October 15, 2012
Issue Summary: Our annual Books and Essays issue features essays about finding our place in the West by Craig Childs, Hannah Nordhaus and Sarah Gilman, author profiles, and many reviews of new books.
The author traces the paths of peoples that have wandered the earth for centuries, from Alaska to the Southwest.
The author considers family lore and legends, including a ghost story about her great-grandmother in New Mexico.
The Portland, Ore., based writer talks about the role of landscape in her writing and her debut novel, The Orchardist.
The author asks questions about life in the desert West -- who belongs there, and what belongs to whom.
- Millie Carson on Trump’s Cabinet choices reflect deep Koch influence
- Dale Lockwood on Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators
- Regina Johnson on Go ahead, wander your way
- Paulette Bierzychudek on Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
- Charles Fox on Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators