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  • A life unwound

    A life unwound

    In Michelle Huneven's novel Blame, a woman tries to deal with her guilt after a drunken-driving accident.

  • 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.

  • Writers of the Native American Renaissance

    Writers of the Native American Renaissance

    Native American literature is collected and analyzed in the anthology In Beauty I Walk.

  • As the crow flies

    As the crow flies

    In Crow Planet, Lyanda Lynn Haupt looks to the corvid family for lessons about life.

  • Desperate people

    Desperate people

    In the short stories collected in The Mechanics of Falling, Catherine Brady describes fragile people whose precarious lives are unraveling.

  • The spirit of the place

    In The Wild Marsh, Montana nature writer Rick Bass takes us through four seasons in his beloved Yaak Valley.

  • The meat of the matter

    The meat of the matter

    In Righteous Porkchop, Nicolette Hahn Niman takes on factory farming but gives ranching a pass.

  • Forager, feed thyself

    Forager, feed thyself

    In the essays and recipes collected in Fat of the Land, Langdon Cook retraces his path from fast-food junkie to wild-food chef and gourmand.

  • The stories we believe

    The stories we believe

    In Rick Collignon's new novel, Madewell Brown, the long-ago disappearance of a black man from a small New Mexican village is investigated by his granddaughter.

  • Conservation's First Lady

    Conservation's First Lady

    A fiery environmentalist is fondly remembered in Dyana Furmansky's biography, Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who saved Nature from the Conservationists.

  • 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.

  • Old trees, new ideas, and humility

    Old trees, new ideas, and humility

    In Old Growth in the New World, 28 writers and experts debate whether and how the Pacific Northwest’s old-growth forests should be managed.

  • Forestry from the inside

    Forestry from the inside

    The newspaper columns collected in Mary Stuever’s The Forester’s Log give an insider’s view of the challenges facing Western forests today.

  • The bizarre intersection of humanity and nature

    The bizarre intersection of humanity and nature

    The short stories in Laura Chester’s Rancho Weirdo revolve around the unexpected interactions of middle-class people with nature.

  • Western water in the age of climate change

    In Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West, James Lawrence Powell examines the impact of climate change on the West’s future.

  • A conflict of values

    A conflict of values

    Michael J. Yochim writes the primer on the Yellowstone snowmobile conflict in his admirably balanced Yellowstone and the Snowmobile: Locking Horns over National Park Use.

  • Renewing a battered land

    Renewing a battered land

    Richard Manning looks at the prairie and considers its future in Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape.

  • Fishing for solace

    Fishing for solace

    In Yellowstone Autumn, Walter Wetherell describes a short season of solitary fly-fishing and contemplation in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Nonprofits reap the profits

    Nonprofits reap the profits

    Christine MacDonald takes on the unscrupulous executives who run big environmental groups in Green, Inc.: An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad.

  • Raising cows -- and kids -- in the West

    Raising cows -- and kids -- in the West

    In The Family Ranch: Land, Children and Tradition in the American West, Linda Hussa looks at the way modern rural families live their lives.

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