico for many years. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has spent more than twenty-five years in Europe as a university educator. His previous collections of poetry were Charles and Dabs of Myself. Sunstone Press has published his non-fictional Old Santa Fe and the playful, irreverent fictional history of Santa Fe, Pulling No Ponchos, along with his other non-fiction works, Ask About Florida and Ask About Santa Fe.


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BISCUITS ACROSS THE BRAZOS
Recollections of a Memorable Horseback and Covered Wagon Journey
By Jim H. Ainsworth

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The small boy watched as loving hands wrapped two biscuits in wax paper. He refused to eat Aunt Minnie’s biscuits the next day, sensing that they represented a part of his life that was over. He continued to protect them as the family crossed Texas in a covered wagon. Eighty years later, the boy’s son led a single wagon across Texas, carrying those same biscuits. This is the story of how two cousins, two mules, two horses, two trips across Texas, and those two biscuits brought together five generations of a family.

Jim H. Ainsworth is the author of seven books. This memoir inspired four novels. Other books by Jim Ainsworth are Home Light Burning, Rivers Crossing, Rivers Ebb, and Rivers Flow, all from Sunstone Press.

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BLACKFEET EYES
First in the Blackfeet Mystery Series
By Leonard Schonberg

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The mutilated body of a young white girl is found in the parking lot of an abandoned factory on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana. Raymond Two Teeth, a Blackfeet Tribal Police officer, is joined in his investigation of the crime by Will Perkins, a Lakota federal agent posted in Browning. In spite of the stormy relationship between the tribal cop and the FBI man, they are an effective team. Their investigation leads them to White Calf, a sadistic murderer, and to Dirk Aalford, a hay farmer and polygamist preacher known as ‘the prophet.’ Both are part of a major methamphetamine distribution operation.

Pursued by the FBI and Tribal Police, White Calf heads for the Canadian border, ruthlessly killing anyone who gets in his way. Raymond and Perkins find their own lives in jeopardy as they attempt to bring White Calf and Aalford to justice.

Leonard Schonberg's four previous novels, Deadly Indian Summer, Fish Heads, Legacy, and Morgen’s War, were all published by Sunstone Press. Blackfeet Eyes is the first novel of a trilogy set on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

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BLACKWATER DRAW
Three Lives, Billy the Kid and the Murders that Started the Lincoln County War
By David S. Turk

New Research into New Mexico’s Lincoln County War by the historian for the U.S. Marshals Service resulted in this account of murders in Blackwater Canyon, New Mexico attributed to Billy the Kid.

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On March 9, 1878, three men were murdered in isolated Blackwater Canyon in New Mexico. The suspects were Billy the Kid and a number of his Regulators. This action, almost assuredly taken in retaliation for the death of the Kid’s friend, John Henry Tunstall, became the real catalyst in the Lincoln County War. In 2006, the author and a team of investigators searched for the remains of the men and related artifacts in the obscure canyon—the first to do so since the murders. The murders were reconstructed with the discovery of over thirty bullet cartridges.

As part of the reconstruction of the crime, the author widens the scope of his investigation by examining the lives and paths of all three victims: William S. “Buck” Morton, a Virginian fleeing from his past; Frank Baker, a mystery man who hid his real name and shady career; and William McCloskey, an elderly cowboy who unsuccessfully attempted to play the peacemaker. The myths and accounts of the three men and their murders are analytically separated. Connective events where the paths of the participants intersected, such as the death of John Tunstall, are likewise examined.

Legend and fact are separated in the case and its participants—both victims and suspects. Billy the Kid is justly portrayed as a human being wrought by conflicts. The Regulators and their opposition reveal character both good and bad. An investigative approach to this portion of the Billy the Kid saga corrects the record on some old assumptions and creates new avenues of insight and possibility.

David S. Turk is the Historian for the U.S. Marshals Service and is no stranger to historical “cold cases.” A graduate from George Mason University, he authored four books and numerous articles on various topics. His interest in Billy the Kid and the New Mexico’s Lincoln County War dates to 2003, when publicity crested over a case reopened by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. His studies resulted in this account of the murders in Blackwater Canyon.

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BLANEY PARK
A Novel
By Rebecca Calanni and Matthew Diment

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Emily Stewart, a free-lance artist and author of the study of upper Michigan wolves, is compelled to abandon the life and family she has been a part of since college and return to the soulful wilderness of Michigan's untamed upper peninsula. She discovers more than just a familiar love of the environment with the help of Elsie Brooks, a retired native of Blaney Park. With Elsie's wisdom as her guide, Emily faces not only the ghosts of her past, but the calling of her soul to become the free spirit she has longed for since childhood. She meets her first adversary in Conner Morley, a businessman who's only agenda is to profit from the destruction of not only the land she loves, but the pack of creatures who adopt Emily as one of their own. As they struggle to understand one another, they discover not only a love that may never be realized, but strength within themselves to face unimaginable challenges and true tests of character. Together they must choose between what civilization has defined and nature demands. While seemingly sacrificing all that is important to them, they are on a path to finding gratification within themselves beyond all expectations, as well as a bond to each other only understood by an alpha and its mate.

Rebecca Calanni, a Michigan native, graduated in 1979 and was best known for her musical talents and achievements. She began playing the piano at age three, writing at age five and receiving drum lessons at eleven. Throughout high school, she performed in a variety of bands and in 1979 was both the first female and drummer to receive her school’s annual Jazzman Award. Currently performing in a classic rock band and a duet torch song act, she lives in Colorado with her family.

Matthew Diment, also a Michigan native graduated in 1978, receiving the Mark Walker Memorial Award and the American Legion Award for Courage. He was struck with Perthis Disease at age four. Against doctor’s wishes, he played competitive baseball. Becoming one of Michigan’s top high school players, as a senior he was named to the All-State 2nd team. After college, he was named on a computer interface software patent. Matthew is also an avid golfer.

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THE BLUE WALL
A Grace Gleason Files Novel
By Donald Reichardt and Joyce Oscar

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Television crime reporter Grace Gleason doesn’t go looking for trouble, but in the news-gathering trade, pursuing the truth can be risky. An Atlanta station hires her to star in its news segment, “Crime and Corruption.” Reporting on Metro Atlanta’s underbelly thrusts Grace into the murky world of suburban drug wars, a treacherous Mexican cartel and a mysterious theft ring that leaves a trail of chaos. Fighting the silence of powerful people, Grace collaborates with a novice reporter and a veteran radio newsman to seek the real story behind the crimes and the resultant brutal murder of a strip club owner. But when she gets too close to the answers, Grace finds herself the target of a murderer. The Blue Wall is the second in the series, The Grace Gleason Files.

Donald Reichardt taught English and wrote for newspapers before launching a corporate career that culminated as executive director of advertising for the BellSouth Corporation. He left to freelance, writing more than sixty by-lined articles for magazines and business newspapers. Joyce Oscar began her career in radio, joined CNN as a video journalist, and was a reporter, anchor and producer at television stations in Georgia and Tennessee. She was a reporter and anchor for top-rated WSB-TV in Atlanta for more than twenty years and received many reporting awards, including four regional Emmy nominations.

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BLUFF WALK
A John McAlister Mystery
By Charles R. Crawford

"...Crawford has created a likeable main character with an engaging back story and lots of potential for serial development." --THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis"

"...it is just so ready to be on the screen." --Kacky Walton, WKNO-FM

"In BLUFF WALK, Charles Crawford, sends us (in the words of the late great Warren Zevon) lawyers, guns and money. But mostly, he sends us guns. I do like a good mystery. And that's precisely what Crawford delivers in BLUFF WALK. It's one of those curl-up-by-the-fireplace winter weekend reads." --TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL

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Private investigator John McAlister is looking for something different. Something that doesn’t involve the divorce surveillance work he is so good at. But when high-powered society attorney Amanda Baker hires him to find a missing accused crack dealer, John gets more change than he bargained for when he learns that other accused drug criminals have gone missing. John’s search leads him through a world of urban drug dealers, country honkytonks, high society and twisted law enforcement, with a stop at one of Amanda’s divorce trials. Along the way, he learns some things he would rather not know, and narrowly escapes with his life.

Set in Memphis and the surrounding Delta, Bluff Walk is a page-turning mystery thriller that captures the complexity of Southern society, high and low, and the haunting effects of the past on the present.

CHARLES R. CRAWFORD has practiced with one of the oldest and largest law firms in Memphis for over twenty years. Author of several published articles and reviews, Bluff Walk is his first novel. Mr. Crawford is currently at work on the second in the John McAlister Mystery series.

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BODIE GONE
A Science Fiction Novel of Suspense
By Bill Hyde

Believe it or not: a science fiction Western!

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THE BOOKWATCH reports: "BODIE GONE is a terrific, thoroughly entertaining debut novel for author Bill Hyde."

Frances “Tip” DeQuill—affluent housewife, mother, and sometimes newspaper writer—was mortified when the iron door clanked shut. Yes, she was locked up in the Bridgeport jail. Imprisonment marked the beginning of the price she would pay for investigating a sequence of ominous, unlikely events that had occurred close to Bridgeport and the nearby ghost town of Bodie, California.

Frances had been obsessed with trying to unravel the mystery of the strange things that had happened, much like prospectors who had been driven to seek Bodie’s “Veda Madre.” No warnings, no threats, and not even jail could divert her attention. Her quest for a story would take her back in time to the gold rush days and urge her to chronicle the stories of eight strangers who had struggled to reach Bodie seeking gold, love, lust, adventure or revenge. Her strangers would interact with some of the best known characters from the Old West and they would experience many historical happenings. But nothing they suffered would prepare them for their bizarre departure from Bodie.

Would Frances find the truth? Could she escape her hunters? Would she have time to expose the cover-up and find the real meaning of BODIE GONE?

Bill Hyde is a former Naval Officer with extensive business experience who has university degrees in both geology and industrial management. He has traveled extensively, panned for gold in the high country, and loped his horse over the Bodie Mountainsides. Bill thrives on a challenge and loves an adventure. This is his first novel.

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BOOTLEG MUSIC AND OTHER STORIES
By Robert W. Miles

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These six autobiographical stories range in time from 1929 to 1958 and in location from Lynchburg, Virginia to New York City. Engaging events are interspersed with reflection and analysis, but the story line is always the dominant element as we meet a struggling amateur athlete, a misbegotten short order cook, a disastrously incompetent military policeman, a victimized piano instructor at the Juilliard School of Music, a bar fly, and a struggling songwriter. Readers may well find experiences that feel familiar as they return to them more than once and share them with others.

Robert W. Miles, a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has a master’s degree in English, a library science degree, and many years experience in writing the music for musical theater works that have been produced in regional theaters throughout the United States. He has published many reviews of books about music in The Sewanee Review and has published articles on music in The New Republic. By contrast, the autobiographical stories in this volume, though not devoid of serious thought, are relaxed, informal, and often amusing. Miles is the son of the late Reverend Robert Whitfield Miles, DD, twenty-five of whose sermons were published by Sunstone Press under the title Eyes Forward: Messages for Today from Yesterday.

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BORDER CROSSINGS
A South-of-the Border Novel of Suspense
By John Fairweather

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MEXICO: In 1974, frantic with family tragedy, romantic failure and a lost sense of history, John flees the University of Alabama, his dead father, unfaithful fiancé, and fascination with his Confederate ancestors and steers his Mercury Capri south toward this country where he believes new myths can be created. In Mexico City, he encounters Tom, his ex-hippie artist mentor; Angie, a hedonistic child of the seventies who is Tom’s lover and John’s temptress; McNapp, the Mafia’s manager in Mexico who professes knowledge of President Kennedy’s assassination; and a host of burnt-out, dying of age characters from the sixties. This south-of-the-border mixture of violence, sex and pathos explodes into the violent enigma that is Mexico.

John Fairweather was born in 1951 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and graduated from The University of Alabama. He lived in Mexico and Alaskan Eskimo villages before settling in Tampa, Florida. Here, he teaches high school English, scuba dives, fly fishes, plays fantasy baseball and adores his wife Beth, daughters Mariah and Shiloh, and their old Cypress home. He still occasionally travels but not to Mexico.

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BORDER PATROL
A Memoir
By Alvin Edward Moore

SEE "PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK" BELOW.

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Smugglers, illegal aliens, shoot-outs and pretty women offering bribes were all a part of the daily life of early Border Patrol officers in the American West, specifically the border area between Arizona and Mexico. The time is the 1920s and the problems are still the same: danger, intrigue and death came with the territory as members of the U.S. Border Patrol tried to enforce the law along the narrow strip of land that separates the two countries. There is non-stop action as agents hunt down criminals, chase fugitives and go underground to break up a smuggling ring.

Alvin Edward Moore was a member of the U.S. Border Patrol on the Arizona-Mexico boundary between 1926 and 1928 and this book is based on his personal experiences. A retired naval officer and patent attorney, Moore also served with the CIA. He was formerly an American vice-consul in Mexico and has published four books and numerous short stories, articles and poems.

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BORN IN TIME
A Re-telling of the Traditional Christmas Nativity Story
By Mildred Cram

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Mildred Cram, the famous American author of the long-time best selling Forever and Kingdom of Innocents applies her special magic to a re-telling of the traditional Christmas Nativity story in modern terms. In addition to her many novels and short stories, Mildred Cram was known for her work in motion picture scripts as well as radio and television scripts. Her short story “Stranger Things” was included in the O. Henry Award story collection. She is also the author of another book from Sunstone Press, Sir, a political thriller.

Mildred Cram was born in Washington, DC, and educated at Barnard and abroad. “Love Affair,” “Wings Over Honolulu,” and “Stars Over Broadway” are some of the notable motion pictures she scripted.

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BOUNDED RATIONALITY
A Novel
By Pamela McCorduck

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They’re the golden couple of Santa Fe. With his vast wealth, Molloy has launched an innovative foundation. His new wife, Judith Greenwood, is an internationally known scientist, who works at the famous think-tank, the Santa Fe Institute, pursuing the sciences of complexity. They’ve found each other late in life, and their love story is the envy of everyone in town. Santa Feans yearn to be invited to the famous long table Molloy and his wife host every Sunday night, or to their monthly salon, for the best talk, the best food, and the best wine. Sure to be at these evenings are some of the couple’s closest friends, the “starchitect” Leandro Torres, known worldwide for his prize-winning buildings; the influential gallery owner, Nola Holliman; and the beautiful trilingual legal translator, Lucie Marchmont.

Yet each of these enviable men and women conceals a tragic personal story. When 9/11 occurs in faraway New York City, these privileged Santa Feans are deeply affected, and must struggle to keep their secrets hidden. An intergenerational struggle erupts, where fathers and sons, and even grandfathers, intrude on each other’s lives. As everyone negotiates the catastrophic autumn of 2001, two deaths, plus a nearly fatal car accident, intensify already raw emotions. Though each of these friends suffers deeply, and seeks consolation in very different ways, it is above all Molloy and his wife, the golden couple, who are forced to confront the cruelest meanings of the poem they’ve loved and read together, Paradise Lost.

Pamela McCorduck is the author or coauthor of ten published books, three of them novels. Bounded Rationality is the second in a projected series of Santa Fe Stories, a trilogy whose first book is The Edge of Chaos, also published by Sunstone Press. Her Machines Who Think, a history of artificial intelligence, was honored the year of its publication by the New York Public Library; and was reissued in 2004 in a 25th anniversary edition. She has recently written and lectured on “the singularity,” that future moment when computers might be more intelligent than their human creators.

Among her other books are The Universal Machine, a study of the worldwide intellectual impact of the computer, and Aaron's Code, an inquiry into the future of art and artificial intelligence. With Nancy Ramsey, she wrote The Futures of Women, four scenarios for women worldwide in the year 2015. She has consulted, and constructed future scenarios, for numerous firms in the transportation, financial, and high-tech sectors. She has appeared on CBS, CNN, and Public Television, and CNN devoted a two-part series to The Futures of Women. She divides her time between New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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BOWS AND ARROWS
An Archery Bibliography
By Howard Bobbs

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One of the earliest and most important inventions of fledgling mankind was that of the bow. The bow and arrow changed man’s history because it increased his ability to survive in what was often a hostile environment. Whether for good or evil, the bow and arrow became an integral part of expanding civilization until it was replaced by gunpowder. Today, archery is practiced both as a sport in itself and for hunting purposes. Archery is a skill. It can be taught. But it must be practiced and it requires a good eye and steady hands. Every enthusiast of an art or skill enjoys not only performing that art or skill but also reading about it. The collecting of books on a subject is a natural adjunct to performing and reading. The archer wants to have more than just his personal knowledge. He wants to have at his side the accumulated knowledge and history of all other archers. This small bibliography will help in that endeavor.

Howard Bobbs achieved national prominence as a painter of landscapes and people of New Mexico. Archery as well as the history of archery was a hobby he enjoyed.


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THE BOY WHO HEARS MUSIC
A Novel
By Robert Barlow Fox

Once when Robert and his wife were traveling in Kenya and Tanzania, they met a small Masai boy who wanted to “practice his English.” Fox saw the beginning of a story, and, like many writers, he asked the questions: “What if…?” This mystical book is the result.

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Alfred King, wealthy, retired, and in his seventies is traveling in Kenya on a photo safari when he meets Koro, a small Masai boy at a roadside stop who wants to “practice his English.” On a sudden impulse, King asks him if he would like to go to America. The boy is overjoyed and takes King to his village to receive permission from the tribal elders. They tell him that Koro has a unique gift: he hears strange music that often leads him to people needing help. The elders tell King that Koro is very special to his tribe, but if the boy wants to go they will regretfully give permission. Back in America, where King owns a large cattle ranch in Utah, Koro quickly adapts to his new lifestyle under the care of King and his rowdy ranch hands. Koro’s music leads him to help several people and he soon earns admiration from the everyone he meets. In school, Koro encounters prejudice, but also the friendship of an American Indian girl. In the meantime, he has grown to a tremendous height, as many of his people do, and in high school he becomes a star basketball player. Everyone expects him to pursue the sport professionally, but he surprises them all by following a much different dream.

Robert Barlow Fox served in the Navy in the Pacific and the Army in Europe. He was also a missionary for three years among the Maori people of New Zealand. He earned Bachelor and Masters degrees and did other graduate studies at the University of Utah and Utah State University and is now a retired educator. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has published short stories, articles, poetry, and essays in many magazines and journals. He also won three Freedom’s Foundation Awards. One, an essay on Abraham Lincoln, was read into the Congressional Record by then Senator Wallace F. Bennet of Utah. Robert Fox is also the author of TO BE A WARRIOR, INHERITED FAMILY, and THE SEEKER, all from Sunstone Press.

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BOY'S POND
A Novel
By Warren J. Stucki

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Suspended high above the desert floor like a hanged man dangling at the end of a rope, Shot Harry is detonated at exactly 5:05 a.m. on May 19, 1953. The predawn tranquility is butchered with three times the atomic rage of Hiroshima and “Dirty Harry’s” iridescent pink cloud rains burning radioactive particles on southern Utah. This event, plus an ill-fated volcano prank that kills two men (a friend and a sheriff’s deputy) and leaves another critically injured will change the lives of J.T. Kunz and Mick Graff forever. J.T. and Mick are charged with manslaughter in the deputy’s death. J.T. is devastated. Manslaughter is a felony and if convicted, he would have no chance of fulfilling his deathbed promise to his mother, namely, going on a mission for the Mormon Church. Mick, however, is unaffected. Though a Mormon, he has little time for religion. Mick’s health soon begins to deteriorate and he is diagnosed with acute myeloblastic leukemia, ostensibly from the radiation fallout. Faced with the prospect of his own death, Mick turns to God. J.T., on the other hand, is now becoming more cynical and disillusioned by God’s apparent indifference to Mick’s plight. He is forced to re-evaluate his own life and try to reconcile Mick’s imminent death with his religion’s conventional explanation of life, death and the hereafter.

Warren Stucki is a native of southern Utah. As a young boy, he viewed the detonation of several atomic tests. Now, as a practicing physician, he has witnessed the havoc these tests have wrought on the citizens of southern Utah. Following graduation from the University of Utah Medical School, Dr. Stucki specialized in urology. At Dixie Regional Medical Center he has served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and member of the Hospital Governing Board. In addition to Boy’s Pond, Dr. Stucki is the author of Hunting for Hippocrates and Sagebrush Sedition. Three others, beginning with Hemorrhage, followed by Mountain Mayhem and The Death of Samantha Rose, are part of a “Dr. Cooper” series of novels. A fourth book, Town Bell, is a prequel to the highly popular Boy's Pond.

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BREAKDOWN
How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen
By Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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The enormous effort--called the Manhattan Project--that produced the world's first atomic bomb was supposed to be the best kept secret of World War II. And the project's Los Alamos, New Mexico site, where the bomb was perfected, was supposed to have the tightest security of the project's other 37 installations across the United States. Even the vice president, Harry S. Truman, was kept in the dark initially until fate propelled him into the fray.

But this was an illusion. Evidence from Soviet and American sources have proven that at least three--and as many as six--Communist spies penetrated the security system at Los Alamos and shared the secret of the atomic bomb with the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union before the end of World War II.

Historian Richard Melzer now sheds new light on how security at Los Alamos broke down--not by examining this isolated site in New Mexico from the outside as many other authors have--but from within Los Alamos itself. Using interviews, memoirs, and formerly confidential files, Melzer shows that spies quite easily obtained security clearances, gained access to top secret information, and carried this information to their Soviet contacts without a hitch.

What Melzer tells us about the flaws of security in the past might well help those in charge of security today as the United States grapples with these problems in the aftermath of the Chinese espionage scandal that rocked Los Alamos and the entire American intelligence community. Includes a bibliography, historic photographs, and index.

BOOK NEWS reports: "A good survey of Los Alamos security and its many breaches."

NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL REVIEW said: "Anyone interested in the history of the atomic bomb will gain much from Melzer's fine treatment of the failure of wartime security and the loss of atomic secrets. This is a highly readable and recommended book."

RICHARD MELZER is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. A specialist in twentieth century New Mexico history, he has written many articles, chapters, and books about the American Southwest. He is a prize-winning author and a popular public speaker. Sunstone Press is also the publisher of Melzer's focused biography, ERNIE PYLE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST and WHEN WE WERE YOUNG IN THE WEST, TRUE HISTORIES OF CHILDHOOD.

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BREAKFAST NEW MEXICO STYLE
A Dining Guide
By Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco

A Dining Guide to More Than 100 Favorite, Fancy, Funky, & Family Friendly Restaurants with Over 80 Librarian-Recommended Books & Many Fun After-Breakfast Activities. Winner of the 2009 New Mexico Book Award for best travel guide.

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Where can you eat breakfast while overlooking the entire Tularosa Basin? Where can you see funky collections of memorabilia and eclectic art, including possibly the world’s largest velvet Elvis? Where can you sample a variety of burritos, huevos rancheros, and chilaquiles, in addition to such delicacies as piñon scones, Americana graburritos, a pork ‘n produce omelet, and perhaps the most mysterious: a hen grenade?

We’ve got the answers to all these questions! Imagine having a statewide network of librarians, busily researching the best places for you to have breakfast. Many of the eateries we describe are housed in historic buildings, several are located right on or very close to Historic Route 66, some have been used in films or TV, and more than one claims to be haunted.

Breakfast New Mexico Style is a dining guide to over 80 librarian-endorsed restaurants from Carlsbad to Aztec and Tucumcari to Silver City. Included are recommended reading and after breakfast activity suggestions. In person or from your armchair, travel to locales frequented by many of New Mexico’s famous and infamous, real and fictional characters: Smokey Bear, Billy the Kid, Robert Goddard, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Oppenheimer, Jim Chee & Joe Leaphorn, Claire Reynier, Kevin Kerney, Sasha Solomon, and the enigmatic Ultima, to name just a few.

New Mexico Magazine says: "Pick up this enjoyable, informative book before your next road trip--but be warned that it will have your mouth watering in no time."

Valerie Nye is a native of New Mexico. Educational opportunities and careers pulled her away from her native state for over ten years, but being far from home made her fully appreciate Santa Fe’s delightfully unique breakfasts all the more.

Kathy Barco grew up in Los Alamos. She has been a children’s librarian with the Albuquerque Public Library system and the youth services coordinator at the New Mexico State Library. She is the author of the award-winning READiscover New Mexico, A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy.

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BREAKFAST SANTA FE STYLE
A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky, and Family Friendly Restaurants
By Kathy Barco and Valerie Nye

"...very highly recommended for visitors and residents of the Santa Fe area for its extensive and acute knowledge of the best local dining facilities that will enhance any personal or family outing." MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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Where can you eat breakfast with a view of the Jemez Mountains? Where can you spy Elvis while drinking your morning cup of Joe? What breakfast restaurant could accommodate three kids, one dog, and two parents? Who serves a Grilled Chocolate Sandwich? Where is it possible to surf the Internet while enjoying Piñon Pancakes? Who do you call when you want to pick up twenty Breakfast Burritos for your coworkers?

We've got the answers to all of these questions! Think of us as your personal librarians, and come along to over fifty Santa Fe breakfast eateries. Take advantage of our extensive (and delicious) research. And, in honor of our profession, we've included recommendations for some great American Southwest books that perfectly match each restaurant.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and when you're in Santa Fe it's the best meal of the day. From quickie drive thru-breakfast burrito stands to leisurely weekend brunches, let this book be your guide to the wide array of breakfast--Santa Fe Style!

KATHY BARCO grew up in Los Alamos. She left the Land of Enchantment for college and life as a military wife, mom, and freelance writer in various locations, including Guam. A craving for green chile and mountains drew her home to New Mexico. She has worked as a children's librarian with the Albuquerque Public Library system and more recently as Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library.

VALERIE NYE is a native of New Mexico. Educational opportunities and careers pulled her away from her native state for over ten years, but being far from home made her fully appreciate Santa Fe’s delightfully unique breakfasts all the more. Nye is currently an assistant professor and Serials Librarian at the College of Santa Fe.

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BRIDE OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL
A Historical Novel
By Jean M. Burroughs

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June 11, 1846: "Now the prairie life begins..." And thus begins the story of America's first white woman to travel the Santa Fe Trail from Independence, Missouri, to Chihuahua, Mexico--a distance of 1,300 miles. Susan Shelby Magoffin and her well-to-do husband, Samuel, 27 years her senior, experience one trial after another. But the blood of pioneers is in their veins and neither wolves nor Indians, the Mexican War nor the loss of their first child will stop the wheels of their wagons. Based on the trail journal of the heroine, BRIDE OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL is Jean M. Burroughs' salute to the courage and greatness of a little-known figure in American history. It is not the story of the little woman behind the big man--but quite the reverse. In the end her battered Rockaway carriage becomes a symbol of a landscape almost too bleak for human habitation: "...its wheels patched and mended, its broken top reinforced with assorted studs of used lumber...its shiny black paint dulled by wind-driven sand..." Truly the narrative of a first-woman, a first-voyage which, in the words of Jean M. Burroughs becomes, like the battered Rockaway carriage, a trip into the deep space of our ancestors' time. Burroughs is also the author of CHILDREN OF DESTINY.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-042-8
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BROKEN CONTRACT
A Love Story
By Martin Kraidin

“I may not have been the man I thought, but I was not going to ruin the life of the woman I loved for some pyrrhic victory. To be any sort of man, I had to let go. I couldn’t be bought and yet I paid the ultimate price.” —Martin Kraidin

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When a college all American named Martin Kraidin saw a high school honey named Lynn Konick walk across the campus it was not just love at first sight it a was future so bright, so envied, it was set in the astrological stars. Marty was a promising dental student, both at the top of his class academically and head of his class in popularity as the student body president. Lynn, an attractive but shy high school gal who’d been sheltered by her very successful Main Line Philadelphia parents, blossomed in the wake of Marty’s drive and ambition. Theirs was to be the quintessential love story. But how could it have all gone so wrong? His young wife ripped from his arms and heart, a son he was never to see…plunging both into a two decade odyssey of ill-fated relationships, love turning to hate, an emotional void. Could it have all just been the lust of youth and not a love for the ages? In 1984 a letter arrived for Dr. Kraidin from a young Stephen Levinson. Stephen Levinson was the son Marty had never known and the link to the only love he had ever known. The letter was the key to a second chance—at life, at love. For theirs was a love that was meant to be. Nothing would now keep them apart or so they thought. This is the true story of two people who may have been able to defy the odds…but not the fates.

Martin Kraidin, MD, was both a successful periodontist with practices both in the Northeast and Southern Florida and a pioneer in the field of laser dental surgery. Today, Dr. Kraidin is retired to Southern California where he enjoys a new round of success as a philanthropist, father and grandfather.

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BROKEN HEARTS
A Suspense Novel of Crime and Mystery
By Bob Levy

“I read it on my trip to Okinawa. It’s very good. I could hardly put it down.” —President Bill Clinton

“Levy has crafted a lively and entertaining mystery with a special appeal.” —The Commercial Appeal, Memphis

“Bob Levy weaves a delightful tale of suspense and mystery, and the pages go flying by.” —John Grisham

“…a fine piece of writing…with crimes of such horror that even cynics will double-lock doors before perusing the next chapter.” —The Roanoke Times

“…a tense, engaging story that is especially good for putting chills down the reader’s spine!” —Library Bookwatch

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The man had killed ten women across Virginia and Tennessee and was electrocuted for his crimes back in the late fifties. But he had left a cryptic message scratched on his death cell wall for his captor, detective Joe O’Riley, whose young wife had been the criminal’s final victim.

Now, decades later, another string of murders are working their way across the same two states, taking place in the very same old movie theaters. Expertly applied makeup leaves each victim resembling a different screen star from the fifties era. This evolving trail of death both horrifies and intrigues the now-retired Memphis Chief of Police O’Riley. His investigative fire is rekindled just as his love life returns—dormant since the death of his wife those many years ago.

The striking similarity of the crimes, along with clues left at the crime scenes, baffle the police, the medical examiner, and O’Riley. Could this be a copycat? Or is the perpetrator’s identity more sinister? A cat-and-mouse game between police and killer quickly escalates as the murders continue and once again, the love of O’Riley’s life is planted firmly in the killer’s path.

Bob Levy is also the author of

Past Tense, the suspense-thriller sequel to Broken Hearts from Sunstone Press, and From the Coin’s Point of View, a Roman history/short story collection. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. A retailer by trade with Oak Hall, a specialty clothing store founded by his great-great-grandfather in 1859, the author resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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BROTHERS OF LIGHT
The Penitentes of the Southwest
By Alice Corbin Henderson

Introduction to this edition by Lynn Cline.

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In New Mexico, during Lent and Holy Week each year, the Penitent Brotherhood enacts a primitive Passion Play, which in its traditional ritual of self-torture represents a curious survival of the Middle Ages. Much lurid journalism has been devoted to the Penitentes, but in this sympathetic account by Alice Corbin Henderson, an eye-witness, the ceremonies are presented in their true aspect, with the historic background and reason for the survival clearly indicated. From this it appears that the religious custom of self-inflicted penance was introduced into the Southwest as early as 1598 by the Franciscan priests who accompanied Don Juan de Oñate and his soldiers and colonists on their way to the permanent settlement of the province of New Mexico—originally embracing all of our present Southwest. From that day the customs then inaugurated have been traditionally observed by the humble descendants of the Conquistadores.

Alice Corbin and William Penhallow Henderson lived in New Mexico and know its people and its colorful landscape intimately. The striking illustrations in black and white that appeared in the original 1937 edition are an integral part of the text of this new edition.

Also included in this edition along with an introduction by Lynn Cline is “Alice Corbin, An Appreciation” from New Mexico Quarterly Review in 1949, an article by Marc Simmons from The Santa Fe New Mexican, and a review of the book from New Mexico Quarterly at the time of publication of the original edition in 1937 by T. M. Pearce.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-894-3
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THE BRUJO'S WAY
First in the Buenaventura Series
By Gerald W. McFarland

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Don Carlos Buenaventura, a powerful brujo in his sixth life, practices a benign form of sorcery based on his motto “Do no harm.” His great powers derive from intensive training in heightened awareness akin to Eastern yogic disciplines rather than from incantations, spells, or aid from demon allies. He is accidentally born in 1684 into an aristocratic Catholic family in Mexico City, a social and religious milieu in which his identity as a brujo, if known, would put him in mortal danger. In repressing any sign that he is other than an ordinary young man, he forgets both his brujo powers and who he really is.

Exiled at nineteen to the remote frontier town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is exposed during the journey northward to wild desert landscapes that awaken his forgotten powers. In Santa Fe he resumes his conventional persona to protect what he now recognizes is his true identity and is caught in the tension of trying to live two lives. An arduous return trip to Mexico City and back further intensifies his brujo powers, leading to many adventures, including dangerous encounters with an evil sorcerer, an Apache war party, and a woman devotee of an ancient Aztec goddess, and also stimulates his recall, in dreams, of his brujo training in past lives. A chance meeting in Mexico City with a woman trained in Tantric spirituality is life-changing, opening him to other dimensions of consciousness. Returning to Santa Fe, he faces the task of learning to unite his Brujo’s Way with his new spiritual path.

A native Californian, Gerald W. McFarland received his doctorate in U.S. history from Columbia University (1965) and taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for forty-four years. During that time he published four books in his field. He received many honors, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; the Colonial Dames of America cited his book, A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West, as one of the three best books in American history published in 1985. He and his wife live in rural Western Massachusetts.

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BRUSHY BILL
Proof that His Claim to be Billy the Kid was a Hoax
By Roy L. Haws

This book proves that a man named Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid of Old West days.

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For many years, a man known as Brushy Bill Roberts proclaimed to all who would listen that he was the historical and legendary Billy the Kid, alive and well. And there were various books written that claimed this to be true. As a result, many became convinced of the validity of Brushy’s claim and Brushy's elaborate fable has continued to capture the imagination. In this book, the author has attempted to dispel the elaborate hoax once and for all. Brushy Bill Roberts was not Billy the Kid. He was, in fact, just an interesting elderly man, known by his family and acquaintances as a colorful Old West storyteller.

Roy L. Haws has experienced a variety of careers after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a sales engineer and sales manager for electrical equipment manufacturers, a country music artist manager and record producer, the publisher of Indie Bullet Country Music magazine, a cattleman in East Texas, a mathematics instructor at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas, and an Internet college textbook retailer.

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BUCK'S COUNTRY
A Novel of the Modern West
By Joel H. Bernstein

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Buck Cooper was a confused and uncertain cowboy. After more than a dozen years of fighting long winters, the droughts, and the emptiness of Montana, he was at long last headed back to his beloved New Mexico, hoping it would finally be the culmination of a dream he had been nurturing for years. All he wanted to do was see the sun for the whole year and never again endure winter for eight long months. Was it the right move? Only time would tell.

Joel H. Bernstein has been a tenured college professor, writer, bareback rider, cowboy and rancher for more than fifty years in Wyoming, Montana, Arizona and New Mexico. He has been involved with rodeo as a contestant, college rodeo coach, producer, and writer. In addition he has been the president of three major western associations and he twice judged the Miss Rodeo Montana pageant and served two terms on the New Mexico State Veterinary Grievance Committee. He was also national director of “Indian Pride on the Move.” He still owns a large ranch overlooking the historic San Rafael Valley in Arizona and now lives with his wife Gail on a smaller place outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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BUCKSKIN AND SATIN
A Novel of the Wild West
By Romain Wilhelmsen

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On July 14, 1882, the notorious Texas gunman, John Peters Ringo, was found beneath a blackjack oak tree some distance from Tombstone, Arizona, with a bullet in his head. Colonel Henry Hooker, Billy Breakenridge, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday were all suspected of doing him in, but charges were never brought against anyone. Was this going to be an unsolved mystery? The answer could lie in this blending of fact with fiction woven into the lives of these famous characters of the Old West, and those of the less-well-known Frank Buckskin Leslie, bartender, part-time army scout, and awesome gunfighter; the woman he wanted--the beautiful and fiercely independent Nell Cashman; and Louis Hancock, a big, black rancher determined to avenge a heinous crime.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said: "Wilhelmsen's vivid imagination roams on a loose leash and comes upon as good a solution as any to the unsolved mystery of Johnny Ringo's death."

BOOKLIST reported: "Readers vicariously experience the West's seminal events through the eyes of a deeply flawed but somehow admirable Everyman. Adding tremendous depth is a romance that may be western fiction's best since Jack Schaefer gave us Shane and Marion almost a half-century ago."

The author has been an adventure film producer and lecturer, and a past director of the Los Angeles Adventurers Club. He has traveled extensively throughout South America, Africa, Mexico, and the southwestern United States, and through his numerous appearances on television here and abroad, became known as The Legend Hunter. He rafted down the Amazon River, is credited with the discovery of a Pre-Inca city in the Andes Mountains of Peru, and the discovery of Spanish Conquistador armor once exhibited at the Southwestern Museum in Los Angeles. Romain Wilhelmsen also made international news after being attacked by bandits while exploring in the mountains of Columbia, and wounded in the gunfight which ensued. His accounts of these exploits have been published in a number or men's magazines. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and presently lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

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THE BUCKSKINS
A Novel
By Albert R. Booky

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Nat Cochran, a young Virginia adventurer teams up with Rees Marquette who is an old French Canadian trapper, and learns the ways of the mountain man in the 1800s. On their way west, they become guides to the Wyandot Indian nation in its effort to relocate west of the Mississippi River. The two later lend assistance to three mountain men who are trapped by a large number of Comanches who are in search of a mysterious phenomenon whom they believe to be a god. Exciting episodes with Comanches, Apaches, a cattle drive, and encounters with the Mexican officials in New Mexico challenge the survival skills of these two men and their friends before they finally settle in the Jicarilla Mountain area to establish a ranch.

ALBERT R. BOOKY was an educator, author, and researcher. His other two books from Sunstone Press are Apache Shadows and Son of Manitou. All his books are based on solid historical facts.

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BURIED TREASURES
Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History
By Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

Many historic photographs.

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New Mexico history is filled with noteworthy men, women, and children, usually deserving of high praise and admiration. Sadly, few of these famous New Mexicans are honored with monuments to remind us of their achievements in every field, from art and literature to military service and rocket science. Historian Richard Melzer attempts to rectify this neglect with an impressive new book about famous New Mexico gravesites, usually the only monuments left to honor the human treasures who helped shape so much of our state, national, and often international history. The gravesites belong to both famous and infamous characters, from Billy the Kid to Kit Carson, Elfego Baca, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Geronimo (buried in exile in Oklahoma). The result of Melzer’s coast-to-coast quest for the gravesites of deserving New Mexicans is a book filled with vivid photographs, compelling stories, humorous epitaphs, and valuable information. With so much data about so many New Mexicans, this book is destined to serve as a major reference work for historians, genealogists, students, and librarians for years to come. With so much good history and a concluding chapter of truly unusual gravesites found in New Mexico, casual readers will be engaged and entertained as well.

RICHARD MELZER is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. He is an award-winning author of many books and articles about New Mexico, including two grade school textbooks to be published in anticipation of New Mexico’s centennial celebration of statehood in 2012. He is the President of the Historical Society of New Mexico. Sunstone Press has published three of his previous books, including Ernie Pyle in the American Southwest, Breakdown: How the Secret of the Atomic Bomb was Stolen during World War II, and When We Were Young in the West: True Stories of Childhood.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-531-7
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THE BURRO OF ANGELITOS
By Peggy Pond Church

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The Burro of Angelitos, charming and beautifully illustrated as it is, delightful to children and their adults, is actually a bit of a political statement. In 1930s New Mexico, artists, writers and ethnologists were convinced that the coming of modernity would mean the end of a way of life that they found original and beautiful and unique. Fortunately, the adventures of this independent little burro of the past, in a community that might be one of several villages still to be found in Northern New Mexico, will charm us today.

While some might expect Tranquilidad de Oñate, the burro’s companion, to be a caricature, Gigi Johnson, the illustrator of this book, saw him as a handsome representation of an isolated, beautiful lifestyle that is now history. However, he is also a man who needs to find meaning in his life, as Peggy Pond Church intended, and as a small lesson in the story for children. The humor in the language of the book will bring smiles, especially when read aloud, while the quality of the illustrations enrich the lovely story revived so handsomely by Sunstone Press.

Margaret Hallett Pond, who became known as Peggy Pond Church, was born on a ranch in the Territory of New Mexico in 1903 at a place called Valmora. She was the daughter of Ashley Pond Jr., son of a wealthy Detroit attorney, and Hazel Hallett Pond, the granddaughter of a former governor of Arkansas who retired from politics to become a rancher in Mora County. As a teenager, Peggy was sent to boarding schools in California and Connecticut, and by the time she entered Smith College, her poetry had already achieved recognition and won awards. Peggy married Fermor Spencer Church in 1924 and they were the parents of three sons.

In addition to The Burro of Angelitos, originally published in 1936, she is the author of Foretaste and Familiar Journey (both in new editions from Sunstone Press), as well as Ultimatum for Man and The House at Otowi Bridge among others.

She died October 23, 1986, a date of her “own choosing.”

In 2010, a children’s story written by Peggy in the 1930s was published as a bilingual book titled Shoes for the Santo Niño, and in 2011 the story was adapted to become a children’s opera.

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BURST AFRESH
Poems
By Larry Frank

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The voice in the poems of Siftings as well as those of Burst Afresh, Frank’s second and final collection, are at times humorous, at other times scalding, at still other times full of charm—even playfully silly—but, in the end they are honest—a human being speaking to other human beings—and intimate.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Larry Frank graduated from the University of California Berkeley in English literature and philosophy and traveled in Europe and India before enrolling at UCLA’s cinema school. He wrote, directed, and produced educational films and a fictional feature that won an Edinburgh Film Festival award. After locating in northern New Mexico, Larry Frank studied Native American cultures and Spanish Colonial art, researching and collecting materials from both cultures for over forty years. He wrote a major book on New Mexico santos, The New Kingdom of the Saints. He lectured on santos at Stanford University, Roswell Museum, the University of New Mexico, and Saint John’s College Santa Fe in conjunction with an exhibit of his collection. Author of Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians and Indian Silver Jewelry of the Southwest, Frank also co-wrote A Land So Remote, a three volume set featuring Religious Art of New Mexico (1780-1907) and Wooden Artifacts of Frontier New Mexico (1700s-1900s). Frank is also the author of Train Stops, a book of short stories; Fragments of a Mask, a novel; and a collection of poems, Siftings, all from Sunstone Press. His landmark collection of Native American and Spanish religious iconography is now part of the permanent collection of the State of New Mexico at the Palace of Governors in Santa Fe. Married to the well-known artist, Alyce Frank, they raised three children, Ross, Melissa, and Chad. Larry Frank died peacefully at home and in his sleep while napping on August 7, 2006.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-664-2
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BUT TIME AND CHANCE
The Story of Padre Martinez of Taos, 1793-1867
By Fray Angelico Chavez

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

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Fray Angelico Chavez, articulate and well-versed in New Mexicana, vividly records the life of the controversial Padre of Taos so that the reader gains full measure of his surroundings and of the times. Martínez was continually at the forefront of the public and political forums . . . a master of jurisprudence and canon law . . . a champion of the underdog. With the advent of Bishop Lamy, public attention became focused on these two dynamic personalities. Their philosophic differences ultimately led to Martínez' suspension and excommunication. Chavez was a curious and indefatigable researcher and he used these talents well while delving into the facts and legends surrounding Padre Martinez' "most poignant and colorful life-drama . . . a personality to be reckoned with, whether as hero or villain, or both." Readers will, at once, share with Chavez his absorption in this man and, "also wonder . . . how such a phenomenon could have sprouted and bloomed under the most adverse circumstances of time and place."

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BYGONE DAYS OF THE OLD WEST, REVISITED
By Fred Lambert

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This unique collection of poetry and pen and ink drawings recall the lore, traditions and romance of the Old West. Originating from recollections of Fred Lambert’s childhood in New Mexico, as well as carefully chronicled stories gleaned from legends and traditions picked up during his years as a lawman, it gives a glimpse into life on the American western frontier that is no more. Bold artwork accompanying each and every tale entertains and transports the reader back in time.

Fred Lambert was a lawman, poet and artist. He was born in 1887 in Cimarron, New Mexico in the historic St. James Hotel, which was built and owned by his father, Henry Lambert. He knew many famous and infamous characters including Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, Black Jack Ketchum, Charlie Siringo, Pawnee Bill Lillie, and Buckskin Charley. He grew up working on his father's cattle ranch and bartending in the saloon at the St. James. At age sixteen he became Deputy Sheriff of Colfax County, a Commission he retained for thirty years. In 1910 he became Marshal of Cimarron at age 23 and in 1911 he received a governor's appointment to the New Mexico Mounted Police.


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ISBN: 978-0-86534-904-9
490 pp.,$45.00


CABALLEROS
The Romance of Santa Fe and the Southwest
By Ruth Laughlin

Facsimile of the Revised 1945 Edition with a new Foreword by Marcia Muth. On the Cover: Detail from “Old Santa Fe Trail,” mural in the United States Court House, Santa Fe, by William Penhallow Henderson from "A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico" by Jacqueline Hoefer, published by Sunstone Press.

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This complete history of Santa Fe was written after extensive research and with understanding and a touch of humor. It covers all aspects of Spanish-American traditions, customs, and culture. Although first published in 1931, and revised in 1945, it is still relevant today. The author, born in Santa Fe, captures the elusive quality which makes the atmosphere of the city so appealing and writes with fluent ease of the history of the Southwest from the days of the Conquistadores. She covers every aspect of the life of the region including the political situation of the time with its Japanese Detention Camp, its art, its crafts, its architecture, and of the land and its climate.

The 1945 edition includes a detailed index, and an additional chapter and glossary. Readers of this book will get a greater understanding of the past of this popular city that will add its enjoyment in the present time. An added bonus are the illustrations by Norma Van Sweringen, a well-known Southwestern artist in the 1930s.

Ruth Laughlin, a Santa Fe, New Mexico native, was born in 1889 and died in 1962. Educated at Colorado College and the Columbia School of Journalism, she was a writer for the Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times and various popular magazines. As a result of her interest and research into the history of the American Southwest, she wrote two books: Caballeros (1931, revised in 1945) and The Wind Leaves No Shadow (1948, and expanded in 1951 with a cast of characters, additional chapters and glossary). Both books are considered to be classics of Southwestern American literature.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-599-7
444 pp.,$32.95


CALIFORNIA PALMS
A Collection of Short Stories
By Marnell Jameson

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In her first collection of short stories, Marnell Jameson goes close to the heart, bringing us tender and sometimes painful looks at growing up and growing older, missed connections, things taken for granted, and other common threads of humanity. We experience the heartbreaking rift between husband and wife in the aftermath of their only child’s death. We relive the impatient curiosity of two adolescent girls “eager to move on with life.” And we sense the superficial emptiness of an upscale crowd that frequents a well-known shopping plaza. Like the California palms, all the stories reach far below the surface, only to rise singularly high above the lanscapt to offer perspectives not easily forgotten.

A fifth generation native of California, Marnell Jameson writes about her homeland with the authenticity of one thoroughly steeped in her quirky cultural climate. She received her master’s degree in creative writing from Vermont College, her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University, has won numerous professional writing awards, and has taught writing a UCLA Extension.

“Reading California Palms is like walking in a hall of shinny little mirrors, catching glimpses of yourself—some amusing and some more than a little frightening. Don’t be surprised if you are still thinking about the stories days after you have put down the book.” —Albuquerque Journal

“The beauty of this book doesn’t come from loving depictions of happiness; the stories are often careful presentations of unease as they are chronicles of satisfaction. The collection of diverse fictions comes together in the impulses of involvement and investment moving the stories—a fine and generous harmonizing force.” —Cimarron Review

“A colorful montage of people and life reflective of her California heritage. Jameson offers an unsettling and painful glimpse at the callous superficiality of daily life.” —Booklist

“Short story writing is a special art and takes a certain kind of talent. Jameson has that ability.” —Book Chat

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-140-1
88 pp.,$16.95

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THE CAMINO REAL (THE KING'S ROAD) ACTIVITY BOOK
Projects for Children That Educate About Spanish Settlers in the American Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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The Camino Real was important in the early development and settlement of the American Southwest. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities detailing the long and scenic trade route between the Western Territories and old Mexico. Children learn about the Camino Real through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting history of our multi-cultural Southwestern environment. The author has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

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Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-218-7
48 pp.,$16.95


CANNIBAL PLATEAU
A Mystery Novel
By Joe wise

BASED ON HISTORIC FACTS: THE ONLY AMERICAN EVER CONVICTED OF CANNIBALISM!

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This exciting novel is based on actual events surrounding the trial of convicted murderer and cannibal Alfred Packer, the only American ever to be convicted of cannibalism.

On a spring day in 1874, a reporter for Harper's Weekly traveling with a surveying party on a wilderness road through a remote mountain valley in Colorado's San Juan mountains, wandered onto an abandoned campsite where he found the mutilated and rotting bodies of five men. Immediately a search began for Alfred Hammit (Packer), a hapless drifter and the sole survivor of the ill-fated prospecting expedition, suspected of murdering the five men and living off their bodies during the severe winter weather that had trapped them. Fascinated by the compelling details of this 120-year-old case, David Walton and his friend Jack Fuller team up to reinvestigate the mysterious events surrounding the prospectors' deaths and the two trials that led to Hammit's conviction. Before the end of what at first seems like an academic exercise, Walton and Fuller find themselves digging up graves, trailing a suspected drug dealer through the mountains and dealing with the murder of a local mine operator.

LIBRARY BOOKNOTES called it a "fascinating historical thriller." Tony Hillerman said: "People who love good writing are going to love CANNIBAL PLATEAU. Joe Wise is an artist with words--every sentence clear and true. A Winner!"

And...there's even been a movie and a musical (one of its creators is Trey Parker of BLAME CANADA fame) about the subject. Joe Wise's book gives another whole side to the subject!

JOE WISE, a physician and freelance writer, was born in Texas and has traveled extensively throughout the Rocky Mountain West. He has written for Military History of Texas and the Southwest, the Journal of the West, American History, Sunset, New Mexico Magazine and the Travel Section of The New York Times. CANNIBAL PLATEAU was judged Best Historical Novel at the 1995 Southwest Writers Workshop. He currently lives with his wife in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is working on his next novel. His second novel, IN THE MORO, was published by Western Reflections and won an Award for Fiction from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association in 2000.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-262-0
158 pp.,$14.95

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-360-3
160 pp.,$12.95


CANYON ROAD
Fourth in the Rhett and Toni Detective Series
By A. P. Greenwood

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Niels Larsen, a forty-year old Houston philanthropist is murdered late at night in southwest Santa Fe. Police find cocaine in his rental car, a nine millimeter gun in his hand, and officially report the crime as the result of a drug deal gone bad. Larsen’s wife, Jan, hires Rhett and Toni Sanders to determine the real motivation for the murder, thus becoming the first client for the Sanders Investigation Agency.

The investigation leads Rhett and Toni to Canyon Road, the heart of the art district of Santa Fe, and uncovers a web of intrigue involving adultery, art forgery and the Russian mob. Even though the FBI and local police get involved, there are more murders, near murders, and plenty of suspense in this fast moving tale set mostly in the enchanted capital city of New Mexico.

A. P. Greenwood spent most of his professional life in advertising and marketing research until he began his writing career in 2004. He is also the author of Lakota Betrayal, The Improbable .38, Last Tour of Duty, Something Else in Common, and An Uncertain Suicide, all from Sunstone Press. A native Texan, he lives in Houston with his wife, Tanya.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-909-4
266 pp.,$22.95

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CAPTAIN FROM CORFU
A Novel of Adventure and Romance
By Muriel Maddox

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It is April 1970 and Nikos Meletis, the captain of a Greek cruise ship, is returning from the Caribbean with a charter of German tourists. He docks at Venice to pick up a group of Americans. One of them will change his life. Nikos Meletis is forty-six, tall and darkly handsome, a hero of the Greek resistance during World War II. He has been a seaman for twenty-five years, a captain for the Delphinaki Lines for twelve. His wife and two sons live in Athens and he seldom sees them. At the welcoming cocktail party he meets Alexa Hollister, a beautiful young widow, traveling alone. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with her two small daughters. Her husband was killed tragically the year before and she is just starting to pull her life together, but she is cautious, not wanting to be hurt. But Alexa and Nikos fall deeply in love and this story of adventure and drama surrounding two people from different worlds leads to a surprising conclusion.

CELEBRITY-SOCIETY MAGAZINE said: "Romance at its best...ought to hit the best-seller list and will definitely remain in your heart for a lifetime!"

MURIEL MADDOX is also the author of LLANTARNAM, LOVE AND BETRAYAL, NOELA and THAT MAN IN RIO and MYRA'S DAUGHTERS, all from Sunstone Press. She has traveled extensively in Greece and on Greek cruise ships and visited the islands of Corfu, Rhodes and Mykonos. She lives in Los Angeles where she is currently working on a new novel.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-287-3
280 pp.,$22.95

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-528-7
280 pp.,$19.95

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CAROB COOKBOOK
For Those Who Love Chocolate, But Can't Eat It
By Tricia Hamilton

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Here’s a cookbook for anyone who loves the taste of chocolate but doesn’t want the caffeine, fat or the fear of allergic reaction to chocolate. Enjoy over 90 recipes that use carob instead of chocolate and get a flavor that mimics it almost exactly with the added benefits of fiber, vitamin B complex, 15 minerals including calcium, and less calories. Whether you want to cut down on chocolate, eliminate it from you diet entirely, or just add carob for its healthy benefits, you can still enjoy special treats with that rich chocolaty flavor.

Tricia Hamilton is an experienced dessert expert who lives in the foothills between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She and her husband raise and train horses and lead a year-round outdoor life. She continues to develop new recipes that are both nutritious and tasty.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-135-7
112 pp.,$18.95

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CATS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A humorous, accurate account of the instincts and habits of cats for young readers.

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Wild cats, tame cats, alley cats, barn cats--all kinds of cats fill the pages of this science picture book for younger readers. It grew out of years spent by the author in studying cats and keeping them as pets. The physical characteristics of cats, their instincts and habits are described and explained. There is an interesting section on how to play with a kitten or cat, what kind of den to construct and directions for making it. There are rules for raising healthy, happy cats--how to feed them, keep their quarters clean, and train them. In the last part of the book, the author takes up the whole cat family--lions, tigers, cheetahs, and their cousins--and he ends with a brief history of our pets as we know them today. The amusing and informative pictures on every page not only illustrate the text, but provide a wealth of additional information. Younger children will find endless entertainment in the pictures, and there is no age limit to those who will enjoy the informal, authentic text.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-645-1
84 pp.,$18.95

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CAUGHT HEART
Poems
By Noreen Norris

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Caught Heart offers a poignant look at how heart and mind cannot be separated. Noreen Norris’s words integrate the familiar with the surreal: conflicted pleasures of childhood; the power of illness, death, and rebirth—seals in a flooded basement, Jews on the Madonna’s lap. She pits the tenderness in people and in nature against hardness—our nobility against our dark sides. Exploring daily life, the strength needed in times of chaos, and the return of joy, Norris speaks a vivid truth. “Scrambling down the mountain through wailing wind / I’m forced to think of cherry blossoms.”

Noreen Norris, born in Highland Park, Michigan, grew up in Detroit and its suburbs. She graduated from Detroit’s Wayne State University before moving to San Francisco in 1959. She has been a bookstore manager, an advertising copy editor, print production manager for Regis McKenna Public Relations, and a member of a grant-giving team at the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. Before relocating to Santa Fe in 1995, Norris and her husband wrote marketing documents for Silicon Valley executives.

“Noreen Norris writes like the sea coming in and going out, leaving surreal traces of family life mixed with the haiku of flowers, loss, and love strewn across the beach of her life. This is risky, fearless writing by a poet willing to pause in the silence long enough to shout her honesty, leaving echoes for us to hear again and again in our own lives.” —James McGrath, author of At the Edgelessness of Light and Speaking with Magpies, both from Sunstone Press

“Even as Noreen Norris’s poems expose the ‘hidden rifts in a mortal heart’ and the difficult sorrows of our time, they portray the world with a clear-eyed dispassion, a quietly authoritative exactness of vision, a nucleus of joy. Haiku of birds, clouds, narcissi, and bombs intersperse with portraits and scenes ranging the decades. Memories, ‘so much lint,’ are not so much preserved as relived, with the dead humming alongside us, and a grandmother’s voice ‘like a mourning dove’s call/ when first light shines/ through silver rain.’ Historical memory, imagination, the lived life, and the life of the spirit share these pages with a rich grace.” —Carol Moldaw, author of The Widening, a lyric novel, and The Lightning Field, winner of the 2002 FIELD Poetry Prize.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-655-0
144 pp.,$16.95


CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE
Fifty Years of Contemporary Native Arts at IAIA, 1962–2012
By Ryan S. Flahive, Compiler and Editor

Essays, Photographs, and Historical Manuscripts Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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On a 140-acre campus on the high plains south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) stands as a world leader in contemporary Native arts and culture education—an educational institution committed to “difference.” This fifty year history explores some basic questions. How is IAIA different from other colleges? What is it about the history, structure, location, and curriculum that makes it a special institution? How did a school that began as an experiment in American Indian arts education progress from a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) high school to a junior college to an accredited non-profit baccalaureate institution in less than fifty years? And what does the next fifty years have in store?

Published in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of IAIA, this compilation of historical documents, photographs, essays, and conversations illuminates the history and role of art education at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Ryan S. Flahive is the archivist for the Institute of American Indian Arts. He has dedicated his career to education, museums, and public history and specializes in digital preservation and manuscript curation. Flahive earned his bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri and holds a master’s degree in history and a graduate certificate in museum studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-913-1
182 pp.,$19.95


CENTURIES OF HANDS
An Architectural History of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Taos, New Mexico
By Van Dorn Hooker with Corina A. Santistevan

Photographs, Drawings, Bibliography

“Hooker was the University Architect in Albuquerque when he became involved with preservation issues at St. Francis of Assisi in 1966. He and Corina A. Santistevan, archivist for the church, present an in-depth historical view of the church through an examination of its role in the community, its architectural construction, its interior furnishings and the various solutions (and mistakes) undertaken to restore it. An excellent, detailed analysis of the life of a building.” (Books of the Southwest)

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St. Francis of Assisi Church in Taos, New Mexico, is one of the most widely recognized buildings in the United States. It has been photographed by thousands of people who have visited it including professional photographers, and painted by scores of artists in various media. Its image has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers and travel brochures. But the church did not always look like it does today. Since its original construction in the early nineteenth century, it has gone through many periods of remodeling. In the recent past, St. Francis of Assisi Church has been the focus of historic preservation by a devoted congregation and the priests who led them. Their united effort saved the church from serious deterioration and abandonment. An annual program of replastering with mud in addition to repair and repainting are keeping the church in better condition than ever before. The writing of this book was inspired by this effort.

Van Dorn Hooker, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, was the university architect for the University of New Mexico from 1963 until he retired in 1987. Prior to that he was a partner in the architectural firm of McHugh and Hooker, Bradley P. Kidder and Associates, Santa Fe, architects for many churches in New Mexico including Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe and St. James Episcopal Church in Taos. He followed the restoration of St. Francis of Assisi Church for many years and his collection of notes and photographs made this book possible.

Corina Santistevan, the archivist and historian for St. Francis of Assisi Church, is a native of Ranchos de Taos. She was a charter member of the Taos County Historical Society and a distinguished educator. Her knowledge of the history of the church and the Taos Valley has been acknowledged by many well known writers and historians she assisted through the years.

NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE said: "Almost anything anybody will want to know about these significant buildings and their communities can be found here or in the many references listed in the bibliographies found with each of the chapters."


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CERAN ST. VRAIN
American Frontier Entrepreneur
By Ronald K. Wetherington

Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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First a trapper and trader, then a merchant, and finally an emerging capitalist in the flour industry of New Mexico and Colorado, Ceran St. Vrain was an iconic image of the industrious and self-reliant western pioneer of the 19th century. He was also a military hero, aiding the U.S. dragoons as an officer in the New Mexico Volunteer army in their fight against marauding plains Indians alongside Kit Carson.

An intelligent and affable soul, he helped lead the southwest from a barter economy, poor in cash and lacking political infrastructure, into a post-military commercial society on the road to statehood. His name has long been associated with a small handful of astute and skilled leaders in the transformation of the southwest: Carson, the Bent brothers, Charlies Beaubien, Lucien Maxwell, Colonels Sterling Price and E.V. Sumner, and yet until now his story has been largely hidden in footnotes and brief accounts of particular exploits.

This story of St. Vrain was stimulated by the author’s earlier excavation of his first flour mill in Taos, and the need to make that excavation record public. Hence, this volume is in two parts: Part I is a biographical account of St. Vrain’s life from his entry into New Mexico in the 1820s until his death in 1870. Part II is a detailed description of the mill excavations and interpretations.

Ronald Wetherington is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. From 1964 until 2001 he spent summers at SMU’s Fort Burgwin Research Center in Taos, New Mexico, variously directing archaeological operations and developing its academic program. He served two years as the Center’s Associate Director and another two as its Director.


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CERRILLOS
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in this New Mexico Town
By Jacqueline E. Lawson

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The American Southwest has many ghost towns and most of them are gone forever. But Cerrillos, New Mexico--a short drive from Santa Fe--isn’t one of them. Even though the excitement and ”Wild West” crowds no longer make this little town the hub of activity it once was, there still exists the atmosphere of the 1800s and plenty of colorful people to make Cerrillos appealing to anyone interested in western history and traditions. This book guides the reader through the history and up to the present of a town that refuses to be a ghost.

JACQUELINE LAWSON is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and has studied at the University of Washington and Broadway-Edison Tech in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of Associated Photographers International, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and St. Joseph’s Lakota Development Council in Rapid City, South Dakota. In addition to her activities in photography and writing, she is interested in genealogical research and Native American history and art.

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CERRILLOS ADVENTURE
At The Bar T H Ranch
By Maggie Day Trigg

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This story of a family’s true life adventures on a New Mexico ranch begins in the early 1940s when areas of the northern part of the state were still rugged and remote. Maggie Day Trigg and her family had exchanged the busy, crowded streets of California for the desolate arroyos of the high desert country. Soon they learned first-hand about rattlesnakes, flash floods, wild horses, kerosene lamps and “outdoor” plumbing. Share Maggie Day’s frustration and amazement as she learns to cope with an enormous old stove and finds antiques along with TNT boxes in the thirty-two room former hotel she and her family were rehabilitating. And along the way, meet Gottschalk, the resident friendly ghost.

Maggie Day Trigg, a Texan by birth, is a graduate of the University of Texas and also studied at the universities of Berlin and Munich. She is a retired interior designer.

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CHACO
A Novel
By Mark A. Taylor

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The Great Houses of Chaco are in turmoil as the last survivors uncover the mystery and truth at the heart of their civilization. Lovers, warriors and rival clans born of an ancient American culture are catapulted to the brink of destruction by one warrior’s urgent quest. From the sandstone mesas of the American Southwest to chambered catacombs hidden beneath the desert city, this book reveals a land of Indian sacrifice and other-worldly beauty shaken by a vision of the future.

Mark A. Taylor, a native of Utah, has been a writer, editor and publisher in local and national publishing. He has written extensively about Native American rights and western water and land use issues. His fascination with the Chacoan culture of New Mexico began when he once stood at the center of the great architectural wonder of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon under a full moon.

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CHALLENGE AT CASTLE GAP
A Novel of the West
By Ben Douglas

“This skillfully written novella captures the flavor of a recently civilized American Southwest, lacing history and romance with an underlying mystery. The combination makes for good and pleasurable reading.” —Publishers Weekly

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Danger, love, treasure-hunting and history are all parts that make up this novel whose heroine readers will take to their hearts. This western gothic is set in Texas in 1912 where life on a ranch is complicated by intrigue and mystery in the search for Maximilian’s treasure.

Ben Douglas was a well-known newspaper columnist and commentator on current events throughout the American Midwest. He has also written many articles on history and economics for various American periodicals and was a captain of field artillery during World War II.

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CHAMISA DREAMS
A Novel
By Robert B. Salter

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The comfortable world of a well regarded Santa Fe, New Mexico based archaeologist is turned around by the realities of reservation life, and death, in the shadow of corporate uranium mining on Indian lands. The failure of the dominant culture to address the poison legacy of unbridled nuclear development pushes Jed Flyway into the swift undercurrent of peyote and Anasazi magic in the technicolor wilds of northern New Mexico. To travel the backroads with Jed Flyway and his Navajo love Lucy Begay is to know the everpresent potential for mystical envelopment and the ultimate value of love. The author was born and raised in the south Florida melting pot of American culture but migrated as an eager runaway to the Golden Gate shores in the sixties. Once when he passed through northern New Mexico on his way to parts unknown, he decided to keep the state as a home base. He has worked for government agencies on the social, health, and environmental problems left in the wake of mining boom times and this allowed him to become intimate with the places and people he writes about in this novel. The overwhelming size and severity of problems associated with uranium mining in the four corners country encompassing New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah gave birth to the thoughts and feelings he expresses in this book.

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THE CHANGING IMAGE OF BEETHOVEN
A Study in Mythmaking
By Alessandra Comini, PhD

“Your unusual fantasy and passion for what you do will guarantee once again that your views on Beethoven are convincing.” —Kurt Masur, Conductor Emeritus, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic

“Comini has crafted a magisterial narrative that begins in Beethoven’s lifetime and culminates in that defining event of Viennese modernism, the Secession Exhibition of 1902. Such an analysis of the construction of a cultural myth has never been so satisfyingly realized.” —Scott Messing, Charles A. Dana Professor of Music, Alma College

“Despite its remarkable scope, this book wears its scholarship lightly. It is eminently readable, and always popular with my students.” —Eric Wen, Chairman of Musical Studies, The Curtis Institute of Music

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No composer in the history of music has undergone so many makeovers in the portrayal of his facial features or the interpretation of his cultural legacy as Ludwig van Beethoven. The myth began during his lifetime when few verbal or visual portrayals of the composer adhered strictly to his physical appearance; instead his mannerisms, manners, and moods prevailed. Promoted from peevish recluse to Promethean hero, he was pictured early on as a “genius inspired by inner voices in the presence of nature, with leonine hair writhing wildly in symbolic parallel to the seething turbulence of creativity,” according to the author.

In this unique study of the myth-making process across two centuries, Alessandra Comini examines the contradictory imagery of Beethoven in contemporary verbal accounts and in some 200 paintings, prints, sculptures, and monuments. With a witty yet penetrating narrative, she moves through these images to construct a collective image of the composer that reflects the many differing impressions left by devoted “myth makers” ranging from Wagner, Nietzsche, Berlioz, and Brahms to Rolland, D’Annunzio, and Jenny Lind.

University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, Alessandra Comini is the author of eight books, one of which was nominated for the National Book Award (Egon Schiele’s Portraits). The Republic of Austria extended her its Grand Decoration of Honor in 1990, the National Women’s Caucus for Art gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995, and a Comini Lecture Series in her honor was founded in Dallas in 2005. She is associate producer of Museum Music’s recording Klimt Musik, featuring composers from Beethoven to Alma and Gustav Mahler.

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CHARITY'S SISTER
The Story of Sister Mary Joaquin Bitler, SC
By Mari Graña

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In 1951, when Sister of Charity Mary Joaquin Bitler was called to Santa Fe, New Mexico to be the Supervisor of Nursing at Santa Fe's antiquated St. Vincent Hospital, she remarked that the 1910 Catholic hospital was surviving on "nerve and hope." Later, as Administrator (1960 – 1976), she was lauded locally and nationally for her achievements in health care and for bringing that care to the poor of New Mexico. Considered by many a brilliant businesswoman, she turned St. Vincent's into a state-of-the art facility in its time, managed by a community corporation. Sister Mary Joaquin's story tells of a very complex personality. A tough hospital administrator, she had many admirers as well as some enemies; a devout nun, she drew strength from her religion to open her heart to the poor and the sick, while she herself suffered a chronic and debilitating illness.

In 1977, after succeeding in her goal to build Santa Fe a new and greatly expanded community-owned hospital, Sister Joaquin retreated to a life of contemplation and prayer in a little hermitage in central Mexico. Appalled by the poverty and sickness around her—the distended stomachs of hungry children, the heart-breaking number of infant deaths from dysentery and other parasitic diseases—she opened a small clinic in her hermitage to treat the villagers, most of whom had never seen a doctor or had any access to health care. Her last years were spent living as a hermit in New Mexico's Christ in the Desert Benedictine Monastery until her death in 2003.

Charity's Sister is a book that will appeal to students of medicine, Southwest history and women's history, as well as being a testament to one woman's profound strength of will, to one who always sought divine guidance in dealing with adversities in her own life and in the many lives she touched.

Mari Graña has published books on New Mexico history and on western women in medicine. Her memoir, Begoso Cabin, won the Willa Cather Award from Women Writing the West for best memoir of 2000, and the biography of her physician grandmother, Pioneer Doctor, was a finalist for the same award in 2006. Charity's Sister is the third in a series on women in medicine. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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CHARLES F. LUMMIS
Author & Adventurer
By Marc Simmons

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Author, photographer, historian, archeologist, and preservationist, Charles Fletcher Lummis stood tall in the affections of American Southwesterners at the turn of the 20th century. A flamboyant figure of enormous energy, he championed Indian rights and Hispanic culture, while introducing Easterners, through his many books, to the rich heritage of New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

After years of fading from view, the large Lummis legacy is being rediscovered. His works are coming back into print and in 2006 the city of Los Angeles inaugurated an annual Lummis Day Festival. This little book can acquaint readers with a remarkable recorder of history and can help to reawaken interest in his efforts to preserve the distinctive cultures of the American Southwest. Additionally, this book contains, as its first chapter, the complete contents of the classic Two Southwesterners: Charles Lummis & Amado Chaves by Marc Simmons, originally published by San Marcos Press in 1968 and long unavailable until now.

Marc Simmons, besides being an aficionado of the writings of Charles F. Lummis, is himself a historian and prolific author. In 1993 he was knighted by order of the King of Spain for his publications on Spanish colonial history of the Southwest. Among his most recent books are New Mexico Mavericks, Stalking Billy the Kid, and a new edition of Southwestern Colonial Ironwork, all published by Sunstone Press.

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CHASING HISTORY
Quixotic Quests for Artifacts, Art, and Heritage
By Thomas E. Chávez

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Based on a career as a historian as well as his work for cultural institutions, Thomas Chávez uses the organizational and literary model of Don Quixote to create a personal account and modern history that champions the value of the work done in museums and the arts. The message resonates to all people who work in support of the humanities and arts. Such stories are interesting, many times humorous, even unorthodox, but always important, influential, and timeless.

Here are the nuances from happenstance to politics and fundraising. Here are the true stories of determination seeking to do the impossible. As Chávez writes, “I worked with intelligent, creative, and sensitive people. My colleagues were dreamers and doers. We could have been neither but we came to our life’s work intentionally with the realization that there was something inherently important in what we were doing.”

Thomas E. Chávez, a historian with a PhD from the University of New Mexico, was director of the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico for twenty-one years and, for three years, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has received awards from the City of Santa Fe and organizations such as the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fundación Xavier Salas in Spain, and the University of New Mexico Alumni Association. Currently a consultant, he is the author of many books and at the time of the publication of this book is working on a multi-volume catalogue of all the documents pertinent to Benjamin Franklin that exist in the archives of Spain.

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CHASING THE SUN
A Reader's Guide to Novels Set in the American West
By Edward Joseph Beverly

"...an invaluable reference for any western fiction fan." THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"Venerated authors have written several fine books over the years on the subject of Western fiction...but nothing so comprehensive and insightful as 'Chasing the Sun.' Beverly is a historian, but he's also a pretty good critic." TRUE WEST

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The American West is a land that has inspired novelists since the early 1800s. Western fiction covers a vast geographic, cultural, and thematic landscape and includes the real cowboy narrative of Will James, the formula Westerns of Max Brand and Frank Gruber, the romantic novels of Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour, the Navajo mysteries of Tony Hillerman, the ethnic novels of Louise Erdrich, the contemporary novels of Edward Abbey, and the genuine literature of Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner.

Chasing the Sun is a reader’s guide with over 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author’s personal favorites. It is organized around content--exploration, trapping, wagon trains, the Indian Wars, contemporary fiction, and so on. Each chapter, or category, has an introduction, a reader’s guide that provides capsule summaries of the literature from some of the earliest novels to current publications, and reviews of one or more novels in that category. The guide is for general readers who like their fiction set in the American West, and it will also provide a ready source for researchers, reviewers and students interested in a particular type of novel set in the West, for example, the decimation of the buffalo herds. It is ideal for those readers who would like to compare novels with the same general subject by different writers, and those who would like a taste of the quality and diversity of the literature through the reviews. It should also help teachers identify books notable enough to add to a syllabus.

The author is a retired military officer, has lived all over the American West--Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Alaska--and currently resides in California. He is an avid collector and student of the literature of the American West. Prior to his military career, he was a surveyor with the Army Corps of Engineers. In the Air Force he served as a combat crew navigator, electronic warfare officer, drone pilot, and acquisition program director. Lieutenant Colonel Beverly served two tours in Vietnam and following his military service he worked in the aerospace industry as a program manager, marketing manager, and consultant. He has graduate degrees from Central Michigan University, University of Southern California, and California State University--the latter in English Literature.

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CHIEF COMPLAINT: BRAIN TUMOR
By John Kerastas

Chief Complaint: Brain Tumor is a guide for anyone who wants to know about surviving a frightful brain surgery, but it's really a lovely and funny guide to life. The best characters, John's family and friends, show us how to support someone we love.” —Amy Marash, author of "Cancer Is So Funny"

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At 57 years old, John Kerastas thought he was the poster child for fifty-year old healthiness: he competed in triathlons, rode in 100 mile biking events and ate a healthy diet chock full of organic vegetables. Then he discovered that he had a brain tumor the size of his wife’s fist.

His memoir chronicles the first year he spent addressing tumor-related health issues: preparing for his first operation, discovering a dangerous skull infection, having the infected portion of his skull surgically removed, learning about his substantial vision and cognitive losses, undergoing rehab and radiation treatments, and learning to live with his “new normal.” According to Kerastas, the phrase “new normal” is the medical community’s code words for “You’re alive, so quit complaining.” As his health changed, so did his sense of humor. He writes that his humor started out superficially light-hearted prior to the first operation; transmogrified into gallows humor after several subsequent operations; and leveled out as somewhat wry-ish after radiation and rehab.

This is a surprisingly upbeat and inspiring book for anybody interested in memoirs about people dealing with personal crises, for patients trudging through rehab, for caretakers helping victims of serious illnesses, or for anybody looking for an unexpected chuckle from an unlikely subject.

John W. Kerastas has worked at a global advertising agency, at several technology start-up companies and as a free-lance writer. Now, in addition to non-profit and charitable work, he spends his time blogging, speaking and writing about brain health, brain tumors and rehab. You can follow his blog or view his presentations schedule at www.johnstumor.blogspot.com.

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CHIEF OF POLICE
The Career of Richard CdeBaca During Extraordinary Times in New Mexico, 1956-1994
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Richard CdeBaca’s tenure as chief of the New Mexico State Police was a brief and controversial end to a long, productive career. Notes recorded by CdeBaca during decades as a state policeman reflect dramatic changes in how governors, legislatures, the courts, prisons and the press changed within an evolving society. It wasn’t always tidy.

CdeBaca remains an ardent supporter of police, but author David Roybal prods the long-time cop into telling concessions. Civil rights, as they are defined today, did not get in the way of daily patrols. CdeBaca acknowledges that State Police at times were poorly prepared for events and transformations, like the influx of hippies and the drug culture that followed them. On multiple issues, CdeBaca offers information that went beyond the headlines that weave through this book.

David Roybal, after editing his high school and university student newspapers, went on to become one of New Mexico’s most respected professional journalists. A New Mexico native, he has reported on governors from David Cargo to Susana Martinez. He also has reported from some of the state’s most isolated communities to address pressing needs of education, health care, government accountability and crime prevention. His stories on political campaigns of President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have been distributed nationally. Chief of Police is David’s second book. His first, Taking on Giants, Fabián Chávez Jr. and New Mexico Politics, was published by the University of New Mexico Press.

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CHIEF OF THIEVES
A Novel
By Steven W. Kohlhagen

“We’ve caught them napping again.” —George Armstrong Custer, June 25, 1876, looking down at the Cheyenne and Sioux village on the Little Bighorn

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August 1863 finds two con artists traveling with their embezzled cash to build their dream ranch in Washington Territory. But some Cheyenne Indians have different plans for those white settlers heading west, plans that cause the story of our con artists to become three stories. Chief of Thieves, the sequel to Kohlhagen’s Where They Bury You, takes the reader into the disasters of early Western ranch life and the births of lawless Wyoming towns; inside Cheyenne villages and tipis, where this hunting civilization of people, called “the greatest horsemen and cavalry the world ever saw,” lived, raided, and were attacked and massacred as they slept; and into the relentlessly driven lives, internal conflicts, and battles of George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Cavalry. The three stories interweave at an ever-quickening pace, from Colorado negotiations to battles in Oregon, Wyoming. Kansas, and what is now Montana, including the massacres at Sand Creek and the Washita River, before culminating on a beautiful June 1876 day on the Little Bighorn River. Custer’s Little Bighorn decisions under fire in real time become understandable on these pages as death comes to historical and fictional characters, con artists, U.S. soldiers, and Cheyenne alike, and the three stories merge climactically on that fateful day in American history. Chief of Thieves is based on the factual story of how Lieutenant Augustyn P. Damours conned the U.S. Army, the Catholic Church, and the New Mexico Territory out of millions of today’s dollars.

Steve Kohlhagen is an award winning author, former economics professor, and former Wall Street investment banker. Where They Bury You was awarded the Best Western of 2014 by the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Steve and his wife, Gale, are the authors of Vanished, a murder mystery, also from Sunstone Press. They divide their time between their homes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and Charleston, South Carolina.

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CHILDREN AND FISH DON'T TALK
Adventures With Nazis, Communists, and the Metropolitan Opera
By Leshek Zavistovski in Collaboration With Monique Zavistovski and Toni Rapport Zavistovski

In the winter of 1964, three weeks after defecting from Poland and the night after playing a flashy holiday performance with the Rockettes at Radio City, Leshek Zavistovski was arrested and faced deportation to a gulag. His troubles started, however, long before he was a fugitive cellist behind bars. As a four-year-old child he was abandoned in a remote Polish village, kidnapped, and swept into the advancing Red Army. Thus his perils began.

Children and Fish Don’t Talk is more than Leshek’s dramatic story. He recounts in thrilling detail his father’s defiance against the Nazis in the Warsaw Uprising, the ghastly deeds of Cossacks and the Soviet KGB, the hilarious antics of a foreigner at the height of McCarthyism, the vibrant world of the Metropolitan Opera in the 1960s, his elderly mother’s foxy attempt to crush the Iron Curtain with homemade posters and glue, and numerous encounters with Polish sausage. It is a breathtaking tale of survival, taking readers from the poverty of post-war Poland to the lavish dinner tables of America’s rich and famous, an adventure as harrowing as it is funny. And that’s because it’s true.

Cellist and sculptor Leshek Zavistovski was born in Warsaw, Poland on the eve of World War II and became the youngest member of the Warsaw National Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Monique Zavistovski is a filmmaker raised on the edge of the Sleepy Hollow woods. Her work has won awards worldwide, including at Sundance and the Emmys. Fulbright scholar and violinist Toni Rapport Zavistovski recorded for Warsaw Radio with W³adys³aw Szpilman, the subject of Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning film The Pianist, and was Assistant Principal Violin of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

“Leshek Zavistovski's searing memoir is not just the testament of a young man's survival. It powerfully shows how Leshek transcended the extreme circumstances of his existence . . . a brilliantly crafted love story to the human spirit (his!).” —Bruce C. McKenna, writer, Band of Brothers; Emmy Award-winning creator, writer, executive producer, The Pacific

Children and Fish Don’t Talk is excellent and polished.” —Connie Martinson, writer, host of syndicated television show Connie Martinson Talks Books

“His is a path of movie-worthy, epic struggle. I was agape from the beginning to the end of this book!” —Susan Graham, internationally-renowned opera star

“Leshek Zavistovski has led a remarkable life and he writes about it vividly and passionately. His survival as a child, separated from his parents by war, and his subsequent career as a musician, should be the stuff of legends.” —Jerry Adler, senior editor, Newsweek (retired)

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CHILDREN OF DESTINY
True Adventures of Three Cultures
By Jean M. Burroughs

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The best way to know about history is to be part of it. The next best way is to read about it and come away feeling as if you had been part of the events and action. Jean Burroughs has selected twelve exciting episodes covering a span of five centuries to bring history to life. Her young heroes and heroines tell their stories from their own personal viewpoints and experiences. They represent the three cultures that are the bedrock of the Southwestern United States society: Native American, Hispanic and Anglo. Each story, based on facts, is preceded by an account of the historical event or incident that forms the basic framework for the tale. Young readers will enjoy reading about the adventures of other children from other cultures and centuries. History comes to life in this series of vignettes of important times in a land that passed from one country to another until it became part of the United States--New Mexico. Illustrations by New Mexico artist, Al Chapman, add drama to the text.

JEAN M. BURROUGHS is a former First Lady of New Mexico. She is also the author of BRIDE OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL, a fictionalized account of the pioneer trip of Susan Shelby Magoffin, also published by Sunstone Press. She has written numerous articles on Southwestern US history and taught Local and Oral History at Eastern New Mexico University. Burrough's special skill has been able to combine literary creativity with in-depth historical research. The results have brought applause and appreciation from a wide and grateful readership.

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CHILDREN OF THE NORMAL SCHOOL
60 Years in El Rito, New Mexico, 1906-1969
By Sigfredo Maestas

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Everyone was in for a surprise in 1909 when New Mexico declared open the Spanish American Normal School at El Rito. The school had been founded to train teachers for the vast region of the Río Arriba in which there were few schools and the citizenry still did not speak English, sixty years after becoming a territory of the United States. The Territory of New Mexico, in quest of statehood, had decided that fluency of its people in English would earn it the right to become one of the Forty-eight, which it did three years later.

State and school officials were dismayed that few students were sufficiently prepared to become teachers. First, most had to learn to cipher and to read and write. The region’s geographic isolation, scant means of communication, and lack of roadways rendered it impossible for anyone to make the proper estimate of educational need, it turned out. But the school’s students soon discovered how much they liked the Normal School, and how willing the school was to meet their educational need.

Although the Normal School trained as many as one hundred teachers in the first decades, in time it became an elementary and high school with strong traditions and loyal students. As a boarding campus, the Normal School attracted students from throughout New Mexico, many at a very young age. Children of the Normal School recount how unity of spirit created a new culture of Americans that few knew about, and how their esprit was built on mutual esteem and shared belief.

SIGFREDO MAESTAS is President Emeritus of Northern New Mexico College, the present institution that was the Normal School at El Rito. This is his first book about people and places in New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-846-2
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CHILDREN'S GUIDE TO SANTA FE
New Edition, Illustrated with photographs
By Anne Hillerman

The newly updated and revised Sunstone Press classic!

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Santa Fe offers plenty of fun for children. Although best known for its arts and culture, the city has museum, parks, hikes and special attractions and seasonal events sure to charm children of any age. This newly updated Sunstone classic presents an enticing menu of places to go, things to see and activities to entertain and amuse children visiting Santa Fe as well as those lucky enough to live here, all in an easy-to-read format. The book includes addresses, phone numbers and websites to make the information more accessible.

The guide opens with a child-friendly chapter on Santa Fe’s history, designed to help parents and children get the most out of their exploration of this unusual and fascinating place known for its three cultures. The book also offers a family-focused calendar of events designed to help visitors and residents plan their time to enjoy the area’s annual events that have special appeal to children. The book includes information about recommended day trips, including child-friendly places and events in nearby Albuquerque.

Author ANNE HILLERMAN grew up in Santa Fe and raised her children here. A professional journalist for more than 20 years, Anne is the author of other books including The Insiders’ Guide to Santa Fe (Globe Pequot) and Sunstone Press’s Done in the Sun, a children’s book of solar energy experiments. She is the daughter of Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe with her photographer husband.

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CHINESE CAMP
Poems
By John C. Pine

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Pine's poems have the clarity of in-focus snapshots. His words are clear and concise but always underneath there is that sense of past history still influencing the present. California life, customs and nature are themes that run through CHINESE CAMP. Here is the California of mountains, marinas and migrants; the California of tennis courts, parks and valley farms.

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THE CHISEL-TOOTH TRIBE
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of squirrels, beavers, rabbits, prairie dogs, etc., including their habits, appearance, and activities.

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Here, in a comprehensive and extremely readable volume, the author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of little animals equipped with chisel-like teeth for gnawing including their habits, appearance, and activities. The world of this army of small mammals is one which most of us could observe for ourselves if we wished to. No one reading these lively chapters about the squirrels, beavers, rabbits, prairie dogs, etc., could ever again take them and their interesting ways for granted.

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, Goats, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Horns and Antlers, Turtles, Stooping Hawk and Stranded Whale, and Pinto’s Journey, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by many detailed drawings.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-854-7
208 pp.,$19.95


CHOICES
A Novel
By Paul Wolfe

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Twenty-one year old George Cabbot, astoundingly handsome, precociously intellectual yet naïve to the point of stupidity has come to Italy to work at a world famous music festival. The strength of his erotic aura in a notoriously louche society inflames even the weariest libidos (male and female) unsettles several internationally-famous egos, and upsets the fragile intimacy of a group of old friends.

Ricardo Ricci, éminence grise of the festival, and his love, Katherine Campbell, struggle to overcome pressures that batter their vulnerable relationship. George’s disturbing presence and Katherine’s suspicion of Ricardo’s reaction to it, increase possibilities for their separation. Their friends recognize the danger and in spite of George’s obvious sexual involvement with the voracious Duchess of Ashringford, Charity Cheltenham, the infamous composer, Gianfranco Connery and the distinguished tenor, Thomas Darden, the group holds George responsible for Katherine’s and Ricardo’s problem. In reality, George is only a manifestation of it, but the friends believe he is culpable and that he is determined to seduce Ricardo. To frustrate George’s plan they decide he must be removed from the scene. Their search for a reasonable way to accomplish this eludes them, until Jillian and Tasha (Ricardo’s assistants), using first-hand knowledge of the sexual preferences and practices of everyone concerned, find the solution.

This novel has been described as serio-camp, as a comedy of manners, even as Jane Austen with explicit sex. Set in 1969--a reasonably carefree time--and though it is concerned more with the characters who create or frequent the festival than with the festival itself, it does capture the nuttiness and the underlying tribulations of all multifaceted artistic organizations.

PAUL WOLFE first came to the public’s attention as a harpsichordist, and as a harpsichordist wants his tombstone to read: “He was a pupil of Wanda Landowska.” After studying with her from 1955 until her death in 1959, he had an active solo career, winning acclaim in America and Europe through his recordings and concerts. Wolfe was born in Texas, lived many years in New York and Rome, and now lives in Santa Fe. This is his first published novel.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-485-3
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CHOKECHERRY HUNTERS AND OTHER POEMS
By Joseph L. Concha

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These verses reflect a child’s response to nature: the first snow, twilight on the prairie, dark of the desert, winter footprints. Yet they all carry an undertone of sadness, of the transiency of life, unusual to a young boy. The title poem has the same brooding vision imbuing the great lyrical poetry of the ancient Nahua people of Mexico, the Aztecs and the Toltec poet-king Nezahualcoyotl. In the foreword Frank Waters salutes Concha, not only for his precocious talent and enviable success, but as a growing artist of substance and integrity, “…recording the steps of his way toward that wholeness of spiritual maturity that sometime must be achieved by us all.”

Joseph L. Concha was born and grew up at the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. He attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico.


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ISBN: 978-0-913270-57-8
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CHOOSING LOVE
A Novel
By Rick Herrick

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Karen Hathaway and Patrick McGovern meet on a tall ship on a cruise to Prince Edward Island. Their lust-filled love boat encounter leads to marriage which is complicated by corporate scandal and some unresolved psychological issues. An unexpected trial outcome creates a crisis which they work out in different ways. As they struggle to rebuild their lives, the reader is led on a profound spiritual journey of deepening significance. Choosing love in complicated and deeply conflicted situations is often not easy, but as Karen learns, it was the only decision that would make her whole.

Rick Herrick (PhD, Tulane University) is a former tenured university professor and magazine editor. He is the author of two published novels: An Uncommon Woman and A Week in October, and a work of nonfiction entitled The Case Against Evangelical Christianity. His musical play, “Lighthouse Point,” was performed as a fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in 2013.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-968-1
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CHRISTMAS IN OLD SANTA FE
Southwestern Traditions For The Season
By Pedro Ribera Ortega

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The special customs and traditions of the Christmas season in Santa Fe, New Mexico are carefully and clearly explained in this book that has become a classic.

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ISBN: 978-0-91327-025-7
108 pp.,$16.95

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108 pp.,$13.99


CHÁVEZ
A Distinctive American Clan of New Mexico
By Fray Angelico Chavez

The examination of the origins and history of the Chávez Clan in New Mexico.

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He has been called a renaissance man and New Mexico's foremost twentieth-century humanist by biographer Ellen McCracken. Any way you measure his career, Fray Angélico Chávez was an unexpected phenomenon in the wide and sunlit land of the American Southwest. In the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, Chávez performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him.

In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note, as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors, one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories.

All true aficionados of the American Southwest's history and culture will profit by collecting and reading the significant body of work left to us by the remarkable Fray Angé1ico Chávez. Sunstone Press is now bringing back into print some of these rare titles.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-653-6
180 pp.,$24.95


CIRCULAR BREATHING
Meditations from a Musical Life
By Ann McCutchan

The memoirs of a performing musician telling how she developed an understanding of her own life as a woman, musician, and writer.

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In this collection of personal essays, clarinetist Ann McCutchan uses the metaphor of circular breathing to animate her understanding of her own life as a woman, musician, and writer. Circular breathing is a technique for wind instrument playing in which fresh air is drawn in through the nose at the same time that stored air in the lungs is released by mouth through the instrument. The process allows the player to produce a continuous line of music without breaking the curve of a melody to inhale.

The questions McCutchan grapples with have universal implications. For example, how does one come to be called to a life’s work? For McCutchan, who grew up in central Florida in the 1960s, the call grew out of twin desires: to exercise a physical voice and to develop an interior one. Bringing both to fruition meant abandoning roles expected of young women in that time and place, and learning to live ever after with the conflicting claims of art and life. Questions of familial loss lie at the heart of this collection, as well. With a sure, delicate hand, McCutchan examines the impact of her parents’ untimely deaths, her inability to bear children, and the foundering of her two marriages. Art may not deliver one from sorrow, she discovers, but it may console—deeply. Finally, there are the questions that arise when one can no longer fulfill the physical demands of an art. Can a musician trade in her instrument, and a world that defined her for decades, for something else? Here, McCutchan charts her journey from the stage to the page, exploring the ways both worlds feed each other.

Ann McCutchan is the author of Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute, and The Muse That Sings: Composers Speak About the Creative Process. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and in The Best American Spiritual Writing. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Texas.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-749-6
158 pp.,$16.95


CIRCUS AMERICANA AND OTHER POEMS
By Michael Scofield

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The arrangement of the eighty-one poems inside Circus Americana creates a story arc. The first two sections—“Not Getting Along” and “Bewilderment”—set the stage for the third section, “Burned Out.” The last two sections, “Friends” and “I Love You,” share incitements for enjoying more of the show. For you, my reader, I wish a sense of enlightenment (however false, however fleeting) and a little fun.

Yale University graduate Michael Scofield received his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2002. In 2006, Sunstone Press published Whirling Backward into the World, his second collection, and Acting Badly, the first novel in his Santa Fe trilogy, followed by Making Crazy and Smut Busters.


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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-93293-028-6
140 pp.,$16.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-326-2
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CITY BOY
Urban Planning, Municipal Politics, and Guerrilla Warfare
By Mike Tedesco

“This is a story that too many practicing planners will recognize, and many who seek to become planners should come to understand before entering the profession.” —Kirk McClure, Professor Graduate Program in Urban Planning, University of Kansas

“Mike Tedesco might well be the ghost of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson returned to tell us what the life of a planner is really like, painting pictures embedded in a real-world reality that is too often ignored, or sanitized in academic planning textbooks. This book should be required reading in all planning schools. Don’t wait for the movie. Read it now!” —Gundars Rudzitis, Professor of Geography, Environmental Science, and American Studies; Adjunct Professor of Philosophy Department of Geography, University of Idaho

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In the world of municipal politics, truth is stranger than fiction and there is no truth stranger than La Blanca Gente, Colorado. In this striking first book, the author weaves between the anecdotal and the academic to sew a grand comic farce as he unveils the curtain over the tactics employed by government employees to achieve their own ends. Tragic? Absurd? Harrowing? Indeed, and City Boy serves as a lesson on what not to do when confronted by those who are just dumb enough to take you down. Throw your Urban Planning and Public Administration text books out the window because in the world of municipal politics you better be ready for a street fight.

Mike Tedesco currently serves as the Executive Director for the Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo. He has helped to establish and implement nearly $330 million in public/private economic development partnerships. He serves on the Board of Directors of Downtown Colorado, Inc., and several local organizations. Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters of Urban Planning degree in 2005. He lives in Pueblo, Colorado, with his wife and two children.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-726-7
176 pp.,$19.95

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THE CITY DIFFERENT AND THE PALACE
Restoration of a Famous Landmark
By Rosemary Nusbaum

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The year was 1909, and a youthful Jesse Nusbaum had resigned his teaching position at the Normal School at Las Vegas, New Mexico, and had ridden his “…four-horse-power, twin-cylinder, chain-belt-driven, two-speed Excelsior motorcycle over the rough and rocky Santa Fe Trail route, to enter on July 1 at the Old Palace of the Governors.” He was the first employee of the newly-formed Museum of New Mexico and School of American Archaeology.

From that day, Jesse Nusbaum’s life was inextricably bound to Santa Fe: it was he who undertook the remodeling of the Palace of the Governors into a museum; from 1909-1913, it was he who supervised the razing of the old Army barracks at the corner of Palace and Lincoln Avenue I 1916 and also supervised the construction of the Fine Arts Museum on that site; and he was one of the organizers of the Laboratory of Anthropology, Inc., and was its first director when the doors opened in 1930. Additionally, Jesse was one of the foremost Southwestern archeologists, and he was a first-rank photographer, as many of the illustrations in this volume (although reproduced here from less than excellent sources) will attest.

For all his other accomplishments, however, Jesse Nusbaum is most closely associated with the Palace of the Governors. In this book, dedicated in memory of her husband, Rosemary Nusbaum has delineated the history of the “Old Palace.” Much has been written elsewhere about that historic structure, but only in this volume can the insight and experiences of Jesse Nusbaum be found.

Rosemary L. Nusbaum was born in Marquette, Michigan and graduated from the Baraga High School in that city. In 1929, she received the R.N. degree from the University Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and then worked as a Medical Pathologist for the Eight Corps Area of the Army stationed at Bruns General Hospital in Santa Fe in World War II. She studied sculpture with Eugenie Shonnard and ceramics with Warren Gilbertson in Santa Fe. She was also the author of numerous short stories and poems which appeared in many well-known publications. Ernest Thompson Seton said of her: “She possesses the virtue of intelligence.”

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ISBN: 978-0-91327-079-0
96 pp.,$14.95


A CIVIL GENERAL
By David Stinebeck and Scannell Gill

A novel based on the actual life and career of General George Henry Thomas, an American Civil War hero.

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George Henry Thomas was once considered the most successful general in the Civil War. Now, however, he has been nearly forgotten by historians. Born and raised in Virginia, Thomas graduated from West Point and without hesitation fought for the North, only to be disowned by his Southern family and distrusted by the Northern generals above him. Yet in death, five years after the war, he was honored with a national cortege from California to New York; 10,000 mourners attended his funeral, including President Grant and his Cabinet. The dedication of General Thomas' statue in Washington, D.C., erected by his men in 1879, was the largest celebration in the Capitol's history. This cinematic novel brings Thomas to life in his relationships with his devoted soldiers, his friends, and his loyal, independent wife.

The story's narrator, a young colonel who became his confidante, absorbs the General's wisdom, grief, and commitment to carrying out the devastating battles which, he believed, would both end the war he hated and hold his country together. The novel pictures George Henry Thomas as the kind of leader America needs now, one who fights for and respects all human beings, and is determined to see America whole.

David Stinebeck, whose great-grandfather fought under Thomas and recorded the experience in his diaries, has a BA from Stanford University and a PhD in American Studies from Yale, and is the author of Shifting World: Social Change in the American Novel and co-author of Puritans, Indians and Manifest Destiny. Scannell Gill graduated from Union College, has an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rhode Island, and is writing an original analysis of the multi-faceted roles of women in society. Together they are working on a trilogy of novels based on the racial and economic history of Nantucket Island. After 40 years of marriage, this is their first novel.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-663-5
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THE CIVIL WAR IN NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

New Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Taking nineteen years of research by the author, this is the story of the Civil War as the Volunteers of New Mexico lived and fought it. One chapter deals with the scene in Washington, DC, ten years before the first gun was fired at Fort Sumter; another chapter deals with the Texas claim to all the area of New Mexico bordering the Rio Grande and the near war with the United States over Santa Fe County, Texas. The last chapter gives the alphabetical list of all the New Mexico Volunteers from A to Z as found in the records of the War Department. The author included this list in order to enable any relatives to trace the war record of the heroic men who fought at Valverde, Peralta, Santa Fe, Glorieta, Pigeon’s Ranch, and the Indian campaigns.

The march of the Colorado Volunteers and the California Column is completely covered as well as the work of these men during the war years. The New Mexico Volunteers were unjustly maligned by Edward Canby, the author said, and authors ever since have echoed his sentiments without investigating the facts. This book corrects many misconceptions that may be useful to all interested in the Civil War in New Mexico.

Includes bibliography.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-815-8
544 pp.,$34.95


CLAIRE AT THE CROCKER FARM
By Gerald G. Hotchkiss

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Have you ever seen a five-eared rabbit, a cow named Clorissa or a zebra with spots where stripes are usually found? Just wait 'til you go with Claire to Mrs. Crocker’s farm and eat her best chocolate chip cookies.

Gerald G. Hotchkiss is a retired magazine publisher who has written several children's and young adult books including: Emily and the Lost City of Ergup, the first Emily story; Emily in Khara Koto and Zoe and the Pirate Ship Revenge, both from Sunstone Press; Life Begins at Seventy and Music Makers, A Guide to Singing in a Chorus from Sunstone Press; and has illustrated One Hundred Million Wombats.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-024-8
40 pp.,$14.95


CLASSIC OUTDOOR COLOR PORTRAITS
A Guide for Photographers
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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"It's your turn to make a photograph," states the author on the cover of this detailed handbook destined to become a classic instruction manual on portrait photography. And she shows the reader how by going through the basics of this photographic artform step by step in easy-to-follow instructions that will appeal to all levels of experience.

For beginners, a working knowledge of the camera is not even necessary; and for professionals there is more than enough to challenge them to exceed their own present excellence. It has taken the author years of working in the portrait profession to focus and collect her approach to color portraiture and she presents her ideas in a way that will inspire even those who are not photographers. The book is designed for any artist working in any medium. All they have to have is an interest in the human subject.

The book covers such wide-ranging subjects as a perspective on the history of the medium, composition, lighting, posing techniques, the portraitist's "eye," hints at how to enrich one's self as a result of exploring the art of portraiture, and much more. CLASSIC OUTDOOR COLOR PORTRAITS is a vital text for photography schools and workshops, continuing education classes, artist schools and workshops, colleges, amateurs, and professionals in all regions and settings.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-302-3
160 pp.,$22.95


CLAY ALLISON
Facsimile of the Original 1956 Edition
By F. Stanley

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Most writers are impressed by three things in the life of Clay Allison: that he had a tooth pulling bout with a dentist; that he rode the streets of Canadian, Texas, clothed only in a gun belt; and that he went back to Tennessee to marry his childhood sweetheart. Perhaps none of these incidents are hardly capable of exciting the imagination of the intelligent reader, but they do tend to set up a curiosity about this famous Western character.

Eleven years of research and thirty thousand miles of travel are the props on which the author built this story. It is not surprising that he should come up with a human being who is surprisingly capable of feats more commendable than those other Western legendary characters hit upon by most writers of Western folklore. Exciting tales of gun slingers are not always true tales. Here we have both combined.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley. The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

This new edition in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons, an excerpt from F. Stanley’s biography by Mary Jo Walker, a tribute to F. Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse (also from the biography), and an article on Clay Allison by Norman Cleaveland.

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CLAY ALLISON: LEGEND OF CIMARRON
A Novel of the Old West
By John A. Truett

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After the Civil War, Clay Allison and his brother, John, leave their ravaged Tennessee home to start a new life in Cimarron, a little town in wild untamed New mexico Territory. Not only must they deal with iron-fisted wealthy landowner Lucien Maxwell and the notorious Santa Fe Ring, but Clay Allison's life is threatened by revenge-seeking Chunk and Steve Colbert, two psychopathic outlaws. With Clay Allison's unorthodox methods of defending himself while trying to bring fairness to others, he acquires the reputation of a cold-hearted gunfighter who will kill anyone who rubs him the wrong way. This intriguing story is based on fact and includes all the people who lived at the time--including beautiful Dora McCullough who, with her love, tries to save Clay allison from going to hell.

Chuck Parsons, editor of National Outlaw & Lawman Association said: "Clay Allison is a historical figure who never killed a man unless he needed killing. But he was so much more. John A. Truett has given the gunslinger Allison new life: he was a soldier, a friend, a lover. He was a young man on the frontier who wanted to contribute positively to a new land. He left a mark on that new land and should not be forgotten. John A. Truett's biographical novel will insure he is remembered!"

JOHN A. TRUETT, a native of Artesia, New Mexico, now lives in Roswell, New Mexico. He served with the U.S. Air Force in Japan and the Philippines during World War II, received his BA degree from Woodbury University, Los Angeles, and worked in the motion picture industry as script supervisor and film editor. He is a member of Western Writers of America and National Outlaw and Lawman Association. CLAY ALLISON, LEGEND OF CIMARRON is the third in John Truett's series of western historical fiction. The first two, TO DIE IN DINETAH, THE DARK LEGACY OF KIT CARSON and MONUMENT IN THE STORM, were also published by Sunstone Press.

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A CLEAR DROP
Poems
By Cynthia West

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Cynthia West says, “As a poet, I travel a different map, one with sand traps and tunnels that lead to clouds mirrored in mountain pools. Writing with pen and paper is my way of heeding the wordless ones who have much to teach us. When morning light sighs in the leaves, green veins gather water beyond ideas of line and form. My hand is a nameless bird, dropping feathers that point to distances and depths. The lake which disappears at the touch, emerges, reflects. Sometimes the stanzas breach like whales, huge upheavals that leap, swallow the sun, then plunge, full of light, to the depths.” Known for her visionary paintings, Cynthia is also a poet, photographer, digital imager, potter and book artist. Her home with many gardens, in the Santa Fe River Valley, where she has lived with her husband and family for more than forty years, is a healing center as well as her studio and gallery. West is the author of five previous collections of poetry, For Beauty Way, 1000 Stone Buddhas, Rainbringer, The New Sun, and In the Center of the Field, the last three from Sunstone Press.

“Poet-artist, Cynthia West, takes us to “the place where we are all one bird...with no shoes for the journey.” Here are poems from a multiple lifetime of catching lonely stars to polish into this brilliant, unmasked gathering of gifts. Cynthia assures us we are alone, while inhabited by mountains, birds, rabbits and clouds.” (James McGrath, author of Speaking with Magpies and The Sun Is A Wandering Hunter, both from Sunstone Press)

“These poems testify that Cynthia West has been so present in the world surrounding her that her hand itself “is made of the valley, the mountain, the seasons.” Reading her work gives us access to the world outside of our skin. These poems translate West’s experience to the reader, a welcome excursion.” (Joan Logghe, former Poet Laureate of Santa Fe)

“These poems arise out of a powerful, quiet generosity and hold the kind of wisdom that is wrought from living close to the earth as well as the human heart. They occupy a long breath; they are spacious. Within them is the “voice of the wind” and the mountains—a deep listening, inside and out.” (Renee Gregorio, author of The Skins of Possible Lives, The Storm That Tames Us, Water Shed, and Drenched)


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THE CLIFF DWELLERS
A Novel
By Will La Page

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In this trilogy of connected stories and linked characters that collide with each other’s lives over 600 years of America’s history, a permanently damaged amnesiac from the Vietnam War, living as a hermit in the bluffs of the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, profoundly influences numerous people whose lives he never really touches. The first is Sarah Pingree, an artist who falls to her death from the bluffs. Her brother, Corey, an undercover wildlife agent from up-State New York, arrives to investigate the mysterious circumstances, and discovers Zach.

Their connection is fleeting but compelling for both. Zach leaves his cave after years of solitude to hitchhike across the country in search of something he doesn’t understand, while Corey ends up in the American Southwest searching for looters of Anasazi ruins. Then Zach’s tragic death on the road becomes a national news story thanks to investigative reporter Amanda Cousins who is able to resurrect the final year of his life by contacting some of the people he met during his journey. Her connection with Corey Pingree becomes a pivotal event in both of their lives, giving a special meaning to the tragedy of Zach.

Will La Page is the author of three collections of poetry, A Park is a Poem on the Land, Along the Buffalo, and Voices from the Park; and two collections of essays, Parks for Life, and The Ecology of Belief and The Paradox of Public Parks. Cliff Dwellers is his first novel. His work as a park system administrator, consultant, lecturer, and scientist, has taken him to South Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and across North and Central America to a place where parks are truly universal: the heart.

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COACH “CATFISH” SMITH AND HIS BOYS
The Secret That Drove Him to Win
By Glen Onley

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Milburn “Catfish” Smith rose from the humblest of beginnings in rural East Texas to lead the Carey Cardinals and the Mount Vernon Tigers to numerous football and basketball championships, including Texas State Schoolboy titles. In doing so, he defied the sports gurus of his day, many of whom subsequently credited him with three of the greatest coaching feats of his century. How did he do it? Here for the first time, the secret behind this most unusual and colorful man’s success is revealed, unknown until now even by many of his former players, “His Boys.”

No slow climb to the top was acceptable for this firebrand coach. In his first year he took his Carey Cardinals, a school with less than one hundred enrollment and no basketball court, to a fourth place finish in the Texas Schoolboy state basketball tournament, including a twenty-six-game winning streak. The twenty-three-year-old coach followed that with a 50-2 season and the state championship, back when the smallest schools competed against the largest for the coveted title.

World War II soon interrupted his career, as it did that of many of his contemporaries, but the experience was to change Catfish deeply, and in ways even his closest friends did not understand. Called to Mount Vernon, Texas in September 1943 to temporarily fill a coaching vacancy, Catfish exceeded all expectations. Seven years later, with two hundred fourteen victories and over twenty titles, including district, bi-district, regional, and state crowns, he was one of the most recognized high school coaches in the state of Texas.

However, the great coach had an Achilles heel, and it was to haunt him as no athletic opponent could.

GLEN ONLEY, author of "Beyond Contentment," "Discovery Tree," and "Sunset," all published by Sunstone Press, attended Mount Vernon schools immediately following the Catfish Smith era when the spirited coach’s accomplishments were already legendary. At Mount Pleasant High School, Mr. Onley learned the game from one of Catfish’s star players, Coach Herb Zimmerman. Now residing in Greenville, Texas, the author is writing a second volume that will cover Catfish Smith’s coaching years at the college level.

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COCHISE OF ARIZONA
A Novel Inspired by True Events
By Oliver La Farge

The true story of one of the greatest American Indian chiefs, Cochise of the Chiricahua Apaches, told in fictional form.

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This is the true story, told in fictional form, of one of the greatest of all American Indian chiefs, Cochise of the Chiricahua Apaches. Indians were once thought of as warlike, and the encroaching white men as wanting peace, but it was the white men who forced Cochise into war against his will. History tells us that Cochise and his tiny band of warriors not only held the United States Army at bay for more than ten years, but they were often on the offensive. It is a heroic and extraordinary story. The story ends with the equally extraordinary way in which peace was made, when Major General Howard, the Bible-reading soldier, and Cochise, the religious-minded warrior, found that they could trust each other. The many illustrations are by L. F. Bjorklund, well-known for the accuracy of his interpretation of Indian scenes. The book also includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons and “An Appreciation” by John Pen La Farge.

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of American Southwestern letters. Since his death in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was thirty.

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THE COLONY
A Suspense Novel for the Young Reader
By Thomas L. Carroll

Are you ready for… An Adventure of a Lifetime?

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In the heart of the American southwestern desert, there's trouble for Lawrence Bell, a young boy who's bullied by other boys at school. Feaful of what they will do to him, he runs away into the desert, a forbidden place filled with tarantulas, rattlesnakes, and wandering coyotes. In the face of almost unbelievable events, he finds protection in an ant colony and becomes a member of their army. Lawrence's adventures and trials boil down to a struggle between good and evil as he encounters floods, battles with the red ants, narrow escapes from spiders, imprisonment in the dreaded fungus pit, and a flight off the notorious Rockface Cliff.

THOMAS CARROLL lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife and three children. He has worked as a political consultant, speechwriter, and newspaper reporter. This is his first novel.

The BEVERLY HILLS COURIER says: "Let the imagination begin! Put away the comic books and the computer games." And LIBRARY JOURNAL said: "the writing is clear and confident, and there is plenty of action. An interesting first novel."

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COLORING CALENDAR COOKBOOK FOR KIDS
A "Perpetual" Write-In Calendar with Recipes
By Aileen Paul with drawings by Gary Chew

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This “perpetual” write-in calendar has a recipe for each month that can be easily prepared by kids using common kitchen ingredients. Kids can also fill in the dates for each month, color the illustrations and have fun preparing each month’s simple-to-prepare recipe. Have fun with it!

Aileen Paul is the author of successful how-to books for children on cooking, gardening and camping. Throughout her career she has been a radio and television performer, speaker, teacher, writer and owner of a small business. She is also the author of Kids Cooking Without a Stove from Sunstone Press.

Gary Chew is renowned for his bronze sculptures as well as his cartoons that have appeared in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

For children ages 10 and over.

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THE COMANCHEROS GRAVE
A Novel
By Karen Kelling

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Thirteen-year-old Mary Lovella Grady thrived on her grandparents’ tales of the Crossover Ranch, a modern ranch shaped by all its past inhabitants. Grampa Hank promised the ranch would be Lovie’s someday but her dream of inheriting the multigenerational Texas ranch is turning into a nightmare. First Granny died, then Grampa Hank was killed in a horseback accident and now the “death tax” is poised to take a fatal bite out of the ranch. Lovie is furious with her mother for selling Grampa Hank’s horses and cattle to pay inheritance taxes and her anger has attracted El Lobo who turns up in the middle of every ranch tragedy.

Join Lovie, along with Big Foot, Brownie, Cotton, Dingo and Fireball, as they are drawn into the dream Granny never realized in life, where past inhabitants of the ranch are still determining its future—and Lovie’s survival.

Karen Kelling received an Agricultural Economics degree from New Mexico State University when it was unusual for women to pursue that course of study. She ranches in the red mesa country near Cuervo, New Mexico, with the shy fellow who sat next to her in alphabetical order in Horticulture 100. Their four daughters were their ranch’s only “cowboys.” She invites ranch-raised kids—and kids who might only experience a contemporary family ranch by reading—to saddle up and get ready for an exciting ride!

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COMING HOME
Coping With a Sister's Terminal Illness Through Home Hospice Care
By Cynthia Pincus Russell, PhD

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You’re returning home from a conference at the other end of the county, switch on the answering machine at two in the morning and hear the words, “I’m dying.” First, you know it just can’t be true—she’s been a hypochondriac all her life—but this time it may be. How do you literally drop a full life overnight to run a home hospice?

This book is written by a younger sister, a psychotherapist and Psychosynthesis trainer. It’s a story we all need to know as the population grows older, and most become caregivers in the home at some point. Included are many useful quotes, references from experts like James Pennebacker and Steven Levine, and the author’s reflections.

Cynthia Pincus Russell, PhD, has published extensively in both general and academic periodicals. She teaches and supervises Psychosynthesis, collecting techniques from a variety of cultures for rapid recovery and growth. Dr. Russell has also been on the clinical faculty at Yale School of Medicine for years and served as Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry (Psychology) as a supervisor. Her writing includes three books, dozens of articles, research on adult development and depression, poetry, non-fiction and fiction. Her book, Double Duties, was a Woman Today Book Club selection, and Book of the Year of the New Haven Public Library. An essay, “Coming Home,” was reprinted in seven languages. Recent publications include the poem “Memorial Day” in Beyond Lament, an anthology of poems on the Holocaust, and poems in Castalian Springs, Orange Willow Review, Red Oak and many others. Articles have appeared in The New York Times, Parents, Columbia, and other periodicals.

Her “Patient as Teacher” program represents twelve years of research and interviews, and has been excerpted on line by the Yale School of Medicine.

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A COMPLICATED HEART
How Working as a Judge, Lawyer, and Midwife Taught Me What Really Matters
By Sheri A. Raphaelson

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These inspiring true stories portray the life of a dual career lawyer and midwife. Come along on an unusual journey filled with humor, sadness, social awkwardness, self doubt, ethical dilemmas, and cultural lessons. Visit inmates in prison, argue to a jury, and sentence a heroin addict. Deliver babies at home in rural New Mexico, and poor hospitals in the Caribbean and Africa.

Through the intimate style of the author, look directly into the hearts and minds of the criminals, women in labor, their babies, and everyone else her odd life brings her in contact with, including a dead cow. Be surprised at the emotion and beauty you can find in death, a jail cell, the back of a police car, and other unlikely places.

These compelling stories will bring you closer to finding your personal answer to “What does it all mean?”

Sheri A. Raphaelson is a District Court Judge in New Mexico. She has been a lawyer for twenty-three years, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights. Sheri has also been a Licensed Midwife for twenty years. She has always maintained a small homebirth medical practice while working in law full time.

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CONNECTING ACROSS CULTURES
Turning Neighbors Into Friends and Allies
By Carol Paradise Decker

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Cultural differences can cause problems. In this book, the author details a workshop she conducted and the lessons learned in Vecinos (broadly defined as “neighbors”) experiences in New Mexico that addressed these problems. The themes explored were crucial: the power of names, the tri-cultural trap, culture and cultures, stereotypes, heritage, values, racism, communications, conflict, bridges, and more. Though the focus is on relationships, the implication is that these relationships will lead to action and alliances as everyone works together on community and individuals’ problems. Some of the text is “commentary,” introducing a theme or reflecting on some of its manifestations. Illustrative stories are sometimes included to add to the account. A large part of the book is devoted to quotations more or less intact, by individuals that reveal perspectives on some of the larger issues dealt with. Although there are plenty of resources—books, documentaries, articles, films—the author states that they must not substitute for contact with real people. Included also are many timeless tips about dealing with cross-cultural contacts. The author hopes that this book will help increase the reader’s awareness, comfort and effectiveness in their own intercultural associations, and lead to warm, enriching friendships for many years.

Carol Paradise Decker came to Santa Fe from Connecticut in 1980 with a background in Spanish, adult education and intercultural relations. Since then she has taught Spanish, New Mexico Heritage, and Intercultural Relations to adult groups in many venues. For five years (1998–2003) she served as a volunteer at the Pecos National Historical Park. As she observed life in New Mexico, she wondered how to help cross the cultural gaps among the various people she encountered. Her previous books, both from Sunstone Press, are Pecos Pueblo People through the Ages, explaining how changing times affected the lives of many people, and The Great Pecos Mission, both based on her five years as a volunteer at the Pecos National Historical Park.


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CONTRACTING TO BUILD YOUR HOME
How To Avoid Turning The American Dream Into A Nightmare
By Hershel G. Nance

Many Illustrations.

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Guidelines tell how to avoid the pitfalls associated with buying or contracting to build a new home.

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CONVERSATIONS OF SILENCE
A Novel
By S. Harold Nickerson, MD

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Edward Rankin confides his conflicts, needs and introspections only to his diary. In contrast to the brilliant, well-poised surgeon observed by his patients and friends, his own mirror reflects a trouble inner life. In turmoil over the loss of a deep love and a world challenged by global outrage, Edward moves from the operating theatre to war in foreign lands to follow the difficult journey of his soul. In a moment of desperation, Edward Rankin strikes a bargain that exacts a price whose value he alone can measure. Conversations of Silence are the muted voices and silent echoes of desire and hope that live in the recessed of the heart.

In this novel S. HAROLD NICKERSON, MD, draws upon his own long experience in the healing arts and the teaching profession.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-231-6
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COPING WITH TEXAS AND OTHER STAGGERING FEETS
Fun with the Lone Star State
By Lowell Christensen

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This humorous guide to Texas offers a description of the many splendors of Texas: ambling along uncrowded beaches, azaleas and dogwoods in the spring, distinctive epicurean cuisine (grits), songs to help ya’ll get chronically depressed, sprinting along those uncrowded beaches chased by seven trillion mosquitoes, and other delights such as boiled okra. Here you’ll find out about things that will try to kill you like weather and gar. You’ll also be warned about places where you might get trampled to death like rodeos and dances. And then there are odious insects like love bugs and roaches. You’ll be fully informed about the music, culture, and feedlots that make Texas one of the most interesting places south of Oklahoma. It’s all here in this definitive work on Texas—a great place to bury Cadillacs.

Lowell Christensen lived in Texas for years but his heart and ski boots were always in Colorado. In spite of his background, he has tried to relate some of his experiences, observations and other highly accurate distortions from his adventures in Texas.

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COPPER MINING IN SANTA RITA, NEW MEXICO, 1801-1838
By Helen Lundwall with Terrence Humble

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Copper Mining in Santa Rita, New Mexico, 1801-1838 is the story of the formative years of a remarkable mine in southwestern New Mexico that has produced copper for more than 200 years. Records of the Spanish Colonial and early Mexican period have yielded intriguing accounts of the people involved in the early development of the mines, the difficulties they encountered along the way, and the importance of this small settlement to the history of the frontier. Although the Santa Rita mines produced a fortune to the few men willing or able to invest money in their development, it was always a difficult and hazardous undertaking.

Apaches, who inhabited much of southern New Mexico and Arizona at that time, created many problems for the miners. They had a strong influence over the success or failure of the Santa Rita mining operation. At times the hostility and depredations of these Indians overshadowed the remarkable success of the mines. Santa Rita was the center for military operations against the Apaches, and was referred to as the watchtower and guardian of the western frontier.

Helen Lundwall is a retired librarian. She edited and annotated Pioneering in Territorial New Mexico: The Memoirs of H. B. Ailman, and is the author of several articles on local history.

Terrence Humble worked at the Santa Rita mine for 32 years, and is an authority on the history of the mine. His articles have been published in the Mining History Association Journal and the Quarterly of the National Association for Outlaw and Lawman History.

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CORONA: BULLFIGHTER AND ARTIST
Biography of this Self-taught Artist
By Corine Holm Milton

English/Spanish, color plates, black and white illustrations, photographs

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Salvador Corona combined the career of bullfighter with that of fine artist. He was an authority on Mexico of the 1800s. A self-taught artist, he was also known for his hand-painted furniture and murals.

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THE CORRALITOS
A Memoir of Ranch Life
By Larry Foster

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The Corralitos, a ranchland covering almost 200,000 acres of high desert, encompasses 300 square miles in southern New Mexico. This memoir is a descriptive narrative of the events and daily routine of tending cattle and farming the land. The workload was constant, seven days a week with long hours on horseback and nights spent cutting and baling hay, and the work was dangerous, especially working with the head of 140 cantankerous bulls on a yearly basis. “You could never take your eyes off a mean bull,” the author says. “And we also grazed forty head of buffalo and they could be just as ill-tempered and unpredictable and dangerous to handle as the bulls. In addition, we grazed sixteen hundred mother cows and grew five hundred acres of alfalfa hay.” The ranch employed six or seven workers and during roundup there could be as many as sixteen. There were up to nine horses in the stable, and they were always shod and ready to ride at any time. There was rarely a slack time, especially during the fall gathering of the herd. It was arduous dirty work, but no one ever complained. The Corralitos saga was one of love, dedication and each new day brought new adventures and memories which will never be forgotten.

Larry Foster worked in cattle ranching and farming all his life. He graduated from California Polytechnic State College in 1969 with a degree in Animal Science and Nutrition, was member of Alpha Zeta, the scholastic fraternity, and was on the Dean’s and President’s list his last year in college. He worked doing nutritional consultation for feed yards, milk producing dairy farms, swine and catfish farms for several years then returned to the Corralitos ranch to pursue his life with the tending and love of herding and care of range land beef cattle. He and wife Barbara now are retired and living on Galveston Bay in League City, Texas.

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CORROBORATING EVIDENCE IV, A True Crime Story
New and Expanded Edition
By William T. Rasmussen

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In Corroborating Evidence IV, William Rasmussen, author of four previous true-crime books, continues his investigation into famous, unsolved criminal cases by focusing on two separate, unrelated stories.

The first zeroes in on the Cleveland Torso Murders committed between 1934 and 1938, where someone killed and expertly dismembered at least twelve victims in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1938, a letter by someone claiming to be the Torso Killer was mailed from Los Angeles to Cleveland’s Chief of Police Matowitz. Approximately eight years later on January 7, 1946, six-year-old Suzanne Degnan was killed and expertly dismembered in Chicago. A seventeen-year-old by the name of William Heriens eventually pled guilty to the Degnan murder and two other murders. In July, 1946, Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia) was in Chicago “terribly preoccupied with the details of the Degnan murder.” Less than six months later the Black Dahlia was killed and expertly severed in Los Angeles. Was the Cleveland Torso Killer also responsible for the murders of Suzanne Degnan and the Black Dahlia? “If so, then is William Heriens wrongly incarcerated for crimes he did not commit?” the author asks. “I think he was.”

The second investigation turns the spotlight on the Zodiac Killer, who was responsible for at least six murders in California between 1966 and 1969. On October 30, 1966, eighteen-year-old Cheri Jo Bates was brutally murdered in Riverside, California. On December 20, 1968, sixteen-year-old Betty Lou Jensen and seventeen-year-old David Arthur Faraday were killed near Vallejo, north of San Francisco. Someone who identified himself as the “Zodiac” claimed to be the killer. He sent taunting letters, notes, greeting cards, codes, secret messages and hidden clues to newspapers and the police, and the killings continued. To this day the identity and location of the Zodiac remain unknown. The author says, “I think there is a high probability that the Zodiac is still alive and currently incarcerated for some other crime.” Rasmussen identifies possible links between the murders of Valerie Percy on September 18, 1966, in Kenilworth, Illinois and the Richard Robison Family in Good Hart, Michigan, June, 1968. Rasmussen presents compelling evidence that may connect the Zodiac Killer to these murders. In this book Rasmussen continues the investigation by comparing the Zodiac Killer and Charles F. Albright, a convicted serial killer currently incarcerated in Amarillo, Texas, known as the “Eyeball Killer.” Albright was a neighbor of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, when Oswald rented a room from Gladys Johnson at 1026 North Beckley Avenue, in Oak Cliff, Texas. The author questions whether Albright knew Oswald in 1963, before Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby.

The fascinating and highly documented information contained in this new illustrated book could well be a significant development in the Zodiac case as well as the Torso Murders of the 1930s.

WILLIAM T. RASMUSSEN, attorney at law, was born and raised in northern Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University and the Detroit College of Law. After graduating from law school, he attended George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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CORY'S FEAST
A Novel
By Sallie Bingham

"...fiction that resonates with truth." THE COURIER-JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky

Winner: Best Romance Novel, 2007 New Mexico Books Awards

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Cory is a middle-aged Easterner, long-divorced, energetic and fearlessly sensual. Pursuing a dream she has nursed for years, she moves to Taos, New Mexico and buys a famous old house and, in the tradition of its previous owner, turns it into a crucible for the transformation of her guests. Eccentric and charming, with a lover from the Pueblo and lots of turquoise and broomstick skirts, Cory finds her guests, mainly skiers and tourists, bewildered by her particular philosophy, which she calls “The School of As-If.”

Then her long-time friend is found murdered and Cory is suspicious of the local police’s half-hearted attempts to find the murderer. Involving herself in trying to solve the case, her unleashed power leads to surprising and even terrifying results.

Part murder mystery, part adventure, this ground-breaking novel traces the mature lives of Cory and her much more conventional sister Apple, who first appeared in the author’s “Matron of Honor,” described by "Publishers Weekly" as “A powerful novel, her best yet.”

Sallie Bingham's first novel was published shortly after she graduated from Radcliffe, followed by five more novels and three collections of short stories celebrating the lives of women. This latest, "Cory's Feast," continues to spotlight adventurous women whose challenges and choices illustrate the social changes of the twenty-first century. Her short stories and poetry have been widely published and her plays have been produced both off-Broadway and around the country. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center, and is the founder of The Kentucky Foundation for women.

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COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS
A History of The Sacred Heart Church, Nambé, New Mexico
By Carolina M. Romero de Luján and Alfredo Celedón Luján

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Like a sentinel, The Sacred Heart Church—La iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús—sits at the crossroads atop a hill overlooking the bucolic green valle of Nambé, New Mexico. From the panoramic and hallowed church property, one has clear vistas of the magnificent Sangre de Cristo Mountains. In this most tranquil setting, members of the parish gather every Sunday morning for mass at 8:30. The masses, celebrated by many revered priests and gifted musicians and vocalists over the years, are holy and serene—calm for the soul.

This book, through research and interviews by Carolina Romero de Luján, is a compilation of the church history and is co-authored by her son, Alfredo Celedón. Its purpose is to document, thus preserve, the oral history of the church and cemetery in written form and is designed for the reading and viewing pleasure of the families of Nambé and their succeeding generations, as well as for readers who are interested in northern New Mexico history. This book also serves as a reminder that Nambeseños, through their collective good spirit and work ethic, built the church over 100 years ago, rebuilt it after it burned down in 1946, and continue to maintain its architectural dignity through constant care to this day.

Carolina Romero de Luján is a life-long resident of Nambé and a meticulous record keeper. She is the daughter of Juanita Sena de Romero and Petronilo, the wife of Ismael Ernesto, and the mother of Alfredo, Ernie, and Jessica Ramona. She raised her family in the valley where she attended Nambé Elementary School and is a graduate of Pojoaque High School. She is retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Alfredo Celedón Luján is hijo of Carolina and Ernesto. He is the husband of Amy and the father of Amanda, Mabel, and Peter. He attended Nambé Elementary School and is a graduate of Pojoaque High School. He is a career educator in northern New Mexico, graduate of New Mexico State University and the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.


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COURT APPOINTED
A Novel
By Priscilla Audette

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Books about death are invariably about life. In her book Memento Mori, Muriel Spark says: “Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one by surprise. It should be part of the full expectancy of life. Without an ever-present sense of death life is insipid. You might as well live on the whites of eggs.” In that vein, this book deals with the ever-present reality of death while concurrently embracing life. It celebrates the lives of the greatest generation while alerting aging baby boomers to be aware of what is waiting for them around the next corner. As the clients in this book journey through the final stages of their lives toward death and the feeling that time is running out, Hope, the protagonist, conversely journeys toward a richer and fuller life. As clichéd as this sounds, this thoughtful book encourages readers to celebrate life and to live each day as the gift it is.

Priscilla Audette was born and raised in California and received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1976 and her Master’s degree in English literature from North Dakota State University in 1990. An award-winning writer, Priscilla’s first novel, Seismic Influences, won First Place in the LuckyCinda Book Contest 2013. A gypsy at heart, Priscilla has lived in California, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Maine where she currently makes her home.

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COW TALES
Folklore from Texas and the Southwest
By Elaine Kavanaugh Jones

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These authentic stories that focus on cowboy life, past and present are historic and rich with unforgettable characters. There’s Totto, who is reluctantly pulled into a mysterious treasure hunt that brings a startling revelation. There’s Boy, who discovers that sometimes the people we come to love most are the ones we know nothing about. There’s romance and humor too in several delightful tales. And then there’s a mini novel of a lone cowboy who has the surprise of his life on the most beloved of holidays, a surprise that changes everything. Each story has truth at its core and powerful emotion in its depths that linger long after the last page is read.

After returning to the family farm to retire, Elaine Kavanaugh Jones embarked on a new occupation: cow hand. Feeding, birthing, caring for young calves and elderly animals became an almost full time job. But a greater appreciation for the animals came about. Understanding their habits, feelings and attitudes toward humans brought about this collection of inspirational stories.

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COWBOY DAYS
Stories of the New Mexico Range
By Stephen Zimmer

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This book is a collection of exciting stories about working cowboy adventures in the big ranch country of northeastern New Mexico. Set in a land far removed from modern urban life, the cowpunchers in these stories ride the range much as their predecessors did over a hundred years ago. Ride with them through bronc rides, stampedes, and brandings and experience the romance and tradition of the cow country that still lives in the Southwest.

“Zimmer is a life-long student of cowboy history. He knows how to tell a good story and his stories about the day to day adventures of ranch cowboys are as true as have ever been told.” —Darrell Arnold, Publisher/Editor, Cowboy Magazine

Cowboy Days is an entertaining collection, written in the language of the American Southwest and documenting an important part of cowboy culture. This book is something to hold on to for future generations.” —A.J. Mangum, former Editor, Western Horseman

“Steve Zimmer’s stories of life horseback in today’s New Mexico cow country are reminiscent of Will James.” —Don Reeves, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Stephen Zimmer comes from four generations of West Texas cattle ranchers. Beginning in 1976 he spent twenty five years as Director of Museums at New Mexico’s Philmont Scout Ranch and now lives on his Double Z Bar Ranch outside of Cimarron where he writes about western art and cowboy life. His articles have appeared in Cowboy Magazine, Western Horseman, New Mexico Magazine, and Wild West among others. His latest book, Parker’s Colt: A Novel of New Mexico Ranch Life, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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COWBOY IN THE ROUNDHOUSE
The Political Life of Governor Bruce King
By Bruce King as told to Charles Poling

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Bruce King towered over the political landscape of New Mexico in the last half of the twentieth century. Born the son of a homesteader in the tiny Santa Fe County farm-and-ranch community of Stanley, King decided in seventh grade to be governor of New Mexico. The story of how he accomplished that goal—three times!—plays out against the tremendous transformations occurring in the society, culture, politics, and business of New Mexico since World War II. When King won his first Santa Fe County Commission seat in 1954 at age 29, running for office was a down-home affair. Politics was personal. But as he served in office and climbed the political ladder toward his lifelong ambition, New Mexico changed. The state’s population shifted away from the rural communities to the rapidly expanding cities, while the once-dominant agricultural interests in the legislature yielded to the emerging urban voting blocs. Meanwhile, the challenges of governing grew ever more complex. King’s well-recognized skills of mediation and conciliation helped him lead the state through a time of often-bewildering change. This book is rich with colorful stories as King recalls the major events of his career and conveys the human side of campaigning, governing, political deal-making, and sparring with the press. He also talks about his friendships and encounters with many of the leading national and state political figures of our time, including President Bill Clinton, President Ronald Reagan, President Jimmy Carter, Senator Pete Domenici, and then Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. A classic tale of political intuitions spiced by New Mexico flavor as unique as Hatch green chile, Cowboy in the Roundhouse is lively reading. As famed mystery writer Tony Hillerman writes in his introduction to the book, “While I count myself among the many who wanted Bruce King to write an autobiography, I doubt if any of us had much hope he’d get around to doing it. Now he has and it’s even better than we’d expected.”

Charles Poling is a journalist and author who could not remember a time when Bruce King was not governor. Poling writes fiction and true stories about the history, business, politics and daily life of New Mexico. He currently makes his home in Placitas, where the past, present, and future blend together and resonate with the peculiar harmony and dissonance known as New Mexico.

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COWBOYS, RANCHING & CATTLE TRAILS
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories from New Mexico field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1935 and 1939.

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Was life on the range in the 1880s and 1890s anything like the hard riding, hard working, hard drinking shoot ‘em up images that moviegoers saw in old Westerns? Yes—and then some, the authentic documents in this collection tell us. Cowboys, sheepherders, ranchers and all those around them in Territorial New Mexico were engaged in constant life-and-death struggles. They battled with each other and with Indians. They endured blizzards, fires, drought, floods, disease and stampeding cattle. In one account, on the morning after Comanche Indians stole all their cattle, James Chisum told his daughter, “Cheer up, Sallie, the worst is yet to come.”

Also included in this collection are reports of cooperation and glimpses of daily happiness: the simple pleasure of riding the range; camaraderie during roundups; hot meals dished out from the chuck wagon; cow camp entertainments; trips to town for fandangos; a sheepherder resting beneath the constellations and his breakfast of burrañiates. There are also high-spirited narratives describing the taming of a good steer, adventures along the cattle trails, the retrieval of mavericks and the roundup of mustangs.

If the stories in this collection seem familiar, they are also surprisingly fresh. Luckily for the rest of us, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called the Work Projects Administration), loved to listen and record as much as their subjects liked to talk. The resulting stories from 1935 to 1939 are rich in detail and human spirit. This collection also includes local newspaper articles, reports from New Mexico governors on the state of the livestock industry, cowboy poems, square dance calls, descriptions and drawings of cattle brands, glossaries of cowboy terms and the names of ranches in Colfax County.

Cowboys, Ranching & Cattle Trails is the fifth volume in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project book series. Previous titles are Outlaws & Desperados, Frontier Stories, Lost Treasures & Old Mines and Stories from Hispano New Mexico.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She works on projects related to New Mexico history, culture and environment issues. She is the recipient of a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, writer, poet and researcher, is co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. Her fourth volume of poetry is How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).

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COYOTE TALES FROM THE INDIAN PUEBLOS
Authentic Native American Legends
By Evelyn Dahl Reed

"This collection includes a good sampling of the stories as told in a variety of different pueblos.... They also make comprehensible the moral and cultural heritage of the Indians of the Southwest." BOOKLIST

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One of the most constant symbols of North American Indian mythology is coyote, a figure that has not only persisted but successfully crossed cultural barriers. Coyote survives both as an animal and a myth in literature and art. These stories illustrate the many roles and adventures of coyote.

The Western Writers of America selected this book as a Spur Award winner for cover art.

Readers will also want to read KACHINA TALES, also published by Sunstone press.

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COYOTES
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A humorous, accurate account of the almost human habits of the American coyote for young readers. Many illustrations by the author.

“This book is for kids who want to know all about coyotes, and it’s filled with lots of information. How their fur grows, why the tail is so bushy, how and why the teeth are aligned, are just a few of the topics covered. One interesting tidbit: ‘With brown tints on the short hair of his face and legs he is altogether like the dusty earth and half-dried grasses of the prairie. Thus, he can almost vanish by standing still.’ When coyotes bark, they are sending messages to other coyotes. The book is illustrated, letting much of the information come alive. A chart shows the different ways a coyote hunts; another shows how coyotes stay alive when they are the ones being hunted. The book is thorough enough for a young person, 8 through 11, to use for a school report.” (“Book Chat,” Enchantment)

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A coyote is a very smart kind of wild dog. A coyote does not want to live the way a tame dog does, with someone to feed him and give him a home. He wants to dig his own den, hunt his own supper, staying wild and very free.

Young and older people alike, whether they have seen coyotes or not, will be delighted with this animal who can sing bass and tenor at the same time, who builds his house with a chimney for ventilation, and who “cooks” food for his very young babies.

In this natural science picture book, Wilfrid Bronson writes of the almost human habits of this freedom-loving American animal with the same simplicity and authenticity which mark all his work. Fully illustrated with accurate and humorous drawings.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

This book continues The Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson Legacy Series from Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-624-6
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CREATE A YOGA PRACTICE FOR KIDS
Fun, Flexibility, and Focus
By Yael Calhoun and Matthew R. Calhoun

“A creative and charming yoga book that will inspire kids and parents. Lovingly crafted and clearly written ways to share the ageless benefits of yoga.” --Lilias Folan, author of "Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age"

“Making the practice of yoga simple is not easy. But the authors have done just that, providing an inspiring and upbeat book that will not only charm children but also educate and support their teachers.”.--Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and the author of six books, including "30 Essental Yoga Poses"

“This informative book utilizes many YogaKid® concepts and offers useful suggestions for creating class sequences, scripts to help you teach and other fun techniques to enjoy with the children in your life.” --Marsha Wenig, author of "YogaKids: Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga"

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What allows kids to use a lot of energy, make funny noises, relax, and learn to focus all at the same time? Yoga! While many yoga books present individual poses, this book explains how to create a flowing yoga practice that will hold kids’ interest while providing the benefits of yoga.

Here is a handbook for anyone--including parents, teachers, and kids--who wants to develop a fun yoga practice. In addition, the book provides ideas for yoga games, yoga at a wall, more relaxation games, and five-minute classroom yoga.

YAEL CALHOUN, M.Ed., M.S., is an author and educator who has been studying yoga for 15 years. Yael lives in Utah with her husband and three sons, who have shared their yoga practices with her from the start.

MATTHEW R. CALHOUN is a certified children’s yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He created yoga programs for children at the Chicago Yoga Institute and at Onward Neighborhood House. Matthew lives in New York City.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-490-7
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CREATING AN AUTHENTIC LIFE
The Storyteller and the Tale of Self
By Rob Reider, PhD

Dare to be the Who You Were Meant to Be.

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Many of us wonder why we continue to live the lives we have fallen into. If we were obedient children, we followed the societal rules laid out for us by our parents, community, schools, and peers. To be different would be risky; it was much easier to just go along—become part of mainstream society. Those who wanted to be different but weren’t strong enough to fight the others may have wound up living a life of internal anger and depression. Those who were strong enough to dare to be different may have wound up feeling that they didn’t belong, living as outcasts and exiles. Either way, we are all lost in the “tale” we have created for ourselves. For all of us the theme of our tale often encourages us to conceal or disguise our real selves. Now we must unravel our tale to become who we are.

The tales included in the book address the power of the storyteller for the teller and the listener. Each tale deals with a different aspect of the storyteller’s tale and reality. The tales presented together with points to ponder present the basis for analysis by the reader to gain a greater understanding of the reader’s tale and what needs to be changed to move toward the life they want. So take the journey with the author to unravel your own story and become your authentic self.

Rob Reider, CPA, MBA, PhD, is the founder and president of Reider Associates, a management and organizational consulting firm located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The tales in this book are based on Rob’s experiences growing up in the Philadelphia area and his working years and his over thirty years working with people in a consultative capacity—and living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of a number of professional management books as well as one book of fiction. Rob lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Barbara and has three grown daughters, Kim, Michelle, and Heather—all of whom have contributed to the tales in this book.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-657-4
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CREATING THE "I" IN TEAM
Building Superior Management Teams with Intelligence, Initiative, and Integrity
By Jeffrey S. McCreary

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The phrase, There is no “I” in team, is certainly one of the most exalted of all sports clichés--a glorious ode to the sanctity of a winning team. However, clichés do not produce superior team performance in the sports world any more than in the world of business. Only committed leaders, motivated to deliver outstanding results, make the real difference in sustained excellence. In his book, Jeffrey McCreary shows you how to build a more energized, more productive and more enjoyable team. His focus is on three crucial “I’s” that should be a part of every team: Intelligence, Initiative, and Integrity. Through concrete examples, anecdotes, and a wealth of inspiring words, Jeff guides you on a pragmatic journey that will improve your performance as a leader. The principles and guidelines that he discloses are the same ones he used successfully in his twenty-seven years of corporate leadership experience.

This book should be required reading for leaders committed to continuous improvement who need simple, practical, and effective guidelines for building superior teams. Readers will learn how to raise the intelligence of their team, how to create an initiative based culture, and how to establish an environment of uncompromised integrity.

If building better teams is your quest, this book will become a powerful tool as it informs and inspires you to change the world for the better. After all, that’s what powerful teams do.

JEFFREY McCREARY has over twenty-five years of corporate leadership experience. He is a retired Senior Vice President for Texas Instruments. During his career he led worldwide organizations conducting product design and development, strategic marketing, sales management, and has run large profit and loss centers. Jeff served seven years as TI’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, restructured and led TI’s Military Semiconductor business to sustained record profitability, and directed the company’s highest unit volume semiconductor business. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of the Isola Group and the Board of Trustees of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He conducts keynote speeches around the globe on Sales Management, Team Building, and Essential General Management Concepts. Jeff enjoys a rich family life in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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CREATIVE TOURISM, A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
How to Provide Unique Creative Experiences for Travelers Worldwide
By Rebecca Wurzburger, Tom Aageson, Alex Pattakos, and Sabrina Pratt, Editors

A book indispensable for those who value tourism and travelers.

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Tourists all over the world welcome unique creative experiences that enrich and inspire them when they travel. This is called “Creative Tourism,” and it is different from other types of tourism. But why is it needed, and how does one go about developing it? You'll find answers to these questions and more in this book which is based on and draws from the proceedings of a Santa Fe & UNESCO International Conference on Creative Tourism. Held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, from September 28 to October 2, 2008, this first-of-a-kind conference brought together delegates from sixteen countries around the world to engage in a global conversation about how best to leverage the tourism sector for community and economic development. In other words, how tourism can best be organized and practiced to enhance economic benefits to cities, provinces, and countries globally.

Conceived, in large part, through the efforts of members of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network, the conference was designed to bridge theory and practice, as well as provide a forum for sharing ideas and best practices. In this book you will find not only a collection of essays by some of the “thought pioneers” in the emerging and still evolving field of Creative Tourism, but also a wide array of resources, including many practical examples and illustrations of Creative Tourism in practice from around the world.

At a time when activities and initiatives aimed at promoting tourism in a competitive economy have become essential, the notion of Creative Tourism captured in this book offers a life line that cannot and should not be ignored. Creative Tourism: A Global Conversation should be required reading for all tourism and community/economic/cultural development professionals, artists, elected and appointed public officials, and tourists who are seeking destinations that offer customized, creative, experiential, authentic, and meaningful experiences that are tied to the uniqueness and “spirit” of a place.

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CREEP AROUND THE CORNER
A Novel
By Douglas Atwill

A novel of the spy world in Europe during the Cold War years.

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Europe in the Cold War years was a dangerous place for Harold Bronson and his buddies, draftees commandeered into espionage and counterintelligence. Their low echelon escapades take them to Berlin, Ulm, the South of France, and Zurich. Bronson chooses this time of his life to explore a personal coming out, creating secrets within secrets in a disapproving military. In his off-time, Bronson paints portraits of the other denizens of Schloss Issel, earning money for trips and adventures to Paris and Nice. Always on the edge of life, he taunts the higher-ups with a light-hearted acceptance of life in the spy world of 1957. Real danger is further off from his circle at the Schloss, but it is an insistent melody they can always hear.

Other books by Douglas Atwill, all from Sunstone Press, are Imperial Yellow, The Galisteo Escarpment and Why I Won’t Be Going To Lunch Anymore. Atwill lives in Santa Fe, painting New Mexico landscapes and gardens from his studio on the city’s Eastside.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-654-3
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CRIMINAL OR NOT
What Is Your Verdict?
By Samuel A. Francis

"There is no question that Mr. Francis has captured the true spirit of the very difficult question of who should be prosecuted and who shouldn't be. I believe the stories would make excellent reading for young people interested in the criminal justice system as a way of gaining insight to the difficulties involved in many factual situations." (DAVID CHESNOFF, one of the top ten criminal lawyers in the United States.)

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Did you know that if you run your car into someone when you are on your cellular phone and someone is injured you can be prosecuted? And, if you give a beer to your minor son in your own home, you can be prosecuted in most states for contributing to the delinquency of a minor? The prison term for that, if you’re convicted, can be from two to five years.

These are just two examples out of ten in this book that focuses on an epidemic that is occurring in the criminal justice system of the United States. Simple acts of carelessness or negligence are now being classified as criminal acts. Many of these acts have been outside the criminal arena for years. And most American citizens are unaware of the consequences.

This concise book will increase your awareness of this epidemic. Read the facts about each case and decide: What is your verdict?

SAMUEL A. FRANCIS received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Mexico in 1963. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico Law School in 1966. His first book, GOOD BEHAVIOUR, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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CRISIS GAME
A Novel of the Cold War
By Craig Eisendrath

"A FLAT-OUR ROCKET RIDE..."

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They once had power--all four of them--and they enjoyed it. Now, in the heat of the Vietnam conflict, they're on the fringes of government, relegated to participating in a war game, trying out moves that mimic reality rather than making policy. Yet, they tell themselves, this game is important. It will help the government avoid a false step that could launch nuclear terror.

The crisis they must deal with is a Chinese Communist thrust into Thailand and a Soviet attempt to take over Iran. But the four players-a former assistant secretary of state and Strategic Air Command pilot, a former effete ambassador, a philandering law professor, and a corrupt former U.S. senator-desperately want this game to be real, and they play it as if it were.

Soon they're obsessed, as their wives begin to realize. Each move becomes a personal commitment, not just an exercise. Reality and game-playing blur. Before long, these four members of the State Department team are deep in conflict with a more aggressive team from the Defense Department. As they continue to explore their strategies, they reveal their deepest secrets and ambitions, and in the end they have to face the fact that they are real human beings--not just players in a game.

CRAIG EISENDRATH served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State, working in the area of outer space and nuclear disarmament. With a Ph.D. from Harvard University, he became a college dean and then head of the state humanities council in Pennsylvania. Today, he is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, a Washington, D.C. think tank, and the author of several books on international affairs, including The Phantom Defense: America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion. Eisendrath also writes plays, most recently The Angel of History, which tells the dramatic story of a resistance fighter against the Nazis and her heroic attempt to rescue a famous philosopher.

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Steve Zettler, author of The Second Man and Double Identity says: "Crisis Game is a flat-out rocket ride; giving new and intensified meaning to both crisis and game. When does the crisis end and the game begin? More crucial, when does the game end and the crisis begin? Eisendrath's style is thoroughly engrossing. Characters seemingly leap from the pages, struggling to match wits and backbone with the best and the brightest; but unable, or more likely, unwilling to escape from either the game or the crisis they have created. How cold was the Cold War...? You're about to find out."

Cordelia Frances Biddle, author of Beneath the Wind reports: "Craig Eisendrath shows us insider Washington in a dangerously isolationist mode where global politics become 'games' enacted by players with nothing to lose. Reading Eisendrath's tale of the Cold War, one wonders what lessons--if any--our present leaders have learned."

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CRITICAL EVIDENCE
A Courtroom Suspense Novel
By Laurance L. Priddy

"With high-energy courtroom scenes and plenty of cunning legal manipulations, Priddy shows that you don't have to be a high-profile author (Grisham, Turow, et a.) to write a high-quality legal thriller." (BOOKLIST)

"Lawyer and mystery scribe Laurance L. Priddy crafts an unlikely hero in hotheaded and near-broke personal injury lawyer Jim McSpadden, who, out of desperation, takes a case no one else wants proving that a mechanical defect rather than human error caused a deadly highway accident. Working for the widow of the man the trucking company says is responsible, Jim finds himself playing spy, sparring with a bigger lawyer and fallinG love in "Critical Evidence." (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

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When a tanker truck crashes and explodes, down-at-the-heels lawyer Jim McSpadden hopes to represent some of the victims, but big-time attorney Rolly Sullivan gets to them first. The only client Jim can muster is Laura, widow of Danny Marcus, the truck driver whose drunken driving allegedly caused the accident. As Jim struggles to prove that a defect in the truck steering made Danny lose control, trial tactics lock Jim and Rolly in an unwelcome relationship: if one wins, the other loses, yet they must cooperate on common problems of proof. Jim's accumulation of evidence through industrial espionage provokes a violent response, escalating the game to a lethal level. Now, it's not just a matter of win or lose. His life is part of the stakes.

LAURANCE L. PRIDDY, author of the critically acclaimed WINNING PASSION and SON OF DURANGO both published by Sunstone Press, was born in Sweetwater, Texas. He grew up in Gainsville and Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from Arlington State College and from the University of Texas School of law. After two years in the army, he entered the practice of law in Fort Worth where he practices today.

BOOKLIST called WINNING PASSION "an excellent read" while PUBLISHERS WEEKLY commented that it had "an easy authenticity."

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CROSS A WIDE RIVER
A Western Novel
By Paul R. Stevenson

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This epic novel begins in pre-Civil War Georgia and ends in New Mexico. It is a saga of free men, slaves and slave owners who settled their differences on the battlefields in this story of the westward expansion of the United States and the families who braved the hardships of frontier life.

Paul R. Stevenson, a native of Arizona, has based his novel on extensive research in southern and western history.

“An epic novel of adventure and family life that will keep you turning pages.” —Enchantment

“…an epic about the winning of the West. Entertaining.” —Albuquerque Journal

“…an historical novel, and the history is quite accurate, indicating considerable research by the author.” —Denver Westerner’s ROUNDUP

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CULTURE CLASH
Environmental Politics in New Mexico Forest Communities, 1970–2000
By Kay Matthews

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The Culture Clash story begins in the 1970s in the village of Placitas, New Mexico at the north end of the Sandia Mountains, where author Kay Matthews built a house and began a family while involved in disputes with the Forest Service over forest management and with real estate developers bent on gentrification. It then moves to El Valle, a land grant village of 20 families at the base of the Pecos Wilderness, where she and her family moved in the early 1990s seeking a more rural life. Here, during the rest of that decade and into the 2000s, the small villages of el norte were engaged in battles on numerous fronts: protecting the integrity of traditional acequias; guaranteeing the rights of community-based foresters and ranchers to access public lands; addressing the long standing grievances of the loss of land grants; and maintaining the rural nature of communities through appropriate economic development. As a journalist documenting these struggles, and as a norteño living la lucha, Matthews weaves together a personal narrative and political analysis of a complex and dynamic rural New Mexico.

Kay Matthews is a freelance journalist and editor of La Jicarita, an online journal of environmental politics. She and her partner Mark Schiller started La Jicarita in 1996 as the print newspaper of a watershed watchdog group. The paper soon expanded to investigate environmental and social justice issues all over northern New Mexico. She lives on a farm in El Valle where she raised two children, grows fruit, vegetables, and pasture hay, and served as an acequia commissioner for many years.


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CURANDERO
A Spanish Legend
By José Ortiz y Pino III

"...territory here is similar to that described by Carlos Castaneda.... Ortiz y Pino, a prominent New Mexico politician with family roots deep in the state's history, has preserved a vanishING way of life with this simple tale." (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

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Complete with folklore on the art of mystic healing in the lost mountains of Northern New Mexico, this cuento, a legend, is first and foremost a love story. Antonio discovers affection early on for the various types of herbs found around his homeland. But he is also infatuated with Marianela. Will Antonio remain in the village of San Lucas, wed Marianela and raise a farm and family to support their future? Everything in this young man’s life directs him toward a calling he cannot afford to ignore. Antonio will become a curandero, Northern New Mexico’s version of a healer, a mysterious individual schooled in the magic of collecting and combining herbs with convalescent powers. But this blessed individual must also be well versed in the ecstasies of the Catholic Church as well as brujeria, black magic, in order to defeat the spiritual and physical enemies that can curse one’s health and well being. Antonio follows his destiny in this romantic tale.

Jose Ortiz y Pino III is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. He has served as an officer in the U.S. Army as a Santa Fe County Commissioner and as a New Mexico State Senator. As Chairman of the New Mexico State Parks Commission, he was instrumental in building the Villanueva State Park in San Miguel County and the Zoological and Botanical State Park at Carlsbad, New Mexico. Mr. Ortiz y Pino presently owns and operates the Galisteo Historical Museum. He is known as a curandero himself and has practiced privately for many years.

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THE CURMUDGEON
A Guide for Men Over Sixty
By Bob Eggers

A humorous look, along with tips, for men over sixty with illustrations by the author.

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There is a common thread among most men over sixty: gain weight, lose memory, and pee a lot. Challenges consist of bending over, stairs, new technology and what to do after retirement. If you are just approaching the Golden Years, this handbook will prepare you for what’s ahead. For those already over the hill and fast becoming a “Curmudgeon,” it will assure you that you are not alone.

Bob Eggers’ former life was spent creating television commercials with Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency in New York, then as a director with his commercial production company, Eggers Films, in Los Angeles. He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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THE CURSE OF DESTINY
The Betrayal of General George Armstrong Custer
By Romain Wilhelmsen

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George Armstrong Custer, strong-willed and strong of body, lived a life of defiance and brilliance until he met his fate at the battle of the Little Big Horn. How could this colorful historical figure have allowed the events that brought his untimely end? Was it only political intrigue? We know President Grant had an unbridled animosity toward Custer because he helped expose the Grant administration's callous indifference to the plight of the Plains Indians. Was Custer himself to blame? Or was it just the unpredictable hand of destiny?

This gripping blend of fact and fiction from best-selling author Romain Wilhelmsen now opens the door to the private world, and the lives and loves of the famous general, his family, his friends, and his enemies-both red and white. He also delves deeply into the psyches of the Indian chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse and their followers, whose refusal to allow the white man to herd them onto reservations precipitated the famous battle which brought many warring Indian tribes together to fight as one.

The famous battle, described in frightening detail, is the culmination of a unique and amazing journey where destiny itself is the star, leaving the reader with a lasting impression of the legendary George Armstrong Custer.

ROMAIN WILHELMSEN is a member of the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association and the Little Big Horn Associates, as well as a past director of the Los Angeles Adventurer's Club. His chosen career as an adventure film producer and lecturer took him on extensive travels throughout South America, Africa, Mexico and the southwestern United States. He rafted down the Amazon River, was attacked and wounded by bandits while exploring in the mountains of Columbia, is credited with discovering a pre-Inca city in the Andes Mountains of Peru, and Spanish conquistador armor he exhibited at the Southwestern Museum in Los Angeles. Through his lectures and numerous television appearances here and abroad, he came to be known as The Legend Hunter. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and presently resides in East Lansing, Michigan. Wilhelmsen is also the author of the best-selling book, BUCKSKIN AND SATIN, also published by Sunstone Press.

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CUTS NO SLACK
A Reed Haddok Westerm
By Tom Whatley

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Bud Haddock’s senses had a shell in the chamber with the hammer back. Somebody was back there. He could tell from the itch in his neck. This warning about trouble had never let him down. Having to be a man before his time on a ranch in 1850s Texas, Bud was traveling west to see the country his rambling father had described so often. He was now in Arizona and the going was tough. But not too tough for a young fellow whose instincts for avoiding trouble were tuned to perfection.

Meanwhile, it doesn’t take long to find out who is trailing him, and why. Bud Haddock is quickly forced into discoveries about himself that reveal depths of courage he never knew existed. Everything in his being now comes into play. He makes a new friend who helps him eliminate a ruthless man intent on becoming a land baron, falls in love for the first time with a beautiful rancher’s daughter, and becomes part of a breathtaking scenario that reveals a startling fact about his father.

Before long he becomes known as a man who avoids trouble at all costs but who cuts no slack if pressed to the wall. Which is often.

Tom Whatley is a minister, a former Infantry Officer with the U.S. Army, and an avid outdoors man. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has a keen interest in the west and northwest. He lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. This is his first novel. He is also the author of He Ain’t Dead, Ghost Runner, Twice as Good, The Gatekeeper, and Fears No Man, all from Sunstone Press

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CYCLE OF SEASONS IN CORRALES
By Ruth W. Armstrong

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These essays from a celebrated author focus on the months and seasons that are so dramatically different in New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment.” The rhythms of life are depicted in history, nature, and the everyday lives of people. The past is carefully interwoven with the present in the author's observations on the New Mexico scene.

Ruth W. Armstrong was a lifelong resident of New Mexico and a former director of the New Mexico Motion Picture Industry Commission.

“…an inspirational celebration of the turn of the seasons in Corrals and throughout New Mexico. Love of life, memories of the past and keen awareness of the present permeate this spiritual treatise. An impressive and timeless evocation and well worth the reading by anyone who appreciates what nature offers as the Earth encircles the Sun.” —The Midwest Book Review

“…both lyrical and entertaining. A rich addition to Southwestern US collections.” —New Mexico Library Association, Books on Review

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DAKTARI
A Surgeon's Adventures With The Flying Doctors of East Africa
By Thomas D. Rees, M.D.

"LAST WEEK came a voice from my past. The great surgeon Tom Rees, no longer bothering with making women beautiful, sent me his book "Daktari: A Surgeon's Adventures with the Flying Doctors of East Africa." This tome, available on Amazon.com, shocks and thrills as philanthropic doctors try to help against dangerous odds, with very little anesthetic and medical supplies. Tom and Nan Rees still have a place in NYC but spend their time mostly in Quogue and Santa Fe. They go to Africa every year. Us long-timers really miss them!" (LIZ SMITH, NEW YORK POST)

"Rees tells his story without boasting and he's got a lot to boast about. It's a story of bravery by a modest man. Touching, suspenseful, everything you want in a book." (PAUL NEWMAN)

"Dr. Rees' book makes his extraordinary life almost as exhilarating to read about as it must be to live. Africa, in all its complexity, comes stunningly to life in this story of great service to mankind and thrilling adventure." (ROBERT REDFORD)

"...reads like an exciting screenplay--but it's all true." (KIRK DOUGLAS)

From PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Rees's memoir of his experiences with the Flying Doctors of East Africa, as one of its founders and practitioners, offers a refreshing look at humankind's better nature. In 1956, Rees, along with two other doctors, parlayed his interest in Africa and compassion for others into an effort to provide emergency medical and surgical care for people living in regions of Kenya, Tanzania and other areas where those necessities are rare. The book opens with a graphic yet sympathetic view of Rees's operation on a warrior gutted by a charging rhino, setting the scene for the many challenges the physicians face. The doctors are quite creative in compensating for a lack of proper medical supplies. For instance, scotch and morphine act as a substitute for anesthesia, and ordinary soap baths and vodka serve as antiseptics. While Rees does examine Africa's political transitions, he also delves into the human aspect, depicting how Africans have tried to cope with the ravages of infant mortality, disease, poverty and even practices such as female genital mutilation. Particularly memorable are the stories of the big game hunter who wants a sex change and so starts with breast implants; the warrior who values his cattle over the life of his ailing son; and the young mother whose baby dies of malnutrition because of her aversion to using a glass feeding bottle. Rees has written an unforgettable memoir of courage, empathy and perseverance."

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In 1957 three plastic surgeons--Sir Archibald McIndoe, Dr. Michael Wood, and Dr. Thomas D. Rees, the sole surviving founder--began what was then called “The Flying Doctors Service of Africa.” These surgeons devoted the full measure of their collective time, energy, and creativity to make their vision a reality: to bring specialist surgical care to Africa`s most remote areas and improve the lives of children and families who, through no fault of their own, experience extreme suffering and disfigurement. They were the first to bring reconstructive surgery to East Africa utilizing light airplanes and itinerant surgeons who would use their expertise to treat victims of burns, congenital deformities, trauma, animal bites, cancer, and deformities resulting from endemic tropical diseases.

With experience, and responding to the overwhelming health needs of the rural population, the parameters of what became the Flying Doctor Services of East Africa evolved to include public health, environmental medicine, training and education of health care workers, nomadic health care, and emergency medical response. Today, the Flying Doctors of East Africa through it’s parent organization, the African Medical Research and Education Foundation (AMREF) is the largest indigenous international health development non-governmental organization in sub-Sahara Africa with a full-time staff of over 600, 96% of whom are of African origin. The Flying Doctor Services of East Africa has evacuated over 50,000 emergency patients from the bush to urban hospitals. It has flown over 12 million miles, and performed more than 50,000 major operations.

The dream of the three founding surgeons has become a reality.

THOMAS D. REES, M.D., was born and raised in Utah, the son of a University Professor, and a second generation descendent of Mormon Pioneers. After graduating from the University of Utah Medical School and completing a prestigious fellowship in plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Great Britain, he began a distinguished forty-three year career in New York City as a practicing plastic surgeon, educator, author, and innovator in his field. Since 1957, he has made almost annual trips to East Africa on behalf of the Flying Doctors of East Africa. He is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, and senior surgeon to the Institute for Reconstructive Surgery.

A frequent lecturer at medical institutions, symposia, and forums all over the World. Dr. Rees is also the author of more than 140 medical articles and six medical texts including the two-volume Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a classic for doctors-in-training, and More Than Just A Pretty Face (Little Brown), a book for the general public. His many TV appearances include NBC News, "The Early Show," "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee," and ABC`s "Morning Show." He has been an avid aviator, skier, fly fisherman, and horseman. His current passion is sculpting African animals and people. He resides in Quogue, New York, and Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Nan.

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DANCING ON ONE FOOT
Growing Up In Nazi Germany, A Memoir
By Shanti Elke Bannwart

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Dancing On One Foot confronts a major issue—World War II observed during the author’s childhood in Nazi Germany. It explores the psychological imprint of that experience and the healing in later years after the author settles in the High Desert of the American Southwest. The book is also a tribute to the ability of women and children to survive hardships and celebrate life in all its straight and crooked ways—to dance, even if there’s only one foot left to stand on.

Here is the account of a woman’s lifelong journey to understand what she came to face about war and her native country’s part in a great crime. She is driven by a deep urge to lift the veil around the dark mystery of human violence. Yet, an undercurrent of vibrant joy runs inside her and through this book. It infuses all the layers of her memory, as if her wounding and the darkness of her story have fertilized her love of life.

Shanti Elke Bannwart was born in Hamburg, Germany at the onset of World War II. She moved to the United States in 1983 and studied at Lesley University, Cambridge, for her master’s degree in Expressive Therapies. She also received a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is now a Life-Coach and psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a clay artist educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her essays have been published in national and international magazines and she has been awarded various winning prizes in literary competitions.

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DEAD KACHINA MAN
A Mystery
By Teresa Pijoan

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Who—or what—killed Ray Hava, the best Indian kachina doll carver in the country? And how was he killed? Could his death have come from intense superstitious belief? These are only some of the questions facing Police Captain Dominique Rios as his investigation begins inside an Indian Pueblo in modern New Mexico. But instead of answers, he finds only more violence and a string of mysterious events that border on the supernatural and beyond.

The ambience of Indian and Spanish Northern New Mexico come vividly to life through a cast of memorable characters: Doc Tapia (what is he hiding?); Ed Cruz (whose side is he really on?); Nee-nee (who is she and where are her parents?); and Marge Rios who shares her husband's involvement and danger.

Teresa Pijoan, a native New Mexican, skillfully weaves this story of murder, the occult, and legend that provides the background to present, in fiction, an exciting story of modern life and concerns. She grew up at San Juan Pueblo where she worked in the family-owned trading post. Long familiar with Indian customs and beliefs, she is a well-known speaker and writer and also a translator of Tewa, a Pueblo language. Her Pueblo Indian Wisdom, Ways Of Indian Magic, Granger’s Threat, Healers on the Mountain, Native American Creation Stories of Family and Friendship, and American Indian Creation Myths were also published by Sunstone Press.

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DEADLY INDIAN SUMMER
A Contemporary Novel
By Leonard Schonberg

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When a critically ill Navajo boy fails to respond to modern medicine, a young physician must overcome the resistance of his colleagues when he turns to the ancient wisdom of the Navajo medicine men.

BOOKLIST said: "During volunteer medical work in Africa, Asia, and South America, (Dr.) Schonberg learned to understand and respect a culture not his own, and that respect is a major distinction of this excellent novel that also portrays the New Mexico landscape and relations between Navajos and Anglos beautifully. If Schonberg hasn't started his next book, he should get cracking."

From THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW: "Schonberg has written quite a perceptive novel. His medical slant is, of course, more comprehensive than how capitalism at its worst, with its accompanying greed, starts wars and causes destruction in its wake. DEADLY INDIAN SUMMER is a page turner galore!"

REVIEWERS BOOKWATCH reported: "...a deftly written novel by a consummately gifted storyteller."

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THE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID
Facsimile of Original 1933 Edition
By John William Poe

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Many years after the death of Billy the Kid, Deputy John William Poe, who was just outside the door when Sheriff Pat Garrett killed him, wrote out the whole story, which was published in a small edition. Later, in 1933, this first-hand account was offered to a larger public with an introduction by Maurice Garland Fulton, who lived for years among the scenes of Billy the Kid’s wild career.

While certain statements made in the book by Poe are controversial, his account is a valuable document for anyone interested in Billy the Kid. Sunstone Press is pleased to offer this complete reprint of the 1933 edition along with a new forward in its Southwest Heritage Series.

JOHN WILLIAM POE was born in 1850 and died in 1923. Early in his life he was impressed by the novels of Sir Walter Scott and developed a desire to seek adventures out West. After working as a farm hand, on a railroad construction crew, and a buffalo hunter, he wound his way into law enforcement and eventually became a deputy for Sheriff Pat Garrett. After the incident with Billy the Kid, Poe was elected sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, married, and after retiring as a lawman, settled in Roswell, New Mexico where he was a businessman until his death.

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DEATH WALK AT ACOMA
A Novel
By Gregory D. Kincaid

TONY HILLERMAN says: "A good read by a good writer."

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A deeply concerned Alec Clarke drops his law school studies to search for his eccentric grandfather who has set out on a dangerous ritual desert journey, known to the Indians in a remote New Mexico tribe as the Death Walk. To save his grandfather and his Indian friends from a destructive military experiment, Alec's only choice is to discover for himself the mysterious power of the Death Walk.

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DECENCY
A Novel of Men Who Fell From Grace
By Alex L. Tavares

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The young pastor of a Southern church and a hospital volunteer, Lanier is hiding a dark history behind the mask of a model citizen. As a child, he unintentionally killed his sister. Obsessed with the belief that murder—a form of sacrifice—will allay his extreme guilt, Lanier has since killed three girls and now spends his nights watching young Sadie through her bedroom window.

In this community of magnolia and crepe myrtle, four rich teenage boys who are absorbed in their own delinquency begin to unravel when they become entangled in the kudzu that is Lanier’s life.

Motivated by desperation to absolve his past and a misguided interpretation of scripture, Lanier ultimately believes the only way to break free of his hopeless situation is to plunge further into sin.

Alex L. Tavares was born in Tampa, Florida in 1981. He is the chair of the English Department at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa and has been a faculty member since 2005. He holds degrees in comparative literature and creative writing from Florida State University and Antioch University Los Angeles. His stories have been published in Zinkville, the National Council of Teachers of English’s Gallery, and The Balustrade, where he was awarded the featured author of 2011. This is his first novel.

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DECOYS
A Novel of Murder, Mystery, Love, Indiscretion and Hunting
By Kenneth Tetzel

An early morning, gruesome murder in California’s Central Valley leads a small town homicide unit back into a previous unsolved crime, dark behavior, distraction and a cast with dangerous secrets.

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An early morning assassination by an unknown sniper has a solitary witness, Beatrice. But she’s in shock and can’t identify the shadowy driver speeding away from the scene. Almost immediately, the small town homicide team springs into action led by Chris, a black detective. The murder rekindles a previous case—the mysterious death of an abused woman, Sarah Crosby. Sarah’s parents emerge as suspects, the mother willing to do anything to keep a past concealed and a father well trained in the art of shooting. Tom Ellis, an avid duck hunter also comes under suspicion as well as two young farm workers. Entering the picture is a devious reporter; risking her reputation to break the story. Set against a backdrop of marshes, orchards, and small rural towns in California’s San Joaquin Valley amid drought conditions, the struggle for survival exposes unrefined passions and a cast of characters evading an inevitable conflict, all acting as decoys to the two murders. (Includes Readers Guide)

Kenneth Tetzel was born in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from California State Hayward earning a degree in geography. He now lives in Livermore, California. Vivid memories growing up in the outdoors with his father and countless days in California’s backcountry, hunting and fly fishing, are the sole inspiration for this first novel.

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DEDICATED LIVES
Talks with Those Helping Others
By Michael Scofield

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This book honors the legions of people in the United States who are dedicating their lives to helping others. The representative thirteen in-depth talks with fourteen people you’re about to eavesdrop on took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The author has gotten to know many people who dedicate their lives to service and you’ll get to know them as well: Tony McCarty of Kitchen Angels, Deborah Tang of St. Elizabeth Shelter, foster-parents Diane Kell and Russel Stolins, geriatric psychiatrist Larry Lazarus, infant mental health specialist Jane Clarke, and eight others. These credits to the human race often involve their families in their work, and borrow evening and weekend hours to get it done. After finishing each chapter, we hope you’ll exclaim, “Thank you for doing what you’re doing!”

Yale University graduate Michael Scofield received his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2002. Sunstone Press has published two collections of his poetry, Whirling Backward into the World and Circus Americana. Acting Badly, the first novel in his Santa Fe trilogy, was followed by Making Crazy and Smut Busters. Sand and Other Flash Fiction followed, all from Sunstone Press.

“The Santa Feans you’ll get to know, and probably love, in Michael Scofield’s Dedicated Lives represent our city’s multicultural community of good neighbors reaching out to help others—because that’s very much what Santa Fe is all about.” —Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe

“We are blessed to be in this beautiful city of Santa Fe, with its quality of life and values, where so many people give so much of themselves. How privileged we are to spend time with some of them in Michael Scofield’s moving and important new book, Dedicated Lives. It will inspire you.” —Ali MacGraw

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DEPARTURE LOUNGE
A Novel
By Robert Laurence

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The mid-Eighties. No cell phones, no email, no caller ID, no GPS. It was easier then to pass without notice, to be out of touch, to get lost. The Berlin Wall still stood, as did the World Trade Center, and Michael Reid embarks on what even he concedes to be a spate of obsessive travel: Scandinavia, the Persian Gulf, South Asia, back home to the Ozarks, then off again to Greece, Eastern Europe and Egypt.

Along the way, he writes letters about what he’s seeing and what he’s thinking to three friends: Anna Browning, a mathematician in Tallahassee, who thinks of Michael less fondly than he thinks of her; Richard Randolph, Michael’s baseball-watching pal, who leads a comfortable—perhaps too comfortable—life as a law professor in Albuquerque; and Marie Cochran, a middle-school social studies teacher in rural New Mexico, who is Michael’s on-again-off-again lover.

These three all know Michael, but they don’t know each other. And, against the background of Michael’s travels and his letters, their lives become curiously, even mysteriously, intertwined, changed in ways that Michael himself can’t imagine.

Robert Laurence was the Robert A. Leflar Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He also taught at the University of North Dakota and Florida State University, and at the American Indian Law Center in Albuquerque and at the Külkereskedelmi Fõiskola (College for Foreign Trade) in Budapest. Now retired, he looks after equally retired racehorses near Hindsville, Arkansas. This is his first novel.

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DESERT VENDETTA
A Historical Romance
By Clarence W. Dawson

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Despite threats, blackmail, and other travails brought against him chiefly by an underground school gang (The Hellites), instructor Linus Beem refuses to relinquish his hazardous teacher’s job. Meanwhile, he attempts to maintain a home for his invalid mother and retarded brother. He is also determined to provide help he feels his students need in the classroom and elsewhere. His life becomes even more complex when the Hellites leader Al Gonzales is embittered by the loss of his “queen bee,” who falls in love with her teacher and competes with his sweetheart for his affection. Meanwhile, Al harasses Beem’s tubercular friend, Judson Arnold, and vows to seduce his church-devoted wife. Ever surprising Desert Vendetta climaxes with a double murder at the edge of a wolf-roaming desert on emotions-venting Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941.

Clarence W. Dawson, author of numerous magazine articles and Sunday newspaper features, is the author of two other novels, Return of Montezuma and Beebuzzards Atop the Carcass. Born in Louisiana, Dawson has most of his life in Texas, where he taught high school Spanish, English, and journalism. While teaching the latter subject, he was proclaimed Texas’ Journalism Teacher of the Year and was inducted into the Order of the Golden Quill. He holds BA and MA degrees from Hardin-Simmons University.

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DESPERADOS OF NEW MEXICO
By F. Stanley

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Desperados of frontier days in the United States command a certain amount of attraction. The frontier desperado was a rugged individualist stamped and marked not by environment but by circumstance. Some of the seventeen men in this book have been pushed off the pages of their day by Billy the Kid, Clay Allison and Dave Rudabaugh. But “badmen” they all were—some with colorful lives that more often than not came to abrupt and inglorious ends. So here they are, in addition to the three mentioned above: William Coe, Dick Brewer, Jim Greathouse, Tom Pickett, J. Joshua Webb, Porter Stogden, Rattlesnake Sam, Gus Mentzer, Baca of Socorro, Dick Rogers, Joe Fowler, Vicente Bilba, Black Jack Ketchum, and even David Crockett, according to F. Stanley. This new edition in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series includes a new foreword by Marc Simmons, an excerpt from F. Stanley’s biography by Mary Jo Walker, and a tribute to F. Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse (also from the biography). Bibliography.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocations as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as a Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND
A Novel of Old Montana and the Creation of Yellowstone Park
By Robert C. Bartsch

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From tyrannized foreign lands, broken armies, ruined dreams and religious persecution they came, allured by the freedom of an untrammeled land and gold in the gulches. Here a man could strike it rich, then lose it all to murdering highwaymen or find his scalp decorating a warrior’s shield. Follow this group, almost a family, in their quests for fame and fortune over a decade long quest to explore the trapper’s world of boiling rivers and glass mountains—the world of the great Jim Bridger that finally led to the quest to preserve its wonders for unborn generations. Historical novels generally herald the lives of heroes with superhuman feats and success beyond wildest imagination. The characters of this novel came early to the goldfields, led danger-filled, extraordinary lives on the frontier, but only Jake Smith and Jay Cooke attained the gold ring of Eldorado. Even Bill Fairweather, the snake charmer and discoverer of Alder Gulch had empty pockets when he was found shot to death in his San Francisco hotel room. But these courageous pioneers left future generations something of immense value: Yellowstone National Park. This debut work is a historically authentic storyline brought to life and instilled with the atmosphere and geography of old Montana. Relive those freewheeling days in this last vast wilderness and the most harrowing survival ordeal of the Great American West.

Robert C. Bartsch is a retired veterinary pathologist who lives and plays most of the year near Yellowstone Park with his wife Marjorie. Writing an historical novel about an area he knows and loves has been a long term dream.

“In this novel, Robert Bartsch mixes the creation of the world’s first national park, Yellowstone, into the larger, deeper, and wilder history of Montana: mountain men, gold prospectors, business tycoons, and explorers, lynch mobs, an Indian massacre, and a grueling survival ordeal in the wilderness all swirl and bubble like one of Yellowstone’s geyser basins.” (Dayton Duncan, author of The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Seed of the Future, and four other books on the American West)

“This story details the trials and triumphs that both plagued and rewarded early seekers of fame, fortune, and prosperity in the 1860s frontier landscape of Montana and Wyoming. Filled with daring explorations of the frontier wilderness, dangerous encounters with Indians, rugged American individualism, mining booms and busts, banking and financial shenanigans, vigilante justice, and an illicit love affair, this novel will capture and seize your imagination with unrelenting western frontier spirit, Montana’s promising gold rush days, and a host of impulses that would lead to the creation of America’s Wonderland: Yellowstone National Park.” (Elizabeth Watry, Western historian and author of Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park)

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DICHOS
Proverbs and Sayings From The Spanish
By Charles Aranda

English/Spanish. Proverbs and Sayings from the Spanish Including Rhymes, Riddles, Beliefs and a Bibliography

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Sayings and proverbs are priceless verbal traditions for all to share. And everyone has a favorite. They are unique because in a few words, a deeply serious message can be woven. It is impossible to read proverbs and sayings without learning something important, and perhaps feeling that each one was written especially for you. The proverbs and sayings in this book cause a glow that makes you want to return to them again and again. Also included are rhymes (chiquillados), riddles (adivinanzas), beliefs (creencias) and a bibliography. The Spanish/English text is set in dictionary format

for easy reading. A must for those interested in Spanish culture.

Charles Aranda was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico and, after serving as a Captain in the Korean War, attended Highlands University where he earned a Master’s Degree and was, for many years, an educator in New Mexico schools.

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DID I REALLY CHANGE MY UNDERWEAR EVERY DAY?
One Geezer's Handbook for (Temporary) Survival
By Larry McCoy

A humorous look at aging with many helpful hints about how to do it.

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Recent retirees have a lot of adjustments to make, and we’re not talking only pant size here. This entertaining book on aging offers hilarious suggestions for handling some of life’s more daunting challenges—from prostate cancer to keeping fit, from overly complicated TV remotes to night driving. (McCoy wonders if other drivers in their 70s always see trees in the middle of the road after dark.) The author finds an amusing side to the problems of aging in this perceptive, on-the-mark collection of witty essays. There ARE ways of coping with growing older. As he points out, you don’t have much choice in the matter, so you might as well enjoy it.

Humor pieces by McCoy have appeared in numerous newspapers, including at least two that are no longer in business. He would like to think there was no connection between their demise and his writing. Did I Really Change My Underwear Every Day? is his first published book. He worked for more than 45 years as a news writer, editor, producer and manager in Chicago, Munich and New York. Many younger journalists have told him how much they learned watching him handle big stories. Even if they didn’t mean it, he enjoyed hearing it. A native of Frankfort, Indiana, McCoy is a graduate of Indiana University as is his wife, Irene, a retired copywriter and publicist. They live on Long Island in New York.

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THE DILEMMA OF WILDERNESS
By Corry McDonald

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This authoritative book investigates all aspects of wilderness including legislation, water rights, land policy, and mineral exploration. Bibliography.

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Wilderness has and continues to have very different meanings for various groups of people. The “dilemma” occurs because some special interest groups want to “tame” and use wilderness resources while others demand a “hands-off” preservation policy. To cope with these two extremes, government agencies have enacted a series of regulations and laws. Private citizens have banded together to work for suitable wilderness policies. This book examines all aspects of the complex wilderness question including legislation, water rights and miner exploration.

Corry McDonald was active in New Mexico wilderness preservation efforts for over thirty years. His book, "Wilderness: A New Mexico Legacy" also published by Sunstone Press, was widely praised by national reviewers and was selected as one of the best current American books reflecting national life, history and culture by the English-Speaking Union.


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DINETAH: AN EARLY HISTORY OF THE NAVAJO
A Chronicle of the Navajo People
By Lawrence D. Sundberg

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Here, in a highly readable style, is a lively chronicle of the Navajo people from prehistory to 1868. It is a sympathetic history of a great people who depended on their tenacity and creative adaptability to survive troubled times. The hardships and rewards of early band life, encounters with the Pueblos that revolutionized Navajo culture, the adversity of Spanish colonization, the expansion of Navajo land, the tragic cycle of peace and war with the Spanish, Mexican, and American forces, the Navajo leaders’ long quest to keep their people secure, the disaster of imprisonment at Fort Sumner—all combine to express the relevancy of Navajo history to their people today. This book with its extensive archival illustrations and photographs weaves a complex but understandable story in which Navajos changed the future of the Southwestern United States.

Lawrence D. Sundberg taught for many years among the Navajo in Arizona and has a solid background in not only education and curriculum development, but in Navajo history, language and culture. He has also created materials for Navajo students in Navajo literacy, Navajo as a second language, and Navajo culture and ethnohistory. Mr. Sundberg holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in Bilingual Education from Northern Arizona University. He is also the author of Red Shirt, The Life and Times of Henry Lafayette Dodge, also from Sunstone Press.

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DINNER IN THE LABYRINTH
A Novel
By Douglas Atwill

Graham cannot decide between his two loves, both accomplished and successful members of a long-established Santa Fe family of artists and writers.

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Graham Obermann is an established biographer of the Post-Impressionists. He is married to Celia Prosper, a modernist painter well-regarded by critics and collectors. As Obermann organizes a birthday party for Celia, looking after all the details, he describes in a single day the odd Prosper family and his attraction to his novelist brother-in-law Karl. Several significant events test all the characters in this family saga with subplots of many generations, and a new generation making its mark.

Other books by Douglas Atwill, all from Sunstone Press, are Why I Won’t Be Going to Lunch Anymore, The Galisteo Escarpment, Imperial Yellow, Creep Around the Corner, The Oyster Shell Driveway, Husband Memory Pickles, and Douglas Atwill Paintings. Atwill lives in Santa Fe, painting New Mexico landscapes and gardens.

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DISCOVERING A NEW AUDIENCE FOR THEATRE
The History of ASSITEJ, Vol. I
By Nat Eek with Ann M. Shaw and Katherine Krzys

The Story of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth in its Beginnings.

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In June 1965, a group of dedicated professional artists of the theatre met in Paris, France to create the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth (ASSITEJ). Four days later ASSITEJ was born, and ten years later the organization boasted a total of 28 National Centers in Europe, the mid-East, the Far East, and North and South America. This is their story told meeting by meeting.

Leadership in the new organization had come from Great Britain, France, Russia, East Germany, Romania, and the United States. During these ten formative years the world went from an open discovery of new theatrical cultures dedicated to the art of theatre for young people after WWII to a divided membership that found itself lining up politically East to West but still functioning. ASSITEJ currently has over 80 national centers around the world. Its Secretariat is in Sweden, and the members of its current Executive Committee (2005-2008) come from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Korea, Rwanda, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, and Zambia.

Volume I covers the years from 1964 through 1975. Volume II will cover the years from 1976 to 1990, and Volume III the years from 1991 to 2005.

Nat Eek, PhD, is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Drama, and Dean Emeritus of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. He was personally involved in these formative years, as a member of the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ, a Vice-President, and ultimately its President. In 1988 he was named Honorary President of ASSITEJ. He participated in the events that made ASSITEJ a highly regarded international association dedicated to the art of theatre for young people.

Ann Shaw, EdD, is a Associate Professor Emerita from Queens College of the City College of New York, a research historian of ASSITEJ, an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ International, an authority in creative dramatics and theatre for the handicapped, a former Vice-President of ASSITEJ and Founding President of ASSITEJ/USA, the USA national center for ASSITEJ. Katherine Krzys is the Curator of the Child Drama Collection and Theatre Specialist for the Arizona State University Libraries, where the archives of ASSITEJ/USA and personal documentation about ASSITEJ are held. Her archival training includes The Modern Archive Institute at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

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DISCOVERY TREE
A Western Novel
By Glen Onley

"Take a good dose of New Mexico history, add an intrepid young Confederate soldier seeking his fortune in the West, sprinkle in a little romance and gold dust, mix it all together and you have Glen Onlye's new novel, DISCOVERY TREE. If you should read this book just for entertainment, watch out! You may learn some history without even realizing it." (SOUTHWEST BOOK NEWS)

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Young Ben Logan, his family lost in the Civil War, sells his Texas ranch and heads west. At Fort Union in the New Mexico Territory, he meets a young widow and while traveling to Santa Fe, a strong mutual interest develops. But she returns to her Tennessee family, leaving Ben wondering if he will ever see her again. In search of copper, Ben scales Mount Baldy in Moreno Valley and finds a Ponderosa pine with the word DISCOVERY freshly carved in its bark and streambed sediment piled beside a nearby creek. Gold, he guesses, but a winter blast forces him off the mountain. Come spring, Ben and two partners return and strike gold, as did many others. E'Town springs up in the valley, thousands crowding its dusty streets and makeshift saloons. When vigilantes make a secret hit list, Ben cashes in and buys valley land from Lucien Maxwell, a wealthy rancher who owns everything in sight, yet tolerates the miners and ranchers. But when he sells out to European investors, they demand eviction of the squatters. Many refuse to leave and when their primary advocate is brutally murdered, the Colfax County War erupts. Ben's ranch is targeted, a fact he shares with Frank Springer and Clay Allison. They discover a group of territorial officials, called the Santa Fe Ring, is behind the scheme. Ben knows neither he nor his ranch is safe as long as the powerful Ring exists. Should he risk all in a fight to expose them or abandon the valley ranch he loves?

The author, a Texan, enjoys the stunning beauty of New Mexico's Moreno Valley and admires the courageous men and women who persevered when success, even survival, seemed unlikely. Their story, the author believes, is worth telling. Glen Onley's first novel, BEYOND CONTENTMENT, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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DISTURBING ART LESSONS
A Memoir of Questionable Ideas and Equivocal Experiences
By Eli Levin

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Some art lessons can inspire. Others are useless or even harmful. Eli Levin has written an amusing recollection of his art-student years and subsequent development. We witness his struggles to overcome the clichés and bombast so prevalent in the art world from 1950 to 1990. From every lesson the author hopes to find something useful, even occasionally a moment of insight. In the form of an artist’s memoir, this book concentrates on the difficult question what can artists learn? It is a close study of the crises and breakthroughs that make up the lifetime effort of one particular artist to develop his personal vision.

Eli Levin is one of New Mexico’s best-known living, working artists. Starting his career in Santa Fe in 1964, he became recognized for his paintings of local night life. While returning often to his Social Realist roots, his work has also explored mythology, still life, landscape and the nude. The son of novelist Meyer Levin, he has written art reviews and taught art history. He hosts two artist’s gatherings, a model drawing group since 1969 and The Santa Fe Etching Club since 1980. Levin studied painting with Raphael Soyer, George Grosz and Robert Beverley Hale among others, and has Master’s degrees from Wisconsin University and St. John’s College. He is also the author of Santa Fe Bohemia, The Art Colony, 1964–1980, and Why I Hate Modern Art, both from Sunstone Press.

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DIVINE RAINBOW
Nature as Spiritual Teacher
By M. Louise Heydt

"Those who are strongly drawn to nature will find 'Divine Rainbow' an inspiring and uplifting book, perhaps one they may want to read outdoors." --SirReadaLot.org

Winner: Best New Age Book, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards

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In this uplifting book, Louise Heydt weaves together a one-year cycle of nature in a small valley in the Tecolote Mountains east of Pecos, New Mexico, and an inspirational spiritual journey as taught by nature. The land and the spiritual path are interconnected; the outer landscape of nature is the guide for the journey through the inner landscape.

The reader is shown how to find sacred places in the land, and how these places are a gateway or threshold for quiet observation and meditation. The realm of mystical experiences can be explored while in the embrace of nature.

The book also shows that it is a contemporary delusion that humans and nature are separate, and how in the process of immersing oneself into experiences in nature one nourishes his or her inner nature. In the process of this nurturing, a spiritual awakening begins in which one also learns the power of prayer, thus bringing to light one’s intimate relationship with the Divine.

LOUISE HEYDT has lived in northern New Mexico for 28 years. She is a self-taught naturalist with a love for all things wild since childhood. With a Masters Degree in Eastern Studies from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she brings her academic knowledge of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and the literary classics of China, India and Japan into her writing. She has studied under Joan Halifax Roshi for eight years at Upaya in Santa Fe. An artist and poet, she has traveled extensively in Asia.

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DO NOT FORSAKE ME ANDRE DRAPP
A Novel
By John W. Austin

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John, a young boy growing up in depression-era Arkansas falls in love with his high school sweetheart. They have their lives ahead of them, but a terrible accident occurs, changing them forever. After the boy reaches manhood he seems to be living his dream life but there is one nagging concern that haunts him. John feels an overwhelming desire to tell his grandchildren his story, a story from his past that he knows will affect them all.

Meanwhile, a woman who lives in North Carolina with her family has recently lost her husband. Somehow she has always felt connected to the story of young John, and in the end she feels drawn to a place she has never seen: Taos, New Mexico.

What happens when she arrives there, and who she finds waiting for her, is both the end and the beginning of a journey of love.

John W. Austin was born in Langley, Arkansas, and attended college in Arkadelphia and Little Rock before graduating with a degree in Engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He worked on the Canadian River Project for the Bureau of Reclamation in West Texas before moving on to Taos, New Mexico where he began the rest of his career with the Forest Service. Now retired, Austin lives in Baker City, Oregon with his wife Linda. This is his first novel.

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DOG SHELTER BLUES
A Novel
By Mark Conkling

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This hard-hitting story lights up the world of animal rescue with engaging characters and their pets, bringing hope out of personal tragedies. Danny Sandoval, a character from the author’s previous book, Prairie Dog Blues, joins up with his friends to take on Norma Jean Lawson and her Safe Sanctuary No-Kill Rescue Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Danny accuses Safe Sanctuary of negligent animal care, claiming they do more harm than good.

Undaunted, Norma Jean puts up a fierce fight through her attorney, and sues Danny for libel and slander. Danny fights back, and both Danny and Norma Jean struggle with their own internal demons as they attempt to rescue dogs and cats, innocent creatures that sometimes bring a mysterious transforming power to broken lives. Their battle shows that bad motives often end in darkness, and that animals and a clean heart can reveal pathways to God’s healing. Dog Shelter Blues takes these beaten, everyday people on a breathtaking journey that ends with an astonishing triumph of good over evil.

Mark Conkling—teacher, homebuilder, realtor, finance manager, retired Methodist pastor—returns to writing with this second novel, the first being Prairie Dog Blues, also from Sunstone Press. Mark lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, works with his wife Patricia (Meadowlark Family Healthcare), walks his dog in the Bosque near the Rio Grande, frequents the recovery community (AA), writes fiction, and seeks daily peace of mind. His short fiction was published in the Minnetonka Review and Diverse Voices Quarterly. Years ago, as a university professor (PhD, philosophy and psychology), Mark published several academic articles in existential philosophy and psychology, including “Consciousness and the Unconscious in William James' Principles of Psychology,” (Human Inquiries), “Sartre's Refutation of the Freudian Unconscious,” (Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry), and “Ryle's Mistake About Consciousness” (Philosophy Today).

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DON JOSE
An American Soldier’s Courage and Faith in Japanese Captivity
By Ezequiel L. Ortiz and James A. McClure

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In 1941 the Japanese invaded the Philippines with overwhelming force and forced the surrender of American troops at Bataan and Corregidor. Prisoners of war were subjected to brutal captivity and thousands did not survive.

This is the story of an American soldier who survived and became a hero. When American troops liberated the Niigata POW camp after the Japanese surrender, Corporal Joseph O. Quintero greeted them with a homemade American flag that had been sewn together in secrecy. The son of Mexican immigrants, Joseph Quintero grew up in a converted railroad caboose in Fort Worth, Texas, and joined the Army to get $21 a month and three meals a day. He manned a machine gun in the defense of Corregidor before his unit was captured by the Japanese. When prisoners of war were transported to Japan, Joseph survived a razor-blade appendectomy on the “hell ship” voyage. In the prison camp he cared for his fellow prisoners as a medic and came to be known as Don Jose.

Joseph’s narrative is an enlisted man’s view of the war with first-hand descriptions of conditions in the POW camps and personal glimpses of what he and his buddies did, endured and talked about. The authors have drawn on other histories and official documents to put his story into perspective and focus on a little-known chapter of World War II.

Ezequiel L. Ortiz is a retired military officer and public school teacher who has lived in New Mexico for the past 30 years. He has written articles on local history, Hispanic heritage and military subjects for national and regional publications.

James A. McClure is a freelance writer, editor and public relations consultant. He is a retired Naval Reserve public affairs officer.

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DON JOSÉ, THE LAST PATRON
By José Ortiz y Pino III

This land is not really ours. We are simply caretakers. Our purpose in this life is to be good to the land and try to leave it better than we found it. --Don José Ortiz

A biography and guide to uses of native herbs and plants.

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Four hundred years ago, the pioneer men and women who first came to New Mexico were forced to make their life compatible with the earth and with their isolation. The beauty that surrounded them did not sustain them, but out of reverence for the land, there appeared the chosen ones--the curanderos who understood the medicinal uses of herbs; the veijitos, the old men who made folklore, history and tradition and recounted it to the younger generations. And from this same tradition came the Patrón, a man who had the ability to channel ambition and determination, and to make the land and its people yield to the law of common interest. He was a protector, a watcher of signs; he was a code maker, a fashioner of a way of life that is sadly missing in today’s world. He was called the Patrón by those whom he loved and who returned that love with work, faith and personal devotion. They called him the Patrón, but they might just as well have called him the Godfather.

José Ortiz y Pino has portrayed New Mexico, its characters and traditions with a sagacious wit and poignant keenness that could only have emanated from one who grew up in its midst. And he has narrated for us the story of a man whose visions had no limits, a man whose dedication to his goal was matched only by his sense of justice and compassion for all men--Don José Ortiz, The Last Patrón.

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DONE FROM LIFE
A Novel
By Elspeth Grant Bobbs

A mystery set in the art colony in 1950s Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The small art colony of La Villa Real in the Sangre de Cristos dozed while the interesting mix of residents go about their business. Only newly transplanted Mary McIntire suspects that there is more under the New Mexican sun than meets the eye. Three of the "old guard" artists at the Art Association have recently died of tragic accidents. Is this changing of the guard a natural progression or is there something more sinister afoot? Mary finds herself in the unnerving position of being the only one taking this seriously and also being close friends with every possible suspect. Is there no one who is what appears on the surface? Mary puts herself in deadly danger to find out.

This mystery set in the early 1950s about the author's adopted town gives the reader a tantalizing glimpse of a more laid-back and calmer time. The characters and the passions that drive them, however, still move about the streets of any artist colony, at any time.

Elspeth Grant Bobbs was born and educated in England. Initially studying law at Oxford University, she finished her degree at Liverpool when war broke out. She moved to Santa Fe in 1943 where she met her husband, Howard Bobbs. During the setting of her novel, the 1950s, she and her husband lived on Canyon Road. There was a studio gallery for him and a small bookshop for her, with three little girls in the back. It was a happy time. She is a “Santa Fe Living Treasure” and is known for her fabulous gardens and philanthropy work.

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DONE IN THE SUN
Solar Projects For Children
By Anne Hillerman

A children’s guide to solar energy including 11 easy projects.

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In easy-to-read style, simple experiments with common household objects teach young readers first-hand about solar power. The book makes learning fun and appeals to children who want to try things out for themselves. Step-by-step directions are given for each experiment along with a complete list of the items needed. In each project, the sun is the hero and (in story form) the book uses three children as characters to ask questions and the perform the experiments which are “done in the sun.” Parents and teachers will welcome this book as an aid to explaining how the sun works for all of us. Fully illustrated, black and white line drawings, bibliography.

Anne Hillerman is a professional journalist and writer and is the author of many books including Children’s Guide to Santa Fe, also from Sunstone Press. She is the daughter of Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe with her photographer husband.

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DORIS FLEESON
Incomparably the First Political Journalist of Her Time
By Carolyn Sayler

"With newspapers and conventional journalism on the wane, this book is a fascinating reminder of the tremendous influence traditional newspapers once held over the everyday life and politics of American citizens." --KANSAS HISTORY

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"She was my idol," said columnist Mary McGrory. McGrory, in writing of women, referred to Doris Fleeson as "incomparably the first political journalist of her time." Fleeson was, in fact, the first woman in the United States to become a nationally syndicated political columnist. In 1945, with the encouragement of Henry Mencken, she launched her column. In her career she would write some 5,500 columns during the next twenty-two years. Fleeson's appearance could be disarming. Once at a party Lady Bird Johnson exclaimed, "What a gorgeous dress, Doris. It makes you look just like a sweet, old-fashioned girl." The wife of Senator Stuart Symington interjected, "Yes, just a sweet old-fashioned girl with a shiv in her hand."

Comments of a few of her friends:

Eleanor Roosevelt: "I am always happy to see her because one expects journalists and war correspondents to lose some of their enthusiasm and convictions. Doris always feels strongly and bolsters my feeling that it is worth fighting for the things one believes in."

Henry Mencken: "Your pieces are excellent stuff…. You get as much into 400 or 500 words as the comrades get into columns, and it is better told."

Liz Carpenter: "She was short, attractive, thin and full of bustle…. You admired this woman who had carved her way into being significant at the President's press conferences."

Helen Thomas: "What struck me was that in conversation she was on her soapbox and could be very vehement. Her columns were straight, balanced, unbiased…. They were so intelligent…."

Jacqueline Kennedy: "I cannot tell you how touched and grateful I am that you should write such a thing. You are so many altitudes above 'women's page' subjects…."

Carolyn Sayler lives in Lyons, Kansas, ten miles from the town of Sterling where Doris Fleeson was born in 1901. Knowing members of the Fleeson family, she began researching the life of the columnist whose straightforward take on Washington became a daily fix for newspaper readers across the nation. Sayler has a background in journalism as a member of a Kansas newspaper family. She is the author of a history of Manhattan, Kansas, which tells of the town's founding during the Free State struggle, its strong connections with New England, and its abolitionist college, now Kansas State University.

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DOUGHNUT DOLLIES
American Red Cross Girls During World War II
By Helen L. Airy

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American service men in England during World War II called American Red Cross girls “Doughnut Dollies.” It was a warm and affectionate term designed to show the soldiers’ appreciation for the morale-building efforts of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross girls operated “clubmobiles” which were driven to air bases where the girls served fresh doughnuts, hot coffee, and broadcast Big Band music over loud-speakers to welcome airmen as they returned from missions overseas. Red Cross girls also helped establish and operate recreation clubs wherever American service men were stationed. In London, fourteen American Red Cross clubs furnished entertainment, meals, snacks and maintained dormitories for soldiers on leave. This novel is the story of two Red Cross Aero Club directors stationed on air fields where they were instructed to establish recreation clubs. It is a story of their accomplishments, frustrations, romances, and the tragedies they witnessed and experienced.

Helen Airy was raised on a cattle ranch in Northern California. After graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, she was employed for several years as a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner. At the outbreak of World War II, her restless ways led her to join the American Red Cross personnel in war-time England. Airy served in England in various capacities where she gained an understanding of the tragedy of war. She saw courageous young men lose their lives and witnessed the grief their loss left behind. She came to admire and appreciate the stiff upper-lip courage and the generosity of the English people who opened their doors and their hearts, and shared their meagre provisions with the American and other forces that flooded their country. Airy has always been proud to be called a “Doughnut Dolly.”

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DOUGLAS ATWILL PAINTINGS
By Douglas Atwill

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Douglas Atwill is a painter who lives in Santa Fe, painting the New Mexico landscape and gardens, often his own studio garden. His paintings are in collections coast to coast and he continues to have solo exhibits. Atwill’s observations accompany each illustration. His other books from Sunstone Press include: Why I Won’t Be Going to Lunch Anymore, The Galisteo Escarpment, Imperial Yellow, Creep Around the Corner, The Oyster Shell Driveway, Dinner in the Labyrinth, and Husband Memory Pickles.


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DOÑA LONA
A Novel Based on the Life of Doña Tules
By Blanche Chloe Grant

Facsimile of Original 1941 Edition with a New Foreword by Marcia Muth.

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It was a time of turbulence, turmoil and trouble that culminated in the Mexican War and the American Army occupation of what had been part of Mexico since their independence from Spain in 1821. Doña Lona is a woman of wealth and importance in New Mexico and, as the owner of a gambling hall, she becomes involved in the politics of the time. She is a loyal supporter of the Americans and helps them in the days after the conquest when there were still pockets of rebellion. She is in the right place to act as a spy for the new government.

Doña Lona is a story based on actual history and the life of the famous gambling queen, María Gertrudis Barceló, better known as Doña Tules. The characters are all part of the real life drama of the settling of the American Southwest. Doña Tules is also the subject of another book, The Wind Leaves No Shadow by Ruth Laughlin, also published by Sunstone Press in its Southwest Heritage Series.

Blanche Chloe Grant was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1874 and died in Taos, New Mexico in 1948. A graduate of Vassar College, she also had studied art at the Art League in New York City and attended other art schools. She continued her successful art career in painting throughout her life but began a second career as a writer after moving to Taos in 1920. She began to research the history of Taos and the Southwest and the people who were part of that history. Grant wanted to make that history readily accessible to her contemporaries, so she wrote her books all based on the facts she had uncovered in her research into the past. She is also the author of When Old Trails Were New and Taos Indians, as well as the editor of Kit Carson's Own Story of His Life, all from Sunstone Press in their Southwest Heritage Series.

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DREAM AFFIMALS
Inspiration to Fulfill Your Wildest Dreams
By Elaine Miller Bond

“Animals can teach us so much, whether they are caring for their young, exhibiting altruism, communicating with each other, or just surviving. Elaine Miller Bond’s 'Dream Affimals' is an inspiration and a lesson—from all creatures great and small to all readers young and old.” —Michael Markarian, Chief Program and Policy Officer of The Humane Society of the United States

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What if a puma could spring from the grass and motivate you to “Get more pounce to the ounce?” Or what if an electric eel could somehow zap you with the mindset to “Be positive”? Such is the concept behind Dream Affimals—that animals can uplift your spirits, simply by doing what comes naturally.

Forty animals share their wisdom in this book, from the snow leopard to the honeybee to the frillfin goby (a small jumping fish). And their affirmations come alive through beautiful illustrations and heartening, well-researched tales of the wild, like the loggerhead sea turtle, which hatches in a cramped pit dug into a Florida beach, then scampers by moonlight into the surf. The sea brings possibilities and the hope of reaching deep water, the Atlantic’s hiding place for tiny reptiles starting life with a journey covering thousands of miles. Intrepid little turtles and all the animals in this book make us feel good about our wildest dreams, as reachable, perhaps, as the nearest ocean.

Elaine Miller Bond is the author and illustrator of Affimals: Affirmations + Animals, her earlier book celebrating the wild kingdom. She took her master’s degree from Cambridge University, England and began her career as senior science writer for the University of California Natural Reserve System. Her writing and photography have appeared on the Discovery Channel and in Science, BBC Earth News, and other popular media. Another book, The Utah Prairie Dog, features more than 150 photographs she took on her adventure, with scientists, in the prairie dog’s native more-barking-the-better habitat.


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DREAMING INVISIBLE VOICES
Poems
By James McGrath

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This latest collection of poems from James McGrath aims to excite and honor the spirit of the natural world for the environmentalist, the artist, and the child in each of us. His poems, and Margreta Overbeck’s drawings, celebrate and illuminate the essence of the natural world from ants through mountains to wolves. Their combination of poetry and drawings reflect their growing up in the natural world—McGrath in the Pacific Northwest, Overbeck in the mountains of Colorado.

James McGrath is known for his narrative poetry in the six KAET/PBS American Indian Artists Series in the 1970s. He has been published in seventeen anthologies and was poet-artist in residence with USIS Arts American in Yemen in the 1990s. Two previous books of poetry were published by Sunstone Press: At the Edgelessness of Light and Speaking with Magpies. The latter received a Finalist Award in Poetry in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards.

“This is a collection that celebrates all living things like a prayer in the wind. —Marjorie Agosin, author of The Alphabet in My Hands

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DREAMS AND PROMISES
The Story of the Armand Hammer United World College
By Theodore D. Lockwood

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The founding of an international school in the hills of northern New Mexico was not only a unique education venture, it was also the story of unusual individuals involved in an enterprise that is undoubtedly the finest memorial to the controversial businessman and philanthropist, Armand Hammer. As one of the United World Colleges under the presidency of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the institution opened with a flourish in September 1982, struggled with disappointments and financial uncertainty, but persevered to become an outstanding academic program for young people, ages 16 to 19, from over 70 countries around the world. This book focuses on the personalities involved, the international perspective, and the unpredictable participation of Hammer and his associates. It provides glimpses of all these people. It also offers an inspiration to a public hoping for better educational opportunities. Dedicated to enhancing the possibilities for peace and to training young people in community service, the college is a fascinating alternative at a time when improving the human condition is the highest priority.

Theodore D. Lockwood has been in education all his life from the time he completed his doctorate in history at Princeton University. He taught for many years and then became dean of faculty at Concord College, provost at Union College, president of Trinity College (Hartford), and then, after a premature retirement, the founding president of this United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico, USA.

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DRIVING TOWARD THE MOON
Poems
By Barbara J. Berkenfield

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“I cannot remember a time when I was not writing,” says Barbara Berkenfield. “After many years as a free-lance writer, I am very comfortable in my craft and write articles for a public audience with confidence. Throughout my life poetry has been my very personal place, where I can release and organize the words that define ‘me.’ I have seldom shared my poems with an audience beyond my immediate family, and only five have been previously published. Therefore in the roar of today’s world, I hope that my ‘mouse voice’ is loud enough to evoke memories and sentimental sparks among my new audience.”

Barbara Berkenfield grew up amid the noise and soot of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during its heyday as a city of belching steel mills and clanging street cars. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Wellesley College, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in History of Art. In New York City, she found both her niche as a research consultant at the Wildenstein Gallery and her husband John Berkenfield. Following a stint in suburbia, John’s career took them abroad with two young sons and they all thrived in the vibrancy of Paris and the beauties and traditions of France. Since 1989 they have lived in Santa Fe where she is a free-lance writer and a docent at the living history museum, El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Many of her poems have been sharpened while on their treasured driving trips in the Southwest with their dog Molly.

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DULCE
Anglo Family Life on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation
By Patricia Williams Lein

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When Al Williams moved his family to the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation in Dulce, New Mexico, he did not know what to expect. Cool rushing mountain streams, majestic mountains, and enriching friendships were his reward. He became friends with Chief Baltazar as well as Ish Koten, the sheriff, and the Williams' family had many happy, exciting and frightening experiences there. Northern New Mexico has become a mecca for the movie industry since then, but everyone who travels there learns the lessons so innocently taught by the Jicarillas--peace, determination, and loyalty.

Patricia Williams Lein was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Dulce at the age of four. She graduated from Albuquerque High School and has traveled and lived in many other states pursuing her hobbies of painting and writing. This book was written because of a burning desire to tell others about the wonderful experiences she had during those years in Dulce. Her father, Al Williams, was eventually given the honorary title of Chief Red Eagle by Jim Baltazar, the Jicarilla Apache chief at that time. This is her first book.

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DUST DEVILS
Journeys in the Vanishing American West
By Dayton Lummis

“The prose of Dayton Lummis crackles with the dry, wry humor of a seasoned desert philosopher and poet. Lummis is an American original. He belongs to the landscape, much like the tumbleweed and the disappearing Saguaro cactus.” --Kevin Starr, former California State Librarian

“For those of us drawn to the empty spaces on the maps, who head for the unnamed roads that lead away from it all, Dayton Lummis is an able and amiable guide. If his book seems to be more meander than journey, don’t be fooled. He relies on a nomad’s compass in the tradition of Everett Ruess and Edward Abbey. Lummis marks a trail well worth following, as he explores the territory where spirits soar.” --Frank Clifford, Environment Editor, Los Angeles Times

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Dayton Lummis has lived a unique American life--as museum director in a mountain ghost town 9,500 feet high, as caretaker of an abandoned ranch surrounded by endless desert, as an inveterate wanderer pulled through vast empty landscapes that most Americans have never heard of, and will never see. And always--always--on his journeys, he takes back roads. The characters Lummis has met and interacted with along the way form a vivid rogues’ gallery of oddballs, misfits and losers, and he knows how to tell their stories. As a highly opinionated (his friends say grumpy) observer himself, Lummis gives trenchant insight into a region and a way of life that helped shape America, but now seems to be vanishing forever.

Born in New York City, raised on Philadelphia’s Main Line and educated in the Ivy League, Dayton Lummis was nevertheless drawn inexorably into the most remote regions of the American West, where he has lived and worked. It all started when his parents divorced, and his eccentric father left the East Coast for a primitive little ranch in a then-isolated section of the Malibu Mountains, half a century before the Hollywood stars got there. On his first trip out West as a teen-ager, Dayton Lummis came to love America’s most desolate regions. Fifty years later, his ardor still burns hot. He divides his time between Santa Fe and Pennsylvania, but his wanderlust is insatiable, and he is always ready to hit the road again.

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DYNAMITE AND SIX-SHOOTER
The story of Outlaw Thomas E. “Black Jack” Ketchum
By Jeff Burton

The story of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, an outlaw of the Old West. Facsimile of the Original 1970 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Thomas E. Ketchum, better known as “Black Jack” Ketchum, at six foot two inches tall with dark skin and black hair and described as having a “wonderful physique,” never became one of those folklore desperados whose violent and lawless ways were burnished with an illusive romance. If he is remembered at all, it is mostly for the peculiar circumstances which attended the curtailment of his earthly career. Yet, as a man who was noted in his own day, and who stood out above most others in his dubious profession, he is worthy of more than passing mention. He and his companions were among the boldest outlaws ever to ride the American Southwest, and almost the last of their line. Tom Ketchum and his small gang--one member was his brother Sam--were on the dodge in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona for less than four years and their career of banditry lasted for little more than two years.

Tom, often confused with the earlier Black Jack Christian who was the first outlaw in New Mexico to carry the handle “Black Jack,” was always the leader of their gang. In the end he paid dearly for his escapades. At his hanging in 1901 he declared, “Hurry up boys, I’m due in Hell for dinner.”

Jeff Burton was born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1936. His interest in history, folklore, and myth began at an early age. His special field has been the study of law enforcement and outlawry in the American West.

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THE EARTH BEHIND MY THUMB
Poems
By Barbara Berkenfield

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According to Barbara Berkenfield, "when my first book of poetry Driving Toward the Moon was published in 2005, I never thought to add 'Volume I' because it never occurred to me that there would ever be enough material for a second book. But here it is, proof that wonders do never cease, with a selection of poems written during the past three years. It is often said that a second effort is never as good as the first, when an author has the advantage of drawing on a wealth of ideas and material germinating for many years. In spite of this concern, I hope my second collection will once again evoke the pleasure of common memories, as well as the pain of certain world events which should never be forgotten."

Barbara Berkenfield grew up amid the noise and soot of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during its heyday as a city of belching steel mills and clanging street cars. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Wellesley College, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in History of Art. In New York City, she found both her niche as a research consultant at the Wildenstein Gallery and her husband John Berkenfield.

John's career eventually took them abroad with two young sons. They loved the vibrant energy of Paris and came to cherish the beauties and traditions of France. After seven years, the return to their home in New York suburbia provided severe culture shock which was eventually alleviated by their move to Santa Fe in 1989. Barbara is a free-lance writer and a docent at the living history museum, El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Like those in the first book, these poems of the last three years have been polished, or sometimes written, on treasured road trips in the Southwest.

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EARTH HORIZON
Facsimile of Original 1932 Edition
By Mary Austin

The autobiography of the well-known Southwestern U.S. writer.

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Mary Austin published her autobiography in 1932 near the end of her long and creative career. Earth Horizon is both an account of her personal life and of her development as a writer. As always true to her special individualism, she wrote this book sometimes in the first person voice and sometimes in the third person. Using this literary device enabled her to speak frankly about her life while also commenting on the events and decisions that formed and influenced her life and writing. Earth Horizon is not only unique in its approach but brings a special psychological interest to the subject of autobiography.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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EARTH-MARKED LIKE YOU
Poems
By Mary Dezember

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With a voice both sensual and spiritual, the poetry of Earth-Marked Like You presents the body as a temporal and spatial expression of the soul. These poems suggest that our passion as human beings is to transcend our ordinary lives so we can feel the excitement of the life force and that we use our bodies in our attempts to do this. A quest for the integration of human intellect, physicality and spirituality, this collection explores love, risk and faith. While we are on Earth, we are human, souls with bodies, spiritual yet Earth-marked.

Mary Dezember has always been a writer and has worked in a variety of writing professions, but it wasn't until the age of thirty-seven that she began writing poetry and began pursuing her PhD in Comparative Literature from Indiana University. Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of English at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, she performs her poetry nationally at arts festivals, bookstores, conferences, coffee houses, art galleries and museums, and in other poetry venues.


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EAST ORANGE BY CHRISTMAS
My Father's Love Letters from London, 1933
By John L. Kessell

Memoirs of his parents including love letters from his father to his mother by a well-known Southwestern United States historian.

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Both mature professionals, they fell in love with childlike glee. John and Dorothy had met briefly in New Jersey. A medical doctor from Australia, he was en route to the British Isles to further his education. Friends of Dorothy, also a doctor, had fixed them up on a blind date neither looked forward to. Yet they had fun. When she decided on a summer vacation in England, her best friend and traveling companion Helen broke her leg at the last moment, as if by fate. John happily saw Dorothy around London but thought of her only as a lady doctor from America. Then, in the hospital matron’s sitting room, something happened that changed both their lives. A rushed courtship, a simple wedding in Wesley’s Chapel, and the briefest of honeymoons followed. She sailed home, and John, scarcely believing he was now a married man, stayed on at St. Paul’s Hospital in London.

For three months, the Atlantic separated them. John wrote to Dorothy every morning and every night, never once missing a day. A self-confessed very ordinary man, he revealed much about himself and about how he coped in London during their separation, devising a hundred different ways to express his love for Dorothy. His letters convey a refreshing earnestness and honesty. Although Dorothy’s half of the correspondence has not survived, her mysterious cable, “Come at once!” assured John’s arrival in East Orange by Christmas. This tenderhearted story, based on the love letters John wrote to Dorothy from London in 1933 and including numerous excerpts, is told by their son for those of us who have experienced or imagined the love of a lifetime.

Born in New Jersey and raised in California, John Kessell did not set out to be a professional historian. His work in the 1960s, however, at Tumacacori National Monument in New Mexico, site of a Spanish colonial mission, alerted him to the possibility. Returning to graduate school with new purpose, he earned his doctorate at the University of New Mexico, survived a decade as historian-for-hire, and joined the UNM Department of History. His major historical editing project with colleagues Rick Hendricks, Meredith D. Dodge, and Larry D. Miller resulted in the six-volume Journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1691 – 1704. Kessell is also author of Kiva, Cross and Crown: The Pecos Indians and New Mexico, 1540 – 1840; The Missions of New Mexico Since 1776; and Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico.

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THE EDGE OF CHAOS
A Novel
By Pamela McCorduck

Where learning and change occur in the slender territory between predictability and disorder.

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An internationally renowned scientist who fears she’s taken one scientific risk too many; a distinguished archaeologist who’s haunted by taking too few; a world famous financier who’s lost everything except his money; an art gallery owner with a heartbreaking burden; a fugitive filmmaker; the head of a battered women’s shelter--these are some of the people who find themselves at the end of the Old Santa Fe Trail, at the end of the 20th century. Chance has brought them from all over to beautiful, legendary Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they shape, illuminate, and even deform each other’s lives unexpectedly, as if on the very edge of chaos. This edge of chaos, a scientific term for that slender territory between frozen predictability and hopeless disorder, is a dangerously unstable place. Learning and change can only happen there, but always under threat of sliding back to frozen order--or over into the chaotic abyss. And Santa Fe’s sons and daughters, even now, keep a precarious foothold on The Edge of Chaos, bringing their own pasts and their city’s rich history into an uncertain but exhilarating future.

Pamela McCorduck has published eight other books, translated into most of the major European and Asian languages. She has written for magazines ranging from Redbook and Cosmopolitan to Daedalus, and was a contributing editor to Wired. She was a board member and officer of the American PEN Center in New York, the authors’ organization, and an officer of the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has appeared on many television shows, including PBS’s News Hour and the CBS Evening News. CNN based a two-part documentary on her book, The Futures of Women.

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EDWARD O'BRIEN, MURAL ARTIST, 1910–1975
By Peter E. Lopez

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The early Twentieth Century brought into America many second generations of artists, writers, inventors and seekers of wealth who were born of immigrants from Europe. One of the great mural painters was born in 1910 to first generation Irish parents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His name was Edward O’Brien. Little is known about where we can see his earlier work. What we do know is that he left behind six mural masterpieces that were created between 1960 and 1975. Four murals were painted in New Mexico, one in Benet Lake, Wisconsin, at the St. Benedict’s Abbey and another at the Catholic Parish of St. Pius V in Chicago, Illinois.

What is so special about these murals is that they were created in places of worship and in Catholic institutes of learning. For more than three to four decades after their completion, they are still venerated today. Edward O’Brien’s use of acrylic paints blended with egg tempera on dry plastered panels has been compared to those of Renaissance masters. With his minute attention to detail and patient layering of paint, the luminosity of the murals appears as if it was just completed recently.

Edward O’Brien’s work reflects his study of the Old Masters and their technique of capturing light and expression. His murals depict the artist’s fascination with history and religion expressed through an eclectic mixture of landscapes, portraits and architecture. The murals reflect an influence of the great mural Mexican artists of the 1920s.

Peter Lopez is a master santero artist who was born in the rural town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 1940. Today, he resides in Montezuma, New Mexico. He has a bachelor’s degree in art education from the University of New Mexico. He spent four years in the Marine Corps and worked a number of years for the New Mexico State Department of Labor. He has two daughters, five grandsons and one great-grandson. He has been an active artist with the Spanish Colonial Arts Society for the last twenty-two years. Peter first viewed the mural, “Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Love for the Indian Race,” a spectacular work of Edward O’Brien’s, at the St. Catherine’s Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since then, Peter has channeled his inspiration from Edward O’Brien’s art and created a collector’s edition of Edward O’Brien’s mural art work.

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EGON SCHIELE
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By Alessandra Comini

The short life and startling works of Expressionist artist Egon Schiele (1890–1918), are examined within the cultural context of early 20th-century Vienna.

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Egon Schiele was a meteor that flashed across the galaxy of Viennese art at the beginning of the last century. Although he lived only twenty-eight years—dying quite suddenly of influenza in 1918 just as World War I came to an end—he left a stunning pictorial oeuvre. Schiele's obsession with sexuality, his own and that of others, made him at once a voyeur and a participant in that sexual imperative which Freud was concurrently plumbing with such unsettling results. The disturbing revelations of Schiele's unmasking portraiture and of the new science of psychology disclosed a collective cultural anxiety during the last years of the crumbling Austrian empire. Schiele was disturbingly dualistic: his provocative explorations of erotica with their startlingly modern sensibilities do not prepare the viewer for the tenderness revealed in his lyrical landscapes and mostly unpeopled town scenes. These emit a haunting loneliness and are related to an obsession with pathos expressed in the artist’s melancholy allegories and existential portraits.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as The Fantastic Art of Vienna, Gustav Klimt, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Kollwitz Calamities, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

“The best book on the Viennese wunderkind so far and maybe forever.” —John Canaday, The New York Times

“Alessandra Comini brings a keen eye and passionate spirit of engagement to the art of Egon Schiele. Her original research and scholarly insights illuminate the work and life of this quintessential Austrian artist.” —Renée Price, Director, Neue Galerie New York, Museum for German and Austrian Art

On the Cover: Death and Maiden (Self-Portrait with Walli), 1915 K. 207, oil on canvas, Courtesy Österreichische Galerie, Vienna.

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EGON SCHIELE'S PORTRAITS
By Alessandra Comini

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Egon Schiele was a meteor that flashed across the galaxy of Viennese art at the beginning of the last century. Although he lived only twenty-eight years—dying quite suddenly of influenza in 1918 just as World War I came to an end—he left a stunning pictorial oeuvre. Schiele’s obsession with sexuality, his own and that of others, made him at once a voyeur and a participant in that sexual imperative which Freud was simultaneously plumbing with such unsettling results. The disturbing revelations of Schiele’s unmasking portraiture and of the new science of psychology disclosed a collective cultural anxiety during the last years of the crumbling Austrian empire. As a seer into the souls of his sitters, Schiele redefined portraiture in the age of Angst.

Alessandra Comini is University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, where she taught for thirty-one years after having served on the faculty at Columbia University for ten years. She is the author of eight books, one of which, Egon Schiele’s Portraits, was nominated for the National Book Award. The Republic of Austria extended her its Grand Decoration of Honor in 1990. This is her third book on the artist; she has also published Schiele in Prison, an extended essay and English translation of the 1912, makeshift diary Schiele kept during his twenty-four days in a provincial prison cell—a forgotten cell which she discovered and photographed in 1963. The cell is now part of a Schiele Museum in the village of Neulengbach. Her 2014 Megan Crespi mystery novel, Killing for Klimt, is followed by The Schiele Slaughters.

“The best book on the Viennese wunderkind so far and maybe forever.” —John Canaday in The New York Times Book Review

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EL PAISANO, NUEVO MÉXICO: VIDA Y DILEMA
New Mexico: Life and Dilemma
By Benedicto Cuesta

Spanish Edition

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From the Introduction by John M. Pacheco, PhD:

“Father Benedicto Cuesta has captured the history of the living New Mexican by relating incidents in which one clearly visualizes the daily action, conversations and expressions which were heard yesterday and will certainly be heard tomorrow. The brief histories and topics discussed in Father Cuesta’s book are often painful to the New Mexican in that some depict the agonies of the continuous problems of life. Customs and traditions are vividly incorporated into the life of the paisano in a manner that causes one to relive the process of adaptation to those which time often attempts to influence. The book is rich in accurate historical facts which identify the author as one who has experienced what he writes and who understands the people about whom he writes.” In Spanish.

El Paisano has been endorsed by Henry W. Pascual, Director of Cross-Cultural Education, and Jose Griego, Bilingual Specialist, New Mexico State Department of Education; by John Aragón, President, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas; and by George H. Ewing, Director of the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe. For excellence of language and content, and general cultural interest to all Spanish-speaking people, El Paisano is recommended for use in the schools of New Mexico and in other states offering bilingual programs in the schools.

Father Benedicto Cuesta, an educator, journalist, lecturer and scholar, as well as a priest was educated at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and Notre Dame, Father Cuesta spent decades in New Mexico, “deeply involved with the people, especially in the rural communities of the North.” He says further, “I have combined, in most of my life, service to the people as both teacher and priest, and by taking an active part in the academic programs of colleges and universities, both here and abroad, have sought to further interest in the Spanish culture and language.” Father Cuesta lived in Spain, Mexico and other South American countries before coming to New Mexico. He taught at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

“Tales of the New Mexico chicanos written in clear, simple Spanish. There is a warning here that the calm even tenor traditional folkways of the past are faced with a present danger.” —Books of the Southwest

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EMILY IN KHARA KOTO
A Young Girl’s Adventure in Mongolia
By Gerald G. Hotchkiss

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Emily, a fourteen year old New England girl in the mid-1920s, is always looking for adventure. Once, when four English con men attempted to steal rare jewels found in a discovered pyramid, Emily’s keen eyes and sharp mind helped in their capture and they were placed in hard labor on an ocean liner shoveling coal into its large furnaces. But they escaped, hid out among the passengers, and swam ashore when the liner docked in New York Harbor. The youngest one, Nutts, however, left them and started afresh as an honest young man living in New York City. But the others’ lives and crimes continued. Now Emily sets off to explore Mongolia with its rivers and high deserts and its colorful yurts and shaggy ponies. But it holds a secret that could change the way of life for all its people.

Gerald G. Hotchkiss is a retired magazine publisher who has written several children's and young adult books including: Emily and the Lost City of Ergup, the first Emily story; Zoe and the Pirate Ship Revenge and Claire at the Crocker Farm, both from Sunstone Press; Life Begins at Seventy and Music Makers, A Guide to Singing in a Chorus from Sunstone Press; and has illustrated One Hundred Million Wombats.

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ENDINGS
A Novel
By Barbara Bergin

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Following a tragic accident two years ago, Leslie Cohen, M.D. is driven to live the nomadic life of a locum tenens physician, moving from one temporary job to another, covering the practices of orthopedic surgeons while they take time off. Deeply affected because of her loss, this enables her to avoid forming relationships, both friendly and professional. And she is determined.

But all of this changes when she agrees to a one month commitment in Abilene, Texas, temporarily taking over the practice of Hal Hawley while he goes on leave to have surgery for cancer. Soon after arriving she realizes her mistake in taking on an extended post as she develops a strong bond with Doc Hawley and his wife.

Even more significant is the friend she finds in Regan Wakeman, a local rancher and contractor. There is conflict in her soul as Leslie tries to protect the memories she wants to keep alive no matter how painful they might be. As the relationship with him progresses, there is a gradual revelation of the tragedy that has remained her secret until now.

BARBARA BERGIN practices orthopedic surgery in Austin, Texas, where she resides with her husband and two children. She competes in reining, reined cow horse and cutting, and has been ranked nationally in the reined cow horse performance sport. She and her husband own a ranch in Smithville, Texas.

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THE ENEMY GODS
Facsimile of 1937 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons
By Oliver La Farge

New Foreword by Marc Simmons and An Appreciation by John Pen La Farge

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In his first book, the Pulitzer Prize novel Laughing Boy, Oliver La Farge gave us a superb lyrical story of Navajo Indian life. In the fullness of his maturity as a writer, he later returned to the Navajo scene with The Enemy Gods, a richer, deeper book than he had written before and its theme, both an absorbing story and a living social document, is nearer to his heart.

It centers around Myron Begay—Divine Arrow is his Indian name—a young Navajo who is apparently won away from his tribe until he believes that he can solve the problem of life by making an imitation white man out of himself. Never able to escape from what he really is—a potential leader of his own people—he becomes more and more confused until he finally breaks down and commits murder.

As one under a curse, Myron instinctively goes back into the Navajo country where he drifts as a lost soul. Through a series of superb scenes, the story rises to the final emotional crisis leading to the solution of his life.

Born in 1901, Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge is ranked among the literary lions of American Southwestern letters. Since his death in 1963, his reputation has continued to grow and new honors have been added to his name. Laughing Boy, a novel of Navajo life, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930, putting his name in lights before he was 30.

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ENSNARED IN A SPIDER'S WEB
A World War II POW Held by the Japanese
By Morgan Thomas Jones, Jr. with Linda Dudik

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In December of 1940, Morgan Thomas Jones, Jr. enlisted in the New Mexico National Guard and chose his state’s regiment to fulfill what was to have been one year of military service. Instead, Morgan ended up serving more than five years in the Army—most of that time as a Japanese prisoner of war. This memoir is one of the last written accounts of an American who survived the defense of the Philippines, the Bataan Death March, captivity in various prisoner of war camps, a torturous voyage on a Hell Ship, and forced labor in a copper mining camp in Kosaka, a town north of Tokyo, until the Americans were liberated.

But the book does not end with his liberation. While in Kosaka, Morgan had struck up a relationship with his guard, Ogata San. Some thirty years after the war ended, Morgan traveled back to Japan in part to see his old friend and he shares the story of that 1978 journey in his last chapter. Ogata San passed away one year later, but even today Morgan still exchanges gifts with his guard’s widow.

In writing his memoir, Morgan drew on handwritten notes he made inside his Bible during the war, notations in a journal he kept as a prisoner, and a scrapbook his mother had put together while the Japanese held her only son. They, like Morgan’s book, are testimonies that speak to values and faith too often forgotten in a more modern America.

Morgan Thomas Jones, Jr. was born in 1916 in Kansas but spent his childhood and adolescent years in Clovis, New Mexico. After high school, he graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock with a Business degree having worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in the summers. This later evolved into a full-time position. When he enlisted in one of the National Guard regiments, the 200th Coast Artillery, Morgan and his unit ended up in the Philippines in the fall of 1941. He and others from New Mexico became some of the earliest American prisoners of war and Morgan’s one-year enlistment became five years, five months, and five days. He spent most of that time as a POW.

After Morgan came home in October of 1945, he returned to his job with the Santa Fe Railroad where he met his wife, Marguerite, who also worked for the railroad. Having spent forty-five years in a management position, he retired in 1980. Although his wife is no longer living, today he lives in a retirement community in California where his children and grandchildren visit him regularly. But he remains a son of New Mexico, proud of his National Guard unit’s service in World War II and proud of his lifelong association with the Santa Fe Railroad that influenced New Mexico’s history.

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ENTREPRENEUR TO INVESTOR THE HARD WAY
By David L. Durgin with Sherry Robinson

The success story of an entrepreneur who developed into an expert on cultivating investment opportunities.

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Step into the bare-knuckle world of a high-tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist and meet Dave Durgin. Dave evolved from engineer to bootstrap businessman to high-tech entrepreneur in a challenging business environment. The knowledge he shares in this book will be an inspiration to fellow entrepreneurs.

Deal by deal, small investment to large investment, Dave built a successful portfolio as an angel investor and co-founded a successful venture capital firm. In the process, he honed his model of money and mentoring, as he guided startups and their eager but inexperienced founders. Outside his own businesses, he labored with other visionaries to improve the business environment in his state, New Mexico.

This book allows you to get inside the head of a successful entrepreneur and investor and understand how he thinks, how he weighs opportunities, how he copes with adversity. He’s clear about his values: people count, and friendships come first. There is practical advice on business plans, marketing, hiring, boards, teams, partners and commercialization. His venture evaluation criteria can help investors and allow entrepreneurs to size up their operations before they seek venture capital.

The book also offers a ringside seat in the hidden arena of defense contracting as it expanded during the Cold War. Durgin is frank about why technology transfer, after 30 years, still hasn’t lived up to its hype.

David L. Durgin grew up in New England and moved to New Mexico in 1961 to join Sandia Laboratory as it ramped up during the Cold War. In 1967 he became one of the first to transfer Sandia technology. His first start-up company didn’t survive, but it provided a lifetime of lessons and many credits toward his MBR (Master’s in Business Reality). He spent twenty years in defense contracting, building businesses within both BDM International and Booz Allen Hamilton. In the 1980s, with the Cold War winding down, technology transfer looked like a golden life preserver. Durgin and his partners launched Quatro Corporation, the first company in New Mexico to focus on transferring technologies from government laboratories. Quatro started and incubated companies and provided manufacturing and financing for them. In 1996 the partners parted, and Durgin retained the manufacturing and investment entities. Through Quatro and as an angel investor, he built a successful portfolio of 11 companies. In 2003 he and two partners co-founded Verge Fund, the first New Mexico-based venture fund dedicated to financing New Mexico companies. Today Albuquerque, New Mexico has 21 companies that bear his fingerprints and his investments.

Sherry Robinson is a long-time New Mexico business journalist, author and award-winning writer.

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ERNIE PYLE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
A Biography of the Famous World War II Correspondent
By Richard Melzer

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Richard Melzer does for Ernie Pyle what Ernie Pyle did for thousands of average G.I.s overseas: he describes Pyle's joys and struggles from Ernie's perspective, in candid, straightforward terms. The result is a focused biography, rich in detail and broad in appeal, just as Ernie would have liked it.

BOOK NEWS reported: "A well-written and researched slice of the famous war correspondent's peripatetic life."

Dr. Melzer is also the author of two other Sunstone Press books: BREAKDOWN, HOW THE SECRET OF THE ATOMIC BOMB WAS STOLEN DURING WORLD WAR II and WHEN WE WERE YOUNG IN THE WEST, TRUE HISTORIES OF CHILDHOOD.

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ESPRIT DE CORPS
A Novel Inspired by Actual Events
By Connie Bertelsen Young with Herbert H. Roebuck

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Will Brown, a small town boy from West Virginia, an inexperienced youth who gets cold feet when he’s with his childhood sweetheart and cringes at confrontations with loud mouthed bullies, dreams of joining the Marines so he can become the man he longs to be. Sidesplitting antics include Will’s first experience in a rowdy Southern bar, training his uncooperative hound dog, a traumatic night at the dance, a wedding, recruitment and survival techniques as Will is molded into a Marine. Along with laughter, it’s a sober reminder of the horrifying price paid for war. While in the trenches of enemy territory, Will’s life is changed as he endures hardships far away from home and watches brave men give their lives to rescue others. Although a fictional tale, readers will find details about the Marine Corps’ strenuous and excellent training at Parris Island, Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton during the sixties, and the Marines’ incredible fortitude required throughout the War in Vietnam.

Herbert H. Roebuck had an outstanding career in the U.S. Marine Corps including service in Vietnam. He was born in 1928 in Tampa, Florida. His many experiences over the years inspired this book. He has received recognition for recruiting over 931 Marines. Herbert’s experiences in the Marine Corps and his creative ideas inspired Connie Bertelsen Young to write Esprit de Corps. Her first book, Signs of the Time was published in 2013. She has also written a humor column called “Valley Gal” for two San Joaquin Valley, California newspapers and many of her stories and articles have been published in various books and magazines.

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ETERNITY AT THE END OF A ROPE
Executions, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice in Texas, 1819–1923
By Clifford R. Caldwell and Ron DeLord

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Since 1819 over 3,000 souls found their personal “eternity at the end of a rope” in Texas. Some earned their way. Others were the victim of mistaken identity, or an act of vigilante justice. Deserved or not, when the hangman’s knot is pulled up tight and the black cap snugged down over your head it is too late to plead your case.

This remarkable story begins in 1819 with the first legal hanging in Texas. By 1835 accounts of lynching dotted the records. Although by 1923 legal execution by hanging was discontinued in favor of the electric chair, vigilante justice remained a favorite pastime for some. The accounts of violence are numbing. The cultural and racial implications are profound, and offer a far more accurate, unbiased insight into the tally of African-American and Hispanic victims of mob violence in the Lone Star State than has ever been presented. Many of these deeds were nothing short of morbid theater, worthy of another era.

This book is backed up by years of research and thousands of primary source documents. Includes Index and Bibliography.

Clifford R. Caldwell is recognized as an accomplished historian, author and researcher on the American West. He is an expert in period firearms, and has conducted extensive research on the Texas cattle trails, trail drivers and cattle kings. Cliff is the author of a dozen non-fiction history books, and volunteers some of his time doing research for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas.

Ron DeLord served as a patrol officer and detective from 1969 to 1977. In 1977, he was one of the founders of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) and was elected its first president. After thirty years as president, he is currently serving as special counsel. Ron is a licensed Texas attorney and is a nationally recognized police labor official, lecturer, and seminar leader. He is the author of numerous works on labor law as well as Texas history.


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EVERYONE LOVES RONALD MCDONALD
By Andrew Grof

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This is a zany romp through the modern American landscape, with the tour guide one Bingo Sherman, a possible descendant of the controversial Civil War general. Bingo, a joyous cross between Salinger’s Holden Caulfield and Kafka’s Joseph K attacks life with a zest that belies his Florida Panhandle origins. In this coming of age novel the action moves briefly from Miami’s South Beach to New York’s Upper West Side then back to South Beach again. Bingo is a seeker with a difference: he has absolutely no idea what he is seeking and knows only what he is not ready to settle for. The characters he encounters along the way serve to both open his eyes as well as to toughen him up for life’s many trials still ahead. Throughout the novel looms the almost mythical figure of Ronald McDonald, Bingo’s childhood hero for whom he still harbors a soft spot in his heart. Everyone Loves Ronald McDonald strikes just the right tone between irreverence and acute observation, and promises a rollicking good experience for anyone with common or even uncommon good sense. Includes Readers Guide. Andrew Grof, whose previous novel, The Goldberg Variations, also from Sunstone Press, was a critical success and translated into Hungarian (Argumentum Press, Budapest, 2014), has done readings at both the Miami International Book Fair and the Hungarian Book Festival in Budapest. He is Hungarian born and Hungarian, Viennese and New York educated. He currently resides in Miami where for the past thirty years he has been the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian at Florida International University and taught with distinction in both the English Department as well as the Honors College.

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EVERYONE NEEDS AN EDITOR
A Memoir
By Larry McCoy

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Rude, raucous and often funny in a newsroom, Larry McCoy has stuck to that winning combination in this memoir covering his life from an inexperienced writer at UPI to news director at CBS Radio to a retired journalist who is as appalled as non-journalists by what many news organizations consider news these days. Too old to be hired again now, he pokes fun at former employers and many of their products and practices. He denounces performance reviews, the U.S. media’s obsession with the British royal family, broadcasters who talk down to their audience, journalists who make up stories, know-nothing bosses, and a universe where virtually everyone feels the need to tweet. Never comfortable swimming with the tide, McCoy says the best journalist he ever met didn’t even finish high school and that newswomen may ask better questions than newsmen. As a public service to workers in all professions, he provides guidelines on how to write a smart, snappy note to your boss and, if that doesn’t do the trick, to your boss’s boss. But he has kind words for writers, producers, overseas stringers, desk assistants, technicians and, yes, even a few anchors.

Larry McCoy was a writer, editor, and producer at UPI, ABC, CBS and Radio Free Europe. While a manager at CBS, the radio newsroom won two treasured Peabody Awards. He wrote or edited copy for some of the biggest names in broadcasting, including Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Ed Bradley, Charles Osgood, Dallas Townsend, Douglas Edwards, Christopher Glenn and Ted Koppel and has a story or two about each of them. McCoy grew up in Indiana and lives on Long Island, New York with his wife, Irene, also a writer. More than half a century ago, a radio station owner told him, “Sarcasm doesn’t go in a small market.” He’s still trying to prove her wrong.

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EXPANDING THE NEW AUDIENCE FOR THEATRE
The History of ASSITEJ, Vol. II
By Nat Eek with Ann M. Shaw and Katherine Krzys

The Story of the International Association of Theatre for Children from 1976 to 1990.

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In June 1965 a group of dedicated professional artists of the theatre met in Paris, France, to create the International Association of Theatre for Children and Youth (ASSITEJ). Four days later ASSITEJ was born, and its story began in Discovering A New Audience For Theatre, Volume I (1964 – 1975). Now Volume II covers the years from 1976 – 1990 a period of the greatest divisiveness, which ultimately resulted in a rededication and a worldwide expansion under new leadership. ASSITEJ has over 80 national centers around the world. Its Secretariat is currently in Croatia, and the members of its current Executive Committee (2008 – 2011) come from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Rwanda, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Zambia.

Nat Eek, PhD is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Drama, and Dean Emeritus of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. He was personally involved in the first ten years of ASSITEJ, as a member of the Executive Committee, a Vice-President, and ultimately its President. He was named Honorary President of ASSITEJ. He has attended all the International Congresses of this History with the exception of the Moscow Congress in 1984.

Ann Shaw, EdD is an Associate Professor Emerita from Queens College of the City College of New York, a research historian of ASSITEJ, an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ International, an authority in creative dramatics and theatre for the handicapped, a former Vice-President of ASSITEJ and Founding President of ASSITEJ/USA (now TYA/USA), the USA national center for ASSITEJ. She has attended the International Congresses of this History in 1972, and from 1978 through 2005.

Katherine Kryzs is the Curator of the Child Drama Collection and Theatre Specialist for the Arizona State University Libraries, where the archives of ASSITEJ/USA and personal documentation about ASSITEJ are held. Her archival training includes The Modern Archive Institute at the National Archives in Washington, DC. She has also attended several of the International Congresses.

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EYES FORWARD
Messages for Today from Yesterday
By Robert Whitfield Miles, D.D.

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Here are words of hope and inspiration. Decades have passed since their author, Robert Whitfield Miles, preached these words, but their value endures to benefit all who seek spiritual substance and focus in their lives. Firmly grounded in a vibrant Christian faith, the messages breathe optimism. The theme, which knits them together, is that God’s purposes for human beings shall triumph ultimately over evil. These purposes will grow steadily clearer to a person as God’s relationship with that person evolves. Graphically articulated, these messages offer compelling alternatives to fanaticism, exclusion, and bigotry. To read them is to glimpse the possibility of a future in concert with an accessible God who cares. The twenty-five sermons, or messages, are representative of Dr. Miles’ preaching in a ministry that spanned thirty-four years. Transcribed from recordings, their voice and cadence exemplify the great oral tradition of preaching in America and show remarkable literary vitality in addition to biblical interpretation and spiritual guidance.

Robert Whitfield Miles, Presbyterian clergyman, scholar, and writer, devoted his pastoral career to the furtherance of God’s kingdom on earth and to building unity and ecumenism in the Christian community. Were he alive today, he would approach the future with the same optimism that so characterized his life and work in the past. Throughout his ministry he served four congregations: First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, as assistant minister; First Presbyterian Church, Auburn, Alabama; Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Virginia; and First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, as minister. In addition to his sermons, Dr. Miles published numerous articles and two books: That Frenchman, John Calvin and Christian Reconstruction.

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THE FABULOUS FRONTIER, 1846-1912
Facsimile of the Original 1962 Edition
By William A. Keleher

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Recapturing the atmosphere of Territorial days, this 1962 extensively annotated edition of a Southwestern classic focuses on southeastern New Mexico, where "murder was a common offense" and stagecoach robberies were "nothing to get excited about." The delineation of this last, lively frontier begins in 1846 and ends in 1912 with New Mexico statehood.

Here are the deeds, lives and legends of the colorful men who figure in New Mexico history. The lucky ones: John J. Baxter who struck it rich at White Oaks, Tom Wilson and Uncle Jack Winters of the Homestake claim, Jack Martin who brought water to the Jornada del Muerto and started the desperate struggle among stockmen culminating in the Lincoln County War, and the cattle king John S. Chisum. The land grabbers: Charles B. Eddy, accused of acquiring a county through coercion; the Denman gang dedicated to frightening settlers from their hereditary holdings; and Tom Catron, political boss and land-office man who owned more than a county. Writing men: Washington Matthews, Territorial army surgeon who told about the Navajo; Hubert Bancroft, prolific historian; Adolph Bandelier, pioneer anthropologist; Charles Lummis, the journalist who publicized life in the Territory through travel books; and Lew Wallace, Territorial governor who wrote "Ben Hur." The frontier newsmen: "Ash" Upson, chronicler of Billy the Kid; Major Bill Caffrey of White Oaks' "Lincoln County Leader"; Emerson Hough who mined his Western experiences for many a yarn; and Eugene Manlove Rhodes, beloved cowboy of the big circulation magazines.

New appraisal is given Albert B. Fall, who with Doheny, another old timer, figured in the Teapot Dome affair. Not neglected are such celebrated frontiersmen as Patrick Garrett, nemesis of Billy the Kid, and Albert J. Fountain, who, with his little son, a buckboard and high-stepping team, disappeared from the face of the earth. All these and many more live again in accurate eye-witness accounts that make this a prime source book on the old West.

William A. Keleher (1886-1972) observed first hand the changing circumstances of people and places of New Mexico. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, he arrived in Albuquerque two years later, with his parents and two older brothers. The older brothers died of diphtheria within a few weeks of their arrival. As an adult, Keleher worked for more than four years as a Morse operator, and later as a reporter on New Mexico newspapers. Bidding a reluctant farewell to newspaper work, Keleher studied law at Washington & Lee University and started practicing law in 1915. He was recognized as a successful attorney, being honored by the New Mexico State Bar as one of the outstanding Attorneys of the Twentieth Century. One quickly observes from his writings, and writings about him, that he lived a fruitful and exemplary life. He is also the author of "Turmoil in New Mexico," "Violence in Lincoln County," "Maxwell Land Grant," and "Memoirs," all from Sunstone Press.

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FAIR LAUGHS THE MORN
A Historical Romance of the Anza Expedition to California, 1775–1776
By Genevieve Gray

A Historical Romance of the Anza Expedition to California, 1775–1776

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While rebel colonists in New England dump tea into Boston Harbor, a rebellious, red-haired, convent orphan a continent away in Mexico City plots to escape the stifling treadmill to which she is bound. In her post as the indentured companion of a nobleman’s spoiled daughter, fiery Gabriella Salagado is befriended by the devoted Elias Martinez and becomes his wife only to find herself drawn to the aristocratic Martin de Neve. Dreams of a new beginning lead Elias and Gabriella to follow Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza in a thousand-mile trek from Nueva Espana’s northern frontier to the California coast. Despite her youth, Gaabriella is a skilled nurse and proves useful to her fellow pioneers. The expedition faces danger and hardship. Feisty Gabriella is accused of witchcraft, challenged by superstitious paisans and manhandled by natives. But the most unexpected surprises of all await her in California.

GENEVIEVE GRAY, graduate of Arkansas and Arizona universities, is a former teacher and author of juvenile fiction and curriculum materials for the classroom.

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FAKE IVORY
New and Selected Poems
By Marcia Muth

A collection of poems from a well known Southwestern U.S. writer and folk artist.

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If this was an art exhibit, it would have been called a retrospective. The poems are culled from some seventy years of the author’s writing about everyday life and world events. Their subjects include celebrating holidays, moving, the weather, trees, visiting museums and other places. They are a celebration of the enjoyment of life and the delights of living in harmony with nature. In this collection, Muth shows readers that there are no boundaries in the field of imagination.

Marcia Muth is a writer and an American folk artist. Even though she is internationally recognized as an artist—her paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums and in many private collections—poetry has been her way of recording her life experiences since she was a child. “Poetry has served me well as a way to respond to people, places and events in the world. It is my second language,” she says. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1966.

She is also the author of A World Set Apart, Memory Paintings; Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History; How to Paint and Sell Your Art; Indian Pottery of the Southwest; Kachinas, A Selected Bibliography; Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening which won a first place award in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards; Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Poems; Thin Ice and Other Poems; Sticks and Stones and Other Poems; and Words and Images, Poems, all from Sunstone Press. Her biography, Left Early, Arrived Late, by Teddy Jones, also from Sunstone Press, was published in 2008. In 2006, she was named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in recognition of her many accomplishments.

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THE FALCONER
A Novel of Mysticism and Adventure
By Jorge Gutierrez and James K. Omiya

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Mauro, a history teacher in South Texas, often watched and became a part of the frequent storms that swept the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. But this time things were different. The violence of wind, sand and sky contained visions of Arab warriors and explorers of centuries past. Could he have been touched by the mythical spell of the Falconer, an Arab of the Middle ages, and could the Falconer's power reach up to him from a forgotten time to reveal some reality long hidden? Who is this Falconer and these Arabs and what is the message they bear to Hispanics like Mauro? The reader may be surprised at this centuries-old truth.

Jorge Gutierrez, a bank lawyer, was born and raised in South Texas. He attended law school at the University of Texas at Austin where his research in Spanish archives led to his interest and fascination with the Hispanic connection to the Arab culture.

James K. Omiya is a second generation Japanese-American from El Paso, Texas. He is a writer and graphic designer who has lived in Texas all his adult life.

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FALL DOGS
A Novel
By Dan Rosenberg

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In this tale of Alaska, two young men come to Prince of Wales Island: one, a whaler who in 1849 was shipwrecked on the island’s southern rocky shore, and one who arrived by ferry in the summer of 1975 to search for his place in the grand scheme of things. Their two lives were forever changed by the adventure awaiting them. True, they were from different times but their stories were played on the same incredible stage against a backdrop rich in mystical folklore and native history. And whether by fate or chance, their lives became tied together.

In 1973 on the central Oregon coast, newlywed and fresh out of graduate school, Daniel Rosenberg with his wife Susan began a 24 year career raising pacific salmon. After Oregon they lived in southeast Alaska for twenty seven years. For the first twenty years there, Daniel first worked as a salmon hatchery manager for the Metlakatla Indian Community and then the Alaska Department of Fish and Game until his retirement in 1996. During that time he was also a consultant for the international non-governmental organization VOCA (Volunteer in Overseas Cooperative Assistance) in Russia and Egypt. And for a brief period of time after retiring from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Daniel worked as a production supervisor for the Alaska Aquaculture Foundation.

In 2003 Daniel and Susan moved to a small town in west Texas where at the time of this writing they own and operate a restaurant (The Pony Espresso) and a small vineyard (Aspermont Vineyards). They are quite content with their new life and the subtle beauty of the west Texas landscape.

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FALLING INTO ENCHANTMENT
Poems from the 1970s in Santa Fe, New Mexico
By Poems from the 1970s in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cover artwork by Reyes Padilla.

This is Eleanor Grogg Stewart’s first published poetry collection. Although she has written poetry for many years, she did not choose to publish for two reasons: first, she thinks that poetry is meant to be heard; and second, she was a teacher of college freshmen for forty-odd years and some of the poems did not seem appropriate for her students to read—perhaps an old-fashioned point of view. She thinks differently now, so here they are. Already published is a non-fiction work telling the story of her time as a teacher for Vietnamese “boat people” in a UNHCR first asylum refugee camp on Palawan Island in the Philippines from 1981 to1983. This was the most extraordinary experience of her life, and the book has helped her to reconnect with Vietnamese people who are now living full lives in many different countries.

Eleanor Grogg Stewart has a Bachelor’s Degree from Marietta College in Ohio and a Master’s Degree in theater from the University of Illinois. She was a professional actress for a number of years, performing mostly classical theater. Before she moved to New Mexico from New York City, she played Lady Capulet in Joseph Papp’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” at the Theater in the Park with a young Martin Sheen as Romeo. She has also taught public speaking and English composition to a variety of freshmen at Hunter College in New York City as well as educational institutions in Chicago, Denver, and New Mexico. In addition she taught Eslin language schools in Yokohama and Tokyo to a range of adult students including the first Japanese woman astronaut, Chiaki Mukai. At the time of the publication of this book, Eleanor lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she performs at poetry readings around the city.


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THE FAMILY JOKE BOOK
Stories and Jokes for All Ages
By Brad Taylor with illustrations by Hank Blaustein

"GREAT GOOD FUN" says the WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH

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This thoughtful collection of humorous and wholesome stories and jokes comes from the author’s family experiences, including stories told by and to grandparents and grandchildren. Loosely divided into four broad age groups, the book is one way to get the family talking and provides a vehicle for easy conversation and respectful interchange between children and other children; parents and children; and grandparents and their grandchildren. The stories also provide instructive challenges to the maturity of any young person’s understanding of humor. Much of this humor is based on stories told and heard from young people visiting the home of the author’s own children.

Brad Taylor, a retired banker and storyteller, was born in Wisconsin and has lived in New York, Latin America, San Francisco and Asia. With his wife, he divides his time between homes in Connecticut and New Mexico. Illustrator Hank Blaustein, a retired New York City school teacher, has been a freelance artist much of his life. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Baron’s, The National Review, The Village Voice and many others.

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THE FANTASTIC ART OF VIENNA
Great and Timeless Paintings from a Realm of Laughter and Light, of Brooding, Darkness and Splendid
By Alessandra Comini

“Comini is one of the most compellingly readable art historians writing today.” —Publishers Weekly

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Art, music, literature, and science in Vienna at the turn of the last century presented a series of wrenching dualities: reality and illusion, sexuality and death, the external world and the internal self. Celebrated art historian Alessandra Comini explores in a lively, authoritative text the demonic origins of the 1000-year-old Habsburg Empire, easternmost outpost of Christendom against the dreaded Ottoman Turks. Escape from death encouraged a flight from reality and a predilection for the fantastic. Strauss waltzes inspired a collective escapism while a conquering Napoleon entered the city—twice. Vienna’s fantastic heritage inspired composer Arnold Schönberg, author Hugo von Hofmannsthal, physician Sigmund Freud, and invigorated the work of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Anton Romako, Gustav Klimt, Alfred Kubin, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and the Fantastic Realism of Arnulf Rainer and Friedrich Hundertwasser.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, and The Kollwitz Calamities, all published by Sunstone Press.

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THE FAST TRACK TO ENLIGHTENMENT
Easy Instructions on Clearing Your Negative Conditioning, So You Can Live From Your Heart in the Now
By Amara Mahdhuri

“Amara’s healing work is a testimony to the evolving times where it is now possible to transform in a simple moment.” --Audrey Hope, Creator and Host of REAL WOMEN, an International TV Show

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As a young woman, Amara was inspired by the book, Be Here Now, which was written in the 1970s by Baba Ram Dass. It contains the teachings of his guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba Maharaj-ji. Through the years, Amara would repeatedly ask herself, “Exactly how does one do this thing called “Be Here Now”?, which is the ultimate state of enlightened Presence in the eternal moment. Not wanting to take another 10,000 lifetimes to experience this state of Grace, she embarked on a 30 year quest, gathering information to quicken the process of unfoldment for herself and others. Through her own revelations and her study with different Masters, she has developed a system that potentially clears great portions of one’s negative conditioning within 30 seconds.

The great Indian sage, Paramahansa Yogananda was once heard saying, “Do you want the donkey way, or do you want the airplane way?” The teachings in this book are from the airplane way of Universal Truth.

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FATAL DESTINY
A Novel of Adventure and Betrayal
By Robert K. Swisher, Jr.

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Follow Cam Stearn's rise from a poor illiterate cowboy wanted for murder to one of the wealthiest and most influential men in Cuba. From Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders to the lawless emerging west. Be a part of Cam Stearns' destiny as it leads him through brushes with gun smugglers, World Wars I and II, the revolutions leading to Castro's rise to power in Cuba, gangsters, and the beginning of America's covert operations in Latin America. Cam Stearns' life unfolds before you with all the love, hate, and anguish one man can experience. From his undying love for his wife and mistress, to his betrayal by his daughter and trusted life-long friend, and the death of his beloved son. The saga of Cam Stearns sweeps you through the political upheavals of the 20th century. A must read for the lovers of historical fiction.

Mr. Swisher's novels--THE LAND, THE LAST NARROW GAUGE TRAIN ROBBERY, ONLY MAGIC and LOVE LIES BLEEDING--also published by Sunstone Press, have been praised by critics from coast to coast including PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and BEST SELLERS that reported: "Mr. Swisher has brought a sensibility to his perception that enables him to bring to life in graphic vignettes the lives and characteristics of man in his novels...." BOOK CHAT called FATAL DESTINY "a real blockbuster of a novel."

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FEARS NO MAN
A Novel
By Tom V. Whatley

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Half-breed Cherokee warrior Tse-quo-ni fears no man. But his greatest frustration comes from his inability to win the war raging within himself. The source of his inner hell is the uninvited influence of the white man. He hates the white blood racing unwanted through his veins. He hates Franklin Adair, the white man he thought was his father. He hates Matthew McCloud, the white man his mother reveals to be his father just before her death. He hates the deceitfulness of all whites. He hates what has happened to the once proud Cherokee nation because of their rush to live like white people.

During the time of the removal of the great Cherokee nation from North Georgia and the Carolinas, he slips away and journeys West to keep the promise he made to himself the moment he learned about Matthew McCloud. The journey is a daily struggle in the war within Tse-quo-ni. This chronicle of the journey reveals each skirmish, assault, retreat, wound, and battle and the eventual resolution that surprises even this fearless warrior.

TOM V. WHATLEY lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and is the author of four Western novels. Cuts No Slack, He Ain’t Dead, Ghost Runner, and Twice As Good. He is also the author of a suspense novel, The Gatekeeper. All were published by Sunstone Press.

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FIRE IN THE BOSQUE
A Novel
By Barbara Spencer Foster

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Beautiful Lorena Rogers has it all: a successful husband, a lovely home, and professional security. Outwardly it appears that she has accomplished all her goals. But she realizes that what she thought would make her happy is now shallow and unsatisfying. To escape her empty existence, she returns to the ranch on the Rio Grande River where she was born and reared. As she cares for her terminally ill mother, she hopes to be able to resolve the frustrations in her life. She soon learns to enjoy some of the simple pleasures of ranch living as she resumes her horseback riding and dusts off her guitar and starts singing again. Unexpectedly, she renews the friendship of her first love in high school who has progressed from being a star basketball player to running the affairs of her home town as its mayor. Then it happens, the ultimate dread for those who live along the river--the fire in the Bosque. Amid the destruction, could there be resolution and a new beginning for Rena?

Barbara Spencer Foster says, “I always knew I wanted to write. However, my writing career could come only after my profession and my family. Finally I was free to begin in 1998. I enjoy preserving the enchanted stories of my beloved native state, New Mexico.” The author is at home in Santa Fe and Townsend, Montana.

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FIRE MOUNTAIN
The National Parks: A Nation's Heritage in Jeopardy
By William K. Medlin

SMALL PRESS reported: "Those who love the outdoors or care about our modern relationship to nature will be pleased with this offering."

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What kind of relationship between the human being and nature will best serve the interests of both? Using the Lassen Volcanic National Park in California as an example, the author explores these complex issues from early times, and gives an absorbing, controversial and ultimately tragic story.

William K. Medlin was raised in Northern California and spent most summers in the Lassen Volcanic National Park region which gave him a knowledge and appreciation for its natural endowments. After a degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, he continued his studies in Europe. Following service with the federal government he taught at the University of Michigan, specializing in planning education for community development and cross-cultural studies. He did similar work for the United Nations for several years. With the increase of concern for environmental policy, he renewed interest in the Lassen area and did volunteer work there upon retirement. He “rediscovered” its wilderness and, for the first time, learned of the tragic fate of its original dwellers.

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FIRST AND LAST LOVE
Thoughts and Memories about Music
By Robert W. Miles

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The many thoughts and gratifying memories recounted in this volume began in 1924 and ended in 2013. The memories are of the author’s development as a songwriter and the many talented and likeable people he got to know. The locale is mainly New York City, with important time spent as a composer at a Catskill Mountain resort. Many of the thoughts are about the changing popular music scene in America.

Robert W. Miles has a master’s degree in English, a library science degree, and many years experience in writing the music for musical theater works that have been produced in regional theaters throughout the United States. He has published many reviews of books about music in The Sewanee Review and has published articles on music in The New Republic. He is also the author of Bootleg Music and Other Stories from Sunstone Press. Miles is the son of the late Reverend Robert Whitfield Miles, DD, twenty-five of whose sermons were published by Sunstone Press under the title Eyes Forward: Messages for Today from Yesterday. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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THE FIRST CONQUISTADOR
A Novel
By Robert L. Foster

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In the early 1500s, twenty-four year old Spanish Captain Luis Escudero is already a legend in Spain’s professional army, living and fighting in her battles, gambling his life on the slim chance that one day he’ll have enough money to travel to that strange new world Christopher Columbus discovered just twenty five years ago. There he will build a ranch, leave the army and live in peace. Destiny takes a hand and Luis’ gamble might just pay off if he can stay alive long enough. King Carlos offers him command of a top secret expedition with orders to explore Mexico’s Aztec empire and determine whether wild rumors of vast piles of gold and silver are true or just wild delusions of drunken sailors. Spain needs a quick infusion of gold to stave off a financial crisis. “No European has ever set foot in that barbaric empire and crawled back to civilization alive,” King Carlos tells Luis. “It’ll be an enormous challenge. You’ll be outnumbered thousands to one—but if you and your men somehow manage to survive, return and verify there is gold, I’ll dispatch Hernando Cortez and his conquistadors to seize it and ship it back to Spain!” Captain Luis Escudero and his battle hardened mercenaries, the first Europeans to enter Mexico, set sail for the Aztec empire and this strange, mysterious adventure begins. Will the Aztecs allow foreign invaders to peacefully explore their historic land? Not if the Aztec army commander has anything to say about it.

Robert L. Foster is a member of Western Writers of America and has written many western articles for national magazines. He is a retired college professor and also the author of The Mutilators from Sunstone Press.

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THE FIRST KOSHARE
A Fictional Native American Clown
By Alicia Otis

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In many Indian tribes and pueblos of the American Southwest, the Koshare clown, a legendary figure, represents the humorous and mischievous as well as unpredictable aspect of the psyche. Koshare is like Rudyard the Fox of British folk tales and the trickster, Coyote, of Native American animal mythology. In dances and festivals, the black and white striped clown brings fear, and joy, to offset the serious side of various rituals with a sense of humor. One of Koshare’s favorite antics is to chase the children with whips (no harm is done) and then turn around and bring gifts to the same victims. This modern Koshare story tells about the birth and beginning of this likable clown figure.

Alicia Otis was first exposed to American Southwestern Native American culture by her grandfather who had an extensive collection of Indian artifacts. She was able to acquire first-hand knowledge of Indian mythology, lore and customs later when her family moved to the Southwest.

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FIRST TERRITORY
A Novel
By Richie Swanson

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Beautiful Lalooh becomes the “favor and fancy” of sixteen-year-old Andrew Eaton as she teaches him Yakama words for the parts of a bear caught by the most powerful Yakama leader in the Pacific Northwest, Chief Kamiakan. One year later Andrew translates at the Walla Walla Treaty Council, helping to establish reservations bitterly resented by tribes from the Nez Perce of the Rocky Mountains to bands on the Columbia.

The Yakama War breaks out, 1855–1856, and Andrew helps hunt for Kamiakan and an elusive Indian confederation. He translates across council fires from Lalooh and carries dispatches between one commander pursuing extermination and another seeking truce.

A territorial governor, an army major, Jesuit priest, Hudson’s Bay trader and Lalooh battle for Andrew’s soul and conscience. Yet an officer’s order brings him to the darkest of violations, and his love for Lalooh leads him to a little-known event as revealing to American history as Sand Creek, Washita Creek and Wounded Knee.

Richie Swanson explored North America by bicycle and backpack from 1977–2005, frequently visiting Indian reservations. He writes short stories about Indian-white relations during the nineteenth century, and bird-conservation articles. He advocates for threatened wildlife and habitat on the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota.

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FISH HEADS
A Novel of Suspense and Mystery
By Leonard Schonberg

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In the peaceful waters of the Pacific Ocean near Bikini Atoll, a Marshallese fisherman’s motorboat suddenly strikes a mysterious object. Moments later, the horrified fisherman retrieves what seem to be human body parts. Back on shore, Jodi Larsen, a young American physician working in the Marshall Islands, tries to find a logical explanation for the fisherman’s grotesque find. After reporting what she suspects may be some unknown effect from American H-bomb testing, Jim Newell, a specialist in genetic disease research, arrives to assist in an investigation. Against a backdrop of their growing love for one another, Jim and Jodi are soon drawn into a dangerous web of cover-ups, murder, and intrigue that changes their lives forever.

Leonard Schonberg, author and physician, traveled all over the world and worked as a volunteer physician in Asia, Africa and South America, one of his most recent assignments being in Uzbekistan. His previous novels, Deadly Indian Summer, Morgen’s War, and Legacy were also published by Sunstone Press.

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FIVE DEER ON LOCO MOUNTAIN ROAD
Poems
By Blanche M. Irving

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"This uncommonly handsome book is full of sensitive and wise poems based on the author's experiences in the area around her Gila Wilderness cabin (New Mexico). She used to teach school in Las Cruces where she made a glorious habit of teaching fine poetry to children. She must get great satisfaction out of the fact that she can write fine poetry herself--certainly her readers do." (NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE)

"...truly excellent poetry that will appeal especially to those who find a natural poetic affinity for the land and its creatures here in New Mexico and Arizona." (BOOK TALK)


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A FLASH IN TIME
By Michael K. Shay

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Forced to go on a hiking trip with his Uncle Jack, fourteen-year-old Zach Walker heads to the desert near Bluff, Utah to search for an ancient staircase—the same one Zach’s father was looking for when he disappeared three years before. Once in the backcountry, Zach discovers prehistoric ruins, mysterious rock art, and a one-way portal to the past. When he steps through the portal, he finds himself trapped in the land of the Ancestral Puebloans—a place hit hard by severe drought and conflict. Zach soon runs out of food and water, but a native girl named Aqua rescues him and takes him to her village where her family adopts him. But the canyons are full of warfare and Zach wants to go home, despite his growing attachment to Aqua and her family. The problem is, nobody in Aqua’s village seems to know the way back to the twenty-first century. Will Zach spend the rest of his life in a land eight hundred years before his time? How will he ever find his way back to family and friends in Portland, Oregon?

Michael Shay is a former elementary and middle school educator. He travels extensively in the Southwest—hiking, studying archaeology, and learning about the people who came before us. Michael’s favorite places to hike are the canyons near Bluff, Utah, where this story takes place. There, if you listen carefully while walking on canyon rims, you may hear the voices of the Old Ones or songs from their wooden flutes still lingering in the bone-dry air.

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FOLLOW THE SPINNING SUN
A Novel
By Leandro Thomas Gonzales

A novel that explores why an American Indian tribe abandoned their home in what is now northern New Mexico.

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Living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the Anasazi Indians enjoyed a good and bountiful life. Yet, for some reason, they abandoned their village and all that remains are the ruins of Tyuoni at the Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.

In this work of fiction, Jopin, an eighty year-old elder desperate for an answer, embarks on a prayer quest that takes him on a chain of events which will unveil the fate of Tyuoni. Deer-tracker, his pre-teen grandson, and Knee-nose, a young spotted deer, help Jopin deal with Chief Salamander’s questionable actions and motives as the tribe journeys on a treacherous and intriguing odyssey.

In his story, the author strives to demonstrate how a significant religious event could have influenced the people to abandon their majestic village, join the Great Migration, and follow the spinning sun to their new homeland, even though popular belief purports that the Anasazi vanished because of war, severe drought, or famine.

The wonder of living in such an extraordinary time and place will provoke interest in the age-old mystery of what really happened.

Leandro Thomas Gonzales is now retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was a mathematician, nuclear physicist, and engineer. Having authored many technical papers, he now enjoys other interests such as traveling and writing fiction.

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THE FOOD OF LOVE AND OTHER TALES OF LOVERS, DREAMERS AND SCHEMERS
By Melvyn Chase

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Love: Tender. Spiritual. Lustful. Liberating. Suffocating. A different truth, a different quest for each of these lovers, dreamers and schemers. Katherine McKenzie, a young woman living in Boston in 1918, yearns for love but is afraid of it. When tragedy sets her adrift, she returns to her rural Kansas roots where she rediscovers her past and confronts her fears. In a second story, a lonely and discouraged man finds new hope in the mystical message of an inspired dreamer who reached for the heavens. Is music truly the food of love? A pair of cautionary tales warns that no matter how sweet the song, one must always ask, “Who is the singer?” The dark side of love lurks here too—in those who love only themselves and pay the price for their wicked dreams. And there is a bittersweet tale of love remembered on the threshold of death. The final pages, sadder still, speak of love forgotten when remembrance of things past has faded. These are eternal tales of Love—its many faces, its many meanings. Includes Readers Guide

After a thirty-five-year career in public relations, Melvyn Chase retired and began to write fiction. In 2005, Sunstone Press published his first collection of short stories, The Terminal Project and Other Voyages of Discovery, a finalist in the 2007 New Mexico Book Awards. In 2008, Sunstone published his first novel, The Wingthorn Rose, and in 2012, his second novel, September Songs. Chase was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a B.A. in English Literature at Brooklyn College and an M.A. at New York University. He and his wife, a retired editor and publicist, live in suburban Connecticut, only a short drive from their son and daughter and four grandchildren.

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FOOTFALLS
Echoes of the Life of My Time 1895-1995
By Frances B. Rogers

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In this firsthand account of life in the United States over a period of nearly a hundred years, the only constant is change. World War I brought to an abrupt end the society in which the author had grown up, leaving in its place a society whose values were the antithesis of the old. This was only the first of a series of shock waves that have succeeded one another with breathtaking swiftness throughout this century.

Against this background, we observe the difficulties of a child with an inquiring mind in an authoritarian household, the efforts of a young woman to fit herself into a role for which she had had no preparation, the strategies by which she brought herself through a decade of economic stagnation, and finally the satisfactions of a marriage that has endured for fifty years.

The theme of the middle years is the search for meaningful work, a goal that was elusive until it was freed from the need to earn a living. The subsequent years have been years of quiet fulfillment, unspectacular but rich in personal relationships, with rewards no less real for being intangible. After ninety years Mrs. Rogers still found life good. Read this book and take heart.

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FOOTLIGHTS IN THE FOOTHILLS
Amateur Theatre of Las Vegas and Fort Union, New Mexico, 1871–1899
By Edwina Portelle Romero

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Cloggers and sopranos, contortionists, Indian Club Swingers, ticket-of-leave men and ladies of the night, shepherds, saints, and devils—these are a few of the characters portrayed in the early amateur theatrical productions of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and nearby Fort Union. Between 1871 and 1899, this area hosted no fewer than eleven amateur acting troupes, an opera company, and an oratorio society. These home grown thespians performed both secular and non-secular plays in Spanish and English as well as musicals, variety acts, passion plays, and light operas. They played in courthouses, private salas, grand opera houses, and performance halls that were occasionally stocked with hay and grain. The amateur troupers strutted their stuff before farmers, outlaws, hooligans, soldiers, and the local aristocracy.

Between 1883 and 1886, the enlisted men of Fort Union formed several amateur companies and performed at the garrison. One group took its show on the road and played to Las Vegas audiences. During this brief period, fierce loyalties arose and a vicious rivalry played out in the pages of the Las Vegas newspapers. Entertainment of all sorts was an integral part of the booming western frontier. Although professional traveling troupes came by wagon and train, the homegrown companies—made up of butchers, seamstresses, homemakers, business leaders, and politicians—always drew large audiences. Footlights in the Foothills provides an overview of these amateur theatrical companies—the players, the plays, and the venues—in addition to stories of the social ties formed by the people who offered their talents and bared their egos to the audiences of "one of the hottest towns in the country."

Edwina Portelle Romero first researched the amateur acting companies of Las Vegas in 1982 when writing publicity for The Las Vegas Players, a community theatre group. Since then, she earned a Master's Degree from New Mexico Highlands University and a Doctorate from The University of New Mexico. She has published personal and scholarly essays, short fiction, and historical articles. Once an amateur performer, Romero experienced, first hand, the camaraderie and support such groups offer their members.

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FOR GOOD OR BAD
People of the Cimarron Country
By Stephen Zimmer, Editor and Compiler

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Cimarron lies nestled on the east side of the Cimarron Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. In the 1870s it earned a reputation as a wild and woolly frontier town that resulted from an unfortunate land grant war by which the little settlement justifiably earned its name--Cimarron--meaning wild, untaimed, or unbroken. Cimarron has not outlived its reputation. For better or worse, writers began recounting the events of its turbulent years almost before the last gun shots were fired. Some embellished the truth both in book and periodical form in an attempt to make a good story even better. This compilation represents a cross-section of writings about individuals who, for good or bad, played some part in the historical or legendary tradition of Cimarron.

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FORETASTE
Poems
By Peggy Pond Church

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“Here are pages with delicately-carved poems, fragrant with the sage of high mesas, light as a cirrus cloud, warm as red blood, vibrant as the strings of a violin. The reader catches glimpses, feels touches of the sensitive character of the poet, sensitive not so much to darkness as to light in all its nuances of color, movement, and design. Of acid there is not a trace. There are cloud-shadows, the flight of a fairy, altars, the turn of the earth, lilac roots, turquoise in the wind. The author has divided her book into two parts, but the poems arrange themselves into four spheres: poems close to the earth, fantasy, sketches of children, glimpses of the native Southwest. New Mexico is symbolized in a new way: placid burros become ancient hills; chili burns with new fever; natives pray in the cool recesses of a church under an anciently carved statue of Joseph; sheep and goats whiten the rock-ribbed hills.” (From The New Mexico Quarterly, February, 1934, Volume IV, Number 1.)

Margaret Hallett Pond, who became known as Peggy Pond Church, was born on a ranch in the Territory of New Mexico in 1903 at a place called Valmora. She was the daughter of Ashley Pond Jr., son of a wealthy Detroit attorney, and Hazel Hallett Pond, the granddaughter of a former governor of Arkansas who retired from politics to become a rancher in Mora County. As a teenager, Peggy was sent to boarding schools in California and Connecticut, and by the time she entered Smith College, her poetry had already achieved recognition and won awards. Peggy married Fermor Spencer Church in 1924 and they were the parents of three sons. She died October 23, 1986, a date of her “own choosing.” In addition to Foretaste, originally published in 1933, she is the author of Familiar Journey and The Burro of Angelitos (both in new editions from Sunstone Press), as well as Ultimatum for Man and The House at Otowi Bridge among others. In 2010, a children’s story written by Peggy in the 1930s was published as a bilingual book titled Shoes for the Santo Niño, and in 2011 the story was adapted to become a children’s opera.


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FORT SELDEN, 1865-1891
The Birth, Life, and Death of a Frontier Fort in New Mexico
By Allan J. Holmes

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Fort Selden was a small frontier fort built in 1865 with the mission of protecting the citizens of the Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico. This book tells the story of Fort Selden’s beginning, its years of service, and its eventual abandonment. Throughout Fort Selden’s history, its troopers conducted patrols, provided escort for wagon trains, and chased horse thieves, bandits, and Apaches through spring dust storms, drenching rains, winter cold, and other hardships to accomplish their mission. The story of the fort is told through the military reports and messages of the commanders and personal letters of the soldiers.

Allan J. Holmes, a native New Mexican, is a retired infantryman who served 29 years in the United States Army in places such as Korea, Vietnam, Liberia (West Africa), Germany, Panama, and across the United States. It was this experience that piqued his interest in military history. After retiring from the service he taught United States Military History for thirteen years at Gadsden High School in southern New Mexico.

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FOUR TRAILS TO VALOR
From Ancient Footprints to Modern Battlefields, a Journey of Four Peoples
By Dorothy Cave

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Here are four men, representing the dominant cultures of the American Southwest, who set their feet upon trails which follow the physical and metaphysical journeys of their forefathers--the Pueblos’ Cornmeal Path, the Navajo Beautyway, the Spanish Way of the Cross, and the Yankee Trail of Destiny. All lead to the great fact of the past century, World War II, in which each man blazes his own trail in his country’s greatest crisis. Each carries to war his people’s pride and his father’s faith. Through the jungles of Bataan, the bloody battles of Tarawa and Iwo Jima, across the deserts of North Africa, and the formidable Italian mountain chain, each carries his bits of home--medicine bundle or crucifix, sacred cornmeal or pocket Bible--and each clings to the mystic thread that will bring him home. At journey’s end the circle closes as each man, each race, each reader, must speculate on the untrodden paths ahead, leaving them, and us, with profound--perhaps painful--questions and a deeper understanding of man’s relation to man, and to the trinity of Earth, Sky and Water.

Dorothy Cave’s literary credits include two Southwest Writers’ Awards, the Simon Scanlon Award, and the International Literary Award. She has served as historical consultant for two film documentaries on the Battle of Bataan and the ensuing POW experience, and appears in both films as commentator. Cave’s other books, all from Sunstone Press, include Beyond Courage, Mountains of the Blue Stone, Song on a Blue Guitar, and God’s Warrior: Father Albert Braun, O.F.M., Last of the Frontier Priests.

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FOUR WINDS
Poems From Indian Rituals
By Gene Meany Hodge

"Out of her long experience with Indian culture, Gene Meany Hodge has chosen a score of prayer-poems from Southwest tribal literature. The translations are by various hands; the Indian motif illustrations by Mrs. Hodge beautifully complement the text." --BOOKS OF THE SOUTHWEST

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Four Winds upon its initial publication. Sunstone Press is now pleased to offer this prized work in its new format with the hope that it will soon reach many more readers who are interested in this fascinating and haunting subject.

The author says: “I am grateful to all the students of Indian ceremonial life who have made it possible for us to know the beautiful philosophy and religion of the Indians. The material for this book is gathered from their early works. Many of these prayer-poems are free translations from long nine-day ceremonies, some for rain and abundant harvest, some for healing, some for blessing, and some for thanksgiving.”

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THE FOURTH DIMENSION IN ARCHITECTURE
The Impact of Building on Behavior
By Mildred Reed Hall and Edward T. Hall

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This study of how the architecture of a building influences the people who work in it is of interest to architects, behavioralists, and management personnel as well as fans of architecture in general.

Mildred Reed Hall and Edward T. Hall founded Edward T. Hall Associates and together consulted and wrote books and articles in the fields of environmental and urban affairs, international business and intercultural and interpersonal relations. .

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FRAGMENTS OF A MASK
A Novel
By Larry Frank

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Destined to be an art mogul, Avery Judson serves as an apprentice to an antique shop owner and leaves home to seek his fortune as an art dealer extraordinaire. Soon he stumbles upon a remarkable collection which projects him into an international field of obsessed dealers, collectors, and museum operatives who fiercely compete for art treasures worldwide. Then, in the wake of the collapse of major colonial powers and the emergence of new and independent nations in the 1950s, Avery is exposed to the aggressive adventurers relentlessly searching across international boundaries for masterpieces unearthed by the ensuing political upheavals.

In the midst of this, he finds a fragment of an ivory mask and seeks to unite the piece with the original, which leads him into conflict, machinations, suspense, and unexpected romance. As Avery unravels the shrouded affairs surrounding each step he takes, he encounters a formidable array of passionate characters: an iron-willed and adversarial industrialist and his brilliant, co-dependent wife; a mysterious woman internationally involved in art intrigues; and a woman whose unique wisdom changes his life.

LARRY FRANK was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from the University of California at Berkley in English literature and philosophy. He has written, directed, and produced twelve educational films as well as a fictional feature that won an Edinburgh Film Festival Award. Since locating in northern New Mexico forty years ago, Mr. Frank has studied North American Indian cultures and native Spanish Colonial art, His book on New Mexico Santos, THE NEW KINGDOM OF THE SAINTS, was published in 1993. He has lectured on Santos at Stanford University, the Roswell Museum, and the University of New Mexico. Author of two definitive books on Indian subjects, HISTORIC POTTERY OF THE PUEBLO INDIANS and INDIAN SILVER JEWELRY OF THE SOUTHWEST, Frank also wrote a book of short stories, TRAIN STOPS, published by Sunstone Press. In 2002, the New Mexico Historical Society awarded Larry Frank the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award for a three-volume book, LAND SO REMOTE. Married to well-known artist, Alyce Frank, they have three grown children.

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FREMONT F. ELLIS
Last of Los Cinco Pintores of Santa Fe
By Barbara Spencer Foster with Bambi Elizabeth Ellis

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Fremont F. Ellis, a famous landscape painter, was born in Virginia City, Montana in 1897. His father was a nomadic dentist and theater operator who traveled from the bustling gold towns of the American West to the metropolitan cities of the east. Ellis began painting at about twelve years of age although he had little art instruction or formal education of any kind.

He had his first art showing in El Paso, Texas while still in his teens and was immediately praised for his work. However, his father thought he should have a profession along with his art work, so he studied optometry and had his own practice. But he wasn’t happy with the life of a businessman, and after visiting friends in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he decided to make his home there and pursue his art work seriously.

In 1921, Ellis joined with four other young painters in Santa Fe—Josef Bakos, Walter Mruk, Will Shuster, and Willard Nash—and together they founded an art society called Los Cinco Pintores. They called themselves modern artists who encouraged freedom of expression and they made a definite impression on the art movement in Santa Fe. The group disbanded in 1926, but Ellis continued painting until his death in 1985. He showed his work actively in Santa Fe and Los Angeles, his unique impressionistic style earning him a large and dedicated following. His work is in many museum collections including the Museum of New Mexico, the El Paso Museum, the Art Institute in Lubbock, Texas, and the Stark Museum in Orange, Texas. This book was written with the help of Bambi Ellis, the daughter of Fremont F. Ellis.

Barbara Spencer Foster is a third generation native New Mexican. She grew up in the shadows of the Manzano Mountains where her ancestors had settled in the 1800s. She is the author of Girl of the Manzanos, Pecos Queen, Fire in the Bosque, and Santa Fe Woman, all from Sunstone Press.

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FROM DROUGHT TO DROUGHT
Hunting and Gathering Sites of the Galina Indians
By Florence Hawley Ellis, PhD

Photographs, Drawings, Diagrams, Bibliography, and Index

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How did ancient Pueblo Indian farmers survive in the American Southwest when drought all but prevented agriculture? In 1971, archaeological research began on one of these commonly hypothesized but least actually known survival strategies. The area: Northern New Mexico; the people: one of the least studied, those of the Gallina culture; the time: the 1200s when extended drought drove people south out of Mesa Verde, Chaco and the Four Corners area (southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona, and northwestern corner of New Mexico) in general toward areas of rivers or mountains in the hope of more rain.

The Gallina people established some of the highest camps known in the American Southwest where they spent the summer hunting, gathering, and possibly growing some corn or beans, returning home in the fall hopefully heavily laden with dry “jerky” meat, dried berries and medicinal plants. In the spring they would come back bearing camping equipment including pottery for cooking, eating and carrying water. They carefully hid these items probably intending to reuse them next year. But finally they ceased to return.

The pottery and camp sites waited quietly, unfound for centuries to be discovered and excavated by Dr. Ellis’s first excavation crew.

Florence Hawley Ellis, PhD, was one of the pioneer anthropologists of the American Southwest where she taught and published on her extensive excavations and related research in ethnology and such associated fields as tree-ring dating and pottery analysis. Her excavations include areas in Chaco Canyon, along the Chama, Rio Grande and Jemez river valleys and elsewhere in the Southwest. She published over 200 articles and monographs. She was trained at the University of Arizona and University of Chicago, and is also the author of San Gabriel del Yungue from Sunstone Press.

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FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS
A Home Cook's Road To Success
By Betty Ann Litvak, CCP

“Betty Ann has literally spent a lifetime sharing the joy of great food, and now she makes these treasured recipes available to everyone.” You are going to love this book!” —Shirley O. Corriher, Author of "Cookwise" and "Bakewise"

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Noted cooking teacher, culinary expert and lifelong food enthusiast Betty Ann Litvak shares her secrets for success in this engaging and informative cookbook that reflects her years of cooking lore. Filled with outstanding recipes and entertaining stories, from all parts of America to international treasures, this is the go-to book, whether you are making a weekday meal for your family, or creating an impressive feast for entertaining. Betty Ann’s experience in the kitchen shines throughout the book, and her infectious passion for cooking includes many Cook’s Tips to help advise, instruct and entertain her readers. Recipient of The Culinary Trust’s Julia Child Scholarship for Independent Study in France, and a Certified Culinary Professional, Betty Ann Litvak is the teacher you want to lead you to new heights in the kitchen!

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FROM THE PASS TO THE PUEBLOS
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
By George D. Torok, PhD

A History and Guide to Sites along El Camino Real National Historic Trail.

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El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior, was a 1,600-mile braid of trails that led from Mexico City, in the center of New Spain, to the provincial capital of New Mexico on the edge of the empire’s northern frontier. The Royal Road served as a lifeline for the colonial system from its founding in 1598 until the last days of Spanish rule in the 1810s. Throughout the Mexican and American Territorial periods, the Camino Real expanded, becoming part of a larger continental and international transportation system and, until the trail was replaced by railroads in the late nineteenth century, functioned as the main pathway for conquest, migration, settlement, commerce, and culture in today’s American Southwest. More than 400 miles of the original trail lie within the United States today, and stretch from present-day San Elizario, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This segment comprises El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. It was added to the United States National Trail System in 2000 and is still in use today.

This book guides the reader along the trail with histories and overviews of places in New Mexico, West Texas and the Ciudad Juárez area. It includes a broad overview of the trail’s history from 1598 until the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s, and describes the communities, landscape, archaeology, architecture, and public interpretation of this historic transportation corridor.

George D. Torok completed a PhD in history at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991, and is a history professor at El Paso Community College. Since 1999, he has worked with the United States National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and countless regional agencies and associations to organize events, develop interpretive sites, and promote a greater public awareness of El Camino Real. In 2003, he served as the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association’s first president. He has written numerous articles and a guidebook to historic Appalachian mining towns.


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FROM THE PRAIRIE TO THE MOUNTAINS
A Memoir
By Altha Earnest

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This easy-to-enjoy book is the author’s heart-warming story about growing up on a farm in Oklahoma, struggling to get a high school education and eventually becoming a successful dress designer. Altha Earnest writes about the days of quilting parties, singing conventions and one-room schools. But From the Prairie to the Mountains is not just about the past, it is all about mid-twentieth century New Mexico, World War II, and Mrs. Earnest’s famous Birdwatcher Shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and her career as a designer of Southwestern clothes.

Altha Earnest was an accomplished quiltmaker whose work is shown in galleries. She was also an active advocate for world peace.

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FRONTIER STORIES
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Frontier stories of the Old West from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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Between 1850 and 1912, the year New Mexico was granted statehood, the Territory of New Mexico was a wild and dangerous place. Homesteaders, cowboys, ranchers, sheepherders, buffalo hunters, prospectors, treasure hunters and railroad men pushing the borders of the western frontier met with resistance from man and animal alike. Native Americans, who had lived on the land defending their boundaries and way of life for centuries, reacted to the wave of outsiders in various ways. The agrarian Pueblo peoples along the Rio Grande largely kept to themselves. Apache, Navajo and Ute tribes sometimes attempted to co-exist with the newcomers but most often they fought against encroachment. Anglo and Mexican outlaws ran roughshod across the frontier and there was no shortage of bears, wolves, mountain lions, blizzards and bad water to unsettle the newcomers. This collection of frontier stories vividly illustrates the range of struggles, triumphs and catastrophes faced by settlers who hoped to tame the land and inhabitants of Territorial New Mexico.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a branch of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called Work Projects Administration) recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. These original documents, published here as a story collection for the first time, reflect the conditions of the New Mexico Territory as played out in dynamic clashes between individuals and groups competing for control of the land and resources.

Frontier Stories, the second in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book Series, features informative background and historic photographs. Forthcoming books in the series include collections on mining and buried treasure, Hispano folk life, and cattle trails and ranching.

Ann Lacy, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has been an Artist-in-Residence in the New Mexico Artists-in-the-Schools Program and a studio artist exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. She has worked as a researcher and writer for Project Crossroads, specializing in New Mexico history and culture, since 1987. She received a City of Santa Fe 2000 Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series, is a poet and writer who has worked for two decades as a writer/researcher for Project Crossroads. Her publications include Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 15 and Point of No Return. How Shadows Are Bundled is her latest collection of poems.

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FURNITURE OF SPANISH NEW MEXICO
A Definitive Study of this Colonial Artform
By Alan C. Vedder

Illustrated, photographs, glossary

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Traditional Spanish New Mexican furniture can best be characterized as simple, having straight lines and good, honest proportions, all of which give these pieces a particular type of dignity. As is true of other handmade objects in a given society, furniture made in New Mexico mirrored the lives of New Mexicans in the 18th and 19th centuries—isolation and a rugged existence. The earliest furniture was made for churches and a few rich families. Even well into the 19th century, the average home was devoid of pieces considered common today: chairs, tables and beds. The author regards the traditional period in Spanish New Mexican furniture to begin about 1776 and extend until almost 1900. The pieces in this book illustrate the important contributions made by the Spanish in the 18th and 19th centuries to this form of the decorative arts.

Alan C. Vedder, because of his interest in architectural and artistic fields and despite only general formal education in those areas, had a fascination for New Mexican culture. These interests were expanded and intensified when he began working with E. Boyd in the newly-established Spanish Colonial Department of the Museum of New Mexico. He worked closely with her for almost twenty years and together they explored, empirically, the Spanish cultural background of New Mexico. Mr. Vedder specialized in conservation of New Mexican Spanish Colonial objects, having conserved a famous bulto at El Santuario de Chimayo and the altar screens at Rosario Chapel in Santa Fe and at Santa Cruz Church in Española. He acted as a consultant to various museums including the American Museum in Britain at Bath, England, for which he collected, designed and installed their permanent exhibit of New Mexican rooms. Dedicated to all aspects of New Mexico’s Spanish Colonial culture, Mr. Vedder’s primary goal was to further the appreciation of traditional New Mexican furniture.

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THE GALISTEO ESCARPMENT
A Novel
By Douglas Atwill

An art teacher explores the world of sex and love while discovering himself.

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Neil Bronson, new from the Royal Academy, summers in Provence, teaching himself to paint outside. Before returning home, he and his friends, Sam and Carrie, rent a cottage on the coast, playing a langorous triangle of seaside sexual attraction. Neil’s uncle interrupts the idyll, urgently seeking their help teaching at his art school in Santa Fe. A month later, Bronson and Sam move into Casa Marriner and meet the faculty members, several jealous and difficult.

Bronson teaches plein air classes, often at the Galisteo escarpment. At first, the students are confrontational and awkward, but they soon grasp his enthusiasm with the New Mexico landscape. While they learn new skills, he refines his, taking the escarpment as a major motif. Crisis at the school involves Bronson in a curious project and a trip abroad to Greece. Besides discovering himself in Santa Fe, he explores the world of sex and love with one of his students, Salazar. New York must wait.

Douglas Atwill’s early days were in Pasadena, California and Midland, Texas. He served in the US Army Counterintelligence Corps and earned a BA from University of Texas at Austin. After some years in Virginia and Europe, he settled in Santa Fe to pursue painting full-time. From a studio on Canyon Road, he paints landscapes and paintings of his own garden. His work is shown in galleries throughout the nation. Atwill’s avocation of house design, small vernacular residences in classic Santa Fe style, many of which have been featured in books and magazines, has brought him a reputation for excellence. His collection of short stories, Why I Won’t Be Going to Lunch Anymore, was published in 2004 by Sunstone Press. This is his first novel.

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THE GATEKEEPER
A Novel of Suspense
By Tom V. Whatley

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A friendly town is caught by surprise when a relatively unknown woman is murdered in northwest Alabama. Nothing adds up as detective Lane Cole jumps on the case with bulldog tenacity only to find himself at repeated dead ends.

The nonexistent trail to the killer is a puzzle. Good police work finds him quizzing the neighboring law enforcement agencies about their unsolved murders. He soon discovers five other killings over an eight-year period with the same M.O. Whammo! Lane Cole has a multiple murderer on his hands. What follows is a twisting road leading all the way to Chicago. It travels through the land of deep mental illness, severely abused children, and police work dangerously close to the edge. The surprise ending becomes the beginning of serious soul searching for any reader.

TOM WHATLEY lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He is the author of three western novels. "Cuts No Slack," "He Ain’t Dead," and "Ghost Runner" chronicle the life of Reed Haddok and were all published by Sunstone Press. He is a minister and declares he wrote "The Gatekeeper" from his heart.

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GATEWAY TO GLORIETA
A History of Las Vegas, New Mexico
By Lynn Irwin Perrigo, PhD

New Foreword by Maurilio E. Vigil.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico has been characterized as “two towns, one place,” “The Town that wouldn’t gamble,” and “The Wildest of the Wild West.” The descriptions are at least partially accurate, but they fail to capture the essence of this small city. Much has been written about the history of Las Vegas and narratives continue to appear in popular, scholarly and promotional articles and essays. In some cases, Las Vegas’ history is presented as a back-drop to the telling of a story about a particular person, era, theme, event, or some other aspect of its story.

This book addresses issues in the development of Las Vegas and the American Southwest that remain quite relevant in the 2lst Century. Among these are an increased socio-cultural diversity that impacts the hegemony of this population and its effects on inter-cultural relations; Spanish/Mexican sovereignty versus American expansionism; conflicting conceptions of land and water rights; and resolving local community problems and public policymaking in the wake of divergent political cultures. The book remains an important treatise since it is a well researched biography of an important and vital town that figured prominently in the growth, evolution and development of New Mexico and the American Southwest.

Lynn Irwin Perrigo, PhD, an authority on New Mexico history, was given the Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award in 1984 by the Historical Society of New Mexico. Dr. Perrigo graduated from Ball State University and the University of Colorado. During World War II he was the director of the Midwest Inter-American Center in Kansas City and from 1947-1971, he was head of the Department of History and Social Sciences at New Mexico Highlands University. He is the author of over forty articles and six books on the American Southwest.

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GAVILÁN
A Novel
By R. M. Lienau

Jesse Landry, son of a murdered Santa Fe store owner, and his friend, Army Lieutenant. Harold Beckner, uncover and thwart an armed plot to subvert the Territory of New Mexico into the Republic of Texas.

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Middle-aged Evan Landry is murdered in his Santa Fe mercantile. His twenty-something “coyote” son, Jesse, shoots and kills the murderer in self-defense, but the sheriff thinks otherwise. Fleeing the city, Jesse links up with sympathetic friends and holes up with his father's wealthy business partner, Don Nerio de Noriega, in Albuquerque. His friend, Lieutenant Harold Beckner, in the Territory of New Mexico on a secret mission from the War Department, follows. Beckner and the Army are searching for an illicit arms cache, which they had traced to Albuquerque. The smuggled arms, intended for an insurrection, are discovered, as are the plotters. Are they connected to the murder and will they meet their fate? Is Jesse cleared? And what is a Texas Ranger doing in Albuquerque?

Richard M. Lienau, with a background in electronics and computer technology, holds more than twenty U.S. Patents. He has written several novels, including Night Run, The Maltho-Rose Plot, Holy Ghost, The Truchas Light, and Legacy of the Light, the last three from Sunstone Press, along with a number of screen plays, short stories and articles. He lives in San Miguel County, New Mexico.

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GENE KLOSS ETCHINGS
Anniversary Edition
By Phillips Kloss

The Only Collection Personally Authorized by Gene Kloss as Representative of Her Work.

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Today the name Gene Kloss, NA, is synonymous with copperplate etchings and when this book was first published by Sunstone Press in the early 1980s it quickly became a collector’s item. Her limited edition prints are now becoming priceless on the art market. This book, the sole complete source of information that was selected and personally approved by this outstanding artist, contains black and white reproductions with text by noted author Phillips Kloss.

When Gene and her poet-husband Phillips Kloss first arrived in Taos, New Mexico, her first etching press, a sixty-pound machine, was installed at their camp in Taos Canyon by cementing it to a large rock. That press was eventually replaced by a 1,084 pound Sturges etching press purchased from a defunct greeting card company. With the years and the continual dedication came honors, national and international. The Smithsonian, the National Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Fine Art, the Library of Congress and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as many others house the works of Gene Kloss in their permanent collections.

From her spare life on the eastern edge of Taos with neither water nor electricity, but plenty of firewood, kerosene and inspiration, Gene Kloss informed the art world of the special beauty inherent in southwestern images: the churches, the Indian faces, the mountains and valleys, the dances and intricate rhythms of life in a part of the United States that remains essentially unchanged to this day.

ART NEWS called Gene Kloss “…one of our most sensitive and sympathetic interpreters of the American Southwest.”

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GENESIS
A Portrait of a Spinal Cord Injury
By Stephen Thompson

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Not long after Indiana University had won the NCAA championship in 1981, a young man of twenty was hurriedly riding his bicycle in order to make it on time for a tennis tournament. He had plans for returning to the game after having been sidetracked with the "college life." Although he expected to attend graduate school, he was hoping to play professional tennis one day.

He never made it to that tournament. A head-on collision with an automobile had crushed his dreams and also his neck, resulting in a cervical spinal cord injury. As he lay in the intensive care unit unable to move, he listened to music on his Walkman to distract him from his terrible predicament. His favorite tape, "The Lamb" by Genesis, seemed to help keep his attitude positive and hopeful. The following months are torturous and frustrating and he prays for a miracle; near-death experiences that seem too mysterious to comprehend show him that there is life beyond human existence. Then, after finally making it to the rehabilitation unit, he meets other young men in similar situations and they all struggle together to increase their functional abilities.

In this rare and candid memoir, Stephen Thompson shares his many tribulations as he experiences new beginnings, both physical and spiritual, and strives for the ultimate goal of any spinal cord injury victim: to walk again.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said: "Chatty, honest and inspiring . . . will be welcomed by survivors of serious injury and their loved ones."

BOOKLIST reported: "This highly personal book could be quite helpful to others in similar predicaments and to their families."

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, A PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP, PART I
Walking the Sun Prairie Land
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

"Thoroughly researched and referenced, the book includes anecdotes and excerpts from letters as well as black & white photos of the artist and colleagues, and line-drawn maps." BOOK NEWS

Not "...some stuffy academic tome that seeks to uncover secrets about the artist, it's a loving book written by O'Keeffe's friend, Nancy Reily" SANTA FE REPORTER

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The time is 1887. From any window in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sun Prairie, Wisconsin birthplace home she only saw the Wisconsin prairie with its traces of roads veering around the flat marshlands and a vast sky that lifted her soul. At twelve years of age Georgia had a defining moment when she declared, “I want to be an artist.” Years later from her east-facing window in Canyon, Texas she observed the Texas Panhandle sky with its focus points on the plains and a great canyon of earth history colors streaking across the flat land.

Georgia’s love of the vast, colorful prairie, plains and sky again gave definition to her life when she discovered Ghost Ranch north of Abiquiu, New Mexico. She fell prey to its charms which were not long removed from the echoes of the “Wild West.”

These views of prairie, plains and sky became Georgia’s muses as she embarked on her step-by-step path with her role models--Alon Bement, Arthur Jerome Dow and Wassily Kandinsky.

In this two-part biography of which this is Part 1 coverying the period 1887-1945, Nancy Hopkins Reily “walks the Sun Prairie Land,” as if in Georgia’s day as a prologue to her family’s friendship with Georgia in the 1940s and 1950s. Reily chronicles Georgia’s defining days within the arenas of landscape, culture, people and the history surrounding each, a discourse level that Georgia would easily recognize.

NANCY HOPKINS REILY was a classic outdoor color portraitist for more than twenty years and has taught portrait workshops at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas where she had a one-woman show of her portraits. Her advance studies included an invitational workshop with Ansel Adams. Reily graduated from Southern Methodist University and lives in Lufkin, Texas. She is also the author of “Classic Outdoor Color Portraits” and “Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos,” both from Sunstone Press.

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, A PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP, PART II
Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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The time is 1946. From Georgia O’Keeffe’s old hacienda sitting on a bluff in Abiquiu, New Mexico, she could see my aunt and uncle, Helen and Winfield Morten’s property across the Chama River. Georgia had begun the restoration of her property. The Mortens, in the final stages of purchasing land along the Chama River, had recently completed their restoration of another old hacienda they called Rancho de Abiquiu.

As one of few Anglos in the Chama River valley, Georgia ventured over to Rancho de Abiquiu to introduce herself and a private friendship resulted with the Mortens and their family. In this close family circle, Georgia revealed herself and proved that beneath her bare face there was more to her than just an artist of legendary proportions.

Nancy Hopkins Reily spent many of her childhood days walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land. She explored the canyons, the White Place, Echo Amphitheater, the mountains, and the Chama River by walking the trails worn by earlier moccasined feet. In a seamless, clear, and straightforward narrative of excerpts from their lives, Reily presents Georgia in a time-window of her age. The book features Reily’s youthful experiences, letters from Georgia, glimpses of the family’s memorabilia and photographic snapshots—all gracefully woven into the forces of the contemporaneous scene that shaped their friendship. In addition, there are insights into the land’s beauty, times, culture, history and the people who surrounded Georgia, as well as many minute details that should be remembered and which are often overlooked by others when they speak of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Nancy Hopkins Reily was born in Dallas, Texas, and attended Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Mississippi, for one year. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Retail Merchandising. Since childhood she has divided her time between Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. At a young age, the colorful New Mexico landscape captured her heart and gave her a sense of place. She continues to enjoy its beauty. Reily makes her home in Lufkin, Texas.

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GHOST RUNNER
A Reed Haddok Western
By Tom V. Whatley

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Reed Haddok was unconscious. Strong hands lifted him and took him to safety. Haddock owed his life to the owner of those hands. Time taught him that they belonged to a mysterious Indian, but Haddock didn’t have a name, a face, or a voice to use in identifying him. But he owed him. If a man was owed a whipping or a thank-you by Reed Haddok, you could count on him to pay his debt.

He soon gets his chance when he finds that the man who saved his life—Tall Tree—is now the wounded captive of an Apache war party. Haddock immediately sets out to save his new Indian friend and has a little fun at the expense of the Apaches as well. The heart pounding actions that make up the rescue, escape, and trek back to Tall Tree’s hidden village take a series of riveting, fast paced turns that will make the reader grab the saddle horn and hang on for dear life.

TOM WHATLEY is a minister, a former Infantry Officer with the U.S. Army, and an avid outdoors man. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has a keen interest in the American West and Northwest. He lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and is the author of two other Reed Haddok novels, CUTS NO SLACK and HE AIN’T DEAD, both published by Sunstone Press.

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GHOST TEARS
A Novel
By Helen Lamberton Gates

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First time visitors to the American West, Delia Hager Duval and her French husband, Jean-Paul, accept an offer of an old Santa Fe adobe house for the Christmas holidays. But something is terribly wrong. Previous tenants have fled and their house is said to be haunted. Then a malevolent stranger invades and a teenage girl is murdered, turning dark and evil tales into reality. Caught in a web of suspicion, murder and terror, can they unravel the mystery before further tragedy occurs? Includes Readers Guide.

Helen Lamberton Gates, a born storyteller, offers readers a thrilling mystery set in the rich traditions and natural beauty of New Mexico, where the real and the surreal have mingled together for centuries and contemporary crime reaches international proportions. Born in Washington, DC, Helen Lamberton Gates graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied with Joseph Campbell, and went on to earn a degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She later discovered New Mexico, and was captivated by its natural beauty, cultural diversity and artistic energy. Her writing reflects her fascination with myth, psychology and art. She and her husband, William, live in Santa Fe where their children grew up.

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THE GILDED COACH
A Historical Novel of Adventure
By Isabella Rae Habersham

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In 1738, Margo's father loses his family farm in the Swiss Alps and must immigrate to South Carolina to seek a better life. On the ship everyone except Margo dies of typhus, who is nursed back to life and smuggled through the quarantine at Savannah by a family friend. Later, after an unfortunate first marriage, she marries a dashing cavalryman and takes service with the cultivated mother of an acting commandant. The old lady teaches the illiterate girl to speak, read, and write the King's English and to behave as a gentlewoman. After her husband is killed by Indians, Margo takes care of a badly wounded young officer of an old South Carolina family and they fall in love. When they marry Margo discovers that he has inherited a productive rice plantation and she gradually takes over its management. Finally, after three husbands, Margo at last achieves her fondest goal, a family.

ISABELLA RAE HABERSHAM is a ninth generation native of Georgia and was brought up hearing stories of her colonial ancestors, five of whom appear, somewhat fictionalized, in this book. As a professor of history, she has profited from both English and German colonial records.

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GIRL OF THE MANZANOS
A Historical Novel
By Barbara Spencer Foster

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Mardee's father Ben had built an empire deep in New Mexico Territory. He could look around him with satisfaction at his stockpiles of lumber, herds of fat cattle, pastures of sleek and feisty racehorses, and a happy growing family. But Mardee's turquoise eyes were searching eagerly past the narrow borders of their mountain home. She soon becomes an interpreter for her father as he presides over statehood meetings. And she meets Jeff Corbin, a young ambitious lawyer from Socorro, and her tempestuous heart is set on fire. Then when New Mexico becomes a state in 1912, Jeff goes to work for the new governor in Santa Fe and promises to help Mardee get a job in the same office. This is more than the young girl can resist. She leaves her family and the gentle half-Mexican boy, Frankie Moseby, who has always loved her. What will be her fate among the strong political forces at work in this frontier town? Will she make her mark on this wild new state? And what about Jeff Corbin?

"A fast paced love story..." (HELENA INDEPENDENT RECORD)

"...vivid characters, spellbinding settings, action, pathos, and humor..." (EASTLAND COUNTY NEWSPAPERS)

Barbara Spencer Foster is a third generation native of New Mexico. She often listened to her father, a long-time judge in Torrance County, tell vivid stories of his life in the Manzano Mountains as a young boy. His recollections of the New Mexico Statehood Celebration a dozen years after the turn of the twentieth century served as the inspiration for this book. The author lives part of the year in Montana and part of the year in her native New Mexico.

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GOATS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of goats, their merits and characteristics of the major breeds and why they are valuable to us.

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Here, in a comprehensive, practical, and extremely readable volume, an author-artist whose many nature books are favorites with children gives an absorbing account of goats—the countries from which they came originally, the merits and characteristics of the major breeds, the reasons why they are especially valuable to us, and the methods of raising them for pets or for profit. He describes the most scientific way to house, feed, and care for either a herd of goats or for a single goat.

In addition to practical information on raising goats, Mr. Bronson gives fascinating background material about them and their place in history. The reader discovers, for instance, that traces of some of the early legends and superstitions about goats are still to be found in our language today. From Pan, the half-goat god of the ancient Greeks who had the mischievous habit of startling travelers in lonely places, comes our word “panic.” Then we learn that in pagan times communities would confess their sins annually to a goat, which was later allowed to escape to the wilderness, supposedly taking the sins with it; hence our word “scapegoat.”

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Horns and Antlers, The Chisel-Tooth Tribe, and Turtles, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by detailed drawings on nearly every page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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GOD'S WARRIOR
Father Albert Braun, OFM, 1889-1983
By Dorothy Cave

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Fellow priests called his ministry “just short of a miracle.” A superior castigated him as “an adventurer,” Apaches and migrant Mexicans claimed him “one of us.” To his fellow soldiers he was “a man’s man.” Of himself he chuckled, “I’ve been in mischief all my life.”

He was Father Albert Braun, OFM, in turn mule-headed, explosive, or penitent. Vigorously outspoken, he once charged a group of august bishops to “get off your butts and out among the people.” His sense of duty was profound, his humor crusty. He arrived in New Mexico as missionary to the Mescalero Apaches just after Pancho Villa’s raid, was a highly decorated chaplain in both World Wars, and after World War II he participated in the top-secret birth of the first hydrogen bomb on a south Pacific atoll.

Drawing on archival and military records, letters, memoirs, and interviews, Dorothy Cave chronicles the amazing life of this last of the frontier priests from his birth in the lusty, brawling California of 1889, to his death and burial in 1983 in the church he built for his beloved Mescaleros. This book is at once a biography and a kaleidoscopic history of the tumultuous times in which he lived. From it there emerges the inspiring saga of a man who changed thousands of lives with faith, humor, dedication, and a generous dash of pure hard-headed cussedness.

Dorothy Cave spent much of her childhood exploring with her geologist father the isolated villages and mountains of northern New Mexico, a practice she continues today. Although her formal education was at Agnes Scott College and the Universities of Colorado and Wyoming, she feels her true education has come from these remote but rapidly vanishing hamlets and pueblos and from the soil-rooted wisdom of those who live in them. Cave has traveled widely, danced with the Atlanta Ballet, acted, and taught. She is the author of two histories: Beyond Courage, which won the New Mexico Presswomen's Zia Award, and Four Trails to Valor, both from Sunstone Press. Her two novels, Mountains of the Blue Stone and Song on a Blue Guitar were also published by Sunstone Press. Cave served as historical consultant for two documentary films: Colors of Courage, produced by Scott Henry and E. Anthony Martinez for the University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies; and for Aaron Wilson’s award-winning A New Mexico Story, based largely on her Beyond Courage. She appears in both films as narrator/commentator. Beyond Courage also inspired composer Steven Melillo’s musical opus of the same title, acclaimed on two continents.

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THE GODDESS OF WAR
A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West
By Dennis McCown

Four biographies in one: John Wesley Hardin, Helen Beulah Mrose, Martin Mrose, and Laura Jennings—all figures in the American Wild West.

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John Wesley Hardin is the most famous gunfighter of the American Wild West. The subject of conversations from the Mexican border to the rowdy saloons of Kansas, he was the greatest celebrity of the age. He wrote an autobiography, but he only told what he wanted known, and few have researched beyond that. Today, Hardin is an enigma. Part of the mystery is his disastrous relationship with Helen Beulah Mrose, yet she has not been researched at all.

Until now.

Helen Beulah’s story is the final piece of the vast jigsaw of Hardin’s life and legend. Author Dennis McCown has delved into the mystery of Helen Beulah. Researching from Florida to California and north to faraway Alaska, McCown has uncovered one of the great tragedies of the Wild West. He developed this into the story of those around John Wesley Hardin.

In the end, this is a woman’s story, not a gunfighter’s, and it’s also four biographies. Hardin’s story is told, but so is Helen Mrose’s. Martin Mrose and Laura Jennings are little known today, but their lives are integral to the mystery. Written for a general audience, the story includes footnotes for those interested in knowing more, footnotes historian Leon Metz called “the best I’ve ever seen.”

Dennis McCown was born and raised in Wyoming and is proud of his “cowboy” heritage. Though he has traveled widely, he always comes back to his roots. After hearing references to Helen Beulah Mrose, McCown spent sixteen years researching her story. A member of the Wild West History Association (WWHA), McCown is a former member of the National Outlaw-Lawman Association (NOLA) and the Western Outlaw-Lawman Association (WOLA), which merged to form the WWHA. McCown is also a member of SASS, the Single-Action Shooting Society. Today McCown is a college instructor in Texas.

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GOING TO THE DOGS
An Incredible True Story
By M. Louise Heydt

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Think you know your animal friends? The author did too. Then she met Laura Stinchfield, who calls herself The Pet Psychic, and her world became enriched in ways she never knew were possible. You will meet Kundun, selfless, big-hearted pit bull-greyhound rescue, Genji, a spirited Paso Fino gelding, rambunctious Rasa and shy, abused Tara, Catahoula Leopard Hound sisters who tell their stories in their own words with the help of animal communicator, Laura, and their mom.

The journey begins with a move from the wilds of northern New Mexico to the Ojai Valley in California. Experience this family’s joy, pain, love, loss and the author’s odyssey of caring for them as all age and confront their limitations, traumas, hopes, dreams and absolute devotion to each other. You will cry. You will laugh. And you will never think about animals in the same way again. The sudden illness and untimely death of a member of this animal family leads to conversations on the Other Side and introduces the reader to an alternate reality so surprising that it may completely change whatever one believes Heaven is.

Louise Heydt lives in the Ojai Valley in California. With a Master’s Degree in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she brings her academic knowledge of Buddhism, Hinduism, and the literary classics of China, India, and Japan into her writing. An artist and poet, she has traveled extensively in Asia. She is also the author of Divine Rainbow from Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-952-0
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THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
A Novel
By Andrew Grof

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This seamless work of lyrical intensity mimics both in tone and substance one of Bach’s grand compositions. It centers around two friends who are reunited after years of separation through an accidental meeting in New York’s Greenwich Village—a meeting which becomes the catalyst for the nearly nonstop tale of the life and death of the mother of one, a holocaust survivor recently dead of cancer in New York.

In the telling of the tale, recent as well as distant events are uncompromisingly exposed and historical as well as interpersonal connections at times painfully, yet always lovingly revealed. This journey of words is not without considerable risk to both the teller and the listener who is eventually joined by his girlfriend with little or no historical perspective. “The Goldberg Variations” as played by Glenn Gould is a recurrent theme throughout the novel, as it is one of the few pieces of music comforting the mother as she nears her end. This novel is a moving portrait of the past as well as the present, and in its grand as well as small scale becomes a successful exploration of the myriad ups and downs of human relationships.

Andrew Grof was born and raised in Hungary. After fleeing the communist regime there, he lived for two years in Vienna before emigrating to the United States. He currently resides in Miami, Florida where he has been associated with Florida International University for the past thirty years, heading the Humanities and Social Sciences section of the library and teaching for the English Department and the Honors College. His previous publications are of a scholarly nature although he has been writing fiction since early childhood.

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GOOD BEHAVIOUR
The Supreme Court and Article III of the United States Constitution
By Samuel A. Francis

A GOOD LOOK AT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

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The controversy surrounding the presidential election in 2000 raised many issues regarding the behavior of some of the United States Supreme Court Justices. The Court's decision in the case of Bush v. Gore effectively stopped a recount of votes in Florida. Many critics felt this decision was politically motivated. If so, what did this say about the ability of the members of the Court to remain non-partisan? And, can justices be removed from office even though it is assumed that they are appointed for life? Samuel A. Francis, an Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney examines all these issues and takes a hard look at what "good Behaviour" (original spelling) in Article III of the United States Constitution might mean for the justices in light of events of December 2000. In this concise book, the author also gives a brief history of the Supreme Court, a detailed appraisal of the case of Bush v. Gore, and includes the full text to the United States Constitution.

SAMUEL A. FRANCIS received his Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of New Mexico in 1963. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico Law School in 1966. This is his first published work.

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GRAND RIVER HIGHWAY
One Woman’s Journey to Autonomy
By Elizabeth Fackler-Sinkóvitz

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Bette Stoll has to intuit her own way. Born a middle child in a troubled family, neglected and lonely after the death of her grandmother when she is only seven, she takes comfort riding her horse alone in the virgin woods on her father’s Michigan farm. When in 1957 his mental breakdown transplants the family to Southern California, they join a national migration West. Bette, a naïve farm girl, is dropped at the onset of adolescence into the wild circus of the psychedelic Sixties. Her love affair with the runaway scion of a wealthy Mexican family leads her into a labyrinth of tragedy she struggles to escape. Through all her back roads and detours, Bette stays honed on her path of becoming a writer.

This is the chronicle of Bette’s perceptions of what happened and how her perceptions shaped her. This is the truth as she experienced it. No doubt these events will be remembered differently by others. This is not their story.

This is Bette’s story, and I am Bette. So difficult were some memories, I could approach them only by assuming the guise of a third-person narrator. More courageously, I may have written an autobiography wherein witnesses would be interviewed and facts verified. Because it is mined from my memories, I call this a memoir. The journals I have kept since adolescence helped reconstruct the happenings and refresh the ambiance, but no event is invented.

It has taken me twice the number of decades recorded in this chronicle to believe my formative experiences may have significance for others. At the same time, I am glad to have finally recorded Roberto’s story. We are all mere specks flashing in a vast cosmos. What you hold in your hands is the culmination of my life’s spark.

Praise for Elizabeth Fackler’s Work:

“Fackler’s elegant prose is a pleasure to read.” —Booklist

“Fackler has a keen sense for dialogue and period, and a classic, clipped prose style.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Elizabeth Fackler has a unique approach to storytelling and speaks in a voice all her own. Equally exceptional in both crime and historical fiction, she makes familiar elements startling and new through the dazzle of her prose and the humanity of her forgiving gaze.” —Ed Gorman, Award-winning Author

“With echoes of James M. Cain, Fackler is gutsy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“She makes the legend live!” —Elmer Kelton

“She writes with a perfect honesty that makes everything real.” —Richard Wheeler, Award-winning Author

“Her dialogue is right on the mark, her descriptive passages lyrical.” —Southwest Bookviews

“A fine writer.” —The New York Times

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GRANGER'S THREAT
A Murder Mystery Laced with a Web of Lies and Familial Contempt
By Teresa Pijoan

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In a small town in northern New Mexico a father’s untimely death leads to mayhem and murder. Families find their lives threatened once the father’s will is read for unlike his wife, he did not believe in primogeniture. Truth reveals that the father did not believe in his son Granger at all and herein begins the conflict. The father’s death was to be Granger’s salvation but Granger must now find a way to gain wealth in order to maintain a family male heir. The father’s doctor and nurse know without a doubt that the father’s death was not a natural one, but can they get the daughter Sophia to see the obvious as she suffers in her grief?

Soon Granger is shown not to be as clever as he believes himself to be when someone else—someone who wants Granger’s money and is equally as dangerous—comes on the scene and Granger soon becomes a victim. Sinister and clever machinations now outweigh truth and honesty. Sophia is not willing to let her home and her loved ones be separated from her without a fight as her relatives threaten to remove her from all she holds dear, including life itself. Can she survive and solve the mystery of her father’s death? The body count piles up as the story unfolds. What appears obvious may not be easy to prove as the prodigal son falls. Includes Readers Guide.

Teresa Pijoan was born in Espanola, New Mexico, and grew up in Indian communities where she learned the ways and legends of the Native People. Her father was a public health doctor from Barcelona and her mother was a school teacher from New York. Her grandfather was the famous Spanish author, Jose Pijoan. Teresa Pijoan is a lecturer, storyteller, research writer, and teacher and has shared her storytelling throughout Central Europe, Mexico, and the United States. To storyteller Pijoan, myths are “magic lenses” through which cultures can be viewed, understood, and deeply appreciated. Other books by Teresa Pijoan are Dead Kachina Man, American Indian Creation Myths, Healers on the Mountain, Pueblo Indian Wisdom, Native American Creation Stories of Family and Friendship and Ways of Indian Magic, all from Sunstone Press.

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THE GRANT THAT MAXWELL BOUGHT
Facsimile of Number 225 of the Original 1952 Edition
By F. Stanley

The History of the Maxwell Land Grant in New Mexico and Colorado. Includes bibliography.

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The Maxwell Land Grant was an immense parcel of land in New Mexico and Colorado with a history that began when the area was a colony of Spain and ended only in the twentieth century. In this volume, published originally in an edition of 250 numbered and signed copies, F. Stanly (pseudo. Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola) takes on the task of telling the complex story.

In his foreword, Stanley says: “Look in vain for another section of land in the nation that produced so much comment from the press or absorbed the attention of the entire world. Because of this bit of land a Supreme Court Justice almost lost his life; a president of the United States wanted to horse-whip a man; a minister was looked upon as a killer; a cattle man became a killer; vigilantes rode into the night burning and killing; and the Anti-Grant War was waged in two states taking more lives than the Lincoln County War that brought Billy the Kid his fame.”

Stanley has been faulted for his scholarship and for stylistic flaws that are probably reflections of the speed it took him to publish the amazing number of books and pamphlets he produced. His narrative is chatty and anecdotal, with few of the accoutrements of establishment history. Still, he has mined newspapers, trial transcripts, and a variety of documents to produce a broad account of the area. He includes chapters on ghost towns as well as “living” towns, the railroads, Indians on the grant, and a full chapter on Clay Allison, whom Stanly regarded as a more interesting character than Billy the Kid. The original edition is probably the scarcest of Stanley’s books.

“An easterner by birth but a southwesterner at heart, Father Stanley Francis Louis Crocchiola had as many vocation as names,” says his biographer, Mary Jo Walker. “As a young man, he entered the Catholic priesthood and for nearly half a century served his church with great zeal in various capacities, attempting to balance the callings of teacher, pastor, historian and writer.” With limited money or free time, he also managed to write and publish one hundred and seventy-seven books and booklets pertaining to his adopted region under his nom de plume, F. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in 1938. All of F. Stanley’s titles have now reached the status of expensive collector’s items.

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THE GRASSHOPPER BOOK
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A detailed description and explanation of grasshoppers and their relations for young readers.

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The author introduces his fascinating book about grasshoppers and their relations by pointing out the error of Aesop’s fable which compares the grasshopper unfavorably to the ant. “Actually,” he says, “the grasshopper is no more a ner’er-do-well than the ant; it simply does the things it has to for a happy and successful life.” He then shows how grasshoppers and the other related insects—crickets, katydids, etc.—are equipped for life and how they act from birth to death. Particularly interesting are in the incidents and examples that were drawn from the author’s observation of his own collection of grasshoppers, crickets and katydids that he kept in cages. As in Sunstone’s other books by Wilfrid Bronson, the text in this book for young readers is in large, clear type, and there are many illustrations on each page.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-690-1
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GRAVEN IMAGES
Poems
By Mike Sutin

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The introspective poems of Graven Images do not always honor mankind (God-Men) or womankind (Goddess-Women), but recognizes men and women as only being human. Women and men share a propensity to commit a varied assortment of human (inhuman) acts. These acts often arise from self-deception, self-appreciation and self-love. The author taps into his feminine side to present different perspectives, but recognizes that the human animal is just difficult to understand.

Mike Sutin is a commercial lawyer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and serves as pro-bono counsel to PEN New Mexico and the New Mexico Book Association. His poems have appeared in local, regional, and national small presses, and anthologies. His first book, Voices from the Corner/Voces del Rincon, a unique one-person anthology, greeted with critical acclaim, is a poetic investigation into idiosyncrasies gathered from the corners of complex Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo interrelationships in New Mexico. An astute observer of the human condition, his insights into Santa Fe's societal and cultural life cycles continued in his second book Naked Ladies on the Road, his first book for Sunstone Press, is a poetic study of the City Different's celebrated Canyon Road. Recognition of Mike's position as a major lawyer-poet in the United States is evidenced by his inclusion in Off the Record, a poetry anthology of the Legal Studies Forum, representing the first effort of a United States legal journal to devote an entire issue to poetry. A member of the Santa Fe Live Poets' Society, he has lived in New Mexico since 1946. An adherent to the old school of meter and rhyme, his poems are full of sharp, witty lines, sometimes deceptively complex, with candor, power and poignancy, often illuminating the glorious absurdities of our lives.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN TURQUOISE RUSH: 1890–1910
By Philip Chambless and Mike Ryan

The story of the largest organized effort to mine turquoise in U.S. history.

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The Great American Turquoise Rush was the period of the largest concerted effort to mine, process and market turquoise in the history of the United States. It started when traditional markets for the clear sky blue Persian turquoise closed and the east coast jewelers, who controlled the jewelry trade in the United States, were forced from necessity to reappraise the quality of turquoise from the southwest. The efforts to control this new market were begun in New Mexico but would expand into other states. This is the true story of that time, largely forgotten or remembered only from oral tradition.

Philip Chambless has lived in the mountains outside Grants, New Mexico since the 1970s and is a full time turquoise prospector, lapidary and jewelry designer. He has researched this period of the history of turquoise for more than twenty years.

Mike Ryan retired from a thirty-year career as a financial advisor, author and teacher in 2011 and reawakened a passion for turquoise first begun in the 1970s. He is the author of Asset Allocation and the Investment Management Process and The Colors of Money: Finding Balance, Harmony and Fulfillment with Money.

On the cover: Original equipment and turquoise from the Cerrillos Tiffany mine. Studio Seven Productions/Douglas Magnus.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-166-5
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THE GREAT KIVA
A Poetic Critique of Religion
By Phillips Kloss

Ilustrated by Gene Kloss.

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The legends of the American Southwestern world, along with man's relationship and reactions to his natural habitat and to his universe are set into this compelling poetry of Phillips Kloss. Kloss considered this volume to be “a religious essence of his country and his humanity with the kiva theme, the man theme and the verbality theme consistent throughout.” Phillips Kloss was born in Webster Groves, Missouri in 1902. He moved to New Mexico in 1916 where he worked on his brother’s ranch, later graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1925. Once a reporter for the San Francisco Bulletin, he married the artist/etcher Alice Geneva Glasier (Gene Kloss) and moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1927. He is also the author of North Star, Rainbow Obsidian, The Stronghold, and The Taos Crescent, all from Sunstone Press.

Gene Kloss is considered to be among the best etchers in the world. Her faithful record of the spirit and ceremony of the Pueblo Indian is valued not only by collectors, but also by anthropologists who use her work to verify costume and dance. Art critic Alfred Frankenstein stated: “She is both poet and virtuoso, but the virtuosity is always kept subordinate to the poetic ideal.” Her book, Gene Kloss Etchings, was also published by Sunstone Press.


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ISBN: 978-0-91327-084-4
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THE GREAT PECOS MISSION, 1540-2000
By Carol Paradise Decker

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The great Pecos Mission is now reduced to roofless red walls that loom over the surrounding countryside in Northern New Mexico. Each year thousands of visitors view the ruins and the earth-covered rubble of the pueblo it served. About 20 miles east of Santa Fe, the site is now protected by the National Park Service. But what was the role of the mission? What was its influence? Why does it still matter?

When Spanish explorers first visited Pecos in 1540, they described the pueblo of about 2,000 persons as the “biggest and best” of the Indian communities they had yet seen. This eastern pueblo dominated the pass through the mountains between the Great Plains and the Rio Grande valley, controlling travel and trade over a large area of what is now New Mexico.

In 1625, Franciscan missionaries completed the huge church at this site. From here they introduced Christianity and the heritage of medieval Spain, profoundly affecting the lives of the pueblo people. The church was destroyed during the Pueblo Revolt in 1680. Its foundations embrace the smaller church, finished in 1717, whose walls we see now.

This book brings you glimpses of people, events and the continuing significance of the old Pecos Mission.

Carol Paradise Decker moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico from New England in 1980. Since then she has taught Spanish, New Mexico Heritage, and Intercultural Relations to adult groups in many venues. For five years (1998–2003) she served as a volunteer at the Pecos National Historical Park. Her first book, Pecos Pueblo People Through the Ages, also from Sunstone Press, is a series of stories explaining how changing times affected the lives of the people. This new book shares some perspectives on the old mission itself.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-892-9
98 pp.,$12,95


GREATNESS IN THE COMMON PLACE
The Sculpture of Boris Gilbertson
By Charlotte White

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A definitive examination of the famous sculptor by the woman who knew him best. Boris Gilbertson was known primarily as a sculptor, and his commissioned works in stone and metal, through largely in private colections, can also be seen in the public buildings and outdoor settings in the East and Midwest for which they were undertaken. Widely collected too, however, are the artist's Sumi brush drawings, generously illustrated in these pages. Having studied classic Chinese writing in Chicago, Gilbertson remained a student of Chinese thought: it was apparent in all of his work. In the artist's works, "I like to keep fairly close to the earth in the sense that the Chinese do." In his work, the goal was to find something great in the commonplace. Gilbertson was born in Evanston, Illinois, and lived much of his adult life there; he also spent several years in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. He moved in 1960 to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and there lived and worked for the last twenty-two years of his life.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-115-9
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GROWING FOOD IN THE HIGH DESERT COUNTRY
Gardening at High Elevations
By Julie Behrend Weinberg

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Growing Food in the High Desert Country is a comprehensive gardening book with emphasis on growing vegetables. The author seeks to help the high desert dweller cope with the problems of raising plants in a dry land. From practical experience, she learned that her familiar East coast gardening techniques were not suitable to the high country so she developed the special methods given in this book. In addition to vegetables, Ms. Weinberg discusses various aspects of fruit tree culture in the high desert and drought-tolerant perennials, shrubs and trees. A special chapter on common garden pests tells how to control them without the use of commercial pesticides.

JULIE BEHREND WEINBERG studied organic horticulture and agriculture at Goddard College. She has written weekly garden columns for both the SANTA FE REPORTER and THE NEW MEXICAN.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-066-4
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GROWING UP TO COWBOY
A Memoir of the American West
By Bob Knox

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Bob Knox grew up in the cowboy life style of the 1930s and 40s, spending summers with two old-time cowboy uncles in various locations around Colorado. During this time, in the settings of no vehicles, staying in some pretty crude cow camps, he learned some of life's valuable lessons. After graduating from high school in 1948, the author worked in the rugged cow country of northern New Mexico where, as a teenager, he hired out as a cowboy for some of the big ranches in the area. His story gives good insights into what it was like being a cowboy before the advent of four-wheel drive pickups and horse trailers and later when it was important to adapt to modern day technology.

Bob’s book covers a wide spectrum of cowboy life--a span of sixty-four years--and his blend of humorous and historical accounts makes for fast, enjoyable reading. From one hilarious episode to another, the reader gets the feeling of what it was like, "Growing up to Cowboy."

Bob Knox retired in 1994 and is now living in Cimarron, New Mexico where he and his wife Bettye are adjusting to living in town.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-352-8
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GROWING WITH THE SEASONS
A Sharing of Insights into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening
By Frank and Vicky Giannangelo

GARDENING, PERSONAL GROWTH, COMMUNITY, AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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The basic elements of any garden are always the same: seeds, soil, sun, and water. It is in the search for that perfect combination that leads the gardener into the broader aspects of each element. The transitions made during the growing season tell many stories about not only seed, soil, sun, and water, but also about one’s self.

Each season brings its own discoveries, whether using new methods to overcome old problems, celebrating an innovative success, or dealing with the failures and setbacks that befall any gardener. Growing With The Seasons gives many tools and plans for the garden, but lets the reader assemble them as they want and need, traveling the roads of personal discovery, reaching a fruition that is productive, satisfying, and universal.

This book is also the evolving story of the authors’ endeavors to provide ideas, concepts, and encouragements for the practical application of a personal and joined effort of beneficial direction to make the world a better place bringing about a planned harmony within ourselves and the people around us.

Those who have attended the Giannangelos' workshops, bought produce at the Ramah Farmers Market in New Mexico, and met with the authors at community gatherings inspired Growing With The Seasons.

Frank and Vicky Giannangelo both lived in Denver, Colorado, when they were children. Vicky’s family moved to Washington State where she went to high school and graduated from the University of Washington with a double major degree in philosophy and economics. Frank’s family moved to Prescott, Arizona where he went to high school, and upon returning from Viet Nam, graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in literature. They met on San Juan Island, Washington, and were married in 1986 where they first began creating organic gardens. In 1993, they moved to Sedona, Arizona and spent three years creating formal gardens for a local community. They moved to New Mexico in 1997 and began gardening and helped start the Ramah Farmer’s Market. Vicky created and is the webmaster of their website, www.avant-gardening.com. Frank teaches at a small school on the Ramah Navajo Reservation. They give spring workshops on organic gardening, basic rockwork, labyrinths, and strawbale wall construction, and established the annual Ramah Area Garden Tour.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-626-0
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THE GUADALUPE HISTORIC FOUNDATION
How a Secular, Non-profit Organization Saved Santa Fe’s Most Religious Site
By Kay Lockridge

A history of the Guadalupe Historic Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico and how they restored and preserved the Santuario de Guadalupe built in the 18th century in Santa Fe.

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The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe envisioned by a peasant in 16th century Mexico has been told over and over throughout the ensuring centuries, as has that of the Santuario de Guadalupe built in 18th century Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Franciscan friars who accompanied the Spanish Colonial colonists on the Camino Real (Road of the Royals) from Mexico to Santa Fe, bringing with them their Roman Catholic faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. While the Santuario was not the first shrine to Our Lady in what became the United States, it is the oldest, still-used such structure in this nation. Yet, by the middle of the 20th century, the Santuario was in such disrepair that the parish considered demolishing it and paving over the site for a parking lot. Some said only a miracle could save it. This book goes behind the scenes and tells—for the first time—how a small, dedicated group of volunteers formed a secular, non-profit foundation in 1975 and proceeded to save the Santuario for generations to come. Over the next 30 years, these people, and hundreds more, gave their time, money and efforts to accomplish this miracle.

Journalist Kay Lockridge has covered breaking news, both locally and nationally, since she was a teenager. Newspapers, magazines and The Associated Press have carried her byline for the past fifty years. What began as an independent investigative effort in 2015 developed into this book.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-158-0
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GUSTAV KLIMT
New Edition
By Alessandra Comini

An examination of the decorative symbolism of Viennese painter Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) in his portraits, allegories, and landscapes and their relationship to the sexual imperative addressed by Sigmund Freud.

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Austria’s most influential and revered artist at the beginning of the last century was Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). Master of three genres—allegory, portraiture, and landscape—his alluring imagery, decorative colors, and sinuous line seduce the eye and stir the mind. His landscapes are studded with opulent symbols of regeneration and fecundity, while his philosophical allegories enact and question the eternal recurrence of life and death. During an age of lingering societal repression, Klimt’s riveting, sumptuous portraits of society women delivered an unmistakable and urgent message of sensuality. In this landmark study of Klimt and the cultural climate of imperial Vienna, Comini discusses the “reverse” parallel between Freud’s revelation of the supposed erotic content of dream symbols and Klimt’s obscuring of the manifest content—the sexual imperative—through cumulative and symbolic ornament. Her text brings a startling new dimension to the compelling art of a very private man.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as The Fantastic Art of Vienna, Egon Schiele, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: The Munch Murders, Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Kollwitz Calamities, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

“…valuable for scholars and Klimt lovers alike and an essential item for museums and libraries.” —Dr. Felizitas Schreier, President, Verein Gedenkstätte Gustav Klimt, Vienna

“Highly readable, impeccable in its scholarship, and pioneering in its interpretations, Alessandra Comini’s Gustav Klimt has been an invaluable introduction to the Austrian artist for years. More than any other author, Comini has shaped our perception of Klimt and his place in Vienna’s cultural life around 1900.” —Reinhold Heller, Professor of Art History and of Germanic Studies emeritus, The University of Chicago

“Art historian Alessandra Comini brings great scholarly passion and imaginative sympathy to her work on Gustav Klimt and the Viennese culture that formed him. Her groundbreaking research has illuminated the life and work of some of the twentieth century's most compelling artists as well as composers.” —Renée Price, Director, Neue Galerie New York, Museum for German and Austrian Art

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-168-9
132 pp.,$26.95


GYPSY THE CIRCUS DOG
A Charming Story About a Poodle for Those Who Love Them
By Beverly Jean Strong

"...a simple and charming story of a dog who dreams of joining the circus. In the process he meets the delightful and warmhearted Calico Girl, and enjoys a wondrous dream. A folk art style in lush color illustrates this upbeat and charming tale for young folks." (CHILDREN'S BOOKWATCH)

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In this charming story of a dog who dreamed of being in the circus, Jean Strong has used her beloved poodle, Gypsy, for inspiration along with her vivid artistry to create a book that has appeal for all ages. Jean is a collector of Black folk art and toy animals and is the owner of Tiqua Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she also has a home and studio. She first had the idea for the book while she was seated at her deak at the gallery and imagined a dream that Gypsy might have had and sketched out fanciful drawings to accompany the story. Later, in her studio, these sketches became large colorful paintings, which are the illustrations for the book. Gypsy was adopted from a local animal shelter in New Mexico and is the official greeter at Jean's gallery.

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8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-300-9
48 pp.,$24.95

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HACIENDA
A Historical Novel of the West
By Albert R. Booky

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This historical novel begins in the 1840s when young Simon Gomez's breathtaking adventures begin to fulfill his obsessive dream for success.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-251-4
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HALF THE HOUSE
My Life In and Out of Jerusalem
By Rachel Berghash

“A beautiful, deeply stirring memoir about breaking away from Jerusalem, and also about discovering Jerusalem...written with the eye of a poet, the insight of a psychologist, and a heart of wisdom.” —Jonathan Rosen, author of "The Talmud and the Internet"

“Evocative and engaging...a woman's odyssey to accommodate the spiritual mysteries of her birthplace (Jerusalem) and the intellectual freedoms of her adopted city (New York). Rachel Berghash shows how, in a life long struggle to be faithful to both, she made them one." —Clinton Bailey, author of "Bedouin Poetry from Sinai and the Negev"

“A deep affirmation of the human condition expressed with sensitivity and care...a beautiful book, at once spiritual and down to earth.” —Michael Eigen, author of "Contact with the Depths," "The Sensitive Self," and "Madness and Murder"

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Rachel Berghash’s lyrical, impressionistic memoir charts her relationship with her homeland during a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Beginning with a child’s-eye view of the wonders of the majestic Jerusalem she is born into, Berghash explores the city’s sacred mysteries, her family’s religious orthodoxy, and the underlying kinship between Israelis and Palestinians.

At eighteen, she serves in the Israeli army, later attends the Rubin Academy of Music, and works as a secretary at the Israeli Parliament and The Jerusalem Post. When she marries an American artist, she moves to New York City and raises a family. Living outside the homeland she loves and having abandoned her adherence to religious strictures, she shuttles between her original and adopted countries. Touching on issues of emigration, exile, family, and reawakening to religion, Half the House shows how Berghash builds a new house of the spirit, drawing on the foundation of her past while embracing her life’s new possibilities.

Rachel Berghash is a prolific poet and Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry and translations appear in numerous literary magazines. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Yeshiva University and is a longtime teacher of Interior Life seminars that use key philosophical, psychological, and religious texts. Her essays in this area, with co-author Katherine Jillson, have been published in Tikkun, the Journal of Religion and Health, and elsewhere. In the 1980s, Berghash produced a series for radio that featured interviews with prominent poets. Transcripts of these have appeared in the Partisan Review and the American Poetry Review, and in essay collections from the University of Michigan Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-805-9
226 pp.,$19.95


HALF-PAST WINTER
Second Beginnings: My Story, So Far
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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Nancy Hopkins Reily thought she knew everything she needed to know when she published I Am At An Age in 1990 at age fifty. Reily had compiled her life’s experiences with metaphors using the mountains as background. But six months after the book was published she realized she had more to learn: in-laws, sandwich generation, writing, sixty-four lines of genealogy, over thirty-four years of journals, laurels, her aging and grandchildren. She knew she would have to write a sequel. And here it is, twenty-two years later.

Nancy Hopkins Reily was born in Dallas, Texas about mid-way between the Great Depression of 1929 and 1941 when the United States entered World War II. She was named after a McCall’s magazine story with the heroine named Nancy, a name her mother liked. With two brothers she didn’t play dolls, but played baseball and football in the neighborhood, caught fireflies at night and climbed the low branch tree in their yard. Since childhood, Reily has divided her time between Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. Her college education began at Gulf Park College, Gulfport, Mississippi and ended with a B.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University. After college she joined the ranks of marriage, homemaker and motherhood. This led to a career of volunteering for many various organizations. She is also the author of Classic Outdoor Color Portraits, A Guide for Photographers; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I, Walking the Sun Prairie Land; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II, Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land; Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos with Lucille Enix, and My Wisdom That No One Wants, all from Sunstone Press, and I Am At An Age, Best of East Texas Publishers. Reily makes her home in Lufkin, Texas.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-278-1
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HARVEST THE RAIN
How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource
By Nate Downey

“'Harvest the Rain' is the book I have been waiting for: a detailed ‘how to’ for people and communities wanting to take a major step in saving the world's water written by a passionate water-conservation advocate. Let this practical, entertaining, and challenging book be your guide to your own--and the world's--water-secure future.” —Maude Barlow, author of "Blue Covenant" and Senior Adviser on Water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly

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Our planet’s water shortage is a reality for one in five people worldwide, but enough precipitation falls annually to provide ample water for everybody. We simply have to collect, store, distribute, and reuse a small percentage of that which falls from the sky. Fortunately, this way of saving the world comes with perks such as increasing your property’s value, lowering your utility bills, or simply creating a comfortable oasis for conversation just outside the kitchen door. Harvest the Rain presents a wealth of opportunities for enriching your life. Now that you've found this book, you can reap the benefits and ensure that future generations inherit a better world.

A frequent guest on public radio, a perennial presenter at green events, Nate Downey is a seasoned teacher, speaker, writer, and businessman. Soon after he started Santa Fe Permaculture in 1992, Nate’s wife, Melissa McDonald, joined his forward-thinking landscape-design firm. Since then, their beautiful, functional, and ecological projects have appeared regularly in prominent publications from Su Casa to Sunset. Nate Downey also writes a popular monthly column called "Permaculture in Practice" for The Santa Fe New Mexican’s award-winning Real Estate Guide.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-495-2
228 pp.,$28.95

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HE AIN'T DEAD
A Reed Haddok Western
By Tom V. Whatley

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Beecham had planned to control the territory and its rich gold deposits around Prescott, Arizona. He had been stopped dead in his tracks by the relatively unknown young man from Texas named Haddok. Haddok had given him such a beating that Beecham shuddered in fear of ever seeing him again. But Haddok stood between him and his plans. Haddok had to die. But how?

The answer came in the form of a large price on Haddok's head payable to whoever killed him. Beecham had no guts, but plenty of money and there were people who would kill for it. Filipe Mendoza, the leader of a gang of outlaws along the Mexican border, jumped at the offer. Reubin Partlow, a sulking back shooter known as the Executioner, couldn't get there fast enough. And Raven Stull, a strikingly beautiful saloon girl saw it as her chance of a lifetime.

They, along with others, learned that killing somebody for money was not all they thought it would be. They overlook the simple fact that Bud Haddok would require a mite more killing than most folks.

TOM WHATLEY is a minister, a former Infantry Officer with the U.S. Army, and an avid outdoorsman. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has a keen interest in the west and northwest. He lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His first novel, CUTS NO SLACK, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-344-3
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HEADED UPSTREAM
Interviews with Iconoclasts
By Jack Loeffler

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In 1984, Jack Loeffler produced a radio series entitled “Southwest Sound Collage.” His primary listener was his great friend author Edward Abbey who said, “Loeffler, this radio series should be a book.” Thus, Headed Upstream first appeared in 1989 shortly after Abbey’s death. The challenging interviews that appear herein (Edward Abbey, Andrew Weil, John Nichols, Stewart Udall, and Gary Snyder, to name a few) reflect many points of view from anarchist to Marxist, from environmental to philosophical, from Beat to historical. Each is highly individual and all reflect deep consideration for the myriad factors that have shaped our milieu. In 2009, Loeffler’s close friend Gary Snyder said, “This book should be re-published. It’s important.” Indeed, it is an important presentation of human consciousness at its best.

Jack Loeffler and his wife Katherine live near Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a writer, aural historian, radio producer, sound collage artist, and lecturer. He has worked extensively with indigenous and traditional cultures throughout the American West, Mexico and beyond. His books include La Musica de los Viejitos:The Hispano Folk Music of the Río Grande del Norte; Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey; Survival Along the Continental Divide: An Anthology of Interviews; and Healing the West: Voices of Culture and HabitaT. He has produced over three hundred documentary programs for public radio, co-produced or otherwise collaborated on documentary films, written scores of articles, and produced sound collages for many institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Camino Real International Heritage Center, and the New Mexico History Museum at the Palace of the Governors. He is a project director for The Lore of the Land, Inc., a 501c3 organization founded by his late friend Lee (Mrs. Stewart) Udall. He was awarded a 2008 New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Edgar Lee Hewett Award for Outstanding Service to the Public by the New Mexico Historical Society, and in 2009 was honored as a Santa Fe Living Treasure.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-755-7
226 pp.,$22.95


HEADLESS IN TAOS
The Dark Fated Tale of Arthur Rockford Manby
By James S. Peters

Foreword by Marc Simmons.

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Following the discovery of the decapitated corpse of Arthur Rochford Manby in his nineteen-room mansion in Taos, New Mexico, there quickly arose two schools of thought as to the event. One sect accepted that he was gruesomely murdered, while the second held to the belief that he had staged his death and left behind the cadaver of a stranger. The case was a bizarre enigma wrapped in riddles, confusion, betrayal and greed. Finally for posterity, and as relief to the guilty, it was labeled an unsolved crime. Today it is referred to as the "Manby Mystery of Taos."

This book contains very little mystery. Rather, it is the tragic account of Manby and his 35-year career in manipulation, extortion, high-grading and murder. Arriving in New Mexico from England in 1883, the 24-year-old Manby began his personal odyssey for El Dorado: the dream of building a vast empire in the Southwest. He finally does so in 1913 when becoming the owner of the 61,000 acre Martinez Grant of Taos. But after three years it slips from his grasp and he is left nearly penniless.

In his last years he gradually decays mentality and emotionally. Looked upon as an eccentric, no one realizes how ill he has become. Finally having a falling out with a quartet of compatriots, in July, 1929, he is murdered and decapitated.

James S. Peters was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1930. In the mid-1940s his family moved to California where at sixteen he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served three years as a medic. Later he spent ten years in the navy as a photographer and in 1964 he alighted in Taos, New Mexico and developed an avid interest in Southwestern American history. After living in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, he continued researching and writing articles on the frontier West. After retiring, he pursued his interests in writing and painting. His previous book, Robert Clay Allison, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-735-9
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THE HEALER
The Story of a Mystic
By Norman Cleaveland, Editor

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In most generations there appears a person, usually a man, who has authenticated powers of healing and who acts, often, as a kind of messiah. This is a person who by his or her charisma and personal magnetism attracts a large following. Charlatan, miracle worker or deluded mystic? Few contemporaries can ever decide and history itself is not sure. Such a person was Francis Schlatter who arrived in Denver in 1892. He was a German immigrant shoemaker and a devout Catholic who was on a special mission for the “Father.” The mission required him to wander about the country and even to be thrown in jail in Arkansas. In the villages of New Mexico, he was known as El Sanador, “The Healer.” This is a collection of articles about Schlatter and his own story of the wandering. He finally disappeared from a ranch in New Mexico and his body and "miraculous" copper rod were later discovered in Mexico.

NORMAN CLEAVELAND, born 1901 in California, came home to New Mexico at ten months of age. The son of Agnes Morley Cleaveland, he was educated in Silver City, New Mexico and in California. After receiving his degree at Stanford University, his professional career as a mining engineer was spent principally abroad, including twenty-two years in Southeast Asia. He is the author of two books, THE MORLEYS and BANG BANG IN AMPHANG.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-139-5
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THE HEALER'S DIARY
Poems
By Ann Filemyr

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The poems in this collection vary in form from short personal lyrics to prose poems spanning cultures and geographies, looking both backward and forward, seeking connection. The healing here is the luminous effort to make sense of the torn world in order to restore vitality and beauty.

Ann Filemyr, PhD, is the Academic Dean at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to academic and administrative leadership, she pursues creative practice in the literary, visual and performing arts. She is the author of several other books of poetry.


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ISBN: 978-0-86534-853-0
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HEALERS ON THE MOUNTAIN
And Other Myths of Native American Medicine
By Teresa Pijoan, PhD

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A unique characteristic of Native American medicine is the belief that each patient holds a different spirit, and that the healing can only work when it affects the individual spirit. Mythology is essential to this healing process. The belief stories within these pages reflect a culture that holds both poignant and alarming lessons. Readers of this book will discover the intriguing past and knowledge of Native American history and beliefs which are more enlightening than they may have previously realized.

Teresa Pijoan was raised as a young child on San Juan Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico by her Barcelona born father and her New York born mother. When Teresa was twelve years old, her family moved to Nambe Indian Reservation. She also spent several summers with her adopted aunt at Hopi. As a University of New Mexico at Valencia history professor, Teresa Pijoan, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, and lecturer. She has won many awards for her teaching and her publications.

Her other books from Sunstone Press are American Indian Creation Myths, Pueblo Indian Wisdom, Ways of Indian Magic, and Dead Kachina Man.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-764-9
222 pp.,$22.95

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THE HEALING PRESENCE
Photographs of the Sky and Children’s Perceptions of Hope
By A. J. Meek

Photographs by the Author

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Do images heal? Yes they do. That is the thesis of renowned photographer A. J. Meek with these photographs of the clouds paired with children’s perceptions of hope. “The feeling of freedom is exhilarating,” Meek says in his photographer’s comments for the work contained within. “The total package of sky and children’s perception is designed to evoke a positive healing attitude within the viewer. When studied and meditated upon, the audience cannot maintain a negative thought.” Heavily influenced by Native American culture, these pictures, which were made in New Mexico and Louisiana, promote a feeling of well-being and inspiration. To be in the world but not of it is certainly the road less traveled and the most challenging for there are no earthly rewards for this choice--only peace.

A. J. Meek is the co-author of one and the author of five photography books. His work is in several private and public collections including the Houston Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Chrysler Museum of Art. In addition to his personal honors, he has been awarded several prestigious grants from the Louisiana State University Council on Research and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

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8 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-032-9
100 pp.,$22.95


THE HEART AND SOUL ANIMAL SANCTUARY
To Love and Be Loved
By Natalie Owings

The story of an animal sanctuary in northern New Mexico.

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This book is written in passionate defense of the stray dog. They wander the back roads of the world, hungry and forlorn, seeking, always seeking, love and companionship. Why are they lost? Most likely they have been dumped by the most insensitive and cruel of humans.

Dogs love to love; hence, this book is written about and dedicated to the most loving of creatures: the stray dog who has been rescued. There are hundreds of stories about stray dogs everywhere, and here are some of them. As this book seeks to convey, they will love you as no other creature can or will. Just visit The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary in Glorieta, New Mexico, and ask the dogs.

Natalie Owings, founder and director of The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, grew up on a ranch in New Mexico. She attended schools in Colorado, New York, and Germany. Following a multitude of positions, New Mexico drew her back permanently. In the 1970s, Owings rescued her first dogs. Even while working full time, she had from 10 to 16 rescued dogs in the house and would rush home from work to take them all out on long walks in the beautiful wilderness areas. Today, her Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, the result of hard work and dedication, cares for approximately 150 rescued animals at all times. These include dogs, puppies, cats, horses, llamas, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and guinea pigs. There are no cages. Everyone has a home. As Owings puts it, with love and passion, “I simply can’t walk past a stray dog.”

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-708-3
190 pp.,$45.00


HEART OF GOLD
A Novel
By John "Bud" Campbell with Glen Onley

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Dale Rory, upon graduation from an Ohio university, loads his meager earthly possessions into his old car and heads for the rolling plains of West Texas. His lifelong dream is be a basketball coach and teacher, while owning a small ranch with a few head of cattle. Rory inherited little of monetary value from his recently deceased parents, but they had instilled in their son a high sense of integrity and an unrelenting drive to succeed through hard work, common sense, and dedication. So far, these traits have served him well and have become a part of who he is, as much as muscle and bone. Dale finds the job he wants in Paddock, Texas, a small town in struggling Cottle County, and then fate smiles on him in a totally unexpected way. With the option to chunk the job and the dusty town for a much easier road, his core values are quickly put to the test. Unwilling to give up his dream, he begins preparations for his first basketball season, and then purchases a small ranch a few miles west of Paddock, where he soon meets his nearest neighbors, a brusque widow and her daughter. Though he does not realize it at the time, once more fate has blessed him, but with a few twists and turns that he never could have imagined. The author believes that the reader, while turning the pages of young Dale Rory’s life, will shed tears for the struggling adolescents that come his way, and also for the fortunate and benevolent coach.

BUD CAMPBELL, a Texan and graduate of Mount Vernon High School, was an all-state member of their1948 state-championship basketball team, and subsequently played for Texas Christian University. After ten years of leading basketball programs at various Texas schools and inspiring youngsters to develop a winning attitude, Bud spent twenty-seven years as a school principal, the majority at North Mesquite High in the Dallas area. With humor, wit, and an upbeat personality, Bud has inspired thousands with his motivational speeches at banquets, civic organizations, and staff development programs where he stresses that life’s richest blessings are realized through giving freely.

GLEN ONLEY is the author of “Coach Catfish Smith And His Boys,” “Beyond Contentment,” “Discovery Tree,” and “Sunset,” all available from Sunstone Press.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-476-1
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HEIR LINE FRACTURE
Uncovering the Dark Side of the Bright Lights
By Marc Freden

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Mica Daly is fresh from his scandal-ridden ouster from the hit American entertainment series Drop Zone. But the scandal gave Mica international gravitas and he has landed a new deal as the entertainment host on the daily British morning news program Rise ‘N Shine. And he’s an instant hit with the British audiences. Just call him Freddy. Titled and entitled, international party boy Fredrick Charles Arthur Henry, Duke of Clarence, believes he is the rightful heir to the British throne. And for his silence, Freddy has received his position, a royal apartment and a substantial stipend on which to live. That should be enough...but enough is never enough for the loose lipped Fast Freddy. Edward “Ted” Harrelson is a man of mystery. By admission he works in the Ministry of Defense. Or does he? He frequents the Palace on “official business”; is a member of a prestigious, if not clandestine, members only club in Mayfair; and elicits more questions than offers answers. All-in-all, an explosive exposé of the shadowy world of political intrigue, underground maneuverings and the lengths to which a government will go to silence a truth no one is ready or able to accept.

Producer and on-camera personality Marc Freden reveals the “dark side of the bright lights” with an explosive series of novels revealing the unspoken truths of the celebrity world. Not Too Cocksure introduced the recurring character of Mica Daly—an ambitious entertainment journalist who becomes the topic of his own story when his involvement with the meteoric rising star, Chad Martin, goes from the murmurs of gossip to the stuff of Hollywood lore. Now with Heir Line Fracture, Freden goes from taking on Hollywood royalty to tangling with actual royalty through the dark secret of Freddy, Duke of Clarence. Freden draws from his own real-life experience as the entertainment host for the British morning news program GMTV to give truth to his unique perspective of actual characters and culture for this explosive and dynamic story of intrigue and government subculture in the glamorous worlds of royalty and entertainment.

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-075-0
234 pp.,$19.95

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HELL'S BELLE
From a B-17 to Stalag 17B
By Randall L. Rasmussen

MANY ILLUSTRATIONS

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It was December 3, 1943, and American warplanes were on assignment over Nazi Germany. Sergeant William Rasmussen was the ball turret gunner on the Hell’s Belle, a B-17 heavy bomber. During one of its missions, the Belle was shot down and the captured American flyers were sent to the notorious German prison camp Stalag 17B.

In Stalag the American prisoners of war had to deal with the harsh rules imposed by the German Commandant as well as deplorable living conditions: filth, bitter cold, starvation and disease. Told through the eyes of one young flyer, the book has non-stop action, emotion and humor, and captures the upbeat and undefeatable spirit of America’s finest young men who served the United States during WWII.

RANDALL L. RASMUSSEN, M.D. used his father’s memoirs, “From a B-17 to Stalag 17B,” as the basis for this book. Dr. Rasmussen also explored William Rasmussen’s notes, the verbal history that he recorded at the local library, research material, and recollections of the narratives he heard his father tell so many times over the years. William Rasmussen was a popular guest speaker at press clubs, library clubs and service organizations in Michigan’s lower peninsula near his home. His narratives were enjoyed immensely since he had a special gift of being able to captivate audiences as they shared his experiences flying over Nazi Germany and being a prisoner of war.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-405-1
212 pp.,$18.95


HEMORRHAGE
A Doctor Cooper Series Novel
By Warren J. Stucki

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When Dr. Lawrence A. Cooper (Coop) has three patients inexplicably bleed to death on the operating table, the vultures begin to circle. First, he is accused of operating while under the influence of alcohol and his surgical privileges are stripped. Next, the deceased patients’ families each slap him with separate malpractice lawsuits and not too surprisingly, the State of Utah revokes his license to practice medicine. Then, just to make sure his bones are picked clean, the county attorney charges him with negligent homicide, a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. Just as Coop is pretty sure things can’t get any worse, his malpractice insurance carrier assigns Samantha Rose Jardine as his defense attorney. He and Samantha Rose go way back. She dumped him in college, and if he had a lick of sense he would call his insurance company and request another lawyer. Then things take a few surprising turns.

Warren J. Stucki is a native of southern Utah. As a young boy, he viewed the detonation of several atomic tests. Now, as a practicing physician, he has witnessed the havoc these tests have wrought on the citizens of southern Utah. Following graduation from the University of Utah Medical School, Dr. Stucki specialized in urology. At Dixie Regional Medical Center he has served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and member of the Hospital Governing Board. In addition to Hemorrhage, Dr. Stucki is the author of Boy’s Pond, Hunting for Hippocrates and Sagebrush Sedition. Three others, beginning with Hemorrhage, followed by Mountain Mayhem and The Death of Samantha Rose, are part of a “Doctor Cooper” series of novels. A fourth book, Town Bell, is a prequel to the highly popular Boy's Pond.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-985-8
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HIDALGO'S BEARD
A California Fantasy
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“…funny, haunting and richly imaginative—a surrealistic cross between Max Shulman and Carlos Fuentes.” —Peter S. Beagle, author of "The Last Unicorn" and co-author of the screenplay, "Lord of the Rings"

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Navvy Dypes is twenty-seven years old and lives at the bottom of a swimming pool in Palm Springs, California. By an “act of will,” he has changed himself into a fish—complete with gills and scales—much to the chagrin of his father, who devises an insidious cure for his son’s affliction. But Navvy is determined to retain his new identity, for it is only in the water that his consciousness expands beyond the limits of the human sensibility. A trip to Ensenada, Mexico, reveals a message concealed in the bust of Miguel Hidalgo that promises him the ability to communicate to all creatures, great and small. Along the way, Navvy encounters a rich assortment of characters, many who sympathize with his quest, many who don’t. Hidalgo’s Beard is a rollicking fantasy in the tradition of Nathanael West and Richard Brautigan.

Conger Beasley, Jr. was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, and educated in Connecticut and New York City. From 1970 to 1982 he worked as an editor at Universal Press Syndicate and Andrews and McMeel Publishing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to Hidalgo’s Beard, The Ptomaine Kid and Messiah: The Life and Times of Francis Schlatter, all from Sunstone Press, he has published three books of poetry, and three volumes of short fiction. A collection of essays, Sun Dancers and River Demons, was given the Thorpe Menn Award for the best book published by a Kansas City author in 1991. We Are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for the best contemporary nonfiction book published in 1995.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-953-7
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HIGH SKIES AND FAT HORSES
A Novel of War and Human Imperfection
By William J. Wallisch

“There’s a little of the Appo Kid in all of us.”

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When Air Force Captain Norm Whitman gets his orders to a remote island off the southern coast of Korea he finds himself working for Major Dubbs, who already hates his guts. But it only takes a day for Whitman to team up with his fellow site mates: An alcoholic chaplain (Father Paul); the irreverent site medic (Sergeant Goldman); a fellow captain (Andy Packer, nickname “Oyster”), made constantly miserable by his Korean “Yobo” girl friend (Adja); and a group of Korean officers dedicated to both their military mission and serious partying. The creed for survival: “It’s your mind or your liver!” Curiously flawed and alcoholic, Whitman carries his Catholic guilt from brothels to brawls. A group of Irish priest missionaries and other assorted characters who fly in and out from bases all over East Asia join in the rice-wine driven mayhem that drives base commander Dubbs up the wall. The good times end when Whitman must deal with the murder of one of his closest site mates, the Korean police, and his own shock at how suddenly life can turn ugly. On the heels of tragedy, Whitman is selected for an assignment just as surreal: Train and accompany his Korean counterparts for a top-secret mission to Vietnam. What happens in the war zone will prove to be his day of reckoning.

William J. Wallisch is a retired professor of English who’s been a life-long collector of military character sketches and tall tales. He’s filled many notebooks with “war stories” penned during his own twenty-three years of active duty service. Typical of his essays on military heroism is “In the Belly of the Whale,” published in War, Literature, and the Arts. His University of Southern California doctoral dissertation was a study of “The Integration of Women into the United States Air Force Academy.” This first novel was originally a collection of short stories, taken from what he refers to as his “dark notebook.” Though set in Korea and Vietnam, it amalgamates a variety of characters and tales, gathered from many assignments around the world. When asked if the story is a memoir, Bill replies, “No, but there’s a little of the Appo Kid in all of us.” He divides his time between Colorado Springs and Leadville, Colorado.

Includes Readers Guide

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ISBN: 978-1-63293-022-4
366 pp.,$26.95

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HIKING NORTH AMERICA'S GREAT WESTERN VOLCANOES
A Guidebook
By Tom Prisciantelli

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Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the volcanic events and landforms of the American West while hiking ten trails through its most scenic mountains. Hikes in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Washington reveal the fury of past events and demonstrate the power of volcanic activity today.

In hiking these trails, one can learn about the processes that form volcanoes and the contradictions scientists are still struggling to explain regarding certain volcanic upheavals. Interestingly, the energy released during the Mount St. Helens eruption can be compared to the atomic bomb that ended World War II--not just one but 20,000 of them. Yet Mount St. Helens was just a firecracker compared to others. And, Yellowstone Park sits within the remains of what was once a huge volcano. The rim surrounding the park is 50 miles across. Yellowstone is one of those contradictions, having been formed by the same process that brought the Hawaiian Islands out of the ocean. Both areas are still active and the hikes explore their disposition and prognosis.

In this book and on the trails, geology and archaeology intersect to tell a tale of landforms rising from the earth and the ancient people's struggle to persist and adapt. Geologists have died studying volcanic eruptions. Native Americans wrote gods into their history while watching fire burst from the ground. Hiking these mountains turns exercise into awe and respect for the energy still building under these massive ranges. The author explores the most interesting landforms, with some trails to summit craters and others through the innards of decapitated volcanoes still standing as high mountains.

For more than thirty years Tom Prisciantelli has driven the roads and hiked the trails of the American West. In his first book, Spirit of the American Southwest also published by Sunstone Press, he explored along hiking trails the geology of the Southwest and the arrival of the Native American's ancestors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. His research for this book took him along that path. The author and his wife live in a solar-powered adobe home in northern New Mexico, in full view and respect for one of the volcanoes about which this book was written.

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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-432-7
224 pp.,$20.95


HILLCOUNTRY WARRIORS
A Novel that Exposes a Different Side of the Civil War South
By Johnny Neil Smith

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called this "an above-par work of period fiction."

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In the antebellum American South, a family who were among the first to enter east central Mississippi in the 1830s are forced into the Civil War despite their opposition to slavery. Many hardships in the unspoiled wilderness, their unusual friendship with the native Choctaws, and extreme trials following the crushing events of defeat in the war are woven into this story that takes the reader back into an era when a society that supported slavery as an institution was considered both moral and necessary.

JOHNNY NEIL SMITH has always been interested in history and as an educator in Mississippi and Georgia, has taught Mississippi, Georgia, American and World History. He is now retired as headmaster of Piedmont Academy in Monticello, Georgia. Over the years, he has spent numerous hours reading about the War Between the States and visiting battlefields where his great-grandfathers fought. The main character, John Wilson, was named after his grandfather and many of the accounts of battle and prison life relate to his great grandfather, Joseph Williams, who lost an arm in the battle for Atlanta and was sent to a Federal prison in Illinois. Smith has tried to recapture the emotion that existed during this time in history as was told to him by people who lived during that era. In one sense, this is their story.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said: "Smith creates some stirring Civil War scenes and details the conflicts between former masters and slaves. Incidents involving the Choctaw are equally compelling, especially when the tribe is forced to flee to the Oklahoma territory. Smith's command of the era's politics and history and his feel for Southern family relationships make his tale an above-par work of period fiction."

The ATLANTA JOURNAL reported that the "novel has everything a reader expects from an Old South Civil War story: love, war and adventure. It takes a different look at the period."

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-247-7
288 pp.,$24.95 First Edition

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-546-1
372 pp.,$22.95


HISPANO HOMESTEADERS
The Last New Mexico Pioneers, 1850-1910
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After Santa Fe was founded in 1610, the Hispano people were restless to expand their colony. They slowly pushed their borders to the north, establishing little villages along the Rio Grande and dozens of its tributaries. Their progress was often interrupted, first by the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and later by fierce resistance from the native people whose territory they were invading. Nonetheless, over the centuries of Spanish and Mexican rule, their frontier plaza villages survived. During their long journey, these unique people retained a strong sense of their Spanish identity and tradition. Most remarkably, they also continued to speak a version of castellano, the sixteenth century language of Cervantes.

Historians usually say that the outer boundary of the Hispano homeland was defined by the 1860s or 1870s. But the last of the Hispano homesteaders were not finished and continued to create new settlements in the final decades of the nineteenth century and even the early years of twentieth century. This is the never before told story of a few of these New Mexico Hispanos, among the last pioneers, who made their home along a little known river in the high mountain wilderness at the northern edge of New Mexico. And it was happening at just about the time that New Mexico became a state.

Harlan Flint’s connection to things Spanish began when he started to learn the language at the Putney School in Vermont under the guidance of a Jewish woman, a native of Spain who was a refugee from General Franco’s regime. His interest in the language and Spanish culture has lasted a lifetime. Flint attended Swarthmore College and the University of New Mexico where he later earned his law degree, after three years in the army. He began his career as a lawyer in Santa Fe, specializing in New Mexico water law, and later was a corporate executive for twenty years before returning home to Santa Fe. His interest in the subject of this book began thirty five years ago when he and his family bought an old Hispano homestead in northern New Mexico.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-900-1
96 pp.,$12.95


HISPANOS
Historic Leaders In New Mexico
By Lynn I. Perrigo

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The history of any state is largely determined by the lives and actions of its residents and particularly its leading citizens. This book presents a sampling of Hispanic men and women whose influences on New Mexico events and history transcended the moment and became lasting contributions to the American Southwest.

Lynn I. Perrigo, an authority on New Mexico history, was given the Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award in 1984 by the Historical Society of New Mexico. Dr. Perrigo graduated from Ball State University and the University of Colorado. During World War II he was the director the the Midwest Inter-American Center in Kansas City and from 1947-1971, he was head of the Department of History and Social Sciences at New Mexico Highlands University. He is the author of over forty articles and six books on the American Southwest.

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5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-011-4
98 pp.,$14.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-893-9
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HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF NEW MEXICO
From the Earliest Records to the American Occupation in 1847
By L. Bradford Prince

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD

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LeBaron Bradford Prince (1840-1922) was a transplanted New Yorker, a tireless judge, a controversial territorial governor, a gentleman scholar, and an early leader of the Historical Society of New Mexico. In all these roles, and others, he was a passionate advocate of New Mexico statehood.

Prince was born, raised, and educated in New York. As a young attorney, his political career in state politics had progressed well until he clashed with leaders of the state Republican Party machine. Salvaging his political fortunes in the West, Prince won appointment as the chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court in 1879. By all accounts, no territorial judge worked harder than Prince, often hearing cases from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. In what time remained in his busy days, Prince compiled a 603-page volume of territorial laws and began to write history with the clear purpose of advocating New Mexico statehood. His first work on New Mexico history, entitled Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation, appeared in 1883.

This new edition, part of Sunstone’s award-winning Southwest Heritage Series, includes a facsimile of this original edition along with a new foreword by Richard Melzer, PhD, a biographical sketch from History of New Mexico (1891) by Helen Haines, and a tribute to the memory of L. Bradford Prince from a publication of the Historical Society of New Mexico, No. 25. Prince’s The Student’s History of New Mexico and New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood are also included in Sunstone’s Southwest Heritage Series.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-730-4
370 pp.,$32.95


A HISTORY OF HIGHWAY 60 AND THE RAILROAD TOWNS ON THE BELEN, NEW MEXICO CUTOFF
By Dixie Boyle

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In 1903 the AT&SF Railroad began laying track on the Belen Cutoff from Belen, New Mexico to Amarillo, Texas. The railroad company encouraged settlement of New Mexico’s eastern plains by sponsoring emigrant trains, a quicker method of transport for settlers moving their belongings and livestock across the country. Towns were founded along the route with the arrival of the railroad. Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner. Taiban’s Pink Pony Saloon & Dancehall publicized cock fighting and had a live snake den in the basement. Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart stopped at Portair Field in Clovis while flying across the country in the 1920s. Did you know Mountainair was the Pinto Bean Capital of the World, Negra has one of the last vintage gas stations in the state, Butch Cassidy and his gang trailed cattle to the railhead in Magdalena, and Montague Stevens was one of the last hunters to stalk grizzly bears? This book will give you answers to these questions as well as a glimpse into the history of this fascinating part of New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment.”

Dixie Boyle taught English and social studies for twenty years in the public school system before retiring early and working as a freelance writer, newspaper reporter, museum curator, park ranger and fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service. She has published numerous historical articles and eBooks about the history of New Mexico and Wyoming and two books, Between Land & Sky: A Fire Lookout Story and The Enchantment of New Mexico.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-063-7
138 pp.,$19.95

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HISTORY OF INDIAN ARTS EDUCATION IN SANTA FE, 1890-1962
By Winona Garmhausen, PhD

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What price Indian education? What kind of education? These were questions that had faced government officials, dedicated teachers and Indians since the late 1800s. When tourist and collectors became interested in Native American art, the questions expanded to include training of Indian artists. The leading school for that became the Institute of American Indian Arts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its beginnings from an Indian boarding school with an emphasis on vocations to the 1960s is chronicled in this book that includes historic photographs, a bibliography, and an index.

Winona Garmhausen has been involved in the field of art education since 1959. She has taught art in secondary schools and colleges. Her involvement in Native American art dates from 1972 when she moved to New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-118-0
144 pp.,$18.95

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HITS WITH HIS FIST GIVES A HELPING HAND
Mimbres Children Learn About Caring
By Carilyn Rae Alarid and Marilyn Fae Markel

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This exciting story introduces the use of the Native This touching story describes the use of the Native American “talking stick” to facilitate communication through the unique black and white painted pottery images created by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico. Centered on the theme of caring, it is the third in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits.

In this story the Mimbres children discover the enduring power of caring for each other and the members of their pueblo. Innovative ideas along with daring and compassionate actions help them earn the respect of their elders. The children’s continuing adventures are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of every day activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago. Teachers, librarians, parents and children of all ages will enjoy this pictorial narrative.

Twin sisters Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel are dedicated to helping children learn how to have respect for individual and cultural differences of all people. Carilyn is a Behavior Consultant and synthesizes classroom instruction with behavioral techniques to emphasize the importance of character development in students. Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve and protect southwest New Mexico’s cultural heritage. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present. Their previous books in the “Mimbres Children” series, Old Grandfather Teaches A Lesson and Talks All Day Has The Courage To Speak, were also published by Sunstone Press.

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HOLY GHOST
A Novel
By R. M. Lienau

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Alessandra “Alex” Petersen, an unhappily married woman from West Texas, is rescued from a fall into the cold waters of Holy Ghost Creek, a tributary of the Pecos River in Northern New Mexico by mysterious Mark Cassidy. After drying off at his nearby house, she goes to stay at a female friend’s house in Santa Fé. Thinking her friend gone, she is horrified to find not only her friend, but her husband, both murdered. Jeremy Radcliff, retired ex-CIA agent, is blackmailed into finding and eliminating—permanently—a fellow ex-CIA agent, a woman who happens to be Mark Cassidy’s sister, Evelyn, who is hiding out with her brother in their Holy Ghost Canyon safe house. Suspicions, lethal connections and coincidences abound, leading to a surprising finale in Holy Ghost Canyon.

Richard M. Lienau, with a background in electronics and computer technology, holds more than twenty U.S. Patents. He has written several novels, including Night Run, The Maltho-Rose Plot, Gavilan, The Truchas Light, and Legacy of the Light, the last three from Sunstone Press, along with a number of screen plays, short stories and articles. He lives in San Miguel County, New Mexico.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-803-5
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HOLY WEEK IN TOMÉ
A New Mexico Passion Play
By Thomas J. Steele, S. J., Translator

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Like so many folk customs, the Tomé (New Mexico) Passion Play was passed along orally from generation to generation for nearly two hundred years. The same drama that Fray Francisco Dominguez mentioned in 1776 was still being performed in 1947 when it was filmed by a local resident. It was at this time that Fred Landavazo, Edwin Berry and Juan Estevan Zamora realized that the drama, already threatened by a modern, disinterested world, should be preserved in a more permanent form. Through their efforts a script was produced before the final performance of the play in 1955. HOLY WEEK IN TOME, an important religious and historical folk document, is now for the first time made available in its original form with translations and annotations by Fr. Thomas Steele.

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ISBN: 978-0-91327-063-9
208 pp.,$16.95


HOME IN THE DARK
Poems
By Jay Udall

"It is a gentle book, and very perceptive. Tragedies are muted by a mystery and wholeness that is magical and uncommonly compassionate. At heart there is a melody and connection to earth and sky that grows on the reader throughout. Udall pays close attention to the smallest mercies and terrors of creation, building a sincere and loving identity that swoops off into the firmament. And his home in the dark is eventually flooded with light." --JOHN NICHOLS

"Reading the poetry of Jay Udall is like immersing one's face in a pool of cool spring water on a hot summer's day. His perceptions are clear, and his writing is beautiful. He celebrates not only the presence of the human species but also the whole community of life. I regard Jay Udall as one of our great poets." --JACK LOEFFLER

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"A poem can begin anywhere," Jay Udall says, "with the smallest object or image--a wildflower, a weed, a face, a scrap of memory--yet it should move into unexpected terrain. I want my poems to be grounded in the details of daily experience, in the physical world, in what is close at hand, but also to touch otherness, strangeness, mystery. This is what I look for, what I pursue, in the writing--a sense of surprise, of stumbling onto something unforeseen.

"To work with the unfolding of a poem entails risk. I must be willing to follow where it leads, even when it asks me to enter some new wilderness of perception and experience. In other words, I must be willing to change. Poetry, if pursued in depth, is subversive and restorative. It delves beneath custom and convention, beneath all forms of received wisdom, beneath all fixed theories and interpretations, returning us to a sense of life as we know it to be in our deeper moments: beautiful, terrible, paradoxical. Writing poetry is, for me, a way of staying alive."

With a Master’s degree in American Literature from George Washington University, Jay Udall has taught literature and writing to students of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the U.S. and beyond. His poems and short stories have appeared in more than fifty publications, including magazines, literary journals, newspapers, and anthologies, and he is the author of two previous books of poetry, Learning the Language (Bellowing Ark, 1997) and First Identity (winner of the 2001 Redgreene Press Poetry Chapbook Award).

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HOME LIGHT BURNING
A Novel Based on Actual Facts and Events
By Jim H. Ainsworth

"This exceptionally well written work is highly recommended." HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

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Lev and Hy Rivers have been taught by their Choctaw grandmother that signs portend good and evil and that birds, animals, and the wind speak to us. One brother believes—one does not. When Lev is shot and left for dead, Hy finds him and carries him toward Texas and home. Olivia Brand, a doctor’s daughter, tends Lev’s wound inside a tavern owned by a man named Filson. The brothers flee when Filson accuses them of horse theft and murder. Olivia flees with them and Lev falls in love with her, but cannot accept her past with Filson, a man surrounded by evil signs.

At war’s end, officers warn Lev and Hy that the rivers of Texas will run red with the blood of former Confederates. The specter of defeat hangs heavy on the returning soldiers, and violence strikes before they reach home. It continues to stalk them as they try to piece together shattered former lives. The brothers bear the burden—until violence visits their families. Then they seek vengeance.

Jim Ainsworth made a covered wagon and horseback trip across Texas to retrace the journey his ancestors had made two generations earlier and wrote Biscuits Across the Brazos, now available from Sunstone Press, to chronicle the trip. He is an award-winning author of seven other books. This is his fourth novel. His last novel, Rivers Ebb, also from Sunstone Press, was a finalist for Writers Digest International Book Award and Writers League of Texas Violet Crown Award. Find out more at www.jimainsworth.com.

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HONOR AND DEFIANCE
A History of the Las Vegas Land Grant in New Mexico
By James Bailey Blackshear

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In 1835, a petition for land far from Santa Fe, New Mexico was awarded to pobladores (settlers) willing to relocate to the eastern edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Founded along the Gallinas River, the settlement became the Las Vegas Land Grant. The history of this grant is the history of New Mexico. On this 496,000 acre community grant, beliefs about land and faith were intertwined within a system of shared sacredness. In the 1890s, Anglo-American merchants and cattlemen joined with Hispano elites in the first concerted effort to wrest control of this grant from its original owners and heirs. The heart of this book investigates how a rural nuevo-mexicano (New Mexican) movement on the Las Vegas Land Grant evolved from burning barns and cutting fences to political activism and success at the ballot box. It also examines the history of New Mexico land grants, Hispano mountain culture, the origination of the town footprint, the boom of Territorial Las Vegas, and the cultural diversity that existed within the two distinct towns that emerged when the railroad came to Las Vegas in 1879.

Honor and Defiance details the impact of American expansion into a well-established Hispano urban center, and highlights the robust nature of nuevo-mexicano spirit, determination, and ingenuity on the Las Vegas Land Grant. The book also includes photographss of Las Vegas, leaders of the period, and the land they fought for.

James Bailey Blackshear received his master’s degree in history from Texas A&M and his PhD in history from the University of North Texas. He has won awards for his literary essays, and has been published by the New Mexico Historical Review and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has spoken about the Las Vegas Land Grant at history conferences in both Colorado and Texas.


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THE HOPI WAY
Daily Life Among the Hopi Indians
By Robert Boissiere

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THE HOPI WAY, an odyssey, is the story of daily life among the Hopi Indians--beliefs, rituals and Kachina ceremonies. The interaction and conflict between white and Indian cultures are presented from the viewpoint of the Hopi family.

Robert Boissiere, born in Paris, France, came to the United States after World War II. A member of the French army, he was imprisoned in a Nazi prison camp from which he managed to escape and join a group of Basques in the Pyrenees. After moving to California, Boissiere found himself on an artistic and spiritual pilgrimage to the Hopi villages in northern Arizona. There he was adopted by a Hopi family and became a participant in their cultural life. THE HOPI WAY is based on his first-hand experiences livings as a Hopi.

PO PAI MO, Boissiere's first book, is also published by Sunstone Press. It is an autobiographical account of his life among the Hopis and subsequently his life at Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Following his marriage to a Taos Indian woman, he became the first white man to live at the Pueblo. Widely praised by critics, PO PAI MO has found a receptive audience.

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HORNS AND ANTLERS
By Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson, Author and Illustrator

A practical and comprehensive account of North American deer and antelopes, including their habits, appearance, and activities.

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This is the story of North American deer and antelopes—whitetails found in all parts of the United States, mule deer in the West, moose in Canada, mountain goats in the Rockies, and others. The habits of the various members of the deer family of this continent and their differences are described in the same lively and engaging style which distinguishes all of the books by Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson.

In his simple, inimitable style, known to many readers through such books as Cats, Starlings, Coyotes, Goats, The Wonder World of Ants, The Grasshopper Book, Turtles, The Chisel-Tooth Tribe, Stooping Hawk and Stranded Whale and Pinto’s Journey, Mr. Bronson provides a humorous and informative text, enhanced by many detailed drawings.

Wilfrid Swancourt Bronson wrote his first book at the age of eight. Called Animal People, it started like this: “This book is for children who are interested in animals and birds. It has verey good pictures in it and children can understand it verey easily.” He later learned to spell, and wrote and illustrated over twenty books for children with “verey good pictures” that they could understand. Young readers everywhere are glad he did.


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HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT
A Novel of Prison Life
By Vic Charles

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There are no good or bad guys in jail life—just the hostile environment of a savage world where survival is everything. Killers, rapists and dangerous criminals combine with an exhausted jail staff to provide the ingredients for anything to happen. In this novel drawn from first-hand experience, the reader is exposed to the con, the continuous infighting, the violence and the politics of daily prison life. If you've been there, you know. If you haven't, this extraordinary novel will take you there.

The author was born in the American Midwest along the banks of the Mississippi river. At eighteen he joined the military service and spent nearly two years in the Middle East. While touring a Turkish jail he had his first glimpse of the barbarity and savagery of man against man. He has been published in several corrections magazines, has a degree in criminology and has had over twenty years experience in jail operations.

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HOUSE BORN OF MUD
A Builder's Story
By William N. Gates

Building a house of adobe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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This is a story of the struggle to create beauty. A novice may find it useful in building an adobe house—how to mix the mud, how to grade a pipeline, how to tell a two-by-six from a one-by-ten: such details abound. But above all, it tells of a man’s triumph over every obstacle to achieve something delightful.

When the author undertook to build a home for his family in the spring of 1964, he had no building experience and very little concept of what he faced. Aside from the obduracy of the materials he had to work with, he would encounter vexing conflicts with the subcontractors and workers that he hired. As both boss and laborer, he knew neither how to lead them nor to be one of them.

He simply believed he could do it. And he did, learning as he went. And the dwelling that rose by their efforts achieved a splendor that no one could have foreseen.

Poet and author of Spell, River Riding Writing, and In Words Dive, William N. Gates grew up in Ohio and went to school in the East, but always felt the lure of the Southwest. He and his wife live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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A HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS
An Autobiography
By Myrtle Stedman

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He couldn’t say “I love you” until the end. And now he was gone. Before, there was the intense love affair mixed with deep disappointments and hurts that started in the 1920s and developed over the years when the two were artists and architects in Santa Fe and Taos. Afterwards, she went on—on to reach new heights as she became a famous builder of adobe houses and a painter of all that surrounded her. But his influence remained and it permeates her writing as firmly as the mind that dominated her before his death. Yet this seems to stimulate her probing deeper into her own self and she transports the reader to the art colonies, the blue skies and clean, cool air of northern New Mexico over several decades. Is this a love story? Perhaps not. More likely this is a study in the transforming of attitudes, shaping the reader’s thought to appreciate everything about everyday life, encouraging joy in every emotion, searching for one’s own consciousness.

Myrtle Stedman was known as an “Artist in Adobe,” designing, building, and remodeling adobe homes under a contractor’s license. She was also a well-known artist whose academic training started in 1927 when she was a student in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts school. Her English born husband, Wilfred Stedman, whose background was in architecture as well as in painting and illustrating was recognized as one of the most outstanding artists of the American Southwest. Adobe architecture in New Mexico was one of Wilfred’s favorite topics of conversation and Myrtle was instilled with the love of adobes from the moment they were married. After his death in 1950, Myrtle went on to become one of the foremost authorities on adobe construction. Myrtle Stedman was a member of PEN New Mexico, a branch of PEN Center USA West of International PEN and believed that there is no end to what the mind can do with the eye and hand, in time and in spirit. She is also the author of Artists in Adobe, Adobe Architecture, Adobe Remodeling and Fireplaces, Of One Mind, Of Things to Come, Ongoing Life, Rural Architecture, The Ups and Downs of Living Alone in Later Life, and The Way Things Are or Could Be, all from Sunstone Press.

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HOVELS, HACIENDAS AND HOUSE CALLS
The Life Of Carl H. Gellenthien, MD
By Dorothy Simpson Beimer

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Carl H. Gellenthien was a senior medical student at the University of Illinois when he discovered that he had an advanced case of tuberculosis. At that time, the 1920s, the only known treatment was rest and fresh air. The climate of the American Southwest was thought to be one of the best because of the dry air and sunshine. Young Carl, although given only two years to live, went to Valmora, New Mexico where a tuberculosis sanatorium had been established in 1904 by Dr. William T. Brown. He was not only cured but went back to school and completed his medical studies. He then returned to Valmora, married Brown’s daughter and later became the medical director of Valmora Sanatorium.

DOROTHY SIMPSON BEIMER, a native of Las Vegas, New Mexico, is a professor emeritus from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. She is also the author of Audrey of the Mountains, the Story of a Twentieth Century Pioneer Woman, written under the name Dorothy Audrey Simpson, also from Sunstone Press. With a B.A. from New Mexico Highlands University, an M.S. from the University of Utah, and an Ed.D. from the University of New Mexico, Dr. Simpson taught over thirty years and has written many articles for magazines and other publications.

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HOW FAR THE MOUNTAIN
A Novel
By Robert K. Swisher Jr.

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How Far The Mountain is the story of a man, a woman, and a mountain. The woman, from the city, must go to the mountain to discover who she is after her husband’s death from cancer. The man, a cowboy, must force himself to go to the mountain and make a shrine from the bones of ‘Texas Lady,’ the horse his wife was riding when she was killed by lightning. The mountain is only a mountain but, in itself, is the creator of stories more profound than any two peoples’ needs. The woman, after her husband’s death, is thrown into a world she does not understand. She forces herself to go alone to the mountain in an attempt to chase away the loneliness that tugs at the corners of her heart.

The man has spent his life guiding people into the mountains. Now lost, after the mountain has killed his wife, and accompanied by his dog, Gypsy, he returns to the mountain to try and rid himself of the demons that control his every moment. The man and woman both have needs and desires, but life has destroyed their dreams. They both are desperately seeking love but they are afraid to reach out, fearing if they find love it will only end in another tragedy.

The man and woman, unknown to each other, start from opposite sides of the mountain toward the same meadow. It is only by chance they see each other in the distance--one waves but one ignores it, afraid of the warmth from a wave. During the man and woman’s exodus the mountain spins its history: stories of its beginning, tales of miners, trees so large they touch the heavens, Indians, outlaws, gamblers, dreamers, great bears, thundering storms, bones and circling ravens.

How Far The Mountain is a quest for the human spirit and a tribute to the earth’s healing magic. A novel that will leave you warm and knowing that no matter what tragedy life brings, there is always hope.

ROBERT K. SWISHER JR. has been a ranch foreman and a mountain guide. He knows the outdoors and western history, and has successfully combined these interests in stories, poems and novels. He is also the author of The Land, Fatal Destiny, Only Magic, The Last Narrow Gauge Train Robbery, Last Day In Paradise and Love Lies Bleeding, all from Sunstone Press. Of The Land, Publishers Weekly said: “If there were a category of historical romances written for men, this moving novel would fit the bill.”

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HOW TO PAINT AND SELL YOUR ART
By Marcia Muth

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In How to Paint and Sell Your Art, Marcia Muth has written a book for both the beginning and the more experienced artist. A practical and useful guide, it is based on actual working experiences in art. For the beginner there is information on supplies, equipment, studio space and how to start that first painting. Chapters on pricing, exhibitions, galleries and agents answer questions for the more advanced artist.

Marcia Muth, a successful self-taught artist, has exhibited throughout the county. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections and in the collection of the Museum of New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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THE HUB OF THE MIRACLE
Poems
By Sallie Bingham

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Sallie Bingham’s poems seek, always, to connect. The events of ordinary life--walking in the woods around Santa Fe, lighting a fire in a stove--merge with the crises of maturity: death and other losses. Always, the tonic is hope--the hope that springs from a stone, a stream, or a memory of childhood. These short lyrics provide inspiration for all travelers on the path.

Sallie Bingham began writing poetry as a child. Her first verses, dictated to her mother, were sent to her father who was serving overseas during World War 11. Discouraged from becoming a poet by the attitude then prevailing at writing classes at Harvard, she has finally returned to her first love, after publishing eleven books of fiction and non-fiction.

Her first novel was published shortly after she graduated from Radcliffe, followed by five more novels and three collections of short stories celebrating the lives of women. Cory's Feast, also published by Sunstone Press, continues to spotlight adventurous women whose challenges and choices illustrate the social changes of the twenty-first century. Her short stories and poetry have been widely published and her plays have been produced both off-Broadway and around the country. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center, and is the founder of The Kentucky Foundation for Women.

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HUCKLEBERRY ROBIN
A Story for Children
By Betsy Schabacker & Susan Schabacker

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A charming story of how a wayward baby robin finds his home with help from a friend.


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HUNTING FOR HIPPOCRATES
A Novel
By Warren J. Stucki

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Maybe it was an innocent mistake, or could it have been sabotage? Either way, Dr. Moe Mathis is in a mess. After obtaining a positive biopsy and performing radical prostate cancer surgery on his lover’s father, pathology now finds no evidence of cancer in the surgical specimen. To make matter’s worse, Howard died of complications from that surgery, straining his relationship with Connie to the point of breaking.

But that’s not the only arcane incident, recently Dr. Mathis has had a run of bad luck. The same day he operated on Howard, he also implanted a penile prosthesis in Mr. Calley for impotence. Now the surgical wound is infected with a mouth-dwelling bacterium, Streptococcus Viridans, leading Moe to conclude someone deliberately spit on his surgical instruments. Also Moe’s colt inexplicably starts to hemorrhage and quickly bleeds to death. In his garage, Moe performs an autopsy--the stomach contents reveal tiny pieces of the drug, Coumadin. This is no accident! Horses do not run down to the pharmacy and purchase a blood-thinner.

Moe can only think of three people with grudges, who also had opportunity: his partner, Dr. Russell Wright; his office nurse, Diane Henrie and the reporting pathologist, Dr. Catherine Connelly. Moe’s attempts to identify the perpetrator has yielded nothing and now he suddenly finds himself in jail charged with fraud, conspiracy and murder-one.

Though it seems virtually impossible, his life, his career and his relationship with Connie all depend on his finding a way. From his cell, Moe fights off despair and tries to figure out how to get out of jail, solve these crimes, save his practice, restore his reputation and get Connie back.

WARREN STUCKI Stucki is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a board certified urologist. For the last twenty-three years, he has practiced medicine at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. He has served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and been a member of the Hospital Governing Board. A classical medical thriller, HUNTING FOR HIPPOCRATES is an intriguing change of pace from his first book, BOY’S POND. Presently, he is working on his third novel.

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HUSBAND MEMORY PICKLES & ELEVEN OTHER STORIES
Douglas Atwill
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The title story tells of Marian Nakamura who pickles the fallen pears to remember a husband who took a fatal fall from an upper branch of a pear tree. The story won a place on the final ten list of a 2010 The New Yorker magazine competition. In another story a Minnesota woman learns to paint in Santa Fe and finds acclaim for her colorful canvases, only to walk away from them. A native American artist paints a cathedral scene, loosing the powers of old spirits. An even more notable force breaks into a fourth painter’s life, the ancient Old Goddess wanting a place in the new world.

Douglas Atwill lives in Santa Fe, where he paints landscapes of New Mexico and his own gardens. This is his sixth book from Sunstone Press including Why I Won’t Be Going to Lunch Anymore, The Galisteo Escarpment, Imperial Yellow, Creep Around the Corner and The Oyster Shell Driveway.

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I WANT TO PLAY
A History of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra
By James Preus

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No business plan, focus group, or grant request preceded the birth of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra. A couple of amateur musicians, who didn’t know that starting an orchestra might be difficult, found a willing conductor, recruited a few friends, and made it work. Over the course of 25 years the orchestra has played a hundred concerts and found a place in the musical life of Santa Fe. This is its story.

Like most members of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra (SFCO), Jim Preus’s avocation has been music. And like other members, music is a very important part of his life. His instrument, the bassoon, is not a party instrument or one to entertain around a campfire; it requires the interaction with other instrumentalists, most appropriately in a symphony orchestra. That makes the SFCO a very important organization to him and the other members of the orchestra.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in music education and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. Now retired, for most of his professional life he was an administrator at the University of Minnesota. Playing in an orchestra, in musicals, and in chamber music were all part of his avocational life. The availability of a community orchestra was a factor in moving to Santa Fe, and so this book is payback for the existence of that opportunity.

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I'M NOT ON A DIET
Culture, Health and Healing
By Natalia Medina Coggins and Kip Coggins

A guide to healthy eating through a combination of common sense and culture-validating approaches to food and life.

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Labels, recommendations, myths and hearsay. Trying to stay healthy can be confusing! This book will help you navigate the maze of information and misinformation about healthy eating through a combination of common sense and culture-validating approaches to food and life.

Natalia Medina Coggins was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Southwest in August 1993. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has one daughter, Jessica, who lives in the Chicago area.

Kip Coggins was born and raised in northern Michigan and moved to the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area in the mid 1980s. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual doctoral degree in social work and cultural anthropology. He currently teaches social work at the university level in New Mexico.

“A well written book with many simple, yet powerful, recommendations to lead a healthier life. The use of personal stories provides real-life lessons that can be applied to everyday living.” —Benjamin Jacquez, Director Southern Area Health Education Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

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IMPERIAL YELLOW
A Novel
By Douglas Atwill

A young boy grows to manhood under the watchful eye of a cultured grandmother and becomes a well-known artist.

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An unexpected death in Donovan Merrill’s family makes it necessary that his grandmother, Anna, and he leave the rectory in San Miguel. They move into her summer cottage in the midst of the artist colony in the Laguna Beach of 1938, starting life over. It will be difficult with their diminished resources, but Donovan and Anna prove up to the task. They find friends and mentors among the painters and bohemians, Donovan early on deciding that he will become a painter himself.

After the war years, Anna encourages him to study in Paris; he paints for a summer in Provence and survives a difficult winter in Rome. On his return to the states, he finds a place in Santa Fe, starting his painting career in a rented adobe. When he meets Tomas de la Pena, a young Mexican writer, his life begins to tumble. Tomas’s efforts at writing are unformed, not so flourishing as Donovan’s career, so competitive troubles ensue. After building a house together, they must face Tomas’s continuing disquiet.

Time in Laguna is good to Anna, happy in her growing circle of artist friends. A love affair and a later marriage to a German expatriate make a striking contrast to her old life as a minister’s wife in San Miguel. She worries as Donovan finds his way, and supports him emotionally and financially. But Donovan proves he can succeed on his own.

This is Douglas Atwill’s fourth book for Sunstone Press, after Why I Won’t Be Going to Lunch Anymore in 2004, The Galisteo Escarpment in 2008, and Creep Around the Corner in 2009. Atwill grew up in California and Texas, lived in Europe and on the East Coast before moving to Santa Fe to paint. His canvases are shown in galleries thoughout the nation and his avocation is the design and construction of vernacular Santa Fe residences.

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THE IMPROBABLE .38
First in the Rhett and Toni Detective Series
By A. P. Greenwood

Driven by both curiosity and a desire to do the right thing, an ordinary man becomes an amateur detective when he has reason to suspect the Houston police of covering up a shooting, but he finds much more than a mere cover-up including political corruption, placing him, his girlfriend and his young daughter in grave danger.

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Rhett Sanders begins each day with a game, jotting down the names of five random people who were mentioned in articles in the Houston Chronicle. The game continues when he arrives at his office where he checks the names against his company database of people who had participated in surveys he conducted in the past—hoping for a match. One morning Rhett writes down the name of Bobby Joe Milstead, a man killed by local police in an alleged drug bust. The name is a match. When he reviews Bobby Joe’s information, Rhett is convinced the police have a case of mistaken identity. Driven by curiosity and his desire to do the right thing, Rhett, his girlfriend, Toni Darnell, and his best friend and criminal attorney, Chris Beck, place their lives in peril as they uncover a plot of corruption and murder. Includes Readers Guide.

A. P. Greenwood spent most of his professional life in advertising and marketing research until he began his writing career in 2004. He is also the author of Lakota Betrayal, Canyon Road, Last Tour of Duty, Something Else in Common, and An Uncertain Suicide, all from Sunstone Press. A native Texan, he lives in Houston with his wife, Tanya.

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IN PASSIONATE PURSUIT
A Memoir
By Alessandra Comini, PhD

Memoir of an internationally known art scholar, art historian, author and teacher.

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Overflowing with passion for her work as a scholar and teacher, Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini reminisces through six decades as an unconventional art historian in this illustrated memoir. The author of award-winning books on Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Ludwig van Beethoven, Comini draws on her sixty years of daily journals, sharing research-related anecdotes as she reflects on the formation and flowering of her distinguished career. Beginning with her colorful background as a refugee from Franco’s Spain, then Mussolini’s Italy, she describes her music-loving family’s sometimes humorous, sometimes painful adjustment to a World War II Texas. A series of fortuitous experiences at Interlochen’s National Music Camp, Barnard College, the University of California at Berkeley, and Columbia University later leads to what would ultimately be a turning point in her life as well as in Schiele scholarship. She discovered the actual cell in which Schiele had been imprisoned in a provincial Austrian jail half a century earlier. Comini invites readers to join her in the same zestful and persistent pursuit of cultural history that has repeatedly earned her the honor of being voted “outstanding” professor, by her students at Columbia University and later at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Her research and quests take the reader around the world and back. From the islands of Corfu, Madeira, Rügen, and Tahiti to the cities of Lisbon, Rome, Oslo, and St. Petersburg, Comini pursues such diverse and distinctive personalities as Rosa Bonheur, Gustav and Alma Mahler, Pablo Picasso, Eleonora Duse, Edvard Munch, Käthe Kollwitz, Vaslav Nijinski, and Egon Schiele. Alessandra Comini’s memoir will inspire readers with its sincere and compelling account of an extraordinary life and career still passionately in progress. Retirement for her has meant discovering a joyful new profession: writing art history murder mystery novels that take her eighty-year-old pseudonymous heroine Megan Crespi from the top of Europe down to Antarctica in pursuit of murderous purloiners of artworks by Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Munch, and Kollwitz.

Booklist reported: This erudite, mostly engaging self-portrait charts the making of an art historian and professional “seer,” whose passion and wit enabled her to become a noted teacher and scholar at Southern Methodist University. Comini helped unearth centuries of overlooked women in art and wrote landmark studies of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele and of musical iconography. For someone engaged in a life of the mind, she has lived much of it in motion, and the art of travel and close consideration of cultural context have been her keys to learning and teaching. She is at her riveting best when she reveals her discoveries about Schiele in his Vienna prison cell, Winckelmann in Rome and Trieste, the composer Edvard Grieg in Norway, and the painter Akseli Gallen-Kalella in Finland. Her short essays dazzle the most when they reveal her keen eye, such as when she discerns how the German artist Kathe Kollwitz, in a bust of herself, “used the resolute features of her own aging face as a spiritual topography for courage and resignation.”

Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both are now available in new editions from Sunstone Press. Her ongoing Megan Crespi Mystery Series including Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Munch Murders, and The Kokoschka Capers are also from Sunstone Press as well as a new edition of The Fantastic Art of Vienna. Other books by Alessandra Comini are Schiele in Prison, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Nudes: Egon Schiele.

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IN THE CENTER OF THE FIELD
Poems
By Cynthia West

“Cynthia West is so given to place that her poems seem effortless as the wild sunflowers. She says, ‘I haven’t done anything to deserve these leaves.’ But she has been present in the mix of inner and outer, so brings us an earned language of landscape.” —Joan Logghe, Poet Laureate of Santa Fe

“She has given us words that can change the clouds in our hearts, forming them into how we might view, how we might listen, to ourselves. The poetry of Cynthia West helps us to hear our own poems, our own voice, in the center of the field where we live and love.” —James McGrath, poet, Santa Fe

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Cynthia West says, “Poems form a path, with places to rest from the grief that rides the shoulders with the claws of a hawk. It takes strong legs to carry the sorrow of all who ask. It takes a clear mind to bear the voices. It takes the balance of a tightrope walker not to trip on the pain. The flowers, upholding petals and seeds, understand the burden a yoke can be. Sensing their transience, they announce, “Poems build the road forward, providing hollows where gladness can grow.”

Known for her visionary paintings, Cynthia is also a poet, photographer, digital imager, potter and book artist. Her home with many gardens, where she has lived for forty years with her husband and family, is a healing center as well as her studio and gallery. Her works are collected worldwide.

West is the author of four previous collections of poetry, For Beauty Way, 1000 Stone Buddhas, Rainbringer, and The New Sun, the last two from Sunstone Press.

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IN THE DUST OF TIME
An Account of the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 and Its Aftermath
By Donald L. Lucero

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The land to the south of the villa of Santa Fe was a series of ridges, like ripples in the earth. Indians standing on the roofs of the casas reales in the pre-dawn hours of December 16, 1693, could see across the ruins of the village to the hills beyond. The sun was just beginning to light the mountains to the east. Across the snowy hills came a winding army of men, wagons, and stock riding up from the south. The army, as warlike in appearance as any that ever marched to meet an opposing force, came slowly, a long beige snake spiked with muskets, horse snaffles, and lances glinting in the sun. The colonists’ first sight of the large, fortress-like casas, the former government buildings and the residence of the Spanish governor, was marked by an outburst of extraordinary fervor. After the agonies of the past two-and-one-half months, the Army of Reconquest had finally reached its goal. The Indians and colonists observed each other across a great expanse as the army approached the city’s walls.

Colonized in 1598 and driven into exile in 1680, the Spaniards were aware that theirs might be the first colony to be defeated by an indigenous people. They had made several previous attempts at reconquest, but each of these attempts had failed. The Spaniards were finally successful in 1692 in achieving a bloodless, but only ritual repossession. The actual occupation and resettlement of the New Mexico Kingdom, however, would prove to be a deadly affair.

This book completes Lucero’s trilogy—Voices in the Stillness—regarding New Mexico’s colonial history. It provides an account of the better than 20 ancestral families—his forebears—that returned with the Army of Reconquest. Based on a true series of events, the book sets out the particulars of the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 and its aftermath, as told from the viewpoints of the Lucero de Godoy and Gomez Robledo families and some of the other New Mexico colonists who experienced it. Author of several books regarding the New Mexico colony (The Adobe Kingdom, A Nation of Shepherds, The Rosas Affair, all from Sunstone Press), Dr. Lucero meticulously retraced the colonists’ deadly retreat, as well as the trails of their several attempts at reconquest, as part of his research for this book.

Donald L. Lucero is a former resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree at New Mexico Highlands University. He holds graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico and the University of North Carolina. Dr. Lucero, a licensed psychologist, conducts a private practice in psychology in Raynham, Massachusetts.

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IN THE NORTH WOODS
A Story for All Ages
By Nicholas Coleman, Illustrated by the Author

The story of a little snowshoe rabbit’s adventures for readers of all ages.

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Bruno, a little snowshoe rabbit, lives in the North Woods where he is friends with all the other animals. They agree to help Bruno when he decides to go to the other side of the mountain to find the summer meadow, which is filled with flowers. Bruno loves to eat flowers. Join Bruno and his friend, Gustav the squirrel, on their exciting trip. Learn about the birds and animals, and have lots of fun with them!

In The North Woods is a story for children of all ages. It takes the reader to a snowy forest, where the life of each little animal is shown in charming words and pictures. Adventures lie around every turn of the trail, creating a sense of anticipation for the reader while teaching quiet lessons of awareness, survival, and friendship.

NICHOLAS COLEMAN began to draw and paint when he was very young. He is now a well-known artist, and his paintings that bring the beauty of the pristine wilderness to life hang in many galleries. Every tree, every cloud, every stone is true to nature, creating a sense of wonder and connection to the environment. Nicholas loves to hike in the woods where he studies animals, birds, and trees as he walks. He paints the land and the light and the weather, and he shows how each animal lives in nature. His young son, Henrik, for whom he wrote this book, knows Bruno.

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IN THIS EARTH AND IN HEAVEN
A Novel of the American West
By Kennith Swinford

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Even though seventeen year old Eddy Gavolin gut shot his drunken stepfather, the older man managed to get a lucky stab that killed the youth’s mother. She died in his arms without revealing his real father’s identity. And after she was put to rest in the New Mexico desert the stark realization infected him—he had a hell of a mountain to climb. Not only was he a country boy with Indian blood, he was a real life bastard as well.

Under the tutelage of Deputy Dave Brinkle and Lambert Snodgrass, a transplanted Texas oil field driller, he starts his climb toward fortune after he discovers large quantities of coal on the old family sheep ranch. But with wealth came more problems, more sex, more alcohol and he was denied hunger his first true love, Gloria Drake.

To cleanse his body, mind and soul, he seeks a spiritual communication from his deceased Bible totin’ Grandpappy Gavolin and finally finds deliverance.

After graduating from a small Texas school in the nineteen fifties, Kennith Swinford left the East Texas cow pastures and cotton patches in order to seek success in the booming oil fields of southeast New Mexico. After several years he returned to the Lone Star State, got married and pursued residential construction. During this time, the idea for this novel came to his mind. After retiring from Mt. Vernon I. S. D. as a Vocational Education Instructor, he completed In This Earth and In Heaven.

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INDIAN POTTERY
The Work of Toni Roller of Santa Clara Pueblo
By Toni Roller of Santa Clara Pueblo

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With step-by-step photographs and explanations, Toni Roller tells how traditional Santa Clara Pueblo pottery from New Mexico is made.

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INDIAN POTTERY OF THE SOUTHWEST
A Selected Bibliography
By Marcia Muth

A guide for both the collector and the general reader who would like additional information about Native American pottery and potters.

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Pottery is one of the earliest and oldest crafts in the history of mankind. It has evolved from the utilitarian to the purely artistic, from cooking pots to storyteller dolls. Native American pottery has flourished in the American Southwest since 300 B.C. This selected bibliography is a guide for both the collector and the general reader who would like additional information about Native American pottery and potters.

Marcia Muth is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. A former research librarian, she was also an artist and her work is in private and public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York), The Albuquerque Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe) and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont). She is the author of Fake Ivory, New and Selected Poems, A World Set Apart: Memory Paintings, Words and Images, Sticks and Stones and Other Poems, Thin Ice and Other Poems, Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History, Kachinas: A Selected Bibliography, How to Paint and Sell Your Art, Is It Safe To Drink the Water? A Guide to Santa Fe, Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Instant Intellectualism, and Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening, all from Sunstone Press.

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INHERITED FAMILY
A Novel
By Robert Barlow Fox

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After the sudden death of his parents, fourteen year old Mark Talbot’s comfortable and sheltered world crashes around him. His uncle, following instructions in his father’s will, sends Mark to New Zealand to live with a colony of Maori people that his father knew and loved as a young man. Among these brown skinned Polynesians, Mark begins to grow to manhood, not just in body but in mind and spirit. His inherited family teaches him love, truth, beauty, and the satisfaction of hard work. Mark finally faces doubts, fears, and anxieties that have haunted him since his parents’ deaths when he encounters a deadly shark in the ocean’s dark waters. Here he confronts himself as well as the shark.

Robert Barlow Fox is retired as teacher, counselor, psychologist and parole officer. He served as a missionary for three years among the Maori people of New Zealand who made a deep impression on his life. He also served in the Navy aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, and in the Army in France. Fox holds BS and MS degrees and he and his wife travel extensively to learn of history, culture, and peoples of different lands. Robert is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has published in many journals and magazines. He has won three awards from Freedom’s Foundation, one for an essay on Abraham Lincoln which was read into the Congressional Record by then Senator Wallace F. Bennett of Utah. Robert Fox is also the author of TO BE A WARRIOR, THE BOY WHO HEARS MUSIC and THE SEEKER, all from Sunstone Press

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INTIMATE MEMORIES, VOLUME ONE
"Background"
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Volume One (of four) of the memoirs of a famous literary figure in Taos, New Mexico. New foreword by Lynn Cline.

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This first volume in 1933, of four, of Intimate Memories details incidents that impressed Mabel Dodge Luhan up until she was eighteen. Here she stresses her struggle during childhood and girlhood to become an individual. She says, “So the houses I have lived in have shown the natural growth of a personality struggling to become individual, growing through the degrees of crudity to a great sophistication and to simplicity.” This struggle takes place before a Victorian background made up of Buffalo, Lenox, Newport, New York, and Europe where at Bayreuth she wrote that Siegfried Wagner “...walked aimless here and there, looking like a waxen sketch of his father, melting a little under the sun.” The various members of the family and the friends are carefully presented from the impressions of the child, who studies each with interest. Her first recollections are of her own home and her parents. Even there she felt the vague discontent that gradually shaped itself into a determination to seek the heights and depths of experience. She records from the shifting scenes of playmates, schools, and gravel, incidents that concern the quaint fashions of the time—bustles, stiffly starched window curtains, sleigh rides, dancing classes, white picket fences—and from these incidents gradually evolves a picture of the town and country life of America during the closing era of the nineteenth century. As salon hostess, writer, and muse, she published her four volumes and 1,600 pages of “intimate memories” all during the 1930s. In vivid and compelling prose, she explored the momentous changes in sexuality, politics, art, and culture that moved Americans from the Victorian into the modern age. Noted for assembling and inspiring some of the leading creative men and women of her day—Gertrude Stein, John Reed, and D. H. Lawrence, among them—she was a “mover and shaker” of national and international renown during her lifetime.

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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INTIMATE MEMORIES, VOLUME TWO
"European Experiences"
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Volume Two (of four) of the memoirs of a famous literary figure in Taos, New Mexico. New foreword by Lynn Cline.

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This second volume in 1935, of four, of Intimate Memories details events in Mabel Dodge Luhan’s married life and then her experiences in France and Italy, and her many colorful and sometimes sad acquaintances until she finally, seemingly tired of Europe, returns to the United States remarking in the last page, however, that “...it is ugly in America.” In this book, in what applies to all four volumes in her memoirs, she arrests the reader with a frankness completely unique to Luhan. Revealing many personal accounts, in her foreword she says, “What a delicacy one needs to tell a story and at the same time not to tell it.” And then she says, “I hope I may be forgiven when I fail.” Surely she did not

. As salon hostess, writer, and muse, she published her four volumes and 1,600 pages of “intimate memories” all during the 1930s. In vivid and compelling prose, she explored the momentous changes in sexuality, politics, art, and culture that moved Americans from the Victorian into the modern age. Noted for assembling and inspiring some of the leading creative men and women of her day—Gertrude Stein, John Reed, and D. H. Lawrence, among them—she was a “mover and shaker” of national and international renown during her lifetime.

Born in 1879 to a wealthy Buffalo family, Mabel Dodge Luhan earned fame for her friendships with American and European artists, writers and intellectuals and for her influential salons held in her Italian villa and Greenwich Village apartments. In 1917, weary of society and wary of a world steeped in war, she set down roots in remote Taos, New Mexico, then publicized the tiny town’s inspirational beauty to the world, drawing a steady stream of significant guests to her adobe estate, including artist Georgia O’Keeffe, poet Robinson Jeffers, and authors D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. Luhan could be difficult, complex and often cruel, yet she was also generous and supportive, establishing a solid reputation as a patron of the arts and as an author of widely read autobiographies. She died in Taos in 1962.

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THE IVAN SPRUCE
A Novel
By Gordon Zima

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A woman steps out of a steamy Yellowstone panorama into the perspective of another fisherman. She is Marta Senkova, daughter of high level Soviet officials. He is Jonathon Masters, New York engineering entrepreneur. Their fly rods, and then the intrigue of his special trout fly, are the first threads of the bond that draws him toward this beautiful, mercurial, girl. This bond will also pull him, and his men, into an orbit with her diplomat father that takes them inside a brotherhood of Western style expediters, a hidden vitality of the Soviets since Lenin, and then onto a central stage of the perestroika. Marta will also be in this collaboration of talents, and in a way that reawakens the bond between her father, Ivan Senkov, and her mother—the redoubtable Marta prototype, Natalia Senkova. This nose-poke of the Masters’ crew will provoke a massively impetuous put up or shut up gauntlet from the subterranean Soviet talents it has bumped into—a challenge that Jon Masters can’t untangle from the new trends Russian woman who matched him on a trout stream, and now is exercising her other intrigues on behalf of this new challenge—and love for the American man.

Gordon Zima trained as a chemical and mechanical engineer at Stanford and the California Institute of Technology. His engineering career is largely grounded in the defense laboratories of the West Coast of the USA, where he engaged materials problems in nuclear power plants, nuclear devices, and rocket and torpedo propulsion. As an Army Air Force weather officer in the Pacific during World War II, he served in Hawaii and Iwo Jima, and on Okinawa when Japan surrendered. In addition to The Ivan Spruce, he has written Nuk-Chuk Tales for children and young readers, as well as two adult novels: Other Whispers, a partial fiction of an engineer’s life; and The Red Garnet Sky, a story of Hannibal Barca of Carthage. He calls Pasadena, California his hometown and has lived for several years in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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J. FRANK TORRES
Crusader and Judge, An Oral History
By Lois Gerber Franke

Foreword by Marc Simmons

"Here is the inspiring story, graciously told, of Judge Torres, who, like Don Quixote, refused to settle for life as it was, striving instead for life as it should be." John L. Kessell, Southwestern Historian

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José Francisco Torres was born and raised “up the river” above Trinidad, Colorado and his life spanned from the cowboy days of the late 1800s to the technological era of the late 1900s. Despite the security of his home in the rural Spanish community, there was something lacking: opportunity and respect for his people from the outside world. Early on, he conceived the notion that this was wrong, that he and his people deserved better and, as a child, he felt prompted to do something about it. The question became what and how? Discrimination was everywhere and he had neither money nor support to assist him. But with faith and determination, and to the dismay of his parents, he set out to prove it could be done. Refused entry into law school because of his background, he refused to be stopped by the rejection.

This chronicle of the hardships, gains, setbacks and wins in the life of this man details what he felt and what he accomplished in his lifelong battle against prejudice and for equality. In the process, he lost his first love, battled a deadly disease, crossed with the Ku Klux Klan, gained a law degree, defended the poor and disadvantaged, married his Crusita and reared three children, took on the political establishment, joined every civic good cause that came his way, and became the Honorable J. Frank Torres, “the only honest judge we ever had!”

Lois Gerber Franke was born and reared on an eastern Colorado ranch where she learned to ride, rope and shoot. She graduated from the University of Colorado and has completed studies from other institutions. After college she lived and worked at jobs in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. She married Paul, an engineer, and lived at Grand Lake, Colorado where she learned trout fishing. The family then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she did city planning before settling into a career of teaching high school English and Journalism and coaching the table tennis team. Lois has three grown children and is a compulsive reader who likes horses, dogs, puns, cribbage, lilacs and rainy days. This book springs from her friendship with an intrepid and unforgettable neighbor.

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JAILBAIT
A Novel
By Dorothy Cart

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At sixteen she seemed to be destiny’s darling, the long-legged, beautiful red-haired obsession of two of the school’s most sexy seniors. But Shannon Ceranda must learn to grow up fast in this contemporary adventure. Follow the child-woman through hilarious senior class antics to sinister cults to fast times in the country music world.

DOROTHY CART was born in the Ozark Mountain area that provides the setting for this novel. She enlisted in the Air Force in 1944 and ran a typing pool of young Indian men in Karachi, India, near the end of World War II. The winner of many honors for her overseas service and volunteer work, she is also the author of many novels, short stories, poems, a screen play and a teleplay.

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JAROD AND THE MYSTERY OF THE JOSHUA TREES
A National Park Adventure Series Book
By Janice C. Beaty

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In this first novel of the National Park Adventure Series, sixteen-year-old Darrell Freeman narrates the story of his ten-year-old brother Jarod and their strange camping experiences among the weird trees and peculiar critters of Joshua Tree National Park in the California desert. While their Mom, a book illustrator, pursues her art, the boys take off in their vintage orange VW camper bus to see the park. Jarod, an indigo child with psychic abilities, is able to call up the native critters and talk with the Joshua Trees and granite boulders that are scattered everywhere. Thus the brothers learn that the area is not only ancient but sacred, and that the trees and boulders need help—their help. The park lies between two Earth faults and the Earth is beginning to rumble. The brothers start their quest at once to find the special tree and particular boulder that will tell them what to do. Meanwhile, a lady and man in a black SUV start their own quest to find the brothers and steal the strange buzzing rock Jarod found the first day. What causes the rock to buzz? No one knows. Before the tale is done the SUV people steal the rock, but the boys recover it with the help of a mysterious Indian shaman. Then they must find the “proper resting place” to bury the rock to stabilize the park. Do they succeed?

Janice Beaty, Professor Emerita Elmira College, is well known in the field of Early Childhood Education for her many college textbooks with Skills for Preschool Teachers, Observing Development of the Young Child, and Preschool Appropriate Practices becoming classics in the field and being translated into Chinese. But the middle school students she taught in upstate New York and on Guam in the Pacific, will always have a special place in her heart (and in her book Nufu and the Turkeyfish). Her travels have taken her the world over including to England, Russia, China, and the Philippines. She is a non-stop writer these days, creating Jarod books about favorite American Southwestern National Parks she has visited while living in Cottonwood, Arizona and Taos, New Mexico.

Includes Glossary, Bibliography, and Readers Guide

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JAROD AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PETROGLYPHS
A National Park Adventure Series Book
By Janice C. Beaty

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Jarod, ten-year-old “indigo child,” and his sixteen-year-old narrator brother Darrell are joined by a girl Omega, another “indigo” youngster Jarod’s age for this new adventure. It begins in New Mexico’s Petroglyph National Monument where Jarod’s mom is painting illustrations of its rock art. Soon they are overwhelmed by the number of drawings on the black volcanic rocks of the monument. Who made all these figures? What do they say? Is it possible that Jarod and Omega can interpret their meanings? Their vintage orange VW camper bus takes them up to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah on the trail of even more amazing rock art. On redrock walls near Rainbow Park they are startled by the life-size images of strange ancient Fremont people who give them an important message about how they must help stabilize the Earth during these unstable times. They learn the Fremonts are not Indians but a high-tech race using levitation devices to locate water and precious minerals. To carry out their mission Jarod and friends must “follow the rainbow to find center Earth” down in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park where the first Fremont petroglyphs were discovered. Nefarious characters keep hot on their trail from the start when a man in black tries to steal Jarod’s buzzing hunting knife, to the end when a pair kidnaps Omega to steal her talking necklace.

Janice Beaty, Professor Emerita from Elmira College is best known for her college textbooks in the field of Early Childhood Education. The books Skills for Preschool Teachers, Observing Development of the Young Child, and Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten (with Linda Pratt) have educated students around the world. Beaty is a world traveler herself, but closest to her heart are her travels to the national parks of the American Southwest. From her former home in Taos, New Mexico she journeyed many times to these parks, especially pursuing her hobby of finding and interpreting petroglyphs. This is the second in her National Park Adventure Series books. The first, Jarod and the Mystery of the Joshua Trees, is also from Sunstone Press.

Includes Glossary, Bibliography, and Readers Guide.

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JAROD AND THE MYSTERY OF THE UTAH ARCHES
A National Park Adventure Series Book
By Janice J. Beaty

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Arches National Park is the destination for ten-year-old Jarod, the indigo boy with psychic abilities, along with his friend Omega, and older brother Darrell, the story narrator, as they explore the redrock arches above Moab, Utah. There they learn that an ancient message awaits anyone who stands under a special arch. Just what they need to complete their mission of helping Mother Earth calm down before a big shift occurs. But with 1,100 arches in the park, what a daunting prospect! Not for this trio. They learn that arches are doorways to other dimensions, and yes, they’ll need to try out as many park arches as they can scramble under. So off they go up the trail from their Devil’s Garden Campground. Altogether thirteen different arches grab their attention, and send them off to search for red pictographs, rainbows, and prehistoric animals. Meanwhile, nefarious “baddies” are hot on their trail, trying to steal Omega’s talking Zuni necklace and moldavite stone. By accident they also run into the famous “Moab mastodon” petroglyph. But it is modern day mastodons, the stone Parade of Elephants in the park that finally brings their adventure to a close.

Janice Beaty, Professor Emerita from Elmira College is best known for her college textbooks in the field of Early Childhood Education. The books Skills for Preschool Teachers, Observing Development of the Young Child, and Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten (with Linda Pratt) have educated students around the world. Beaty is a world traveler herself, but closest to her heart are her travels to the national parks of the American Southwest. From her former home in Taos, New Mexico she journeyed many times to these parks, especially pursuing her hobby of finding and interpreting petroglyphs. This is the third in her National Park Adventure Series books. Jarod and the Mystery of the Joshua Trees and Jarod and the Mystery of the Petroglyphs are also from Sunstone Press. Includes Glossary, Bibliography, and Readers Guide. Cover illustration and drawings by Lillian C. Beaty.

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JAZZ MUSIC
Poems in the Rhythm of Life
By Tom Banks

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Life goes on, dancing to a rhythm, a beat all its own. And the beat the author hears is much like Jazz Music—free-wheeling, going this way for a while, and then suddenly, without warning, the other way. All seemingly random, and yet strangely holding-together, forming moods.

The poems in this collection are those beats, those moods, that rhythm, rendered into language—Jazz Language.

Tom Banks is a graduate of Indiana University with an English major. His work has appeared in Collected Whispers published by The International Library of Poetry and The Northfield News, Northfield, Vermont. He lives in Taos, New Mexico, with his wife, Diane.


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JOHN McHUGH TRAVEL SKETCHES
A Record of His Travels and Observations and a Guide to Sketching in the Field
By Norman Crowe

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The beautiful and lively sketches in this volume are travel sketches by the Santa Fe architect John McHugh—designer of the first Santa Fe Opera Pavilion and designer and restoration architect for a host of churches, fine houses, and commercial and institutional buildings in New Mexico.

McHugh was a consummate traveler. His journeys took him throughout New Mexico and to other parts of the US, Mexico, and Europe. The travel sketches in this volume are from the eight travel-worn sketchbooks that he left behind after his death in 1995. Here are mostly his sketches of New Mexico, but also included is a good smattering of sketches from his other journeys. His eye for detail, for capturing the essence of scenes and settings, and for expressing the salient qualities of both the man-made and nature, is remarkable. By assembling these sketches in one place, we believe readers will be inspired by his observations to see the familiar and the new in our environment in a new way, as well as to be inspired to try their own hand at travel sketching.

Norman Crowe is an architect and emeritus professor at the University of Notre Dame and an adjunct professor in the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning. He comes from Southern Colorado and is the author of books and articles on architecture, urbanism, and the built environment and nature. He has taught drawing and sketching to architecture students in the United States and in Europe where he worked along Francesco Montana, McHugh's early mentor in the art of travel sketches.

Email: ncrowe@nd.edu

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JOHN SIMPSON CHISUM
The Cattle King of the Pecos Revisited
By Clifford R. Caldwell

"This is an absorbing biography, well written and deeply researched, and as might be expected from a Lincoln County War authority, it is especially strong in its coverage of Chisum's behind-the scenes activity as a business associate of the lawyer Alexander McSween who was in turn a business associate of John Tunstall, whose murder in February, 1878, sparked the Lincoln County War." ROUNDUP MAGAZINE

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John Simpson Chisum left a trail across the American West so wide that a blind scout could follow it. Although his track can be picked up effortlessly, the gaps and sketchy information about the man leave us with but half of the story. John Chisum’s life story seems to have been defined by his association with Billy the Kid and a singular, epic cattle drive across the barren expanses of West Texas to New Mexico. Ask anyone on the street about John Chisum and they are apt to bring up The Chisholm Trail. In an unlucky twist of historical circumstance the totally unrelated Chisholm Trail which covered roughly the same path as the Kansas Trail, the Abilene Trail, or McCoy's Trail and was named for Jesse Chisholm would be forever confused with John Chisum’s Western Trail.

Perhaps the noted historian Harwood P. Hinton, Jr. said it best over a half century ago when he penned “A definitive biography of John Chisum may never be written, for there is quite a paucity of information not only concerning his life but also his stock dealings, which spanned the Southwest for thirty years.” Not at all unlike the saga of legendary personalities of the American West such as Billy the Kid the story of the life and times of John Chisum has become "so contaminated with hypothesis and folklore that what remains of his story is little more than a blurred picture of a misrepresented and uninterpreted individual ... living in the shadows of a bygone era."

John Chisum did nothing in a small way. He rarely missed an opportunity to advance his own purposes. He built a cattle empire in New Mexico that was, at the time, second to none. To shamelessly borrow a line from Walter Noble Burns’ book The Saga of Billy the Kid, John Chisum knew cows.

Clifford R. Caldwell has continually cultivated his interest in Western History since boyhood. After a stint in United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and a thirty-five year career working for several Fortune 500 Corporations, Cliff is now retired and free to pursue his interests as a historian and writer. Cliff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and is the author of several book and published works, including Old West Tales, Good Men, Bad Men, Lawmen; Dead Right, The Lincoln County War; Guns of the Lincoln County War and his most recent work, A Days Ride From Here. Cliff is a member of Western Writers of America, Inc. and the Wild West History Association. When not deeply involved in writing, Cliff volunteers some of his time doing research for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Texas and is a member of the Kerr County Historical Commission. He and his wife Ellen live in the Hill Country of Texas, near Mountain Home.

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JOSEPH IMHOF
Artist of the Pueblos
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

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Joseph Imhof, a master lithographer and painter, recorded the American Pueblo Indians’ way of life from 1907 to 1955. Unlike other New Mexico artists of that time, Imhof chose not to use his art to interpret the Pueblo Indians. Rather, his works present anthropological information with such authentic detail that the Pueblos recognized him as an authority on their customs and life. They called him the Grand Old Man of the Pueblos. Nancy Hopkins Reily and Lucille Enix in this biography chronicle the life and art of this master lithographer, inventor and self-taught artist who counted among his friends “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and E. Martin Hennings. Until now, this unique American painter has remained elusive, undiscovered by many, partly because he lived in the shadow of other artists and writers who made themselves more visible during the Golden Age of Taos, New Mexico. Yet Joseph Imhof’s work will undoubtedly leave as much of an impact as any other early American artist. The book includes 45 color images, 62 black and white photographs, as well as a chronology, bibliography, and index.

Nancy H. Reily is the recognized authority on Joseph Imhof through her personal acquaintance with the Imhofs. Mrs. Reily graduated from Southern Methodist University and lives in Lufkin, Texas where she developed a successful career in outdoor color portraiture. She is also the author of Classic Outdoor Color Portraits, A Guide for Photographers; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I, Walking the Sun Prairie Land; Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II, Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land; My Wisdom That No One Wants, and Half-Past Winter, all from Sunstone Press. Her first book, I Am At An Age, was published by Best of East Texas Publishers. Reily makes her home in Lufkin, Texas. www.nancyhopkinsreily.com.

Lucille Enix co-authored The Ultrafit Diet and was a features writer for the Chicago Tribune, features editor for The Dallas Morning News, and editor of Dallas and Vision magazines.

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JOURNAL ENTRIES
Poems
By Thomas Grissom

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Poetry is to be found in everything around us, in the simple everyday events of our lives, in the small things we think and feel and do, in our most private thoughts and innermost concerns. All we have to do is pause and take the time to look and listen and heed. The poems in this book are gleaned from a kind of poetic journal kept by the author over a period of time to record whatever he was thinking and whatever was of immediate importance. Taken all together they trace an intellectual as well as an actual journey through the inner thoughts and outward events of a lifetime.

They are crafted in a modern idiom out of plain, unadorned words in free verse lines that mirror the patterns and natural rhythms of spoken language, creating a connection between the poet and the man on the street. These are private poems, made no less private by sharing them, conceived and written with no real thought of anyone ever reading them. They were impelled nevertheless by that most basic of all human impulses, the need to communicate with others. And in that spirit they are presented here.

Thomas Grissom is also the author of three other collections of poems: Other Truths, One Spring More, and Neither Here Nor There, all from Sunstone Press. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is Emeritus Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. In addition to poetry Grissom is the author of several works of fiction as well as non-fiction.

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JOURNALING FOR WOMEN
Write, Doodle, Scribble! and Meet Yourself Up Close
By Cindy Bellinger

"Cindy Bellinger is a gift to those who've always meant to journal and haven't; and to those who have journaled and stopped. There are lots of goodies here. Dive in." --Mary Sojourner, author of "Bonelight"

Winner: Best Self-Help Book, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards

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Think your life is dull? Think only eccentric, wild ladies qualify as journal keepers? Don't believe it. Use this lively workbook to plunge under the surface of routines and roam inner terrains. "You'll always have an interesting journal if you learn the art of listening to rocks," says the author, who's journaled for 47 years.

Ms. Bellinger encourages women of all ages to use writing, doodling and downright scribbling for getting to know themselves. Her "lean in close" techniques brim with layers of self-discovery. "There's nothing better than finding a piece of your own truth," she says.

This one-of-a kind guidebook views the personal journey from many angles, making every choice, every bend in the road, significant. In an age of fast-paced electronics, Journaling for Women offers a refreshing, handheld thoughtfulness.

CINDY BELLINGER started writing the moment she could hold a pencil, and began keeping a diary when she was ten. A professional journalist for 30 years, Ms. Bellinger holds a BA in Creative Writing from California State University at Long Beach and a MA in Reading Education from the University of New Mexico. Loving diversity, she has taught ballet, waitressed in a truck stop, modeled nude for artists and tamed a wild horse. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

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A JOURNEY THROUGH NEW MEXICO HISTORY
Newly Updated and Revised
By Donald R. Lavash, Ph.D.

“The book presents an exciting lifelike and realistic presentation of New Mexico historical events. I am particularly pleased with the style, illustrations and the art work.” --Leonard J. DeLayo, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of New Mexico

“Lavash puts living flesh on historical bones in such a manner that the reader lives the adventure as he reads and re-lives the saga of the Territorial Period of the state of New Mexico alongside the mountain men, the lawman, the soldier, and the Territorial businessman.” --Dr. George Agogino, Former Chairman, Department of Anthropology, and Former Director, Paleo-Indian Institute and Museums, ENMU

Illustrated, photographs, maps, bibliography, index

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Many conditions, cultures, and events have played a part in the history of New Mexico. The author, a recognized authority, guides the reader from the earliest land formations into the present time and has illustrated the narrative with photographs, maps, and artwork depicting various changes that took place during the many stages of New Mexico’s development.

DONALD R. LAVASH taught New Mexico junior and senior high school history for 13 years, and at the college level for two years. This book is the outgrowth of his teaching experiences and his feeling of a strong need for a New Mexico history text. Dr. Lavash was also the Southwest Historian for the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives for five years. He is the author of numerous articles and books on history and archeology.

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JOURNEY TO A STRAW BALE HOUSE
The Long Road to Santa Rita in an Old Hispano Neighborhood on the Northern Edge of New Mexico
By F. Harlan Flint

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This tale is the author’s life ramble that led to the adventure of building a cabin in the northern New Mexico wilderness. The place, called Santa Rita by its founders, was the site of a tiny settlement built by Hispano homesteaders a century earlier. One of Flint’s new neighbors was Baudelio Garcia, a descendant of original pioneers. Garcia partnered with the author to take on the unfamiliar task of building a straw bale house, beginning when the winter snows were still on the surrounding mountains and having the house under roof when the fall snows arrived. Garcia helped navigate the largely Hispano neighborhood to make the project succeed. The collaboration revealed the strong attachment of the local people for their home place, their patria chica, and the persistence of their ancient language and culture.

F. Harlan Flint’s interest in the Spanish language and culture was triggered by his first Spanish teacher, a Sephardic Jewish woman who had fled Francisco Franco’s Spain. Flint attended Swarthmore College and then the University of New Mexico where he later earned his law degree after three years in the Army. In Santa Fe he served first as an Assistant Attorney General and then as General Counsel for the New Mexico State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission. He then left for a twenty year career as a corporate executive before returning home to New Mexico. He is also the author of Hispano Homesteaders from Sunstone Press.

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JUAN DE ONATE'S COLONY IN THE WILDERNESS
An Early History of the American Southwest
By Robert McGeagh, PhD

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A generation before the establishment of the European colonies on the West Coast of America, Spanish explorers and friars were trudging the deserts and mountains of the American Southwest in search of souls, riches and glory. By 1598, Juan de Onate had established the first permanent settlement in the Southwest, twenty-two years before the Pilgrims founded Plymouth Colony. The story of this colony, the explorations, the defeats and successes, the hopes blighted and the hopes fulfilled are told in this concise history of the era.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Robert McGeagh received his early education in England before emigrating to the United States at the age of nineteen. He was educated at St. Mary’s Techny, Illinois and at St. Thomas, Denver, Colorado. He received a Masters degree in history from California State University at Fullerton and the PhD in Latin American history from the University of New Mexico. He has published articles on colonial New Mexico and Latin America and has been the recipient of Fulbright and OAS research awards in Uruguay and Argentina.

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JUSTICE BETRAYED
A Novel
By Jeffrey David

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A murder trial, a jury deliberating intensely on the death penalty, venal political corruption, and a staunch investigation set the stage for this story of two judges. One is a respected, seasoned veteran of the bench who has risen from Magistrate Court Judge to District Court and then to the Chief Justiceship of the state’s Supreme Court; the other a young Administrative Law Judge, riveted by his duty, immovable and undeterred by enticement or violence, and unwilling to be silenced or swerve him from his sworn oath to uphold the law. Set in the cities and courthouses, the mesas, mountains, and high desert plains of New Mexico, this book drives forward like a charging battle tank, and all these events lead to the prize of a vacant U.S. Senate seat and all the potency and might that goes with it.

Jeffrey David is an attorney who served as the Judicial Law Clerk at the District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, taking part in major criminal and civil trials during his tenure. He later served as a Judicial Law Clerk for Justice Mary Walters, the first woman appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court in Santa Fe. He also served as Staff Attorney/ Pro Se Writ Clerk for the United States District Court of New Mexico. His legal career culminated with an Administrative Law Judgeship/ Hearing Officer position for Child Support Hearings in the northeast quadrant of New Mexico. The author was educated at Lafayette College, The University of Miami (Honor’s Program), and Gonzaga University School of Law. He has served on the board of The Albuquerque Opera Theater, The Ballet Renaissance West, and was a member of the Democratic Party State Central Committee.

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KACHINA TALES FROM THE INDIAN PUEBLOS
Authentic Legends
By Gene Meany Hodge, Compiler

“Thoroughly sympathetic in her attitude toward the Southwest Indians and their legends, [Hodge] has retold these stories with simplicity and a grave dignity that is very pleasing.” —The New York Times

“These stories … testify to the importance of the kachinas, upon whom the survival and order of the physical world depend.” —Publishers Weekly

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This collection of American Indian legends was gathered by Gene Meany Hodge from authentic sources in the 1930s and centers around the sacred supernatural personages of the American Pueblo Indians called Kachinas (pronounced Kah-chee-nahs). Mrs. Hodge wrote: “All in all the Kachinas are lovable and kindly supernaturals who bring rain and other blessings to the people.” The legends of the Kachinas are a unifying and cohesive force in the continuance of Native American social history.

In these stories, you discover why Kachinas wear feathers, how Tihkuyi created the game animals, why the war chiefs abandoned latiku, how the rattlesnakes came to be what they are and other events from the past.

This book makes an ideal companion to Coyote Tales from the Indian Pueblos, also published by Sunstone Press.

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KACHINAS
A Selected Bibliography of American Indian Folk Figures
By Marcia Muth

“…a brief introduction tells what a Kachina [doll] is both to the Native American and to the collector of their art. This book will be a positive addition to anyone interested in this important aspect of the American Southwest.” (Denver Westerners’ Roundup)

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Kachinas are supernatural beings from Indian religion and this selected bibliography lists over 100 references to magazine articles and books with information about them. Kachinas are often represented in carved and painted Indian dolls. The book contains an essay that explains the various aspects and meanings of the Kachina in Indian life and gives historical and philosophical background information. Eight full-page black and white drawings by New Mexico artist Glen Strock illustrate the text. Collectors will find this book invaluable and for the general reader it offers an introduction to a popular Indian art form and mythological figure.

Marcia Muth was a writer and an American folk artist. Even though she is internationally recognized as an artist—her paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums and in many private collections—poetry was her way of recording her life experiences since she was a child. “Poetry has served me well as a way to respond to people, places and events in the world. It is my second language,” she said. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also the author of A World Set Apart, Memory Paintings; Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History; How to Paint and Sell Your Art; Indian Pottery of the Southwest; Fake Ivory, Poems; Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening which won a first place award in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards; Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Poems; Thin Ice and Other Poems; Sticks and Stones and Other Poems, and Words and Images, Poems, all from Sunstone Press. Her biography, Left Early, Arrived Late, by Teddy Jones, was also published by Sunstone Press She has been named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in recognition of her many accomplishments.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-031-2
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KATE CHAPMAN
Adobe Builder in 1930s Santa Fe
By Catherine Colby

The work of a Santa Fe, New Mexico female designer and builder in the 1930s.

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Kate Muller Chapman arrived in New Mexico at the time Santa Fe Style architecture was just developing. In the 1920s and 1930s Kate designed adobe houses, and directed local workmen during construction. Well versed in the tenets of the evolving Santa Fe Style, Kate also added her own distinctive touch to the projects. Kate Chapman skillfully directed rehabilitation projects preserving the essential historic character of nineteenth century adobes while updating and enlarging them. Two of her rehabilitations on Canyon Road are partially accessible to visitors: El Zaguan and the Borrego House. With graphic layout, linoleum cut illustrations by Stewart, and her own folksy humor, Kate combined a certain romantic spirit with recommendations that still apply to New Mexico adobe building.

In 1930 Kate Chapman collaborated with her friend, artist Dorothy N. Stewart, to produce a small volume filled with practical tips about earthen architecture. First printed by Spud Johnson’s Laughing Horse Press, Adobe Notes or How to Keep the Water Out with Just Plain Mud is reprinted and included in this book.

Catherine Colby is a professional historic preservationist working in Santa Fe for over twenty years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Masters Degree in Architecture. During her career with the National Park Service Catherine researched and documented historic properties throughout the southwest. She runs a consulting business in Santa Fe, preparing National Register Nominations and reports on historic properties for their owners and for the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. She received a Heritage Preservation Award from the State of New Mexico for her role in the conservation of the Bishop Everett Jones property in Santa Fe.


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KIDS COOKING WITHOUT A STOVE
A Cookbook for Young Children
By Aileen Paul

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These child tested recipes have proved successful with four to six-year olds in the author’s cooking classes for children. This very special “how to” manual for the young child also teaches good eating habits and the no-stove-needed qualification will be a boon to teachers wanting to experiment with using food in the classroom. The majority of the recipes need only simple equipment--a table knife, a spoon, or measuring cup--and are fun to prepare.

"(The author) encourages good nutrition through her recipes."

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KILLER WHALE BLUES
A Novel
By Mark Conkling

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Ida Corley, a troubled thirty-six year old nurse from Albuquerque is searching for her unknown half-brother, a sibling she discovered by reading an old letter in her deceased mother’s personal effects. On her deathbed, Ida’s mother had confessed a teenage abortion, but the letter reveals a different past, a secret that unhinged Ida and drove her on a quest to find him. Her journey takes her to Victoria, Canada where she goes on a whale watching tour and becomes bewildered by a close encounter with a killer whale. He captures her eye with his own eerie whale eye, luring Ida into new spiritual territory and the mystery of interspecies communication. Ida searches the Inside Passage where killer whales act as guides, save her life, open windows into the natural world, and reach deep into her soul. It is as if these powerful mammals carried Ida up to the heart of Mother Nature, showed her the stars, and then returned her to a new life. Ida had set out to find her half-brother, but ended up finding herself. Ida Corley first appeared as a character in Prairie Dog Blues, and surfaced again as Danny Sandoval’s lover in Dog Shelter Blues, both from Sunstone Press. Along with Killer Whale Blues, the three novels explore the power of nature and living creatures to transform broken peoples’ lives.

MARK CONKLING lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, writes fiction and seeks daily peace of mind. His short fiction has appeared in the Minnetonka Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Legendary, The Monarch Review, and Celere 2012. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Mark attended and taught at the University of Oklahoma (PhD Philosophy) and moved to New Mexico in 1969 as a teacher at Highlands University.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-981-0
180 pp.,$22.95

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KILLING FOR KLIMT
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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In this first in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series, retired art history professor Megan Crespi, an expert on the Viennese artist Gustav Klimt, becomes involved in a race to recover the Secretum, a “shameful, secret panel” stolen from the artist’s studio the night after his death in February of 1918. Her travels, at the behest of New York’s Moderne Galerie Museum, owner of the famed 1907 “golden” Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, take her from the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Switzerland’s Ascona, as well as to New York, Vienna, Helsinki, Paris, Montreal, and Girdwood, Alaska. Megan is shadowed by two different assassins hired by fanatical Günther Winter. Owner of Alaska’s Alpenglow Hotel, he keeps his secret art collection in an annex basement. Several killings occur involving the interested criminal parties and naïve owners of Klimt artworks. Finally setting up a trade—Winter’s Secretum for the golden Adele—Crespi and two colleagues fly to Alaska. They bring with them two crates: one purporting to contain the Adele portrait, and a larger one to receive the Secretum panel. But there, greed leads to unexpected and colossal consequences. Will Megan survive the final killing for Klimt? Includes Readers Guide.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both are now in new editions from Sunstone Press. Her travels, recorded in the memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in this, her first mystery novel.

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THE KINGDOM OF NEW MEXICO
Its Colonization and the Story of El Rancho de las Golondrinas
By Shirley Barnes

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The story of the colonization of Northern New Mexico and one of its leading parajes (El Camino Real campsite) will fascinate anyone interested in the history of the American Southwest.

For example, what cultures were there when the colonists arrived in 1598? What military genius defeated Cuerno Verde, the firebrand Comanche chief, and in 1786 executed a long-lasting peace treaty? Why was Juan de Oñate sent to establish the first permanent European settlement in the United States in 1598, nine years before the settlement of Jamestown and twenty-five years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock? And why did New Mexico fail to attain U.S. statehood until 1912? How did the Battle of Glorieta Pass help turn the tide during the American Civil War? What herbs were in the curandera’s (traditional healer) medicine cabinet? Why were marriages arranged? What function do the Penitentes still play in New Mexico’s Catholicism? Did Miguel Vega y Coca and his family play a role in New Mexico’s re-colonization? And finally, what is an acequia?

The answers to these questions, and more, are to be found between the covers of this book.

Shirley Barnes earned her BA and MA degrees from the University of Colorado and was a library media specialist for the Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado before she retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soon after arriving, she became a docent at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum of the colonial Hispanic experience in La Ciénega valley near Santa Fe. Born and raised in what was once Spanish territory, Shirley became an aficionado of the richness of the regional Hispanic and Native American societies. She has been quoted as saying, “The depth of culture here exceeds that of anywhere else in the United States.”


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KIT CARSON'S OWN STORY OF HIS LIFE
Facsimile of Original 1926 Edition
By Christopher "Kit" Carson

New Foreword by Marc Simmons

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In 1826 a seventeen-year-old Christopher “Kit” Carson ran away from his job as apprentice to a saddler in Franklin, Missouri and joined a merchant caravan bound for Santa Fe in the far Southwest. The flight marked his entry into the pages of history. In the decades that followed, Carson gained renown as a trapper, hunter, guide, rancher, army courier, Indian agent, and military officer. Along the way, his varied career as a frontiersman elevated him to the status of a national hero, on a par with Daniel Boone.

In 1856, while at home with his family in Taos, New Mexico, Kit (being illiterate) dictated his autobiography, which dealt with the innumerable adventures he had experienced to that point. However, some of the most significant episodes in his life would unfold in the ensuing years, leading up to his death in 1868.

Since Taos artist and writer Blanche Chloe Grant first edited and published the Carson manuscript in 1926, it has become the central source for all subsequent biographers. In 1935 Milo Milton Quaife annotated another edition under the title of Kit Carson’s Autobiography, published by Lakeside Press of Chicago, and afterward reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press. Western historian Harvey Lewis Carter followed suit with publication of the most heavily edited version yet, with his “Dear Old Kit”: The Historical Christopher Carson (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968).

Sunstone Press by electing to bring back into print Blanche Grant’s original 1926 book, regarded perhaps as the handiest of the three published versions, calls attention anew to this pioneering memoir of the celebrated Kit Carson.

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KIVA
A Novel
By Ronald K. Wetherington

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When an archaeology student excavates the final layer of debris filling an ancient pueblo room, she dramatically and unexpectedly exposes a sacred kiva lying below. The sinister events that follow, including a murder, hurl the young Graciella into a vortex of dangers from both past and present. With the help of an Apache detective investigating the murder, she attempts to escape from haunting forces that seek to destroy her, while treading a serpentine path that crosses the line between myth and reality. This tale of a prehistoric pueblo and its living descendents confronts one of humankind’s most ancient questions: can the past reach into the present and can the present influence what happened long ago?

Ronald Wetherington is professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. He has conducted archaeological investigations in Egypt, Mexico, Guatemala, and New Mexico. His excavations in the Taos area form the basis for this novel. He is former director of the Fort Burgwin Research Center near Taos. He has extensive publications in both physical anthropology and archaeology, including Ceran St. Vrain: American Frontier Entrepreneur from Sunstone Press.

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KNOW THE MYSTERY
By Mary Scott Daugherty

For if that which you seek you find not within yourself, you will never find it without.

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Can you imagine wanting your true self? More than anything else? Do you think you have the “right” and the capacity to grow and change? And how would you go about making your life authentic, anyway? Do you have enough time alone to give yourself the attention you want--and need?

Is there a great Absence within you? Can you imagine filling that emptiness with your true and original self--and your life’s purpose? Could you possibly discover them for yourself? And can you believe that finding and knowing your Self is a deeply spiritual experience--possibly the best one you’ll ever have?

Do you feel that you are just performing and are not “real”? Are you so “outgoing” that you can’t seem to find your self inside yourself? Are you giving to others what you need for yourself? And are you overvaluing them (whoever they are) so much that you can’t real-ize your own self or your value? And are you, essentially, alienated from those for whom you put out so much?

What’s so good about depression? Can you believe that everything you need is within you and that what you bring forth in the conversation with yourself is your best self help? And how can aging be about getting smarter and better, not just older and wearier?

If you’re a mother do you feel you have to choose between being idealized or demonized? And if you’re a mother, can you admit that the role isn’t working for you? Can you imagine changing the whole scene and can you believe that you have the right to give up that role and leave it if necessary? For your sake alone?

Essentially, can you believe that you may never get what you seek until you find it within yourself?

And what does Feminism have to do with all of the above?

In the essays in this book Mary Scott Daugherty addresses all of these questions. What she has to say is based on the learnings of her long and interesting and non-traditional life. She's been in the midst of growth and change all of her conscious life and has come out of it with gratitude and satisfaction. She assures the reader that "the effort involved is so worth it."

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KNOWING YOURSELF
The Psychology of Understanding Yourself
By Virginia Schroeder Burnham and William H. Hampton, M.D.

Written by medical research consultant Virginia Burham in collaboration with psychiatrist William H. Hampton, "Knowing Yourself" is a self-help book that focuses on learning more about oneself, and using that knowledge and wisdom to improve both one's own lot and that of others. Individual chapters address distinctions in the self between men and women; aspects of sexuality; the workings of the brain; the makeup of personality, and more. A fascinating and involving read that embraces the classic wisdom of Socrates himself when he said, "Know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves, but otherwise we never shall.", Knowing Yourself is an especially commended addition to Self-Help/Self-Improvement reading lists. (MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW)

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Thinking and doing, supported by intelligence and energy are the fundamental building blocks of every personality. When you understand them, you can understand yourself and direct your life into the most advantageous and positive areas. And by knowing yourself, you will learn how to know others better. You may even find that being neurotic is normal and in some ways helpful to your well-being. There are a lot of books out on the “self help” subject, but here is a clear and common-sense examination of the subject of personality that makes for easy and thoughtful reading. We think you’ll enjoy getting to know yourself.

Virginia Schroeder Burnham served as a consultant in medical research to the Federal Government for the Senate, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. She developed several proprietorships dealing with inventions and medical instrumentation and her extensive volunteer activities culminated in her being knighted a Dame of Malta in 1985. She is also the author of Since Time Began, The Truths and Myths About Sexual Orientation; The Lake With Two Dams, What You Should Know About Mental Illness and The Two-Edged Sword, A Study of the Paranoid Personality in Action, all from Sunstone Press.P>William H. Hampton, M.D., graduated from Syracuse Medical School and took a psychiatric residency at Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital and at New York Hospital in White Plains, New York. He participates in the Association for Alcohol and Addictions, the International Geriatric Society and many other professional associations relating to mental health.

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THE KOKOSCHKA CAPERS
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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In this third book in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series, a major double portrait by the Viennese Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka showing himself with his lover Alma Mahler has been stolen from the Basel Museum in Switzerland. Left in its place is an exact duplicate, except that Alma has been replaced by an unknown woman. Retired professor of art history Megan Crespi, an expert on Viennese art, is called in to help with the investigation. Then, a second theft of fourteen crates of unknown Kokoschka artworks from a Viennese storage vault takes Megan to Vienna. There she meets by accident the mysterious multimillionaire Desdemona Dumba. A stunning anorexic, Desdemona feels it is her role in life to bring Kokoschka’s lost works together and away from public scrutiny. Meanwhile, two individuals, Leo Lang and Bruno Fichte-Mahler, harbor fanatical interest in Kokoschka and go to extreme measures either to desecrate or to protect the artist’s images of Alma. An endangered Megan pursues leads that take her from Basel and Vienna to Berlin and finally to Xenia, Desdemona’s remote islet off the Greek island of Corfu. Includes Readers Guide.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her second mystery novel in the Megan Crespi Mystery Series, The Schiele Slaughters. It, and the first in the series, Killing for Klimt, were also published by Sunstone Press.

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THE KOLLWITZ CALAMITIES
A Megan Crespi Mystery Series Novel
By Alessandra Comini

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Two monumental granite statues by famed German artist Käthe Kollwitz—the Grieving Parents—have been stolen from a World War I soldiers’ cemetery in Belgium. What could the motive have been for such an unlikely theft? On a visit to the director of the Kollwitz Museum in Cologne, retired art history professor and Kollwitz scholar Megan Crespi is asked to aid in tracking down the robber or robbers. As she pursues clues and visits possible suspects more Kollwitz statues are stolen in Cologne and Berlin. Crespi’s itinerary takes her to the Berlin Kollwitz Museum, Weimar, the Baltic Sea island of Rügen, Greifswald, and finally to the Kollwitz House in Moritzburg. On the way she interacts with physicians Abraham Rückgabe and Iliana Frankel, the just-married couple Monika von Putbus and Akram al-Aljamie, and unscrupulous CEO of Rügen’s asbestos-contaminated Dorotek factory, Reinhold Fromm, collector of dominatrix drawings. We meet possible suspects, Iranian prince Yusri Pahlavi, greedy Lukas Zamann of the Galerie Zamann, and the mysterious “Marie Schmidt,” of Moritzburg, Kollwitz’s final home. All seem to be connected to the spate of Kollwitz thefts. Can Crespi solve these thefts and will the precious artworks be found? An unexpected denouement involving seven persons and two cats gives us the answer.

Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Alessandra Comini was awarded Austria’s Grand Medal of Honor for her books on Viennese artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. Her Egon Schiele’s Portraits was nominated for the National Book Award and her The Changing Image of Beethoven is used in classrooms around the country. Both books in new editions are now available from Sunstone Press as well as The Fantastic Art of Vienna, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Schiele in Prison. Comini’s travels, recorded in her memoir, In Passionate Pursuit, also from Sunstone Press, extend from Europe to Antarctica and are reflected in her Megan Crespi Mystery Series: Killing for Klimt, The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Munch Murders, and The Kandinsky Conundrum, all published by Sunstone Press.

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LA CONQUISTADORA / Chavez
The Story of a Famous Religious Statue
By Fray Angélico Chávez

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Written as an autobiography, the author lets this famous willow wood statue speak for herself, tell her own story from the time she was brought to New Mexico in 1625 by Fray Benavides until the present. Many photographs bring this remarkable history to life. Fray Angélico researched, translated and annotated facts about the statue's history, its religious society, its fiestas and chapels, correcting the mistakes and folklore held as truth for more than two centuries.

Fray Angélico Chávez has been called a renaissance man and New Mexico's foremost twentieth-century humanist by biographer Ellen McCracken. Any way you measure his career, Fray Angélico Chávez was an unexpected phenomenon in the wide and sunlit land of the American Southwest. In the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, Chávez performed the difficult duties of an isolated backcountry pastor. His assignments included Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos. As an army chaplain in World War II, he accompanied troops in bloody landings on Pacific islands, claiming afterwards that because of his small stature, Japanese bullets always missed him.

In time, despite heavy clerical duties, Fray Angélico managed to become an author of note, as well as something of an artist and muralist. Upon all of his endeavors, one finds, understandably, the imprint of his religious perspective. During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories. Sunstone Press has brought back into print some of these rare titles.

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LA CONQUISTADORA / Chevalier
Unveiling the History of a Six Hundred Year Old Religious Icon
By Jaima Chevalier

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Few religious icons dominate and inspire their subjects as powerfully as La Conquistadora, America’s Oldest Madonna, has over the centuries. Don Diego de Vargas carried her image as a message of peace and reconciliation when the Spanish returned to Santa Fe after the Pueblo Revolt. In frontier times, a well-known local madam was especially devoted to her. In modern times, her fame has reached throughout the world, while her local devotional society has provided a link between the very rich and the very poor in Santa Fe, even as it served as a power base for city and state politics. While maintaining her place in the hearts of Santa Feans, La Conquistadora has also taken the throne at the heart of the ancient city's history, and she has the scars to prove it.

With features sometimes called "Palestinian" and startling blue eyes, La Conquistadora’s origins are shrouded in mystery, but Jaima Chevalier unveils surprising new information about this icon's amazing provenance and past. A never-before-seen x-ray suggests the transformations La Conquistadora has undergone, while material from the journals of one of her most loyal devotees recalls the tense weeks of her 1973 kidnapping. Finally, Chevalier discovers the key to the long-standing mystery surrounding the wood used to craft the statue. This book fuses recent scientific discoveries with the stories and legends that comprise La Conquistadora's incredible mythology, creating a lyrical meditation that resonates with history throughout the centuries and across two continents and embracing Santa Fe, New Mexico as a crossroads of different cultures.

Jaima Chevalier is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, with deep ties to her home state. After the extraordinary circumstance of spending the first few years of her life in the basement of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology, her family moved to the ranch outside of Santa Fe where she now raises her two children. Chevalier served as a researcher and associate producer for a 2009 history documentary made by Silver Horn Entertainment. She is the principal of Picture This, a local marketing and public relations firm.

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LA CONQUISTADORA / Houser
The Story of the Oldest Statue of the Virgin Mary in the United States
By Sue Houser

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The oldest image of the Virgin Mary in the United States, a petite wooden statue, accompanied Spanish Conquistadors and missionaries to the Kingdom of Nuevo Mexico in 1625. Her existence has been tumultuous. She was rescued from a burning church, kidnapped and held for ransom, and had her wooden form mutilated and remade. This book conveys the essence of devotion given to the statue who is yearly celebrated at La Fiesta de Santa Fe and yearly carried in procession based on a promise made over 300 years ago. She is the Queen of New Mexico, enthroned in her own chapel at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has the wardrobe of a Spanish Queen with over 200 exquisite gowns and priceless crowns and jewelry. Her name is La Conquistadora, "Our Lady of the Conquest." Was she a conqueror of territories or a conqueror of hearts and healer of human weaknesses? This is her story.

Sue Houser is a native of New Mexico and is interested in preserving the history and culture of the state. A retired social worker, she writes about the inspiration and passion behind the stories. This is her second historical, non-fiction book.

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LA LLORONA
Encounters with the Weeping Woman
By Judith S. Beatty and Edward Garcia Kraul, Editors

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La Llorona, “the weeping woman,” is as well known to the descendants of the Spaniards in the Hispanic world as the “bogeyman” is to many Anglo cultures. In this book of nearly fifty stories told by people from the Southwestern U.S., the dozens of descriptions of La Llorona include a creature nine feet tall and floating across a creek, a ball of fire rolling in your direction, and a gnomish little person with warts on her nose. No matter what she looks like, she nearly always manages to terrorize her wayward victims into changing their ways.

Judith S. Beatty first heard La Llorona on the Santa Fe River in 1974. In addition to compiling and editing these stories, she authored a screenplay in 1992 that became the video, “La Llorona.” She is a freelance and technical writer and is at work on a second book of La Llorona tales with co-editor Edward Garcia Kraul. Edward Garcia Kraul is a lifelong resident of Santa Fe who was first terrorized by La Llorona in 1937 in the old mining town of Terrero, New Mexico.

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THE LAKE WITH TWO DAMS
Telling the Difference Between Mental Illness and Personality Defect
By Virginia Schroeder Burnham and William H. Hampton, M.D.

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The Lake depicts the population of the world, every drop, a person. Two distinctly different channels of personality—”being” and “doing”—are blocked by the two dams, resulting in a mental illness, such as depression, schizophrenia or other psychosis. During a lifetime, we encounter people who fall into these categories and wonder how they got that way and what we can do about it. The authors created this book in the belief that everyone has a critical need for authentic, understandable information about mental illness and offer this book to enlighten you and enable you to discern between a mental illness and a personality defect.

Virginia Schroeder Burnham served as a consultant in medical research to the Federal Government for the Senate, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. She developed several proprietorships dealing with inventions and medical instrumentation and her extensive volunteer activities culminated in her being knighted a Dame of Malta in 1985. She is also the author of Since Time Began, The Truths and Myths About Sexual Orientation; Knowing Yourself, The Psychology of Understanding Yourself and The Two-Edged Sword, A Study of the Paranoid Personality in Action, all from Sunstone Press.

William H. Hampton, MD, graduated from Syracuse Medical School and took a psychiatric residency at Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital and at New York Hospital in White Plains, New York. He has participated in the Association for Alcohol and Addictions, the International Geriatric Society and many other professional associations relating to mental health.

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LAKOTA BETRAYAL
A Novel
By A. P. Greenwood

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In 1872, young Nate Henderson travels from Texas with his family, dreaming of gold in the Black Hills. But tragedy strikes in Nebraska, and his life is transformed forever as he develops a strong relationship with both the largest Lakota Sioux tribe and with their sacred Black Hills. Eventually he discovers first-hand the might of the Seventh Cavalry and the intentions of its leader, George Armstrong Custer, to remove all Indians for the Dakota Territory. Nate, placing himself in great peril, secretly devises an intricate plan to reverse the seemingly inevitable fate of the Sioux and their allies.

This saga of tragedies and joys, suspense and romance, is filled with unforgettable characters, some we regard as legends. Based on fact, the novel will both entertain and leave readers asking: what if?

A. P. Greenwood spent most of his professional life in advertising and marketing research until he began his writing career in 2004. He is also the author of Canyon Road, The Improbable .38, Last Tour of Duty, Something Else in Common, and An Uncertain Suicide, all from Sunstone Press. A native Texan, he lives in Houston with his wife, Tanya.

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THE LAND
A Novel of the West
By Robert K. Swisher, Jr.

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Crumbling Indian and Spanish ruins, lost gold and a modern ranch are all part of THE LAND where centuries of men and women have lived, loved, fought and died. It is a novel of their hopes, dreams of wealth and power, their lust and greed. Symbolic of what this piece of earth means is the spear point made by Silver Moon and cast aside to be found by each successive generation. The spear point fills each possessor with the vision of the past and these ghostly visions have a determining effect on the fate of those who hold it in their hands. In the end, it is this ancient spear point that saves the ranch and its owner from disaster.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY reported: “Devil’s Peak is the spiritual center of a certain section of dry, alkaline land in New Mexico. Its flat top decorated with powerful primitive drawings, the peak oversees the passage of time and the passions of man in Swisher’s historical saga. If there were a category of historical romance written for men, this moving novel would fit the bill."

ROBERT K. SWISHER JR. has been a ranch foreman and a mountain guide. An individual who knows the outdoors and western history, he has successfully combined these interests in stories, poems and novels. He is also the author of THE LAST NARROW GAUGE TRAIN ROBBERY, FATAL DESTINY, ONLY MAGIC, LOVE LIES BLEEDING, and LAST DAY IN PARADISE, all from Sunstone Press.

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THE LAND OF JOURNEYS' ENDING
Facsimile of Original 1924 Edition
By Mary Austin

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One of the joys of going on a trip is coming home to share with others your adventures and experiences. Mary Austin felt that way, so when she took an extended trip through an area of the American Southwest, she recorded her impressions in The Land of Journeys’ Ending. This is no ordinary travel book and she was no ordinary tourist. Her book goes beyond the descriptions of flora and fauna of the land between the Colorado River and the Rio Grande. It also covers the history, culture and customs of the area. Austin includes not only figures from the past but people she met on the trip. While the book is now decades old, it is timeless and still valid. Humorously, in the author’s preface to The Land of Journeys’ Ending Austin said: “…if you find holes in my book that you could drive a car through, do not be too sure they were not left there for that express purpose.” Her statement rings true today as much as it did back in 1924.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN
Facsimile of 1904 Edition
By Mary Austin

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In 1903 when The Land of Little Rain was first published it became an instant success. It has continued to attract and enchant readers ever since that time. It was one of the first books to be written in a popular style about the animals, plants and people of a Southwest desert area. Mary Austin wrote it from her own observations and experiences in the field. She lived the book. It is also one of the first to express the need for the conservation of our natural resources. Carl Van Doren once wrote that Austin should have the degree M.A.E.--Master of American Environment. The book, a work of authenticity and originality still has meaning for twenty-first century readers.

Mary Austin (nee Hunter) was born in Carlinville, Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1934. After graduation from Blackburn College, she moved with her family to California. She later spent time in New York and eventually settled in Santa Fe. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Austin became an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and other minority groups. She was particularly interested in the preservation of American Indian culture.

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THE LAND OF THE PUEBLOS
Facsimile of Original 1888 Edition
By Susan E. Wallace

Facsimile of original edition published in 1888 of a collection of stories about early days in the American Southwest. Includes a new foreword by Marcia Muth.

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Susan E. Wallace takes us into the heart of nineteenth-century New Mexico and its surrounding Indian Pueblos. Eagerly, she shares her adventures and observations about the land, history, customs and inhabitants. We start with her journey West first by rail and then by buckboard. We go with her to her first contact with Native Americans and attend an Indian ceremony. We share her excitement as she forces open a heavy wooden door into a locked and forgotten room in the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. Her discovery? Not a treasure of gold or jewels but tumbled piles of written records, some of them dating from the early 1600s. This is only one of the many accounts Wallace wrote about her time in New Mexico. While her husband, Lew Wallace, was busy with his duties as the governor of the New Mexico Territory and working on what was to be his most popular book, Ben Hur, Susan was having her articles published in the popular magazines of the day. They were later collected and published in book form in 1888 and are now once more available in this facsimile edition.

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LANDS OF THE UNEXPECTED
Memoirs of the Middle East, 1930–1960
By Ezra Young

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In 1930, during the author’s first assignment in Turkey, a wise old Cypriot philosopher said to him, “Just remember that you are working in a region where the unexpected is normal.” In the more than 20 years that followed, this became increasingly evident; the more one stays in that part of the world the less one dares to predict. An American missionary, with 30 years service in various lands of the region once commented, “I can say that I have never been bored, for each morning as the Muezzin calls the faithful to prayer I wonder what new surprise or excitement the day will bring.”

Given the uncertainty, and the unpredictable nature of life and events in that part of the world, this book will not pretend to be a political treatise, lest these thoughts become irrelevant and obsolete. Rather it is intended to be an inside look at personal and human relations as experienced by the writer, his colleagues, his family and friends over two decades.

Significant to the psychology and moods of these lands is a legend about the camel which compensates him for an often burdensome life. The legend goes: “Among our people the ‘tespih’ (string of 33 prayer beads) is told three times by the faithful Muslims to name the 99 names of Allah. But only the camel knows the 100th name of Allah. Hence his proud, and aloof, mien.” In lands where fantasy and fact

often mingle, it is not difficult to believe the legend of the camel. The following tales of Turkey and the Middle East are like a string of 33 beads (plus one) held together by the author’s memory. They reflect the humor and wisdom, as well as the life-style, aspirations and hopes of the people of these volatile and fascinating countries. If the reader completes these memoirs with a fresh understanding of the people and events in this vitally important part of the world, the writer will be richly rewarded for the years of experience and study which have gone into the writing of The Lands of the Unexpected.


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THE LAST CRUSADE
A Contemporary Novel
By Peter Menting

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Faced with the threat of bankruptcy and on the advice of his ambitious lawyer, a young businessman, Godfrey Duke Jr., sole heir to the greatest name in American capitalism—his unrevered Aunt Alexandra Duke—goes on a crusade to the Holy Land to recapture it for Christianity. An ancient though still valid law provides that all debts are frozen for anyone who takes up the Cross and engages in the cause. Though determined to disinherit him, Aunt Alexandra has only six months to live and Godfrey and his lawyer use all their ingenuity to outwit her while keeping his creditors at bay. Godfrey’s battles against the Infidel and the Unconverted and his lawyer’s against the wiles of Alexandra Duke provide the action for this satire set in Washington, DC, and the Holy Land.

The author, a graduate of George Washington University and University College London, was born in New York City, and has practiced law in Washington, DC, the Middle East and Europe.

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THE LAST DAY IN PARADISE
A Novel
By Robert K. Swisher Jr.

“…a rousing adventure story with gangsters and blood-letting, making it a new kind of Western that will surely attract readers.” (The Des Moines Register)

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Banjo Ortega, an old Mexican bandit who hates white people, and Rodney Slugger, a down on his luck white cowboy from Montana, are both men who know they are living relics of the old West. But no matter what, they must hang onto what they are no matter the hardships.

Banjo Ortega is 85 years old and scratches out a living on 80 acres of land in New Mexico that has been in his family for generations. Mr. Cook, the new owner of the 167,000 acre Last Day in Paradise Ranch, wants Banjo's land for a subdivision and fences off a tiny trickle of water that Banjo and his ancestors used to water their few sheep. But Banjo will not sell. They must kill him.

Rodney Slugger becomes the foreman of the Last Day in Paradise Ranch and meets Banjo when he has to fix the fence that Banjo keeps cutting so his sheep can drink. What first starts out as hatred slowly turns into a deep friendship. Together they fight the efforts of Mr. Cook and his gangsters to buy Banjo's land.

Banjo has a son, Armondo, who is an up and coming artist in Santa Fe. Although Banjo loves his son he cannot tell him, because to Banjo, Armondo has forsaken his people and gone off in search of the white man's way.

Angelena, Banjo's wife, is caught between her husband and her son. She is devout, stoic, and in tune with the ways of men. Karen, a painter who rents a house on the ranch, falls in love with Rodney, but knows deep in her heart he will only ride away. Rodney loves Karen but feels he is not good enough for her and clings to the only thing he knows, loneliness.

A moving novel about the shrinking west, greed, love, devotion, murder, and a statement that all mankind should have the right to live the way they choose and can work through their differences.

ROBERT K. SWISHER JR. has been a ranch foreman and a mountain guide. An individual who knows the outdoors and western history, he has successfully combined these interests in stories, poems and novels. He is also the author of THE LAND, FATAL DESTINY, ONLY MAGIC, THE LAST NARROW GAUGE TRAIN ROBBERY and LOVE LIES BLEEDING, all from Sunstone Press. Of THE LAND, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said: “If there were a category of historical romances written for men, this moving novel would fit the bill.”

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THE LAST NARROW GAUGE TRAIN ROBBERY
A Thoroughly Modern Western Novel
By Robert K. Swisher, Jr.

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They could be your next-door neighbors—Bill Masterson, Ronnie Wild, Riley Page and Frank Cummings—ex-hippies now living outwardly responsible and respectable lives. But these model citizens still yearn for the old days of freedom. Finally they find a way to break out of the mold and do something daring and different: robbing the tourist-crowded narrow gauge train. This completely modern western is filled with humor and sly glances at today’s society.

ROBERT K. SWISHER JR. has been a ranch foreman and a mountain guide. An individual who knows the outdoors and western history, he has successfully combined these interests in stories, poems and novels. He is also the author of THE LAND, FATAL DESTINY, ONLY MAGIC, LAST DAY IN PARADISE and LOVE LIES BLEEDING, all from Sunstone Press. Of THE LAND, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said: “If there were a category of historical romances written for men, this moving novel would fit the bill.” A screenplay has been written. It is destined to be a movie!

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THE LAST OF OUR KIND
Third in the Buenaventura Series
By Gerald W. McFarland

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Don Carlos Buenaventura, the protagonist of The Last of Our Kind, is a powerful brujo living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a remote settlement on the edge of Spain’s North American empire. The year is 1706. Comanche war parties are boldly conducting raids nearby, French traders and soldiers are aggressively expanding toward New Mexico from the Great Plains, and agents of the Spanish Inquisition have arrived in search of a brujo suspected of being in Santa Fe. That brujo is Don Carlos, respected citizen under the name of Don Alfonso Cabeza de Vaca, his true identity known only to a small coterie of friends. Given the many dangers that threaten the town, will he be able to bring his powers to bear and still keep his brujo identity secret? When his mortal enemy, a sorcerer with formidable powers, arrives on the scene in the midst of these troubles, how will Don Carlos figure out a way to deal with him? Includes Readers Guide.

A native Californian, Gerald W. McFarland received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate in U.S. history from Columbia University. He taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for forty-four years. During that time he published four books in his field. He received many honors, including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. The Colonial Dames of America cited his book, A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West, as one of the three best books in American history published in 1985. Since his retirement, he has turned to writing fiction and is the author of two previous novels in the Buenaventura Series, The Brujo’s Way and What the Owl Saw. He and his wife live in rural Western Massachusetts.

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THE LAST TOUR OF DUTY
A Novel
By A. P. Greenwood

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In 1970, with nineteen years of service, and after his second tour of duty in Vietnam, Lieutenant Commander Alex Wolfe is assigned his final duty station, Naval Facility Cape Hatteras with its secret mission of using passive sonar systems to track the movement of Soviet submarines. He is told that nothing exciting ever happens at a Navfac. But within a few days of his arrival, a murdered sailor’s body is discovered in the nearby woods, and then a Soviet nuclear submarine is lost at sea under suspicious circumstances. Alex must investigate both, but still finds enough time to become enamored with a popular local widow who has a secret of her own. As he gets closer to solving the mysteries, Alex makes a shocking discovery. Someone he once trusted with his life has targeted him for murder.

A. P. Greenwood spent most of his professional life in advertising and marketing research until he began his writing career in 2004. He is also the author of Lakota Betrayal and Something Else in Common, as well as The Improbable .38, An Uncertain Suicide, and Canyon Road, in the Rhett and Toni Detective Series, all from Sunstone Press. A native Texan, he lives in Houston with his wife, Tanya.

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THE LAST TRAIL WEST
A Western Quest Series Novel
By Stephen L. Turner

The final volume in the 8-volume series follows the unending series of natural and man-made disasters that forever changed the cattle culture of Texas: epic blizzards and drought, “The Great War,” the Spanish influenza epidemic, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl and the crushing toll that it took on one Texas family.

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Aaron Turner is nearing the peak of his success in ranching and other ventures in this eighth and final volume of the Western Quest Series. The story follows the unending series of natural and man-made disasters that forever changed the cattle culture of Texas: epic blizzards and drought, “The Great War,” the Spanish influenza epidemic, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl and the crushing toll that it took on one Texas family. But it also chronicles their resilience, determination and values that saw them through to the other side. Here is a record of hope, redemption, and quiet inner strength as Aaron Turner travels that last trail west that we must all take. May we all do so with the character and dignity of this fine man.

Stephen L. Turner is a fifth generation Texan and eighth generation American. His life’s dream was to have a successful rural medical practice, a good ranch with quality cattle and horses, and a fine home for his family. Having attained those goals, he retired from medicine, sold their home and ranch on the plains, and moved with his wife to the south Texas coast. He enjoys the role of grandfather to his three granddaughters and still pursues his writing, hunting and fishing, but now in the shade of live oak and palm trees. He is a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Hood’s Texas Brigade Association, the Texas Genealogical Society, and the Western Writers of America. He is the author of the seven other books in the Western Quest Series, all from Sunstone Press.

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LAW AND ORDER, LTD.
The Rousing Life of Elfego Baca of New Mexico
By Kyle Samuel Crichton

Facsimile of the 1928 Edition with a New Foreword by Stan Sager and Preface by Marc Simmons.

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The year is 1928. Forty-four Octobers have come and gone since Elfego Baca earned top ranking as a gunfighter. Few now remember that on a fall day in 1884, in the village of Frisco, New Mexico, Baca ducked some 4,000 bullets fired by eighty cowboys aiming to kill him. Fewer still recall that the reason for the shoot-out was Baca’s obsession with rescuing Mexican settlers from abuse by Texans in days before “civil rights” became a catch phrase.

The reputation of the Hero-now turned-lawman-lawyer-politician is sorely in need of repair, for despite his boasts of possessing one of the best law practices in the state, things have not gone well for Baca. Elfego has been declared a bankrupt; he’s been humiliated by an untidy divorce; and neither political party in the state seems to want to run him as a candidate for much of anything. So, what’s a man of action to do?

What Elfego does is to make a pre-emptive strike to repair that tattered reputation. He finds a biographer to tell his story just like he wants it told, including his meetings with Billy the Kid and the opera star, Mary Garden. He finally settles on Kyle Samuel Crichton, but only after William A. Keleher, the respected journalist-lawyer, has said, “No.” Keleher introduces Baca to Crichton, who has few writing credentials though he would later author popular books and a successful Broadway play.

Crichton has escaped from the smoke stacks and slag heaps of the Pennsylvania mining country to the pure air of Albuquerque, not to repair the reputation of those like Elfego who have fallen from grace, but to repair his own health. While Elfego is as short as Napoleon, Crichton is taller than Gary Cooper. While Elfego is rotund, Crichton is thin and muscular. While Elfego is bold, Crichton is cautious. But Crichton, who later wrote a biography of the Metropolitan Opera star Risë Stevens (Subway to the Met), brings a wild sense of humor that was to be reflected in all his books. And, while Baca is long on yarns that boost his heroism, Crichton insists on balance. The narrative of the book the pair produced remains open to question: How much of it is fact, how much is flights of fancy?

Whichever it is, it’s a whale of a story about a life lived to a fullness rarely experienced.

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LAWRENCE AND BRETT
A Friendship
By Dorothy Brett

Back in Print in a New Edition

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In March of 1924, D. H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence and the Honorable Dorothy Brett went to Taos, New Mexico, to absorb the color and romance of what was to them a mysterious and compelling land. Dorothy Brett recreated those days in this fascinating first-hand account, and also writes of when she was the close friend of Aldous Huxley, Lytton Strachey, Katherine Mansfield, and other important literary and artistic figures. But more importantly, she focused on her relationship with Lawrence and the book was specifically addressed to him as if he were to read it, reminding him personally of her long-standing devotion.

Such devotion was not rebuffed by Lawrence, it seems, but it was met differently by the two other women orbiting the famous writer: his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and Mabel Dodge Luhan. They were in turn cross and conciliatory to her. But it seems that she just accepted them as other intense admirers, took it all simply and wrote it all down with a minimum of comment.

Dorothy Brett was well-known in her own right. The daughter of Viscount Esher Brett, confidant of Queen Victoria, she spent six years studying at the Slade School of Art in London and was a member of the Bloomsbury set in England, among whose many luminaries Brett moved when a young woman. She was also gaining recognition as an artist even before she arrived in the American Southwest. But it was there that her true artistic talents emerged and her works now hang in major museums as well as in private collections.

When this book was first published in 1933, it was praised by critics as well as the general public. Alfred Stieglitz said: “It was a rare spiritual experience--no student of Lawrence can afford to miss this book…. There is an integrity in the book--a sense of the eternal--a sense of Light--which raises it above all the other books I have read about Lawrence.” And, interestingly, Mabel Dodge Luhan called it “clearly and explicitly drawn.”

Here it all is again with additional material added by Dorothy Brett herself when the 1974 edition was first published by Sunstone Press.

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THE LEADING FACTS OF NEW MEXICAN HISTORY, VOL I
Facsimile of Original 1911 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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Historians have long admired Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, considered the first major history of the state. Put succinctly by former State Historian Robert J. Tórrez, Twitchell’s work (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) has “become the standard by which all subsequent books on New Mexico history are measured.” As Twitchell wrote in the preface of his first volume, his goal in writing The Leading Facts was to respond to the “pressing need” for a history of New Mexico with a commitment to “accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, and impartiality of treatment.”

RALPH EMERSON TWITCHELL was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County.

Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915.

Just as Twitchell’s first edition in 1911 helped celebrate New Mexico’s entry into statehood in 1912, the newest edition serves as a tribute to the state’s centennial celebration of 2012. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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THE LEADING FACTS OF NEW MEXICAN HISTORY, VOL. II
Facsimile of Original 1912 Edition
By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Richard Melzer, Ph.D.

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Historians have long admired Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, considered the first major history of the state. Put succinctly by former State Historian Robert J. Tórrez, Twitchell’s work (of which this is one of the first two volumes Sunstone Press is reprinting in its Southwest Heritage Series) has “become the standard by which all subsequent books on New Mexico history are measured.” As Twitchell wrote in the preface of his first volume, his goal in writing The Leading Facts was to respond to the “pressing need” for a history of New Mexico with a commitment to “accuracy of statement, simplicity of style, and impartiality of treatment.”

RALPH EMERSON TWITCHELL was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 29, 1859. Arriving in New Mexico when he was twenty-three, he immediately became involved in political and civic activities. In 1885 he helped organize a new territorial militia in Santa Fe and saw active duty in western New Mexico. Later appointed judge advocate of the Territorial Militia, he attained the rank of colonel, a title he was proud to use for the rest of his life. By 1893 he was elected the mayor of Santa Fe and, thereafter, district attorney of Santa Fe County.

Twitchell probably promoted New Mexico as much as any single New Mexican of his generation. An avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, he argued the territory’s case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexico’s first state flag in 1915.

Just as Twitchell’s first edition of Vol. II in 1912 helped celebrate New Mexico’s entry into statehood in 1912, the newest edition serves as a tribute to the state’s centennial celebration of 2012. In the apt words of an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time of Twitchell’s death in 1925: “As press agent for the best things of New Mexico, her traditions, history, beauty, glamour, scenery, archaeology, and material resources, he was indefatigable and efficient.”

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