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Environmental activists revive English nature writer’s work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authors and environmental advocates Terry Tempest Williams and her husband Brooke Williams will present their latest project, a rediscovery of “The Story of My Heart” by British nature writer Richard Jefferies, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming NE.

Terry Tempest Williams is the author of 14 books, including “Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place” and “When Women Were Birds.”

Brooke Williams has written dozens of articles and four books, including “Halflives: Reconciling Work and Wilderness.” The event is free.

IN LOS LUNAS: Nasario García, an award-winning author, will read “Grandma Lale’s Tamales” to children at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Los Lunas Library, 460 Main St. in Los Lunas. He then will do a signing at 1 p.m. The Little Store, owned by “Grandma Lale’s Tamales” illustrator Dolores Aragon, 3590 Hwy. 47 in Peralta. Both events are free.

BOOK SIGNING: Norma Gail will sign her debut contemporary Christian romance, “Land of My Dreams,” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Bibles Plus, 2740 Wyoming NE.

IN BERNALILLO: Albuquerque author Rani Divine will sign her post-apocalyptic young adult novel, “Telekinetic,” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Under Charlie’s Covers Fine Used Bookstore, 120 E. Hwy. 550 in Bernalillo.

AT PAGE ONE: Barbara J. Langner, a local retired English teacher, will talk about and sign her second Albuquerque mystery, “The Detectives Who Loved Opera,” at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Page One Books, 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in the Mountain Run Shopping Center.

AT BOOKWORKS: Folklorists Nasario García and Dolores Aragon will sign their children’s tale for the holidays, “Grandma Lale’s Tamales,” at 3 today.

Gyasi Ross will sign “How to Say I Love You in Indian,” stories and poems that convey Native American love in many forms from romantic and parental to love of one’s culture and community, at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8.

Bookworks is at 4022 Rio Grande NW.

AT TITLE WAVE: Larada Horner will sign her book “This Tumbleweed Landed,” from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Title Wave Books, 2318 Wisconsin NE. In it, a window opens into another time and place, where ranching is the livelihood, telephones are scarce and dancing is the tie that binds a community.

AT TREASURE HOUSE: Local author and producer Ronn Perea signs his latest novel, “The Email Tango,” from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.

Also at Treasure House, Ellen Hasenecz Calvert signs and reads from her bilingual children’s book, “Nine Goldfish in David’s Pond,” from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 14.