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A Reading List for the US Southwest

The following selection of books was randomly compiled during my March 2009 trip through New Mexico, Arizona and the Mexican border. These books enhanced my experiences in this wide-sky land of arroyos and dusted off the lives of those who have lived, thrived and survived under its relentless sun.

Fine, Glassman and Hamilton, curators. Georgia O’Keefe’s Library in Abiquiu. NY: The Grolier Club, 1997.

Grey, Zane. Stairs of Sand. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1928.

Mansfield, Sage. Pedernal: Poetry. Tulsa, 2000.

Norwood & Monk, editors. The Desert is No Lady: Southwestern Landscapes in Women’s Writing and Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.

Poling-Kempes, Lesley. Ghost Ranch. Tuscon: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2005.