Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico by Nasario GarcíaHoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico by Nasario García

Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico

byNasario GarcíaForeword byMarc Simmons

Paperback | March 15, 2015

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When Nasario García was a boy in Ojo del Padre, a village in the Rio Puerco Valley northwest of Albuquerque, he grew up the way rural New Mexicans had for generations. His parents built their own adobe house, raised their own food, hauled their water from the river, and brought up their children to respect the old ways. In this account of his boyhood García writes unforgettably about his family's village life, telling story after story, all of them true, and fascinating everyone interested in New Mexico history and culture.

Nasario Garcia is Professor of Languages at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. A native New Mexican, he has served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. His books include Mas Antes: Hispanic Folklore of the Rio Puerco Valley and Brujas, Bultos, y Brasas: Tales of Witchcraft and the Superna...
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Title:Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New MexicoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6.05 × 1 inPublished:March 15, 2015Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:082635565X

ISBN - 13:9780826355652

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"Growing up on the Rio Puerco in the 1940s, Nasario García was part of one of the last generations to experience the strong family and community bonds that made life in rural New Mexican villages possible. His touching recollections of his life through folklore and family history are told with humor and drama."--Frances Levine, coeditor of Telling New Mexico: A New History