The Ghost of Milagro Creek

By Melanie Sumner
(Shannon Ravenel Books, Paperback, 9781565129177, 267pp.)

Publication Date: July 2010

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.


The story of Ignacia Vigil Romero, a full Jacarilla Apache, and the two boys, Mister and Tomas, she raised to adulthood unfolds in a barrio of Taos, New Mexico a mixed community of Native Americans, Hispanics, and whites. Now deceased, Ignacia, a "curandera" a medicine woman, though some say a witch begins this tale of star-crossed lovers.
Mister and Tomas, best friends until their late teens, both fall for Rocky, a "gringa" of some mystery, a girl Tomas takes for himself. But in a moment of despair, a pledge between the young men leads to murder. When Ignacia falls silent, police reports, witness statements, and caseworker interviews draw an electrifying portrait of a troubled community and of the vulnerable players in this mounting tragedy. Set in a terrain that becomes a character in its own right, "The Ghost of Milagro Creek" brilliantly illuminates this hidden corner of American society.
Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Delacorte Press
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Bees
Laline Paull
Ecco Press
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Scribner Book Company

Make Your Own Wishlist

Update Profile