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.
Former Santa Fe New Mexican reporter David Roybal's historical novella moves back and forth between New Mexico and Mexico, showing how interconnected the two sides of the border have been for centuries.
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.
In Ghosts, her fiction debut, Dolly Alderton shows us that the dating practice has no shelf life; being ghosted is still heart-wrenching.
Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way is a deeply researched and thoughtful framing of the pioneering musical Shuffle Along, the time, and its influence.
The author's fifth novel is a mordant, coruscating indictment of these times, liberal politics, affluenza, self improvement, and social identity.
Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces Inez Milholland’s 1916 trip in her book, photographing scenic but desolate landscapes from the window of a moving train.
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.
Martha J. Egan wrote Relicarios: The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America based on 40 years of collecting these antique religious objects.
As in Cosby’s earlier novels, racism is portrayed as a source of bottomless pain for its victims and sometimes for its hapless perpetrators, too.
A former National Park ranger who desired to live far from people after a difficult early life, Raven got to know Fox, as she calls him, after he began visiting every afternoon, settling down in the bunchgrass not far from her cabin.
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.
A new book examines a pivotal year in Los Angeles.
B-Side Books delves into 40 works from a variety of times, locations, and degrees of obscurity.
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.
One of the pleasures of The Other Black Girl is its unapologetic appeal to Black female readers.
Santa Fean David Grant Noble found himself stationed in Vietnam in the early 1960s, before most Americans knew anything about the region. His new book, Saigon to Pleiku, details his experiences as a counterintelligence agent in the hill country of Vietnam.
In Monkey Boy, the Catholic-Jewish-Guatemalan American Francisco is grappling with facts of his family history and hyphenated identity.
In Project Hail Mary, Ryland Grace wakes up in a white room with no idea of why he is there or even what his name is. Even if the amnesia is a bit of a cliché, it’s still fun to watch Grace figure everything out.
Sunmount Sanatorium operated in Santa Fe from 1906 to 1937. Tuberculosis patients included many artists who became celebrated permanent residents.
Almost 170 Confederate symbols across the country were torn down, removed, or renamed in 2020, but the fight continues.
Forrest Fenn's buried treasure mystified many treasure hunters — some risking life and limb to find it. Daniel Barbarisi's Chasing the Thrill takes that obsession to a new level, filled with intrigue, mystery, and a few hair-raising turns.
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