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Nash Candelaria Author- SECOND COMMUNION


by Nash Candelaria

“In a way you could say that my family was one of the causes of the Los Angeles riots of 1992.” So begins Nash Candelaria’s insightful memoir that focuses on how and why he chose to become a writer. As he explores his family’s more than 300-year history in New Mexico as well as his own journeys in the Southwest, the author reveals intimate details about his life and the truths he learned about family, self, and the world around him. With sparse, clear language, Candelaria tells a tale of conquistadors, family, a Depression-era childhood, and his personal transformation into a writer. Part family history and part self-examination, SECOND COMMUNION is a must-read for aspiring writers, those interested in Southwest history, and students and teachers of Chicano literature.

Nash Candelaria has been described as the historical novelist of the Hispanic people of New Mexico. His five novels, hailed as landmarks in Hispanic literature, include MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA, a seminal novel in Chicano literature; NOT BY THE SWORD, an American Book Award winner; INHERITANCE OF STRANGERS; LEONOR PARK; and A DAUGHTER’S A DAUGHTER. His short stories have appard in a number of literary magazines and anthologies as well as in two collections: THE DAY THE CISCO KID SHOT JOHN WAYNE and UNCIVIL RIGHTS AND OTHER STORIES. He and his wife live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

240 pp . paper . $18.00 . ISBN 978-1-931010-56-6

Bilingual Review Press

To order by telephone call 1-480-965-3967 or 1-800-965-3967, or http://www.asu.edu/brp

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Sheila Bender Author/Editor- Writing It Real Poetry & Essay Contest


Reading Period: Deadline June 30, 2011

In honor of parents, in honor of children, in honor of friendships:

Please send us unpublished essays up to 2,500 words or up to five unpublished poems on parents, parenting, children, friends- the subject can be yourself as parent, friend, or child or your parents or others who have held the role in your life, your children, your siblings, your friends. Sheila Bender will judge he entries. She will also offer you feedback on the strengths of your writings and on what you might work on next. A good value for the money!

Our constest deadline is June 30th.

Contest fee is $15 for those who subscribe to Writing It Real and $45 for new subscribers (includes a year’s subscription to Writing It Real magazine).

http://www.writingitreal.com- under “Magazine” link go to “Current Contest.”

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 3. June/July 2011

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