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  • The painful beauty of love

    Melanie Rae Thon's short stories, gathered in her collection In This Light, paint a desolate and tender picture of the West.

  • Good-enough mothers: A review of Wrecker

    Good-enough mothers: A review of Wrecker

    In her second novel, Summer Wood tells the story of a troubled child and the rural, counterculture community that takes him in.

  • A deadly fastball in Denver: A review of The Ringer

    A deadly fastball in Denver: A review of The Ringer

    In her debut novel, The Ringer, Jenny Shank brings to life two troubled families haunted by violence in Denver.

  • The dark corners of the heart: A review of Volt

    The short stories in Alan Heathcock's collection, Volt, bring the troubled inhabitants of a small town vividly to life.

  • Thirteen ways of looking at a mushroom cloud

    Thirteen ways of looking at a mushroom cloud

    Ann Ronald's Friendly Fallout 1953 is an experiment in literary fission that describes 11 actual nuclear detonations through the eyes of mostly fictional characters.

  • 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.

  • Excavating John

    Excavating John

    Kate Niles' wry and compassionate novel The Book of John tracks the travails of an archaeologist named John Gregory Wayne Thompson.

  • Tribute to a prickly icon

    Tribute to a prickly icon

    Both fans and critics contemplate the life and legacy of Edward Abbey in a special issue of the Western literary and arts journal Matter.

  • Writing in tradition

    In her first short story collection, From the Hilltop, Toni Jensen relies on her Metis heritage to explore American Indian life off the reservation.

  • 'The music of men's lives'

    'The music of men's lives'

    In his new novel, Work Song, Ivan Doig describes the struggle between mine owners and union activists in post-WWI Butte, Mont.

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