Books

"If there’s squash bugs in heaven, I ain’t staying" by Stacia Spragg-Braude
Writing the unthinkable
Writing the unthinkable
Review of Daniel Olivas’s “Things We Do Not Talk About.”
Mormons, mobilization and the GOP
Mormons, mobilization and the GOP
A new book examines Mormon political activity.
Conservation wisdom from the radical center
Conservation wisdom from the radical center
Review of ‘Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes.’
Encouraging more ‘nerds of color’
Encouraging more ‘nerds of color’
A conversation with L.A. writer Jervey Tervalon.
Best little bookstores of the West
Best little bookstores of the West
Plus, readers' favorite books about the region.
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Review of “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West” by Sarah Alisabeth Fox.
But wait, there’s more
But wait, there’s more
Lit-touring in California and beyond.
Forgetting we live in the desert
Forgetting we live in the desert
Rafael de Grenade on tough landscapes, writing as inquiry and climate change.
Murder in Old San Francisco
Murder in Old San Francisco
Review of ‘Frog Music’ by Emma Donoghue
Sovereign contempt
Sovereign contempt
Review of “Astoria” by Peter Stark.
Metamorphosis in Winnemucca
Metamorphosis in Winnemucca
Review of ‘The Days of Anna Madrigal’ by Armistead Maupin
Reinventing the Sundance Kid
Reinventing the Sundance Kid
Review of 'Sundance: A Novel' by David Fuller