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  • The Ardent Birder

    The Ardent Birder, written by Todd Newberry and delightfully illustrated by Gene Holtan, salutes the "lovely madness" of bird-watching

  • No frigate like a book

    This special issue focuses on books and essays that help us understand the complex, chaotic West.

  • Coming home to the cosmos

    Coming home to the cosmos

    A wandering writer comes home to Utah after chasing meteorites around the world for years.

  • Healing the border with words

    Award-winning author Denise Chavez created the Border Book Festival, and founded a Cultural Center in Mesilla, N.M., to help heal the cultural wounds of the U.S.-Mexico border

  • Book lust, Western-style

    Book lust, Western-style

    This fall looks to be a great season for bookworms, and HCN lists a number of new books either written by Western writers or somehow related to the West.

  • The reading season

    The reading season

    Fall brings a new crop of noteworthy books, both fiction and nonfiction.

  • Ruth Kirk, pioneering guidebook author

    Ruth Kirk, pioneering guidebook author

    A natural and human histories expert of the West reflects on her work.

  • When reverence isn't enough

    When reverence isn't enough

    Writer and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore talks about water, family and the sacredness of landscapes.

  • Hits and missives from Cactus Ed

    In Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast, David Petersen assembles some of the correspondence of Western writer Edward Abbey into an eminently readable but ultimately unenlightening collection.

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