A hysterical call from her teenage daughter turns her dream trip into a nightmare. Minutes later, still in shock, Luli finds a bleeding man lying helpless in a parking lot. Her call for help is answered by Adán Alire, a former medic in Vietnam. He knows how to rescue the old man, and his kindhearted wife, Rosealba,knows how to help Luli rescue herself.
An Apricot Year throws together a quartet of dissimilar people who find their common humanity outweighs their differences as they meet in the shade of a bountiful apricot tree. "I always intended to get serious about my fiction writing at some point,” says award winning author Martha Egan. “But it took a hideous experience with US Customs to force me into it." Her semi-autobiographical first novel, Clearing Customs, was named Book of the Year (Fiction 2005) by OnLine Review of Books & Current Affairs. Both of her next titles, Coyota & La Ranfla & Other New Mexico Stories won Bronze IPPY Awards for Mountain-West Best Regional Fiction from Independent Publisher Online. Egan publishes under her own imprint, Papalote Press. Papalote's focus is on fiction and nonfiction of social and literary merit reflective of the culture of the American Southwest.
Her nonfiction books, Milagros: Votive Offerings from the Americas (1991) and Relicarios: Devotional Miniatures from the Americas (1994) were published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.
Egan has been a Latin American folk art dealer since 1974 and owns Pachamama, a folk art gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Check out her new blog here: tortillamartatellsall.blogspot.com. She earned a BA from the University of the Americas in Mexico City, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela in the late 60’s. She grew up in northeastern Wisconsin and is a rabid Packer fan. These days, she lives in Corrales, New Mexico, with coyotes, roadrunners, quail, entirely too many ground squirrels, and the ghost of an old cat.
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