NEW RELEASES, AWARDS & REVIEWS
Several of our books have received special recognition recently and we are very proud of it!



2009 Lansing B. Bloom History Award, Historical Society of New Mexico



The Whole Damned World has been honored with the Caliente Award from ReadingNew Mexico as a "must-read" book.


8 Finalists in the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards, 12 Books Awards in 2008 and 37 Book Awards in 2007, including 8 awards in New Mexico Book Awards and 4 Awards in INDIE Excellence Books Awards



Selected as Finalists in the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards

A Century of Masters
Nicolasa Chávez, Multi-Cultural

New Mexico & Politicians of the Past
Don Bullis, Political

Old West Trivia Book
Don Bullis, Reference

Sacred Feminine
Judith McLaughlin, Religious

Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy
Jon Hunner, Anthology

Three Dog Night
Cheryl Montoya, Fiction-Other

Visions Underground
Lois Manno, Arts

The Whole Damned World
Martha Shipman Andrews, History







Rio Grande Books received 8 Finalist Awards and 4 Winners in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards, including:
Avenging Victorio by Dave DeWitt (Adventure or Drama Novel) -- Finalist and Winner
Cooking with Lavender by Suzanne Smith (Finalist, Gardening)
New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary Vol II by Don Bullis (Other Nonfiction) -- Finalist and Winner
New Mexico in 1801 by Rick Hendricks (Finalist, Other Nonfiction)
Our Favorite Recipes by Albuquerque The Magazine (First Book) -- Finalist and Winner
Saints of the Pueblos by Charles Carrillo (Religious Book) -- Finalist and Winner
The Stranger Comes at Sundown by Jane Awalt (Finalist, Health)
Tradition & Heritage by Virginia Ortiz (Finalist, Religious Book)


Atarque: Now all Is Silent... by Pauline Chavez Bent
2008 FINALIST-REGIONAL, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Hispanic Subject
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Multicultural NonFiction

Avenging Victorio by Dave DeWitt
2008 FINALIST-ADVENTURE/DRAMA NOVEL, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2008 FINALIST-HISTORICAL FICTION, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Fiction & Literature, Multicultural Fiction
REVIEWED IN True West Magazine
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine
REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews (twice)
REVIEWED ON ReaderViews.com
REVIEWED ON BellaOnline.com
REVIEWED ON Amazon.com (three times)
REVIEWED ON POSH Magazine

Between Two Countries by Joseph Sanchez, Bruce Erickson, and Jerry Gurule
2008 FINALIST-HISTORY, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 NOTABLE BOOK, SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, History: U.S.

Cooking With Lavender by Suzanne Smith
2008 FINALIST-GARDENING, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

Dejad a los Ninos by John Taylor

2007 WINNER, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Religious

Holy Faith of Santa Fe by Stanford Lehmberg
2007 FINALIST, HISTORY BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS

Memories of Cibola by Abe Pena
2007 PANELIST PICK, SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Multicultural NonFiction
2007 FIRST PLACE NONFICTION, HISTORY, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2007 FINALIST, BIOGRAPHY, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, June 2007
REVIEWED IN PrimeTime Magazine, March 2007 issue

Navajo and Pueblo Earrings 1850-1945 by Robert Bauver
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 SEMIFINALIST, BEST REGIONAL NONFICTION BOOK, IPPY AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, ART BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 SECOND PLACE NONFICTION, GENERAL, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2006 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, FINALIST, FOREWORD MAGAZINE
2006 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY
2006 BEST ART BOOK FINALIST, USA BOOK NEWS
2006 SOUTHWEST BOOK AWARD, BORDER REGIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
REVIEWED IN ABQ Arts
REVIEWED in Gather.com
REVIEWED IN POSH New Mexico
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, June 2007
REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews, June 2007
REVIEWED IN BellaOnline.com

New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume I by Don Bullis
2009 LANSING B. BLOOM HISTORY AWARD, HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO
2007 WINNER, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, New Mexico Book
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Reference
2007 NOTABLE BOOK, SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Biography: History
2007 FIRST PLACE NONFICTION, BIOGRAPHY, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2007 SEMI-FINALIST, REFERENCE BOOK, IPPY BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, REFERENCE BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN El Paso Times
REVIEWED IN Rio Grande Sun
REVIEWED IN Albuquerque Journal
REVIEWED IN POSH New Mexico
REVIEWED IN abqArts

New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume II by Don Bullis
2009 LANSING B. BLOOM HISTORY AWARD, HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO
2008 FINALIST-OTHER NON-FICTION, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

New Mexico in 1801 by Rick Hendrick
2008 FINALIST-OTHER NON-FICTION, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

New Mexico in 1876-1877 by Robert Torrez

2007 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 WINNER, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Media/Journalism
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, March 2007
REVIEWED IN La Herencia Magazine, Summer 2007 issue

Our Favorite Recipes by Albuquerque The Magazine
2008 FINALIST-First Book, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

Religious Architecture in Hispano New Mexico by Thomas Lucero and Thomas Steele

2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Religious
REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews, November 2007

Saints of the Pueblos by Charles M. Carrillo
2008 FINALIST-RELIGIOUS BOOK, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 WINNER, ART BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2005 TWITCHELL HISTORY AWARD, NM HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2004 FINALIST, ARTS BOOK, USA BOOK NEWS AWARDS
REVIEWED ON BellaOnline.com

The Stranger Comes at Sundown by Jane Awalt
2008 FINALIST-Health Book, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

A Tapestry of Kinship by Esquibel & Carrillo

REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews, September 2007

Tradition & Heritage by Virginia Ortiz
2008 FINALIST-RELIGION, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS

Villages & Villagers by Abe Pena

2007 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Multicultural NonFiction
2007 SECOND PLACE NONFICTION, HISTORY, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2007 FINALIST, BIOGRAPHY, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN ForeWord Magazine, May/June issue
REVIEWED IN PrimeTime Magazine, March 2007 issue
REVIEWED IN La Herencia Magazine, Summer 2007 issue
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, June 2007

Wake for A Fat Vicar by Fray Angelico and Thomas Chavez
2007 FINALIST, HISTORY BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS

The Whole Damned World by Martha Shipman Andrews and introduction by Richard Melzer
CALIENTE AWARD from Reading New Mexico, 2009