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  • Crossing hearts on Colorado's plains

    Laura Pritchett’s first novel, Sky Bridge, perfectly captures the speech and rhythms of everyday life in the hardscrabble ranchland of the eastern Colorado plains

  • Mapping the Hi-Line: A review of Honyocker Dreams

    Writer David Mogen sets out to understand his childhood and his rural ancestors, who lived along Montana’s Hi-Line, just below the Canadian border.

  • Not just any book about the grasslands

    In his serious and poetic first book, Not Just Any Land, John Price takes a literary journey into the heart of America’s grasslands

  • Peering into the life of the prairie

    Photos and drawings from Candace Savage’s Prairie: A Natural History give glimpses of a beautiful, diverse region

  • Thanks, Frank and Deborah Popper, for pointing the way

    Pete Letheby admits that two New Jersey professors were dead right about the coming of a Buffalo Commons on the Great Plains

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • Bring on the immigrants

    Pete Letheby says the vanishing towns of the Great Plains and Midwest ought to open a welcoming door for immigrants.

  • The charm of a dying place

    A South Dakota native ponders the lure of the Dying Plains

  • The Greening of the Plains

    A conservation movement is stirring on the Great Plains, but local farmers are stuck with a harsh reality: It still pays to plow up virgin prairie

  • Waxing and waning in the Modern West

    Collaborative conservation may help revive both endangered prairie ecosystems and the struggling farm communities of the Great Plains

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