A rich gathering of essays that evoke the unique and mysterious appeal that New Mexico has had for some of the twentieth century's best known writers. Included here are selections by Mary Austin, Oliver La Farge, Conrad Richter, D. H. Lawrence, C. G. Jung, Winfield Townley Scott, John DeWitt McKee, Ernie Pyle, Harvey Fergusson, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman's Preface and Introduction are choice specimens of his incisive humour and his own deep love of the state.
Tony Hillerman, an Edgar Award-winning novelist, is author of the Jim Chee Mystery series, which has earned him the Navajo people's appreciation as 'special friend to the Dineh'. He lives in New Mexico.