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  • The Guymas Chronicles

    The Guaymas Chronicles by archaeologist David E. Stuart is a funny and touching memoir of the time he spent in Mexico in the early 1970s

  • Loss and renewal in the Northwest

    Steven Radosevich writes simple, painful, personal essays about the changing landscape of the Pacific Northwest in his new book, Good Wood: Growth, Loss and Renewal.

  • One war that's worth the fight

    In his memoir, Walking It Off, wilderness activist Doug Peacock tries to make sense of a life spent dealing with war, fighting for wilderness, and coping with cantankerous friends like the late Ed Abbey

  • A season of change

    In Chasing Spring: An American Journey Through a Changing Season, nature writer Bruce Stutz follows spring from New York to Alaska, examining the surprising changes that global warming is bringing

  • Don't tell her she can't: a profile of author Mary Clearman Blew

    Don't tell her she can't: a profile of author Mary Clearman Blew

    Mary Clearman Blew struck out on her own, leaving rural Montana and a life as a housewife to become a professor and writer.

  • The turn of the wheel: the many lives of writer H. Lee Barnes

    The turn of the wheel: the many lives of writer H. Lee Barnes

    Nevada writer H. Lee Barnes brings his experiences as a soldier, cop and casino dealer to his gritty short stories and nonfiction.

  • Seven months of solitude

    Seven months of solitude

    A young writer named Steve Edwards spends seven months living by Oregon's Rogue River in his memoir, Breaking into the Backcountry.

  • 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.

  • Lines in the sand

    The essays in Gary Paul Nabhan’s Arab/American celebrate the landscape, culture and cuisine of two great deserts: The Middle Eastern lands from which his ancestors came and the Sonoran Desert he now lives in.

  • Forces of nature

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

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