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  • Filling empty pages: A review of When Women Were Birds

    Filling empty pages: A review of When Women Were Birds

    In her latest memoir, When Women Were Birds, writer Terry Tempest Williams tries to solve the mystery of the cloth-bound journals her dying mother left her -- all of them completely blank.

  • Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground

    Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground

    In 1960, an Illinois mailman falls in love with the desert through the pages of Arizona Highways and hands on his dream -- and a piece of Mohave County --to his son and grandson.

  • Generosity of voice and heart: A review of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Generosity of voice and heart: A review of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild describes her arduous trek along the Pacific Crest Trail as she seeks to recover from life-changing grief.

  • A life measured in cordwood: A review of Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men

    A life measured in cordwood: A review of Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men

    Cindy Bellinger's memoir, Into the Heat: My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws and Men, introduces us to a determined, 60-something, chainsaw-wielding Western woman.

  • Home on the range

    Home on the range

    In one Montana family, it's a father-daughter Thanksgiving tradition to do things like build makeshift ramps to help trapped wild animals escape from stock tanks.

  • Mapping the Hi-Line: A review of Honyocker Dreams

    Writer David Mogen sets out to understand his childhood and his rural ancestors, who lived along Montana’s Hi-Line, just below the Canadian border.

  • 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.

  • River Town

    River Town

    Flagstaff, Ariz., may not really have its own river, but to many of its residents it is a true river town.

  • Are you an Indian?

    Are you an Indian?

    In his memoir, Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, Jim Kristofic remembers the challenges and joys of a tough childhood spent on the Navajo Nation.

  • A raw-edged memoir

    In her second memoir, Raw Edges, Phyllis Barber leaves her marriage and tries to find herself.

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