New History Book from Ana Pacheco
Local author and historian Ana Pacheco will bring her new book Pueblos of New Mexico to the store on Sunday, September 30th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: As early as 1851, photographers journeyed along the arduous Santa Fe Trail on horseback and in covered wagons on a quest to capture the magnificent vistas on film. In the ever-changing light of New Mexico's landscape, they photographed the faces of the Pueblo People and helped to document their ancient, unimaginable world. They became witness to millennia of history. New Mexico's first inhabitants are believed to have descended from the Anasazi, the largely nomadic group that settled along the Colorado Plateau around 200 AD. Most likely, drought conditions brought the population centers of the Anasazi villages located in the Four Corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico to settle along the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico and the Mogollon Rim of Arizona in 1300 AD.
Ana Pacheco is a historian, author, editor and pubsliher. She has family ties to New Mexico reaching back to 1694, has written several books and articles on Hispanic and New Mexican history, and earned many awards for her efforts, such as the Governor's Award in 2004. She was the founding publisher and editor of La Herencia and served on the board of directors for the National Hispanic Cultural Center for seven years. She lives in Santa Fe.
New History Book from Joseph T. Page II
Local author Joseph T. Page II will bring his new history book Kirtland Air Force Base to the store on Sunday, October 7th at 3:00pm,
From the publisher: In late 1939, the US Army leased from the City of Albuquerque 2,000 acres adjacent to the municipal airport to house a small Air Corps detachment servicing transient Army and Navy aircraft. From these humble beginnings, construction began on Albuquerque Army Air Base on January 7, 1941. Starting as a B-17 training base in the months prior to World War II, the airfield would contain a bombardier school, glider replacement center, and four-engine transition school. On February 25, 1942, at the special request of Gen. Henry Arnold, Albuquerque Army Air Base was renamed after Col. Roy C. Kirtland, one of the early Army aviation pioneers. Today, the base's presence is significant to Albuquerque's economic and social life, as well as housing several of the nation's most important defense research and development organizations.
Joseph T. Page II is a longtime resident of New Mexico, an amateur space historian, and a former Air Force space and missile officer. He’s written several books on space and military history in New Mexico with Arcadia Publishing.
New Short Story Collection from Nasario Garcia
Local author Nasario Garcia will bring his new short story collection No More Bingo, Compadre! to the store on Saturday, October 13th at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: It takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has every one: from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals. Noted author Nasario García introduces us to some of these people and the challenges they face. The title character, Adelfa, flirts with the glamour of casinos and finds herself addicted to gambling. Sam “Spam” Austin, an inmate serving a long sentence for murder, is paroled, attends medical school, and becomes a doctor. The affable grandfather in “Yo Quiero Hacer un Lie ’Way,” a hardworking and honorable rancher, stuns the proprietor of a mortuary with his request to put a coffin on layaway.
Nasario García grew up in New Mexico and has published numerous books about Hispanic folklore and the oral history of northern New Mexico, including Hoe, Heaven, and Hell and Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket. He has lectured in many countries and has a long career in academics. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
New Scary Tales from Ray John de Aragón
Local author Ray John de Aragón will bring his new book Haunted Santa Fe to the store on Sunday, October 21st at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: Santa Fe boasts an incredibly rich multicultural history, and the gorgeous Pueblo architecture conceals a chilling past. Indian spirits haunt the city and the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. La Llorona, the Wailing Woman, cries along the banks of the Santa Fe River. The unnerving ghost of Julia Staab wanders endlessly through the hallways of the La Posada Hotel. And strange noises and unexplained movements stir in the PERA Building basement. Join local historian and author Ray John de Aragón for a frightening journey into the unknown and the forbidden world of phantasms and the beyond.
Traveling storyteller Ray John de Aragón has thrilled audiences with his frightening and enthralling tales of ghosts and the supernatural. He earned advanced degrees in Spanish colonial history, arts, legends, and myths of New Mexico, and has lectured at many places, including the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Museum of International Folk Art. He has published fifteen books and has written for and been featured in more than one hundred publications.
New Mystery from Robert D. Kidera
Local author Robert D. Kidera will bring his new book Midnight Blues to the store on Sunday, October 28th at 3:00pm.
From the author: What kind of person would harm a child? Neophyte P. I. Gabe McKenna and his buddy The Onion find out the hard way, when their plan to ransom a kidnapped boy goes terribly wrong. Finding themselves in a battle against international human traffickers, they rely on the help of unlikely friends in a race against time to rescue dozens of enslaved young victims. In a final, deadly showdown at a New Mexico ghost town, Gabe faces his ultimate challenge. How high a price is he willing to pay? Can he risk death and his own conscience to save the innocent without turning into his enemy?
This is the fourth book in the Gabe McKenna series.
Robert D. Kidera worked in the film industry and in academia before an early retirement in 2010, when he decided to become a writer. His debut novel, Red Gold, won the 2015 Tony Hillerman Award for Best Work of Fiction. He lives in Albuquerque. Midnight Blues is his fourth novel.
Last Book in the Change Series by S . M. Stirling
Local science fiction author S. M. Stirling will bring the final book in his bestsellling Change series, The Sky-Blue Wolves, to the store on Saturday, November 10th at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: Two generations after the Change, Crown Princess Órlaith struggles to preserve the hard-won peace her father brought to Montival — the former western United States. But the Change opened many doors, and through them powers strong and strange and terrible walk once more among humankind.
With her fire-forged friend and ally, Japanese Empress Reiko, Órlaith must take up her sword to stop the spread of the mad malignancy behind the Yellow Raja, who has imprisoned her brother Prince John. And from the emerging superpower of Mongolia, the Sky-Blue Wolves of the High Steppe ride once more beneath the banner of Genghis Khan — the thunder of their hooves resounding across a world in turmoil.
S. M. Stirling is the author of many science fiction and fantasy novels. A former lawyer and amateur historian, he lives with his wife, Jan. A Canadian born in France, Mr. Stirling now lives in New Mexico and is interested in anthropology, archaeology, and martial arts.
New History Book from Dennis Herrick
Local author Dennis Herrick will bring his new history book Esteban: the African Slave Who Explored America to the store on Sunday, November 18th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: When Pueblo Indians say, “The first white man our people saw was a black man,” they are referring to Esteban, who came to New Mexico in 1539. After centuries of negative portrayals, this book highlights Esteban’s importance in America’s early history.
Books about the history of the American West have ignored Esteban or belittled his importance, often using his slave nickname, Estebanico. What little we know about Esteban comes from Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and other Spanish chroniclers, whose condescension toward the African slave has carried over into most history books. In this work Herrick dispels the myths and outright lies about Esteban. His biography emphasizes Esteban rather than the Spaniards whose exploits are often exaggerated and jingoistic in the sixteenth-century chronicles. He gives Esteban full credit for his courage and his skill as a linguist and cultural intermediary who was trusted and respected by Indians from many tribes across the continent.
Dennis Herrick is an author of many fictional and nonfictional works, most about the Southwest and its Native peoples. He is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and publisher; he is also a lecturer emeritus of journalism at the University of New Mexico. He lives in Rio Rancho.
New Dystopian Novel from Matthew Binder
Local author Matthew Binder will bring his new dystopian novel The Absolved to the store on Saturday, December 8th at 4:00pm.
From the author: It’s 2036. Henri is a wealthy physician, husband, father, and serial philanderer. He is also one of the relatively few people to still have a job. Automation and other technological advances have led to unemployment so severe that many people are no longer expected to work and are now known as “The Absolved.”Meanwhile, it’s election season, and a candidate from a radical fringe party called the Luddites is calling for an end to the “Divine Rights of Machines.” After Henri is displaced from his job, two Luddite sympathizers — whom Henri has befriended at his local bar — frame him for an anti-technology terrorist act. The prospect of Henri’s salvation comes at the cost of foregoing his guiding principles in life. This new vision for the world, after all, just might prove better than the technological advancements that, paradoxically, have “left humanity out in the cold.”
Matthew Binder has lived in Albuquerque, Budapest, and New York City. He has worked in commercial acting, in the solar panel industry, as a musician, and a writer. He hopes to one day own a dog.
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