Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Anne Hillerman Launches Spider Woman's Daughter on October 2

Anne Hillerman, the daughter of New Mexico’s bestselling mystery author the late Tony Hillerman, continues her father’s popular series with this fresh new Navajo Country mystery. Hillerman’s debut novel,  Spider Woman’s Daughter,  is filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, and the rich atmosphere of the Southwest. 

The free program, will be held at the Inn at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2. The program will include a slide show with commentary and readings by Hillerman and students from the New Mexico School for the Arts.

Anne Hillerman shares, "I am honored and humbled to continue the Chee/Leaphorn legacy and to have the opportunity to give another of my favorite characters, officer Bernadette Manuelito, a chance to shine in "Spider Woman's Daughter." After growing up with Dad's dinner table talk about his writing, I felt as though Chee and Leaphorn were my adopted uncles. I am also happy to do what I can to help the Santa Fe Public Library continue its important work in our community. Without libraries, I never would have become a reader or a writer."

Hillerman is known for her books about Santa Fe and most recently author of Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn, with husband and photographer Don Strel. The book lets readers view the landscape of Navajo country through Anne’s remembrances of travel with her father to the places in his novels and Don’s photography.       
Admittance for the program is FREE. Valet parking is available for $5.00, or self parking nearby. 

Following the reading, the celebration will continue with a reception at the home of Charles & Edwina Milner, to raise funds for the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library. Tickets for the reception are available through Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic: 
www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf  Reception tickets are $50 per person (donation to the Friends of the Santa Fe Library) and $35 per person for Sustaining and Business Members of the Friends of the Santa Fe Library. (Sustaining or Business membership must be purchased by September 25th to qualify for the reduced price for the reception. Online Membership form: http://www.santafelibraryfriends.org

Anne Hillerman will be available to sign copies of the book which can be purchased at the event.  If you are unable to attend and wish to purchase a book, please call Collected Works Bookstore at 988-4226 to reserve your signed copy.

The event is sponsored by Collected Works Book Store and New Mexico Bank and Trust. Proceeds will support the Friends’ mission to preserve and enhance the Santa Fe Public Libraries.

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