William deBuys writes poetically and thoughtfully about his own life in New Mexico in The Walk.
by Laura Paskus,
Dec 24, 2007
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.
by Tony Fitzpatrick,
Mar 29, 2012
A View from the Inland Empire, a new
collection of essays from Stephen J. Lyons, is an honest account of
coming to — and later leaving — the West, and in the
process learning about home and heart and family
by Laura Paskus,
Feb 20, 2006
In his debut novel, The Wilding, Benjamin Percy captures our ambiguous attitudes toward the natural world.
by Jodi Peterson,
Sep 12, 2010
When you're camped all alone in the wilderness, there is nothing like a book to bring you comfort.
by Emma Brown,
Sep 13, 2009
A writer looks into the history of the people who lived on the Colorado mesa she now calls home.
by Michelle Nijhuis ,
Sep 08, 2009
In Big Wonderful: Notes from Wyoming, Kevin Holdsworth
describes his love for a harsh landscape in essays, poetry and
by Julianne Couch,
Feb 05, 2007
Westerners, like most Americans, are deeply in love with
their lawns – but in an time of increasing drought, the
Kentucky bluegrass is going to have to go
by Paul Larmer,
Aug 21, 2006
The author remembers a long-ago hike up Pikes Pike with
her mother, who later died having no memory of that hike, or of her
by Diane Sylvain,
Sep 18, 2006
We are all, too much of the time, captives of the wreck
and the mistake. Can’t take our eyes off it, can’t stop
thinking about it, can’t stop picking that scab. We slide
into our merely negative identity — defined by what we
by David Oates,
Oct 16, 2006