Stacia Spragg-Braude is a writer and photographer living in Corrales, NM, just up the road from the Farm Shop. Don't let the silly title fool you - this book is truly incredible and is the winner of the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for Best Book and Best Biography, New Mexico.
This book is a beautifully written and engaging homage to Evelyn Curtis Losack, a woman farmer and water rights activist from Corrales, NM, as she drags the hoe through the earth making her furrows, and we follow on hands and knees behind her, dropping in the seeds. The story shares with readers how someone finds fulfillment, happiness, and a sense of self by connecting to those who came before her and those who will inherit all this when we're gone, to the land beneath her feet and the water flowing, to the seasons, to her food and to those who grow it, and to her community. In this way, it is at once a biography of a person and in the larger sense a valuable parable for our times.
Squash Bugs grabs you with its personal tale of a great life, lived to the fullest and with conviction, and keeps you turning the pages with the author's sweet way of diving into the heart.
- Hardcover with printed jacket
- 200 pages
- 8.25" x 8.25"