Mary Austin

Mary Austin (1868-1934), one of the most prolific and eclectic writers of the American Southwest, identified herself as a feminist, mystic, naturalist, and ethnologist. Recent decades have witnessed a renewed scholarly interest in and a major critical revival of Austin, resulting in the reprinting of much of her work. 

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One-Smoke Stories is a collection of folk tales from Native American, Spanish Colonial, mestizo, and European American peoples of the Southwest retold in the enthralling words of one of the bestselling writers of her day, Mary Austin. One-Smoke Stories introduces us to a multicultural treasury of character types: lovers, hunters, bandits, shepherds, miners, ranchers, homesteaders, missionaries, government offcials, and supernatural beings.