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  • 'Yes' to desire and an end to fear

    'Yes' to desire and an end to fear

    Charles Bowden's new book, Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing, reiterates the bad news of today but declares that times are changing.

  • A deliberate life in the Rockies

    On the Wild Edge is David Peterson’s account of the two decades he and his wife, Caroline, have spent living close to nature in a cabin in the mountains of southern Colorado

  • A eulogy for the West that was

    In Requiem for the West, Roger Brown laments the loss of soul and solitude in the small mountain towns of the Colorado Rockies

  • 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.

  • A life measured in cordwood: A review of Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men

    A life measured in cordwood: A review of Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men

    Cindy Bellinger's memoir, Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men, introduces us to a determined, 60-something, chainsaw-wielding Western woman.

  • A very brief conversation with a Jet Fighter

    A long solitary hike through an empty, pristine desert is interrupted by a close encounter with an F-16 fighter plane

  • Are you an Indian?

    Are you an Indian?

    In his memoir, Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, Jim Kristofic remembers the challenges and joys of a tough childhood spent on the Navajo Nation.

  • Dry-hiking in a desert awash with history

    A 61-year-old hiker and two middle-aged friends take an epic hike through Arizona in David Roberts’ new book, Sandstone Spine

  • Excerpt from “The Ogallala Road”

    Excerpt from “The Ogallala Road”

    An author returns to a family farm in Kansas to explore drought and depletion.

  • Filling empty pages: A review of When Women Were Birds

    Filling empty pages: A review of When Women Were Birds

    In her latest memoir, When Women Were Birds, writer Terry Tempest Williams tries to solve the mystery of the cloth-bound journals her dying mother left her -- all of them completely blank.

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