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Taos author Joan Livingston typed the first draft of her latest self-published book, "The Sweet Spot," in 2004 with one hand. Just a few days prior, she was hit by a car in a crosswalk near her western Massachusetts home, where the novel takes place. more
The focus of this week’s books is on history. The first uses vintage images and essays to document the Río Grande while the second entices hikers to reach interesting historic sites. more
This week’s books have a religious theme. In the first, a woman finds inspiration from the Black Madonna. The second explores Santa Fe’s spiritual history. more
"SEVEN," is described as "a riveting piece of documentary theater [that] tells the stories of seven courageous women from seven different countries who made significant social justice changes toward the well-being of women, families, and children in their respective countries." more
Organized and hosted by the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS), the Taos Writers Conference is planned to shine a light on the many talented writers, writing teachers and publishers in Taos County. more
This week’s books were borrowed from Taos Public Library’s new releases section. The first is a ranger’s memoir about his experiences at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The second is a novel about the women married to the men working in Los Alamos during World War II. more
SOMOS wraps up its 2017 Winter Writers Series with “Local Writers Night” Wednesday (Feb. 8), 7 p.m., at SOMOS, 108 Civic Plaza Drive in Taos. Writers who will be reading from their work include Katy Grabel, Brinn Colenda and Rick Haltermann. more
Searches are big in this week’s books. The first, a nonfiction book, is what the author calls “an invitation to consider a new perspective on how to navigate your life.” The second, a dystopian novel for young adults, has characters that find a way to escape a miserable existence. more
Wednesday (Feb. 1), SOMOS continues its 2017 Winter Writers Series with a reading featuring works for or about youth with authors Nasario Garcia, Robert Wilder and Estelle Laure. more
Journeys figure big in the books reviewed for this column. Rough-sawn characters go on a wild ride through the Deep South in the first while in the second, a Mexican boy and his family make their way in the United States. The Substance of Things … more
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