Items by Brian Kevin
The likable characters in the three novellas in Jim Harrison's The Farmer's Daughter are all confronted by loneliness and brutality.
Philip Caputo's seventh novel, Crossers, amounts to little more than the literary equivalent of a popcorn flick.
In Jim Lynch's second novel, Border Songs, an eccentric, gawky birdwatcher works for the Border Patrol along the Canadian border.
British author Brian Schofield pulls no punches in his account of a tragic episode in American history, Selling Your Father’s Bones: America’s 140-year War Against the Nez Perce Tribe.
Every passenger aboard a bus becomes a citizen of the world, contemplating the Western landscape as it passes by.
In his unusual natural history book, American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, Steven Rinella reveals himself as a hunter with complex feelings about his prey.
In Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey, William Least Heat-Moon saunters across America, looking for the strange and the true.
Environmental contrarians Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger jump back into the fray with a new book, Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility.
In Brave New West: Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed, Jim Stiles rips into the amenity-oriented tourist economy that has transformed his once-beloved Moab, but he offers little in the way of useful alternatives.
- Jane Shafroth on Rants from the Hill: The aliens that make Nevada home
- Irene S on No direction home
- Richard Crow on Ranch Diaries: Why cowboy life is intense
- Richard Crow on Mass shootings in Western states, by the numbers
- Mary Mcallister on Wildland restoration is like marriage: An imperfect work in progress