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  • Hidden in plain sight: A review of The American Wall

    Hidden in plain sight: A review of The American Wall

    In the two massive volumes of The American Wall, French photographer Maurice Sherif works with anthropologists, activists and writers to explore the border fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico.

  • 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.

  • Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort

    Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort

    In her new collection of essays, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, Kathleen Dean Moore writes her way to the knowledge that "sorrow is part of the Earth's great cycles."

  • Fall reading

    A list of the most intriguing current books by Western authors or on Western subjects.

  • Making a home for hope

    Laura Paskus interviews Western intellectual, activist and writer Rebecca Solnit.

  • ‘Men standing in the shadows began to weep’

    Writers John N. Maclean and Mark Matthews look closely at two famous – and deadly – Western wildfires in their new books, The Thirtymile Fire and A Great Day to Fight Fire.

  • Remembering Rrrrrip City!

    The essays in Matt Love’s anthology Red Hot and Rollin’ take a lively and nostalgic look at Oregon in 1977, the year the Portland Trailblazers won their one and only NBA championship.

  • Thinking like a fish

    The essays in Chad Hanson’s collection Swimming with Trout celebrate the wonder of water and its mysterious inhabitants.

  • Rolling on the rivers

    The essays in Page Stegner’s Adios Amigos celebrate the fragile beauty of Western rivers and the lives of the artists and explorers who journeyed down them.

  • 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.

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