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With the powerful simplicity that characterizes the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Laughing Boy, Oliver La Farge depicts the colorful and true accounts of the enchanting life of his wife Consuelo Baca and her family on a sprawling sheep ranch in the 1920's. Set in a valley nestled in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, Behind the Mountains is full of lively and poignant anWith the powerful simplicity that characterizes the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Laughing Boy, Oliver La Farge depicts the colorful and true accounts of the enchanting life of his wife Consuelo Baca and her family on a sprawling sheep ranch in the 1920's. Set in a valley nestled in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, Behind the Mountains is full of lively and poignant anecdotes about the Baca household, the village people, and a New-world Spanish style of life that was ended by the Depression and the encroachment of the outside world....

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ISBN : 9780912880075
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 185 Pages
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Behind the Mountains Reviews

  • Susan
    2018-09-13 15:33

    Having just come back from New Mexico I really enjoyed this autobiographical book about the family that La Farge married into, a family that lived in the ranges of New Mexico for many generations. The Bacas ran a large ranch, employing local families, until the death of the patriarch and the depression forced them to sell and move into the city. This is really a tale of a lost time, when there was little migration within the community, little communication - phones and autos just replacing horses, donkeys and walking. Seems long ago. Class differences and conflicts ignored in the telling - as this is how the family really saw themselves.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-09-06 12:50

    Interesting stories about life in Rociada, NM, in the early 1900s, made more interesting by the fact that the central characters are relatives of my husband. The author paints vivid pictures of life in the Old West as it is giving way to the modern era.

  • Rick Muir
    2018-08-26 12:40

    This is a slow and meandering book of several cultures in early 1900's New Mexico basically stating that happiness resides in close families and family traditions. I liked it very much.

  • Madeleine Wolfe
    2018-08-27 13:37

    delightful! and in New Mexico!