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The Guymas Chronicles


The Guaymas Chronicles, David E. Stuart, 394 pages, hardcover $24.95. University of New Mexico Press, 2003.

Anyone familiar with Southwestern archaeology will recognize the name David Stuart. Only this time, he’s not authoring a ground-breaking study of the Anasazi; he’s writing a memoir of the time he spent in Mexico during the early 1970s. It’s a fun read, and Stuart is a compassionate observer of street life. Sections will make you laugh, but the ending will have you in tears.