by Jodi PetersonWe've pored over the latest from publishers and picked out a selection of books - by Western authors and/or on Western subjects - that we'd like to curl up with this fall. All have recently been released, or will be in the next few months; we've listed them here alphabetically by categories, according to the author's last name.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, Little, Brown Young Readers, September * The Chase, Clive Cussler, Putnam, November * Wind Tails, Anne DeGrace, McArthur & Company, October * Coyota, Martha Egan, Papalote Press, October * One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box: Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, and Minor Robberies, Dave Eggers, Sarah Manguso, Deb Olin Unferth, McSweeney's, September * The Water Cure, Percival Everett, Graywolf Press, August * The Flowers, Dagoberto Gilb, Grove Press, February 2008 * The Hearts of Horses, Molly Gloss, Houghton Mifflin, November * New Stories from the Southwest, edited by D. Seth Horton, Swallow Press, February 2008 * Powers: Annals of the Western Shore, Ursula K. LeGuin, Harcourt Children's Books, September * The Empanada Brotherhood, John Nichols, Chronicle Books, October * Songs Without Words, Ann Packer, Knopf, September * Strange as This Weather Has Been, Ann Pancake, Shoemaker & Hoard, September * Refresh, Refresh: Stories, Benjamin Percy, Graywolf Press, October * A Roaring in the Blood, edited by Annie Proulx, Sporting Classics, August * Guacamole Dip, Daniel Reveles, Sunbelt Publications, October * The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, October * Turpentine, Spring Warren, Black Cat/Grove, September * Desert Gothic, Don Waters, University of Iowa Press, September * Sundown, Yellow Moon, Larry Watson, Random House, September
MEMOIRS, BIOGRAPHIES AND OTHER NONFICTION Listening to Cougar, Edited by Marc Bekoff and Cara Blessley Lowe, University Press of Colorado, November * The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild, Craig Childs, Little, Brown, December * Starbucked, Taylor Clark, Little, Brown, November * Jukeboxes & Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey, Julianne Couch, Pronghorn Press, June * Night Driving: Invention of the Wheel & Other Blues, Dick Dorworth, First Ascent Press, October * Swimming with Trout, Chad Hanson, University of New Mexico Press, October * Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy, Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks, Island Press, October * Fast Cars and Frybread, Gordon Johnson, Heyday Books, September * Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog, Ted Kerasote, Harcourt, July * The Future of Nature: Writing on a Human Ecology from Orion Magazine, Edited by Barry Lopez, Milkweed Editions, October * Heirlooms: Letters From a Peach Farmer, David Mas Masumoto, Great Valley Books, October * How I Learned English: 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life, Edited by Tom Miller, National Geographic Books, August * A Man Made of Elk, David Petersen, TBM Inc., August * Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, Richard Rhodes, Knopf, October * Playing the Odds: Las Vegas and the Modern West, Hal Rothman, University of New Mexico Press, October * Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Reframing the American West, Robert T. Self, University Press of Kansas, October * The Great Experiment: From Tribes to Global Nation, Strobe Talbott, Simon & Schuster, January 2008 * Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature, Christopher van Tilburg, St. Martin's Press, November * Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson, Jann S. Wenner, Corey Seymour, Little, Brown & Company, October * No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations, David S. Wilcove, Island Press, October. © High Country News