Julia Thom is a native of Western New York and has lived in the Farmington area since 1990. She and her husband, Mick Hesse, lived and performed in Norway, traveled extensively, and continue to enjoy music together. Julia is retired from teaching at CCSD and San Juan College, and devotes time to knitting and accompanying at First Presbyterian Church in Farmington, NM.
Artistry of Bruce & Sharon Rhoten for trumpet and piano, with music by Kaminski, Francaix, Torelli and more, with the North German Radio Philharmonic
Larry Kilham, Destiny Strikes Twice: James L. Breese, Aviator and Inventor. This biography of Larry’s grandfather tells of a creative inventor who lived for years in Santa Fe.
February 17: Jack Yerby, The Mystery of the Lost Will. This young adult mystery is based on the Nancy Drew Mysteries of old, with deeper character development and set in New Mexico.
W. Michael Farmer, The Odyssey of Geronimo: Twenty-Three Years a Prisoner of War, A Novel. Michael saw parallels between Geronimo’s life and the Trojan War as shown in this novel, written in first person Geronimo’s voice.
Catalina Claussen, Holding on to Hope and Being Home: A Southwestern Almanac. Catalina talks about how her neighbors and the plight of undocumented people inspired Holding on to Hope, and how Garrison Keillor was the model for Being Home.