The Book of Archives and Other Stories From the Mora Valley, New Mexico

The Book of Archives and Other Stories From the Mora Valley, New Mexico

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Collection of forty-two short stories and vignettes that together paint a portrait of the Mora Valley, the real-life northern New Mexico setting for a group of small nuevomexicano villages. The author partially based his text on historical information and the oral tradition of tales about healers, ranch owners, archivists, soldiers, scribes, witches, warlocks, penitentes (lay religious men), priests and others.
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780806155845
Branch Call Number: Fiction Melendez
Characteristics: xvi, 232 pages; 22 cm


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Meléndez shows us that the history of a people and place is much more than a collection of facts. In this dual language chronicle, he weaves together letters, poems, newspaper clippings, and most of all memories to tell the stories of Hispanic, Anglo, and French settlers in New Mexico’s Mora Vall... Read More »

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