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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 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
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
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
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
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
This week’s books contain collections of essays. In one, an author shares stories about the experiences that shaped her. In the second, a woman writes about being comfortable where the wild things are. The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This … 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
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
Last year’s Taos presentation by conductor and educator Oliver Prezant on opera arias was met with an enthusiastic reception. The Taos Opera Guild brings Prezant back for another entertaining presentation on opera this January. Working with the … more
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