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  • 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.

  • A life of words and wilderness

    Rick Bass’ memoir, Why I Came West, describes how his 20-year struggle to save Montana’s Yaak Valley held him hostage, preventing him from concentrating on writing the short fiction that he loves.

  • Forces of nature

    Amy Irvine’s memoir, Trespass, describes how she moved to rural Utah after her father’s suicide.

  • Small-town struggle in a big land

    In his first book, The Enders Hotel, Brandon R. Schrand describes a childhood spent growing up in a funky hotel in the small town of Soda Springs, Idaho.

  • A life in the wild

    A life in the wild

    Carter Niemeyer's memoir Wolfer is the entertaining story of a government trapper who loves wildlife - especially serious predators like wolves.

  • River Town

    River Town

    Flagstaff, Ariz., may not really have its own river, but to many of its residents it is a true river town.

  • Generosity of voice and heart: A review of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Generosity of voice and heart: A review of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild describes her arduous trek along the Pacific Crest Trail as she seeks to recover from life-changing grief.

  • Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground

    Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground

    In 1960, an Illinois mailman falls in love with the desert through the pages of Arizona Highways and hands on his dream -- and a piece of Mohave County --to his son and grandson.

  • The Sum of our Past: Revisiting Pioneer Women

    In The Sum of Our Past, Judy Busk weaves personal memoir and historical research together as she retraces the Mormon and Oregon Trails in the modern "covered wagon" of her van

  • Seeking peace in nuclear times

    In Folding Paper Cranes: An Atomic Memoir, former U.S. Marine Leonard Bird offers a heartbreaking and yet hopeful personal account of nuclear war

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