Books by Gregory McNamee

Released: Oct. 30, 2017

"Those with a taste for Southwestern cuisine will find their hunger satiated by this readable, authoritative culinary and cultural history. (Disclosure: Gregory McNamee is a contributing editor at Kirkus Reviews.)"
Anthropology, recipes, and conversational storytelling find an appealing blend in a labor-of-love volume by the prolific, widely traveled Arizona-based author. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2012

"An ethnographic and historical prize from 'that anthropological desideratum above all others—the native point of view.'"
One shattered life in what was to become Arizona in the second half of the 19th century, on a personal scale and from a native perspective. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Well-executed, if small in scope."
An encyclopedic ingredient-by-ingredient guide to what we eat, and why. Read full book review >
Released: June 6, 2000

"Extensive and provocative: This collection will fire in readers the need to head for the hills in all weathers. (20 b&w line drawings, not seen)"
Mountains have been everything to people at one time or another—wild and terrifying, comfort and sanctuary— but it is in their transcendence "from our normal modes of being" that McNamee (Blue Mountains Far Away, etc.) chose the material in this broad and powerful collection. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2000

"Experiences such as these rambles, investigations, and broodings are what make up a life, estimable and visited by a curiosity that keeps it fresh and in wonder."
Elegantly distilled experiences in wild places—mostly desert, though Rome figures here, as does Kamchatka and the Burren and other places—that have moved McNamee's soul. Read full book review >