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Fall reading

New books worth a look

 

A harvest of good books is on its way this fall, from big names like Annie Proulx, T.C. Boyle, and Farley Mowat, as well as lesser-known writers like John Addiego, Selden Edwards and Bonnie Henderson. We've chosen a selection of new titles, by Western authors and/or on Western subjects, that we'd like to have on our shelves. All have been recently released or will be in the next few months; we've listed them here alphabetically according to the author's last name.


Fiction
The Islands of Divine Music, John Addiego, Unbridled Books, October * 2666, Roberto Bolaño, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, November * The Women, T.C. Boyle, Viking, February * Sweetheart, Chelsea Cain, St. Martin's Minotaur, September * Freeman Walker, David Allan Cates, Unbridled Books, October * The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff, Random House, August * The Little Book, Selden Edwards, Dutton, August * I See You Everywhere, Julia Glass, Borzoi Books, October * Renaming the Earth, Ray Gonzalez, University of Arizona Press, October * The Song of Jonah, Gene Guerin, University of New Mexico Press, October * The English Major, Jim Harrison, Grove/Atlantic, October * Ledfeather, Stephen Graham Jones, Fiction Collective Two, August * The Dharma Bums: 50th Anniversary Edition, Jack Kerouac, Viking, September * The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb, HarperCollins, October * Moon Lily, Susan Lang, University of Nevada Press, August * The Fire: A Novel, Katherine Neville, Ballantine Books, October * Fine Just the Way It Is, Annie Proulx, Scribner, September * Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Mark Richardson, Borzoi Books, September * Home: A Novel, Marilynne Robinson, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September * Judas Horse, April Smith, Borzoi Books, February * Crazy Love, Leslie What, Wordcraft of Oregon, July * Just Breathe, Susan Wiggs, Mira Books, September * Effigy, Alissa York, Thomas Dunne Books, September

Nonfiction and memoir

Let There Be Night, ed. Paul Bogard, University of Nevada Press, September * A Dolores Huerta Reader, ed. Mario T. Garcia, University of New Mexico Press, December * Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris, Bonnie Henderson, Oregon State University Press, October * With Picks, Shovels, and Hope: The CCC and Its Legacy on the Colorado Plateau, Wayne Hinton, Elizabeth Green, Mountain Press, September * Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honeybee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis, Rowan Jacobsen, Bloomsbury, September * Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese-American Family, Lauren Kessler, Oregon State University Press, October * Grizzly Wars, David Knibb, Eastern Washington University Press, August * Healing the West: Voices of Culture and Habitat, Jack Loeffler, Museum of New Mexico Press, September * Books: A Memoir, Larry McMurtry, Simon & Schuster, July * Otero Mesa: Preserving America's Wildest Grassland, Gregory McNamee, University of New Mexico Press, November * Child of Steens Mountain, Eileen O'Keefe McVicker, Oregon State University Press, October * As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart, Clyde A. Milner II and Carol A. O'Connor, Oxford University Press, November * Otherwise, Farley Mowat, McClelland & Stewart, October * Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees, Nalini N. Nadkarni, University of California Press, September * Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West, James Lawrence Powell, University of California Press, January * In Beauty I Walk:  The Literary Roots of Native American Writing, ed. Jarold Ramsey and Lori Burlingame, University of New Mexico Press, December * B Street: The Notorious Playground of Coulee Dam, Lawney L. Reyes, August * Unearthing Indian Land: Living with the Legacies of Allotment, Kristin T. Ruppel, University of Arizona Press, December * Rabbit Creek Country: Three Ranching Lives in the Heart of the Mountain West, Jon Thiem, University of New Mexico Press, October * Love in an Envelope:  A Courtship in the American West, ed. Daniel Tyler, University of New Mexico Press, October * Crazy Loco Love, Victor E. Villasenor, Arte Publico Press, September * A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir, Don Worster, Oxford University Press, October