A sneak peek of Sunday's Spectrum

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By The Staff

Wondering what will be in the Monitor Sunday? Here is a preview of a story about the Authors Speak presentation, which will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Readers will find this article in the Spectrum section.

New Mexico has played a major role in Lee Abbott’s work. The author of six collections of short fiction including “Wet Places at Noon,” “The Heart Never Fits its Wanting” and “Love is the Crooked Thing,” explained the easy answer behind his literary attraction to New Mexico is that he grew up in Las Cruces. The more complex answer is “everything that mattered to me happened in New Mexico,” Abbott said.