Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Valley of Shining Stone: The Story of Abiquiu” as Want to Read:
Valley of Shining Stone: The Story of Abiquiu
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Valley of Shining Stone: The Story of Abiquiu

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  3 reviews
North by northwest from old Santa Fe is the winding road to Abiquiu (ah-be-cue'), Ghost Ranch, and el Valle de la Piedra Lumbre, the Valley of Shining Stone: mythical names in a near-mythical place, captured for the ages in the famous paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe. O'Keeffe saw the magic of sandstone cliffs and turquoise skies, but her life and death here are only part of ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by University of Arizona Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Valley of Shining Stone, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Valley of Shining Stone

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 39)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Patrick Gibson
El Valle de la Piedra Lumbre is one of the most mythical enigmatic places in the West (I was going to say ‘on Earth’ but I tend to hyperabjectualize so I will try contain myself). I tell people there is a reason why Georgia O’Keeffe landed in the middle of this valley and never left. The luminous multi-hued sandstone cliffs illuminated by a turquoise sky does more than take your breath away. It affects your soul.

This is a history that reads like a novel. Long before O’Keeffe, the Spanish pilgrim
Kerstin Glynn
Oct 22, 2014 Kerstin Glynn marked it as to-read
My mom brought this back from a trip to NM.
Abiquiu is a mystical place and I want to spend more time there.
i am planning to read this in preparation for my New Mexico vacation!
Zoe marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2014
Lindy marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2014
Benjamin Thornton
Benjamin Thornton marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2014
Curt marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2013
Mark Allen
Mark Allen marked it as to-read
May 09, 2013
Carla Evans
Carla Evans marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2013
Clifton is currently reading it
Oct 28, 2012
Lesley Poling-Kempes
Oct 14, 2012 Lesley Poling-Kempes rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Lesley Poling-Kempes
Oct 14, 2012 Lesley Poling-Kempes rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Alicia is currently reading it
Jun 16, 2012
Blythe added it
Aug 07, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
My writing life is completely connected to my daily life on the high desert of Abiquiu and northern New Mexico. Like my "Bone Horses" protagonist, Charlotte, I was born and raised in New York, specifically in Westchester County. Unlike Charlotte, I loved the wild vast empty desert and wide blue sky of the Southwest on sight. I was always working my way back home to this exotic, magnificent place. ...more
More about Lesley Poling-Kempes...
The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West Bone Horses Ghost Ranch Canyon of Remembering Harvey Girls

Share This Book