Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:00pm EDT —
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:45pm EDT
Hillerman, Anne. Spider Woman’s Daughter (Harper $25.99). What a treat this is, a joy for all you fans of Tony Hillerman and his special literary landscape. His daughter Anne brings you the legendary lieutenant, Joe Leaphorn, although he takes a bullet to the head in the opening pages and spends the book in ICU. Jim Chee has grown into his life as a policeman, a Navajo singer, and husband to Officer Bernie Manuelito. Bernie is mostly the narrator in this tale which takes us around the Rez, to Santa Fe, and over to Chaco Canyon. Its ruins and culture play a role in the story. What I loved the most is the way Anne writes about New Mexico and about the Navajo. I felt that her dad was sitting over her shoulder, and smiling! It’s beautiful stuff. Margaret Coel adds her rave and allows she and Sandi Ault helped push Anne into writing this novel, the first of what I hope will be more. I own an entire run of autographed Hillermans, pride of my library, and cannot wait to add this gem to it.