Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | November 29, 2014

    Neil Patrick Harris: IMG Neil Patrick Harris: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$18.75
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Biography- Literary

In the Shadow of Los Alamos: Selected Writings of Edith Warner

by

In the Shadow of Los Alamos: Selected Writings of Edith Warner Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Edith Warner (1893-1951), who lived by the Rio Grande at the Otowi Switch in northern New Mexico, has become a legendary figure owing largely to her portrayal in two books: The Woman at Otowi Crossing, by Frank Waters, and The House at Otowi Bridge, by Peggy Pond Church. Because she is famous for her tearoom, where she entertained scientists from the Manhattan Project, few people realize that Edith Warner was a serious writer. Here for the first time she is allowed to speak for herself.

The book's title is taken from an autobiographical fragment published here for the first time. Also included are letters, essays published and unpublished, and journal entries (salvaged by various friends from the original, which was burned after Warner's death at her request). The editor provides a useful introduction outlining Edith Warner's life and sets it in local and historical context, along with a wonderful collection of period photographs and a facsimile of Edith's famous chocolate cake recipe.

Thousands of readers have been fascinated by this modest woman whose friendships with Pueblo Indians and atomic scientists seem to epitomize the paradoxes of life in New Mexico. To read this book is to hear her own quiet voice, describing pueblo ceremonials, detailing the difficulties of life during the war years, and above all recording her own spiritual relationship with the New Mexico landscape. For Edith Warner her work in the world--building a house, running a restaurant, writing it all down--was a kind of meditation. People still come to New Mexico for the reasons that drew her here eighty years ago, and her response to New Mexico can now take its rightful place in the state's cultural heritage.

Book News Annotation:

Edith Warner, the owner of a popular tearoom in northern New Mexico, was also a writer whose work reflects the people and place in the first half of the 20th century. Burns introduces his selection with a history of Warner, Otowi Switch where she lived, and the people who knew her.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

To read this book is to hear her own quiet voice, describing pueblo ceremonials, detailing the difficulties of life during the war years, and above all recording her own spiritual relationship with the New Mexico landscape.

About the Author

Patrick Burns is a singer, songwriter, and music teacher in northern New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826319746
Editor:
Burns, Patrick
Author:
Burns, Patrick
Author:
Warner, Edith
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Pueblo indians
Subject:
Restaurateurs
Subject:
Tearooms.
Subject:
Los Alamos Region
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Warner family
Subject:
Warner, Edith
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Literary criticism
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-226).
Series Volume:
00-001
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in

Other books you might like

  1. Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor... New Trade Paper $35.75
  2. Pledge To Destiny Charles De Gaulle & TH Used Hardcover $4.50
  3. Bones Incandescent: The Pajarito... New Hardcover $29.75
  4. Of Time and Change Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. Passion for Islam: Shaping the... Used Hardcover $6.50
  6. The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story... Used Trade Paper $5.50

Related Subjects

Biography » Literary
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » New Mexico
History and Social Science » Economics » General

In the Shadow of Los Alamos: Selected Writings of Edith Warner New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$18.75 Backorder
Product details 306 pages University of New Mexico Press - English 9780826319746 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , To read this book is to hear her own quiet voice, describing pueblo ceremonials, detailing the difficulties of life during the war years, and above all recording her own spiritual relationship with the New Mexico landscape.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.