Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Mexico Fiction

I've been looking around for the best fiction with a New Mexico setting. I've found several helpful lists that give authors, titles, and sometimes short reviews.

The Santa Fe Library has some good lists.

From the Moby Dickens Bookshop in Taos comes A Selected, Annotated Bibliography of Books About Taos and New Mexico: Works of Fiction, prepared by Arthur J. Bachrach. http://www.mobydickens.com/selbiblio2.html#anchor568710. This is a charmingly personal list, with comments that make you want to drop into the bookshop and talk books with the people there. If you scroll down you will also see the list The Major Writers of Mysteries Set in New Mexico.


Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Clair, I'm enjoying your blog so much. I've been to many of the places you've written about and shared pictures of. Your warm comfortable narratives make me feel like I'm right there... kicking back with a cup of coffee and watching the sun literally "pop" up over the horizon with you.

And thank you so much for the New Hampshire "to do" list. Although I reside in breathtakingly beautiful crisp green (soon-to-be-white) Maine, and should have managed to hardwire these pre-winter tasks into my brain by now, I use the lukewarm excuse that I'm a relatively recent transplant (2002) from Berkeley and still haven't adequately learned all the seasonal routines that are so natural to all of my neighbors.

Besides, it's not like I'm going to be here forever. Destination: Clovis, or maybe Portalis. In a few years I'll be a participating member of the Southwest Universe you've describe so perfectly.

Thank you so much. Jean, Portland, ME.

clairz said...

Thank you for your comment, Jean! It's so nice to know who is reading. So far, I know of readers in British Columbia, California, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Washington, and now in Maine.


Towanda said...

Loved the New Mexico fiction topic, clair.

I have read all of Tony Hillerman's books, and now am working my way through Michael McGarrity's novels. I especially like the McGarrity books, because the setting for each novel is in a different part of New Mexico.

Hey clair! My husband says there is a model train museum in Clovis that he wants to see someday when we move to NM. I said "Oh goody! You can look at model trains and I can meet my friend Clair!"


clairz said...

Oh, goody is right! We'll go and have some green-chile-something at Leal's!