Books

Survival = Anger x Imagination
Survival = Anger x Imagination
A review of ‘Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend’ by Erika T. Wurth.
A trapper’s tale
A trapper’s tale
Review of ‘Into the Savage Country’ by Shannon Burke.
A lost classic made new
A lost classic made new
Review of “The Story of My Heart by Richard Jefferies: As Rediscovered by Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams.”
New Mexico interregnum
New Mexico interregnum
Review of “Backlands: A Novel of the American West” by Michael McGarrity.
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Review of "Karl Bodmer's America Revisited" by Robert Lindholm.
Finding an inner compass
Finding an inner compass
Review of “Steal the North” by Brittain Bergstrom.
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
A new book explores what the century-old organization looks like today.
A poetic search for a lost father
A poetic search for a lost father
Review of ‘Crow Blue’ Adriana Lisboa.
Social work blues
Social work blues
Review of ‘Fourth of July Creek’ by Smith Henderson.
Hope and futility on the Great Plains
Hope and futility on the Great Plains
Review of ‘Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land’ by Dan O’Brien.
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Photographs from Utah’s Monument Valley to the Petrified Forest.
Speaking art to power
Speaking art to power
Review of ‘Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and And Art in the Changing West’ by Lucy R. Lippard
In defense of the cattle industry
In defense of the cattle industry
A new book flips an old debate on its head.
Review of “The Color of Being Born” by Michael Cadieux
Review of “The Color of Being Born” by Michael Cadieux
Paintings that depict the precarious relationship between humankind and the natural world.
The old ennui
The old ennui
Review of “Funny Once” by Antonya Nelson.
Nowhere left to run
Nowhere left to run
Review of “Point of Direction” by Rachel Weaver
"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.
Michelle Huneven writes about place, addiction and love
Michelle Huneven writes about place, addiction and love
This California author examines lost years and life in the mountains.
A painter and writer uses her art to overcome trauma
A painter and writer uses her art to overcome trauma
Author profile of Japanese-American Lily Havey.
Masters of Dig: A tour of authorial abodes
Masters of Dig: A tour of authorial abodes
Visiting the homes of my favorite writers
A new century with carnivores
A new century with carnivores
Learning to see predators as companions, not competition.