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Scholar gives lecture on Crypto Jews

Scholar and author Gabe Galambos will discuss his novel about Crypto Jews in modern-day America, “The Nation by the River,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, and at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW. He will speak in Santa Fe at the Inn at the Alameda, 303 E. Alameda, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

AT BOOKWORKS: Julia Moore presents “Taos: A Topical History” at 3 today at the bookstore, 4022 Rio Grande NW. It is a history of the town with contributions by a group of historians and writers. Essays explore a wide range of topics tracing Taos from prehistoric times to its permanent settlement by the Tiwa Indians and its “discovery” and development by American artists and intellectuals in the 20th century.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Santa Fe author Nancy King will talk about and sign her novel “Changing Spaces,” about a Midwestern runaway soon-to-be-divorced wife who gets a “makeover” in Santa Fe.

Larry Greenly will discuss his young adult biography “Eugene Bullard: World’s First Black Fighter Pilot” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. It tells the story of pioneering black aviator Eugene Bullard from his birth in 1895 to his combat experiences in World War I and World War II.

Charlotte Gullick will talk about “By Way of Water,” a look at the Jehovah Witnesses in the rural western United States and the logging industry of Northern California in the 1970s, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd will talk about her novel, “The Invention of Wings,” about slavery in the pre-Civil War South and two sisters who became leading abolitionists, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming NE, in an event sponsored by Bookworks. Tickets are $5 and are good for $5 off the hardcover book. Tickets are available at

AT COLLECTED WORKS: Dennis Herrick and Western author Johnny D. Boggs will have a joint book signing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe. Herrick will sign “Winter of the Metal People,” a historical novel devoted to the Tiguex War, and Boggs will sign his new book “Greasy Grass,” about the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Laurie Arnold will sign her children’s book, “Hello There, We’ve Been Waiting for You,” at 3 today. When Madison McGee is orphaned and forced to live with her wacky grandmother in boring old Truth or Consequences, she’s pretty sure nothing will ever be right again.