Nasario Garcia, No More Bingo Comadre: Stories

It takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has every one: from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals. Noted author Nasario García introduces us to some of these people and the challenges they face. The title character, Adelfa, flirts with the glamour of casinos and finds herself addicted to gambling. Sam "Spam" Austin, an inmate serving a long sentence for murder, is paroled, attends medical school, and becomes a doctor. The affable grandfather in "Yo Quiero Hacer un Lie 'Way," a hard-working and honorable rancher, stuns the proprietor of a mortuary with his request to put a coffin on layaway.

Master folklorist and native New Mexican Nasario García has published numerous books dealing with Hispanic folklore and the oral history of northern New Mexico and for three decades has dedicated his time to the preservation of Hispanic culture and language of the region whose primary roots rest in Spain and Mexico. He currently lives in Santa Fe.

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No More Bingo, Comadre!: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826360038
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - September 1st, 2018

Grandpa Lolo and Trampa: A Story of Surprise and Mystery Cover Image
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Published: Rio Grande Books - May 31st, 2014

Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket: La Tilma de Abuelito Lolo Cover Image
By Nasario Garcia, Richard Moeller (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780826350794
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 15th, 2012

Bernalillo: Yesterday's Sunshine///Today's Shadows Cover Image
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Published: Rio Grande Books - February 15th, 2014

Grandpa Lolo's Matanza: A New Mexico Tradition Cover Image
By Nasario Garcia, Dolores Aragon (Illustrator)
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Published: Rio Grande Books - January 1st, 2016

Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico Cover Image
By Nasario Garcia, Marc Simmons (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780826355652
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 15th, 2015

The Naked Rainbow and Other Stories/El Arco Iris Desnudo y Otros Cuentos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826345998
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 1st, 2009

Grandma's Santo on Its Head / El Santo Patas Arriba de Mi Abuelita: Stories of Days Gone by in Hispanic Villages of New Mexico / Cuentos de Días Glori Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826353283
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - June 1st, 2013

Tiempos Lejanos: Poetic Images from the Past Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826333018
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - January 1st, 2006