High Country News October 15, 2012
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 Gilman clan didn't go on normal vacations; their fossil-addicted parents trundled them across the West looking for the shells of long-extinct sea creatures.
Western authors and HCN staffers share their most-loved writing about the region.
New Western fiction and nonfiction for fall 2012.
A number of literary journals offer different perspectives on the West.
These days, most Westerners aren't born. We're made.
High Country News gets visitors from all around, searching for homes and going on adventures.
The author of She Had Some Horses and In Mad Love and War discusses her new memoir, Crazy Brave.
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.
The Native American author writes fresh but familiar stories.
New authors Tupelo Hassman, Ben Rogers, and Claire Vaye Watkins discuss how Nevada inspired their fiction and the themes of their work.
Two optimistic new books discuss aging water infrastructure in the West.
T.C. Boyle's new novel focuses on the lives of two California families living on San Miguel island.
Lance Weller's debut novel traces the path of a Civil War veteran in the Pacific Northwest.
C. Joseph Greaves bases his novel on a long-ago murder in Utah.
Award-winning adventure writer Peter Heller sets his debut novel in apocalypse-stricken Colorado.
Colorado resident Barbara K. Richardson crafts a novel about a pioneer girl finding her own salvation in Mormon Utah.
It took going east -- to Maine -- for the author to understand the West.
Wandering in the underappreciated sagebrush sea.
I'm a Westerner by birth, but family and community matter more than location.