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May 03, 2014
I'm in the midst of reading Talking Mysteries, and all I can think of is how my late father-in-law would have loved it.

One thing we truly shared was a love of TH's novels. Many times I had a few books in front of it before I'd get to the latest, so Irby read it first. I've recently discovered some of the come-see-this-with-me books, and am working my way through them.

When Irby died about two weeks after Mr. HIllerman died, I said that Irby was probably sitting right next to him, trying to get details on books yet published, and asking questions about anything of mutual interest.

I don't know how Irby discovered the novels, but my curiosity was piqued when the late Roger Zelazny dedicated Eye of Cat, I think it was, to Tony, Joe, and Jim. I read dedications and forewords and all, you see, and sometimes, as this, they lead me in interesting places.

I got the AAA map of Indian Country when it was published, and it is packed up somewhere with most of my library. I note that the AAA has republished it, or something like.

I really enjoyed travelling Dinetah with Mr. HIllerman, and I look forward to reading Anne's venture, already pre-ordered. Thank you for sharing your beloved with us all.
April 21, 2014
I enjoyed his books for many years
January 19, 2014
I have enjoyed his Books so much & now I have read the one his daughter has written what a wonderful tribute to her father.
November 01, 2013
November 01, 2013
May 10, 2013
Living in this strange world where so many people are motivated by greed and many stories involve nightmarish horror; I feel blessed that Tony Hillerman has shared his beautiful vision of the world with us. I feel a gentleness of spirit and a wise compassion shining through his tales of the Navajo & Zuni people & other novels. The sacred value of the Navajo people
'of being in harmony with all' - strengthed by the re-telling in Tony Hillerman's novels is a message of ancient hope spreading across continents into the minds of his readers. Bless you Tony Hillerman - you have captured & shared the otherworldly light of the desert high-county. From your heart, it lives on in our hearts, nourished by your words.
Blessings of true harmony to his beloved family.
A thankful reader
April 29, 2013
I will always love you Uncle Tony!
December 03, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss and our loss also. I just discovered Tony Hillerman's novels and have bought everyone of them and read them in this past 2 months. He gave us a better understanding of the different tribes. I can especially relate to the Navajos and need to be in harmony. Thank you Mr. Hillerman and rest in peace.
October 18, 2012
I am in the middle of listening to Tony Hillerman's memoir, read by himself.
I had read many of his novels in the past and always enjoyed them, so when I saw his name on a book-on-tape at the library, I bought it without even looking at the title, thinking it was one of his mysteries.
This recording is an amazing treasure of wisdom, self-observation, and observations about his fellow man. If you can find a copy, I highly recommend it.
I came online to contact Mr. Hillerman if he was still alive, to say how much I was enjoying the story of his life. I write this to help me process the fact that he is no longer with us, and will go back to listening to his voice with a pang of loss mixed with appreciation for all that he contributed to helping people to understand each other in this world.
Thank you Tony!
September 12, 2012
Mr. Hillerman is one of my favorite authors from my teen years. I think I first discovered his Leaphorn and Chee series in 1991, and over the course of two years, I read everything he'd written up to that point.

He inspired in me a fascination with the Southwest, an area I had never before visited. His words filled my head, and I still remember his Leaphorn and Chee books with fondness when I'm in that area, which is frequently.

Thank you, Mr. Hillerman, for the many hours I spent in the world you created!

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This evening Jim Chee and Joe leaphorn stopped for coffee at the cafe in Window Rock. The sat there silently. There was no need for words.

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