Santa Fe New Mexican

At the age of 23, Erica Elliott went to teach school on the Navajo reservation. After a rocky beginning, she fell in love with the people and their culture—and witnessed miracles that even now as a medical doctor she cannot fully understand. Her new book, Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People, is the first in a series of memoirs. It takes us to parts of Navajo country rarely experienced by non-Navajo people, where the young Elliott is finding her way as a young adult, with openness, curiosity, and the willingness to embrace–and be embraced by–a new culture, language, and land.