6 pm

Monday, Jan. 11


Collected Works Bookstore
202 Galisteo St.

's 2009 memoir,

The Mercy Papers

, hit bookstores to an explosion of praise, including a

in the New York Times. It's Romm's second book; her first, 2007's

The Mother Garden

(a collection of short stories), was also lauded nationwide.

The Mercy Papers

was named a top 100 book of 2009 by just about every publication ever, including the

and the

. It was actually in the top 10 for

, but who's counting? (We are.)

Romm lived in Santa Fe while she taught at the College of Santa Fe from 2007 to 2009; when the College announced (prematurely, as it were) it was closing, she signed on as an assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She visits Santa Fe for a book signing and reading to celebrate the book's paperback release.


the book last January and

Romm for the book's release. We're excited to have her back in Santa Fe not only because she's super-talented, but also because she's darn cute.