Taos Soul: Love Stories, Heroes, and Wild Adventure
John Hamilton Farr
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"It was Friday afternoon, and the post office was full of Indians..."
From the opening sentence, you know you're in a different world. Part memoir, nature writing, black comedy, confession, and journal of spiritual discovery, Taos Soul is a collection of 62 true stories about life in northern New Mexico. What's it like to live in an old adobe house at 7,000 feet with only a wood stove for heat and coyotes howling just outside the door? Have you ever hiked or driven where no one would find you if disaster struck? What happens to your marriage when your wife moves 1,200 miles away? And what happens in your heart, living on the edge where all of this is true?
The thematically arranged chapters cover the period from 2005 to 2010, beginning six years after the author and his wife moved from the quiet Eastern Shore of Maryland to the terrible beauty of Taos. About 50,000 words, four photos. [For the years '99 to 2004, please see Buffalo Lights: Tales From an American Journey.]