Items by Chérie Newman

No empathy for traumatized men
No empathy for traumatized men
Review of “The Brightwood Stillness” by Mark Pomeroy.
Beauty and chaos, standing together
Beauty and chaos, standing together
Review of ‘The Carry Home; Lessons from the American Wilderness’ by Gary Ferguson.
Once upon a time in a small town: A review of The Other Shoe
Once upon a time in a small town: A review of The Other Shoe
Matt Pavelich takes what appears to be an ordinary tale about traveling the rural West and turns into something much darker and stranger in his new novel.
Living on faith: A review of The Man Who Quit Money
Living on faith: A review of The Man Who Quit Money
In The Man Who Quit Money, Mark Sundeen tells the story of Daniel Suelo of Moab, Utah, a well-educated idealist who has chosen to dumpster-dive for food and live illegally in public-land caves.
Searching for the truth about American Indians: A review of All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos)
Searching for the truth about American Indians: A review of All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos)
Catherine C. Robbins seeks to go beyond the stereotypes about Native Americans in her essays in All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos).
Reality fiction: a review of What You See in the Dark
Reality fiction: a review of What You See in the Dark
Manuel Muñoz creates a dark mystery inspired by the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's legendary thriller Psycho.
Building a bridge to love: A review of Randy Lopez Goes Home
Building a bridge to love: A review of Randy Lopez Goes Home
Rudolfo Anaya's new novel brings a Chicano man back to his remote New Mexican village.
Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort
Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort
In her new collection of essays, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, Kathleen Dean Moore writes her way to the knowledge that "sorrow is part of the Earth's great cycles."
Regaining identity through restoration
Regaining identity through restoration
Charles Wilkinson’s new book describes how a tribe “terminated” by the federal government fought to regain its identity.
How we got to this place
In Driving on the Rim, Thomas McGuane creates a dark picaresque novel.
Hula on the hill
Hula on the hill
In Butte, Mont., a giant hula dance calls attention to the polluted water in the Berkeley Pit.
Peril in paradise
Peril in paradise
In The Light in High Places, naturalist Joe Hutto considers Wyoming wilderness, bighorn sheep, cowboys and other rare Western species.
Saving the U.S. Forest Service
Saving the U.S. Forest Service
Timothy Egan's new book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, credits early firefighters for saving the Forest Service.
Creating a precedent for forgiveness
Creating a precedent for forgiveness
In Naseem Rakha's novel, The Crying Tree, a woman tries to forgive her son's murderer.
Why some men are the way they are
Why some men are the way they are
Three new short story collections -- Nine Ten Again by Philip Condon, Where The Money Went by Kevin Canty, and Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It -- feature working-class men coping with damaged lives.
Fishing for solace
Fishing for solace
In Yellowstone Autumn, Walter Wetherell describes a short season of solitary fly-fishing and contemplation in Yellowstone National Park.
Shooting a double victory
Shooting a double victory
In Full-Court Quest, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith unearth the story of the American Indian girls of the Fort Shaw basketball team, who starred at the 1904 World’s Fair.
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