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  • Daniel Orozco is out of the office

    Daniel Orozco is out of the office

    In Moscow, Idaho, Daniel Orozco writes darkly funny short stories that flirt with the macabre.

  • What lies beneath?

    What lies beneath?

    The likable characters in the three novellas in Jim Harrison's The Farmer's Daughter are all confronted by loneliness and brutality.

  • Pulp friction

    Philip Caputo's seventh novel, Crossers, amounts to little more than the literary equivalent of a popcorn flick.

  • Birders without borders

    Birders without borders

    In Jim Lynch's second novel, Border Songs, an eccentric, gawky birdwatcher works for the Border Patrol along the Canadian border.

  • The other Trail of Tears

    The other Trail of Tears

    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.

  • Why I ride the Greyhound

    Why I ride the Greyhound

    Every passenger aboard a bus becomes a citizen of the world, contemplating the Western landscape as it passes by.

  • In praise of prey

    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.

  • Searching for something to search for

    In Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey, William Least Heat-Moon saunters across America, looking for the strange and the true.

  • Another near-death experience for environmentalism

    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.

  • You ain’t from around here, are you?

    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.

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