Blown Away: A First Year in Santa Fe shows that you don't have to move to another country to experience the charms and frustrations of making a home in a foreign place and culture-you only have to move to New Mexico. For Santa Fe visitors and all armchair travelers, Reitenbach provides an inside look at what it can really be like to move to the City Different. Though conceived as a counterpoint to tourist-enticing depictions of Santa Fe, this story demonstrates how the power of place can transform those who embrace change. Twelve chapters trace Reitenbach's yearlong efforts to turn a house into a home. As each chapter unfolds, we see her succumb to the city's spell-without losing her clear-eyed perspective. Hardheaded realism tempered by an openness to serendipity . . . part cautionary tale, part journey of discovery-this book will have you looking at Santa Fe with new eyes.