For generations the Rio Embudo watershed in northern New Mexico has been the home of Arellano and his ancestors. From this unique perspective comes Enduring Acequias, in which Arellano explores the ways people use water in dry places around the world. Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.
Juan Arellano is a poet, artist, writer and farmer in Embudo, New Mexico. His previous books include; Ancient Agriculture: Roots and Application of Sustainable Farmingand Inocencio: Ni pica ni escarda, pero siempre se come el major elote.
Massacre of the Dreamers points out the omissions and challenges the misconceptions of a society that recognizes race relations as
primarily a black-and-white issue. Castillo’s essays analyze the 500-year old history of Mexican and Amerindian women in this country and document the ongoing political and emotional struggles of their descendants. It is celebrating its 20th anniversary of publication.
Give it to Me chronicles the life of Palma, a recently divorced 43 year old Latina. She takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her gangster younger cousin who is recently released from prison. Her sexual obsession with him flares as she checks out of her other options, but their family secrets bring them
together in unexpected ways. In this wildly entertaining and sexy novel, Castillo creates a memorable character with a flare for fashion, a longing for family and a penchant for adventure. Give it to Me is “Sex in the City” for a Chicana babe who’s looking
for love in the wrong places.
Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. She has contributed to many periodicals including the Sunday New York Times. Her writings have been the subject of many scholarly investigations and publications. Some of her award-winning titles include: So Far from God, The Guardians, and Peel my Love like anOnion.Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.