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IN THE RIVER PROVINCE

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Short Story Collection

In The River Province

It’s the Good Friday pilgrimage to Chimayó. Take a donut, a slice of orange, a cup of hot coffee from the people along the way who’ve set up trays and coolers to feed you. If it snows, hunch your shoulders, tuck your face, and keep walking. Your mind may be busy — or clean, as though you had no home to go back to. For this one day, the road is all the home that is necessary. For this one day, you do not make the mistake of feeling alone. So many people, so many stories are walking beside you.

 

Reviews

“A brilliant performance … an evocation of a people and a place that becomes the revelation of  every people in every place.” 

—N. Scott Momaday, author of House Made of Dawn

 

"A prose poem to New Mexico that will endure to become a classic."

—John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War    

 

"Ms. Sandlin brings life's wonders and sorrows right up close, treating them with a rare and wrenching tenderness."

—Paula Friedman, Dallas Morning News

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