Awards and News for Riding Behind the Padre
November, 2015: Riding Behind the Padre won the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best Political Book. The New Mexico Book Co-op, sponsor of the award, is a partnership of over 1,500 publishers and authors who are interested in showcasing and selling books about New Mexico, Arizona, and the Southwest.
November, 2015: Riding Behind the Padre received Honorable Mention in Arizona Authors Association 2014 Book Awards. AZ Authors, one of the oldest non-profit writers' organizations in the Southwest, serves as an information and referral center for the community, helping and supporting local authors statewide.
Pima County Public Library names Riding Behind the Padre one of the SW Books of 2014. Click here to read the entire article. You will also learn about the seven other excellent winners.
J. C. Martin, book reviewer for the Arizona Daily Star, selects Riding Behind the Padre as one of ten outstanding Southwest Books of 2014. Click here to read the entire article. You will also learn about the other nine outstanding books.
Arizona Daily Star names Riding Behind the Padre one of the outstanding books of 2014. Click here to read the entire article.
Review of Riding Behind the Padre from the Tubac Villager. I like the way they involved all the local book stores. Click here to read the entire review.
Bernard Fontana's letter to the editor of the Arizona Daily Star strongly supports Riding Behind the Padre. Click here to read entire letter.
J.M. Martin reviews Riding Behind the Padre in the Arizona Daily Star. "Collins lays out his ideas, opinions and experiences in clear, solid prose." Click here to read the full review.
Ernesto Portillo Jr. reviews Riding Behind the Padre in the Arizona Daily Star. "From his saddle, Collins, a Sonoita rancher and Arizona native, sees the border region much differently from most Americans, even those living north of the line. Collins sees a rich region and a people who share common geography, history and concerns." Click here to read the full review.
Kelly Flemming reviews Riding Behind the Padre in the Patagonia Regional Times. "Riding Behind the Padre is an important work deserving of a wide audience." Click here to read the full review.
R. Dean Fish reviews Riding Behind the Padre in The Weekly Bulletin, "A powerful statement on current affairs in the borderland". Click here to read the full review.