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This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm.
|Publisher:||University of New Mexico Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Tony Hillerman (1925-2008) was an award-winning author and newspaperman, best known for his mystery novels set on the Navajo Nation.
Don Strel, a photographer, has been published in numerous books and magazines. He has taught art and design at the university level and has served as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico. He is currently the director of the Southwest Assignments photography, design and public relations agency, which he founded in 1991.
Anne Hillerman is the founding director of Wordharvest Writers' Workshops, a journalist, and author whose books include Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn. She is Tony Hillerman's eldest daughter.
Hometown:Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date of Birth:May 27, 1925
Date of Death:October 26, 2008
Place of Birth:Sacred Heart, Oklahoma
Place of Death:Albuquerque, New Mexico
Education:B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1946; M.A., University of New Mexico, 1966
Table of Contents
Great Taos Bank Robbery: A Foreword Anne Hillerman xi
Chapter 1 The Great Taos Bank Robbery 1
Chapter 2 The Navajo Who Had So Many Friends He Couldn't Get No Wire Strung 13
Chapter 3 The Very Heart of Our Country 15
Chapter 4 The Mountain on the Guardrail at Exit 164B 25
Chapter 5 We All Fall Down 27
Chapter 6 The Messenger Birds 42
Chapter 7 The Conversion of Cletus Xywanda 46
Chapter 8 The Apache Who Wouldn't Be Missed 53
Chapter 9 The Hunt for the Lost American 55
Chapter 10 How Quemado Got Quemado 77
Chapter 11 Las Trampas 79
Chapter 12 Black Jack Ketchum and the Sixteen Faithful Bartenders 95
Chapter 13 Othello in Union County 98
Chapter 14 The Committee and the Mule Deer 110
Chapter 15 Quijote in Rio Arriba County 113
Chapter 16 Keeping Secrets from the Russians 135
Chapter 17 Mr. Luna's Lazarus Act 138
Author's Notes 149