Books by Jimmy Santiago Baca

A GLASS OF WATER by Jimmy Santiago Baca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A potentially interesting story sabotaged by lack of discipline."
Mexican-American brothers struggle against prejudice and adversity in this first novel from poet/memoirist Baca (The Importance of a Piece of Paper, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
THE IMPORTANCE OF A PIECE OF PAPER by Jimmy Santiago Baca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Vivid, horrific, visionary, disarmingly sentimental tales: let's hope for a novel to follow soon."
The Pushcart Prize-winning memoirist and poet returns to the barren New Mexico landscape, troubled families, outlaw gangs, and despairing orphanages of his youth. Read full book review >
A PLACE TO STAND by Jimmy Santiago Baca
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2001

"A brutally unflinching look back at a dead-end youth that became a crucible for vivid and vital art."
A mercifully brief memoir of the Pushcart Prize- and American Book Award-winning Hispanic poet's criminal past, and his agonizingly slow discovery of the redemptive power of writing while serving a prison term. Read full book review >