Items by Cherie Newman
Matt Pavelich takes what appears to be an ordinary tale about traveling the rural West and turns into something much darker and stranger in his new novel.
In The Man Who Quit Money, Mark Sundeen tells the story of Daniel Suelo of Moab, Utah, a well-educated idealist who has chosen to dumpster-dive for food and live illegally in public-land caves.
Catherine C. Robbins seeks to go beyond the stereotypes about Native Americans in her essays in All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos).
Manuel Muñoz creates a dark mystery inspired by the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's legendary thriller Psycho.
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."
Charles Wilkinson's new book, The People Are Dancing Again: The History of the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon describes how a tribe "terminated" by the federal government fought to regain its identity.
In The Light in High Places, naturalist Joe Hutto considers Wyoming wilderness, bighorn sheep, cowboys and other rare Western species.
Timothy Egan's new book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, credits early firefighters for saving the Forest Service.
Three new short story collections -- Nine Ten Again by Philip Condon, Where The Money Went by Kevin Canty, and Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It -- feature working-class men coping with damaged lives.
In Yellowstone Autumn, Walter Wetherell describes a short season of solitary fly-fishing and contemplation in Yellowstone National Park.
- Dale Lockwood on Mule deer in decline, crude oil spills and violence against federal staffers.
- G M Ferguson on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town
- Kathy Dimont on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- Rich Schrader on How the West will feel groundwater shortages
- Rich Schrader on Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson