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  • 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.

  • Notes from a place of risk and hope

    In Big Wonderful: Notes from Wyoming, Kevin Holdsworth describes his love for a harsh landscape in essays, poetry and fiction.

  • I fell into a burning ring of fire

    There’s nothing like a campfire to soothe and lift the soul

  • Big yellow taxi — in Duke City

    Yellow Cab is anthropology professor Robert Leonard’s poetic account of his after-dark journeys as a cab driver in Albuquerque

  • Loss and renewal in the Northwest

    Steven Radosevich writes simple, painful, personal essays about the changing landscape of the Pacific Northwest in his new book, Good Wood: Growth, Loss and Renewal.

  • For the love of a river

    In the anthology There’s This River, Christa Sadler gathers the stories of rambunctious river rafters on the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River

  • Prey at the waterhole

    The experience of watching a mountain lion is utterly transformed when the watcher realizes he is the one being watched

  • The merry — and meditative — farmer

    In Blithe Tomato, Mike Madison writes engagingly about working the land on a small farm in California’s Central Valley

  • Empty pods and pleasant graveyards

    In today’s surrealistic world, where language exists only to sell things, barren desert suburbs have names like "Lake Forest" and "WillowDale," while a graveyard is called "Pleasant Valley Cemetery."

  • Between the body and the world

    The creepy glamour of the scientific exhibit Body Worlds 2 – which showcases actual preserved sections of human bodies – never answers the question of how – and where– these people lived

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