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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

  • Natural comfort

    Natural comfort

    It seems romantic to die alone in the wild, until you begin to lose the people you love

  • Evolution of a timber family

    A Northwestern family finds itself in the midst of heated controversy over ecology and economics when it has to decide how to manage its timber farm

  • Living close to the bone in modern Alaska: A review of Bear Down, Bear North

    Living close to the bone in modern Alaska: A review of Bear Down, Bear North

    The short stories in Melinda Moustakis' book plunge the reader into the challenging world of contemporary Alaskans.

  • Safe out there

    To an aging, mentally ill woman named Jade, the beautiful Colorado day is filled with sinister, frightening demons, and even a well-meaning neighbor can do nothing to drive them away.

  • Gunning with the in-laws

    Jonathan Thompson learns to love guns – and to fear them even more than he did before.

  • Stories like a bale unrolling: a review of Conjugations of the Verb To Be

    Stories like a bale unrolling: a review of Conjugations of the Verb To Be

    Glen Chamberlain's short stories bring to life the people of a fictional Montana town.

  • Selling peace on the street in Flagstaff, Arizona

    In front of the Flagstaff post office, Mary Sojourner talks to strangers about ending the war in Iraq and feeding the hungry.

  • My great-grandfather the crow killer

    The author’s family likes to think that his great-grandfather has come back as a crow after a lifetime spent shooting the rambunctious birds

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