1 Ignition 2 The Big House 3 Adobe Here, Adobe There 4 Lawrence and Mabel in Terra Incognita 5 Saving the Indians 6 The Blue Lake 7 Big Fat Secret in the High Desert 8 Conquistadores in the Saddle 9 Willa Cather in Disputed Territory 10 Red Hills and Black Mesa with Georgia O'Keeffe 11 An Offer of Beauty from Millicent Rogers 12 The Big House Remembers Epilogue Acknowledgements and Permissions Bibliography and Further Reading References Index
Jenny Robin Jones is a writer of many years' standing. Born in Wellington, where she now lives, Jenny spent her formative years in England, returning to New Zealand as a young adult to begin her working life as a teacher. She was for many years executive director of the New Zealand Society of Authors, served as its representative on the board of Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL) and was a long-term chair of the selection panel for the CLL awards. She also chaired Peppercorn Press, publisher of the quarterly review journal New Zealand Books. Love America is her fourth book.
Jenny Robin Jones turns her sharp perceptive eye to the dramatic landscapes of New Mexico and the writers, artists, designers and photographers who found inspiration there. Travelling with a companion known only as 'the old man', she sets out on the trail of Cather, Lawrence, Adams, O'Keeffe, Waters and the men and women who were their lovers, friends, enemies, hostesses, patrons and supporters. Written with energy and directness, Love America blends the curiosities, frustrations and pleasures of travel with literary pilgrimage, social history, artistic critique and the sheer delight of discovery. Above all, Jones' book is a touching testimony to the joy of a journey in the company of a good friend. - Fiona Farrell