Not by the Sword

Nash Candelaria


The second novel in Candelaria’s series tells the story of Don Francisco Rafa and his family shortly before the Mexican War in 1846.

“Rarely do we get such an interesting and educational peek into the complex and epic history of such states as New Mexico.” —Small Press Review

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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.