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  • Compassionate listening, fierce conversation

    Compassionate listening, fierce conversation

    Photographer Meredith Ogilby and writer Corinne Platt interview 49 Western "heavy-lifters" in their new book, Voices of the American West.

  • 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.

  • A once and future abundance

    In The Living Shore, food writer Rowan Jacobsen’s interest in the vanishing Olympia oyster leads him to a consuming fascination with threatened coastal ecosystems.

  • A scientist's view of change

    A scientist's view of change

    In Of Rock and Rivers, Ellen Wohl, a geomorphologist, reads the story behind the Western landscape.

  • 'Yes' to desire and an end to fear

    'Yes' to desire and an end to fear

    Charles Bowden's new book, Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing, reiterates the bad news of today but declares that times are changing.

  • Confronting life's essentials

    Confronting life's essentials

    Two recent memoirs -- Siesta Lane by Amy Minato and Lift by Rebecca K. O'Connor -- raise questions about the meaning of home, for both humans and falcons.

  • The meat of the matter

    The meat of the matter

    In Righteous Porkchop, Nicolette Hahn Niman takes on factory farming but gives ranching a pass.

  • 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.

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