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Hillerman Country: A Journey Through the Southwest with Tony Hillerman

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With eloquent prose by bestselling author Hillerman and over full-color photographs by his brother Barney, this is a powerfully personal, visual, and literary look at the land that is central to Hillerman's bestselling novels.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 1st 1991)
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Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Any fan of Tony Hillerman should own (or at least read) this book.... especially those that have not visited the South West. He takes you through the Dineh & Turquoise mountain, Chaco Canyon, Canyon del Chelly, the San Juan & the high country with memories, tales and his brother's great photos.

One of his fond ironies is about the immense slab of sandstone that split off the cliff of Chaco Mesa and crushed the back wall of the ruin. The 100' tall 30,000 ton rock had been leaning since the
Deborah Edwards
Dec 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A book for anyone who loves the Southwest. Hillerman knows that country as well as anyone and shares his insights alongside some stunning images of the the Land of Enchantment.
Daniel Cornwall
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Beautiful scenery made more compelling by Hillerman's real life stories. A must see for Hillerman fans.
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Encourage every Tony Hillerman reader to get and leaf through this extraordinary photography journal.
Margaret M.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful photographs, lovely narrative, full of history of time and place and the author's connection to it all.
Chris Gager
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful book. I only looked at the pictures so far.
John McDonald
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read over 2 3-week periods, this is a compilation of photographs of scenes of Navajo, Ute and Hopi lands referred to in Tony Hillerman's books, but of other rivers, washes, mountains, and land that comprise the Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado lands of the Indian Nations. It is another example of how Hillerman, when he was alive, expressed his deep and abiding respect and love for the First Peoples. His brother was the photograph.
Mary Liljequist
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book, wonderful photography taken by Tony's brother, Barney. This book will take to you the the places Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee grew up and served as tribal policemen. It is out of print, but I was able to obtain a good condition used copy. I pick it when ever I need to take a vacation to the Southwest.
Dec 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, coffee-table style photography book that brings Hillerman's Navajo Rez mysteries to life. Of course, if you've lived in that region as I have, it'll make you homesick for the high desert of the Colorado Plateau.
Cynthia Kristopeit
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the material in this book, and especially a look into Hilerman's life and the way he wrote about the amazing beauty. I could feel and see the beauty and love of the land in his words.
Dominic Tartini
Sep 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful pictures - it is great to see the land that Hillerman talks about.
R. Lawrence
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Photos. Illustrated a lot of places in his novels.
Catherine Yee
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a gorgeous book. Wish I had had it when I first started the Hillerman series.
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Tony Hillerman, who was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, was a decorated combat veteran from World War II, serving as a mortarman in the 103rd Infantry Division and earning the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. Later, he worked as a journalist from 1948 to 1962. Then he earned a Masters degree and taught journalism from 1966 to 1987 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, wh ...more
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