John Nichols


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in Berkeley, California, The United States
July 23, 1940

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John Nichols is the author of the New Mexico trilogy, a series about the complex relationship between history, race and ethnicity, and land and water rights in the fictional Chamisaville County, New Mexico. The trilogy consists of The Milagro Beanfield War (which was adapted into the film The Milagro Beanfield War directed by Robert Redford), The Magic Journey, and The Nirvana Blues.

Two of his other novels have been made into films. The Wizard of Loneliness was published in 1966 and the film version with Lukas Haas was made in 1988. Another successful movie adaptation was of The Sterile Cuckoo, which was published in 1965 and was filmed by Alan J. Pakula in 1969.

Nichols has also written non-fiction, including the trilogy If Mountains Die, T
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The Milagro Beanfield War

4.09 avg rating — 9,709 ratings — published 1974 — 24 editions
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The Magic Journey

3.92 avg rating — 499 ratings — published 1978 — 12 editions
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The Nirvana Blues

3.50 avg rating — 437 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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The Sterile Cuckoo

3.57 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 1965 — 9 editions
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The New Mexico Trilogy: The...

4.37 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1987
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The Empanada Brotherhood

3.55 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Wizard of Loneliness

3.83 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1966 — 8 editions
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American Blood

3.59 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1987 — 9 editions
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The Voice of the Butterfly:...

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On The Mesa

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“Each person leaves a legacy--a single, small piece of herself, which makes richer each individual life and the collective life of humanity as a whole. But do not despair, for despair is a despicable and bourgeois affectation; we must not allow it. As for what happens next, well, as the Cuban poet Regino Pedroso once said, "como forjamos el hierro, forjaremos días nuevos": as we hammer out iron, we shall hammer out new days.”
John Nichols, The Nirvana Blues

“We are touched by magic wands. For just a fraction of our day life is perfect, and we are absolutely happy and in harmony with the earth. The feeling passes much too quickly. But the memory – and the anticipation of other miracles – sustains us in the battle indefinitely.”
John Nichols, A Fragile Beauty: John Nichols' Milagro Country: Text and Photographs from His Life and Work

“Listen cousin, the way things are supposed to work out, one day the struggles of all you screwed up little underdogs will forge a permanent rainbow that'll encircle this entire earth, I should live so long.”
John Treadwell Nichols, The Milagro Beanfield War

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