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  • How we got to this place

    In Driving on the Rim, Thomas McGuane creates a dark picaresque novel.

  • Wait until darkness

    Wait until darkness

    In his debut novel, The Wilding, Benjamin Percy captures our ambiguous attitudes toward the natural world.

  • Truth, lies and poetry

    Reading the short stories and poems in Sherman Alexie's War Dances is like watching an intricate dance.

  • Tough justice, hard fate

    Tough justice, hard fate

    In Brian Hart's first novel, Then Came the Evening, people are trapped in a tragic drama partly of their own making.

  • Discovery and recovery in a Mojave casino town

    Mary Sojourner's new novel, Going Through Ghosts, takes the reader on a journey of love, loss, abandonment and death.

  • What lies beneath?

    What lies beneath?

    The likable characters in the three novellas in Jim Harrison's The Farmer's Daughter are all confronted by loneliness and brutality.

  • Ghosts of Wyoming: A haunted past and present

    The haunting short stories in Alyson Hagy's collection resonate with themes of loss, resignation and hope.

  • A Western state of mind

    A Western state of mind

    The short story anthology Best of the West 2009 is filled with memorable characters and muscular prose.

  • Pulp friction

    Philip Caputo's seventh novel, Crossers, amounts to little more than the literary equivalent of a popcorn flick.

  • A search for meaning in the Pacific Northwest

    A search for meaning in the Pacific Northwest

    Jon Raymond's short-story collection, Livability, is compassionate and quietly devastating.

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