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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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ISBN: 978-1-63293-048-4
152 pp.,$19.95

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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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ISBN: 978-0-86534-669-7
384 pp.,$26.95


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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6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-471-6
116 pp.,$18.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-094-0
116 pp.,$14.99


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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6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-840-0
270 pp.,$24.95


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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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-518-8
212 pp.,$22.95


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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ISBN: 978-0-86534-754-0
100 pp.,$14.95


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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ISBN: 978-1-63293-131-3
34 pp.,$14.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-469-6
34 pp.,$4.99


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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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-489-1
160 pp.,$19.95


BROTHER BOBCAT’S JOURNEY TO HEALTH
The Right Diet for Diabetes and Dialysis
By Anna L. Schwartz and Priscilla R. Sanderson

Brother Bobcat loves to herd his big fluffy sheep and cows. He also loves to eat junk food. One day Brother Bobcat got very sick and had to go to the hospital. Suddenly his life has turned upside down. Can he learn to eat the right foods to get healthy? Will he ever be able to herd his sheep and cows again? This tale includes his struggles with diabetes and having to start dialysis and his determination to return to health. Includes Readers Guide.

Anna L Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN is a professor at Northern Arizona University. She is internationally renowned for her research on the benefits of physical activity for cancer survivors and is the author of Cancer Fitness: Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors. She provides seminars, lectures and inspirational presentations to motivate people to live healthy lives and reach for their dreams. She set three world records as a world-class bicycle racer. She lives on a ranch in northern Arizona where she raises sheep, alpaca, and horses. She is the author of Okie the Wonder Dog, also from Sunstone Press.

Priscilla R. Sanderson, PhD, CRC is an associate professor at Northern Arizona University. She is a member of the Navajo Nation. Her maternal clan is Old Orabi Red-Running-In-The-River. She was born for the Towering House clan. Her maternal grandfather’s clan is the Mexican Clan and her paternal grandfather’s clan is the Leaf clan. She was born and raised in Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation. Her research interests include cancer, disability rehabilitation, resilience, health literacy, and public health. She is the Principal Investigator of the Center for American Indian Resilience.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-214-3
68 pp.,$16.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-540-2
68 pp.,$4.99


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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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-894-3
192 pp.,$22.95


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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ISBN: 978-1-63293-055-2
164 pp.,$19.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-368-2
164 pp.,$9.99


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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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-531-7
476 pp.,$45.00


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.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
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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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-599-7
444 pp.,$32.95


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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Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-057-2
134 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-896-0
148 pp.,$9.99


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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Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-91327-025-7
108 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-133-6
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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Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-653-6
180 pp.,$24.95


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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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-726-7
176 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-105-3
167 pp.,$9.99


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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GROWING UP AND LOOKING OUT
My Life From Laguna Pueblo to Albuquerque
By Katherine Augustine

The story of Laguna Pueblo native Katherine Augustine in her own words, as well as a collection of stories she learned as a child and personal observations of Pueblo feast days and public ceremonies.

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Katherine Augustine is an extraordinary person. This book tells Katherine’s story in her own words. It is drawn entirely from a selection of her writings in various publications, complete copies of which are available in archives in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The book is in two parts. The first, “My Life From Laguna Pueblo to Albuquerque” is Katherine’s autobiography from her childhood to the start of her nursing career. The second, “Tales My Grandmother Told Me and Being Laguna,” is a collection of Laguna Pueblo stories she learned as a child and personal observations of feast days and public ceremonies. For over thirty years she wrote stories about her life and observations of growing up at Laguna Pueblo, along with articles on current events, for several publications; these included the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center newsletter Pueblo Horizons, a column for the now defunct evening newspaper the Albuquerque Tribune, articles for the Albuquerque Laguna Colony Newsletter, and Round the Roundhouse, the New Mexico State Employees newsletter. Photographs in the first section are from Katherine’s family album, while images illustrating stories from Laguna Pueblo are derived from photographs of prehistoric art in the collection of Paul R. Secord.

Katherine Augustine grew up on the Laguna Indian Reservation in New Mexico in the 1930s and was raised by a beloved grandmother. In the 1940s she lived in a boxcar in Gallup, New Mexio with her parents and five siblings. Her father worked for the railroad and during a summer vacation from the Albuquerque Indian Boarding School she worked as a Harvey Girl. Following graduation from high school she went to nursing school in Ganado, Arizona, became a registered nurse, and had a long career as a nurse in Albuquerque. She has won numerous service awards, served on numerous community boards, and has been and is a volunteer for a variety of community organizations.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 / 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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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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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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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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LEFT EARLY, ARRIVED LATE
Scenes from the Life of Marcia Muth, Memory Painter
By Teddy Jones

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Left Early, Arrived Late conveys an unconventional biography of an unconventional woman. Marcia Muth, Memory Painter, emerges through a series of scenes from her life, a long life that began in 1919. “It was a good childhood,” Muth says, reflecting on her early years. But her perspective is at odds with the “good childhood” prescribed by most theories of human development. For that reason, James Hillman’s myth-enriched book, The Soul’s Code, serves as guide for this tale of a remarkable artistic life. Hillman tells us that each soul has an accompanying daimon that knows that soul’s destiny and that serves as its impetus. A life such as Muth’s, that has consistently run counter to typical roles and expectations--of children, of females, of career development, of most of Muth’s contemporaries--lends credence to the notion that norms are meaningless when applied to individuals.

Muth, accurately described at various points in her life as odd child, ward of the state, professional librarian, poet, entrepreneur, Jew, estranged daughter, mentor, caretaker, visionary, Living Treasure, and Memory Painter, permitted extensive interviews for this book. Friends and acquaintances from throughout her life also provided important information. Her art and her poetry tell parts of her story and photographs trace the subject of the scenes through her years. The result is Left Early, Arrived Late, a biography that is uncommon, as is its subject, Marcia Muth, Memory Painter.

Teddy Jones writes about women, particularly women whose lives allow readers to view the uncommon in the ordinary. She lives and works in the settings she enjoys most--rural West Texas and New Mexico.

Jones’ website, www.tjoneswrites.com, includes additional material created in response to her acquaintance and friendship with Marcia Muth. More scenes, a series of imaginary art works created as a result of writing Left Early, Arrived Late--Scenes from the Life of Marcia Muth, Memory Painter, invite readers to enter a tour of Muth’s life through visualization and questions that prompt further exploration.

Jones is also the co-author of A Stone for Every Journey and 100 Doses, a finalist in the 2007 New Mexico Book Award competition. Both books are published by Sunstone Press.

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THE LEGEND OF LA LLORONA
By Ray John de Aragón

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The folklore of Spanish America is full of exciting accounts of a wandering, shrieking, tormented spirit called La Llorona, the “Wailing Woman.” Her eerie spine-chilling cry was said to be an omen of death. This is the first serious account of the frightening tale that has fascinated people for generations.

Ray John de Aragón, an expert on Spanish folklore, traditions and myths, traveled throughout the villages and byways of New Mexico searching out the roots of this very popular Spanish phantom. What he found was that every person he listened to had a different version. They sometimes placed her in their own towns as having been a local girl who had lived, loved, and then died a tragic death. She then arose, according to hearsay, and now she searches throughout the countryside for the children she lost in a watery grave. Some villagers even took him to a nearby river or arroyo to show him where La Llorona and her children drowned, but they always cautioned, “Don’t come here late at night because she will appear to you crying, and she will follow you as you try to get away.” The author then took the threads of the stories he heard and has woven them in a full length study of this famous ghost. Noted folklorist Pedro Ribera Ortega called this book in a review, “The tragic mythic love/ghost story laid out to scare even the bravest of readers.”

RAY JOHN de ARAGÓN has a Masters in American Studies and has been a keynote speaker at public and historical conferences. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of Padre Martínez and Bishop Lamy, The Penitentes of New Mexico, and Recollections of the Life of the Priest Don Antonio Jose Martínez, all from Sunstone Press.

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LIFE BEGINS AT SEVENTY
By Gerald G. Hotchkiss

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As time goes by, there are too many clocks in my house. If the power goes off, besides the time pieces themselves, there are those embedded in our refrigerator, stove, telephones, car, you name it. All awaiting a resetting. Our lives do, too. Of course life doesn't begin at seventy, nor did it end at thirty. It is said the three demands of youngsters are: see me, hear me, pay attention to me. Well it's clear to those of us in our second childhood, few see us or hear us, much less pay attention to us. The world is interested in younger generations. My essays pay attention to us with a twist, or at least a chuckle.

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, Zoe and the Pirate Ship Revenge and Claire at the Crocker Farm, all from Sunstone Press; Music Makers, A Guide to Singing in a Chorus also from Sunstone Press; and has illustrated One Hundred Million Wombats. He worked at Life, Look and Newsweek and was publisher of Psychology Today and Science Digest. His last magazine, as publisher, was 50 Plus, a Whitney publication for seniors.


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A LIFE IN THE LAW
A Woman Lawyer’s Life in Post-World War II Albuquerque, New Mexico
By Mary M. Dunlap with Mary Kay Stein

In 1949, when attorney Mary M. Dunlap moved her law practice and her young children from urban Denver, Colorado to their new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico she had no idea what was waiting for her, starting literally at the first stoplight in town. Her career would span more than forty years, bringing her into daily contact with crafty politicians, pueblo Indians, justices of the peace, and an improbable cast of clients—from nuclear scientists and Ziegfeld Follies stars to arsonists, hoboes, and petty criminals. And, to make life more interesting, she and her husband and their children ran a small farm at the same time. The days started early, the work was hard, and then it was time to go to the office, where the day was long, the work was hard, and then it was time to go home. She recalled that she was challenged by men who said that she couldn’t be a real lawyer because she was a woman, or had calluses on her hands or because she drove a pickup. They all changed their minds once they got into court.

Mary Kay Stein, the oldest daughter of Mary M. Dunlap, is president of MD Communications, in Tucson, Arizona. She is a longtime medical writer and editor and also is owner of Desert Light Photography, also in Tucson. Mary Kay is the author of continuing education textbooks for nurses, including Caring for the AIDS Patient; Child Abuse; The Spectrum of HIV Infections; Lifetime Weight Control; Substance Abuse: Guidelines for Professionals; AIDS: A Short Course for Nurses; and Cardiovascular Disease, Evaluation and Prevention. Her poetry appears in Arizona: 100 Years, 100 Poems, 100 Poets. Mary Kay grew up in Corrales, New Mexico and met and knew many of her mother’s fellow attorneys and clients.

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LINES AND CIRCLES
A Celebration of Santa Fe Families
By Valerie Martínez, Editor

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For over a year and a half, Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Poet Laureate, 2008-2010, Valerie Martínez worked closely with three generations of eleven Santa Fe families in the creation of unique works of art and poetry. The project and exhibition, entitled Lines and Circles: A Celebration of Santa Fe Families, encouraged positive relationships within and between families, promoted meaningful community dialogue, and generated a body of art and poetry that commemorates family life in Santa Fe. This book documents the project and the families, celebrating art at the heart of community life.

Ms. Martínez says, “This project was a labor of family and community love more than anything else. The Lines and Circles families will tell you that in addition to creating important family works of art that will stay with them for generations, they have come together, even more meaningfully, as families. They have also worked alongside and become friends with families they didn’t know, across the ‘invisible lines’ that sometimes tend to separate us as city residents. Lines and Circles is our gift to ourselves, to our fellow residents, and to this beautiful city that means everything to us.”

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LITTLE FOLK STORIES AND TALES BY DON PABLO
By Felipe C. Gonzales

Spanish folk stories and tales in an English/Spanish edition.

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The chiste, the short funny little story, and the cuento, the homespun little tale, are part of the great oral tradition of the Hispanic Southwest. As a little boy, the author heard many chistes and cuentos at the feet of his father, Don Pablo Gonzales. Soon after his retirement from the field of education, Felipe Gonzales started collecting chistes and cuentos. He then realized that many pearls from his father's repertoire were lost forever. Thus, a twenty-five year commitment began to put this popular genre into print in Spanish and English. The sources include humorous tidbits of traditional and contemporary everyday life. These stories reflect the mores, the customs, the religion, and the language of a subgroup of Americans.

Felipe Gonzales, a retired educator, also published Recess Is Not Forever in 2000, and has been a frequent contributor to La Herencia, a New Mexican literary publication. His other interests, which he shares with his wife Bersabe, are Catholic church ministries, fishing, gardening, and enjoying summers at their ranch in northern New Mexico.

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El chiste y el cuento son parte de la gran tradición oral del sudoeste hispano. Como niño el autor escuchó muchos chistes y cuentos a los pies de su padre, don Pablo Gonzales. Poco después de su jubilación del campo de educación, Felipe Gonzales comenzó a colectar chistes y cuentos. Es entonces que se dio cuenta que muchas de las perlas del repertorio de su padre eran perdidas para siempre. Es así que se comenzó un compromiso de veinticinco años para poner este popular género en escrito en español e inglés. Las fuentes incluyen bocaditos humorosos tradicionales y contemporáneos de la vida cotidiana. Estos cuentos reflejan las costumbres tradicionales, la religión y el idioma de un subgrupo de norteamericanos.

Felipe Gonzales, un educador jubilado, publicó la novela Recess Is Not Forever en 2000. También ha logrado contribuir frecuentemente a La Herencia, una publicación literaria nuevomexicana. Sus otros empeños, que comparte con su esposa Bersabé, son los ministerios de la Iglesia Católica, las aventuras de la pesca, las horas en el jardín y los viajes en el verano a su rancho en el norte de Nuevo México.

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LIVING LEGENDS OF THE SANTA FE COUNTRY
A Collection of Southwestern Stories
By Alice Bullock

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History buffs and the Southwest collection of every library should include this collection of fascinating legends gathered over many years by its renowned author.

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LORENZO IN TAOS
D. H. Lawrence and Mabel Dodge Luhan
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Facsimile of Original 1932 Edition with a New Foreword by Arthur J. Bachrach

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In September, 1922, the internationally known British writer D. H. Lawrence arrived with his wife, Frieda, at the railroad station in Lamy, New Mexico. They had traveled from Australia to San Francisco, then to Lamy, to come to Taos at the invitation of Mabel Dodge Sterne, later Mabel Dodge Luhan, the patroness of arts and culture in Taos.

It was the beginning of an intense, sometimes strained, relationship. Mabel, daughter of a well-to-do Buffalo, New York family, had a long history of cultivating arts and letters, surrounding herself with famous artists and writers in her salons in Florence, Italy and in New York City. She continued her support of literature and the arts in Taos.

Lawrence encouraged Mabel to write about her own exciting life and, while back in Italy in 1925, continued corresponding with Mabel and edited manuscripts she sent to him. Her book, Lorenzo in Taos, is written loosely in the form of letters to and from D. H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence, and Robinson Jeffers, the celebrated poet who had been a guest of Mabel’s in Taos, with references to Dorothy Brett and Spud Johnson among others. The book is a highly personal and most informative account of an intense relationship with a great writer. It is an important work and its reprinting is welcomed by scholars and those of us who have come increasingly to respect Mabel’s contributions in the world of arts and letters through her support of many individuals and her own creative spirit.

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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LOS PENITENTES
A Brief History
By William Farrington

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One of the most fascinating, written about, and misunderstood religious groups in the world is Los Hermanos Penitentes, a Catholic brotherhood found only in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. As with all cultures, societies and organizations lacking a written literary tradition, the recorded history of the Penitentes is full of compounded errors and misinterpretations, Legends and folklore, handed down orally over the years, are open to interpretations that are, perhaps, wide of the mark. But the facts, such as they are, have come from outside observers, scholarly researchers and obvious detractors with a religious bias. Somewhere among all that has been written lies the truth, but since no hermano has ever told or written the true story, much is still left to conjecture. From the recorded facts this booklet has been compiled with, it is hoped, some measure of objectivity.

William Farrington was a professional librarian for twenty-five years in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and California. His non-fiction articles have appear in national magazines and he has served as a book reviewer for various periodicals. He is also the author of Prehistoric and Historic Pottery of the Southwest, A Bibliography, also published by Sunstone Press.

On the cover: “Three Black Shawls,” William Shuster (1893–1969), c. 1930. Etching with watercolor 3 x 3 7/8”


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LOS ÁRABES OF NEW MEXICO
Compadres from a Distant Land
By Monika Ghattas

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At the outset, Los Árabes (Arabic-speaking individuals) were peddlers, carrying a variety of wares that often included exotic items from the Holy Land. These skilled cross-cultural traders expected to strike it rich in the United States and then return to their homeland on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Some continued westward; others put down roots in immigrant ghettos in the East and Midwest or traveled back across the sea. A few, however, decided to settle in New Mexico and fulfill the dream of owning their own business. The community grew quickly as family members, former neighbors, and hometown friends joined the original group.

Why were they attracted to this area? What conditions in New Mexico facilitated their rapid and almost seamless acculturation? Hardworking, imaginative, and enterprising, Los Árabes of New Mexico became successful businessmen and prominent entrepreneurs, who enriched this state with their unique culture, their cheerful perseverance, and boundless enthusiasm.

Monika Ghattas was first intrigued by this topic while she was working on her PhD degree in European history at the University of New Mexico. She finally found the time to pursue this story after she retired from Central New Mexico Community College where she taught courses in European and Far East history for more than twenty years. Born in Germany, she has lived in New Mexico for more than fifty years and continues to be captivated by its vibrant culture and rich history.


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LOST TREASURES & OLD MINES
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories about mines and treasures from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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Between 1850 and 1912, Territorial New Mexico was home to a diverse mix of peoples. Contesting with those who had lived in the region for thousands of years, an array of newcomers arrived: Hispanic settlers, Anglo homesteaders, ranchers, cowboys, sheepherders, merchants, railroad men and—perhaps its chief adventurers—treasure hunters and prospectors.

Lost Treasures & Old Mines brims with stories of gold fever, copper ore and silver mining in the American Southwest. In 1541 when Coronado’s conquistadors arrived in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, pre-Columbian natives had long been mining for turquoise. The stories in this collection tell of hidden Indian mines, treasures lost en route to Spain, gold heists on trains and stagecoaches, placer miners roaming the hills and chicanery among claim partners. Geronimo, Victorio, Billy the Kid and U.S. Calvary soldiers thread through these stories, along with lucky characters who strike the motherlode and hapless ones who lose their fortunes. The Lost Juan Mondragon Mine, The Dead Burro Mine, the Lost Mine of the Pedernal, the Adams Diggings, Elizabethtown and Pinos Altos—such places live as shining memories in these oral histories of fabulous fortunes lost and found.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the New Deal Works Project Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. These original documents, published here for the first time as a story collection, 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.

Lost Treasures & Old Mines, the third in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book Series, features a lively collection of stories and historic photographs of the era. The first and second books in the series are Outlaws & Desperados and Frontier Stories.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has worked for Project Crossroads, a not-for-profit educational resource group, in projects related to New Mexico history and culture. Participating in preserving open space and preservation efforts, she received a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award in 2000.

Anne Valley-Fox, co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series and staff member with Project Crossroads, is a poet and writer. Her nonfiction books include Your Mythic Journey (co-author, Sam Keen). Her fourth collection of poetry, How Shadows Are Bundled, was published by University of New Mexico Press.

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LOWRIDER BLUES
Cantando, Gritando y Llorando, a Collection of Short Stories and Observations from My Inner Barrio
By Marie Romero Cash

Stories about contemporary life and customs in the largely Hispanic population of Northern New Mexico

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This collection of short stories and prose chronicles events observed by the author during her lifetime in Northern New Mexico. Family, relatives, friends and strangers (real or imaginary) are caught off guard in everyday occurrences that evoke laughter, tears, or memories of the past. The names have, of course, been changed, and much embellishment has been added to stories which may or may not be true. Stories of innocence, family dynamics, relationships and injustice combine to bring a tongue in cheek narrative to the reader. The author adds: “My inner barrio is full of observations, whether from the neighborhood where I grew up in Santa Fe or from watching ordinary people interact with each other. I try to see the humor in whatever life throws at us and hope some of these stories will bring a chuckle or a hearty laugh to anyone willing to let their guard down as they read on.”

Born in Santa Fe, Marie Romero Cash is an award-winning folk artist/santera who has been exhibiting her colorful works for over thirty years. She is also a writer, having authored several books on Northern New Mexican culture, shrines, saints and churches including: Built of Earth and Song: A guidebook to Northern New Mexico’s Village Churches; Living Shrines: Devotional Spaces in Northern New Mexico Homes; Santos, A Coloring Book of New Mexico Saints (also from Sunstone Press); and her memoir about growing up in Santa Fe, Tortilla Chronicles.

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MARMALADE
Stories
By Elizabeth Muldrow

"...each story is a highly polished gem, bulging with ideas and subtle meanings." SOUTHWEST BOOKVIEWS

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A black man retrieves his family history from the jumble of papers tenaciously guarded by an aged white cousin. Low income residents of an inner city apartment house rescue Santa from a balky elevator. Black widow spiders exact revenge on a conniving maid. A pet pig turns a young girl’s life inside out. Spectacles left in an ancient Spanish cathedral arouse the saints. A difficult personal decision draws a teenager and her mother closer together. And, guests at an old plantation lick marmalade off sticky fingers as they listen to their hostess recount the tale of a young mother’s burial alive. A quiet corner, a comfy chair by a crackling fire, and these stories. Bitter-sweet. To be sampled slowly for they linger on the tongue. Each of these stories highlights the elusive connections between past and present, dreams and waking, the visible and the invisible. Elizabeth Muldrow gathers up these mysteries and dissects them to reveal gentle--and sometimes not so gentle--truths that are both startling and inspiring.

ELIZABETH MULDROW says of retirement that it frees one…to be busy. In her case to write and to travel. The stories in this collection grow out of her recent wanderings, in Spain, in the South of her husband’s heritage, the Northeast of her own childhood and the Midwest of her first ventures into the wider world.

Professionally Muldrow has taught social studies and English language arts in Pennsylvania, Ethiopia, and Colorado. An ordained Presbyterian clergywoman she has designed bi-lingual curricula for remote tribal schools, written for denominational journals, served on regional and national committees and resourced gatherings nation wide. Muldrow holds degrees from Wheaton College in Illinois, from the University of Pennsylvania and from the University of Colorado. She and her husband, William F. Muldrow, are members of the Presbytery of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Muldrows have three grown children and two grandchildren.

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THE MATACHINES DANCE
A Ritual Dance of the Indian Pueblos and Mexicano/Hispano Communities
By Sylvia Rodriguez

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The Matachines dance is a ritual drama performed on certain saint’s days in Pueblo Indian and Mexicano/Hispano communities along the upper Río Grande valley in New Mexico and elsewhere in the American Southwest. It derives from a genre of medieval European folk dramas symbolizing conflict between Christians and Moors. Spaniards brought it to the Americas as a vehicle for Christianizing the Indians. In this book, Rodríguez explores the colorful, complex, and often enigmatic Matachines dance as it is performed today.

In the Upper Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, the Matachines is the only ritual dance performed in both Indian Pueblos and Hispano communities. There, the dance involves two lines of masked dancers, a young girl in white and her crowned, masked, male partner, a bull, and two clowns. Accompanied usually by violin and guitar, these characters enact a choreographic drama that symbolizes encounter, struggle, and transformation-resolution.

In this classic, prize-winning ethnographic study, anthropologist and native New Mexican Sylvia Rodríguez compares Indian Pueblo and Hispano Matachines dance performance traditions to discover what they share, how they differ, what they reveal about specific communities, and what they mean to those who continue to perform them with devotion and skill.

Sylvia Rodríguez, a professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, studies interethnic relations in the US-Mexico Borderlands, with particular focus on Hispano/Mexicano-Pueblo-Anglo relations in the Upper Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. She holds degrees from Barnard College and Stanford University, and has taught at Carleton College and the University of California, Los Angeles. Her publications deal with the impact of tourism on ethnic relations; the politics of identity, place, and representation; identity and ritual; and conflict over land and water. She continues to conduct ethnographic fieldwork in and around her home town of Taos.

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MEETING THE TRAIN
Hagerman, New Mexico and Its Pioneers
By Hagerman Historical Society, Compilers

New Foreword by Katherine Kitch Hagerman

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When W. E. Utterback began compiling the history of Hagerman, New Mexico in 1968, he asked Mrs. B. W. Curry to help. The two of them were doing fine, but soon discovered that Hagerman had more history than they had bargained for. It had become such a tremendous undertaking the others in the community offered to aid the struggling historians--and the Hagerman History Book Club was born. From the efforts of the Club has come this book. It is a unique achievement. No professional writers set about to search library stacks or interview “old times.” No professional writers, in fact, even saw the manuscript until it was finished. The Hagerman pioneers and their descendents have written their own stories, weaving them into a colorful history. Each has become an author in his or her own way. So this is the story of Hagerman as it was with a new foreword by Katherine Kitch Hagerman. It is history remembered by those who lived it.

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MEMOIRS
Episodes in New Mexico History, 1892-1969
By William A. Keleher

Facsimile of the 1969 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons and Preface by Michael L. Keleher

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William A. Keleher always had an active curiosity and this made him an outstanding newspaperman and an indefatigable researcher of historical events. It led him into many intellectual adventures that resulted in a whole series of books of New Mexicana. In this personal narrative, he gives readers a glimpse behind the scenes of his career not only as a writer but as a lawyer. The pages of this last book are full of rich anecdotes and little-known episodes involving such men as Governor Clyde Tingley, Senator Bronson Cutting, Elfego Baca, and Senator Dennis Chavez. Here is the story of how a bank was saved, how political careers were initiated and blocked, the story of an editor who wrote the editorials on both sides of an important question for the competing newspapers, previously unpublished stories about Eugene Manlove Rhodes, and how Elfego Baca collected an insurance settlement. There is also the account of Franz Huning, whose “castle” was partly in New Albuquerque, partly in Old Albuquerque, and a story of visiting the Old Town jail to see an Albuquerque editor serving a term for contempt. Like his other books, Memoirs is essential for anyone interested in the history and culture of the American Southwest.

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 The Fabulous Frontier, all from Sunstone Press.

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MESSIAH
The Life and Times of Francis Schlatter
By Conger Beasley Jr.

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While living in Denver in the early 1890s, Francis Schlatter, a poor immigrant cobbler from Alsace-Lorraine, heard a voice inside his head that told him to put down his tools and go outside and walk east. For several years Schlatter, a deeply pious man, had been aware that he possessed the potential to cure people of their afflictions if he could only muster enough faith; the time to test that faith had arrived. So began a grueling two-year journey on foot that took him as far east as Hot Springs, Arkansas, then back across the Southwest to San Diego, north to San Francisco, then east to Arizona and New Mexico.

In the summer and fall of 1895, first in Albuquerque then in Denver, he began to treat hundreds of people a day. Word of his miraculous power ran like wildfire all over the Southwest. Appalled by the carnival atmosphere he encountered in Denver, Schlatter slipped away into the wilds of New Mexico, finally into Old Mexico, where he died under mysterious circumstances in the spring of 1897.

Charlatan or saint? Healer or fraud? The question remains. Even his detractors acknowledged the genuine compassion that people felt in his presence. Most telling was the fact that he never took a dime for the therapies he performed.

A hundred years ago Francis Schlatter was one of the best-known figures in the American Southwest; since then he has literally fallen off the map. In this gripping and powerful narrative, based on contemporary newspaper accounts and a memoir that Schlatter dictated to a friend before he died in Mexico, Western Writers of America Spur Award winner Conger Beasley, Jr. reconstructs the life and times of this remarkable man.

Conger Beasley, Jr. has published a dozen books, several dealing with the history of the American West. We Are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee won the Western Writers Spur Award for the best contemporary non-fiction book published in 1995. An earlier book of essays, Sundancers and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual (1990), won the Thorpe Menn Award for the best book published by a Kansas City author. Mr. Beasley currently divides his time between Kansas City and Colorado Springs.

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THE MISADVENTURES OF A SINGLE WOMAN
Cautionary Tales Celebrating the Joys of Being Single
By Sara Jane Coffman

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Sara Jane “Sally” Coffman, SWF, has suffered through blind dates, computer dates, disaster dates, and no dates. She has single-handedly organized a family reunion, planted grass in a drought, and had some of the worst hairdos in the history of Beauty-Related Lawsuits. Blessed with a quirky sense of humor, she has survived and lived to tell her tales. Sally finds humor in her mishaps, embarrassments, and misadventures. She says, “You can’t wait for laughter to come to you. You have to go out and find it.”

And find it she does.

Here is a collection of her humorous, and sometimes cautionary, tales celebrating the joys of being single. You don’t have to be single or female to enjoy Sally’s stories. Everyone will see themselves in her embarrassing, unusual, and awkward situations. Sally is a master storyteller. Come laugh at her misadventures and see which ones remind you of your own.

Born in Bedford, Ohio, Sara Jane Coffman grew up in the neighboring town of Maple Heights (both suburbs of Cleveland). She earned her two degrees—a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV and a Masters in Speech Communication—from Purdue University. She is an instructional developer, study skills instructor, actress, and author. Her specialty is helping students learn.

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A MORE ABUNDANT LIFE
New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico
By Jacqueline Hoefer

LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR AND B&W

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Artists began coming to New Mexico in the late nineteenth century. They came from everywhere, from Maine to California and a few from Europe. They were attracted by the dazzling New Mexican landscape, the hospitality of town and village life, and very important, the Indian and Hispanic cultures that had shaped the artistic imagination of New Mexico for centuries.

From an artist’s point of view it was a rich mix, and between art and odd jobs, they managed to make a living. Until the Great Depression of the 1930s. Then, as the artist Louie Ewing said, “the jobs ran out.” No matter what you were willing to do, there was no work, and nobody was buying pictures and pots.

Help came from Washington. New Deal planners offered artists jobs to “beautify” the community. Almost immediately, artists in New Mexico picked up their brushes and chisels, and for almost ten years, between 1933 to 1943, signed onto Federal programs.

How did artists, traditionally loners, like working for the government? When the Santa Fe artist William Lumpkins was asked, he said: “We thought it was heaven on earth to be paid to paint.”

Fortunately, many New Deal artists had the opportunity to speak for themselves. In state-sponsored interviews they tell us in their own words what the New Deal art programs meant to them. Their rich interpretations of that experience and a selection of the work they produced is what this book is about.

JACQUELINE HOEFER’s publications include Imagining the Garden, a book of poems; Weather Songs, three poems set to music by Lanham Deal; and critical essays on contemporary writers, among them, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Norman Mailer. Her latest book is Night in a White Wood, New and Selected Poems.

Mrs. Hoefer received a Ph.D. in American literature from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and in the early 1960s taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at San Francisco State University. In 1967, she joined her husband Peter Hoefer in starting Hoefer Scientific Instruments, a San Francisco company specializing in producing instruments for biological research. After Peter Hoefer’s death in 1987, she carried on as chief executive officer. She is currently an editor for Sunstone Press.

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THE MOTHER DITCH
A Bilingual Story of A Stream of Water
By Oliver LaFarge

Illustrated, English/Spanish, bibliography

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The mother ditch, or acequia madre, is the main water line that is dug by hand and feeds many of the smaller acequias that cover the fertile land of Northern New Mexico. The acequias, water ditches, were used to irrigate the fields of crops for many farmers in the early days of settlement in New Mexico. A unique technology, the acequia, especially the mother ditch, had to be taken care of by everyone in the community that benefited from its generosity. A governing body was established to watch over the utilization and maintenance of the ditch. The mayordomo was the top elected official to preside over the governing council, and he was also required to perform numerous responsibilities representative of the people of the community. The acequia was truly one of the last vestiges of a life where people depended on each other for survival. The life of the community revolved around the acequia. Cooperation was essential to ensure everyone’s sustenance. Today, many of the acequias the early settlers of New Mexico depended on have dried up. Yet, when one stands in the footings of these sand pits, you can feel the presence of the power of water that was so significant to the development of human progress in this part of the continent. English and Spanish edition.

Oliver La Farge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Laughing Boy, originally published The Mother Ditch in 1954 as a children’s book. It is more vital and informative to us today than it was then. A genteel, intellectual New Englander, La Farge had discovered another world on the Navajo Reservation and, later, among the Hispanic villagers of Northern New Mexico. He spent much of his career as a writer sending messages back to the East proclaiming what he had found. Other books by Oliver La Farge from Sunstone Press include: Behind the Mountains, Cochise of Arizona, The Enemy Gods, The Man with the Calabash Pipe, A Pause in the Desert, and Raw Material.

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MOUNTAIN VILLAGES
Stories of History and Hearsay
By Alice Bullock

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Done in her swift, story-telling style, Alice Bullock creates a fine mixture of history and hearsay so that we can never forget what once was . . . in our haste to be a part of what now is. The book tells of the small New Mexico villages with light-hearted charm, but also tells a great many unforgettable facts in a style that has won Mrs. Bullock a wide national readership.

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MY PENITENTE LAND
Reflections of Spanish New Mexico
By Fray Angélico Chávez

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This unusual book, Fray Angélico Chávez’s personal meditation on his cultural heritage, is also a kind of spiritual autobiography of the Hispano people of New Mexico. The spirit of New Mexico, he feels, grows out of its dry mountain terrain whose hills and valleys resemble those of Spain and of ancient Palestine. Just as this kind of landscape helped the Hebrew shepherd Abraham to find his God, so in Fray Angélico’s view, have New Mexico’s mountains kept her people close to their God. In evoking this special closeness between the divine and the human, the author returns repeatedly to the Penitentes of New Mexico—the societies of men who scourge themselves and replay the Crucifixion each Holy Week to share the sufferings of their Savior.

Some of his ideas will spark controversy over the meaning of New Mexico’s past, but Fray Angélico Chávez’s viewpoint, representing that of many native Spanish Americans, deserves the attention of every reader with an interest in the state’s Hispanic heritage. No one can read this book without gaining a new understanding of the world of the New Mexican Hispano imbedded in the dry, hilly landscape of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains.

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.

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 has now brought back into print some of these rare titles.

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MY WISDOM THAT NO ONE WANTS
By Nancy Hopkins Reily

A collection of short words of wisdom both practical and funny by a well-known Texas writer and photographer.

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On any given day, “Wisdom Collectors,” which can include scholars, poets and general enthusiasts, are lined up awaiting the next nuggets of wisdom. Each word of wisdom builds on previous words of wisdom whether spoken or written by such individuals as Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Andy Rooney, Angela Lansbury, Ann Richards, Aristotle or Audrey Hepburn. These are just a few of the A’s. The B’s through Z’s are just as impressive.

Nancy Hopkins Reily has now dealt with these words of wisdom, sometimes in rhyme, metered, and narrative verse, and presented them in a musical beat that not everyone will recognize—all done with an uncanny imagination that cuts through to the core of every issue and includes the youth and adults. Wisdom Collectors also delve into the living of life such as traveling, cooking, photographing, retiring and preparing for emergencies. “These selective nuggets,” Nancy says, “are welcome to all members and non-members of the Wisdom Collectors whose current membership, by the way, is one person—me.”

Nancy’s wisdom began when she was a young native Dallas, Texan and learned that it was okay to say, “I don’t know.” Graduated from Southern Methodist University, she claimed that she wasn’t very sexy if her high heel shoes hurt her feet. As a beginning homemaker, there was nothing like the sound of scraping burnt toast. In raising two children, Nancy realized that each age came in the right sequence. And just as she finished her work as a mother, she became a grandmother. One grandson taught her that Louisiana doesn’t drain very well. When she began her writing career, she declared that fifty percent of writing is just showing up to write and to surround yourself with talented people. Nancy says that the best advice she has been given is, “Drink very little liquid, if any, after six pm.” And, upon reflection she wonders, “Do I want to be a pioneer woman and be among the first women to stop cooking?”

Nancy Reily 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; and Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos with Lucille Enix, all from Sunstone Press.

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NATIVE AMERICAN CREATION STORIES OF FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP
Stories Retold
By Teresa Pijoan, PhD

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The stories in this book, recorded by the author from personal interviews with Native American storytellers, hold the conflicts and compliments of family and/or situations of testing in relationships. Native cultures have lessons to be learned here, just as every culture does. These stories are not unique, yet they may help educate many of us today in finding solutions to similar problems.

Symbolic language holds teachings, but without respecting the old ways, many shall never learn. Human beings have lived throughout millenniums, through floods, enduring droughts, appreciating abundance of food, yet every generation has their own trials to overcome, goals to achieve and rewards to receive or lose. These stories are to remind us of how fragile each one of us is as we struggle to survive youth, middle age, and our older years. It is important to listen and remember, for once the truth is gone, we shall certainly be on our own.

Some of the Native American people represented by these stories are the Paiute, Iroquois, Pima, Kiowa, Osage, and Cherokee.

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. She 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, and Ways of Indian Magic, all from Sunstone Press.

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THE NATIVE MARKET OF THE SPANISH NEW MEXICAN CRAFTSMAN, 1933-1940
By Sarah Nestor

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Anglo-Americans in New Mexico were a major cause of the decline of traditional Spanish New Mexican crafts in the nineteenth century; in a reverse swing, they helped to bring about a revival in the twentieth century. When the railroad came west in the 1880s life in New Mexico changed almost overnight, and crafts which had thrived in isolation declined rapidly. Then in the 1920s and 1930s artists, anthropologists, educators, and other patrons in the state, recognizing the unique beauty and charm of New Mexico's Spanish colonial crafts, saw the need not only to preserve crafts from the past, but also to encourage their revival in the present.

Foremost among these patrons was Leonora Curtin of Santa Fe. Born into a prominent but rather bohemian family, she was instrumental in promoting this revival. In 1934, during the darkest years of the Great Depression, Native Market was born. This endeavor, which became the forerunner of today’s world famous yearly Santa Fe Spanish Market, was Leonora’s brainchild. Greatly involved in the local art scene of the times, Leonora recognized the pressing need to preserve the rapidly vanishing traditional craft production of Spanish speaking artisans of the region. Through her leadership, dedication, and outreach, New Mexico’s Hispano crafts people and artists were given renewed opportunities to market their often enchantingly beautiful creations through the successful commercial venture known as Native Market.

This is that story.

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NEITHER RED NOR WHITE
Native American Short Stories
By George A. Boyce, EdD

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George A. Boyce worked with Native Americans throughout the United States for thirty years. In the Navajo country he was known as Tall Dog Man and Otta Natani (Leader of the schools). In the Blackfoot language his name was translated as Father of Many Children.

In his education work and in his writing, he wanted to bring people, particularly young people, together despite their diverse cultural backgrounds. He once wrote, “Cultural differences are good. To form a democratic, multi-cultural nation calls for nurturing rather than destroying cultural differences.”

The stories in this book reflect the author’s feelings and understanding of the world of the Native American. Each story is preceded by a brief history that will acquaint readers with the Native American tribal affiliation of the main character and present the many cultural differences that so enrich their experiences.

George A. Boyce was the superintendent of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico prior to his retirement. Previously he had been director of Navajo Schools and superintendent of the Intermountain Indian School. In addition to his educational work, Dr. Boyce was also involved in the long-range social-economic planning for the Navajo. For this work he received the Distinguished Service Gold Medal from the U.S. Department of the Interior and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Navajo. He is also the author of When the Navajos Had Too Many Sheep.

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NEW MEXICO TRIPTYCH
By Fray Angélico Chávez

Three stories set in the American Southwest with illustrations by the author.

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A gentle wood carver whose santos are stolen; an old hunchback who, with the help of Our Lady, comes into her own; a horse thief innocent of wrong intents—theirs are the stories that Fray Angélico paints, framing them with exquisite art in the manner of the medieval triptych. Born and bred in the land of sunshine and silence, Fray Angélico Chávez has a threefold heritage and a threefold gift. Heir to the artistic tradition of Spanish New Mexico, steeped in the spirit of Franciscan mysticism, and word-perfect in the folklore of the adobe village, he interprets the ageless spirit of his people in story, poetry and painting.

Fray Angélico Chávez, in the decades following his ordination as a Franciscan priest in 1937, 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, some of which are published by Sunstone Press.

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NOW SILENCE
A Novel of World War II
By Tori Warner Shepard

"Now it's time to hear the women speak about war. 'Now Silence' is a candidly researched narrative carried through with finesse and passion—swiftly crafted with the surprise genius of D-Day. Grounded in Santa Fe the City Different, these stories weave among wounded men and gritty women who want their guys back. As with the Homeric 'nostos' the characters are all about coming home from war. The ladies fight like hell to heal hearts and minds in hardscrabble Hispanic, Native and Anglo homesteads whose ancestors rooted families in the New World. No one will forget Tori Warner Shepard's fine women and their honest-to-God men. It's a distinct pleasure to read the novel and say this." —Kenneth Lincoln, author of "White Boyz Blues" and "Speak Like Singing" and "Cormac McCarthy: American Canticles."

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In this superbly researched WW II novel, award-winning writer, Tori Warner Shepard, captures the mood of remote Santa Fe, New Mexico as it waits out WWII for the return of her men held in Japanese prison camps. POW Melo Garcia has survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines but his brother and father have not. Along with 1,500 other American prisoners, he is diseased, tortured, starved, and used as slave labor in a condemned coal mine outside of Nagasaki, Japan. Melo is the last living hope to continue his family's centuries old line for his war-widowed mother, Nicasia, who prays for his return alongside his sweetheart, LaBelle. They have received no reliable news since the surrender to the enemy in 1942.

The novel is as much a story of the men's heroism as it is of their Hispanic community which after Pearl Harbor was a distant and a safe refuge from the war, sought out by the US Government as an internment camp for 2,000 Japanese Isseii barely a mile from the office of the top-secret Manhattan Project that was developing the atomic bomb to be dropped 20 miles from Melo's prison camp. Add to the mix FBI and counter-intelligence agents, Gringo fanatics opposed to Roosevelt, Melo's novia LaBelle and Phyllis, the redheaded bombshell, who challenges her. And Melo himself with his mother who embodies gracia, a word that does not translate.

This gripping exposition of the Japanese atrocities is even-handed and the characters and personalities on the home front will haunt your memory.

Tori Warner Shepard grew up in post-war Japan and since moving to Santa Fe over thirty-five years ago has been absorbed by the story of the POWs, their welcome home, and the effects of the war on a tight isolated community. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing which she has taught, and has published poetry, articles and short stories. Winner of the Mountainland Award for Contemporary Fiction, she has three grown children and lives with her husband in an old adobe.

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OLD GRANDFATHER TEACHES A LESSON
Mimbres Children Learn Respect
By Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel

"...a book to treasure for readers of all ages. It is best shared initially in the traditional read-aloud fashion, but also serves as a simple reference book on the Mimnbres people and other American Indians and their ways. Older children will want to reread it and refer to its instructions on creating a Talking Stick." --SUNDAY, THE NEW MEXICAN MAGAZINE

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This fascinating story brings together two Native American traditions: the age old practice of using a “talking stick” to encourage communication and avoid conflict; and the unique black and white painted pottery images used by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico. The story centers around four Mimbres children and a wise old Grandfather who helps them learn active listening skills, the value of sharing their individual talents, and the importance of respecting each other. The children are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of everyday activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago.

This book, focusing on the theme of respect, is the first in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits. Teachers, librarians and children of all ages will enjoy its pictorial narrative.

Twin sisters Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel are dedicated to helping children learn how to have respect for the individual and cultural differences of all people. With a Master's degree in Special Education and pursuing a Master's degree in History respectively, Carilyn is a behavior consultant who designs and implements behavior interventions for students and Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve our archaeological treasures through outreach programs. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present.

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OLD SPAIN IN OUR SOUTHWEST
Facsimile of Original 1936 Edition
By Nina Otero-Warren

New Foreword by Charlotte T. Whaley

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Nina Otero-Warren's Spanish conquistador ancestors dramatically altered the social and political landscape in Santa Fe, New Mexico more than three hundred years before she herself made waves as a twentieth-century suffragist, educator, political leader, and businesswoman. Otero-Warren's contributions to her community were not just in the political realm. She headed efforts to preserve historic structures in Santa Fe and Taos and built close ties with the artists, writers, and intellectuals who congregated in the area during the 1930s and 1940s. She was instrumental in renewing interest in and respect for Hispanic and Indian culture, which had for a time faced scorn and ridicule.

Her book, Old Spain in Our Southwest (1936), recorded her memories of the family hacienda in Las Lunas. She continued her life at Las Dos as a businesswoman, educator, writer, and political activist until her death in 1965.

This new edition is a facsimile of the original edition with a forward by Charlotte T. Whaley, author of Nina Otero-Warren of Santa Fe.

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ONE HUNDRED DOSES
Capsules of Advice and Wisdom for the Health and Well-Being of Farm and Ranch Women
By Teddy Jones and Sue Jane Sullivan

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Farm and ranch women are the heart of an important American institution: agriculture. Their strength is a critical resource for their families and communities. This book offers those women their own special prescription for health and well-being in one hundred small doses. Some "capsules" remind of care to be taken daily, some to be taken regularly, others to take as needed, several to give to family and friends and still more to apply to the community. Reading this book won't make you immediately "feel good" like a warm beverage or a serving of your mother's best meal. It won't always bring a tear of nostalgia to the eye or a longing for the good old days. But like a good tonic, these capsules of advice and encouragement will stimulate you. You'll find essays that will boost your morale. Others will prompt you to be grateful. Several instruct about health matters. And some will even make you laugh. There's no better prescription than that, is there?

TEDDY JONES, R.N., Ph.D., is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Before she and her husband began farming his family's land near Friona, Texas, she was a Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, in Lubbock, Texas. Growing up in a rural town in central North Texas, she spent lots of happy times with cousins on their families' wheat and dairy farms. Those experiences and her admiration for those who farm and ranch prompted her to develop and teach elective courses in Rural Health Nursing. That same interest spurred her to develop the concept for her health promotion column, "In The Middle Of It All," which appears monthly in "The Farmer Stockman." She practices part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in New Mexico and writes when she's not helping with the farm work.

SUE JAND SULLIVAN, B.S.Ed., teaches in the only school in the only town in Borden County, Texas. That rural school is not far from the area where she grew up, surrounded by ranches, farms and oil wells. Like most people in farming and ranching areas, she can and does fill many roles. She teaches English, Spanish, history and government and coaches Interscholastic League literary events including debate, journalism, and spelling. She's a free-lance newspaper writer and her newsletter, "A New Song," is a regular source of encouragement for the special group of friends for whom she publishes it. A major inspiration for her work is her maternal grandmother who was widowed at 41, during the Great Depression. She managed to keep and operate the family farm and raise five children long before the term single parent was invented.

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ONLY IN SANTA FE
By Denise Kusel

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“When I first moved to Santa Fe about 26 years ago, I cried,” the author says. “I didn’t know anyone. Didn’t have a job. All the houses were the same color. The streets didn’t make sense, often turning into one-way roads at whim. Then something happened. I began to enjoy the idea that nothing made sense. Nothing worked. Nothing was expected to work, including the telephones when it rained. But no one really cared. Life went on. When I wrote my first check for $2.56 for breakfast in a place where most people spoke Spanglish and the chile was hot enough to spring tears into my eyes, I knew I had arrived in someplace that mattered.

“It was a place where people wore western hats, dusty boots and blue jeans. In the true tradition of the American West, people left you alone, unless you didn’t want to be alone, and then they embraced you. I discovered that I had to leave my native California to go East in order get West. I won’t say that living is easy here; it’s not. But it’s good. The people are truly wonderful and for years, I’ve been able to tell their stories, sometimes helping them find their own voices, sometimes using my own. I learned a long time ago a good journalist writes the truth with love. Just as I’ve learned that I’ve never met a person who didn’t have a story to tell. Here are some of those stories.”

DENISE KUSEL has been a journalist for so long you’d think by now she would have changed careers to something that actually makes money and earns respect. She currently is a columnist at The Santa Fe New Mexican, where her columns “Only in Santa Fe” appear three times a week.

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THE OTHER STATE, NEW MEXICO USA
By Richard McCord

"For anyone who's had the privilege and pleasure of residing or visiting New Mexico, this is a must read. The price and eay readabiity make it a fulfilling treat." NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE

“Author and journalist Richard McCord is a natural storyteller. These sketches of his, lovingly stitched together, portray quirky, unpredictable New Mexicans, and especially their unconventional capital of Santa Fe. The characters who briefly walk through these pages each cast a ray of light on the human condition, and occasionally even evoke a chuckle. McCord’s book is as absorbing as it is genuine.” (MARC SIMMONS, historian)

“Richard McCord is Santa Fe’s answer to Mark Twain. His intelligence, wit and insight have added to our cultural life for three decades. Read this book—it will lift your spirits.” (NANCY WOOD, author, poet, photographer)

“Some of these essays on New Mexico read like fiction although we know them to be history. If you live in New Mexico, at times it is hard to differentiate between these two worlds or realities. McCord captures these nuances with style and grace.” (ORLANDO ROMERO, writer/historian)

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The party in the cemetery. The amputation of the bronze foot. The reincarnation of Billy the Kid. The only book ever to make The New York Times best-seller list in both fiction AND non-fiction. The female gentlemen. The cave that waited 40 years. The murderous “squaw man.” Where will you find these strange stories, and more? Only in “The Other State: New Mexico, USA.” Anyone who lives in or travels to New Mexico understands that it is a place unlike anywhere else. Extremely unlike anywhere else. These true tales, brief and fast-moving, paint a unique portrait of a unique land. They are told by a multiple-award-winning writer, who found his home in New Mexico decades ago and has been telling its story ever since. If you too feel New Mexico’s spell, then welcome to . . . “The Other State.”

Raised in Georgia, trained in New York, Richard McCord found home in New Mexico in 1971. Three years later he founded the weekly Santa Fe Reporter, which soon won a national reputation for excellence. Now a freelance, he celebrates the place he loves.

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OUTLAWS & DESPERADOS
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories about outlaws and desperados of the Old West from writers in the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940.

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In the early days of the American West, outlaws dominated the New Mexico Territory. Such colorful characters as Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, Curly Bill, Devil Dick, Billy the Kid, Bill McGinnis, Vicente Silva and his gang, the Dalton Brothers, and the Wild Bunch terrorized the land. Feared by many, loved by some, their exploits were both horrifying and legendary. In between forays, notorious outlaws were sometimes exemplary cowboys. Singly or in gangs, they held up stagecoaches and trains and stole from prospectors and settlers. When outlaws reigned, bank holdups, shoot-outs, and murders were a common occurrence; death by hanging became a favored means of settling disputes by outlaws and vigilantes alike. Stories of outlaws later provided plots for many of our favorite Western movies.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the Federal Writers’ Project (a part of the government-funded Works Progress Administration, or WPA, later called Work Projects Administration) collected and wrote down many accounts that provide an authentic and vivid picture of outlaws in the early days of New Mexico. They feature life history narratives of places, characters, and events of the Wild West during the late 1800s. These original documents reflect the unruly, eccentric conditions of the New Mexico Territory as they played out in clashes and collaborations between outlaws and “the gentle people” of New Mexico before and after statehood.

This book, focusing on outlaws and desperados, is the first in a series featuring stories from the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project collection. Other books in the series include stories about ranchers, cowboys, and the wild and woolly adventures of sheepherders, homesteaders, prospectors, and treasure hunters. In them, the untamed New Mexico Territory comes to life with descriptions of encounters with Indians, travels along the old trails, cattle rustling, murders at the gambling table, and Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus. This treasury of Federal Writers’ Project records, presented with informative background and historic photographs, also highlights Hispano folk life and Western lore in old New Mexico.

Ann Lacy 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. As a researcher and writer, she has specialized in New Mexico history and culture. She received a City of Santa Fe 2000 Heritage Preservation Award.

Anne Valley-Fox is a New Mexico poet and writer. Her publications include Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 14 and Point of No Return. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including El Palacio: Art, History and Culture of the Southwest, New Mexico Poetry Renaissance and In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets After 1960.

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PADRE MARTINEZ AND BISHOP LAMY
By Ray John de Aragón

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Willa Cather, in the historical novel Death Comes for the Archbishop, depicts Padre Antonio Jose Martinez as an unscrupulous backward rogue priest and Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy as a civilizing, heroic and monumental figure. Countering Cather’s assessment and portrayal of these two larger-than-life Southwestern folk heroes, Ray John de Aragon attempts to set the historical record straight.

Padre Martinez (1793-1867) is viewed as a genius who was ahead of his time. Recognized as a champion of the poor, defender of the Native Americans and proponent of human rights, it was inevitable that he would clash with Lamy. Bishop Lamy (1814-1888), who also had his followers, emerges as someone whose understanding of native New Mexican cultures was lacking, but one whose intentions were to do good as a missionary in a strange and foreign land.

Ray John de Aragón has written extensively on the history of New Mexico and the traditions and culture of northern New Mexico. He is recognized as a master santero with works in numerous private and public collections. His efforts at promoting and preserving the Spanish Colonial heritage of the American Southwest have gained regional and national attention. He has been featured in many publications and a PBS documentary. He holds a Masters in American Studies with emphasis on the Hispanic culture, heritage, history and traditions of New Mexico, and he has lectured and taught in this area at the university level.

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THE PASTOR OF NEW MEXICO
Peter Küppers’s Memoirs
By Tomas Jaehn

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There are few foreign original voices talking about early twentieth century Northern New Mexico. Father Peter Küppers who immigrated from Germany to New Mexico is one of those few voices.

Father Küppers was born in 1885, came to New Mexico in 1911 and aside from a few short trips to Colorado and the mid-West, remained in New Mexico all his life. Rather limited in his knowledge of American culture when he arrived on this continent—after all, he once got mad that folks in New York did not speak German—Küppers grew to love New Mexico. Always biased and fierce in his protection of Northern New Mexicans, particularly his often poor Catholic parishioners, he became a cultural agent for Hispanics and Anglos and a chronicler of rural small town life.

In his sometimes jolly account from the early 20th century, Küppers discusses growing up in Germany, describes personal experiences in the United States, and particularly in New Mexico, where he had to adapt to rural life, interact with town folks, parishioners, and Penitentes, and his adjustment to cultural surroundings so very different from his homeland in Germany.

Tomas Jaehn grew up in Germany and has lived in the United States since 1984. He attended universities in Germany and the United States and holds a PhD in history from the University of New Mexico. He has written about Germans in the Southwest and West and is the author of Germans in the Southwest, 1850–1920 (University of New Mexico Press, 2005). He has worked for over ten years at the New Mexico History Museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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A PAUSE IN THE DESERT
Facsimile of 1957 Edition with a New Foreword by Marc Simmons
By Oliver La Farge

A collection of stories dedicated to the human condition with An Appreciation by Pen La Farge.

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Oliver La Farge covers many aspects of everyday life in these sixteen stories, which range from an old man facing death alone in the Mexican bush to some boys facing the responsibilities of life at St. Peter’s school; from the science fiction world of computing machines to the world of gourmets; and from the violent death of a man off the Rhode Island coast to the quiet death of a marriage in New Mexico.

The variety of stories in this wide-ranging collection are sure to fit the taste and mood and any reader interested in the human condition through the clear grace of La Farge’s timeless writing.

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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PECOS PUEBLO PEOPLE THROUGH THE AGES
Stories of Time and Place
By Carol Paradise Decker

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The once great Pecos Pueblo has deteriorated to a series of rock and earthen humps on a narrow ridge in the Upper Pecos Valley in New Mexico. The nearby mission church is reduced to roofless red walls eroding among the foundations of its larger predecessor. Now that they are under the care of the National Park Service, visitors stroll the Ruins Trail awed by the remains and eager to know more of their story.

Who were the people who called this place home over the centuries? What were their lives like in times of calm and crisis? Where did the people go when the Pueblo was abandoned? And how can their descendents claim that “we are still here!”? These ten stories range through the centuries from stone age hunters of the distant past to the return of the ancestors in 1999. Linked by an ancient bone bead each describes a particular event from the perspective of a young girl and her family.

A transplanted New Englander, Carol Paradise Decker moved to Santa Fe in 1980 with a background in Spanish and intercultural relations. Soon she began teaching Conversational Spanish in various venues and exploring the history and heritage of New Mexico. As a tour guide she roamed all over the northern part of the state sharing with visitors what she was learning. For eight years she planned informal gatherings of many kinds: conversations with key elders, visits to homes and relevant organizations, field trips to farms and villages, work projects and more—bringing together Santa Fe Anglos, local Hispanics and Pueblo Indians through her Vecinos del Norte program. Later (1998–2003) she volunteered at The Pecos National Historical Park, and more recently at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

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THE PENITENTES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS
By Bill Tate

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The Penitentes are a secret and sacred Spanish-American brotherhood who live in the mountains of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado who have pledged themselves to Christian devotions without completely withdrawing from the daily world. They have dedicated themselves in remembrance that Jesus Christ was condemned, crucified, and died on the cross for the salvation of mankind, and the expiation of his sins. Their devotions are observed usually in secret because the Penitentes believe that worship is a private matter and that one should not seek approbation for one’s sacred endeavors. They are the descendants of the vanguard of Spanish colonists who settled in the highlands of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado during the floodtide of Spanish colonization. The Penitente liturgy consists mainly of prayers called rosaries, rapturous songs called alabados, and processions. The author says, “I have no portfolio to be their apologist or oracle, but I have taken it upon myself to portray and to clarify in this book who the Penitentes are, what they do, and why, as lucidly and objectively as possible.”

Bill Tate was an artist and author who lived in the mountain village of Truchas, New Mexico where he owned and operated the Tate Gallery. His paintings hang in private collections in almost every state and many foreign countries. He served in the United States Navy and after World War II became a writer in Hollywood. After his move to New Mexico he served as a Justice of the Peace in Santa Fe and Rio Arribo counties. He has written several other books about New Mexico history and philosophy.


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A PLACE OF HER OWN
The Story of Elizabeth Garrett, the Daughter of Pat Garrett
By Ruth K. Hall

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Born blind, Elizabeth Garrett overcame many handicaps to become self-sufficient and a nationally-known musician, singer and composer. In an age when women were still strugglng for their independence, she developed a career that took her around the country. She neither sought nor accepted pity but, using her own resources, created a life and a philosophy that became a source of wonder to all who knew her. Daughter of controversial and famed frontier sheriff Pat Garrett (who was noted for successfully ending the career of Billy the Kid) and a Hispanic mother, Elizabeth successfully bridged the time gap between the still lawless days of early New Mexico and the transitions brought about by World War II. A New Mexican who loved her native state, she was able to write of its beauties without ever having seen them. She wrote "O Fair New Mexico," the state song, and was the state's first women's liberation advocate. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography.

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PLÁTICAS
Conversations About and Among Friends and Neighbors in Cuba, New Mexico
By Esther V. Cordova May

Northern New Mexico regional Hispanic history and folklore.

The community of Cuba, New Mexico, its institutions and economy are changing rapidly and radically. Our town is losing its former identity and its precious historical resources. Personally, I feel an urgent need to capture as much of our history as possible. I hope to share what I can from my perspective in the form of pláticas. In Spanish, pláticas means conversation, talk or chat, as well as discourse or a communication of ideas or information. Those of us who experienced Cuba before the age of electronic devices used to relate through pláticas. With our passing, the resources from the past will become less accessible unless they are written down. The stories and the fascinating people who once made our world special will fade away. The modern reader is invited to share our history and join in appreciating who we were as a community. Like any other place, Cuba’s history illustrates compassion and pain as well as conflict, cooperation and endurance. These stories and observations have relevance in this place and elsewhere, now and in the future.

Esther V. Cordova May was born in Cuba, New Mexico before World War II. As a child, she experienced the pre-industrial, rural life as prior generations of her family had done in Cuba and surrounding villages. Esther earned her Bachelor’s degree in history at Mills College in Oakland, California and a Masters degree in Folklore at the University of California, Berkeley. Since returning to Cuba nearly forty years ago, she has continued her research of verbal accounts of pre-World War II life and her collection of photographs started in 1972 as a student research scholar. Esther is the author of the highly acclaimed Antes: Stories from the Past, Rural Cuba New Mexico, 1769–1949, published by Sunstone Press in 2011.

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PUEBLO AND NAVAJO INDIAN LIFE TODAY
Activities of Native American Life
By Kris Hotvedt

Preface by Frank Waters, Illustrations by Kris Hotvedt

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This collection represents a segment of the lives of the Navajo and Pueblo people of the American Southwest--two diverse groups who are an important part of American culture today. Each year thousands of visitors from all over the world attend their various ceremonial dances and events and many arrive with a knowledge and understanding of these happenings. For others, these are totally new experiences and a door is opened to unfamiliar ways of life, customs, traditions, and beliefs that have existed for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, long before this country was called America. The "American-Indian Quarterly" said that "this text promotes the same kind of browsing magazines invite. Come to these gatherings and stroll, it seems to imply on page after page; at you leisure learn to appreciate how feasting and singing merge with dancing and storytelling."

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PUEBLO INDIAN WISDOM
Native American Legends and Mythology
By Teresa Pijoan

NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE says: "PUEBLO INDIAN WIDSOM will be of great interest to readers who care about myth, legend and tale--and the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest."

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Anyone interested in mythology and legends will enjoy these stories which have been passed down orally for generations by the pueblo Indians of the American Southwest. They reveal pueblo customs and traditions as well as the ceremonial aspects of Pueblo religion. A character called Grandfather, the fictional narrator of these stories, embodies the collective wisdom of the Pueblo Indians, the attitudes about universal dilemmas and conflicts in human life that developed through many generations.

Some of the stories are realistic; others involve the supernatural. Some evoke the initial contact between the pueblos and the Spanish conquistadors. There are also tales of the joy and bitterness of interactions between parents and children, husbands and wives, and humans and spirits. Rites of passage and "vision quests" often enter into the characters' attempts to live in harmony with nature, other humans, and spirits. Lessons on how to live, of growing up, marrying, parenting, and growing old sometimes emerge straightforwardly in these stories, but more often, readers are left to draw their own conclusions.

These stories, collected by Teresa Pijoan since she was eight years old, actually came from many different storytellers, some of them childhood friends of the author. She had heard several versions of each story before writing it down and she often used elements from one version to fill in the parts missing from other versions. She then showed her drafts of each story to members of several different pueblos and weighed their comments before putting each story in its present form. Ms. Pijoan grew up on the San Juan Pueblo reservation and the Nambe Indian reservation in New Mexico, even though she herself is not Native American. But her early experiences and bicultural background instilled in her a deep respect for and an understanding of pueblo life.

She is also the author of DEAD KACHINA MAN and WAYS OF INDIAN WISDOM, both published by Sunstone Press.

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READiscover NEW MEXICO
A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy
By Kathy Barco with design and Illustrations by Mike Jaynes

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Tag along with Rosita the Roadrunner on her journey to learn about the Land of Enchantment. On the trail, meet Roja & Verde (the Chile Twins), Biscochita (a Smart Cookie), Piñon Jay, Dusty the Tumbleweed, and a town full of prairie dogs who love to read.

READiscover New Mexico, a recent theme for the Statewide Summer Reading Program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library, encourages the discovery of the vast cultural, natural, historical, and literary treasures found in our beautiful state. Children, adults and families experience some of these for the very first time by visiting Rosita's ultimate source for information: the library. Featured is a literal example of "poetic license," with an introduction by "Tag" the license plate.

Join the fun! Children will love coloring the cast of characters and sharing the adventure with their families. Among many classroom uses, teachers can present the fun story as a bi- or tri-lingual playlet. Enrichment material includes a compilation of the programs, activities, crafts, song parodies, celebrations, and bibliographies devised by the children’s librarians who brought READiscover New Mexico to life in public libraries throughout the state. Also featured are riddles, New Mexico trivia, relevant websites, an extensive booklist, several recipes for Biscochitos, instructions for making Star-O-Litos, and a large collection of reproducible artwork.

Rosita's Ramble is presented in English, Spanish, and Navajo.

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Yá'át'ééh!

Author KATHY BARCO was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006. Currently a children’s librarian with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library, she received the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association. She is co-author (with Valerie Nye) of Breakfast Santa Fe Style – A Dining Guide to Fancy, Funky and Family Friendly Restaurants. Designer/Illustrator MIKE JAYNES, a Seattle-based graphic artist, has designed and illustrated six summer reading programs for the New Mexico State Library. Both Kathy and Mike grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Royalties from the sale of this publication will go to the New Mexico State Library Fund at the New Mexico Community Foundation.

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RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LIFE OF THE PRIEST DON ANTONIO JOSE MARTINEZ
By Pedro Sanchez

Original Spanish Text Translated by Ray John de Aragón. Cover illustration by Rosa Maria Calles.

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In 1903 Pedro Sanchez published his Memorias, or Recollections of the Life of the Priest Don Antonio Jose Martinez. This rare book, written in Spanish, is hailed by historians and others as an important and unique contribution to the literary history of New Mexico and the American Southwest. Sanchez was a student of this famous folk hero priest and the book beautifully illustrates the respect and admiration the people held for Padre Martinez. The priest is shown as dedicated to the Church and the people who looked up to him as a champion of social justice, equal rights, the downtrodden and the oppressed. Pedro Sanchez himself, as a product of Padre Martinez’s coeducational school in Taos, New Mexico, credits his mentor for his success in his career and life as did many of his other students.

This Spanish and English edition features an introduction by Myra Ellen Jenkins, Ph.D., a former New Mexico state historian.

RAY JOHN de ARAGÓN, a leading scholar on Padre Martinez and the authority on his life and work, translated the original Spanish text of the Sanchez book into English. De Aragón has a Masters in American Studies and has been a keynote speaker at public and historical conferences on Padre Martinez whom he has research extensively. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of Padre Martinez and Bishop Lamy, The Legend of La Llorona, and Brothers of the Light, The Penitentes of New Mexico, all from Sunstone Press.

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REFLECTIONS ON FAME AND SOME MEN
By John H. Rubel

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At the age of ten, in early 1931, the author stood alone facing the steps of Caltech’s majestic Atheneum as Albert Einstein descended them, and asked for his autograph. Sixty years later, a graduate of Caltech, a member of the Atheneum, a Japanese wedding party he addressed in the same place were honored to meet someone who had met Einstein. Here are a dozen or so reflections on once and future famous men the author encountered during a long career in industry and government: the Nobel Laureate Robert A. Millikan; Theodore von Karman, Hungarian of the Teller-von Neumann-Szilard group of geniuses; Wernher von Braun, head of both Nazi and NASA rocket development; General Curtis LeMay, sketched in striking personal anecdotes; and President Kennedy, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, the British Minister of Defense and others shown dealing with the 1962-63 Skybolt Crisis. Tenzing Norgay, with Edmund Hillary the first to conquer Mt. Everest, appears in Chapter 7, carrying burdens of once-great fame. The volume ends with a short sketch of a man who, like Einstein, escaped Hitler’s Europe, but survived years of hardship worthily, a reflection on fate, Fortune, transience and hope.

John H. Rubel was born in Chicago in April, 1920. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology (1942), married his sweetheart, and worked on classified war projects in the General Electric Research Labs until WWII ended. After the war he became director of a large aerospace development laboratory, leaving after Sputnik for the Pentagon in early 1959. He became Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering and Assistant Secretary of Defense in 1961. After ten years as senior vice-president of a large industrial company, he became a business consultant in 1973 until shortly after his wife’s untimely death in 1975. He has three children, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. He and his wife, Robin Emery, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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REMEMBERING
A Guide to New Mexico Cemeteries, Monuments and Memorials
By Margaret Nava

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Have you ever driven down a road, noticed an old cemetery, and wondered how old it was or if someone famous was buried there? And what about that statue in the park where you walk the dog every day? Do you know why it’s there or when it was built? Maybe you’re an out-of-state traveler and you’ve climbed to the top of Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque or visited the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire. Do you know the histories of these extraordinary monuments?

New Mexico is fortunate in having more than its fair share of cemeteries, monuments, and memorials. They are in parks, on hill tops, and along highways. Some are small; some are large. Some commemorate the state’s ancestors; others its warriors and veterans. A few even poke fun at life and its absurdities. This book is not about death and dying. It is about remembering. Within its pages, you will find descriptions and directions to some of New Mexico’s unique, sometimes controversial, cemeteries, monuments, and memorials as well as a beginner’s guide to tracing your family roots and information about the importance of protecting and preserving our diverse history, rich heritage, and priceless resources.

MARGARET NAVA retired to New Mexico because of its beauty, culture, and history. When not traveling around the state looking for little-known or unusual travel destinations, she sits in front of her computer writing about the places she discovers. Her first book, Along the High Road, was published by Sunstone Press in 2004.

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REMEMBERING MATTIE
A Pioneer Woman's Legacy
By Barbara Russell Chesser, PhD

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Traveling in covered wagons and by train, young Martha Jane Smith (affectionately called Mattie) and her family left Texas in the early 1900s to homestead on the wind-swept High Plains of Eastern New Mexico. Determination was ignited early in Mattie’s life—beginning with a rattlesnake bite that meant almost certain death in those days. Not for Mattie! When Mattie was eleven, her mother died. When Mattie was 22, her husband died from the Spanish Flu, leaving her with three young daughters to rear alone.

A second marriage produced three sons; the first died one day before his first birthday. Mattie’s husband died when the oldest surviving son was only nine. Heartbroken, the young widow refused to give in to futility or despair. Her dire situation again fanned the fire of fierce determination. Though others during the Great Depression lost their homes, Mattie—even as a widow—found a way to buy a house. Whereas others suffered long periods of unemployment, she “landed” a job. While many went hungry all across the United States, she found ways to feed her family as well as others. Many widows depended on relatives during this desperate time, but Mattie took care of her children and helped other families. Before the Depression was over, Mattie established a business. This was before women were accepted in the business world. Though she had no roadmap to guide her, Mattie never considered quitting or turning back. Her business thrived for more than four decades. Mattie’s remarkable life provides a role model as relevant today as it was decades ago.

Remembering Mattie: A Pioneer Woman’s Legacy of Grit, Gumption, and Grace is a treasure trove of true stories. Memorable pictures of people and places from the past and historic legal documents and papers (including long-ago newspaper clippings and love letters) add substance and interest to the book. Relevant information about what was going on in the world at the time provides a meaningful backdrop for Mattie’s life story.

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Russell Chesser, PhD, is uniquely qualified to write this book. Born in New Mexico, Barbara lived with Mattie from infancy until young adulthood. After graduating summa cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University, she earned graduate degrees, taught at several universities, and worked internationally. Author of four books, co-author of four other books, and editor of several volumes, Barbara has written for a variety of publications, including Reader’s Digest.

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RIVERS CROSSING
A Follow the Rivers Book
By Jim H. Ainsworth

“The images are fresh and original, the language just right—a rare and beautifully written book.” —Jane Roberts Wood, teacher, author, and Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts

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In the summer of 1958, Spooner Hays, teenage son of Ivory, king of the colored community, is face down on the courthouse lawn in Delta County, Texas, drowning in his own blood. His white friend, Gray Boy Rivers, is in a jail cell thirty yards away and four floors up. The two boys have worked and played together, but lived in separate worlds. King Ivory vows vengeance for his son’s life. District Attorney Buster Galt, fresh from Dallas successes as both prosecutor and defense lawyer, asks for patience, promising justice instead. Old wounds between Buster and Rance Rivers, Gray Boy’s father, have mostly healed until Buster accuses Gray Boy of Spooner’s murder.

Jim H. Ainsworth is the author of five books from Sunstone Press including Biscuits Across the Brazos, Home Light Burning, Rivers Flow, Rivers Ebb, and Rivers Crossing, the second novel in his Follow the Rivers Trilogy. He knows the area he writes about because he lives there—knows the people because he is one of them.

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RIVERS EBB
A Follow the Rivers Book
By Jim H. Ainsworth

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Jake Rivers, driving his father’s ’58 Chevy pickup with a learners’ permit, hauls his horse across Texas the day after Christmas. When he gets lost in a snowstorm, Will Tom Sunday helps him find his new home. The family’s new Panhandle house and farm seem harsh and desolate to Jake. After spending the worst six months of his life bullied and humiliated at his new school, Jake changes schools and starts to love the Panhandle. But when Jake spends a moonlit night on the sprawling Matador Ranch with the daughter of a local minister, the minister and his family leave the church and the community without notice. Jake, feeling his life changed forever, causes his father to suffer a permanent injury.

Jim Ainsworth spent three of his formative years in the Texas Panhandle. These years had a deep and permanent impact. Jim is the author of Biscuits Across the Brazos and Home Light Burning, as well as Rivers Flow, Rivers Ebb, and Rivers Crossing in his Follow the Rivers Trilogy, all from Sunstone Press. He knows the area he writes about because he lives there—knows the people because he is one of them. Find out more about Jim or contact him at www.jimainsworth.com.

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RIVERS FLOW
A Follow the Rivers Book
By Jim H. Ainsworth

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“Flow is the difference between the way things are and the way they ought to be.” Jake does not understand the meaning of his grandfather Griffin’s words. It is easier to believe that that this thing called flow is not real. Jake is the only member of the Rivers family that has not experienced it, and fears he never will. But on a dusty baseball diamond in the middle of a drought, the flow visits Jake, sending him on a quest to understand more than a young boy can. As events push the family into a downward spiral of economic and emotional disaster, Jake fears that the flow has turned against them. But a woman who has lost an infant child, an evangelical preacher, and a young boy who loves baseball but can’t play the game help Jake discover the secret.

Jim H. Ainsworth is the author of five books from Sunstone Press including Biscuits Across the Brazos, Home Light Burning, Rivers Crossing, Rivers Ebb, and Rivers Flow.

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THE ROMANCE DIET
Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves
By Destiny Allison

National Indie Excellent Award Winner for Women’s Issues

“In her latest book, Destiny Allison has deftly parsed that feminist cliché the personal is the political in a fresh new way. The search for the authentic self is new for every generation and Allison's book is a valuable contribution to that quest for today's women.” —Patricia Murphy, PhD, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Women’s Health Policy Fellow and author of “Making Connections: Women, Work, and Abuse”

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Brave, raw, and unflinchingly honest, this book is a weight loss journey, a love story, a heart beating loudly on the page. Every day we battle against something—injustice, our spouses, our weight. Seldom do we acknowledge the real wars we wage. Repressing feelings and silencing our voices, we suffer under the surface, attributing emotional distress and unwanted pounds to the inescapable effects of hormones or age. But weight gain, anxiety, and marital difficulties aren’t always so easy to explain. In her poignant and touching memoir, Allison doesn’t offer recipes, exercise tips, or advice. Instead, she shows us how to stand up, express what we want, and develop empathy for ourselves and the people we love. In doing so, she provides invaluable insight for those seeking to lose weight, save a marriage, or make a significant life change. Includes a Readers Guide.

Destiny Allison is an award winning artist, author, and businesswoman. When an injury required her to re-envision her life, Allison did what she always does. She applied her explosive creativity and dog-with-a-bone tenacity to new endeavors such as community building efforts and developing an innovative business model that transformed a bankrupt shopping center into a thriving community and commercial center. In 2011 she was named Santa Fe Business Woman of the Year. Her first memoir, Shaping Destiny: A Quest for Meaning in Art and Life won best independent non-fiction/memoir in the 2013 Global Book Awards. Since then, she has published two novels and opened a general store. Allison believes that one’s life is one’s greatest work of art. Unafraid to make mistakes and always passionate, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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RUNS LIKE THE WIND STOPS IN HER TRACKS
Mimbres Children Learn About Trustworthiness
By Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel

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Runs Like The Wind was a young girl who lived in a southwest New Mexico Mimbres pueblo long ago. Her little brother, Sleeps Too Much, fell asleep one day while watching wild turkeys that were important to his pueblo. He dreamed of hearing the ferocious roar of a mountain lion…or was the roar real? He told his cousin Hits With His Fist about hearing the lion’s roar. Strong Bear, the children’s father, knew Sleeps Too Much had a big imagination. He doubted the story his son told about the lion. The village elders began to doubt him as well. Would his sister believe him? This is a story of how Runs Like The Wind learns about trustworthiness, and is the fourth book in a series written to help children learn about good character traits. The children’s adventures are brought to life through the illustrations of everyday life 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. Illustrated.

Twin sisters Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel are dedicated to helping children learn to have respect for the individual and cultural differences of all people. Carilyn is a Behavior Consultant who trains adults in nonviolent crisis intervention. Marilyn teaches archaeology and 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, Talks All Day Has the Courage to Speak, and Hits With His Fist Gives a Helping Hand, were also published by Sunstone Press.


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ISBN: 978-1-63293-099-6
98 pp.,$16.95

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SANTA FE BOHEMIA
The Art Colony, 1964-1980
By Eli Levin

Many Illustrations. Index.

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By the early 1970s, an active bohemian colony had developed in Santa Fe and it became a cultural boom town. The number of art galleries went from two to a hundred. Besides the Santa Fe Opera, there came into being endless festivals: for art, music, literature, theater, movies, fashion, and the crafts of Indians and Spanish Americans. The city’s complex heritage of three interlocked cultures became “Santa Fe Style.”

But the fifteen years between 1964 and 1980 held a special magic. And Eli Levin experienced it all: the fading generation of older artists and the newly arriving younger generation; wild night life at Claude’s Bar; artist’s battles with conservative arts organizations; questionable successes and tragic failure of careers; exemplary examples of lifetime dedication; and a number of suppressed scandals, one even involving possible murders.

Packed with amusing anecdotes about the various artists with whom Levin painted, plotted and partied, this vivid memoir testifies to the exciting rebirth and burgeoning growth of one of this country’s most well known art colonies.

ELI LEVIN, the son of novelist Meyer Levin, is known for his paintings of Santa Fe night life. He has run art galleries, written art reviews and taught art history. He hosts two artist’s gatherings, a drawing group since 1969 and the Santa Fe Etching Club since 1980. Levin studied painting with Raphael Soyer, George Grosz and Robert Beverly Hale, among others, and has Master’s degrees from Wisconsin University and St. John’s College.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-512-6
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SANTA FE LIVING TREASURES, Volume II, 1994-2008
Our Elders, Our Hearts
By Richard McCord with photographs by Steve Northup

Volume II of Santa Fe Living Treasures covers the years 1994-2008 and depicts 96 portraits and profiles of elders who contributed in a myriad different ways to improve the quality of life in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The first program of its kind ever established in America, Santa Fe Living Treasures has since 1984 honored almost 200 remarkable men and women elders, plus a few organizations, whose enormous contributions to the community have made Santa Fe one of the world’s most special places. Volume II, 1994-2008, presents—in words and images—moving, heartwarming, and amazing portraits of what these Treasures have done, and the greatness they have achieved. It’s almost too much to believe—but believe.

"When I was growing up in the 1950s, our elders were called Don and Doña. These were not titles of nobility, but rather titles of respect and admiration. Growing up then, we would consult our elders on matters of the world, life, and our history. Today there are Blackberries and the Internet for information—but for truth and wisdom, only our elders can advise us." --Orlando Romero, author, former director, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

"This book is as beautiful as the people, and the state, that it celebrates. The photographs and the writing bear witness to a great love that all New Mexicans share: for our culture, for our history, and the landscape that cradles us in its arms. These Living Treasures have nurtured that love and are passing it on to the next generation. Profound thanks are due all of them." --John Nichols, author

“Without the recollections of our community elders there is no history." --Ana Pacheco, publisher, La Herencia magazine

“Living Treasures is an important organization that records and documents the lives and experiences of northern New Mexicans who have been active in many facets of community affairs. Living Treasures provides an invaluable service to those of us interested in the lives of these women and men, and preserves important cultural and historical information of New Mexico for future generations." --Tómas Jaehn, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-720-5
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SANTOS
Stories About the Saints of New Mexico with Pictures to Color
By Marie Romero Cash

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This series of line drawings by legendary Santera (saint-maker) Marie Romero Cash, depict many of the popular saints painted by the santeros of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Northern New Mexico. “The saints have always been an integral part of the culture,” Marie says, “so much so that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in New Mexico the art of the religious folk art of the santero became a part of its history. In creating this coloring book, my goal was to not only impart knowledge about the santero culture, but to provide images that could be colored in by children or adults, and could also be used for many other purposes, including embroidery or various decorative arts.”

Each full-page image is suitable for coloring by children at playtime or in a classroom setting. Easy to read information on many popular patron saints is included, as is the feast day of each saint. Teachers will find this coloring book a valuable teaching tool.

There is also an author preface and an article about Marie Romero Cash by well-known journalist, Kay Lockridge.

Born in Santa Fe, Marie Romero Cash has been a Santera (saint-maker) for over thirty years. Her award-winning works are in major museums and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, Africa and The Vatican. She has written several books and magazine articles on the culture and religion of Northern New Mexico and has lectured widely on the subject for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-701-4
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SANTOS OF SPANISH NEW MEXICO
A Coloring Book
By Al Chapman, Compiler and Illustrator

Illustrated, English/Spanish

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The mystery. The rich heritage. The haunting sorrow and mesmerizing beauty captured in the solemn eyes of the saints. Explore the world of the Northern New Mexican Santo in this coloring book unlike any other. Santos of Spanish New Mexico is a perfect introduction for both young and old into the art of carving and painting images of saints that represent the care and love of the community that the Santero (maker of saint images) comes from. The Santero is a self-taught craftsman who utilizes handmade tools, pine, aspen, cedar or cottonwood root to fashion representations, figurines, and objects in honor of the patron deities brought to the New World by their ancestors during the late 16th century. Learn a little about the saints and the various depictions you can recognize anywhere throughout Northern New Mexico. A tradition handed down from generation to generation, the art of making Santos is still very much alive and thriving in this special region of the world. Care has been taken to be faithful to the artistic details of the original works. Like the folk art he has endeavored to reproduce, Al Chapman’s drawings in this book are simple and sincere.

This book is a good companion to What is a New Mexico Santo? by Eluid Levi Martinez and Santos, A Coloring Book of New Mexico Saints by Marie Romero Cash, both from Sunstone Press.

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8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-238-5
32 pp.,$14.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-911-0
32 pp.,$6.99


SEVEN CAROLS, SEVEN GIFTS
Christmas Stories for All Ages
By Drew Bacigalupa

"It would be a mistake to assume that these stories should be read only in December, for their message transcends the seasons." They..."touch the human and divine in all of us." SOUTHWEST BOOKVIEWS

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Collected for the first time, these prize-winning Christmas tales (carols) of Drew Bacigalupa range in time and place from mid-20th century to the new millennium, from remote mountain villages in New Mexico to the sophisticated neighborhoods of Rome, from children in country fields or on city streets to young soldiers at combat areas, to parents and grandparents at home or abroad. Whether in the United States, Mexico, England, France or Italy, the diverse peoples of these brief but luminous stories share the joy--and sometimes apprehension--we’ve all known as winter solstice heralds the approach of Christmas. Uniting all is the theme of renewal, the promise of longer days and return of the sun, and our uniquely individual gifts which brighten The Child in each of us.

The illustrations are from original works by Bacigalupa--his paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures, testament to the artist/writer’s work in many media, his conviction that all the arts are essentially communication. Heavily influenced by Renaissance Man following graduate studies at L’Accademia di Belli Arti in Florence, he frequently refers to the journals and poems of sculptor/painter Michelangelo and the notebooks and dissertations of painter/sculptor/inventor Leonardo as examples of men who employed whatever medium was best suited to communicate differing concepts demanding expression.

Though a resident of Santa Fe since 1954 and one who loves the American Southwest, Drew Bacigalupa is an inveterate traveler whose works have doggedly resisted regionalism. His published books include the World War II novel And Come to Dust, set in Belgium and Germany; Since My Last Confession, a spiritual journey and love story which follows the protagonist throughout the U.S. and across Europe; Journal of an Itinerant Artist, essays which roam the globe and embrace peoples of ethnic diversity. His stories, features and articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and periodicals in this country and--in translation--in Italy. He first gained encouragement as a writer at the age of ten by winning a prize with an adventure story submitted to a writing contest in his hometown’s newspaper The Baltimore Sun.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-368-9
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THE SISTERHOOD
The Inside Story of the Women’s Movement and the Leaders Who Made It Happen
By Marcia Cohen

“The Sisterhood is more than a compelling portrait of the early days of the contemporary women’s movement. It is filled with reminders, some which now seem astonishing, of the barriers that stood between women and equality.” —Jeff Greenfield, CBS News

“Lively…. By filling in the details and telling us all about the players, she gives the story a dramatic coherence that it has rarely achieved before.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

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In this epic drama of personality and politics, passion and ambition, courage and betrayal, Marcia Cohen tells the fascinating inside story of the feminist revolution through the lives of the women who made it—and were sometimes unmade by it. Focusing on Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, and Kate Millett, The Sisterhood is a revealing group portrait of the women whose ideas and actions have so profoundly transformed us all.

This classic account traces the women’s movement from its quiet birth in the 1960s through its startling triumphs in the 1970s and its troubled legacy in the 1980s. Today, everything seems possible for women as they function on an equal plane with men in nearly every walk of life. But the revolution was hard won.

Now the irreverent, entertaining history that reveals all the well-kept secrets of feminism, with a thoughtful new foreword by the author, appears in a special edition that serves as a riveting social history, casting light on an entire era so important for women as well as men.

Marcia Cohen is a journalist/historian, a former editor at Hearst, Gannett, and the New York Daily News, whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine as well as many other national publications. Born in Binghamton, New York, she is an honors graduate of Harvard and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has studied art in Santa Fe and at the Art Students League in New York.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-723-6
486 pp.,$29.95


SOUNDS AND SIGHTS OF TAOS VALLEY
By Helen G. Blumenschein

Helen G. Blumenschein, daughter of artist Ernest L. Blumenschein, and an artist in her own right was a chronicler of her time. In this book, she records and describes Taos, New Mexico as it was in 1972. Long an art colony, Taos had attracted many artists. By 1915 Joseph Henry Sharp, E. Irving Couse, Oscar E. Berninghaus and W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton had moved to Taos and with Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Phillips they formed the Taos Society of Artists. The six founding members were known as the “Taos Six.”

Helen grew up in this environment and recorded her impressions of Taos and the Taos Valley using “sounds” as an opening theme for this book. She then offers a personal glimpse into her world through a brief history of Taos, the archaeology of the area, and many illustrations including including sketches of such luminaries as Joseph Henry Sharp, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Frieda Lawrence, Dorothy Brett, Andrew Dasburg, Frank Waters, and Spud Johnson. In 1962, Helen gave the family’s home and furnishings as a gift to the community of Taos and the Kit Carson Historic Museums (now the Taos Historic Museums). The museum celebrates the lives and art of Ernest L. Blumenschein, Mary Shepherd Greene Blumenschein and Helen. It also commemorates the formation of the Taos Society of Artists and the establishing of Taos as a world-renowned art colony.

Helen Blumenschein’s work was exhibited extensively during her lifetime, with shows in many esteemed institutions, including the New York World’s Fair, the National Academy of Design, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Carnegie Institute, and the Paris Salon. To this day, Helen’s works can be seen in the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum Association, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Newark Public Library, and the Carnegie Institute.

Includes bibliography and map of the Taos Valley and vicinity.


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8 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-913270-04-2
68 pp.,$18.95


SPANISH COLONIAL LIVES
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774
By Linda Tigges, Editor

A Companion in Part to "The Spanish Archives of New Mexico" by Ralph Emerson Twitchell

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On their return to New Mexico from El Paso after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, the New Mexican settlers were confronted with continuous raids by hostile Indian tribes, disease and an inhospitable landscape. In spite of this, in the early and mid-eighteenth century, the New Mexicans went about their daily lives as best they could, as shown in original documents from the time. The documents show them making deals, traveling around the countryside and to and from El Paso and Mexico City, complaining about and arguing with each other, holding festivals, and making plans for the future of their children. It also shows them interacting with the presidio soldiers, the Franciscan friars and Inquisition officials, El Paso and Chihuahua merchants, the occasional Frenchman, and their Pueblo Indian allies. Because many of the documents include oral testimony, we are able to read what they had to say, sometimes angry, asking for help, or giving excuses for their behavior, as written down by a scribe at the time. This book includes fifty-four original handwritten documents from the early and mid-eighteenth century. Most of the original documents are located in the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, although some are from the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. They were selected for their description of Spanish Colonial life, of interest to the many descendants of the characters that appear in them, and because they tell a good story. A translation and transcription of each document is included as well as a synopsis, background notes, and biographical notes. They can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, summarizing the documents of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, now available in new editions from Sunstone Press.

LINDA TIGGES, PhD, is a retired land planner. While working in the City of Santa Fe in the 1980s and 1990s, she assisted in drafting and staffing the City’s Archaeological Review ordinance, prepared and worked on State Historic Preservation grants and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. Written material includes archival research on historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for the New Mexico Historical Review and the New Mexico Genealogical Society Journal. Her special interest is early and mid-eighteenth century Spanish Colonial documents. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Iowa State University and the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Administration from Iowa State University.

J. RICHARD SALAZAR retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempt to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years.


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ISBN: 978-0-86534-970-4
694 pp.,$65.00

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-971-1
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SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did.

The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander.

Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents transcribed and translated in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

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SPANISH COLONIAL WOMEN AND THE LAW: COMPLAINTS, LAWSUITS, AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (ENGLISH EDITION)
Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1697–1749
By Linda Tigges, Editor and J. Richard Salazar, Translator

Selected as Best Southwest History Book of 2017 by the New Mexico State Library.

“This is an important work from Linda Tigges and Richard Salazar dealing with early eighteenth century women and the law. However their court cases were decided, these Spanish Colonial women were successful in the legacy they left for future generations. If you are a twelfth generation New Mexican or a newcomer, you will find this work priceless.” —Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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Women in early 18th century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges under Spanish law that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late 19th and early 20th century. Women were considered separate entities under the law and valuable members of Spanish society. As such, they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did. The documents in this book show that Spanish Colonial women were aware of their rights and took advantage of them to assert themselves in the struggling communities of the New Mexican frontier. In the documents, the women are shown making complaints of theft, physical and verbal abuse by their husbands or other women, and of non-payment of dowries or other inheritance. Other documents are included showing men accusing women of misrepresenting property ownership and dowry payments and of adultery and slander. Spain was a legalistic society and both women and men used the courts to settle even minor matters. Because the court proceedings were written down by a scribe and stored in the archives, many documents still exist. From these, thirty-one have been selected allowing us to hear the words of some outspoken Spanish women and the sometimes angry men, speaking their minds in court about their spouses, lovers of their spouses, children, and relatives, as well as their land, livestock and expected inheritance. The documents translated into English in this book are a small number of the existing documents held in Santa Fe at the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, at the Bancroft Library at University of California, the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, and elsewhere. A synopsis, editor’s notes, maps, and biographical notes are provided. The material can be considered a companion, in part, to Ralph Emerson Twitchell’s 1914 two volumes, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, available in new editions from Sunstone Press. Sunstone Press has also published a Spanish/English edition in both hardcover and softcover.

Linda Tigges, PhD, is a retired land planner. In the 1980s and 1990s, she worked with the City of Santa Fe’s Archaeological Review Committee and the Historic Design Review Board and prepared City publications on architectural history and Spanish Colonial Santa Fe. She is a New Mexico certified historian with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. She is also the editor of Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1705–1774. Written material includes archival research on Santa Fe historic properties, published work on the Santa Fe presidio in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, An Anthology Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610, from Sunstone Press, as well as articles for various journals and publications.

J. Richard Salazar retired from the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in 1996 as Director of the Archival Services Division of that agency. Since that time he has been conducting historical research for the various acequia associations of northern New Mexico in their attempts to determine their acequia priority dates. He has worked with New Mexico’s archival documents, including the land grant records, for over forty years. He was the transcriber and translator for Spanish Colonial Lives, Documents from the Spanish Colonial Archives of New Mexico, 1704–1774. He was born and brought up in northern New Mexico.

Website: http://lindatigges.com

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STORIES FROM HISPANO NEW MEXICO
A New Mexico Federal Writers' Project Book
By Ann Lacy and Anne Valley-Fox, compilers and editors

Stories by Hispanic writers in New Mexico between 1936 and 1940 as part of the Federal Writers’ Project in New Mexico.

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The story of Spanish settlement in New Mexico begins with Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s expedition into the territory in 1540–1542. The conquistadors were seeking new lands, gold, and converts to Christianity. In 1598, Juan de Oñate’s expedition of soldiers, settlers and indigenous Mexicans arrived, charged by the Crown to colonize the northern frontier of New Spain. Far from Mexico and the seat of Spanish government, in a land of extremes already inhabited by the First Americans, these settlers proved their tenacity. Farmers, shepherds and townspeople, they lived off the land: they built houses and churches, constructed irrigation ditches, raised crops, wove cloth and hunted for food in an often hostile land. They borrowed, bartered and intermarried with their Pueblo neighbors and weathered an occasional uprising; they battled with Comanche, Apache, and Navajo for control of land and resources. When the American army arrived, they chose sides and paid the consequences.

Between 1936 and 1940, field workers in the New Deal Works Project Administration’s Federal Writers’ Project (WPA) recorded authentic accounts of life in the early days of New Mexico. Happily for us, Hispano settlers were avid storytellers and gave the field writers detailed descriptions of village life, battles with Indians, encounters with Billy the Kid, witchcraft, marriages, festivals and floods. The result is a rich and uniquely regional literature.

Stories from Hispano New Mexico is the fourth volume in the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. The first three titles in the series are Outlaws & Desperados, Frontier Stories and Lost Treasures & Old Mines, all from Sunstone Press.

Ann Lacy, an artist and researcher/writer, has lived in New Mexico since 1979. She has worked for Project Crossroads, a not-for-profit educational resource group, in projects related to New Mexico history and culture. Participating in preserving open space and preservation efforts, she received a City of Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award in 2000.

Anne Valley-Fox is co-editor of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project Book series. She is a poet and writer who has worked for two decades as a writer/researcher for Project Crossroads. Her fourth collection of poetry is How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).

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STORIES FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
People Living on the Margins of Modern Day Society
By Kay Matthews

Stories of people who live largely on the economic margins of middle class society, in the midst of cultural transformations that changed the world as we knew it, and in the day to day grind of making do.

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Hank Williams’ song “A Picture From Life’s Other Side” talks about the “gallery of pictures” that stands opposite those of “love and of passion...and of youth and of beauty”: the gambler who’s lost all his money; the old mother home alone, waiting; the heartbroken mother and child. This book extends that gallery to include the stories of those who live largely on the margins of modern day society, be it physically, culturally, or economically. Some of them choose to live there, others live there by default. While they experience the same range of desires and emotions as everyone else in this world, maybe theirs are a little closer to the bone. There’s some mourning of what’s been lost, some soul searching about what to want, but a lot of acceptance of what there is. Kay Matthews is the chronicler, maybe a little bit of an interpreter, but definitely not the judge.

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


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TALKS ALL DAY HAS THE COURAGE TO SPEAK
Mimbres Children Learn Citizenship
By Carilyn Rae Alarid and Marilyn Fae Markel

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This exciting story introduces the use of the Native American "talking stick" and the "lightening stick" through the unique, black and white painted pottery images used by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico.

The story centers on five Mimbres children who empower themselves to become active, contributing citizens of their village. Their life experiences teach them courage, empathy, tolerance and determination on their journey toward adulthood. The children are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of everyday activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago.

This book, focusing on the theme of citizenship, is the second in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits. Teachers, librarians 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 the individual and cultural differences of all people. With a Master’s degree in Special Education and pursuing a Master’s degree in History respectively, Carilyn synthesizes classroom instruction to emphasize the importance of character development and Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve our archaeological treasures. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present. Their first book in the “talking stick” series, Old Grandfather Teaches a Lesson, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A COMFORTABLE BRA
By Sara Jane Coffman

If you are reading this, you are either:
A) a woman,
B) trying to understand a woman, or,
C) thinking of becoming a woman.

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No matter where you find yourself in life, this book will help you. Sara Jane Coffman asks the Big Questions, like, “If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t I find a comfortable bra?” and “Is my new boyfriend’s ex-wife really going to kill me, or is she just bluffing?”

Sara Jane Coffman can dish the dirt or fry it up on a pan, she can turn the simple purchase of a new writing chair into an entire room renovation, and she can tolerate almost any flaw in a man if he has tenure and benefits. Mostly, though, Sara Jane Coffman can make you laugh.

Sara Jane is a gifted observer and master storyteller. If you liked The Misadventures of a Single Woman, you’ll love There’s No Such Thing as a Comfortable Bra. Sara Jane’s misadventures will feel like your own...or make you feel better about your own.

Sara Jane (Sally) Coffman is a freelance writer, a newspaper humor columnist, and the author of The Misadventures of a Single Woman, also from Sunstone Press. She lives in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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TOUCHED BY A THOUGHT
By Brian G. O'Rourke

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Since the release of the author’s first book, Questions, A Journal for Exploration of Oneness, Brian continues his pursuit of understanding life's spiritual journey. Within the bond of family and friends, the author finds the need to express and acknowledge the feelings of peacefulness, the struggle of society’s structure, the joy of togetherness, the pain of prejudice and the love of life’s uniqueness.

In Touched By A Thought, the author offers a new collection of personal thoughts, created with the guidance of God and presented to you with the hope that you will be touched in a meaningful way. May your thoughts bring you enlightenment, happiness and an acceptance of the beauty of your spiritual journey. In all that is good or perceived to be not so good, there is always our ability to create, to choose our next step, to grasp our next lesson whether with enthusiasm or reluctance. In the silence of life listen to your heart, to your soul and to your God. God's voice can be heard expressed in all that we do, in all that we wonder about and in all that we choose to happen throughout this endeavor known as human life. Appreciate the expression of your lives with the creativeness found throughout your eternal journey.

The experiences in this life's journey for the author, Brian G. O'Rourke, have included two countries, twelve different schools, thirty plus residences and countless "incredible creations" he calls family, friends, and those who have touched and enriched his life, some for only the briefest moment. Brian is a product of determination, a desire for self-taught continuing education and the inward flame that life is beautiful, wonderful, playful and must be shared with all of God's people. Brian has spent years earning a living, while like many, searching and challenging the questions of life and meaning.

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TRAVELING THE EXOTIC
Distinctive Experiences in Twelve Unique Countries
By Glenn W. Ferguson

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Culture, politics, education, religion, flora, fauna, and vivid descriptions of many exotic landscapes are explored with a large dash of humor as the author takes us along for a fascinating tour of twelve countries that have been a vital part of his life and career.

Starting in India in 1984 with the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the author ignores the usual “tour” theme and concentrates on people and events that provide substantive meaning and a place in history. In the Sudan, the Sharia legal system comes alive in a Moslem country. We have a front row seat as the author describes fundamental changes in Kenya where he served as American Ambassador. In Niger, he joined his wife, Patti, where she was assigned as an arts and crafts consultant at the National Museum. As a consultant to the Executive Service Corps, Mr. Ferguson prepared a definitive plan to launch a new university in Uruguay. In China, as a member of the first accredited bird-watching excursion, he watched the throbbing culture of the rural areas. He enjoyed the flora and fauna in the rain forests of Costa Rica, the mountains and coasts of the South Island in New Zealand, and the rare Orangutans in the independent country of Sabah in northern Borneo. In a short visit to Hungary, as the former President of Radio Free Europe--Radio Liberty, he experienced the impact of lifting the Iron Curtain.

After a gap of forty years, he author absorbs the remarkable changes in Bangkok, Thailand where he directed the exciting Peace Corps program. In the last chapter, he brings to life the snow capped Himalaya Mountains and the beautiful valleys of culturally exciting Bhutan.

Come along. You’ll enjoy the trip and acquire an enhanced understanding of the complex world in which we live and enjoy a few laughs along the way.

GLENN FERGUSON served as President of four universities (Long Island, Clark, Connecticut, and the American University of Paris); Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and President and founder of Equity for Africa. He was an Associate Director of the Peace Corps in Washington, and the first Director in Thailand. He was also the first Director of Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA); American Ambassador to Kenya (Arthur Flemming Award); and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. As an Air Force Psychological Warfare Officer, he served in Korea and the Philippines. Since his retirement, Ambassador Ferguson, and his wife Patti, have resided in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he has written five books relating to travel, religion, essays, aphorisms and sports. He received two degrees from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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THE TWO-EDGED SWORD
A Study of the Paranoid Personality in Action
By William H. Hampton, M.D. and Virginia Schroeder Burnham

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What did Indira Gandhi, Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill have in common? The answer: paranoia. Oh, too bad, you say. But is paranoia all that bad? Not at all, if it is under control, say our authors. Paranoia is a much misunderstood word and a characteristic we all share. It actually is a valuable and necessary part of our personality--part of the drive toward self-preservation. Paranoid thinking galvanizes, stimulates and fuels our competitive natures and gives all of us, as well as our leaders, motivation and guidance. Since we all have paranoia, we need to know exactly what it is and what it does to us and those around us. But too much or too little affects you adversely. Just read about some of the case studies! The authors hope you will use this book to develop your self knowledge and self control. Then you will be in tune with yourself.

Dr. William H. Hampton 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 then entered private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut and assumed the directorship of the Greenwich Hospital’s Psychiatric Clinic. He has participated in the Association for Alcohol and Addictions, the International Geriatric Society and many other profession associations relating to mental health.

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 served for many years of the board of Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital. Her extensive volunteer activities culminated in her being knighted a Dame of Malta.

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UNCOVERING THE SOURCES OF LOVE AND HATE
A Theory of Human Behavior
By Colter Rule, M.D.

HUMAN BEHAVIOR AT ITS SIMPLEST

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Theories of human behavior have been made unnecessarily complex and confusing. Dr. Rule believes that just as most people know enough to keep their body healthy and functioning, so we should know enough about human behavior to relate productively and joyously to other humans. This challenging and provocative book offers a simple, easily understood explanation of human behavior as well as a delightful reading experience. Professional and non-professional alike will appreciate the clarity and scholarship of this useful work.

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WE ARE HOPE
Women Living Beyond the Violence of Ciudad Juárez
By Emma G. Bailey, PhD

“In the midst of relentlessly 'dark' news about the city of Juarez, this book provides an essential contrast. Here are the women and children of Centro Mujeres Tonantzin. They remind us that Juarez is a human place where women work to build a city within a city—a place transformed by compassion, empowerment, social justice and environmental stewardship; we learn so much from these remarkable women.” --Valerie Martinez, author of And They Called It Horizon, Lines and Circles and Each and Her.

"The simple act of claiming a neighborhood arroyo becomes a sacrament of purification and an instrument of peace in Juarez, the most violent city on earth. Dr. Bailey describes the incredible women of Colonia Plutarco, victims of abuse and violence. She writes of their sense of dignity and strength in building a community." --Bonnie Buckley Maldanado, Professor Emeritus, Western New Mexico University, award winning poet, Poet Laureate, Silver City, New Mexico.

"These magnificent photos capture everything that is beautiful, tragic and just plain wonderful about the women at Centro Mujeres Tonantzin. Edwards beckons us into this other, lesser known Juárez, and the photos capture the joy and dignity of taking control of your life, whether it's growing your own food, caring for your family or nurturing your space." --JJ Wilson, writer-in-residence, Western New Mexico University.

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Violence. Drugs. Murder. Poverty. These words flash across headlines to describe the U.S. Mexico border city of Juarez. Left out of the evening news is the lives of the ordinary people who live in the city—those who live amidst the violence, the drugs, the murder, the poverty. We Are Hope is the story of a small group of women living in Juarez who have intentionally come together to empower themselves so they can not only face their reality, but change it. Told with poignant and emotional photographs, this book invites the reader into the lives of these women. Through the women's words and poetry, we see how despair melts away into action as the women fight for a future filled with dignity and peace. Photographs by Alicia K. Edwards. Translated into Spanish by Sor Aurora Isabel Ramírez.

Emma G. Bailey, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at Western New Mexico University, and is past-president of the Association for Humanist Sociology—a national sociological association that seeks to use sociology for people, as well as the larger needs of the planet. She is also an Associate Editor for the journal Humanity and Society. Emma’s scholarly research focuses on women's lives and how they seek change.

Alicia K. Edwards has been an award-winning professional photographer for over 30 years. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows in Colorado, New Mexico and Minnesota.

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WESTERN ANIMAL HEROES
An Anthology of Stories by Ernest Thompson Seton
By Stephen Zimmer, Editor

CLASSIC STORIES FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE NATURAL WORLD

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Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton created a new literary form when he began writing stories about his adventures with wild animals in the 1890s. His first stories were compiled in the book, Wild Animals I Have Known, that became popular throughout the United States and Canada. The stories are spellbinding chronicles of wild animal courage, intelligence, and endurance as they valiantly attempt to escape the traps, poisons, guns, and lariats of their human pursuers.

Seton was renown for his scientific studies of American wildlife. His stories about wild animals, however, were a mix of fact and fiction that heightened the drama of each animal’s life or death struggle.

During the 1890s Seton traveled to the American West and from his experiences wrote the thrilling tales contained in this collection. The exploits of Lobo (wolf), The Pacing Mustang, Tito (coyote), Monarch (grizzly), Coaly-Bay (horse), Johnny Bear, and Badlands Billy (wolf) are presented in their entirety along with many of Seton’s drawings.

Stephen Zimmer was Director of the Seton Memorial Library at Philmont Scout Ranch at Cimarron, New Mexico for twenty years. For this collection he contributed a biographical introduction of Ernest Thompson Seton and the historical background for each story.

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WHEN HUSBANDS DIE
Women Share Their Stories
By Shirley Reeser McNally

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What happens to wives when husbands die? The quick answer is widowhood. The deeper truth is they are forced into a life change that has serious ramifications for themselves, their families, their friends and their futures. Are poems and songs written about widow-heroes, does literature extol their strength and courage, their independence gained, their new lives discovered? Hardly. But women have important stories to tell about this time in their lives when they come face to face with one of the most common and devastating life experiences for women everywhere. Seventy-nine story tellers have joined together to tell about the tragic time that begins when, in an instant, the husband dies, the man, the lover, the companion, the mate is gone--and so is the marriage!

SHIRLEY REESER McNALLY, the originator of this project, is a graduate of Smith College as are Barbara Harrison Mulhern, Mary Witt Wydman and the majority of women whose stories are told in this book. Because Smith is a liberal arts college for women, it seemed logical to McNally that the alumnae of Smith would be a source and an audience for a study of widows. It has turned out to be so. “The work,” she says, “has been arduous, fascinating and redemptive.” The result is intended for current widows who can learn how others are handling the difficult situation forced upon them, and for women still married who, with their spouses, must plan for what well might occur in their futures.

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WHEN OLD TRAILS WERE NEW
The Story of Taos, New Mexico
By Blanche Chloe Grant

Facsimile of Original 1934 Edition with a New Foreword by Marcia Muth

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This story of Taos, New Mexico covers some four centuries of history. It is the story of a village that never gave up despite periods of drought, violence from unfriendly Indians and other hazards of frontier life. At one time, Taos was even the site of a short-lived but bloody rebellion against the United States government. Grant tells this and other fascinating true stories of a settlement that was home to trappers and explorers and later to artists and writers. Among its famous and best-known citizens was the mountain man, Kit Carson.

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 and this brought dramatic changes for her. She first took on the job of editor of the “Taos Valley News” and began her years of research into the history of Taos and the Southwest. This led then to a series of books, many of which were about Taos and the people who lived there. Her art also changed and she painted Native American and Western subjects. Although an active participant in the Taos art scene, she continued to show paintings in New York. Gradually her main interests turned to her writing. Her books included Doña Lona, When Old Trails Were New, Taos Indians and she edited a biography of Kit Carson based on his notes, Kit Carson’s Own Story of His Life, all available again from Sunstone Press.

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WHEN PHILOSOPHERS WERE KINGS
A Historical Novel
By Steven M. Best

"In a story based on author Steven Best's own family history, we see the bodies, minds and souls of a remarkable family tested in the crucible of battle. The results are unforgettable and thought-provoking." TRUE WEST Magazine

"...a compelling story that has been extensively researched by the author over a period of almost eight years...." DALLAS MORNING NEWS

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As the Confederacy celebrates its victory over Fort Sumter, Socrates Best and his wife, Ellen, are living in Northeast Texas where Socrates has been teaching school for five years. Educated in the philosophy of Plato and the religion of Knox, Socrates hopes to ignore the war and continue developing ruler guardians who will help make Texas great. But two former students, Buck Malneck and Billy Morse, seize this chance to put their former teacher to the test. Join the conflict or hang--those are their demands.

Meanwhile, a thousand miles to the north stands Socrates' cousin Swift. Raised with Plato's Republican philosophies, but steeped in the passionate abolitionism of the Northern Methodists, Swift leaves law school to be part of the Second Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Portage City explodes with joy as they send Swift's company off to war, but all the well wishing in the world could never prepare Swift for what awaits him at Bull Run.

Amidst the revelry, Socrates' youngest brother, Ed, watches with bated breath. This crowd will one day cheer him, he decides, and everyone will know that he is finally a man. Fighting with the Army of the Cumberland across the Southeast, he will learn there is a far greater challenge in life then being a man--staying alive.

This novel is based on the true story of a Wisconsin family caught up in the American Civil War, but it is also the story of the multidimensional human soul--spiritual, philosophical, and physical--and how it is affected by war. It is the story of man's ability to love, endure, survive, and find a meaningful purpose for life in a world turned upside down with hate.

STEVEN M. BEST is a former military intelligence analyst, and retired chiropractor. After being given an extensive letter written by his great grandmother detailing the family's experiences during the war, Best spent seven and a half years researching and writing his family story. He has visited every village and battlefield presented in this novel from Big Spring and Portage, Wisconsin, in the North, to Dangerfield, Texas, in the South; and from Perryville, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) and Devil's Backbone in the West; to Perryville, Kentucky and Chickamauga at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in the East.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-362-7
384 pp.,$28.95


WHITE SHELL WATER PLACE
An Anthology of Native American Reflections on the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe
By F. Richard Sanchez, Editor

An Anthology of Native Americans offering scholarly dialogue, personal points of view, opinions, and stories regarding the pre and post–historical and cultural foundations of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the occasion of Santa Fe’s 400th Anniversary. Includes Study Guide.

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This anthology, a companion to the Santa Fe 400th Anniverary Commemoration publication, All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, affords Native American authors the opportunity to unreservedly express their ideas, opinions and perspectives on the historical and cultural aspects of Santa Fe using their own voice and preferred writing styles that are not necessarily in accord with western academic and writing conventions.

One cannot truly contemplate the history and culture of Santa Fe without the voices of the Native Americans--the original inhabitants of Po’oge, “White Shell Water Place”. Indeed, much of Santa Fe’s story is conveyed from a western colonial perspective, which, until fairly recently, has predominantly relegated Native Americans to the fringes. However, over the last thirty years colonial narratives regarding Native American history and culture have been, and continue to be, disputed and amended as the pursuit of academic, intellectual and cultural self determination gains momentum in respective Native American tribal and academic communities. The Santa Fe 400th Commemoration has created an opportunity for the Native American voice to be heard.

This anthology is a ceremony of Native voices, a gathering of Native people offering scholarly dialogue, personal points of view, opinions, and stories regarding the pre and post–historical and cultural foundations of Santa Fe.

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Hardcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-786-1
188 pp.,$35.00

Softcover:
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-787-8
188 pp.,$22.00

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-083-4
188 pp.,$17.99


WHY WE THE PEOPLE MUST VOTE
A Call to Action
By Vincent H. Wilcox

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"Why We the People Must Vote" brings into focus events that are affecting all of us in America. “We the People” need to face the fact that it's time to take charge and bring about improved change, as we become involved in the political process. We do this by registering and voting, while becoming informed about the candidates and their positions on important issues. We then vote for the best person and not the party per se.

The vote is power! It takes qualified voters to bring about meaningful change, while holding those elected accountable.

It is our right to demand that those representing us support us with responsible legislative action, while keeping our leaders in check. This book tells us how.

VINCENT H. WILCOX is a retired music, history, science and math teacher with a BA and MA degree. He was very active in educational politics at the local and state level in California during the 1960s and 1970s. As a member of a rapidly disappearing generation, he wants to bridge the gap by focusing on the humanitarian achievements of the last century so that the newer generations can understand the need and urgency for a renewed stewardship whereby Social Security, Medicare and education are revitalized and secure for the generations to come so that we have a government that is truly "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-447-1
137 pp.,$18.95


WILD PLUM AT NIGHT
A Novel of Betrayal
By Jamie Wheelas

"Wheelas' plot has been done in books and films before, but without the gay twist he gives it. Handsome, bright, good, sensitive Martine dePaul grows up in one of America's wealthiest families. His demanding father never praises him and wants him to go into the family business. His mother tries to provide the love missing in his life. Although popular and successful at a posh eastern school, his only solace comes from attending mass each day. Instead of going into the family business, he becomes a priest and asks for a parish in a poverty-stricken New Mexico community. And there he breaks his vow of celibacy with the 19-year-old son of the richest ranch family around--a hedonist who is the foil to Martine's Christ-like character. Although its tone is almost as arty as its plot is familiar, this gay version of 'The Thorn Birds' is redeemed by setting Martine's struggle-with-self against New Mexico's natural beauty and its poor people's struggle for survival." (BOOKLIST)

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Martine DePaul, a brilliant young priest, turns his back on a powerful and wealthy family’s privileged world to become parish priest of an impoverished Indian pueblo church near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Caught in a relationship with a young male hedonist, the devoted but naïve cleric is seduced into breaking his vow of celibacy. Devastated, Martine feels he must leave the priesthood. Into this struggle, played out against the timeless beauty of one of America’s oldest cities, steps a benevolent archbishop who offers a solution to Martine’s agony.

The author has spent most of his life in New Mexico. He was educated in France and has pursued careers in both literature and history.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-049-7
128 pp.,$18.95

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ISBN: 978-1-61139-954-7
128 pp.,$4.99


THE WIND IN THE TREES
The Story of a New Mexico Family
By David McNeese

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There were many important families that established New Mexico and created the multi-cultural community that it is today. One of these, the Barker family, made significant contributions to the state in environmental, political, as well as literary areas. Elliott Barker is well known for his Forest Service and Game Department records as well as the stories of his exploits in the woods and mountains of the Pecos Wilderness. S. Omar Barker was widely acclaimed for his poetry and stories of the West. Charles Barker, a state legislator and mayor of Santa Fe, was the author of many of the early royalty and lease agreements between the State of New Mexico and the oil and gas industry. Grace Wilson, the youngest girl in the Barker family, made significant contributions as Superintendent of the Kirtland Central School District where a school is named after her. There is, however, a forgotten Barker, David Marion.

David Marion Barker was the first of the Barkers to be born and raised in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. In 1917, when it was time to register for the draft for The Great War, he was asked this question: “Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds).” He answered: “None Whatsoever.” What followed was a series of letters home from France one of which states, “I was unlucky enough to get a sniff of ‘Jerry’s’ gas.” Marion died in 1928 from lingering effects of that sniff. At the time of his death he was the Attorney for Farmington and, according to some, was being groomed to run for governor. What follows is years of uncertainty for his remaining family, but the mountains of Northern New Mexico provide a reprieve for his orphaned daughter Dorothy Alice.

David McNeese is the grandson and namesake of David Marion Barker. Like Marion, David was born and raised in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. From the time of his birth until he was 16, every summer was spent in the Pecos Mountains, returning to his home in Los Alamos the day before school started in the fall. Without a maternal grandfather, David spent a good deal of his time with the remaining members of the Barker and Arnold families, in particular Elliott and Ethel, their children Roy and his family, and Dorothy Lois and her family. These events were friendly, lively, and enjoyable affairs that brought out many of the stories of the families that made up David’s New Mexico ancestry. The crowning event of these relationships was when David and his father Wilbur McNeese participated in Elliott and Roy’s last deer and elk hunts in the late 1960s.

David is a Network Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has lived in Northern New Mexico all his life, with Santa Fe being his residence for the last ten years. In addition to his job in Los Alamos, David travels around the country teaching classes on various topics related to computer networks.

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-738-0
190 pp.,$22.95


WINTER IN TAOS
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Voted one of the 100 Best New Mexico Books.

New Foreword by Lynn Cline.

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Winter in Taos starkly contrasts Luhan’s memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust’s Remembrances of Things Past. They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs, and ultimately a feeling of “being nobody in myself,” despite years of psychoanalysis and a luxurious lifestyle on two continents among the leading literary, art and intellectual personalities of the day.

Winter in Taos unfolds in an entirely different pattern, uncluttered with noteworthy names and ornate details. With no chapters dividing the narrative, Luhan describes her simple life in Taos, New Mexico, this “new world” she called it, from season to season, following a thread that spools out from her consciousness as if she’s recording her thoughts in a journal. “My pleasure is in being very still and sensing things,” she writes, sharing that pleasure with the reader by describing the joys of adobe rooms warmed in winter by aromatic cedar fires; fragrant in spring with flowers; and scented with homegrown fruits and vegetables being preserved and pickled in summer.

Having wandered the world, Luhan found her home at last in Taos. Winter in Taos celebrates the spiritual connection she established with the “deep living earth” as well as the bonds she forged with Tony Luhan, her “mountain.” This moving tribute to a land and the people who eked a life from it reminds readers that in northern New Mexico, where the seasons can be harshly beautiful, one can bathe in the sunshine until “‘untied are the knots in the heart,’ for there is nothing like the sun for smoothing out all difficulties.”

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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ISBN: 978-1-63293-194-8
292 pp.,$29.95

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ISBN: 978-0-86534-593-5
292 pp.,$26.95


YARDARM AND COCKPIT
By David D. Allyn

“This book is about a man living his passion and dreams. Dave Allyn combines flying and sailing adventures from an early age to the present. As a former airline first office, while reading this book I could feel, smell, and see those round engines as they propelled military and civilian airplanes of long ago. Yet Allyn’s experiences can also be enjoyed by readers who only dream of such things. And for those who always wanted to sail around the world here is a year of doing just that. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what it is like to fulfill one’s dreams.” —William J. Harris, Captain (Retired) US Airways

“Dave Allyn has courageously taken the time to do what so many of us often wish we could accomplish: recap our life experiences with candor and humor. The difference is that Dave has the credentials to back it up. Such a treat to get to know Dave through his experiences owning and flying airplanes that most of us only dream about throughout aviation’s golden age.” —Geoffrey VeneKlasen, Airline transport/corporate pilot and federal pilot examiner

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David D. Allyn has led a life that others can only dream about. Adventurer, traveler, sailor, aviator, explorer, and big-hearted bon vivant, Dave came of age while sailing around the world on the last voyage of the tall Brigantine Yankee with all the accompanying tales of drudgery and heat punctuated by terrifying gales, tension amongst the crew members, and a too-close encounter with a one-thousand-pound bull shark. Then there was the time he survived emergency surgery on the ship’s kitchen table.

An adrenaline junky, Dave also flew planes back in the days when you needed a helmet and goggles to do it. Aviators and historians will delight in his vivid accounts of flying vintage aircraft—139 different types in all, as well as his stories of collecting a large fleet of famous old aircraft and establishing a fixed base operation—it’s still there: Dolphin Aviation in Sarasota, Florida—and a museum.

These stories aren’t just about boats and aircraft, however, they’re also about people and pristine landscapes. You’ll visit Tahiti, Bimini, and the Galapagos before tourists got there. You’ll meet cowboys, mechanics, skydivers, artists, deep-sea divers with a death wish, crazy drunks, and a host of other characters who knew how to live life large.

A life-affirming, swaggering book, Yardarm and Cockpit is one wild ride without a seat belt.

David D. Allyn, an avid aviator, sailor, diver, and adventurer, took his first flying lesson at age five, his first dive at thirteen, and turned twenty-one on Roratonga, while sailing headlong through the South Pacific on the Brigantine Yankee's last complete voyage around the world. Originally from San Francisco, David now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Hardcover:
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ISBN: 978-0-86534-924-7
410 pp.,$49.95

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7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-86534-923-0
410 pp.,$39.95


 
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