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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Branigan Library Hosts Author Mary Morris

Photo of Author Mary Morris side by side the cover of her book Gateway to te Moon

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to a discussion with author Marry Morris at 12:30 p.m. on January 21 via Zoom. 

Award winning novelist Mary Morris will discuss her novel, Gateway to the Moon. Gateway to the Moon is a 20th century story of the ancestors of the fictional Northern New Mexico village La Entrada (Gateway). It begins in fifteenth-century Spain, continues through the arrival of Spaniards in “the new world” and the migration of descendants of the Columbus voyages to Mexico and the New Mexico Territory. The novel highlights the torture, pursuit, and resistance of the Jewish people from The Spanish Inquisition to 20th century New Mexico. A beautiful novel of shared history, Gateway to the Moon is a moving and memorable portrait of how the traditions of home and community, sometimes unknowingly, persevere. 

Morris will discuss her research techniques, writing style and methods, and her other award-winning works. Her most recent book, one of NPR's Best Books of 2020, All the Way to the Tigers, was published in June of 2020. 

To be added to the Zoom invite list for the discussion contact sagelibrary@las-cruces.org 

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