Memories of the Alhambra

Nash Candelaria


One of Chicano literature’s most celebrated novels, this tale is must reading for those interested in the American Southwest.

“Beautifully handled . . .Candelaria has probed a question many readers should investigate before dashing off to dig up their ‘roots’.” —The Denver Post

About the Author

Nash Candelaria has been described as the historical novelist of the Hispanic people of New Mexico. His five novels, hailed as landmarks in Hispanic literature, include Memories of the Alhambra, a seminal novel in Chicano literature; Not by the Sword, an American Book Award winner; Inheritance of Strangers; Leonor Park; and A Daughter's a Daughter. His short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies as well as in two collections. He and his wife live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.