Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

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Byline: Review by David Steinberg

Essays foster an understanding of the links between N.M.'s urban, rural residents

"The River in Winter -- New and Selected Essays" by Stanley Crawford

University of New Mexico Press, $21.95, 170 pp.

Just because you may reside in Albuquerque doesn't mean you can't appreciate Stanley Crawford's explanation of life in small-town New Mexico.

On the contrary. Crawford's essays in "A River in Winter" will give the urban dweller an appreciation of a small-town farmer's life ... and an abiding understanding of the links between the state's urban and rural residents.

Basic links such as food -- the farmers who grow food and the city dwellers who buy it at farmer's markets. …

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