Books

Oceanic photos and call to action
Oceanic photos and call to action
Review of ‘The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest’
A border crossing gone wrong
A border crossing gone wrong
Review of ‘The Jaguar’s Children’ by John Vaillant.
Underdog roboticists
Underdog roboticists
Review of ‘Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream’ by Joshua Davis.
Best little bookstores of the West
Best little bookstores of the West
Plus, readers' favorite books about the region.
Fall is for reading
Fall is for reading
HCN editors’ pick of the best new fiction and non-fiction.
The bloody, brave beginnings of the Northwest
The bloody, brave beginnings of the Northwest
Review of ‘The Bully of Order’ by Brian Hart.
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
A Taxonomy of Landscape
A Taxonomy of Landscape
Interstate and backroad photography with a Barry Lopez essay.
Lay of the land
Lay of the land
Review of ‘How to Read the American West: A Field Guide’ by William Wyckoff
The bomb builders’ wives
The bomb builders’ wives
Review of ‘The wives of Los Alamos’ by Tarashea Nesbit.
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
National Geographic photographer follows in big footsteps.
Mustang modification
Mustang modification
Review of 'The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs.'
An artist’s road to redemption
An artist’s road to redemption
Review of 'The Painter' by Peter Heller.
Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
A subculture of automobiles on the Utah-Nevada desert.