Southwest Books of the Year
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- By Alyson Noel. St Martin's Griffin. 306 pp. $17.99.
- Alyson Noel's story of a soul seeker set in New Mexico. Written for teen audiences.
- Fidget's Folly
- By , Stacey Patterson. Mountain Press Publishing. 36 pp. $18.00.
- "Finally Echo was going to fly.” So begins this story of two peregrine falcons, raised in a 'hack' box at the edge of a canyon. Fidget and Echo are brother and sister falcons who began their lives in an incubator and later were brought to the canyon to learn to fly and to hunt on their own. They grow bigger and stronger and soon are independent. The end notes tell the reader that peregrine falcons have been taken off the Endangered Species list and are flourishing. This brief picture book has good, clear illustrations and simple text. It is ideal for a second- or third-grade reader. [ ]
- Finding Casey
- By Jo-Ann Mapson. Bloomsbury. 316 pp. $26.00.
- This novel has bits of lots: Santa Fe lore, cultural diversity, cookery, romantic love (both adolescent and mid-life), ghosts, suspense, family values, exposition of cult mentality and abuse, social support services, and—ultimately--renewal. The characters are well-rounded and believable, the social commentary relevant and the plot keeps readers turning pages. It’s quite an achievement to cover so much ground successfully. [ ]