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Trail Dust: New Mexico possesses large, rich regional literature

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MARC SIMMONS

Trail Dust

Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:58 pm, Fri May 9, 2014.

I’ve been collecting and reading New Mexico books since I was in the sixth grade. Some of the volumes changed the direction of my life, while others led me into unforgettable adventures.

The plain fact is, we possess a larger and richer regional literature than any other state. Our splendid scenery and climate have long attracted talented authors. But another reason, I’m sure, is that our lengthy history, extending back more than 400 years, has provided an unparalleled amount of stirring material for the use of fiction and nonfiction writers.

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2 comments:

  • Karen Chapman posted at 2:09 pm on Tue, Jun 17, 2014.

    kareno Posts: 1

    barbara, hope you're able to email soon! i wonder if you have lost my email address?

     
  • Barbara Cleaver posted at 10:44 pm on Fri, May 9, 2014.

    Tusa Posts: 1

    Wonderful column. Thank you.
    I appreciate your sharing your knowlege of New Mexico's history.
    It is always a delight to read Trail Dust.

     

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