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  • Once upon a time in a small town: A review of The Other Shoe

    Once upon a time in a small town: A review of The Other Shoe

    Matt Pavelich takes what appears to be an ordinary tale about traveling the rural West and turns into something much darker and stranger in his new novel.

  • Hero worship: A review of Let the Birds Drink in Peace

    Hero worship: A review of Let the Birds Drink in Peace

    In Robert Garner McBrearty’s fresh and funny new story collection, ordinary guys occasionally experience an instant of greatness – and have to deal with the unexpected consequences.

  • Tales from the Edge: A review of Extremophilia

    Tales from the Edge: A review of Extremophilia

    The essays in Fred Haefele's slim collection Extremophilia, River Rats, Timber Tramps, Biker Trash, and Realtors are both casual and transcendent explorations of the West.

  • West to East, and a world away

    West to East, and a world away

    After 20 years in the West he loves, a writer is forced to move back East.

  • A life in the wild

    A life in the wild

    Carter Niemeyer's memoir Wolfer is the entertaining story of a government trapper who loves wildlife - especially serious predators like wolves.

  • It may be High Noon for tumbleweed

    It may be High Noon for tumbleweed

    The tumbleweed may seem like a Western icon, but actually it's an invasive nuisance that scientists are struggling to control.

  • Glimpses of the high desert

    Glimpses of the high desert

    The essays in Ellen Waterston's Where the Crooked River Rises pay homage to her home in the high desert of eastern Oregon.

  • Reasons to persevere

    Reasons to persevere

    In his novel, Blind Your Ponies, Stanley Gordon West looks into the heart of a fictional small town in Montana.

  • For a moment, we could get along

    For a moment, we could get along

    Despite our deep political differences, most Westerners work together when it counts.

  • The newest Westerners

    The newest Westerners

    Immigrants from around the world are changing traditionally white Western communities such as Boise, Idaho.

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