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Patricia Preciado Martin, a native Arizonan and lifelong Tucsonense, is the author of three collections of oral history, Beloved Land: An Oral History of Mexican Americans in Southern Arizona, Images and Conversations: Mexican Americans Recall a Southwestern Past (winner of the Virginia McCormick Scully Award for the best history by a Chicano/a or a Native American), and Songs My Mother Sang to Me: An Oral History of Mexican American Women, as well as three collections of her widely anthologized short stories: Days of Plenty, Days of Want; El Milagro and Other Stories; and Amor Eterno: Eleven Lessons of Love (recipient of the Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award for fiction). Martin is the recipient of the Arizona Humanities Council Distinguished Public Scholar Award of Excellence. She met Jim, her husband, while serving in the Peace Corps in Central America. They live in Tucson.

To hear about Martin’s work and her own story, check out her interview on Tucsonense, a podcast exploring the essence of Tucson.
Patricia Preciado Martin (6 Titles)

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Amor Eterno
Eleven Lessons in Love
By Patricia Preciado Martin

Beloved Land
An Oral History of Mexican Americans in Southern Arizona
Edited by Patricia Preciado Martin; Photographs by José Galvez

Days of Plenty, Days of Want
By Patricia Preciado Martin

El Milagro and Other Stories
By Patricia Preciado Martin

Images and Conversations
Mexican Americans Recall a Southwestern Past
By Patricia Preciado Martin; Photographs by Louis Carlos Bernal

Songs My Mother Sang to Me
An Oral History of Mexican American Women
By Patricia Preciado Martin

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