IN SAGUARO’S SHADOW and TOO MANY MIRACLES
by Ernie Schusky
Ernie Schusky had two novels published in 2012. One publisher took three years to publish; the other, Wheatmark, took nine months. You may have seen mention of IN SAGUARO’S SHADOW. THE DAILY STAR listed it as one of the ten best books by local authors for 2012. Two Tohono O’odham protagonists vie with each other over registration for the draft in 1940. Like most conflicts between whites and Indians, the incident has its tragic and comic moments.
The other novel, TOO MANY MIRACLES, is about Yaquis in Sonora. An agricultural priest confronts an evangelical priest converting villagers to cash crops in order to save their souls.
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Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42. No. 1, February/March 2013