The 2012-13 winter guide called, “Winterlife” is published by the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. The free publication is on newsstands right now throughout the state. It distinctively covers Santa Fe & northern New Mexico. They list events, places, restaurants, ski resorts & entertainment avenues with which one can visit. Arin Mckenna has written an article called, “A Landscape of Inspiration: New Mexico writers find their muse in state’s cultures, surroundings.” There are 10 southwest writers spotlighted & most are Native Americans whom we all can admire & respect through their novels, poetry & short stories.
There are photo images of 10 books in this pull out by each author. They are, — ‘The Man Who Killed the Deer’ by Frank Waters — ‘House Made of Dawn’ by N. Scott Momaday — ‘Zia Summer’ by Rudolfo Anaya — ‘Almanac of the Dead’ by Leslie Marmon Silko — ‘A Glass of Water’ by Jimmy Santiago Baca — ‘Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds’ by Lois Palken Rudnick — ‘Telling New Mexico: A New History’ by Marta Weigle, Francis Levine & Louise Stiver — ‘Tyrannosaur Canyon’ by Douglas Preston — ‘Blood and Thunder’ by Hampton Sides — ‘109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the secret City of Los Alamos’ by Jennet Conant.
You can read the ‘Winterlife’ online at the official website of “The Santa Fe New Mexican.”
Rudolfo Anaya wrote the acclaimed novel “Bless Me Ultima” which was adapted into a movie. It was filmed in the state of New Mexico & premiered recently at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. It is garnering rave reviews from film critics. According to the Internet movie database (IMDB) this movie is about, – “A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.” The film has been playing at movie theaters in New Mexico on a limited run.
You can find a list of Rudolfo Anaya books to read on the official website of, “Good Reads.”
Native American writer Frank Waters wrote 27 books focusing on the American southwest. According to the official website of the ‘Frank Waters Foundation’, – “Much of his fiction and non-fiction reflects Waters’ deep interest in the culture and religion of Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo and pre-Columbian peoples. He claimed that all his books were immediate failures when first published. Nevertheless, they were constantly reissued in small printings and translated into foreign languages until finally gaining worldwide acceptance. His classic novel ‘The Man Who Killed the Deer’ first published in 1942 has been in print for nearly 60 years.”
You can find a list of Frank Waters books to read on the official website of, “Good Reads.”