Libros By Lobos

UNM alumni are prolific writers! We’re pleased to present a listing of their recently published books. Take a look and link to their publishers for more information.

Notice: If you would like your book to be considered for Shelf Life in Mirage magazine or for Libros by Lobos, our online directory of alumni books, please submit your request via our online submission form.

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Tengo Sed
by James Fleming ( ’57 BS )

The Trauma ICU of a Level 1 trauma center is the setting for this thought-provoking novel, which reveals the ruthlessness of medical education and practice. James Fleming recounts a day in the life of a resident in emergency medicine at an urban teaching hospital.

A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry
by Todd O. Williams ( '01 MA )

A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry develops a poetry pedagogy that offers significant benefits to students by helping them to achieve a sense of renewal (a deeper awareness of self and potentials) and reparation (a realistic, but positive and proactive worldview). In taking this approach, Williams also enlarges the range of interpretive possibilities for the nineteenth-century poetry he treats.

Those Days in December
by Nancy L. Humphry ( ’00 BUS )

Those Days in December—A Frontier Family’s Southwestern Journey chronicles the interwoven narrative of two dissimilar people, bound together in the vast lands of the Southwest. This historical novel traces the changing times as reflected in the lives of Clem Humphry (1856-1943), and María Lucía Gonzáles (1872-1966), in New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona, as remembered by Lucía in her old age.

A Time of Change
by David and Aimee Thurlo ( '73 MA )

  • Forge
  • ISBN: 978-0-7653-2452-8
  • 352 pgs.

Josephine Buck is working hard to achieve her dream of becoming a hataalii, or Navajo healer, while working at the trading post. Jo arrives early one morning to find her beloved boss dead. Was it suicide, or murder?

An Unintended Journey
by Janet Yagoda Shagam ( '86 PhD )

An Unintended Journey is designed to address the needs and challenges faced by adult children and other family members who are scrambling to make sense of what is happening to themselves and the loved ones in their care.

Union Station and Paradigm Shift
by Marvin Welborn ( 78 )

An abstract journey through concrete Americana with a lagniappe through the Great Discussion. From serious humor to light-hearted gravitas, this is a trip you need to enjoy. Poetic postcards of Americana will be provided for. Poetic pensées will be on the menu. Enjoyment is wholeheartedly encouraged. Bon Voyage!

The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound
by Dielle Ciesco ( '92 BSed, '93 MA )

It isn’t every day that one meets a goddess or being that presides over the sounds of language. Such deities can bring us complete liberation. Will that prove true for a struggling vocalist named Wrenne when a mysterious woman appears and offers to help her find her True Voice?

Walking Fish: A Novel
by Joanne Bodin ( 98 PhD )

Taia, an eccentric Taos artist, is catapulted into an unfolding saga that compels her to revisit her unconventional past, revealing truths that change the lives of everyone involved. This provocative, emotionally charged novel delves into the inner worlds of people grappling with painful paradoxes of life.

Weekends with O’Keefe
by Carol Merrill ( ’81 MA )

In 1973 Georgia O’Keeffe employed C. S. Merrill to catalog her library for her estate. Merrill, a poet who was a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was twenty-six years old and O’Keeffe was eighty-five, almost blind, but still painting.

When East Was North
by Andrea Penner ( 01 )

This collection of very personal but accessible poems explores the substance of recent and distant memory against the flow of ever-rapid change that we all have experienced since the mid-20th century. Andrea Penner explores contrasting relationships: the brief fragility of some, the enduring power of others.

A Woman in Both Houses
by Pauline Eisenstadt

The first woman to serve in both houses of the New Mexico legislature, Pauline Eisenstadt has witnessed many exciting moments in the state’s political history and made much of that history herself. Her memoir takes readers to the floors of the House and Senate, offering an insider’s view of how New Mexico’s government operates—or doesn’t.

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Katie Williams, Associate Director
Alumni Relations Office
(505) 277-5808,