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June 2011
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Spanish Market July 30 & 31
UNM Press is proud to be a part of the 60th Annual Spanish Market in Santa Fe. Stop by our tent on the Plaza Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31!

New Poetry Series Editor
We are pleased to welcome Hilda Raz as the new editor for our Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series. Read the article at UNM Today.


HARD GRASS: Life on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch by Mary Zeiss Stange
Gold Medal Winner for Best Regional Non-Fiction, 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Finalist for Best Memoir, Next Generation Indie Book Awards

GIVEAWAYS: An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas by Linda Boyden

in the Children's Non-Fiction, Multicultural Non-Fiction, and Native American Studies categories,
2011 International Book Awards


Saturday, June 18 from 1-3pm: Ana Baca reads and signs TIA'S TAMALES
at Treasure House Books in Albuquerque, NM.

Monday, June 20 at 7pm: Ben Radford discusses and signs TRACKING THE CHUPACABRA: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego, CA.

Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm: Paul Berkowitz discusses and signs THE CASE OF THE INDIAN TRADER: Billy Malone and the National Park Service Investigation at Hubbell Trading Post at Bookworks in Albuquerque, NM.

Thursday, June 23 at 6:30pm: Neal Singer, author of WONDERS OF NUCLEAR FUSION: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source, discusses "The Future of Nuclear Fusion Energy" at the UNM School of Law (Room 2401) in Albuquerque, NM.
Thursday, June 23 at 7pm: Paul Berkowitz discusses and signs THE CASE OF THE INDIAN TRADER: Billy Malone and the National Park Service Investigation at Hubbell Trading Post at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos, NM.

Saturday, June 25 from 1-3pm: Jose Rivera discusses and signs LA SOCIEDAD: Guardians of Hispanic Culture Along the Rio Grande at Alamosa Books in Albuquerque, NM.

Sunday, July 3 at 3pm: Christopher Mead discusses and signs ROADCUT: The Architecture of Antoine Predock at Bookworks in Albuquerque, NM.

Monday, July 18 at 7pm: Tom Averill discusses his new novel, RODE, at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City, IA.

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In this historical study, Mauro analyzes the visual imagery produced at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School as a specific instance of the aesthetics of Americanization at work. His work combines a consideration of cultural contexts and themes specific to the United States of the time and critical theory to flesh out innovative historical readings of the photographic materials.

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC WALDECK: Artist of Exotic Mexico
by Esther Pasztory
A rediscovery of the lively and dramatic art of one of the first European artists to visit the ruins at Palenque in the early nineteenth century.

PRIMITIVE REVOLUTION: Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968

by Jason H. Dormady
In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring Christianity-and the practice of Mexican citizenship-to a more pure and essential state.

THE WAY OF THORN AND THUNDER: The Kynship Chronicles by Daniel Heath Justice
Available for the first time in one volume, Daniel Heath Justice's acclaimed Thorn and Thunder novels take Indigenous fantasy fiction beyond its stereotypes and tell a story set in a world similar to eighteenth-century eastern North America. The original trilogy-an example of green/eco-literature-is collected here in a one-volume novel.

WONDERS OF NUCLEAR FUSION: Creating an Ultimate Energy Source by Neal Singer
With accessible writing, Neal Singer introduces young readers to what fusion is-and isn't. With accessible writing, Neal Singer introduces young readers to what fusion is-and isn't. He explains the ways scientists have approached and developed fusion and discusses its advantages over other forms of energy production.

Photographer Rick Nahmias discusses THE MIGRANT PROJECT: Contemporary California Farm Workers and GOLDEN STATES OF GRACE: Prayers of the Disinherited on The Candid Frame.Roberta Price, author of ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture, discusses the important role of women in the counterculture movement on KUNM's "Women's Focus." She is joined by Mary Corey, Linda Fleming and Erin Elder.
Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30am MST:
Carla Aragón discusses DANCE OF THE EGGSHELLS: Baile de los Cascarones on KSJE-FM's "Write On Four Corners."


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Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM Author two award winning youth novels ‘Belle’s Star,’ and ‘Belle’s trial,’ based on the life of a real dog and written from her point of view. Available from Artemesia Press at and, and Anazon,com Belle’s Star was a New Mexico BookAward in 2009 and 2010; First Place for Juvenile Fiction New Mezxico Press Women and National Federation of Press Women Communication Contests 2010’ Silver Mom’s Choice Award 2010.
Belle’s Trial’ won First Place for Juivenile Fiction in the 2011 New Mexico Press Press Women’s Commuication Contest, and a Silver Mom’s Choice Award for 2011. The book received an Eric Hoffer Award nomination for 2011.

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