High Country News September 14, 2009
A writer looks into the history of the people who lived on the Colorado mesa she now calls home.
Climate change is altering the lands we call home in ways we'd never imagined.
This essays and book reviews in this special issue of High Country News revolve around the question: What does it mean to be at home in the West?
Writer and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore talks about water, family and the sacredness of landscapes.
Todd Simmons founded a bookstore, a journal and a publishing company in Fort Collins, Colo., on little more than a shoestring and a dream.
A wandering writer comes home to Utah after chasing meteorites around the world for years.
Novelist Andrew Sean Greer talks about how the West’s vast landscapes transformed his life and his fiction.
New York Times correspondent and National Book Award winner Timothy Egan talks about his enduring love for the West.
HCN's fall break; a High Country News potluck picnic; visitors; giving due credit for a photo.
When you're camped all alone in the wilderness, there is nothing like a book to bring you comfort.
Jimmy Santiago Baca's novel A Glass of Water compassionately describes the lives of Mexican immigrants.
In Michelle Huneven's novel Blame, a woman tries to deal with her guilt after a drunken-driving accident.
Three new short story collections -- Nine Ten Again by Philip Condon, Where The Money Went by Kevin Canty, and Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It -- feature working-class men coping with damaged lives.
Two recent memoirs -- Siesta Lane by Amy Minato and Lift by Rebecca K. O'Connor -- raise questions about the meaning of home, for both humans and falcons.
Photos and an interview with the author of "Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35"
Nineteen high school students traveled to Washington's North Cascades this summer to witness and learn about climate change.
Two Weeks in the West
A family trip out West in 1959, when he was 9 years old, inspired Dayton Duncan to make a new documentary series with Ken Burns, called The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.
Search and rescue operations in Western national parks are often provoked by the mishaps of young men unprepared for their adventures.
This fall looks to be a great season for bookworms, and HCN lists a number of new books either written by Western writers or somehow related to the West.