Jan. 6th, 2011

purejuice: (macondo)
An email from the New Mexico Archaeological Society:

The New Mexico Book Co-op Announces the 100 BEST NEW MEXICO BOOKS

After a year of voting, the 100 Best New Mexico Books were announced in time for the New Mexico Centennial in 2012. Leading the list is “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya as the #1 Best New Mexico Book.



100 BEST BOOKS IN NEW MEXICO

TOP TEN

Bless Me, Ultima — Rudolfo Anaya
A Thief of Time — Tony Hillerman
Ben Hur — Lew Wallace
Death Comes for the Archbishop — Willa Cather
First Blood — David Morrell
House Made of Dawn — N. Scott Momaday
Lamy of Santa Fe — Paul Horgan
Milagro Beanfield War — John Nichols
Red Sky at Morning — Richard Bradford
The Rounders — Max Evans

The Other 90 )

This reminds me of that Onion headline in the parody of the smalltown newspaper, oh, let's call it The Macondo Manana [TILDE!!!]:

Two Macondo Women Injured
Air-Lifted to Hospital in Guam
Tourists Visiting Tokyo In 'Satisfactory' Condition
Tsunami Decimates Japan, 300,000 Japanese Dead

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