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  • No walk in the park

    No walk in the park

    In his compassionate, understated memoir, Walking Home, Lynn Schooler hikes across rugged Southeast Alaska.

  • Taking stock

    Taking stock

    Annie Proulx's memoir Bird Cloud and Gary Snyder's book-and-film project, The Etiquette of Freedom, unveil the private lives of two iconic Western writers.

  • Notes from a Wyoming sheepwagon

    Notes from a Wyoming sheepwagon

    Laura Bell's new memoir, Claiming Ground, tells of her years spent working as a Wyoming sheepherder.

  • When a scientist becomes an activist

    When a scientist becomes an activist

    In his first book, Storms of My Grandchildren, NASA climate scientist James Hansen explains the truth of climate change and reveals why he has risked his career to bring the issue to light.

  • Small-town struggle in a big land

    In his first book, The Enders Hotel, Brandon R. Schrand describes a childhood spent growing up in a funky hotel in the small town of Soda Springs, Idaho.

  • Forces of nature

    Amy Irvine’s memoir, Trespass, describes how she moved to rural Utah after her father’s suicide.

  • A life of words and wilderness

    Rick Bass’ memoir, Why I Came West, describes how his 20-year struggle to save Montana’s Yaak Valley held him hostage, preventing him from concentrating on writing the short fiction that he loves.

  • Safe out there

    To an aging, mentally ill woman named Jade, the beautiful Colorado day is filled with sinister, frightening demons, and even a well-meaning neighbor can do nothing to drive them away.

  • The romance of deceleration

    The noisy contrast between snowmobiles and cross-country skis awakens the author to the similar contrast between the life she has always wanted and the one she currently has with her partner, Billy.

  • Mortal fear and a state of wild grace

    In The Ice Cave: A Woman’s Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic, Lucy Jane Bledsoe chases her own wild fears across the landscape in search of a state of grace.

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