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  • Solo journeys, life lessons

    In the nine essays gathered in her new book, Hiking Alone, poet and artist Mary Beath celebrates nature from the point of view of an independent woman.

  • Rolling on the rivers

    The essays in Page Stegner’s Adios Amigos celebrate the fragile beauty of Western rivers and the lives of the artists and explorers who journeyed down them.

  • Thinking like a fish

    The essays in Chad Hanson’s collection Swimming with Trout celebrate the wonder of water and its mysterious inhabitants.

  • Remembering Rrrrrip City!

    The essays in Matt Love’s anthology Red Hot and Rollin’ take a lively and nostalgic look at Oregon in 1977, the year the Portland Trailblazers won their one and only NBA championship.

  • Looking forward, looking back

    William Kittredge brings together new and selected essays about life in the West in The Next Rodeo.

  • Making a home for hope

    Laura Paskus interviews Western intellectual, activist and writer Rebecca Solnit.

  • No frigate like a book

    This special issue focuses on books and essays that help us understand the complex, chaotic West.

  • Sounding the alarm for nature

    In Courage for the Earth, editor Peter Matthiessen gathers 14 essays honoring the life and work of Rachel Carson.

  • Western open space: Land of intrinsic worth

    In the anthology Home Land: Ranching and a West That Works, a wide variety of authors argue that ranching is much more than an outmoded “lifestyle.”

  • 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.

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