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.

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100 Hispanics You Should Know
by Iván A. Castro ( 69 )

Meet 100 Hispanics from around the world and throughout history who have lived amazing lives. This guide covers well known celebrities, such as actress Rita Moreno, activist César Chavéz, and musician Pablo Casals as well as more obscure individuals, such as Ellen Ochoa, Agustin Lara, and Jose Capablanca.

Aaron Bluecastle: The Sword of the Elders
by Bryan Lindenberger ( 95 BA )

What is the object of an epic quest? For a fourteen-year-old prince, the goal is to prove his worth to his mother and father. What he learns from his adventures is that leadership means more than making strong decisions.

The Acheron Deception
by Patrick F. Rooney ( 78 Music Composition )

An espionage thriller, the Acheron Deception follows the exploits of an intrepid software developer who teams up with a female CIA agent to track down terrorists manipulating the stock market before attacks.

The Awful Grace of God: Religious Terrorism, White Supremacy, and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Larry Hancock ( 70 )

The Awful Grace of God chronicles a multi-year effort to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by a group of the nation’s most violent right-wing extremists. Hancock and Wexler have sifted through thousands of pages of declassified and never-before-released law enforcement files on the King murder, conducted dozens of interviews with figures of the period, and re-examined information from several recent cold case investigations.

Baltimore and Ohio: The Passenger Trains and Services of the First Common-Carrier Railroad, 1827-1971
by Joseph J. Snyder ( 74 MA )

This book explores the origins and development of passenger services and operations on the oldest common-carrier railroad in the U.S. Lavishly illustrated, Baltimore and Ohio evokes the rich and storied past of the B&O passenger trains.

The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin
by Mike Hoeft ( 79 )

A group of women on the Oneida Indian Reservation in Wisconsin started bingo in 1976 simply to pay a few bills. But some thought the games violated state law. At risk of arrest, the bingo queens continued to raise funds to help tribal elderly and poor.

Blast Waves (Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena)
by C.E. Needham ( 65 & '70 )

  • Springer
  • ISBN: 978-3642052873
  • 330 pgs.

Many of the lessons learned during the author’s forty years in the field of blast and shock are documented in this book. The book deals with blast waves propagating in fluids or materials that can be treated as fluids.

Bolitas de Oro: Poems of My Marble Playing Days
by Nasario Garcia ( ’62 BA, ’63 MA )

The author of Tiempos Lejanos: Poetic Images from the Past returns to his roots in a new and exciting book of poetry about his childhood in Guadalupe, New Mexico, originally called Ojo del Padre.

Border Dilemmas: Racial and National Uncertainties in New Mexico, 1848-1912
by Anthony Mora ( 96 BA )

In this fascinating history, Anthony Mora analyzes contrasting responses to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo’s provisions. Border Dilemmas explains how two towns, less than five miles apart, were deeply divided by conflicting ideas about the relations between race and nation, and how these ideas continue to inform discussion about what it means to “be Mexican” in the United States.

But You Look So Normal...
by Kara Ellsworth and Chris Russo

But You Look So Normal—True Story of Living with Brain Injuries, Beating the Odds, and Finding Love relays their struggle to return to productive lives. Although physical signs of damage are obvious—especially when someone walks with a cane or needs a wheelchair—damage to brains can be hidden, with the victim appearing to be normal.

Canada and Beyond: Poems of Other Lands
by Richard S. Fleck ( 70 PhD )

Canada and Beyond is a new collection of narrative and descriptive poems of wild nature and of cities in Canada, Europe and the Far East.

Captive! The Story of David Ogden and the Iroquois
by Kenneth D. Salter ( 76 BS, '82 MD )

At age14, David Ogden narrowly escaped the Iroquois's notorious Cherry Valley Massacre by crawling through a small firewood passageway and slipping away. As an adult, he survived the brutal Battle of Queenston Heights.

A Circus of One
by Adam Francis Raby ( 87 BA )

Whether you're struggling with addiction or any other difficulty, this real-life account describes one man's path, the hard work necessary to understand how one lands in a place of disarray, and how to overcome what may seem insurmountable obstacles.

The Clay Jar: Haiku, Senryu and Haibun Poems
by Caroline Giles Banks ( 68 MA )

This collection of award-winning haiku, senryu and haibun poems reflects the author's sense of irony and social conscience as she observes human relations and emotions, world events and the natural world.

Clyde Tingley's New Deal for New Mexico
by Lucinda Lucero Sachs ( 87 MA )

Governor Clyde Tingley, City Boss of Albuquerque, created a powerful Democratic Machine in New Mexico, one that replaced Republican dominance in northern part of the state. He wanted tourists to come to New Mexico, so he dressed up the state with large-scale highway construction and put the Highway Department in charge of New Mexico Magazine to showcase the glamour and color of the state to make tourism the number one industry.

Common Spiders of North America
by Richard A. Bradley ( 83 PhD )

This is the first comprehensive guide to all 68 spider families in North America. Bradley's text offers fascinating details about the lives, habitats, and behavior of spiders for the curious naturalist. An introduction to spider biology and photographs of different types of webs complement the color plates and field notes.

Convergence: Three Worlds, One Long Afternoon
by Bill Hartman ( 62 MS )

What if the world was faced with a terrorist's nuclear threat, and there was no top secret agent with super-human, near-telepathic abilities standing by? What if the best people for the job were actually the laboratory scientists.

Conversations I Never Had With Patrocino Barela
by E.A. Tony Mares ( ’60 BA )

E. A. Mares writes poetry about imagined conversations between himself and famous New Mexican wood sculptor, or santero, PATRICIÑO BARELA. The poet and the ghost of the sculptor converse like two old friends.

Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination
by William E. Tydeman ( 85 )

This invigorating book invites readers to sit down with Lopez and his friend William E. Tydeman to engage with their conversations about activism, the life of the mind, and all things literary. Even readers who think they know everything there is to know about Lopez will learn much from this richly informative book.

The Country We Gave Away
by Duoc Phat Le ( 12 BS )

This is a historic battle between the army of Republic of South Vietnam and the Communist North Vietnamese before the end of the war in Vietnam in 1975. This unprecedented truth about the war has not been available on any popular website despite the fact that 40 years has passed. The author of the book was a witness in the heroic battle of (ARVN). Luchiep is the author's pseudonym.

Departure Lounge
by Robert Laurence ( 77 JD )

The mid-Eighties. No cell phones, no email, no caller ID, no GPS. It was easier then to pass without notice, to be out of touch, to get lost. The Berlin Wall still stood, as did the World Trade Center, and Michael Reid embarks on what even he concedes to be a spate of obsessive travel: Scandinavia, the Persian Gulf, South Asia, back home to the Ozarks, then off again to Greece, Eastern Europe and Egypt.

Dr. George: My Life in Weather
by George R. Fischbeck ( ’49 BA, ’55 MA )

Dr. Fischbeck spent 23 years as a public school teacher in Albuquerque and also developed a following as the host of a syndicated television science program. His distinctive approach to weather reporting made him one of the most local news personalities in Southern California. This memoir chronicles his adventures in front of the cameras.

Farishta
by Patricia McArdle ( 72 BUS )

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! Drawing on the experiences of the author as a diplomat in Afghanistan, Farishta is a deeply moving and fast-paced story of a woman struggling to move beyond a past trauma, and finding a new community, a new love, and a new sense of self in the process.

Fighting the Current: The Rise of American Women
by Lisa Bier ( 95 BA )

This historical book details the early period of women’s competitive swimming in the United States, from its beginnings in the nineteenth century through Ederle’s astonishing accomplishment. The stories of these early swimmers plainly show how far female athletes have come.

Forever Blue: Adventures, Lessons, and Purpose - True Stories of My Life as a Po
by Carl Ross ( 82 MPA )

Forever Blue is a memoir of four decades spent inside the world of police work. It follows the author’s lengthy career which included patrol, investigations, special operations, administration, and command level and volunteer positions. It describes what officers face, what they think, and why they react as they do.

Forgotten Tales of New Mexico
by Ellen Dornan ( MA, OLIT, '05 )

New Mexico’s rich past offers a colorful medley of emboldened characters and controversial schemes that shaped the course of history. This collection of forgotten tales relates the stories of heroic outcasts and scheming governors, female warriors and fierce revolutionaries.

Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf
by Dorothea Jensen ( 74 MA Sec. Ed. )

Frizzy, one of Santa's Izzy Elves, styles the hair of Christmas dollies, but misses them dreadfully when Santa takes them away on Christmas Eve. (She suffers from S.A.D.: Seasonal Affection Distress.) Frizzy decides she needs to change her job so she doesn’t get so attached to the toys she works on. She starts making something completely different but soon finds that her plan isn’t going to work out exactly as she intended!

Game Theory in Management
by Michael Hatfield ( 82 BA )

Architects and engineers can build models to test their ideas - why not managers? In Game Theory in Management: Modelling Business Decisions and Their Consequences, author Michael Hatfield presents a series of mathematically structured analogies to real-life business and economic interaction scenarios, and then, using modern game theory, he shows how to test common managerial technical approaches for their effectiveness.

Genesis, Structure and Meaning
by Anthony Hunt ( 71 PhD )

A detailed historical and explicative analysis of Gary Snyder's long poem, Mountains & Rivers Without End, using, among many sources, Snyder's personal papers, letters, and interviews. The book addresses Snyder's poem not merely by its content, but through the structure of individual lines and the arrangement of the parts, examining the personal and cultural influences on Snyder's work.

Ghost Medicine
by David and Aimee Thurlo ( 73 MA )

A young Navajo man comes into Charlie's pawn shop, claiming that his girlfriend mistakenly pawned a family heirloom, a turquoise necklace. She needs it back. But the man has no pawn ticket, so Charlie refuses to hand it over. Then the man returns with reinforcements, and guns, making it clear that there's more to this story than a family treasure.

Grave Consequences
by David and Aimee Thurlo ( 73 MA )

Charlie Henry returns in David and Aimee Thurlo's excellent new mystery series. This time Charlie must uncover the secrets hidden in a priceless piece of Navajo silver necklace. Charlie, former Special Forces operative and newly minted pawnbroker, thinks he's finally turned a corner and the quiet life he's always wanted is just ahead. But life never works out that way.

Grave Reflections
by Gloria Salazar ( 83 BSME )

A book on funeral choices. Burial vs. cremation; ground burial vs. mausoleum; viewing or immediate cremation--these are decisions that families must make when a death has occurred. What are the factors that cause a family to choose one option over another?

Griffin's Fire
by Darby Karchut ( 82 )

Book two of the award-winning Terrae Angeli series. For centuries, there have been rumors about a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, these warriors and their apprentices clandestinely serve as guardians for humans in danger.

Grin Tails for Children Ages 6 to 106, Vol. 1
by Roy L. Rummler ( ’60 BS, ’69 MMS )

Volume One of Grin Tails For Children Whatever Age is the first in a series of books that adults and children will enjoy. In it, some of the classic children’s stories are redone with an upbeat humorous twist.

The Heart Quest Saga
by Joshua Reding ( 12 BS )

The first installment in The Heart Quest Saga is about the social, political, and cultural ramifications of the sudden rise of a new superpower set in a medieval world called Carin, where magic has existed for more than 1,000 years. The three main characters are driven by tragedy, conspiracy, and survival.

A History of New Mexico Press Women, 1949-2009
by Sandy Schauer / Denise Tessier ( ’71 BA / ’75 BA )

A release in honor of the NMPW, available on amazon.com. All proceeds benefit NMPW’s college-level communications scholarships. Sandy is the author of two historical novels, The Silk Scarf and The Jewelry Box. Denise is the author of History 2000: Kappa Kappa Gamma Through the Year.

How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico
by Rudolfo Anaya ( ’63 BA, ’69 MA, ’72 MA )

Hollyhocks is a fanciful folk tale for children that helps explain the beautiful flowers that can be seen in all parts of New Mexico in the summer and fall. Escaping Herod’s wrath, the angel Sueño takes the Holy Family to New Mexico by mistake. This tale shows how different cultures can work together peacefully and respect the land.

A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Marriage, Motherhood, Mortality...and More
by Gail Rosenblum ( ’80 BA )

Award-winning Star Tribune columnist Gail Rosenblum has gathered a collection of her wry observations on a host of experiences ranging from home remodeling and a parent's late-life romance to a child's show-and-tell.

If Nothing Changes
by L.K. Larsen ( 75 )

Set in Northern New Mexico, on the day before the Chimayo Good Friday pilgrimage, If Nothing Changes follows five people and their intersecting lives, as they are transformed by their journey and attempt to come to terms with death, addiction, loyalty, penitence, forgiveness, and hope.

In the Dust of Time
by Donald L. Lucero ( ’65 MA, ’70 EdD )

This novel completes Lucero’s trilogy, Voices in the Stillness, on New Mexico’s colonial history. Based on actual events, the book relates an account of the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680 and its aftermath.

Indigenous Agency in the Amazon: The Mojos in Liberal and Rubber-Boom Bolivia, 1842-1932
by Gary Van Valen ( ’03 PhD )

The Mojos are the largest group of indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon and have co-existed with non-natives since the late 1600s. Nearly 200 years later, white liberalism and the rubber boom challenged the Mojos’ social structure. Van Valen explores how the Mojos were able to not only meet these challenges, but benefit from them.

Indigenous Albuquerque (cloth)
by Myla Vicenti Carpio ( 92 BA )

Some 30,000 American Indians call Albuquerque, N.M. home, and twelve Indigenous nations, mostly Pueblo, live within a fifty-mile radius of it. Indigenous Albuquerque examines the dilemmas confronting urban Indians as a result of a colonized past—and present—and the relationship between the City of Albuquerque and its Native residents.

The Informal and Underground Economy of the South Texas Border
by Chad Richardson / Michael J. Pisani

Examining long-term study, observation, and participation in the border region, with the assistance of hundreds of locally embedded informants, The Informal and Underground Economy of the South Texas Border presents unique insights into the causes and ramifications of these economic channels. This book is a riveting portrait of benefit versus risk in the wake of a “no-man’s-land” legacy.

Intelligent Tinkering: Bridging the Science/Practice Gap
by Robert Cabin ( 95 PhD )

Robert J. Cabin uses the restoration of tropical dry forestland in Hawaii as an in-depth case study to investigate the scientific, practical, and philosophical issues associated with performing ecological restoration.

The Jicarilla Apache of Dulce
by Veronica E. Velarde Tiller / Mary M. Velarde ( ’70 BA, ’74 MA, ’76 PhD )

Now the headquarters of the Jicarilla Apache, Dulce (meaning “sweet” in Spanish) was named by the impoverished and relocated Indians who associated the place with the sugar and candy that came with government-supplied rations. Since the establishment of the reservation in 1887, Dulce has become the hub of everything associated with the Jicarillas.

Juan Batista de Anza: The King's Governor in New Mexico
by Carlos R. Herrera ( PhD )

By combining administrative history with narrative biography, Herrera shows that Juan Bautista de Anza was more than an explorer. Devoted equally to the Spanish empire and to the North American region he knew intimately, Governor Anza shaped the history of New Mexico at a critical juncture.

Killer Miracle
by Laura F. Sanchez ( 96 BA )

The appearance of miraculous images, along with the murder of a revered santero, leads the world to tiny La Cuenta, New Mexico. The search for the killer leads through a maze of art, faith and kinship, of drugs and land conflicts set against the magnificent backdrop of Northern New Mexico.

La Estrella de La Navidad
by Jacqueline Duncan Richmond ( 97 BA )

Little Rebeca loves her family and joyfully joins them to celebrate Christmas at her grandparents’ cozy adobe home in northern New Mexico. The holiday is full of family stories, good food and music – but someone is missing. Her beloved uncle, serving in the war faraway, is missing in action. Will the Christmas star guide him home to them?

La Pecera de La Habana
by Fr. Fernando Rubio Boitel ( ’72 MA )

The term La Percera refers to either a fish tank of a fish bowl, and it was metaphorically used by the Cubans who were leaving the country to describe the room situated inside the Havana airport, where they had to wait for hours in order to board the airplane that would transport them to Miami.

Land of My Dreams
by Norma Gail ( 76 BSN )

A contemporary Christian romance, about an American college professor struggling for faith and finding love when she least expects it. Land of My Dreams travels from New Mexico’s high desert mountains to the misty Scottish Highlands with a story of overwhelming grief, undying love, and compelling faith.

Letters to Ann: The Korean War 1950-1951
by Ann Marie ( 83 JD )

Letters to Ann is not what you expect. It is the Korean War as seen through letters to Ann Isabel, a four year-old little girl. Fathering from the violence of Korea, Capt. John F. Hughes finds and shares bits of humor about his everyday military existence to reassure his young daughter that life indeed goes on.

Los Árabes of New Mexico: Compadres from a Distant Land
by Monika Ghattas ( ’61 BA, ’78 MA, ’86 PhD )

What attracted Arabic-speaking individuals to New Mexico? What conditions here facilitated their rapid and almost seamless acculturation? Ghattas provides a descriptive portrait of this group of hard-working, persevering people who enriched the state with their culture.

Mal te perdonarán a ti las horas
by Saúl Roll Vélez ( 86 BUS & '89 MA )

  • Silaba
  • ISBN: 978-958-8794-12-9
  • 202 pgs.

Esta novela, madura en su escritura y bien concebida en la trama, recrea un entorno anárquico y aparentemente absurdo de los años noventa: en una ciudad de incesante primavera y rodeada de montañas, Sebastián de la Torre hace un esfuerzo por reconstruir los detalles de los días que fueron aniquilando el sentido de su mundo y el de sus amigos y conocidos.

Mary Wigman
by Mary Anne Santos Newhall ( BA, MA, PhD )

A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in expressionist dance. Her radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art in her native Germany and beyond.

Master Your Mac
by Matt Cone ( 97 )

OS X is a lot more than just a pretty face. Sure, the basics are easy, but beneath that gorgeous surface lie countless powerful features. If you want to go beyond the basics, Master Your Mac will take you there. With tips on everything from organizing your workspace to strengthening your computer’s security, author Matt Cone will show you how to tweak, customize, and control your Mac.

The McGill Handbook for Sports Coaches: Skill Analysis and Instruction
by Dr. Lewis J.O. McGill ( 70 MA, '73 PhD )

It's the big game. Performance is always related to preparation: your preparation as the coach; their preparation as athletes. And the game or event starts, you ask yourself Could I have done more? As a coach, your preparation is about learning more about coaching, upgrading your analytic skills, and understanding the many roles you play and how they may cause problems.

Moonman: New and Selected Poems
by Clifton Snider ( 74 PhD )

A career-spanning retrospective of the work of one of Long Beach's most accomplished and enduring poets, Moonman: New and Selected Poems, once again establishes Clifton Snider as Southern California's answer to W.H. Auden. Many of the poems were written in New Mexico.

Mother of God Similar to Fire
by Mirabai P. Starr ( ’83 BA, ’85 MA )

Mirabai P. Starr, ’83 BA, ’85 MA, Ranchos de Taos, has published, Mother of God Similar to Fire in collaboration with iconographer Father William Hart McNichols. It includes 51 of McNichols’ icons of Mother Mary, coupled with her own corresponding prose-poems honoring the many faces of the universal Sacred Feminine.

Murder at the Observatory
by Christina Squire

Caroline Steele is a hag without a future, tired of her housewife routine, bored with marriage, beaten down by teaching, and confused by her growing sons. But when she becomes a prime suspect in the murder of her arch nemesis, a prominent astronomy professor, she is shocked out of her mind-numbing routine. Caroline resolves to clear herself by finding the real killer.

Mystery at Camp Saddle-Up
by Janice E. Lucoff ( 71 BUS )

When Zak arrives at a two-week summer horse camp in the Washington Cascades, he expects dude ranch comforts and lazy afternoons by the camp swimming pool. But that's not what Saddle-Up's about.

New Mexico Art Through Time: Prehistory to Present
by Joseph Traugott ( ’81 MA, ’83 MFA, ’94 PhD )

This volume considers some 250 works of art from across a vast timelines of 14,000 years, expanding the definition of what constitutes art. The transition from these early works to contemporary art reflects changing economic, ethnic, ideological, religious, and cultural perspectives, while considering diversity, aesthetic complexity, and cultural breadth.

Nicaragua Before Now: Factory Work, Farming, and Fishing in a Low-Wage Global Economy
by Nell Farrell ( ’06 MA )

When Nell Farrell traveled to Nicaragua in the fall of 2005 the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) had recently been passed in the U.S. Congress and was still being debated by the Nicaraguan Asamblea Nacional. Farrell spent three months photographing and interviewing young working people who would be affected by the agreement and whose lives were already shaped by the low-wage global economy.

Nonlinear Mesoscopic Elasticity: The Complex Behaviour of Rocks, Soil, Concrete
by Robert A. Guyer / Paul A. Johnson

This handbook brings together a great deal of new data on the static and dynamic elastic properties of granular and other composite material. The authors are at the very center of today's research and present new and imported theoretical tools that have enabled our current understanding of the complex behavior of rocks. Of interest to anybody involved in non-destructive testing, civil engineering, and geophysics.

Open Range, The Life of Agnes Morley Cleaveland
by Darlis A. Miller ( ’77 PhD )

Agnes Morley Cleaveland found lasting fame after publishing her memoir, No Life for a Lady, in 1941. Her account of growing up on a cattle ranch in west-central New Mexico captivated readers from coast to coast, and it remains in print to this day. In her book, Cleaveland memorably portrayed herself and other ranchwomen as capable workers and independent thinkers.

The Orphaned Land: New Mexico's Environment Since the Manhattan Project
by V.B Price

Viewing New Mexico as a microcosm of global ecological degradation, Price's is the first book to give the general public a realistic perspective on the problems surrounding New Mexico's environmental health and resources.

Other Duties As Assigned
by Jim Kreuch ( 80 BBA )

As Marty drives through the desert on a lonely two-lane highway, he remembers the time he dreamed he saw a flying saucer. The dream was so vivid that, many years later, he remembers every detail. It was a dream, wasn't it?

Passages: Through the Eye of the Needle
by Christie Gross ( 10 BBA )

With help from “bed bugs” dreamed into existence by her younger self, Marla works to comprehend the nature of physical being, and the point and purpose of humanity’s existence. But moreover, she strives to find some way to save all the multiverse from the destruction that she faced within her own world at the hands of human-born evil.

The Pawnbroker
by David and Aimee Thurlo ( 73 )

  • Minotaur
  • ISBN: 978-1-250-02798-6
  • 292 pgs.

Charlie Henry has finally come back to his hometown of Albuquerque. After a stint in the army and a deployment in Afghanistan, he's looking forward to a normal civilian life. But somehow, even the best-laid plans never seem to pan out.

Picture a Poem: Ekphrastic and Other Poems
by Caroline Giles Banks ( 68 )

Picture a Poem: Ekphrastic and Other Poems features poems written in response to paintings, sculptures and photographs. Other poems in the collection, while not written in response to specific works of art, reveal the author's use of strong visual imagery in her creative process.

Piggybacked: Poetry
by Joanne Bodin ( 98 PhD )

Piggybacked, is a collection of poems that evokes universal experiences of beauty, pain, suffering, longing, joy, dreams and nightmares, allowing the reader a glimpse into the unorthodox world view of the poet. The inspiration for this book came from the author's relationship with her late grandfather, also a poet, and their individual

The Postwar Transformation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1945-1972
by Robert Turner Wood ( 80 PhD )

From the close of World War II to 1972, Albuquerque, New Mexico, underwent a dramatic transformation, as its population exploded and the real median income doubled. Fundamental changes took place, as the rugged individualism of the people gave way to more cooperative behavior, and authority relaxed throughout the society.

The Pot Thief Who Studied D.H. Lawrence
by J. Michael Orenduff ( ’69 MA )

In this fifth Pot Thief story, Hubie’s official reason for visiting the Lawrence Ranch on Taos Mountain is to entertain donors with a presentation about ancient pottery. But his real goal is to find the pot Fidelio Duran presented to D.H. Lawrence. Then a snowstorm strands Hubie, and his new goal becomes survival.

Randy Lopez Goes Home
by Rudolfo Anaya ( ’63 BA, 69 MA, ’72 MA )

Rudolfo Anaya has written a new novel, Randy Lopez Goes Home, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. It concerns Randy Lopez’s spiritual quest in returning to his ancestral home in northern New Mexico.

Red Eagle’s Children: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al.
by J. Anthony Paredes ( ’64 MA, ’69 PhD )

The Red Eagle case, which went to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1851, provides a record of an attempt to interrelate and, perhaps, manipulate differences in cultures as they played out within the ritualized, arcane world of antebellum Alabama jurisprudence.

The Red Land to the South
by James H. Cox ( ’94 MA )

The 40 years of American Indian literature taken up by Cox have been called politically and intellectually moribund. On the contrary, Cox identifies a group of American Indian writers who share an interest in the revolutionary potential of the indigenous peoples of Mexico and whose work demonstrates a surprisingly assertive literary politics in the era.

Sammy The Real Cool Dog
by Tess Kersting Reis ( ’49 BA )

Follow Sammy throughout a typical day filled with play, exploration, friendship—and a much needed nap! Illustrated with appealing photographs that give the story a real-life quality, this book invites young children to identify colors and to count.

The Sandoval Sisters
by Sandra Ramos O ( ’71 BUS )

When Alma flees with her lover to Texas to escape an arranged marriage, the sisters are force apart and their legacy is endangered. Pilar, her 14-year-old tomboy sister, is offered as a replacement bride. What follows is a courtship and marriage clouded by her husband’s former lover.

Science and Mind
by John Bart Wilburn ( 68 BS / '70 MS Physics )

Ever since the Reformation, science and philosophy have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. Philosophy provides science with both its creative spark and metaphysical guide posts, while advances in science continuously redefine the boundaries of philosophical thought.

Secrets of the Plumed Saint: A Tale of Intrigue from Northern New Mexico
by Elizabeth Ann Galligan ( ’61 BA, ’95 PhD )

When the statue of the Santo Niño de Atocha disappears, village leaders suspect the culprits are among local hippies, Protestants, drug dealers, Anglos, and other outsiders. But when the statue mysteriously reappears and their chapel sacristan is attacked, Jay Sierra and his pal Ernie investigate.

Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet
by Joseph Mills ( 92 MA )

  • Press 53
  • ISBN: 978-1-935708-53-7
  • 100 pgs.

In more than four dozen poems, Joseph Mills explores what it means to engage books so intensely that distinctions between people and characters blur. According to Mills, we live our lives on and in stories. From fairy tales to Shakespeare to Westerns, stories shape how we act, think, and see the world.

Shadow Warfare
by Larry Hancock ( 70 )

Shadow Warfare traces the evolution of these covert operations, detailing the tactics and tools used from the Truman era through those of the contemporary Obama Administrations. It also explores the personalities and careers of many of the most noted shadow warriors of the past sixty years, tracing the decade-long relationship between the CIA and the military.

Sixth Surrender
by Hana Samek Norton ( ’86 PhD )

  • Plume
  • ISBN: 978-0452296237
  • 480 pgs.

A transporting debut novel set in thirteenth century France-a time when chivalry reigned and treachery ruled. In the last years of her eventful life, queen-duchess Aliénor of Aquitaine launches a deadly dynastic chess game to safeguard the crowns of Normandy and England for John Plantagenet.

Swamp Yankee
by Christopher E. Jones ( ’08 MFA )

Here a ferris wheel breaks free of its moorings, forever altering lives as it rolls across the United States, depositing riders and their postage wherever they can depart. Here a man beats another man to death on the roof of his car. (Chapbook)

Tales of the Tribe
by Marvin Welborn ( 78 BA )

Myth wears the clothes of its culture, will always be a social fact, and those who would eschew these basic facets of humanity, will prove themselves the poorer. Truths are to be found in Myths, even if Metaphorical. This is a book of Mythopoesis – Mythoi, by verse.

A Taste of Molecules: In Search of the Secrets of Flavor
by Diane Fresquez ( 79 )

A former Wall Street Journal Europe special correspondent, Diane Fresquez has written a popular science book that explores how are new flavors developed, how flavor gets into food in the first place, and how important flavor and memory is. Cook and eat as you read with recipes that call for ingredients that range from hop shoots to mead. And discover why listening to butter melt is the secret to making Petites Madeleines.

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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