Jamie Figueroa's debut novel is a folklore-tinged, wild ride through temporal space that's political and confrontational — and a love letter to Santa Fe. 

Jacqueline Keeler explores the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by a right-wing militia, and protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline by the Standing Rock Sioux — and the two groups' vastly different treatment by law enforcement.  

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Luci Tapahonso is the author of six books of poetry and was the inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. She often uses Navajo language in her poetry, where the space between the words can be just as important as the words themselves. 

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Mysteries (and the mysterious) abound in this round-up of books by New Mexico authors. 

National Book Award winner Arthur Sze spoke to Pasatiempo in advance of a streaming presentation for Collected Works Bookstore.

Discuss the dream-like qualities of Vita Sackville-West's famous gardens with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden Book Club. 

Australian writer Claire Thomas' Performance is a curious novel about three women watching Happy Days. It begins moments before the lights go down in the theater. Some 228 pages later, members of the audience file out to the parking lot. 

In Stephen King's Later, Jamie is a kid who can see dead people, and his single mom is a literary agent willing to do whatever she has to in order to keep bread on the table.

The Los Alamos-Japan Institute hosts an online conversation between Madeleine Albright and Clifton Truman Daniel, Harry Truman’s eldest grandson. 

Center for Contemporary Arts hosts a screening of and panel discussion about The Other Madisons, a companion film to 2020's The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family, by Bettye Kearse.

 

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Allen and Parnes note that Donald Trump’s collective margin of defeat in three states that would have given him an electoral college victory — Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona — was 42,918 votes, less than the 77,000-plus votes that cost Clinton Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania four years earlier.

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Three poets laureate from the Land of Enchantment, and one from the Lonestar State, read for 516 WORDS. 

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Mike Ryan talks about Turquoise in America: Part II, 1910-1990, which chronicles the mines and miners, the growth of the Southwest and the official state stone, in a virtual lecture on Wednesday, March 17.

Whose voice is Denis Johnson writing in when he says "I don't dance and laugh in that terrible style with every stranger"? Guest writer Kevin Clark offers his interpretation of "You."

“People don’t believe professional women with advanced degrees can have abuse backgrounds. They think you have to be poor, or not White. We were comfortably middle class. If you came to my house, you would have seen two well-dressed, well-fed children. You would never know what a house of horrors it was." — Memoirist Nancy King

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After a long career as an art dealer and gallerist, Linda Durham reinvented herself, shedding her image as "Linda Durham, girl art dealer," taking a trip around the world, and writing her memoir.

Even a dry-seeming nonfiction category like “books about books” — a librarian might label them “studies of print culture” — can be dangerously fascinating.

Staff writer Jennifer Levin recounts her personal experiences with chronic illness and highlights authors who have possessed the courage to share their own experiences with the world.

Kristin Hannah's Four Winds examines a traumatic era in American history while also using it to reflect on the current scourges of xenophobia and economic exploitation tearing through the United States. 

Jim Nichols’ striking new novel, Blue Summer, opens with 40-year-old Cal Shaw settling in to tell his life story during a stint at Bolduc Correctional Facility.

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Out of My Mind is a book about miracles that Arkin has personally witnessed. Although he didn’t write the book specifically because of the pandemic, the former Santa Fe resident says that so many people are suffering right now that he wanted to offer stories about remaining positive through adversity.

Santa Fe poet laureate Elizabeth Jacobson contributes her verse to this week's Poetry of the Pandemic. Also featured: Levi Romero and Artemisio Romero y Carver.