The spoken word

  • Book art (watercolor)

    Diane Sylvain

If you haven't heard Page Stegner, the son of Wallace Stegner, read the long story, "Genesis," from Wolf Willow, you are in for a wonderful three and one-half hours. (Or seven hours, if, like me, you listen twice.) The same is true of another father-son combination, as John Maclean reads Norman Maclean's four-hour-long "USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky," about Norman's experiences as a 17-year-old with the U.S. Forest Service. These audio cassettes are beautifully produced and packaged by Audio Press, a division of NorthWord Press. Audio Press's catalogue includes Barry Lopez reading Crossing Open Ground, Terry Tempest Williams reading her book of essays, An Unspoken Hunger, and Charles Wilkinson reading his discourse on the West, The Eagle Bird.

For a catalogue of approximately 50 recordings, or to order, call 1/800-336-5666.

*Ed Marston