CORRALES – “That’s another whole story – about the artist who built his house down there. And the stories about that road. That’s another thing. It just goes on and on.”
Mary Davis is speaking about the intimidating nature of her latest book, “Hometown Corrales: A Family Album.” Profusely illustrated with photos, “Hometown Corrales” (Sunstone Press, $25) tells the story of Corrales through the profiles of about 100 longtime village families. From her hilltop home on the western edge of Corrales, Davis can see the entire village of about 9,000 people just below. But being able to take Corrales in at a glance and getting the whole story of the village into the pages of a book are two different things.
“I just couldn’t get it all in,” she says. “This book is just skimming the surface of these people’s lives. I’m hoping that what the book does is to show that this place is full of wonderful stories and full of the people who have stayed here. Corrales has not been diluted by people who moved here more recently.”