One of the all-time greatest western novels, Riders to Cibola, by Norman Zollinger, is being reissued by Overlook this month in a new paperback edition. Winner of the Golden Spur Award and honored as one of the Top 20 Western novels of the 20th Century by the Western Writers of America, Riders of Cibola was originally published in 1977.
A sweeping saga that spans generations, Riders to Cibola follows the life a young Mexican orphan, Ignacio Cruz, who lives through eras of intense change – revolutionary upheavals, world wars, and the decline of the American west. Modern readers will relate to the cultural struggles faced by Ignacio Cruz as he battles his tempestuous employers, The MacAndrews clan. Widely regarded as the quintessential novel of old New Mexico; both readers and critics alike have marveled at Zollinger’s vivid depiction of the Tularosa Basin and its harsh yet beautiful landscape.
Praise for Riders to Cibola:
“The raw beauty of New Mexico is the setting of this fine novel which presents a family saga inter-woven with a man’s struggle to exist in two cultures.”
– Rudolphp Anaya,, author of Bless Me, Ultima
“A strong, affecting novel, full of taste and fragrance of the Southwest.”
-Richard Bradfored, author of Red Sky at Morning
“With two Golden Spur Awards, Norman Zollinger has already established himself as a master.”
– Tony Hillerman