Items by Erica Olsen

Matters of life and death: A review of Contents May Have Shifted
Matters of life and death: A review of Contents May Have Shifted
In Contents May Have Shifted, Pam Houston writes about a writer’s journeys, both physical and emotional
A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan
A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan
In Mark Stevens' second novel, Allison Coil, a tequila-drinking hunting guide, investigates a mysterious death in a remote landscape much sought after by oil and gas developers.
Chronicling a lost river: A review of Dry River
Ken Lamberton explores a Southwestern desert landscape in Dry River: Stores of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz.
On the road, and on a date with history
In Uncertain Pilgrims, novelist Lenore Carroll follows a troubled young woman who is retracing the Santa Fe Trail
Elementary, my dear cowpuncher
In Steve Hockensmith’s historical mystery, Holmes on the Range, Montana cowboys inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories try their hand at solving a murder
Trading goods, and stories, on the reservation
In Along Navajo Trails, Will Evans tells the stories of the Navajo Indians who came into his Shiprock Trading Post during the first part of the last century
An artist's residency, unplugged
A writer spends time in a primitive cabin in the Colorado mountains, and discovers the wonder of silence and darkness
An artist's residency, unplugged
The writer learns about the simple life during an artist’s residency in a small cabin
Las Vegas: Images in light, images in stone
Looking for petroglyphs and then watching a light show in Las Vegas, Nev., leads the writer to think that people haven't changed so much over the millennia.