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  • Books for lonely times

    Books for lonely times

    When you're camped all alone in the wilderness, there is nothing like a book to bring you comfort.

  • Invading the silence

    Invading the silence

    Annie Proulx talks about Wyoming's Red Desert along with photographs by Martin Stupich.

  • The desert that breaks Annie Proulx's heart

    The desert that breaks Annie Proulx's heart

    Writer Annie Proulx takes an unsentimental view of Wyoming’s little-known and somewhat scarred Red Desert.

  • The invisible man

    Chilean guest-worker Ricardo Arriagada herds goats that eat weeds to help prevent brush fires in Hercules, Calif.

  • When war came home

    Ivan Doig’s new novel, The Eleventh Man, follows a Montana man across the globe during World War II.

  • Longing for a buried past

    Rick Bass’ new short story collection, The Lives of Rocks, proves that his fierce environmental activism has not diminished the intensity of his storytelling genius

  • Under the radar

    Homeless families aren’t found only in urban areas. They’re also struggling to survive in the rural West, as shown by the story of Barbara Trivitt and her two children, who lived in a Jeep in Coos Bay, Oregon, this fall.

  • State of Jefferson: A place apart

    Brian Peterson considers himself the interim governor of the State of Jefferson, an area in Northern California and southern Oregon that has been talking about secession since the early 1940s

  • Alone with a radio phone

    The writer lives in the mountains, alone with a radiophone

  • A tribal renaissance

    In Blood Struggle, law professor Charles Wilkinson gives an inspiring account of Indians’ political and legal struggles during the last 50 years

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