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  • 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.

  • Glimpses of the high desert

    Glimpses of the high desert

    The essays in Ellen Waterston's Where the Crooked River Rises pay homage to her home in the high desert of eastern Oregon.

  • The woodpile and me

    The woodpile and me

    Is it ever possible to have too much wood in your woodpile?

  • Voting at the dump

    Voting at the dump

    In rural Idaho, determined voters head out to a muddy dump to cast their ballots.

  • The old ways sink into the earth

    The old ways sink into the earth

    There's something evocative about old farm equipment, which is as rich in memories as it is covered in ancient rust.

  • Advice from the Loser School of Hunting

    Advice from the Loser School of Hunting

    Even a poor student gets a second chance in the Loser School of Hunting, where if at first you don’t succeed, you try, and try again.

  • Raising cows -- and kids -- in the West

    Raising cows -- and kids -- in the West

    In The Family Ranch: Land, Children and Tradition in the American West, Linda Hussa looks at the way modern rural families live their lives.

  • Looking forward, looking back

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

  • Cowboy love, with a generous sprinkling of sugar

    In Crybaby Ranch, novelist Tina Welling tells a romantic story with zest.

  • Home is where the compost is

    Robert Michael Pyle takes us through a year in his small Northwestern community in Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place

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