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In 2010, artist and activist Kirsta Elrick set out in a Eurovan camper, with her vintage camera in tow, to photograph the birds recorded in John James Audubon's famous survey The Birds of America. What she found instead was a landscape radically altered from the lush and fertile regions described by Audubon, and, through her research into the revered naturalist, a troubling profile.

Roberto Lovato reads from Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. 

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F. Harlan Flint's novel is about three elderly people, two of whom pass away, leaving the author to ruminate about their lives — and deaths.

Sandra Cisneros reads from her new novel, Martita, I Remember You

Matthew Gallaway’s novel traces the seemingly unconnected lives of four characters, eventually binding them together through their shared passion for the opera Tristan und Isolde.

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Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Santa Fe's 6th poet laureate, wants you to read his poems whether or not you understand them. 

In this memoir, Vindman comes across as a patriot. He is a son of a Jewish widower named Semyon from Ukraine who left a good job to emigrate from the Soviet Union in 1979. 

In Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows, Ruth Scurr contends this world-shaking military genius had always turned to the natural world — and to two- or three-hour long baths — for succor from the ills of the spirit or the burdens of power.

A new book explores the creative and romantic partnership between Willa Cather and Edith Lewis. 

Simon is hired as a junior editor at Landry, Landry and Bartlett, one of New York’s most prestigious publishing houses. His primary duty is pawing through the slush pile looking for unlikely masterpieces.

The Silent Patient, was, according to Alex Michaelides' ecstatic publisher’s promotional copy, “the biggest selling debut in the world in 2019,” so perhaps I’m missing something distinctive about The Maidens.

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